Junior Alvarado celebrates 5 wins at Aqueduct on Feb 10.

Junior Alvarado celebrates 5 wins at Aqueduct on Feb 10.

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Alvarado Has Five-Win Day at Aqueduct

Rider moves into third place in jockey standings at Aqueduct Feb. 10.

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.