04/01/2014 8:54AM

Yonkers: Zeron takes Petticoat final; Pick five carryover on Tuesday


Macharoundtheclock (Scott Zeron) pounced from the pocket Monday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $63,000 final of the Petticoat Pacing Series.

The series, for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares, culminated with a 1-9 pari-mutuel entry in the form of Doo Wee Rusty (George Brennan, post 1) and Hobe Sound (Brian Sears, post 2).

It was “Rusty” outsprinting everyone before a 27 4/5 opening quarter-mile. Macharoundtheclock, leaving from post position No. 4, found himself sequestered in the pocket, while A Sham of Amber (Jason Bartlett) was adroitly away in third.

A soft, 31 1/5 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 1/5 three-quarters, with Mattie Terror Girl (Andy Miller) 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 zipped up the 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 (Jordan Stratton) and Cloris Hanover (Tyler Buter) 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 of Mach Three owned by Birnam Wood Farms and trained by Larry Remmen, 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 3/5 and Wednesday’s Whim (Brennan again, $10) in 1:55 3/5

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-five, Tuesday’s wager—which usually has a $10,000 guaranteed poolshall now offer a $25,000 guaranteed pool and a $7,907.68 carryover.