AQUEDUCT – 3/25/22
RACE 1: 4-3-2-1
#4 DRAW OFF is a second timer getting serious class relief for trainer George Weaver. This daughter of Gormley will be treated with lasix for the first time today and should be closer to the pace early. She had the misfortune of running into a buzz saw in her unveiling.
RACE 2: 3-6-1-5
#3 RUNABOUT goes first off a claim for trainer Jeffrey Englehart, who has done well at this meet with these types. He has the tactical speed to stay within range from the start today, and his price should be fair. Look for him from the outset.
RACE 3: 2-1-3-6
#2 TOWERING ORBIT is the one to catch from the inside today for Charlie Baker and was against the grain of the racetrack last time out. She is back on a dry strip once again and should be a factor from the opening bell.
RACE 4: 8-4-1-5
#8 SISTER LUCK returns from a layoff today for new trainer Joseph Lee and should be in range from the start. She ran two solid races to begin her career in New Orleans and meets a particularly weak field at this level today. Having an outside post and a heady rider helps.
RACE 5: 9-6-3-7
#9 COSTANTI has the speed to stay close from the start and should be in a good spot from the far outside post. This one is in light once again with the hot riding bug boy aboard. This barn annually does some of its best work during the winter as well.
RACE 6: 5-1-6-4
#5 UNO ran well enough last time out to be in a N1X on this circuit, but is back in for a tag for Todd Pletcher. He began his career with promise and now has the largest ‘for sale’ sign attached to him you could possibly have. Nonetheless, he’s better than everyone in this field.
RACE 7: 5-8-1-2
#5 OUR SWEET GIRL is new to the care of Horacio DePaz, one of the better young trainers in the game. She has the tactical speed to stay close throughout and her recent races in PA make her a major player.
RACE 8: 3-1-5-4
#3 VINDICTIVE returns off a layoff for trainer Todd Pletcher and enters off a very strong 3rd place finish in the Discovery. This is a reasonable spot class-wise and he should get a decent pace setup in this affair. The price won’t be much, but he is a solid multi-race single.
RACE 9: 7-9-1-5
#7 GOOD SKATE ran huge last time out for trainer Rudy Rodriguez and now looks to make it three straight. He has shown increased speed in his last couple of starts and should be close again. If he runs back to his last, he is the one to beat.