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Aqueduct: Rosario will ride Vyjack in Gotham
Despite the fact Cornelio Velasquez is 3 for 3 aboard Vyjack, Joel Rosario will ride the 3-year-old in the Grade 3, $400,000 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct on March 2, trainer Rudy Rodriguez confirmed Thursday.
Rodriguez said owner David Wilkenfeld wanted to make the change to Rosario, who is the leading rider at the Gulfstream Park meeting. Rosario gives up the ride on Called to Serve in the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap to ride Vyjack.
“The owner wanted to make a change. That’s his call, it’s his horse,” Rodriguez said.
Vyjack appeared to be getting out under Velasquez in the early stages of the Jerome, which he won by a neck over Siete de Oros on Jan. 5.
Meanwhile, Vyjack worked five furlongs in 1:01.07 by himself Thursday morning over Aqueduct’s inner track.
“He went very, very nice,” said Rodriguez, who was aboard for the work. “I like the way he did it. I like the way he came back.”
Vyjack, a son of Into Mischief, has won all three of his starts, including the Grade 2 Jerome, his first start around two turns.
One of Vyjack’s main rivals in the Gotham, Escapefromreality, worked five furlongs in 1:01.61 in company with Meeker Avenue over the Belmont Park training track on Thursday. Escapefromreality got his last quarter in 24.63 seconds.
Escapefromreality is coming off a second-place finish to Revolutionary in the Withers.
“He’s been doing good, eating up, everything is good so far,” trainer Dominick Schettino said
Schettino said he was happy with Escapefromreality’s runner-up finish in the Withers considering it was his first start around two turns.
“I think he ran a super race,” Schettino said. “He was coming out of two sprints and run long in a Grade 2. Like I said before the race, I think he’ll rate, which he did.”
Bad karma to switch jocks. Look at Gutierezz & I'll Have Another last year; the owner & trainer did the right thing and their horse stayed undefeated as a 3-yr-old. Wilkenfeld did the wrong thing and now his horse will lose for the 1st time.
dont worry about the numbers pal,there is so much excess gas in the tank,you will be surprised.itsmyluckyday ran his race in florida.he emptied the tank.if you read sheets,you will know that you do not want to run that fast this early.why try to impress in the auditions.the name of the game is to come to the big dance with the meter pointing to full not on empty.a 2 looks great for the pin heads that write the stories.it gives them ammo for articles.
Owner of Vyjak;;;;;; You mentioned you're a Sheets player. With that said, where are you going with a 7,7,7 output? Dont you think he needs to pick it up a bit to be competitive? I think so. He's not doing anything exciting enough to win the big one. Itsmyluckyday just fired back to back 2's.
alex you will be shocked my friend.keep chirping that sprinter angle.take a look at this horse.has been tugging in every race.he is just getting warmed up and breaking a sweat
Vyjack will stink badly the longer he goes so it wont matter much. The sooner he is exposed and returns to sprinting the better.
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