Yonkers Raceway's pair of Friday night $44,000 open handicaps for trotters and distaff pacers were won by favoured Blacktuxwhitesocks (George Brennan, $4.10) in 1:54.3 and Feeling You (Eric Goodell, $11.40) in 1:52.4.
The trotting feature saw Blacktuxwhitesocks, leaving from post position six, prevail in a solid, two-move effort. He edged away from leader (:28.2, :57.4, 1:26) Wuthering Hanover (Jim Pantaleano) late, winning by a neck.
Sing Jesse Sing (Jason Bartlett), Big Sky Storm (Jordan Stratton) and Flex The Muscle (Jeff Gregory) grabbed the small change. Last week's winner, Fox Valley Iliad (Larry Stalbaum), could not survive the odyssey of a first-turn break.
For Blacktuxwhitesocks, a five-year-old statebred Credit Winner gelding co-owned (as American Viking Racing Stable) by trainer Trond Smedshammer and Purple Haze Stables, it was his fifth win in 13 seasonal starts. The exactor paid $45.80, and the triactor returned $235.50.
The event for lasses saw Feeling You overcome the eight-hole and take it the distance, with intervals along the way of :27.1, :56.2 and 1:24.3. Rock N Soul (Bartlett), was a pocket second, beaten a length, and Naughtytiltheend (Brent Holland), Southwind Jazmin (Gregory) and last week's victress, Lighting Treausre (Dan Dube) rounded out the payees.
For Feeling You, a five-year-old daughter of Cambest trained by Amber Buter for co-owners Gallicchio Racing Stable, Tyler Buter and Vincent Cannella, she's now eight-for-19 this season. The exactor paid $40, the triactor returned $276.50, and the superfecta paid $1,498.