Mostinterestingman wins Yonkers Open
December 02, 2018
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Yonkers Raceway’s Sunday (Dec. 2) matinee saw a down-the-road Mostinterestingman (Austin Siegelman, $11) winning the featured—and ‘sloppy’--$44,000 Open Handicap Trot.
The Sunday feature went at the flat mile, one race after the seven added-distance ‘French’ trots.
The intervals were :27.3, :57.3, 1:26.3, 1:55.4 as Mostinterestingman—from post position No. 4--never had an anxious moment. Jack Vernon (Dan Dube) rushed up around a breaking 8-5 favorite Celebrity Ruth (Trond Smedshammer) to grab the early pocket around another misbehaver in Crazy About Pat (Jordan Stratton).
New Heaven (Joe Bongiorno) did not get close moving first-up from fourth as Mostinterestingman had 2¼ lengths in and out of the final turn. He finished it off by three lengths, with Jack Vernon coming back to get second. New Heaven, Royal Bachelor (Eric Abbatiello) and Andy Ray (Jason Bartlett) picked off the minors.
For third choice Mostinterestingman, a 5-year-old Manofmanymissions gelding co-owned by (trainer) Ricky Bucci and Richard Solano, it was his eighth win in 38 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $74.50, the triple returned $860 and the superfecta paid $5,358. (Yonkers)