11/17/2013 3:10PM

Aqueduct: Rosario strikes again with Chamois in Duluth Stakes

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Chamois improves to 3 for 3 on the Aqueduct lawn with a 3 1/4-length score under jockey Joel Rosario in Sunday's Duluth Stakes.

The hot-riding Joel Rosario won his third grass stakes of the weekend when Chamois drew off to win Sunday’s $100,000 Duluth overnight stakes as much the best.

Chamois, who garnered his maiden and first-level allowance victories over the Big A turf for trainer Christophe Clement, raced on a clear early lead but allowed Vinny Goodtimes to take over on the backstretch. Chamois regained command willingly turning for home and drew off to win the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds by 3 1/4 three lengths over 9-5 favorite Notacatbutallama.

Chamois ($12.60) finished in 1:43.93 and upped his record over the course to three wins from as many starts.

Rosario also won Saturday’s Red Smith with Imagining and the Virgo Libra with So Lonesome.

In Sunday’s $100,000 Slew O’ Gold overnight stakes, Bigger Is Bettor ($18.80) tipped to the outside in midstretch and closed steadily under Angel Arroyo to beat the rail-skimming Don Dulce by a neck.

Exiting a runner-up finish in the Empire Classic at 23-1, the New York-bred Bigger Is Bettor was notching his second upset in a stakes race this year, to go along with the Evan Shipman at 11-1 at Saratoga.

Percussion finished third as the 9-5 choice. Atigun checked in fourth.

Ray Sousa More than 1 year ago
AH new York racing ..where we try so hard to make the jockeys the stars and not the horses..jockey racing it should be called ..and yet we see bad rides constantly.
Glenn More than 1 year ago
we need johnny
Flipper More than 1 year ago
Castellano was the problem. He uses the same strategy every race. Does not understand the word PACE.That is why he will never win the KD. He either moved too soon or moved too late. He gets the best horse every race but loses all the time. One of these days, Brown and Pletcher will make him a third stringer.
Patricia Doyle More than 1 year ago
Don't think it was a fix. I was hoping and had played Notacatbutallama. Chamois was just the best that day. I played notacatbutallama with Chamois under. I was too cheap to reverse it, My Dad always said if a horse is good enough to place he is good enough to win, back up your exactas.
Big Jeff More than 1 year ago
Wise man
John Nicoletti More than 1 year ago
Wow. A one way exacta.? Always box them Patricia, there is no such thing as a sure thing in racing.
Abner Aballe More than 1 year ago
Bob More than 1 year ago
See bills jets game.
Matthew Ellis More than 1 year ago
Really thought the pace would be a little more contested early on with JOHA. Don't understand that strategy.
Ian GW More than 1 year ago
Thought they gave him this race. Joha awful ride not taking the lead early.
Patricia Doyle More than 1 year ago
some jocks are just not as good on the grass as on dirt/synthetic. Guess that was the case with Maragh on Johar Sunday?