Updated on 09/17/2011 10:06AM

Big weekend for Migliore and Reynolds

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Alysweep ($21.00) wins by 4 1/4 lengths in the $200,000 Gotham at Aqueduct on Sunday.

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - It was a weekend to remember at Aqueduct for trainer Pat Reynolds and jockey Richard Migliore.

As a team, Reynolds and Migliore won Saturday's Broadway Handicap with Shawklit Mint and did it again on Sunday with Alysweep, the 4 1/4-length winner of the $200,000 aboard Affirmed Success, who beat the Reynolds-trained Peeping Tom, the runner-up, by a length.

Nine 3-year-olds ran in the mile-and-70-yard Gotham, which was run around two turns on the inner track because of a delay in the opening of the main track. The Grade 3 Gotham is traditionally run at a one-turn mile on the main and hadn't been run on the inner since 1984.

Cherokee's Boy and New York Hero were scratched because their connections didn't like their outside posts.

Alysweep jumped to the lead from post 3 and was allowed to control the pace as he raced down the backstretch and into the second turn. The pacesetter began to draw away from his rivals early in the stretch and was never threatened through the lane.

Grey Comet, the second choice, finished second, 1 1/2 lengths in front of Spite the Devil in third. Colita, the 5-2 favorite, wasn't a serious factor and finished fourth, a neck behind Spite the Devil

Shaun Bridgmohan, who picked up the mount on Colita when Jorge Chavez was hurt in Saturday's Florida Derby, said Colita, who raced near the back of the pack for the opening six furlongs, was flat.

"I was asking him on the backstretch to put me in a better position, but he didn't," Bridgmohan said.

Alysweep ($21) covered the distance in 1:40.60 seconds over a fast track after producing fractions of 23.80 seconds, 47.69, 1:11.89, and 1:36.48.

Migliore said Alysweep went about his business in a relaxed manner.

"He was just so comfortable out there," Migliore said. "He was really cruising and I didn't want to fight him."

Alysweep, who Reynolds claimed for $75,000 in December for owners Michael Dubb and Mark Doneson, had never had raced beyond six furlongs or around two turns before the Gotham, but had shown an affinity for the inner track. Alysweep won the Fred Capossela in his stakes debut on Jan. 20 and finished sixth as the favorite in his last start before the Gotham in the Best Turn on Feb. 22.

Reynolds said Alysweep's Gotham win likely has earned the son of End Sweep a berth to the $750,000 Wood Memorial on April 12 or the $750,000 Blue Grass at Keeneland the same day.

"This is a step in the right direction," Reynolds said. "I don't want to be a rabbit or a pacesetter in any Grade 1 race, but as easy as he did this, we'll have to think about the Wood Memorial and Blue Grass."

O At the sixteenth pole it looked like Snake Mountain wouldn't get there in time, but the 123-pound highweight dug in tenaciously to win Sunday's $80,975 Stymie by a nose over Classic Endeavor.

It was Snake Mountain's fifth consecutive win and his fourth in an Aqueduct stakes.

Ridden by Mike Luzzi, Snake Mountain, the favorite, raced in fourth down the backstretch of the 1 1/8-mile Stymie. Snake Mountain came to the outside as the six-horse field entered the stretch and needed nearly every inch of the stretch to catch Classic Endeavor, who carried nine pounds less and had a three-length lead at the eighth pole.

Ground Storm finished 2 1/2 lengths behind Classic Endeavor in third. My Man Ryan, Iron Chancellor, and Country Only completed the order of finish.

Snake Mountain ($3) covered the distance in 1:49.70.

Snake Mountain is owned by a partnership that includes his trainer, Jimmy Jerkens, Doug Koch, John Nerud, and Jack Shelley.

Jerkens said he is considering the $200,000 Excelsior Breeders' Cup Handicap at Aqueduct on April 5 or the $500,000 Oaklawn Handicap the same day. Jerkens said he wouldn't want to run in the Oaklawn Handicap if Medaglia d'Oro was running.