Updated on 09/16/2011 8:42AM

Aqueduct: Tanaka-Remmert again

Uriah cuts through the rain passing the wire at Aqueduct Saturday a nose best in the Grade 2, $150,000 Long Island Handicap.

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Owner Gary Tanaka and trainer Harro Remmert won the Long Island Handicap two years ago with the German-bred 3-year-old filly Moonlady. They did it again in Saturday's running of the Grade 2 , winning with Uriah, another 3-year-old German-bred filly.

On a turf course rated soft because of rain, Uriah split horses under Norberto Arroyo Jr. in deep stretch to win the $150,000 Long Island Handicap by a nose over Sunstone.

The opening fractions of 26.70 seconds, 53.50, and 1:20.40 resembled trotting-track times. The final time of 2:42.48 was more than 15 seconds off the course record.

Uriah, who had won four of her first six starts, all in Germany, trailed early, and came through a hole on the inside in the stretch. "She was a little shy at first coming through that hole, but I chirped to her a few times and she got through," said Arroyo. "They wanted me sitting third, fourth, or fifth early, but she didn't break that well."

Uriah paid $18.60 as the fourth choice in a field of 11 fillies and mares. Sunstone, a 15-1 shot with two lifetime wins, outfinished co-second choices Mot Juste and Sulk, who finished third and fourth.

Uriah earned $90,000, which more than doubled her previous earnings.

"It is nice to have won this race twice," said assistant trainer Maren Hennig.