Updated on 09/15/2011 1:38PM

Arromanches's streak on the line


Arromanches doesn't draw the crowds that flocked to see Cigar while he was in the midst of his lengthy win streak that ended at 16, a modern-day record. But those in attendance Wednesday at Aqueduct certainly will take notice of Arromanches, an 8-year-old who seeks his ninth consecutive win of the year.

Arromanches runs in the seventh race, a $50,000 claimer. The race is part of the pick six, which has a $36,045 carryover.

Arromanches was claimed for $50,000 out of his last start on Nov. 11 by the nation's leading trainer in wins, Scott Lake. Lake made the claim on behalf of owner Richard Englander, who lost Arromanches in a claiming race in 1999. In the last two years, Arromanches has been claimed eight times.

Arromanches, 8 for 9 this year, won his last two starts at the expense of the Lake-trained Esteemed Friend, who is also entered. Lake said he only will run one of the horses, and Arromanches, who is entered for $50,000, is the most likely starter.

"We know Esteemed Friend is a very nice horse and Arromanches beat him," Lake said. "Arromanches is doing good, and we're keeping our fingers crossed he can extend the win streak, but sooner or later he'll get beat."

Arromanches, who will be ridden by his regular rider, Chuck Lopez, will be favored in the six-furlong race, which drew seven, including the Lake-trained entry.

The second choice figures to be Case Dismissed, who won a claimer at the Big A last winter and returns to New York for Canadian trainer Tino Attard, who is 1 for 1 at the inner track meet. Shaun Bridgmohan, off to a good start at the meet, rides Case Dismissed.

Attard and Bridgmohan come right back with Foxy Red in the eighth, an allowance for nonwinners of two lifetime. Ten 3-year-old fillies entered the mile race.

Foxy Red hasn't shown much in her four starts this year in Canada, but she did work a sharp half-mile in 46.60 seconds Friday, the fastest of 31 moves at the distance at Belmont Park.

Foxy Red, who has early speed, drew post 6.

Emily's Pleasure is the horse to beat off her second at this level two starts back over Aqueduct's main track. After that effort, trainer Barclay Tagg tried Emily's Pleasure in a turf race, and she ran ninth as the favorite.

The blinkers are off on Starry De in the eighth. The first time the filly stretched out to two turns, she finished a good second in a Meadowlands grass race in October.

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