Friday, November 14, 2014

Sunday's card to feature pair of New York-bred 2-year-old stakes

Friday, November 14, 2014


Contact: Sean Morris


Sunday's card to feature pair of New York-bred 2-year-old stakes


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - A pair of stakes races for New York-bred juveniles highlights Sunday's card at Aqueduct Racetrack - the Notebook and the Key Cents - both at six furlongs with a purse of $100,000.


The Notebook - for straight 2-year-olds - is headed by Sleepy Hollow runner-up Good Luck Gus. Trained by Rudy Rodriguez for Michael Dubb, Good Luck Gus enters the Notebook with a record of 2-2-0 from five starts, with career earnings of $267,059.


The son of Lookin At Lucky broke his maiden in a 5 ½-furlong, off-the-turf race at Saratoga Race Course, and has finished fourth, first, and second in his last three races, all of which have come in stakes. Most recently, the bay colt tracked the pace in the one-mile Sleepy Hollow on October 18 at Belmont Park, but was no match for the winner, Ostrolenka, in the stretch.


Good Luck Gus is listed as the 8-5 morning-line favorite, and will break from post 5 with Joel Rosario aboard.


Trainer Todd Pletcher will send out Bullheaded Boy, who finished fifth in the Sleepy Hollow, but has proven to be proficient at sprint distances in his young career. Prior to the Sleepy Hollow, Bullheaded Boy finished third in the 6 ½-furlong Funny Cide, which was won by Grade 1 Champagne runner-up Upstart, and second in the seven-furlong Bertram F. Bongard on September 21 at Belmont. The Notebook will mark the shortest distance Bullheaded Boy has traveled since he made his debut in a five-furlong race at Saratoga.


Javier Castellano has the mount on Bullheaded Boy, 3-1 on the morning line, and the pair will break from post 7.


Rounding out the field in post-position order are Breakin the Fever, Regal Minister, Navy Blue, Tizquick, Deputy Busterstone, Clockwork and One Eyed Ray.


In the Notebook's filly counterpart, the Key Cents, Rudy Rodiguez will saddle two horses - Sweetpollypurebrd and The Lewis Dinner. The former, who is owned by Michael Imperio, finished third in the Maid of the Mist in her latest outing on October 18 at Belmont, while the latter, owned by Michael Dubb, broke her maiden by 5 ½ lengths in her most recent race.


Sweetpollypurebrd and The Lewis Dinner will break from the rail and post 4, respectively, and be ridden by Jose Ortiz and Manny Franco.


The 8-5 favorite on the morning line is My Super Nova, who broke her maiden in her latest start on October 23 at Belmont for trainer George Weaver and R A Hill Stable. In her two prior outings, the Super Saver filly twice finished second to Temper Mint Patty, first in a maiden race at Saratoga, and then in the Joseph A. Gimma on September 21 at Belmont.


My Super Nova will break from post 3 with Joel Rosario aboard.


Alexandrie, Sandra, and Dunn Listening complete the field.



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