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2009 Gotham Stakes and Toboggan Handicap


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Ah Day and Eternal Star return after the race
Ah Day and Eternal Star return after the Toboggan Handicap

Winner Ah Day and second place finisher Eternal Star return after the 2009 Toboggan Handicap at Aqueduct

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Avon Thorpe, assistant to winning trainer King Leatherbury said, "He ran awesome. He's been training good. He came back slowly and took his time. Then, he just did what he normally does, ran big. I have no idea what's next."

5-1 third choice Eternal Star raced in 7th down the backstretch under jockey Julian Pimentel, came out five wide into the stretch for his rally, gained the lead at the 70 yard pole but was beaten a head in the final strides. The Michael Trombetta trainee improved his record to 9 wins, 5 seconds, and 1 third in 20 starts, earning $497,420 for owners Harry and Tom Meyerhoff.

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