11/17/2013 2:10PM

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.