Updated on 09/16/2011 7:46AM

City Fair steps up in Correction


JAMAICA, N.Y. - The only thing standing between City Fair and the finish line in last month's Interborough was win-machine Xtra Heat.

Without Xtra Heat in Saturday's $82,775 Correction Handicap at Aqueduct, it was City Fair's turn to dominate her rivals.

City Fair won the six-furlong Correction for fillies and mares by two lengths over Look of the Lynx. Outstanding Info was third, a half-length behind the runner-up. Dat You Miz Blue, the 4-5 favorite and 121-pound highweight in the eight-horse field, finished seventh.

Richard Migliore, who rode Dat You Miz Blue, said his mount didn't give him the early zip he had anticipated.

"She didn't give me the turn of foot I expected," Migliore said. "I knew I was in deep water before the three-eighths pole. If she showed the speed I thought she was going to, we wouldn't have ended up four wide."

City Fair, under Shaun Bridgmohan, saved ground from her rail post racing near the back of the pack while the pacesetters, A. P. Andie and Wired to Fly, battled through a half-mile in 46.44 seconds. City Fair made her move from the outside into the stretch and fought her way to the front in deep stretch.

"Her last race wasn't bad," Bridgmohan said of City Fair's 5 1/2-length loss to Xtra Heat in the Interborough. "She just chased a really good horse. Today she saved ground and I got her out at the three-eighths pole and she finished up big."

City Fair, a 4-year-old daughter of Carson City, covered the distance in 1:11.59 over a fast track.

City Fair ($13) is trained by D. Wayne Lukas, who won the Correction in 1986 with Gene's Lady, and is owned by Overbrook Farm. Lukas's assistant Mike Maker saddled City Fair.

* Arromanches, a 9-year-old, won his 10th consecutive start in Saturday's second race and was claimed from trainer Scott Lake and owner Richard Englander for $50,000. Trainer Arthur Wendel made the claim on behalf of owner Bruce Golden. It's the fifth time Arromanches has been claimed since August 2000.

Wendel, 82, is 0 for 94 in New York since winning a race in May 2000.

Arromanches's streak nearly ended in his last start on Dec. 29 when he finished second, but he was impeded by the winner and placed first.