AQUEDUCT – 2/11/22
RACE 1: 4-5-1-7
Rather than the firsters who lack pedigree, #4 ROCK LOBSTER is the best alternative. She debuted against similar foes and was hindered by a slow break. She eventually lagged behind the whole way despite being 11-1 in a bulky field. Having that race behind her and getting blinkers and Trevor McCarthy increase the appeal.
RACE 2: 3-7-4-1
#3 CORKMAN offers more appeal than the likely favorite, #7 JERUSALEM GATES because he has faced better in recent starts and is first off a claim by the razor sharp outfit of Flying P Stable. This veteran is versatile enough to stay close early and contest the pace.
RACE 3: 4-7-1A-6
#4 JULIANA’S ROSE likely needed her last off a layoff and should be wound tighter for this engagement. She contested a hot pace last time out and wound up weakening late. This is a good spot 2nd off the bench and she should be in a good stalking spot from the outset.
RACE 4: 3-1-2-5
There should be a contested pace in this affair and #3 MOSIENKO is in position to take advantage. The double bug is back aboard and this filly rallied stoutly last time out into a very moderate pace. Look for her late in a spot where she’ll offer real value.
RACE 5: 8-4-1-3
#8 SUMMARY JUDGMENT contested a hot pace last time out in her first try against winners and she figures to be forwardly placed again. This is a good spot class-wise, as the difference between 40k and 16k is immense. She has the speed to stay close throughout as well.
RACE 6: 3-8-6-5
#3 DADDY KNOWS figures to be close throughout for trainer Ray Handal and drops in class 2nd off a claim. This son of Scat Daddy was involved in the pace from the start last time out and tired late facing a much better field. This is a far more realistic spot class-wise.
RACE 7: 5-3-2-4
Being drawn outside the other speed while in light makes #5 DAUFUSKIE ISLAND interesting. He has started to move forward since switching barns and faces a largely softer field than he did last time out. A stalk and pounce trip is in the offing.
RACE 8: 7-10-6-5
#7 BEACH BOY AL is a second timer who contested a white hot pace on debut. He understandably tired late and figures to be a major pace player in here. If able to avoid a pace duel he’ll be a tough customer from start to finish.