04/02/2016 6:12PM

Jose Ortiz completes five-win day on Nuffsaid Nuffsaid in Karakorum Elektra

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Sweet On Smokey, coming back a week after running fourth in the Primonetta at Laurel, scores under Angel Arroyo as the favorite in the Videogenic.

Capping a first-off-the-claim late daily double for Midwest Thoroughbreds and trainer Danny Gargan, Nuffsaid Nuffsaid did all the talking with a pace-pressing victory in Saturday’s Karakorum Elektra, the richest of four filly-and-mare “starter stakes” races at Aqueduct during Saturday’s Claiming Championship Day.

 The fifth winner on the card for Jose Ortiz, Nuffsaid Nuffsaid ($8.70) was making her first start since claimed in mid-January by Midwest and Gargan, who a race earlier took the Caixa Eletronica with their recent acquisition Cerro.

By the way, can anyone spell “Electric” correctly?

Regardless, Nuffsaid Nuffsaid pressed Sun and Moon through the early stages, edged away in the lane, and held for her fourth victory from seven starts on Aqueduct’s main track. The 7-year-old Nuffsaid Nuffsaid ran seven furlongs in 1:25.53 over a muddy track that had been sealed all day.

Sun and Moon saved the place over Midwest and Gargan’s runner La Inesperada, who checked in third in a field of seven fillies and mares.

No one hit the pick six, resulting in a carryover of $30, 618 to Sunday’s card.

In the three earlier starter stakes for fillies and mares:

Sweet On Smokey ($4.20), entered right back by trainer Claudio Gonzalez a week after running fourth in the Primonetta Stakes, stalked an early pace battle between Bileaps and Bounds and Midnight Champagne, and drew clear handily with Angel Arroyo to take the Videogenic. The winner, a $12,500 claim last July, ran six furlongs on a muddy main track in 1:11.81.

Bileaps and Bounds held second over Liberty Fuze, as Midnight Champagne faded to wind up last in the field of four.

 Sweetrayofsunshine ($3.60) inherited the role of prohibitive favorite after Stormy Sky was declared a non-starter, slipped through along the inside turning for home, and drove clear under Jose Ortiz to win the Xtra Heat. A $40,000 claim at Santa Anita by owner-trained David Jacobson two starts prior, the winner ran six furlongs in the mud in 1:12.33.

Northern Screamer was second, followed by Distinctive Lady and Enduring Touch.

 Stormy Sky was declared a non-starter after becoming fractious and being unprepared for the start, resulting in refunds of all show, trifecta, and superfecta wagers.

After a run of short prices, Shakesperian Dream materialized into a chalk bettor’s worst nightmare in the Sis City, as she rallied from last in a field of six on the far outside with Jackie Davis to overhaul heavy favorite Can Can Babe as the rank outsider.

Idle since claimed for $14,000 by Gary Sciacca in mid-January, Shakesperian Dream paid $92.50 for her third lifetime victory, and ran one mile in a rather laborious 1:40.43.

Doinwhatshelikes got second over Pushme Pullyou. Can Can Babe faded to fourth at 2-5.

 

 

 

r More than 1 year ago
Jose is riding beautifully and is full of confidence.  Good speed rider.
Steve Kendall More than 1 year ago
The kid is a Hack and so is his brother.