In the 41st start of his career, Ara Aprahamian’s Life in Shambles earned his first stakes win, using a strong late kick to win the $200,000 Fall Highweight Handicap (G3) Nov. 22 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Trained by Jason Servis and patiently piloted by Irad Ortiz Jr., the 7-year-old Broken Vow gelding collared the dueling Heartwood and Always Sunshine late in the lane to capture the six-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds and older.
“I got a perfect trip. He broke good. He put me in a good position, and he was right where I wanted when I asked him. Turning for home, he just ran really well,” said Ortiz, Jr.
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