Yonkers Raceway's stakes agenda continues next week, led by a pair of rich series finals.
Monday night, the $66,400 finale of the Petticoat Pacing Series for three- and four-year-old fillies and mares goes as the sixth race.
Sir Jillian Z Tam (Pat Lachance) won the draw and was given the mantle of morning-line favourite on the strength of wins in her last two series prelim efforts. The four-year-old daughter of Bettors Delight, co-owned (with Z Tam Racing and Ira Rosenblum) and trained by Lachance, is four for eight this season.
Look Annie Hall (George Brennan, post three), Vy Hanover (Jordan Stratton, post four) and Southwind Trini (Cat Manzi, post five) are among the formidable foes.
Tuesday night, it's the richest local race of the season to date, the $70,400 final of the Sagamore Hill Pacing Series for three- and four-year-old colts and geldings going as the sixth race.
Early favouritism was given to Cam B Zipper (Jason Bartlett, post three), one of two combatants to sweep all three preliminary legs. The four-year-old Cammibest gelding, co-owned by Allen Kaplan, Howard Taylor, Rojan and LA Express Stables and trained by Mike Hall, is nearing a quarter-million dollars in career earnings.
Avenue Hanover (Dan Dube, post seven), also three for three in the trials, has won a third of his 27 career starts. The four-year-old son of Cams Card Shark is owned and trained by Mark Silva.
Stakes/series action continues next weekend, with round three of both the Blue Chip Matchmaker and George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series set for Friday and Saturday, respectively.