J Boys Echo Wins Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack
The $300,000 G3 Gotham Stakes took place Saturday, March 4 at Aqueduct Racetrack in South Ozone Park, New York. Some of the best three year olds in the land took to Aqueduct's Inner track and raced 1 1/16 miles for the winner's share of the purse and the 50-20-10-5 points awarded for the first through fourth place finishers toward the Kentucky Derby in May. Dale Romans trained 6-1 shot J Boys Echo posted the slight upset and gained the max-50 points with an impressive 3 1/2 length victory. J Boys Echo is now firmly on the Derby radar. 7-1 shot Cloud Computing finished a good second in the field of seven while overwhelming 2-5 favorite El Areeb got in for a disappointing third place finish. Action Everyday was fourth while True Timber, So Conflated, and Gaetano completed the order of finish. Apartfromthecrowd, Glennrichement, and Miggsy were scratched.
2017 Gotham Stakes Race Results & Payoffs
- $2 Exacta (1-9) Paid: $114.50
- $1 Trifecta (1-9-4) Paid: $109.00
- $1 Superfecta (1-9-4-10) Paid: $558.50
- $2 Daily Double (1/1) Paid: $22.40
- $2 Pick 3 (3/1/1) Paid: $62.50