Godolphin Racing’s Long River hopes to submerge the competition as the 4-year-old son of A.P. Indy goes for his fourth consecutive win in Saturday’s 1 1/8-mile, $150,000, Grade 3 Excelsior Stakes at Aqueduct.
Long River was broken and trained in Aiken by Tim Jones. The chestnut colt has won two straight stakes races, the Time for a Change Stakes and Evening Attire Stakes. A winner of four races, Long River is conditioned at the racetrack by Kiaran McLaughlin.
The colt drew the rail in the seven horse field and jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. gets the return call. A winner at ages two, three and four, Long River has earned $248,072.