Smart Coupons Scores at Aqueduct
NEW YORK (AP) _ Smart Coupons won for the third time in four starts this year, capturing the $200,000 Excelsior Breeders’ Cup Handicap at Aqueduct on Sunday.
Smart Coupons, ridden by Rene Douglas, won by three-quarters of a length. He was timed in 1:49 3-5 for 1 1-8 miles on a fast track.
The winner earned $120,000 for Louis Porreco and paid $32.20, $9.30 and $5.20.
In his previous outing April 11, Smart Coupons took the Kings Point Handicap at Aqueduct.
Archers Bay, the favorite, rallied on the inside but was unable to overtake Smart Coupons in the field of nine. In third, another 3 1/4 lengths back, was Pasay.
Archers Bay placed at $3 and $2.80 and Pasay showed at $5.90.