The series, for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares, culminated with a 1-9 parimutuel entry in the form of Doo Wee Rusty (, post 1) and Hobe Sound ( , post 2).
It was "Rusty" outsprinting everyone before a :27.4 opening quarter-mile. Macharoundtheclock, leaving from post position No. 4, found himself sequestered, while A Sham of Amber ( ) was adroitly away in third.
A soft, :31.1 second quarter (:59 half) figured to serve the leader well as his partner, Hobe Sound, moved from fourth. That one actually poked a head in front at the 1:28.1 three-quarters, with Mattie Terror Girl () second-over.
Doo Wee Rusty battled back to put her nose first turning for home, but no matter...both halves of the entry were toast. Macharoundtheclock, carried the lane, zipped inside and drew off. The final margin was a length-and-a-half in 1:57.
Mattie Terror Girl raced very credibly from the eight-hole to grab second, with Road Bet (Dan Dube), So Long My Love () and Cloris Hanover ( ) grabbing the final pay envelopes. Hobe Sound, a Sham of Amber and Doo Wee Rusty rounded out the order.
"The fractions played to the leader, but at the same time, kept a lot of us in striking distance," Zeron said. "Once she saw the passing lane, she just took off."
For Macharoundtheclock, a 4-year-old homebred daughter ofowned by Birnam Wood Farms and trained by , she returned $22.40 (second choice) for her fourth win in six seasonal starts. The exacta paid $130, with the triple returning $500.
A pair of series consolations, worth $25,000 and $12,500, respectively, were won by It's a Miracle (Brennan, $5.60) in a life-best 1:54.3 and Wednesday's Whim (Brennan again, $10) in 1:55.3
The $67,400 final of the Sagamore Hill Pacing Series, for 3- and 4-year-olds of the male persuasion, goes Tuesday night. Note that since no one took down Monday night's Pick-5, Tuesday's wager-which usually has a $10,000 guaranteed pool----shall now offers a $25,000 guaranteed pool...complete with a $7,907.68 carryover.
The Pick-5 is a 50-cent base wager on races 5 through 9 nightly. Program pages for Tuesday's quintet are available at www.yonkersraceway.com.
by Frank Drucker, for Yonkers Raceway