Maiden Focus by @ThoroBredPicks (Aqueduct, February 26)

0-for-2 on Sunday, with both SALIT (3/1) and NEWSWORTHY (13/1) running second. NEWSWORTHY combined with honorable mention KURAMATA for a $35.60 exacta.

Aqueduct – Race 5

#7 GOLD BEAR (5/2 ml)

Pletcher firster from Florida has looked good in training for several months (most drills available for viewing on XBTV under the dam’s name), and has worked with several winners including ZAAJEL, DEMOCRACY, and most recently FIGHTING FORCE. Also went with the unraced SIBAAQ back in December, who is entered on tomorrow’s Gulfstream card and had worked with JOUSTER prior to that one’s big debut win. Appears speedy and should give a good account of himself here.

Also of note is the Terranova firster QUICK INTRO (8/1 ml), who worked with the older multiple stakes winner FUNNY GUY back on Feb 6. He followed that up by working with B C GLORY DAYS, a heavy favorite from last Saturday who finished second by a neck. Most recently went with BANK STING, who actually debuted in a stakes (ran 4th) and then won second time out on Feb 5. Appears well-meant, though rider Jorge Vargas hasn’t won a race for Terranova over the last year (from only 2 starters).

ThoroBredPicks record:
Win record: 26-for-97 (27% winners)
Total mutuels: $220.90 ($8.50 average win price)

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