FORMER Australian San Domino escaped unscathed winning Yonkers Raceway’s $42,000 Open Pace last night.
It was a strangely-contested contested, with 3-5 choice Mac’s Jackpot — from post position two — in no hurry early.
He was set to get away fourth until one-leaver, Benhope Rulz broke, wiped out another leaver, I’marocnrollegend.
Mac’s Jackpot then defaulted into a pocket behind pole long shot Highland Tartan before a 26.1-second opening quarter mile.
Continuingly content to sit, Mac’s Jackpot saw Highland Tartan find a 55.1-second intermission.
San Domino, away third from post three, then moved to engage Highland Tartan.
As the former was overhauling the latter before a 1:22.4 three-quarters, Mac’s Jackpot was in desperate need of an opening.
With The Real One to his outside, Mac’s Jackpot couldn’t go anywhere, eventually dropping back noticeably.
Meanwhile, San Domino opened two-length off the final turn before disposing of The Real One by a length in 1:50.4.
Highland Tartan held third, with another for Aussie Theartofconfusion fourth.
Four fourth choice San Domino, a Somebeachsomewhere gelding trained by Andrew Harris for co-owners Joe P Racing and Oldford Racing, it was his fifth win in 14 seasonal starts.
- FRANK DRUCKER