12/13/2004 12:00AM

Naughty New Yorker draws away


On a day when Aqueduct's inner track was favoring front-runners, Naughty New Yorker put in a long, sustained bid from the back of the pack to roll to an 8 1/2-length victory in the $85,725 for New York-bred juveniles.

Longshot Sort It Out was second, 2 3/4 lengths ahead of pacesetting Summerland. Up Like Thunder, the 3-2 favorite, finished seventh.

It was the second straight victory for Naughty New Yorker since finishing second to top New York-bred juvenile Galloping Grocer in the Sleepy Hollow Stakes on Oct. 23. Under Jean-Luc Samyn, Naughty New Yorker launched his bid from 11th place leaving the five-furlong marker. He picked off horses one by one before making the lead approaching the top of the stretch.

Naughty New Yorker, a son of Quiet American, sustained his run through the lane in drawing off to win easily. He covered the 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.48 and returned $9.80 as the third choice in the field of 12.

"You hate to sweep wide, but it was very similar to what he did in his maiden win," said Pat Kelly, who trains Naughty New Yorker for Fox Ridge Farm. "He made a big move that day and drew away similarly. We were pretty sure he would like the two turns."

Since there are no stakes for New York-breds for months, Naughty New Yorker may have to try open company in the Count Fleet Stakes on Jan. 8 or the Whirlaway on Feb. 12.