Yonkers, NY – The two richest local races of 2019 to date go next Monday (March 25) and Tuesday (March 26), with Yonkers Raceway hosting the finals of the Petticoat and Sagamore Hill Pacing Series. Monday night’s $58,000 finale of the Petticoat is listed as the eighth race.
Though both series were open to 3- and 4-year-olds with limited resumes, only the ‘elder’ lasses qualified for the final of the Petticoat.
Ella is Awesome (Joe Bongiorno, post one), Odds on Ashley (Matt Kakaley, post four), Robyn Camden (Dexter Dunn, post six) and Cabowabocuttie (Jordan Stratton, post seven) all come in having won twice in three preliminary-leg tries. The latter pair won their races in succession entering the final.
Robyn Camden, a daughter of Art Professor owned (as Enzed Racing Stable) and trained by Nifty Norman, has been solid all season, with four wins (all here) and three seconds in seven tries ($52,500).
Cabowabocuttie, a Big Jim miss co-owned by (trainer Ricky Bucci) and Blue Meadow Farm, threw down a series-best 1:54 effort two starts ago. She enters with three (local) wins in nine ’19 tries ($42,480).
Parkin’ in Heaven (Tyler Buter, post two), Bye Hanover (George Brennen, post three), Catch an Ace (Jason Bartlett, post five) and Ghosttothepost (Yannick Gingras, post eight) round out the octet.
A $30,000 series consolation was carded as the sixth race.
Tuesday night, the $60,200 tribute to Teddy Roosevelt affectionately known as the Sagamore Hill is listed as the sixth race.
What to do with Sharp Action Money (Driver TBA, post seven)? His three series starts were open-length wins as odds-on favorite twice and open-length lead as odds-on favorite…before jumping it off.
The 4-year-old Sportswriter gelding, co-owned (as Burke Racing) by (trainer) Ron Burke, Weaver Bruscemi, M1 and RTC Stables, has those two wins in six seasonal starts. He did carry a big stick, earning more than $110,000 as 3-year-old.
Sharp Action Money is coupled with Cheese Melt (Gingras, post one). The 4-year-old Betterthancheddar gelding, co-owned (as Burke Racing) by (trainer) Burke and Weaver Bruscemi, had a win, a second and a third in his three series legs.
Co-owner (as Allard Racing) and trainer Rene Allard also sends a paired entry in the form of Prologue (Jim Marohn Jr., post four) and Western Beachboy (Brennan, post six).
The latter, a 4-year-old Somebeachsomewhere gelding, threw it down a week ago, a down-the-road, nearly-10-length win in a life-best 1:52.
On Accident (Stratton, post two) was the beneficiary—to the tune of 45-1—of Sharp Action Money’s transgression in his last start. The lone 3-year-old in either final, the Well Said gelding broke his maiden in this series as a 16-1 pole proposition. Frank Chick owns and Kevin Lare trains.
The roster is completed by Yeahnah (Troy Beyer, post three), Declan Seelster (Bongiorno, post five) and Bettor Than Spring (Kakaley, post eight).
A $30,000 series consolation goes as the eighth race (Tuesday’s changes shall be made tonight).