New York Horse takes Weekly Claiming Honors

Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comThe appropriately named Litigate has been named the Claimer of the Week. Litigate, a New York bred son of Closing Argument, captured the fifth race at Aqueduct Sunday afternoon in a $20,000 claiming event. Litigate, trained by David Duggan, entered the race after a freshening and took a drop in class. The gelding was ignored on the tote board and paid $14.00 after facing only six opponents. Litigate stalked the speed and swung out when entering the stretch and faced no problems running down the competition under rider Jose Ortiz. The five year old stopped the timer at 1:17.53 for the 6 ½ furlongs on a fast track. Litigate has now won four career races from 14 starts and finished in the money seven times. His career earnings now exceed $118,000.

— Art Parker, author of Keeneland Winning Trainer Pattern

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