Cherokee's Boy Tops Gotham Field
Date Posted: 3/14/2003 5:59:14 PM
Last Updated: 3/15/2003 6:30:12 PM

Colita, one of 11 entered in the Gotham Stakes.
Photo: NYRA/Adam Coglianese
Headed by Cherokee's Boy, a field of 11 has been entered for Sunday's Gotham Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct, a traditional prep for the track's grade I Wood Memorial on April 12.

Since racing at Aqueduct is still on the inner track due to inclement weather that has impacted the main track, the Gotham will be run at 1-mile-and-70-yards around two turns. It was initially scheduled for 1 mile around one turn on the main track.

Maryland-based Cherokee's Boy, a multiple stakes winner with earnings of more than $309,00, is seeking his third consecutive victory in the Gotham.

The field, in post position order (with jockeys and weight), for the Gotham, which will be shown live on ESPN2 beginning at 4:30 p.m. (Eastern), is:

1--Midnight Charlie, Heberto Castillo Jr., 116
2--Grey Comet, Aaron Gryder, 120
3--Alysweep, Richard Migliore, 120
4--Mustbeinthefrontrow, C. C. Lopez, 116
5--Spite the Devil, Mike Luzzi, 116
6--Torre and Zim, Norberto Arroyo Jr., 116
7--Max Forever, Javier Castellano, 116
8--Colita, Jorge Chavez, 116
9--Gimmeawink, Tony Black, 120
10--New York Hero, Luis Castillo, 116
11--Cherokee's Boy, Ryan Fogelsonger, 120


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