Yonkers, NY---Montana Pablo A (Ron Pierce) prevailed from second-over Saturday night (March 15), winning Yonkers Raceway's Ides of March $22,000 featured high-conditioned pace.
|Photo by Mayra Escamilla|
|Montana Pablo A won the Yonkers feature in 1:52.3.|
Away fourth from position No. 4, Montana Pablo A saw 17-10 favorite Sapphire City (Eric Carlson) control the intervals of 27.3 and :56.1. Aracache Hanover (George Brennan) then moved from third, with Montana Pablo A tailing.
It was Sapphire City leading in and out of a 1:24.3 three-quarters, with Aracache Hanover turning up the assault entering the lane. Montana Pablo A went wide, with 36-1 Rock To Glory (Jordan Stratton) skimming the cones inside. Outside whipped inside by a neck in a season's-best 1:52.3. Here We Go Again was third, with Sapphire City and Glass Prince (Brian Sears) rounding out the payees.
Pierce and Sears each had four winners on the 12-race card.
For Montana Pablo A, a 7-year-old Down Under Blissfull Hall gelding owned by Joe Muscara and trained by Darren Cassar, he returned $12.20 (fourth choice) for his fourth win in eight seasonal starts. The exacta paid $264, with the triple returning $1,767.