Yonkers, NY--Yonkers Raceway's pair of Friday night (Jan. 18) $33,000 Open Handicaps--Pace for the ladies and Trot who all RSVP'd in time--were won by odds-on favorite Economy Terror (Mark MacDonald, $3.80) and second-up Zooming (Tyler Buter, $14.60).
As the 9-10 favorite, Economy Terror--from post position No. 7--was the line leaver. She easily worked around pole-sitting palm Patrol (Larry Stalbaum) before a 28-second opening quarter-mile.
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|Economy Terror won the Open Handicap Pace in 1:54.|
From there, it was a cheap (57.1) half before Ramalama (Matt Kakaley) moved from sixth. That one provided just mild prompting in and out of a 1:25.3 three-quarters, with Economy Terror widening to 2-¼ lengths turning for home.
The final margin was a length in 1:54. Ramalama fought the good fight and was the best of the rest, with Palm Patrol, last week's winner, Ideal in Vegas (Brian Sears) and Rockaround Sue (Jordan Stratton) rounding out the payees.
For millionairess Economy Terror, a 5-year-old daughter of Western Terror co-owned by Chuck Pompey, Howard Taylor and Edwin Gold and trained by Chris Oakes, it was her first win in two seasonal starts. The exacta (two wagering choices) paid $9.10, with the triple returning $55.50.
The week's marquee trot had some early happenstance, as Super Manning (Kakaley), then slight 2-1 favorite Likeabatoutahell (Sears) both did the dance of the doomed.
Lorenzo Dream (Eric Goodell) had made the lead, with early intervals of 27.4 and 57.4. Son Of Nordic (George Brennan) was pocketed, while Bob N Tony (MacDonald) was away third. War Cry Hall (Jason Bartlett) offered a stern challenge uncovered from fourth, with Zooming--from post No. 7--behind that one.
Lorenzo Dream maintained and short advantage in and out of a 1:26.4 three-quarters, but his longshot intruder would not go away. War Cry Hall would win the battle against the leader early in the lane, but Zooming was going by. He whipped his tow going away, the final margin a length-and-half in 1:55.4.
Melady's Monet (Dan Dube) closed to grab the bottom of the ticket, with Bob N Tony and a tiring "Lorenzo" settling for the remainder.
For fifth choice Zooming, a 6-year-old Classic Photo gelding co-owned his driver, Stephen Oldford and Oldford Farms and trained by Amber Buter, it was his first win in a pair of '14 tries. The exacta paid $132.50, the triple returned $640 and the superfecta paid $7,703.