Veterans Runners Rematch in $150,000 Toboggan Handicap
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Fri 06/02/2015 - 14:53 EST
The $150,000 Toboggan Handicap is part of a trio of stakes races February 7 at Aqueduct as a field of six older horses is set to contest the one mile event on the main track.
Salutos Amigos is the even money favorite for trainer David Jacobson, and will be looking for his third consecutive stakes score after back to back wins in the Grade 3 Fall Highweight Handicap and Gravesend Stakes to finish 2014. Salutos Amigos, a multiple graded stakes winner, has been victorious in 7 of 25 career starts for earnings of $687,406. The five year-old son of Salute the Sarge will be ridden by Irad Ortiz breaking from post five and projects as the speed of the race.
Dads Caps tries to regain winning form
5/2 second choice Dads Caps – most recently third behind Salutos Amigos in the December 26 Gravesend Handicap – will be looking for his first win since the Grade 1 Carter Handicap April 5, 2014. In the interim, Dads Caps has lost six straight races, but was competitive in most including a second place effort in the Grade 1 Vosburgh in at Belmont Park in September. Dads Caps is trained by Rudy Rodriguez with Jose Ortiz scheduled ride breaking from post three.
Mewannarose looking to finally topple favorite
Mewannarose (5/1) will break from the outside post for trainer Jeremiah Englehart. The five year-old gelded son of Bwana Charlie has won 4 of 14 career starts, and ran second in both the Fall Highweight and Gravesend Stakes behind Salutos Amigos.
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