04/13/2006 12:00AM

Bordonaro 8 for 10 with Count Fleet win

Sunny Taylor / Coady Photography
Bordonaro, Pat Valenzuela up, wins the Grade 3, $150,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap at Oaklawn Park on Thursday.

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Bordonaro won his fourth consecutive stakes on Thursday when he drove to 1 1/4-length win over Friendly Island in the Grade 3, $150,000 . It was another five lengths back to Semaphore Man in third.

Bordonaro ($2.80) broke well from his outside post and dueled with Friendly Island though an opening quarter-mile in 21.70 seconds. The pair continued to lock horns through a half-mile in 44.26 seconds. Bordonaro shook free of Friendly Island near the eighth pole and went on to cover the six furlongs in 1:08.77.

Pat Valenzuela rode the winner for trainer Bill Spawr.

Bordonaro earned $90,000 for the win, which was his eighth from 10 career starts. He has now earned $462,164. Bordonaro races for Fred Carrillo and Daniel Cassella.

Bordonaro began his winning streak in November, when he won the $50,000 California Cup Starter Sprint Handicap at Santa Anita. From there, he captured the Grade 3 Underwood at Hollywood Park and the $300,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint at Gulfstream Park.