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.
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.