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Friday, April 19, 2013
Hardened Wildcat wins Aqueduct feature

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Hardened Wildcat captured his season debut, beating Be Bullish by a neck Friday in the $62,700 allowance feature at Aqueduct.

The 4-year-old chestnut gelding was making his first start since December. He prevailed in the four-horse field for his fourth victory in nine starts.

Ridden by Javier Castellano and trained by Chad Brown, Hardened Wildcat covered the six furlongs on a fast track in 1:09.40.

The winner went off at 2-1 and paid $6.60 and $3.50. Be Bullish returned $3.50 with Leave of Absence third. There was no show wagering.

This Ones for Phil, the 4-5 favorite, finished last after setting the pace.