Ordered outside her seven rivals, Monkey on My Wheel-as the just-above-even-money favorite-settled in third as 32-1 rank outsider Fast and Feisty () and Classy Lane Rose ( ) played leapfrog on the lead.
After a :27.4 opening quarter-mile and :57.1 intermission, Monkey on My Wheel was back on the case. She took out after Classy Lane Rose in out of a 1:25 three-quarters, tackling that one through the final turn. Monkey on My Wheel finally gained the upper hoof, then held off a passing lane Fast and Feisty by a scant nose in 1:53.4.
Hula's Z Tam (Pat Lachance) was third, with Fashion Mystery () and Classy Lane Rose settling for the small change.
For "Monkey," a 6-year-old homebred daughter ofowned by Mac Nichol and trained by , she returned $4.10 for her fifth win in 13 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $64.50, with the triple returning $281.50.
The week's marquee trot was strictly a two-speed number as 11-10 choice favorite-starting from post position No. 5-work around Tober (Holland). The mare Frau Blucher (Sears) settled third in her local debut. Early intervals of :27.1 and :56 left several gaps among the rest of the gang.
held sway through a 1:24.3 three-quarters, taking a couple of lengths into the lane. He held Tober at bay, winning by a length in 1:54.3...matching the fastest local trot mile of the season.
Lorenzo Dream (Dan Dube) rallied well to grab third-beaten 5Â¼ lengths--with Awesome Valley (Carlson) and Frau Blucher rounding out the payees.
For, a 5-year-old (unraced last season) statebred son of co-owned by Clare Semer and Legendary Standard Farm and trained by , he returned $4.30 for his first win in four '14 tries. The exacta (two wagering favorites) paid $11.60, the triple returned $133.50 and the superfecta paid $460.50.
The Raceway's five-night-per-week live schedule--along with evening simulcasting--goes on hiatus after Saturday's card, which includes the $300,000 final of the Art Rooney Pace (3-eyar-old colts/geldings) and $124,744 Lismore Pace (3-year-old fillies). Afternoon simulcasting remains available daily. Live racing/evening simulcasting returns Friday, June 13th.
by Frank Drucker, for Yonkers Raceway