Yankee B Something Upsets in Oak Grove Feature

Driver Marcus Miller perched Yankee B Something into a two-hole ride and pounced on the money to cash at odds of 14-1 in the $50,000 Fillies & Mares Open Pace at Oak Grove Racing, Gaming & Hotel on Monday (July 8). 

Miller sent Yankee B Something forward from post 5 for the front and yielded for a ride behind odds-on favorite Hungry For Love (driven by Devon Tharps) past a :26.1 first quarter. Hungry For Love then coasted along through a :55.2 half and to three-quarters in 1:23 as she and Yankee B Something scooted well clear of the competition turning for home. Miller angled Yankee B Something outside for the stretch drive, gathered momentum and surged past Hungry For Love in the final yards to win by 1-1/4 lengths in 1:51.1 while Marloe Hanover (Joey Putnam) rallied off a parked mile to finish third, another three lengths behind, and Ainthesamewithoutu (Marvin Luna) took fourth. 

Jimmy Watson trains Yankee B Something, a 4-year-old daughter of Always B Miki, for owner Douglas Davis. She won her 11th race from 43 starts, has now banked $157,041 and paid $30.02 to win. 

Live racing resumes at Oak Grove on Tuesday (July 9) with a 12-race card starting at 3 p.m. (CDT). Tuesday’s card will feature a carryover in the Early Pick 5, starting in Race 1, worth $830.47. Free program pages for every race day, courtesy of TrackMaster, are available on the Oak Grove Racing website (https://www.oakgrovegaming.com/racing/handicapping-resources/).

Yankee B Something and Marcus Miller winning the $50,000 Fillies & Mares Open Pace at Oak Grove