01/21/2008 1:00AM

Go Go Shoot, Bustin Stones win on front end

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OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Speed is usually a big asset on Aqueduct’s inner track, and that proved to be the case in both six-furlong stakes on Monday.

In the featured $81,725 Jimmy Winkfield for 3-year-olds, Go Go Shoot was a bit fractious behind the gate, but was all business during the running and led past every pole under Alan Garcia.

Go Go Shoot, owned and bred by former Duke University basketball star Bobby Hurley, went to the front while pressed by All Expenses Paid and Law N Dora through fractions of 22.59 and 45.57, and opened daylight going into the stretch. He won by 3 1/2 lengths, covering the six furlongs in 1:10.18 on a fast track.

“At the top of the stretch I had a lot of horse left,” Garcia said.

Law N Dora continued on well to finish a clear second as the 8-5 favorite. Accredit, Holidaze, All Expenses Paid, and Handsome Reward completed the order of finish.

Making just his third start, the Jim Ryerson-trained Go Go Shoot rebounded from a fourth-place finish in the Capote Stakes, and earned $49,035. He paid $21.80 to win as the longest price in the field.

“He ran big as a maiden in the slop,” said Ryerson. “I don’t know if he was really right the last time – it looked like we were going to be second in deep stretch and he finished fourth, so it wasn’t that bad a performance. This was a pleasant surprise.”

In the $67,500 Thepromonroe Stakes for New York-breds earlier on the card, Bustin Stones, who had been sidelined by double knee surgery since last May, made his 4-year-old debut for Bruce Levine and maintained his perfect record with a front-running score over Whistlin.’

Bustin Stones broke on top from his outside post and quickly grabbed the rail, was under hard pressure from Whistlin’ through fractions of 22.75 and 44.99, and edged clear late to score by 1 1/2 lengths in a fast 1:09.46 under Ramon Dominguez.

Whistlin’ easily held second by 5 1/2 lengths over Gold and Roses.