Imagining takes GIII Red Smith Hcp – Results and Replay

Imagining - holding off all comers in the stretch of today's GIII Red Smith Hcp at Aqueduct
Imagining – holding off all comers in the stretch of today’s GIII Red Smith Hcp at Aqueduct

Imagining, left nothing to the imagination as he wrestled the lead away in the stretch then held off some hard late chargers to win today’s $250,000, GIII Red Smith Hcp., for 3yo’s and up, at 1 3/8 mile over a firm Aqueduct turf course to win by a diminishing 1/2 length!

Full Results and Race Replay

Long shot Hangover Kid, was back that diminishing 1/2 length with a big late push and just a nose in front of Tannery, who claimed the 3rd spot also with a big late kick from way back.  Slip and Drive, who was part of the early vanguard here today filled out the super back 1 3/4 length more!

Race favorite Hyper, finished a well-beaten 8th as he was never in this one at any time!

Payouts and Winning Time,

Age Restriction: Three Year Old and Upward
  Purse: $250,000
  Distance: One And Three Eighth Miles On The Turf
  Track Condition: Firm
  Winning Time:  2:18.43
Pgm# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
2. Imagining Joel Rosario 8.30 4.70 4.10
8. Hangover Kid Irad Ortiz, Jr.   16.20 9.70
6. Tannery (IRE) Alex O. Solis     4.30
Also ran were: 4.  – Slip and Drive ,  5.  – Sky Blazer ,  1.  – Artic North ,  9.  – Howe Great , 11.  – Hyper , 10.  – Mission Approved ,  3.  – Exclusive Strike ,  7.  – Sandyinthesun , 12.  – Nutello  
Scratched horses:   Quick Casablanca (CHI)  (Trainer) , Percussion  (Main-Track-Only)

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