10/30/2017 1:26PM

Five stakes on opening weekend of Aqueduct meet


ELMONT, N.Y. – Five stakes will be run at Aqueduct over Breeders’ Cup weekend.

The Friday opening-day feature will be the Grade 3, $150,000 Tempted, a one-turn mile for 2-year-old fillies. Impressive maiden winner Navajo will be a solid favorite in the six-horse field for trainer Tony Dutrow.

Navajo rallied from off the pace to win a one-mile race at Belmont by 3 1/4 lengths on Oct. 1.

“She’s taken another step forward since that race,” Dutrow said.

The Grade 3, $200,000 Long Island, a 1 1/2-mile turf marathon, tops the Saturday card. It has a six-horse field that includes two runners from the barn of Chad Brown – Galileo’s Song and Texting – and Arles, who will make her first start since January and is trained by Graham Motion.

The Sunday stakes is the Grade 2, $200,000 Nashua, a mile race for 2-year-olds.

The $100,000 Chelsey Flower, a one-mile turf race for 2-year-old fillies, and the $100,000 Pumpkin Pie, a six-furlong race for fillies and mares, which were part of the canceled Sunday card at Belmont, have been rescheduled.

The Chelsey Flower will be held Saturday, and the Pumpkin Pie will be brought back for Sunday.

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