08/28/2010 10:31PM

Rogue's Jewel noses out maiden D 'Oratory in New York Oaks

Stephanie Van Minos/Tom Cooley
Rogue's Jewel, under Dennis Carr, barely holds off D' Oratory (3) to capture the New York Oaks.

Rogue’s Jewel, racing beyond a mile for the first time after eight starts at a mile or less, outbattled the maiden D’ Oratory by a nose to win Saturday’s $75,000 New York Oaks for statebred 3-year-old fillies at Finger Lakes.

Ridden for the first time by Dennis Carr, Rogue’s Jewel ($8.90) was seventh, about 5 1/2 lengths behind pacesetter Helyna’s My Mom, through the first six furlongs of the 1 1/16-mile race. Rogue’s Jewel rallied alongside another closer, the second-time starter D’Oratory, throughout the stretch and just got up at the wire.

Trained by Carlos Martin, Rogue’s Jewel completed the distance in 1:47.67 while winning for just the second time in 9 starts. She came into the race off a good second in the seven-furlong Lake Luzerne at Saratoga two weeks ago.

"It unfolded the way we wanted it to," said Carr, 41, who earned the 91st stakes victory of his career. "The added distance made the difference for her."

Carr registered his 91st career stake victory. The 41-year-old journeyman is currently third in the 2010 Finger Lakes jockey standings with 48 wins.

Freud’s Notebook, the even-money favorite, finished third, 1 ¼ lengths behind the top pair and 3 ¼ lengths in front of Helyna’s My Mom.