A.P. Andie Wins Correction at 52-1
Updated: Saturday, February 1, 2003 6:33 PM
(from track report)
Posted: Saturday, February 1, 2003 6:33 PM
Bruce Garafolo's A.P. Andie, unraced since November, shot through a hole near the rail and overtook favored Shawklit Mint to win Saturday's six-furlong Correction Handicap for fillies and mares at Aqueduct.
A winner of one race last year and five of 29 career starts entering the race, A.P. Andie returned $107.50 for each $2 win ticket.
A.P. Andie, a 5-year-old Star de Naskra mare, was the final leg of the Pick 6. No one picked six, thus contributing to a carryover for Sunday of $150,617.88.
The winner had to wait out an objection by jockey Mike Luzzi on fourth-place finisher Saskya, who alleged interference by the eventual winner at the three-eighths pole. The objection was not allowed.
"My horse tried to get out a little bit in the final furlong," said jockey Luis Chavez, who picked up the mount late for what became his third winner of the afternoon. "It wasn't much. I think she was looking at the grandstand. She ran an awesome race today. I'm proud of her."
Longshot Golden Made made the early lead, getting the first quarter in :23 1/5, while pursued by Shawklit Mint and Redhead Riot. With a quarter of a mile to go, Shawklit Mint took the lead, but A.P. Andie had plenty of room inside and came home a 1 ¼-length winner in 1:11.
It was her third win in eight starts on Aqueduct's inner track, where she also has a second and a third.
"She's a decent filly," said winning trainer Jason Servis. "I think she doesn't want to be rushed and sent. We've taught her how to settle, and we've put a lot of work getting her to come from off the pace. Nobody wanted to ride her."
Golden Made was third in the nine-horse field.
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