Day At The Track

Mostinterestingman takes $44,000 Open

12:44 PM 03 Dec 2018 NZDT
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Mostinterestingman, a 5-year-old Manofmanymissions gelding co-owned by (trainer) Ricky Bucci and Richard Solano
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YONKERS, NY, Sunday, December 2, 2018 - Yonkers Raceway's Sunday (Dec. 2nd) harness racing matinee saw a down-the-road Mostinterestingman (Austin Siegelman, $11) winning the featured-and 'sloppy'--$44,000 Open Handicap Trot

The Sunday feature went at the flat mile, one race after the seven added-distance 'French' trots.

The intervals were :27.3, :57.3, 1:26.3, 1:55.4 as Mostinterestingman-from post position No. 4--never had an anxious moment. Jack Vernon (Dan Dube) rushed up around a breaking 8-5 favorite Celebrity Ruth (Trond Smedshammer) to grab the early pocket around another misbehaver in Crazy About Pat (Jordan Stratton).

New Heaven (Joe Bongiorno) did not get close moving first-up from fourth as Mostinterestingman had 2¼ lengths in and out of the final turn. He finished it off by three lengths, with Jack Vernon coming back to get second. New Heaven, Royal Bachelor (Eric Abbatiello) and Andy Ray (Jason Bartlett) picked off the minors.

For third choice Mostinterestingman, a 5-year-old Manofmanymissions gelding co-owned by (trainer) Ricky Bucci and Richard Solano, it was his eighth win in 38 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $74.50, the triple returned $860 and the superfecta paid $5,358.

Aqueduct was 'fogged out' Sunday, and with it this week's scheduled revival of the 'New York, New York Double'.

The next Sunday matinee is Dec. 16th (final program of season, post time TBA).

YONKERS’ MONDAY PICK 5 FEATURES $1,500 CARRYOVER, 10G GUARANTEE                        

A friendly reminder from Yonkers Raceway that Monday evening’s (Dec. 3rd ) Pick 5 wager starts with a carryover of $1,540.12 and a $10,000 guaranteed pool. The guarantee is in conjunction with the U.S. Trotting Association’s Strategic Wagering Program.

The Pick 5 is a 50-cent base wager comprising races 6 through 10 Monday night. It has no consolation payoff, meaning if no one selects all five winners (as was the case Sunday afternoon), the entire pool (minus takeout) moves to the next racing program.

Frank Drucker

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