the stakes for sprinters.Migliore gunned him from the rail and let him run through quarter-mile splits of :22, :44 3/5 and :56 2/5. The hot pace appeared to set up the late run of Wild Jam, but Kazoo was never under pressure and took a five-length lead with a furlong to come home with his 10th win in 38 starts. He earned $64,440 to push his career bankroll to $467,414.Bishop Court Hill, ridden by Jose Santos, ran second all the way around, nosing Wild Jam and Eibar Coa for the runner-up spot. Favored High Blitz, ridden by Ramon Dominguez Jr., finished fourth after a bad start, followed by Gravesend Handicap (gr. III) winner Banjo Picker and Primary Suspect.Migliore, who rode two pounds overweight at 116, got a one-pound spot from high-weighted Bishop Court Hill."He's actually a horse who is better running faster than rating," Migliore said. "He doesn't really change gears. If he comes out fast, he'll maintain his speed. If you go :23, he's not the kind who will finish with them. I've ridden him over the last three or four years and, every time I ride him, I just let him rock. He broke today like a scalded cat."
The Florida-bred Kazoo ran second in his most recent start, an Aqueduct optional claiming/allowance heat at six furlongs Feb. 8, the chestnut's first start in nearly five months.The fifth choice of the public, Kazoo paid $13, $6.40, and $4.70. Bishop Court Hill returned $4.20 and $3.20. Wild Jam was $3.50 to show.(Chart, Equibase)