11/01/2004 1:00AM

Macaw's drought ends


Macaw hasn't forgotten how to win after all.

Winless in 16 consecutive races since he was brought over from Europe two years ago, the 5-year-old Macaw ($22.60) outgamed three other horses at the wire in the $60,000 John Henry Stakes at The Meadowlands.

Making only his second start since being transferred to trainer Angel Penna from Barclay Tagg's string, Macaw got up by a neck over the 5-2 favorite, Dreadnaught, covering 1 3/8 miles on firm turf in 2:14.20.

Revved Up was another head back in third.

It was Macaw's first victory since August 2002 in England.

In the co-featured $65,000 Alysheba, Roaring Fever ($6.60) returned from a two-month layoff to draw off to a 2 3/4-length victory over Long Term Success. Roaring Fever, ridden by Eibar Coa for trainer Mark Hennig, was timed in 1:41.83 for 1 1/16 miles on the main track.