NEW YORK — It was a super Sunday for jockey Dylan Davis, who rode five winners from eight mounts at Aqueduct.
He began by winning the first race aboard Sara Street. Davis went on to win the third with Lutheran Rags, the fifth on Simona, the eighth with Flash Trading and the ninth aboard Casigordo to complete the second five-win day of his career.
The 23-year-old jockey first accomplished the feat on June 28, 2013, at Indiana Grand.
Davis has 18 wins during the current meet, leaving him second behind Manny Franco’s 21 in the jockeys’ standings.
NEW YORK — Wonder Gal romped to a 13+ length victory Friday in the $100,000 Ladies Handicap at Aqueduct.
The pacesetting win was the fourth in 17 starts for the 5-year-old trained by Leah Gyarmati. Kendrick Carmouche was aboard for the one mile, 70 yards in 1:42.45.
“Obviously, her performance today was spectacular,” Gyarmati said. “She seemed like she did it so easily.”
The Ladies Handicap was originally scheduled for the Jan. 7 card that was canceled because of snow.
The 3-2 favorite, Wonder Gal paid $5, $3.70 and $2.80.
Chorus Line was the distant runner up, returning $8.90 and $5.60.
Jet Majesty paid $4.30 to show.
NEW YORK — Jose Ortiz rode four winners at Aqueduct Thursday, including heavily favored Ocean Knight in the $78,000 allowance feature.
The 2-5 choice, Ocean Knight was dropping into an easier spot after running 10th in the Cigar Mile over the Thanksgiving weekend.
The 5-year-old set the pace and got the job done, but the finish was closer than his backers would have preferred. Ocean Knight held on by a neck over 19-1 shot Praetereo for his fourth win in 11 starts.
The time was 1:39.88 for the mile.
Ocean Knight, trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, paid $2.90, $2.50 and $2.10.
Praetereo returned $6.50 and $2.80. and Voluntario paid $2.10 to show.