03/31/2010 12:46PM

Aqueduct: 1st win for R-Rod


  Both ends of the hard-to-have $341 early double were won wire to wire.

  Lubash (1st, $11.60) was blinkers on and dropping from special-weights to maiden $35k second out for Jim Ryerson. He boasted the top wet-track Tomlinson (367) after the scratch of first-time starter Diablo's Fire (412).

  Aegean Breeze (2nd, $44.80) was understandably the longest shot on the board, after finishing last in her first three starts back from a year-long layoff, beaten a combined 102 1/4 lengths. She romped by daylight in her first start for erstwhile jockey Rudy Rodriguez, giving the 37-year-old his first official win as a trainer.

  Coming up on race 3, a first-level optional claimer for sophomore fillies that has scratched down to three.