“Thoroughbred Legends Racing Stable’s Morning Line collared Apriority in deep stretch and pulled away under hand urging for a 1 1/2-length victory in the $250,000 Carter Handicap (G1) at Aqueduct on Saturday.
The Carter was an overdue Grade 1 victory for the four-year-old Tiznow colt, who finished second in last year’s Breeder’s Cup Dirt Mile (G1) to Dakota Phone and second to Giant Oak in the Donn Handicap (G1) on February 5, his most recent start.
“Amazing,” winning trainer Nick Zito said. “I’m very grateful. I’m very happy for the horse. He’s lost some tough ones—the Breeders’ Cup Mile was a heartbreaker. The Donn was a heartbreaker. He’s such a well-deserving Grade 1 horse.”