NEW YORK (AP) -- Romansh held off entrymate Long River by a neck in the $150,000 Excelsior Stakes at Aqueduct on Saturday.
Romansh and Long River, the overwhelming 1-5 favorites, pulled clear of the pack in midstretch and raced to the wire. Romansh prevailed for his fourth win in nine starts. Tom Albertrani trains the 4-year-old who ran the 1 1-8 miles in 1:49.07 on the fast track.
It was also a 1-2 finish for the Ortiz brothers, with Jose riding the winner and Irad settling for second.
The entry paid $2.50, $2.50 and $2.10. Percussion was third, returning $2.80.