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2012 Carter Handicap and Comely Stakes

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Broadway's Alibi wins the 2012 Comely Stakes
Broadway's Alibi wins the 2012 Comely Stakes at Aqueduct

Broadway's Alibi wins the 2012 Comely Stakes at Aqueduct

© Vanessa Ng
Kicking off the stakes action on Wood Memorial day was the $250,000 Comely Stakes (G3) for 3-year-old fillies going 1 mile around one turn of the main track. Broadway's Alibi, winner of her last 3 starts including the Forward Gal (G2) at Gulfstream, was sent off as the 6-5 favorite in the field of 6 over 3-2 second choice Millionreasonswhy, winner of the Wide Country Stakes at Laurel, and 4-1 third choice Welcome Guest, making her stakes debut off a maiden win.

Jockey Javier Castellano sent Broadway's Alibi to the lead immediately and she set fractions of 23.73, 47.25, and 1:11.74 over the fast track while stalked by Millionreasonswhy. Entering the stretch, Broadway's Alibi extended her lead, finishing up under wraps 3 1/2 lengths in front of Welcome Guest in 1:36.53. It was another 1 1/2 lengths back to Millionreasonswhy third.

Results chart from DRF

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