Mac's Beach Boy takes Yonkers Open Pace
March 15, 2015
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Favored Mac's Beach Boy (Pat Lachance, $5.60) prevailed from a soggy pocket Saturday night, annexing Yonkers Raceway's $35,000 Open Pace.
Winning the blind draw, Mach's Beach Boy was only going to allow one horse to outleave him, and that one wasWarrawee Needy(Mark MacDonald). Beach Memories was summarily stuffed into a three-hole before a :27.4 opening quarter-mile. After a 56.4 intermission, BeachMemories was trying his luck again, going to challenge "Needy" by the 1:24.2 three-quarters.
Warrawee Needy appeared to have some nighttime daylight, owning a length-and-a-half lead into the lane. However, Mach's Beach Boy dove into a damp passing lane and went by. He edged away by a couple of lengths in 1:52.4. Beach Memories held third, with a rallying Pancetta (Brian Sears) and Fat Man's Alley (Jason Bartlett) earning the minor moolah.
For Mach's Beach Boy, a 6-year-old Mach Three gelding co-owned by Dan Mogridge and Jeffrey Osborne, it was his fourth win in eight seasonal starts. The exacta paid $13, with the triple (three wagering favorites in order) returning $28.60. (Yonkers)