Yonkers, NY – Yonkers Raceway’s Pick-5 on Monday night (Sept. 13) started with a $7,549.19 carryover and $42,023 worth of new money poured into the pool. However, a run of upsets during the sequence left only Rockapelo covered in the final leg, and when he was defeated, there were no winning tickets.
As a result, on Tuesday night (Sept. 14), there will be a carryover of $41,168.32 carryover and a $125,000 guaranteed pool in the wager.
The guarantee in the Pick-5 is being offered as part of the U.S. Trotting Association’s Strategic Wagering Program. Free past performances for the Pick-5, courtesy of TrackMaster, will be available here.
The Pick-5, which begins in race five, has a takeout rate of 20 percent.
One of the surprises in Monday’s Pick-5 came in the featured $48,000 Open Handicap Pace. Funatthebeach N (Jordan Stratton), making his debut for trainer Jeff Gillis and owner Mark Ford after being claimed for $75,000 last Monday (Sept. 6), raced in fourth through fractions of :27.2, :56.4, and 1:24.2 set by Western Fame (Dan Dube), then swung out three-wide off the cover of Bronx Seelster (George Brennan) turning for home.
Funatthebeach N, a 7-year-old Somebeachsomewhere gelding, surged by the leaders in mid-stretch and then drew clear to win by two lengths in 1:52. Bronx Seelster wrestled second away from Western Fame, and American Courage (Matt Kakaley), the lone 3-year-old in the field, was fourth after following Funatthebeach N.
This was Funatthebeach N’s 21st career victory, and he has now earned $241,939. Sent off at 7-1, he paid $16 and was atop a $57.50 ($2) exacta and a $320.50 ($2) trifecta.
Tuesday night’s 12-race program at Yonkers gets underway at 7:15 p.m.