NEW YORK (AP) _ Epistolaire edged Solitary Dancer by a length Friday in the $48,000 feature race at Aqueduct.

Epistolaire, ridden by Jose Santos, ran 1 1-8 miles on the turf course in 1:48 4-5 and paid $3.40, $2.80 and $2.40. The 5-year-old Irish-bred horse earned $28,800 for Edouard de Rothschild.

Solitary Dancer returned $13.40 and $5.10, and Weatherbird paid $2.70 to show.