03/25/2010 2:41PM

Aqueduct: In Todd we trust


  The toe-to-toe slugfest for the training title continues.

  After Pletcher took race 2 with Inner Groove, Contessa came right back with Ampart Ridge (3rd, $5.00), who overcame a stumbling start for a front-running score over second-level allowance milers - her third win from four starts this year.

  Pletcher quickly countered with Themanintheglass (4th, $4.80), a $200k yearling buy who graduated for 1/10th of that amount after a good inside-out ride from David Cohen.

  So it's 38-36 in favor of Pletcher, whose only remaining starter on the card is first-time starter Truly Kristin in race 9.

  Contessa has only one starter left today as well. He will saddle Queenameina, an overachieving filly who looks for her fourth consecutive win in race 7.