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Straight up: Whiskey Seven wins Belmont Park feature

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NEW YORK — Whiskey Seven rallied in the slop Sunday to take the $65,000 allowance feature for New York breds at Belmont Park.

The race, originally scheduled for the turf with eight entrants, scratched down to four runners with the shift to the main track.

The trailer for most of the race, Whiskey Seven and jockey Junior Alvarado drew off to a 2 1/4-length victory over The Crocheron Kid. The 3-year-old gelding trained by Linda Rice posted his third win in four starts, all against state breds.

The time was 1:12.01 for the six furlongs.

Whiskey Seven paid $6.10 and $3.60, and The Crocheron Kid returned $6.20.

Final Chapter, the 4/5 favorite, was third followed by Banana Thief. There was no show wagering.

Green Gratto by a head in Aqueduct’s Toboggan Stakes

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NEW YORK — Green Gratto held on to win the $125,000 Toboggan Stakes by a head on Monday at Aqueduct.

The 7-year-old set the pace under persistent pressure from Story to Tell. Green Gratto finally put away that rival in deep stretch, and had enough in reserve to fend off a final challenge from All Star Red.

The victory capped a big weekend at Aqueduct for jockey Kendrick Carmouche, who got three stakes wins in a four-day span.

The New Jersey-bred Green Gratto, owned and trained by Gaston Grant, earned his eighth win in 51 starts. The time was 1:10.74 for the six furlongs.

Green Gratto paid $7.30, $4.50 and $2.40 as the 5-2 second choice.

All Star Red returned $11 and $3.40, and Stallwalkin’ Dude, the 4-5 favorite, paid $2.10 to show.

Lockdown wins by 2 1/2 lengths in Aqueduct’s Busanda Stakes

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NEW YORK (AP) Lockdown won her stakes debut Sunday, beating Libby’s Tail by 2+ lengths in the $100,000 Busanda for 3-year-old fillies at Aqueduct.

Libby’s Tail, the 3-5 favorite, set the pace with Lockdown right behind before taking charge and turning for home.

Kendrick Carmouche rode for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott as Lockdown got her second win in three starts.

“She has such a long stride, you just have to time her run and she’ll take you home from there,” Carmouche said.

The time was 1:44.75 for the one mile, 70 yards.

Lockdown, the 2-1 second choice, paid $6.60, $2.50 and $2.10. Libby’s Tail returned $2.30 and $2.10 and No Sweat paid $3.20 to show.