12/31/2011 6:11PM

Aqueduct: Swag Daddy comes through as favorite in Restrainor

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NYRA/Adam Coglianese
Swag Daddy and Junior Alvarado draw off to a 4 1/2-length score in the $75,000 Restrainor on Saturday at Aqueduct.

OZONE PARK, N.Y. -  In the $75,000 Restrainor Stakes for New York-bred 2-year-olds, the supporting feature on Saturday, Swag Daddy repelled a pace challenge from Disco On and drew off to a 4 1/2-length victory over Coalition. It was three-quarters of a length back to Disco On.

The win was the second straight and third from four starts for Swag Daddy since Eric Fein transferred him over to trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. Swag Daddy also won the Damon Runyon Stakes here on Dec. 4.

Swag Daddy, a 2-year-old son of Scat Daddy, covered a mile and 70 yards in 1:43.87 under Junior Alvarado and returned $4.30 as the even-money favorite.

Dominguez, Pletcher, Flying Zee are 2011 leaders

For the third consecutive year, jockey Ramon Dominguez led this circuit in victories for the year, booting home 321 winners in 2011. He was followed by Cornelio Velasquez (193), Javier Castellano (170), David Cohen (164) and John Velazquez (141).

Todd Pletcher won his second straight - and fourth overall - NYRA year-end trainer’s title with 118 victories. He was followed by Rudy Rodriguez (85), Richard Dutrow Jr. (83), Linda Rice (72) and David Jacobson (67).

Flying Zee Stable was the leading owner in wins with 59 followed by Michael Dubb (51), Mike Repole (41), Drawing Away Stable (30) and Winning Move (27).