NEW YORK (AP) Blacktype beat Barrel of Love by a nose Wednesday in the $75,000 allowance feature, the first turf race of the year at Aqueduct.
The 4-year-old French-bred gelding trained by Christophe Clement prevailed for his third win in 12 starts.
Irad Ortiz, Jr. was aboard for the 1 1-16 miles in 1:46.29 over the course labeled good.
Blacktype, the even-money favorite, paid $4.20, $3 and $2.20.
Barrel of Love returned $3.70 and $2.50, and Smooth Daddy paid $2.30 to show.