Alvarado Has Five-Win Day at Aqueduct
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 2/10/2012 4:55:38 PM
Last Updated: 2/12/2012 2:39:25 PM

Junior Alvarado celebrates 5 wins at Aqueduct on Feb 10.
Photo: Coglianese Photos

Junior Alvarado tallied five wins Feb. 10 at Aqueduct, including four straight, to move into third place in the jockey standings with 53 winners for the inner-track meet.

The 26-year-old Alvarado started his day by winning the first race, a six-furlong claimer, aboard Pretty Cozzy ($11). After finishing third in race 2, Alvarado kicked off a sweep of the next four races with favored Hardened Wildcat ($3.10) in race 3, a six-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds. In race 4, Alvarado scored with last-to-first Awesome Arceno ($15), and next posted a front-running victory with North Freeway ($8.30) in race 5.

Alvarado’s final victory of the afternoon came aboard Muster Up ($8.70) in race 6, a one-mile claiming race for 3-year-olds (VIDEO).

It was the second big day at Aqueduct this year for Alvarado, who launched 2012 with a four-win afternoon on Jan. 1.

Alvarado now trails only Ramon Dominguez, who leads with 66 winners, and Cornelio Velasquez, in second place with 62 winners.

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