02/17/2013 6:15PM

Aqueduct: Presidents Day crowd can shoot for $109,674 pick six carryover

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Elghayoor, who came into the Dearly Precious as a maiden, earns her first career victory under jockey Eddie Castro.

There will be a pick six carryover of $109,674 entering Monday’s Presidents Day program at Aqueduct as the wager went unhit Sunday for the second consecutive card.

 The pick six will begin with race 5 as there will be 10 races on the card.

 With longshot Saturday Appeal ($34), File Gumbo ($14.60), and firster Discreet Force ($15.40) winning the first three legs, most tickets were dead by the time Elghayoor won the $75,000 Dearly Precious Stakes as the 5-2 second choice.

 After Pinball won the ninth at 1-5, there were only two live tickets -  one using Trixie Star and one using Signora Sofia - each worth $109,674.

 Trixie Star was scratched at the gate, putting that player on post-time favorite Sharpandwitty, who finished second to Miss Silver Birch ($16).

 In the Dearly Precious, Elghayoor, under Eddie Castro, rallied past Kiss the Lady outside the eighth pole and held off stablemate Railtown Girl to win the race by one-half length. It was 5 3/4 lengths back to 2-1 favorite Kiss the Lady in third.

 Kiaran McLaughlin trained the first- and second-place finishers.

Elghayoor was a maiden entering the race having finished second in her previous two starts.

 “We’ve liked her all along, she ran some good seconds and had improved quite a bit,” said Art Magnuson, assistant to McLaughlin. “We were kind of high on her after her last second.”

 Magnuson said that Rick Nichols, the racing manager for Sheikh Hamdan’s Shadwell Stable is fine with running a maiden in a stakes race “if it’s within reason,” Magnuson said.

 Elgyahoor, a daughter of Ghostzapper, ran six furlongs in 1:13.17 and returned $7.30.

 Galluscio gets 1,000th victory

 Trainer Dominic Galluscio recorded his 1,000th career victory when Discreet Force won Sunday’s seventh race at Aqueduct. It was one of two wins on the program for Galluscio, who took the opener with Bluegrass Rumor.

 Galluscio, 54, recorded his first win with Cher Cheval on Dec. 17, 1981 at Aqueduct.

Galluscio said his 1,000th victory was “just as exciting as the first one. The last week I was a little slow, I had some seconds and thirds. I thought I had chances, though; they were properly placed and training good. I didn’t realize until I was around 980 and somebody told me, ‘You’re approaching a thousand.’ I didn’t even realize it was that many until somebody told me, so yeah, it is pretty exciting.”