Aqueduct-Turfway Cross Country Pick 5 Pays $6,745

An all-stakes Cross Country Pick 5 on Saturday returned $6,745.25 for selecting all five winners for the 50-cent wager at races from Aqueduct in New York and Turfway Park in Kentucky. The sequence’s total pool was $110,645.

Visitant rallied from seventh to post a two-length win in the first leg, capturing the Kentucky Cup Classic for 4-year-olds and up going nine furlongs in Turfway’s Race 9. Under jockey Deshawn Parker, Visitant logged a final time of 1:50.12. The William Morey trainee went off at 8-1, paying $18.80 on a $2 win wager.

Aqueduct made its first foray into the wager when Air Attack outkicked Musical Heart by one length to win the $75,000 Stud Muffin for 4-year-olds and up in a marathon 1 3/8-mile contest in Race 9 as part of the card’s New York Claiming Championship Day. Owned and trained by John Toscano, Jr. Air Attack won at 4-1, returning $10. Eric Cancel utilized a three-wide trip and kept his charge forwardly placed before finishing strong in a final time of 2:21.93.

The first favorite to win came with Adventuring in the Bourbonette Oaks for sophomore fillies going one mile in Race 10 at Turfway. Conditioned by Brad Cox, Adventuring [$7.20] bested Spritz by two lengths, earning 50 qualifying points to the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks for the effort under jockey Florent Geroux. The Godolphin homebred hit the wire in 1:37.31.

Fox Red won the Big A’s 10th-race finale, with Cancel recording his second straight win as the favorite won the $45,000 Dads Caps for 4-years-old and up going seven furlongs. Fox Red, trained by Linda Rice, topped Town Jak by 1 1/2 lengths, completing the course in 1:25.09. He paid $7.30.

Like the King closed the curtain on the wager by overtaking two rivals in the stretch to win the Grade 3 Jeff Ruby Steaks for sophomores going 1 1/8 miles in Race 11. The 100-40-20-10-point prep race for the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby saw the Wesley Ward-trained Like the King win at 7-1, defeating Sainthood by one length in a final time of 1:50.22. Drayden Van Dyke rode the winner, who paid $16.00.

The minimum bet for the multi-track, multi-race wager is 50 cents. Wagering on the Cross Country Pick 5 is also available on track, on ADW platforms, and at simulcast facilities across the country. Every week will feature a mandatory payout of the net pool.

The Cross Country Pick 5 will continue each Saturday throughout the year. For more information, visit NYRABets.com.

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