11/01/2008 11:00PM

Break Water Edison gets right set up in Nashua


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Break Water Edison bounced back from two disappointing efforts in Grade 1 stakes with a solid 1 3/4-length victory in Sunday’s Grade 3, $118,500 Nashua Stakes at Aqueduct.

After drawing the rail in both the Hopeful and Champagne which forced Break Water Edison out of his game, the colt was able to enjoy a relaxed trip from post 6 on Sunday. Under Alan Garcia, Break Water Edison raced sixth of seven down the backside, swung four wide leaving the five-sixteenths pole and overtook Royal Vindication at the eighth pole. Royal Vindication had withstood some early pressure to take the lead in upper stretch, but was caught for second by 2-1 favorite Hello Broadway, who got up by a neck. Following Royal Vindication in the order of finish were Friesan Fire, Tire Kicker, Prince Charming, and Forty Thieves.

Break Water Edison, a son of Lemon Drop Kid owned by Eli Gindi and trained by John Kimmel, covered the one mile in 1:35.86 and returned $15.40. He was coming off a fourth-place finish in the Grade 1 Hopeful, and, most recently, an eighth-place finish in the Grade 1 Champagne.

“Well, that was more like it,” Kimmel said. “In his last race, I told the jockey to take him back. He took dirt in the face for six furlongs and got very discouraged. I think today was a very good performance. He galloped out super - the further, the better. We will take him to Florida and bring him back for a 3-year-old campaign”

Livin Lovin rolls in Tempted

Add Livin Lovin to the list of 2-year-old filly graded stakes winners residing in the barn of trainer Steve Klesaris.

Under Ramon Dominguez, Livin Lovin overpowered pacesetting Gemswick Park inside the eighth pole and cruised to a 4 1/4-length victory in the Grade 3, $107,800 Tempted. Gemswick Park held second by four lengths over Morning Chatter. The second- and third-place finishers are both trained by Tom Albertrani.

Pull Dancer, Obsequious, and Fools in Love completed the order of finish.

Gemswick Park, under John Velazquez set fractions of 23:59 and 47.43 and 1:12.47. Livin Lovin initially was in second position along the inside but Dominguez was content to let Obsequious and Morning Chatter go by. At the three-sixteenths pole, Dominguez took Livin Lovin off the rail, and moved her into the two path. She blew past Gemswick Park, the 9-5 favorite, inside the eighth pole en route to the easy victory.

Livin Lovin a daughter of Birdstone owned in partnership by Jeff Puglisis and David Soblick’s, covered the mile in 1:36.89 and returned $6 as the second choice.

Livin Lovin joins Sky Diva and Mani Bhavan as 2-year-old fillies that have won graded stakes this year for Klesaris and Puglisi.

Livin Lovin or Sky Diva, who won the Grade 1 Frizette at Belmont, could return to Aqueduct for the Grade 2, $200,000 Demoiselle Stakes here on Nov. 29.

Show pools explode in fourth

In the morning, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge had several thousand runners on it for the New York City Marathon. In the afternoon, when Warm Shower finished out of the money in the fourth race, there may have been a few bettors jumping off of it.

A total of $79,324 out of $95,035 in the show pool was bet on Warm Shower, who finished fourth. With longshots False Impression (39-1) and Achiever (74-1) finishing first and second it led to some wild show payoffs. False Impression paid $80.50 to win and $46.20 to show. Achiever paid $24.20 to place and $125 to show. Driven Snow, the third-place finisher returned $12.20 to show.