02/17/2010 1:00AM

Dominguez starts his day 5 for 5

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Ramon Dominguez rides Wicked Diva to victory Wednesday at Aqueduct.

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Ramon Dominguez won the first five races at Aqueduct on Wednesday, but good fortune gave way to bad luck in his quest to equal and/or break the New York Racing Association record for most wins on a single card.

After winning the first five races on the card, Dominguez had a tough trip when third in the seventh race. In the eighth, Dominguez was aboard Liston, who stumbled out of the gate and then was bothered by a loose horse throughout the race. Dominguez finished last aboard Liston, the 4-5 favorite.

Dominguez was trying to become the 12th jockey to win six races on a NYRA card. Steve Cauthen did it three times, while Mike Smith and Jorge Velasquez did it twice. John Velazquez was the last to do it, going 6 for 10 at Saratoga on Sept. 3, 2001.

Dominguez won the opener with Thunder Reigns, the 4-1 third shot in the field of six. He then won the next four races with favorites Framed ($5), Elusive Gift ($3.60), Simmy ($5.80), and Wicked Diva ($3.90). Dominguez's mount in the sixth, 2-1 morning-line favorite Lord Graystroke scratched.

"The pace developed right up front, and she came running," Dominguez said of Thunder Reigns' victory. "She ran a good race. After that, I knew that we were on horses that were going to be lower odds - which doesn't necessarily mean they have to win - but things kept on rolling. I'm most happy to have the chance."

Dominguez's chance for a historic day ended in the eighth when he could do no better than third aboard Bobs Pinup Girl, who got stuck in traffic after saving ground. Prior to the incident aboard Liston in the eighth race, Dominguez reflected on his day.

"It's unbelievable," Dominguez said. "Riding good horses without question, but things have to be going right."

Dominguez, who did not have a mount in the ninth, now has 75 winners at the meet, 25 more than David Cohen.

Wall Street Wonder eyes Toboggan

Wall Street Wonder, the authoritative winner of the of Paumonok Stakes here Jan. 23, will most likely make his next start in the Grade 3, $100,000 Toboggan Stakes here March 6, his connections said Wednesday.

Wall Street Wonder ran the fastest six furlongs of the meet when he won the Paumonok in 1:09.40, earning a 109 Beyer Speed Figure.

His connections said that the Grade 1 Carter on April 3 would be a target, but weren't sure if Wall Street Wonder would run before then. However, the horse appears to be training so well that he would benefit from a race before then.

"Even after the race, he's doing incredible," said Tonja Terranova, assistant to her husband John. "He's gained weight, he's given us every indication the race didn't take too much out of him."

Among the horses Wall Street Wonder could face in the Tobbogan is Rereadthefootnotes, who won Monday's Hollie Hughes for New York-breds. That was his third win from four starts, his only loss coming in an allowance race to Wall Street Wonder.

Life at Ten returning in Rare Treat

Life at Ten, sidelined due to a quarter crack since winning an overnight stakes race here in December, will return in Saturday's $65,000 Rare Treat Stakes at 1 1/8 miles. She heads a field of six entered in what will go as race 4 on the 10-race card.

Life at Ten, trained by Todd Pletcher, has won her last two starts, including a pace-pressing score by 1 3/4 lengths in the Snit on Dec. 12. Richard Migliore will ride.

Starship Angel, winner of two consecutive allowance races, also is in the field as are Pumpkin Shell, second in the Affectionately; Borrowing Base, Yet Again, and Miss Singhsix, who was supplemented to the race for a fee of $650. Miss Singhsix is cross-entered in the $70,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes at Laurel.

Redding Colliery likely for Excelsior

Redding Colliery, who set a Laurel Park track record for 1 1/8 miles winning the John B. Campbell Stakes on Monday, will be pointed to the Grade 3, $200,000 Excelsior Breeders' Cup here April 3, said Art Magnuson, assistant to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin.

Redding Colliery, who went gate to wire Monday under Anna Napravnik, ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:47.39. He earned a 103 Beyer.

"He's really improving, he's really stepped it up," Magnuson said. "We're really excited about him; he's going the right way."

Magnuson said that Pomona Ball, beaten a head by Sweet Goodbye in Monday's Barbara Fritchie at Laurel, could come back in the $100,000 Ladies Handicap here March 27.

Injury ends Embrace Change's career

Embrace Change, the 3-year-old filly who finished fifth as the second choice in last Saturday's Busher Stakes, suffered injuries in the race that will likely end her racing career, according to trainer Bruce Brown.

Brown said Embrace Change suffered "significant damage" to the suspensory ligament in her left hind leg and also broke off a few pieces of her sesamoid.

"Her racing career is more than likely over," said Brown, who added he felt the injuries would heal enough to enable Embrace Change to become a broodmare.

Brown said Embrace Change would likely not have surgery.