AQUEDUCT – 2/19/2021
RACE 1: 4-3-6-1
#4 VOICE OF SPRING ran the best race of her brief career in her lone try on a fast track. She may not get one today, but looms a major player on a significant class drop as she now faces much weaker competition.
RACE 2: 7-1-2
#7 LA NEGRITA made a prolonged wide move last time out to rally gamely into a pace that collapsed. She faced much tougher competition that afternoon and gets major class relief 2nd off a claim.
RACE 3: 4-5-3
#4 MISSION WRAPITUP returns off a layoff for a barn that does well with fresh horses (23%, $2.30 ROI 100-200 day layoffs in claimers on dirt). He has the versatility to lay close early and will offer value.
RACE 4: 1-3-7
#1 DOYOUKNOWHOIAM is the one to catch from the inside off an intermediate layoff, and she ran a race on debut against open company that would likely win this event. Look for her to be ridden aggressively today.
RACE 5: 5-3-4-1
The inside trip endured by #5 STUNNING MUNNINGS last time out likely worked against her, and she now goes 2ndoff a layoff. This is a reasonable spot class-wise in which she can get a bit more involved early.
RACE 6: 2-1-3
#2 TIMED OUT was beaten as a heavy favorite last time out with no significant excuse other than that she moved a tad early into a hot pace. She should make amends 2nd off the bench in a race loaded with speed.
RACE 7: 7-4-1/1A
#7 TOO EARLY is the Linda Rice entrant you prefer in here given the likelihood he’ll be a much bigger price than #4 COLD HARD CASH. The former is better going a tad shorter and exits a solid effort.
RACE 8: 1-7-4-5
#1 SPITBALL was wide last time out on an afternoon where staying inside was an advantage. He figures to be a pace threat today and takes a key class drop from 25k down to the bottom.
AQUEDUCT STATS: 67-18-10-10 $116.90