Jersey Town - The Cigar Mile (G1)

Jersey Town, the longest shot in the field at 34-1, dueled with Haynesfield through the final 200 yards before prevailing by a head to win a rousing edition of the Grade 1, $250000 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile on Saturday afternoon at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Barclay Tagg for owner Charles Fipke, who teamed to win the 2008 edition of the race with Tale of Ekati, Jersey Town ran third through the early going as pacesetter Vineyard Haven was prompted through fractions of 22.69 and 45.27 by Haynesfield. Moving up to challenge for the lead on the turn, Jersey Town bore down on Haynesfield in upper stretch and the two battled back-and-forth to the wire, with Jersey Town sticking his head in front at the last second for the victory. His time for the mile was 1:34.43. "Today, he wanted to win," said jockey Cornelio Velasquez, aboard the 4-year-old son of Speightstown. "The other horse, he ran a big one too. My horse is a very good horse." Girolamo closed from mid-pack to finish third, 1 ¾ lengths clear of favored Bribon, who in turn was followed by Friend Or Foe, Soaring Empire, Vineyard Haven, Musket Man, and Half Metal Jacket. "I thought he ran well and tried hard; he just came up a little flat the last sixteenth of a mile," said Todd Pletcher, trainer of the beaten favorite. The Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile, the final Grade 1 race of the year in New York, was the first stakes victory of any kind of Jersey Town, who was bred in Kentucky by his owner. Unraced at two, Jersey Town ...

 

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