NEW YORK -- Punch Line took over from pace-setting Dominant Prospect going into the stretch and easily won the $53,100 Blue Swords Stake for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct yesterday.
Punch Line, carrying 122 pounds and ridden by Andrea Seefeldt, finished 6 1/2 lengths ahead of Classi Envoy in the field of nine. Classi Envoy, 122, with Richard Migliore riding, was a half length ahead of Koluctoo Jimmy Al, 119, ridden by Joe Bravo.
The win was the sixth in 13 starts this year for Punch Line, who covered 1 1/16 miles on a fast track in 1 minute, 44 2/5 seconds to earn $31,860 for Althea R. Johnson.
The winner returned $6.40, $5 and $3.20. Classi Envoy paid $9.20 and $4, and Koluctoo Jimmy Al was $3 for show.