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San Domino wins Yonkers open pace

October 06, 2019
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San Domino A (Jason Bartlett, $17.40) escaped unscathed Saturday night (Oct. 5), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $42,000 Open Pace.
 
It was a strangely-contested contested, with 3-5 choice Mac’s Jackpot (Brent Holland)—from post position No. 2—in no hurry early.
 
He was set to get away fourth until one leaver, Benhope Rulz N (Shaun Valle) broke, wiping out another leaver, I’marocnrollegend N (George Brennan).
 
Mac’s Jackpot then defaulted into a pocket behind pole longshot Highland Tartan (Dan Dube) before a :26.1 opening quarter mile. Continuingly content to sit, Mac’s Jackpot saw Highland Tartan find a :55.1 intermission.    
 
San Domino A, away third from post No. 3, then moved to engage Highland Tartan. As the former was overhauling the latter before a 1:22.4 three-quarters, Mac’s Jackpot seemed to want to extricate himself from the cones. With The Real One (Pat Lachance) to his outside, Mac’s Jackpot couldn’t go anywhere, eventually dropping back noticeably.
 
Meanwhile, San Domino A opened to two lengths off the final turn, disposing of The Real One by a length in 1:50.4. Highland Tartan held third, with Theartofconfusion A (Austin Siegelman) and Havefaithinme N (Eric Goodell) settling for the minors.
 
Four fourth choice San Domino A, a 6-year-old Somebeachsomewhere gelding trained by Andrew Harris for co-owners Joe P Racing and Oldford Racing, it was his fifth win in 14 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $110, the triple paid $447 and the superfecta paid $1,625. 
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