Long River rolls in Big A's Evening Attire Stakes

The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Long River beat Percussion by three-quarters of a length, extending his winning streak to three on Saturday in the $100,000 Evening Attire Stakes at Aqueduct.

Percussion, a 9-1 long shot, set the pace in the 1 1-16 miles race in a strong bid to pull the upset. Long River reeled in the leader in the deep stretch for his fourth win in nine starts.

The top two were 13 1/2 lengths clear of third-place finisher Jonesy Boy.

A 4-year-old trained by Kiaran McLaughlin and ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr., Long River was timed in 1:44.71 on the track rated good. He paid $5.30, $3.20 and $2.70.

Percussion returned $6.30 and $5.40. Jonesy Boy paid $3.50.

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