09/02/2010 1:51PM

Saratoga: Awesome Maria wins 1st division of Riskaverse


  Awesome Maria (4th, $4.70), making her first start since running second in the Frizette last October, returned with a switch to turf for a pace-pressing win in the first division of the $70,000 Riskaverse overnight stakes under John Velazquez.

  This was Awesome Maria's first start for Todd Pletcher. She ran one mile in 1:35.06 on a firm-to-hard inner turf course.

  In Te Domine was a tough-trip third after lacking room in the stretch.