NEW YORK — Bavaro scored another win for Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells in the $150,000 Great White Way Stakes at Aqueduct on Saturday.
Bavaro, a gray colt named for the tight end on two of Parcell’s Super Bowl winning teams with the New York Giants, improved to 2-for-2 in the stakes for New York bred 2-year-olds.
Bavaro charged right to the front with Manny Franco aboard and dictated the pace in a 3 3/4-length win over 1-5 favorite Gold for the King.
“He’s a tough horse, that’s why he’s named Bavaro,” winning trainer Gary Sciacca said. “He’s a big, good looking runner where nothing bothers him. He’s like a bull.”
The victory was worth $90,000 to Parcells’ August Dawn Farm.
The time was 1:11.16 for the six furlongs over the track rated good.
Bavaro, the 7-2 second choice, paid $9.90, $3 and $2.30.
Gold for the King returned $2.10 and $2.10.
It was another 8 1/4 lengths back to third-place finisher Remstin who paid $3.30 to show.
Also on the card, War Story was the commanding 7 3/4-length winner of the $125,000 Queens County Stakes, paying $8.40 to win.
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Prize Exhibit rallied from fifth with three furlongs remaining and won the $100,000 Megahertz Stakes for older fillies and mares by 1 1/4 lengths Monday at Santa Anita.
Ridden by Mike Smith, Prize Exhibit ran a mile on turf in 1:35.56 and paid $8.80, $4.40 and $3.40.
Ireland-bred Jeremy’s Legacy returned $9 and $4.60. The Mystic was another head back in third and paid $3.40 to show as the 3-1 second choice.
The Grade 3 victory, worth $60,000, increased Prize Exhibit’s career earnings to $637,045, with seven wins in 31 starts. She had been winless in 10 starts since capturing the Grade 2 Monrovia Stakes at the track a year ago.
“She can be tricky,” trainer Jim Cassidy said. “We’ve had to do a lot of different things with her and she’s just been happier lately.”
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.