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Heaven’s Runway takes off in Big A’s Fall Highweight ‘Cap


NEW YORK (AP) Heaven’s Runway rallied past odd-on favorite Stallwalkin’ Dude for a 32-1 upset Thursday in the $200,000 Fall Highweight Handicap at Aqueduct.

The 6-year-old trained by Rudy Rodriguez and ridden by Junior Alvarado surged in deep stretch for a neck victory over the 4-5 choice.

Heaven’s Runway got his first win in nine starts this season, his sixth in 41 races overall.

The time was 1:10.19 for the six furlongs.

Heaven’s Runway paid $66.50, $16.20 and $9.30.

Stallwalkin’ Dude returned $2.80 and $2.20, and Ready for Rye paid $3.50 to show.

In earlier stakes results, Catapult, the 3-2 favorite, beat Strike Midnight by 1\ lengths in the $125,000 Gio Ponte for 3-year-olds on the turf.

Jockey Javier Castelllano and trainer Chad Brown teamed to guide the colt to his third win in six starts. He paid $5.10 to win.

- Yorkiepoo Princess upset 1-5 favorite Eloquent Riddle by 2} lengths in the $100,000 Furlough for 2-year-old fillies.

Irad Ortiz, Jr. was aboard for trainer Edward Barker as Yorkiepoo Princess got her second win in five races. She paid $9.20 to win.