by NYRA Press Office
It was a super Sunday for jockey Dylan Davis, who rode five winners from eight mounts on the day’s program at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Davis notched his first career five-win day on the New York Racing Association circuit, starting off the day by piloting Sara Street ($8.60) to victory in Race 1. In Race 3, Davis led favorite Lutheran Rags ($4.00) to a one-length score and added victories aboard Simona ($4.50) in Race 5; Flash Trading ($9.40) in Race 8; and Casigordo ($21.80) in a thrilling finish at the wire over Ransom Note in the finale.
It was the second career five-win day for the 23-year-old native of Manhasset, New York, who first accomplished the feat on June 28, 2013 at Indiana Grand.
“I just played it race by race and everything was falling into place,” Davis said. “I just have to say thanks to the owners, trainers, and the horses of course getting it done. We just tried to ride my best race every day and it worked out today. It’s been a fantastic meet and that’s just due to working hard every day. My agent, Mike Migliore and me, work hard and we deserve this.”
Davis has 18 wins in the current Aqueduct meet, moving up to the second spot behind leader Manny Franco’s 21. It also marked another impressive effort at the Big A after he recorded his first career graded stakes win, as he was in the irons for Great Stuff’s victory in the Grade 3 Toboggan on January 27.