Jockey Richard Migliore, who recently moved to California, returned to Aqueduct Thursday to take Godolphin Racing's favored Afrashad gate to wire in winning the $108,300 Fall Highweight Handicap under 132 pounds on a sloppy sealed track.
- Chestnut Horse
- Born 2002
- TX -Bred
|Trainer||BIN SUROOR S|
|Afrashad View Five-Cross Pedigree||Smoke Glacken||Two Punch|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Samerin Oaks||Warrendale Sales, agent||$15,500|
|Two-year-old||John Ferguson, agent||Costanzo Sales||$500,000|
|Stallion||Terrill & Bonnie Gibbs||Lazy E Ranch, agent||$6,000|
Silver Wagon's closing style was well served by a fast pace in the $158,600 Sport Page Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Saturday, resulting in a smashing 5 1/2-length victory the Richard Dutrow Jr.-trained gray horse.
Joseph Allen's favored War Front seized the lead on the turn and held sway through the stretch to register an impressive victory in the $208,200 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course Saturday.
Afrashad, unbeaten but untested against stakes company, faces a stern test Saturday at Saratoga in the six-furlong Alfred G. Vanderbilt Breeders' Cup (gr. II). Five battle-tested foes await in the $200,000 race, but jockey Richard Migliore is confident in Godolphin Racing's 4-year-old colt.