12/14/2014 5:24PM

Freudie Anne, Good Luck Gus win N.Y.-bred stakes

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Freudie Anne, under jockey Jose Ortiz, cruises by 9 3/4 lengths Sunday in the East View Stakes.

Freudie Anne went to the front and never looked back, while Good Luck Gus came from just off the pace to win respective divisions of New York-bred juvenile stakes Sunday at Aqueduct.

Freudie Anne, under Jose Ortiz, took control soon after the start of the $100,000 East View Stakes for fillies and then ran away from the field in the last quarter-mile to record a 9 3/4-length victory as the 7-5 favorite. Hot City Girl rallied to get second by a half-length over Building Permit.

Freudie Anne, a daughter of Freud owned by Marc Detampel and trained by Eddie Kenneally, won for the third time in four career starts. Her lone loss came when she finished last in the Joseph A. Gimma Stakes, run over a sloppy track. She won her debut on turf at Belmont before winning an off-the-turf allowance race at Aqueduct on Nov. 19.

“I think she's a versatile filly,” Kenneally said. “Originally, we scheduled to run her on dirt on closing weekend at Saratoga, but it didn't work out, and the next maiden race that came up happened to be on turf. She's as good or better on the dirt, and she showed that today."

Freudie Anne ($4.80) covered the mile and 70 yards in 1:44.50, which was 1.30 seconds faster than Good Luck Gus covered the same distance in winning the Damon Runyon Stakes five races later.

Breaking from the outside post in the 11-horse field under Ruben Silvera, Good Luck Gus raced four to five wide down the backstretch while Regal Minister set fractions of 23.21 and 48.17 seconds for the opening half-mile.

Silvera moved Good Luck Gus around the turn and collared Regal Minister outside the quarter pole. Those two tussled until the eighth pole before Good Luck Gus began to edge away en route to the 1 1/2-length victory.

Good Luck Gus, who helped Rudy Rodriguez break a 1-for-29 start to the meet, returned $11 to win. Bullheaded Boy rallied to get second by a head over Tizquick, who steadied off heels entering the first turn and flattened out in the stretch after making what looked like a winning move.

Michael Dubb, who owns Good Luck Gus along with Bethlehem Stable and The Elkstone Group, said he thought about scratching when his horse drew the outside post in what was a 12-horse field before Navy Blue scratched.

“I liked this horse so much I wanted to run in the Jerome [on Jan. 3],” Dubb said. “This horse is by Lookin At Lucky; he wants to go two turns. When we drew the No. 12, I said to Rudy, 'I would be fine waiting' because I have that much confidence in this horse. He's two turns and getting better.

“Just 10 minutes before the race, we were kidding around, and I said, 'Rudy, what are you going to tell the jockey?' And he said, 'Fourth on the outside, no dirt in the face.' And he said, 'What would you tell the jock?' And I said, 'Well, I would have scratched,' which shows you what the dumb owner knows. We're really excited about this horse. He keeps going and is training great. To win from out there, you're several lengths the best.”