Big finish by John Little in stakes debut
JAMAICA, N.Y. -- The day began with snow squalls. But, that wasn't the strangest thing that happened Saturday at Aqueduct.
In an oddly run race, John Little - who seemed the potential main speed in the six-horse field - rallied from fourth place and outfinished Windsor Castle in a stirring stretch duel to win the $200,000, Grade 3 Excelsior Breeders' Cup Handicap by a neck. Windsor Castle, who made a short lead in midstretch, finished second, 2 1/2 lengths ahead of Ground Storm.
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