November 12, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) Bigger Picture and Sticksstatelydude pulled upsets to earn their first stakes victories on Saturday at Aqueduct.

Both posted identical winning margins of 1\\ lengths.

Bigger Picture, 9-1, rallied to beat Danish Dynaformer in the $200,000 Red Smith Handicap on the turf.

The 5-year-old trained by Mike Maker and ridden by Jose Ortiz paid $21.40 for his eighth win in 20 starts.

Wake Forest, the 3-5 favorite, was third.

The time was 2:15.46 for the 1 3/8 miles.

Sticksstatelydude led start to finish at 6-1 in the $150,000 Discovery for 3-year-olds.

Joel Rosario rode for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin as the colt improved to 3 for 8.

Neolithic finished second. Gift Box, the 8-5 choice, was fifth.

Sticksstatelydude ran the 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.58, paying $14.40 to win.

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