Saturday is the best day of racing at Aqueduct's fall meet. The grade I, $350,000 Cigar Mile features the best milers in the country, while the grade II, $200,000 Remsen is an important stop on the road to next year's Kentucky Derby, as 2-year-olds will go nine furlongs around two turns. Two-year-old fillies will also be running for $200,000 in the Remsen's counterpart, the grade II Demoiselle.
It is an especially big day for trainer Bobby Frankel, whose horses have earned nearly $17 million this year. A big day Saturday, coupled with a strong effort by Lido Palace in Friday's Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs, would go a long way to help Frankel in his quest to break the all-time, single-year earnings record of $17,842,358 set by Hall of Fame trainer D.
Wayne Lukas in 1988. Through Tuesday, Frankel's earnings this year were $16,618,284.The field for Saturday's graded stakes at Aqueduct:Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II), 1 1/8 miles, 2-year-old fillies:PP.--HORSE/TRAINER/JOCKEY/WGT.
1--Roar Emotion/Jose Martin/John Velazquez/115
2--Savedbythelight/Richard Violette Jr.--Richard Migliore/115
3--Feisty Step/Nick Zito/Jorge Chavez/115
4--Ladyecho/John Servis/Mike Luzzi/115
5--Maria's Mojo/Mary Hartman/Aaron Gryder/115
6--Fircroft/--Rusty Arnold/Jean-Luc Samyn/119
7--Lets Just Do It/James Casey/Michael Pindell/117
8--Bonay/--Randy Schulhofer--Edgar Prado/115
9--Summer Scene/Bobby Frankel/Jerry Bailey/115
10--Xtra Heart/Jennifer Pedersen--Javier Castellano/115
--Savedbythelight and Bonay will race with blinkers.Remsen Stakes (gr. II), 1 1/8 miles, $200,000, 2-year-oldsPP.--HORSE/TRAINER/JOCKEY/WGT.
1--Outer Reef/John Kimmel/Edgar Prado/116
2--Empire Maker/Bobby Frankel/Jerry Bailey/116
3--Toccet/--John Scanlan/Jorge Chavez/122
4--One Colony/Mark Hennig/Aaron Gryder/120
5--Bham/--Todd Pletcher/John Velazquez/116
6--Wacky for Love--Keith Sirota/Tommy Turner/116
7--Celtic Memories--Stanley Hough/Shaun Bridgmohan/116
8--Title Contender/Stanley Hough/Javier Castellano/116Cigar Mile (gr. I), $350,000, 1 mile, 3-year-olds and upPP.--HORSE/TRAINER/JOCKEY/WGT.
1--Bonapaw/Norman Miller/Gerard Melancon/117
2--Resolve/Bruce Levine/Richard Migliore/112
3--Harlan's Holiday--Todd Pletcher/John Velazquez/116
4--Crafty C. T. /Howard Zucker--Patrick Valenzuela/117
5--Congaree/Bob Baffert/Jerry Bailey/119
6--Aldebaran/Bobby Frankel/Jorge Chavez/116
7--Red Bullet/Joe Orseno/Edgar Prado/116
8--Windsor Castle/Frank Alexander--Javier Castellano/113
9--Griffinite/Jennifer Pedersen--Jose Bermudez/112
10--Multiple Choice--Jimmy Jerkens/Mike Luzzi/114
--Harlan's Holiday will race with blinkers.
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