The series is for progeny of stallions standing in New York.
In the juvenile filly division, the Fifth Avenue, Obviously NY Stable’s Canadian Ballet held off Sweet Bama Breeze by a half-length.
Under jockey Alan Garcia, the City Zip filly scored her second win in four career starts for trainer Linda Rice and covered six furlongs on the fast main track in 1:11.14. She returned $18.80. Noble Fire finished third.
The Great White Way Division for juvenile colts and geldings went to Gold Square’s odds-on favorite Spanky Fischbein. The 1-2 choice wore down front-running Piquante Cat for a half-length victory in the six-furlong sprint.
The win was the second for the Hook and Ladder ridgling, who also ended a three-race string of runner-up finishes. Trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by jockey John Velazquez, Spanky Fischbein returned $3 to win while clocking 1:10.16 on a fast main track. Fort Drum finished third.
-- Red Zipper rallied down the center on the turf course to win the $75,000 Cormorant Division by three lengths, giving jockey Eibar Coa his third winner of the day.
The 9-5 favorite, a 4-year-old City Zip gelding, completed the 1 1/16-mile distance over “good” going in 1:46.47 for his sixth win in 16 lifetime starts. Owned by Jeffrey Tucker and trained by John Morrison, Red Zipper paid $5.70. Pa Pa Do finished second, with Theconfidenceman third.
The Cormorant was the last of six races in the New York Stallion Series.
-- Hedgewick Stable’s Tamberino went gate-to-wire and won the $75,000 Staten Island Division, a seven-furlong sprint for fillies and mares, in 1:23.14. Trained by Tom Bush and ridden by Eibar Coa, the 4-year-old Freud filly returned $22.80 for her fourth win in 14 tries. It was three-quarters of a length back to Duchess of Rokeby in second, while favored Cammy’s Choice was two lengths farther behind in third.
-- Thomas J. Farone Jr.’s heavily favored Factual Contender pulled away in the lane for a 3 3/4-length victory in the $75,000 Perfect Arc Division, a turf race for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles. It was the 10th win in 36 starts for the 6-year-old Thunder Puddles mare. The win was her first over Aqueduct’s turf course, which she completed in 1:45.71. Trained by Barclay Tagg and ridden by jockey Eibar Coa, she returned $2.80. Higher Incentive finished second, 1 3/4 lengths in front of Artistic Express.
-- Stunt Man returned $5.40 to win as he drew off from Gold and Roses in the $75,000 Thunder Rumble Division, a sprint at seven furlongs for a one-length victory. Trained by Gary Contessa for Winning Move Stable, Celebrity Group Stable and Island Wind Racing Stable, the 3-year-old Western Expression gelding carried jockey Javier Castellano home in 1:22.41. Gold and Roses finished five lengths ahead of Smash 'Em Sammy.
-- Roddy Valente’s and Vincent J. Scuderi’s More Angels led at every call to take the $75,000 Smart Angle, an overnight stakes for fillies and mares at six furlongs. Under jockey John Velazquez, the 4-year-old Slew of Angels filly set a pace of 22.49; :46; :57.67 and won in 1:09.72 for her sixth victory in 35 starts. Trained by Bruce Levine, More Angels returned $10.20 to win.
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