Finals Set For Petticoat, Sagamore Hill

Published: March 21, 2019 11:35 pm EDT

The two richest local races of 2019 to date go next Monday and Tuesday, 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 three- and four-year-olds with limited resumes, only the ‘elder’ lasses qualified for the final of the Petticoat.

Ellis Is Awesome (Joe Bongiorno, post 1), Odds On Ashley (Matt Kakaley, post 4), Robyn Camden (Dexter Dunn, post 6) and Cabowabocuttie (Jordan Stratton, post 7) 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 2), Bye Hanover (George Brennan, post 3), Catch An Ace (Jason Bartlett, post 5) and Ghosttothepost (Yannick Gingras, post 8) 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 listed as the sixth race.

What to do with Sharp Action Money (Driver TBA, post 7)? His three series starts were open-length win as odds-on favourite, open-length win as odds-on favourite and open-length lead as odds-on favourite…before jumping it off.

The four-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 three-year-old.

Sharp Action Money is coupled with Cheese Melt (Gingras, post 1). The four-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 4) and Western Beachboy (Brennan, post 6).

The latter, a four-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 2) was the beneficiary—to the tune of 45-1—of Sharp Action Money’s transgression in his last start.

The lone three-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 3), Declan Seelster (Bongiorno, post 5) and Bettor Than Spring (Kakaley, post 8).

A $30,000 series consolation goes as the eighth race.

(Yonkers)

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