05/22/2009 11:00PM

Livingston Street up late


Livingston Street proved he is anything but a one-dimensional horse when he ralllied from last over a sloppy, speed-favoring track to register a three-quarter-length victory over Powerchord in the $55,000 Ride the Rails Stakes at Calder.

Livingston Street was the fourth winner on the day for jockey Manoel Cruz. The meet's leading jockey, Cruz also rode Jabbok to an apparent victory in the finale for what would have been his 2,000th career win only to be disqualified for inadvertently striking the runner-up, Deisel Power, with his stick at midstretch.

Livingston Street ($8.40), whose three previous victories had come on the turf, unleashed a powerful rally leaving the backstretch after lagging at the rear of the pack for the opening five furlongs of the one mile and 70-yard Ride the Rails. Livingston Street continued full of run out in the middle of the strip once settling into the stretch before wearing down Powerchord in the final 40 yards. Powerchord also raced unhurried off the early pace of Sayers, moved strongly around the second turn to wrest control in early stretch before proving no match for the winner. Miles and Miles, the tepid 2-1 favorite, raced forwardly throughout before finishing another length further back in third.

Livingston Street, a 3-year-old son of Mr. Livingston, is trained by Bill Kaplan for owners James and Teresa Remez.