08/18/2010 5:10PM

Saratoga: Awakino Cat repeats in Troy


  Awakino Cat (8th, $14.60), who won the Troy as the 5-2 favorite last year, posted a repeat victory in the $70,000 turf sprint after catching a drifting-out Ravalo in the final strides.

  Awakino Cat raced four wide on the turn under Alan Garcia, and finished determinedly to win by a neck after 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:01.90 on a firm Mellon turf course.

  The 5-year-old gelding iimproved to three for four lifetime on Spa turf, and gave trainer Linda Rice her 10th meet win.

  Yield Bogey swung widest into the lane and edged Hold the Salt for third.

  Silver Timber finished fifth as the favorite.