04/03/2010 12:49PM

Kee: Albarado sweeps early Double ($53.20)


R.Albarado, the leading jockey here each of the last 3 fall meets (2007-08-09), swept the early Daily Double on Sat. when picking up the mount from J.Lezcano on Paisano Creek ($14.80), an off-the-pace winner for W.Catalano. Jamaludin swept to the lead leaving the quarter-pole but could not contain the inside run of the winner, while Evade, the front-runner and 7-5 fave, faded to 4th. The $2 double (4-1) paid $53.20.

An objection by F.Torres, astride 3rd-finisher Hyracotherium, against Jamaludin for alleged stretch interference was not allowed; after a delay of about 10 minutes, the tote prices finally were posted.

There are 18 MTP for the 3rd race, and Maestro Miss (#3) is the 2-1 favorite. Scratch #2 Jack in the Cat, leaving a field of 10 mdn.-claiming fillies going 9 furlongs.