03/23/2012 4:44PM

Aqueduct: Live for Today back on main track


After two mediocre races on the inner track, Live for Today returns to the main track in Sunday’s $57,000 New York-bred first-level allowance feature at one mile.

Live for Today, a son of Mineshaft, won a one-turn mile maiden race over the main track by three lengths last November. From there, Live for Today finished fourth to Swag Daddy in the Damon Runyon and third to Swag Daddy in the Restrainor Stakes. Both of those races were a mile and 70 yards over the inner track.

“I didn’t think the inner track was his cup of tea,” trainer Dominick Schettino said. “He’s better on the wider turns, the bigger track.”

Schettino equipped Live for Today with blinkers for the Restrainor Stakes and will leave them on for Sunday’s allowance.

“They made him focus a little more; we left them on and he’s been training well in them,” Schettino said.

Blinkers appeared to help Awesome Vision, who won a one-mile maiden race by 2 1/4 lengths over the inner track Feb. 25 in his second career start. He debuted against stablemate The Lumber Guy, finishing 14 3/4 lengths behind that 3-year-old, who came back to win a stakes at Laurel and is being pointed to the Wood Memorial.

The Prize Fighter returns to New York after wintering in south Florida for trainer Phil Serpe. The Prize Fighter, third in a couple of sprint stakes last year, finished fourth in an open-company first-level allowance race at Gulfstream on Feb. 26.

◗ There are two turf races carded for Wednesday. Both races, for $20,000 claimers, unsurprisingly drew overflow fields.