10/09/2013 5:47PM

Belmont: Alvarado's four-win day includes longshot Vegas No Show in Coastal

Adam Coglianese/NYRA
Vegas No Show (right), the longest shot on the board under Junior Alvarado, triggers a $297,796 pick six carryover by upsetting the Coastal Stakes.

ELMONT, N.Y. - After losing eight consecutive races, Vegas No Show made it two straight wins with a game head victory over Midnight Taboo in Wednesday’s $100,000 Coastal Stakes at Belmont Park.

The win was one of four on the nine-race card for jockey Junior Alvarado, who earlier in the day teamed up with trainer Bill Mott for three victories.

The win by Vegas No Show guaranteed there would be a pick six carryover of $27,796 into Thursday’s card at Belmont Park.

In the Coastal, Alvarado had Vegas Now Show about three lengths off the pace, in fourth position, and in behind horses. Alvarado had to wait for some running room turning for home. In the stretch, Alvarado guided Vegas No Show into the four-path and he squeezed in between Saint Vigeur and Midnight Taboo inside the eighth pole and outfinished Midnight Taboo to the wire for the victory. Midnight Taboo finished second by three-quarters of a length over Saint Vigeur, the 8-5 favorite.

As the longest shot in the field six-horse field, Vegas No Show returned $29 after covering the 1 1/16 miles in 1:41.77.

“I was overwhelmed with his performance,” trainer Kelly Breen said. “We thought there was enough speed in the race and he sat the trip. He had to push his way through and he did push his way through and ran a great race.”

Vegas No Show, a son of Hard Spun owned by Georg and Lori Hall, will return to Monmouth Park to continue training, but may return to New York for the Grade 3, $200,000 Discovery Stakes run at Aqueduct on Nov. 2.



Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chad Brown... would you please explain why the only true closer in the field...Favor Factor...who had been coming from the clouds on grass...was inexplicably on the lead in a race filled with early speed? And why the jock seemed to be looking over his shoulder to see where your other horse Saint Vigeur was? Were you using him as a rabbit? If so then you should be fined for purposely not giving the horse his best chance to win and thus screwing the public.
Russell More than 1 year ago
Why would he use a true closer as a rabbit? The "true closer" had higher odds, and Saint Vigeur was the favorite, so it couldn't have been to cash a nice ticket. If anything Saint Vigeur was supposed to be the rabbit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
that is what I thought when I played the closer...now I think he was just giving him a workout for a future grass race...he had no reason to be on the lead
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
well he may have had a reason to be on the lead...just no chance of winning by going to the lead...I don't want to whine over a loss...I accept them...I just think when a trainer has two uncoupled horses in a race he has an obligation to let them both run their races...and when one runs totally opposite to it's historic form and gives itself no chance to win, questions should be asked. I wish DRF's reporters would ask them
wolves More than 1 year ago
Alvarado gets a lot of run from his horses....if he rode more aggressively, he'd be one of the best