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"Foiled" foiled in first attempt at 100th win

January 21, 2018
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Foiled Again has enjoyed any number of spectacular nights throughout his prolific, record-setting career.
) was not one of them.
 
Foiled Again, as the 2-1 third choice, was making his 305
thcareer purse start, remaining in the same class a week after winning his 99thcareer race. His bankroll remains at $7,568,478.

"Try it again next time,"  Brennan said.

Saturday night's $30,000 winners-over pace was a down-the-road effort by odds-on Missile J (Dan Dube, $3.70). From post position No. 3 (in one notch after the pole-sitter scratched), Missile J stuffed Thisjetsabookin' (Jordan Stratton) in behind, then rolled through intervals of :27.1, :56.1, 1:24.1 and 1:52.2...fastest local mile thus far this season.

Thisjetsabookin' chased, beaten a length-and-a-quarter, with Take it Back Terry (Brennan) third.

For Missile J, a 5-year-old American Ideal Hoosier co-owned by John McGill & Brian Carsey and trained by Scott DiDomenico, it was his first win two seasonal starts. The exacta paid $16.20, with the triple returning $38.20.

Special Saturday props to trainer Darren Cassar, who sent out three winners during the dozen-race card. 
) 'French' matinee offers both a 'New York, New York Double' (Aqueduct's 3rdrace, Yonkers 5thrace) as well as a Pick 5 with a $2,986.47 carryover and a $10,000 guaranteed pool (50-cent base wager, races 7 through 11). The 'instant' guarantee took effect after no one hit Saturday's gimmick wager.

First post Sunday is 11:30 AM.

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