Sage Valley wins Aqueduct's Mr. Nasty Stakes
NEW YORK -- Sage Valley led all the way on Friday to capture the Mr. Nasty Stakes as racing resumed at Aqueduct.
The cards on Wednesday and Thursday were canceled as a snow storm hit the New York area, which is still recovering from superstorm Sandy.
Sage Valley extended his winning streak to three in the stakes for 3-year-olds, beating Wild Target by 6 3/4 lengths over the track rated good. Ramon Dominguez was aboard for trainer Rudy Rodriguez as the 6-5 second choice ran the seven furlongs in 1:22.35.
Sage Valley paid $4.40, $2.70 and $3.20. Wild Target returned $4.40 and $4.90 while Raging Daoust paid $7.50 to show.
Overdriven, the even-money favorite, was fourth in his first race since ending his juvenile season at 2-0.
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