Steve Haskin gives the compelling statistics of this dynamic duo that is shaping into a New York bred rivalry.
The battle of the New York-bred brawlers continued March 1 at Aqueduct Racetrack, with Len Riggio's undefeated Samraat edging Uncle Sigh to secure a hard-earned victory in the $500,000 Gotham Stakes (gr. II) and 50 points on the road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
The rivals first met in the Feb. 1 Withers Stakes (gr. III), when Samraat emerged victorious by a length. They had company for their rematch, as pacesetter In Trouble stayed gamely with them in an exciting three-horse battle down the length of the Gotham stretch.