11/09/2008 1:00AM

Logic Way adds weight in rematch


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. isn't thrilled with the prospect of running Logic Way back just three weeks after his victory in the $150,000 Mohawk Handicap, but Sunday's $75,000 Cormorant Stakes is just too good a spot to pass up.

The Cormorant is one of six New York Stallion Series Stakes races to be run Sunday at Aqueduct. The fields are restricted to progeny of New York-based stallions, making these races a slightly watered-down version of the Oct. 18 New York Showcase Day, which consists of seven stakes for New York-breds (by any sire).

Under a well-timed ride from Edgar Prado, Logic Way got up by a nose over pacesetting Get Serious in the Mohawk. It was Logic Way's fourth win from six starts since moving into Dutrow's barn this year. With Prado away Sunday, Logic Way will be ridden by Javier Castellano, who will likely have to run down Get Serious.

"Edgar said when he makes the lead he doesn't feel the same as when he's chasing after a horse, so you got to kind of time it where you don't make the lead too early,'' Dutrow said.

Logic Way picks up nine pounds off the Mohawk, and there is now an eight-pound weight shift between him and Get Serious. In the Mohawk, Get Serious carried two pounds more than Logic Way (117-115).

Get Serious put together back-to-back wins at Monmouth 26 days apart before finishing seventh to Big Brown in the Monmouth Stakes on Sept. 13. In the Mohawk, Get Serious made all the pace before getting run down late.

Classic Pack was beaten only 1 1/2 lengths in the Mohawk and figures to be flying late. Doc N Roll, trained by Barclay Tagg, won a division of the Stallion Stakes restricted to 3-year-olds at Saratoga. Stablemate Dr. Decker has won his last two.

Perfect Arc: Nehantic Kat appears best

On paper, Nehantic Kat appears to stand out over her seven rivals in the $75,000 Perfect Arc Stakes for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles on the turf. But she will most likely have to deviate from her preferred off-the-pace style to win.

Nehantic Kat finished third in the Ticonderoga behind Love Cove and You Go West Girl - neither of whom are eligible for this spot - but she had to press a slow pace. With the possible exception of longshot Mamie B, there is little speed in here.

Ocala Gator shipped in from Maryland and won a first-level New York-bred race at Belmont last month and has been freshened. Western Slang and Bella Attrice are competitive on their best efforts.