Ozone Park, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Vyjack and Micromanage head a field of 10 for Saturdays $100,000 Queens County Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack. Vyjack and Micromanage, both 4-year-olds, will be facing one another for a second time this year in Saturdays 1 1/8-mile stakes as each of their 2014 campaigns come to a close. They raced against each other in this years Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park on July 5 when Vyjack was eased and Micromanage finished seventh behind Zivo. Vyjack will break from post 4 with Irad Ortiz Jr. again riding and Micromanage will have Manuel Franco in the saddle and start from post 6. Trained by Rudy Rodriguez, Vyjack is coming off a fifth in the Cigar Mile at Aqueduct on Nov. 29, two months after winning the Kelso Handicap at Belmont Park. The gelding, owned by Pick Six Racing, regrouped after the Suburban with a fourth in the Vanderbilt and a third in the Forego. Vyjack has earned $917,500 from 15 career starts and six wins. Micromanage, owned by Repole Stable and trained by Todd Pletcher, will be making his 11th start this year with wins in the Skip Away at Gulfstream Park in March and the Birdstone in August at Saratoga. The colt is coming off a 10th at Aqueduct four weeks ago in the Red Smith Handicap on grass and a month earlier was third in Belmonts Bowling Green. Micromanage has five wins, four seconds and five thirds from 22 lifetime starts for $641,881. In last years Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, Micromanage finished third with Vyjack in sixth. Here is the field for the Queens County in post position order: Elnaawi, Angel Arroyo; Plainview, Jeremy Rose; Don Dulce, Fernando Jara; Vyjack, Irad Ortiz Jr.; Misconnect, Dylan Davis; Micromanage, Manuel Franco; Stormin Monarcho, Jevian Toledo; Percussion, C. C. Lopez; Turco Bravo, Jose Ortiz and Wealth to Me, Angel Cruz. The Queens County has an approximate post time of 3:43 p.m. ET. . Join World Soccer Pickem 2014 for your chance to win $5,500 in cash prizes by picking the winner of each game all the way through to the tournament final. Will you ride a favourite such as Spain or Germany, or cast your lot with an underdog like Ivory Coast or Mexico? Perhaps key victories from Netherlands or the United States will be your key to victory. . The Professional Referee Organization, which manages game officials for the U.S. Soccer Federation and MLS, notified the Professional Soccer Referee Association of the lockout and said replacement officials will be used. http://www.baseballastrosproshop.com/customized/
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