10/09/2013 4:47PM

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

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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.