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.