04/23/2011 4:52PM

Aqueduct: Dominguez still alive for share of riding title


In the only turf race of the day --- and the last one run here til October --- Ramon Dominguez guided Hessonite ($7.70) to an authoritative victory. The win, Dominguez's second on the card, pulled him within one win of tying Cornelio Velasquez for the abbreviated spring meet riding title. Dominguez has one mount left, Justin Phillip, in the upcoming Grade 2 Jerome Stakes. Velasquez rides Gallant Dreams in the Jerome and Fayoum in the finale. Dominguez does not have a mount in the finale.

 Meanwhile, David Jacobson and Linda Rice finished in a dead-heat for the trainer's title with 9 wins apiece. Neither won a race on Saturday's closing day card.