12/03/2010 1:43PM

Aqueduct: Alvarado continues to impress


New York horseplayers and horsemen have got to be impressed with what they've seen thus far from Junior Alvarado.

After winning a respectable 7 races during the 18-day main track meet --- his first in New York --- Alvarado has won 2 races in 2 days over the inner.

In Thursday's sixth race, he saved as much ground as he could for as long as he could aboard Rizzi's Comet, before aggressively coming off the rail, maintaining his spot between horses and drawing clear to win the maiden claiming event.

 In Friday's opener, Alavarado again saved all the ground aboard Kiln Creek and squeezed the 6-year-old gelding through a narrow opening along the rail in mid-stretch and outdueled 3-5 favorite Missile Motor, with David Cohen up for the nose victory.