11/09/2008 12:00AM

Hot combos take multiple stallion stakes


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - The jockey-trainer combinations of Jose Lezcano and Richard Dutrow Jr., as well as Cornelio Velasquez and Ramon Hernandez, each recorded two stakes victories Sunday as Aqueduct conducted six New York Stallion Stakes.

Lezcano - who won three Stallion Stakes in all - and Dutrow began the sextet of stakes with Sarah Accomplished, who ran down favored Mother Russia to win the $100,000 Fifth Avenue Stakes by three-quarters of a length. It was three lengths back to She’s Prime in third.

Sarah Accomplished, a daughter of Performing Magic owned and bred by Sugar Maple Farm, covered six furlongs in 1:11.54 and returned $6.70 as part of an entry along with Anjorie, who finished sixth.

Two hours later, Lezcano and Dutrow capped the Stallion Stakes when Mor Chances rallied from last to win the $75,000 Thunder Rumble Stakes by three-quarters of a length over Good Card. Gold and Roses was third.

Mor Chances, a 4-year-old son of American Chances, was making his first start since Dutrow claimed the horse for $50,000 in September. Vincent Scuderi and Sullivan Lane Stable own Mor Chances, who ran seven furlongs in 1:22.68 and returned $16.40.

Velasquez and Hernandez teamed up to win the $100,000 Great White Way with Lookin at Her while taking the $75,000 Cormorant with Classic Pack.

Lookin at Her, a son of Hook and Ladder owned and bred by Chester and Mary Broman, outbroke the field, then repelled challenges from Scooty the Pro and Tall Poppi to win the Great White Way by 5 1/4 lengths. Tall Poppi, the 3-5 favoirite, finished second by three-quarters of a length over Fotografia. Lookin at Her ran six furlongs in 1:11.09 and returned $22.40.

Velasquez and Hernandez hooked up again in the $75,000 Cormorant Stakes when Classic Pack rallied from off the pace to win by 2 1/2 lengths over Pennington. It was 1 1/4 lengths back to favored Logic Way.

Classic Pack, beaten 1 1/2 lengths by Logic Way in the Mohawk Handicap last month at Belmont, covered1 1/16 miles over yielding turf in 1:45.56 and returned $6.70.

In the $75,000 Perfect Arc for fillies and mares on turf, Lezcano shot Follow My Dream through a huge opening along the rail at the five-sixteenths pole and then she held off Sax in the City for a half-length victory.

The win was the first for trainer Colum O’Brien since Follow My Dream won an allowance race at Belmont Park on Sept. 12, 2007. He had gone 0 for 62 in between those wins. According to Daily Racing Form statistics, it was O’Brien’s first stakes win since 1981.

Follow My Dream, a 5-year-old daughter of Freud owned by George Santangelo, covered the 1 1/16 miles in 1:49.22 and returned $9.40.

In the day’s other stakes, Under Serviced ($3.10) turned for home with a seemingly comfortable advantage only to hold on by a nose over Point Me To It in the $75,000 Staten Island Stakes. Under Serviced, a 3-year-old son of Hook and Ladder trained by Bob Baffert for owners Mike Pegram and Karl Watson and Paul Weitman, covered the seven furlongs in 1:23.54.