Updated on 09/17/2011 6:09PM

Pimlico: Aggadan prevails

Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey Club
Aggadan ($3.40) wins the $100,000 Jennings Handicap by a half-length at Pimlico on Saturday.

Few horses are capable of stretching out from six furlongs to 1 1/8 miles in consecutive starts. Aggadan, however, proved up to the challenge.

After winning a sprint stakes last month, the New York-based Aggadan returned to Pimlico to score a half-length victory in the $100,000 Jennings Handicap at nine furlongs.

Ridden for the first time by Ariel Smith, Aggadan launched his winning move between horses at the three-sixteeenth pole and withstood a late rally by Irish Colony to win for the 12th time in 30 career starts. His time on a fast track was 1:52.80.

* On the undercard, Little Matth Man ($16.40), racing for the first time since finishing eighth in the Preakness, won a six-furlong optional claiming race by a head. He will be pointed to the Alex M. Robb Stakes for New York-breds at Aqueduct on Dec. 31.