Nick Tammaro’s Aqueduct Analysis – Saturday, February 5, 2022

AQUEDUCT – 2/5/22

RACE 1: 5-3-7-2

#5 ROYAL CURRENCY is the one to beat as a heavy favorite in the opener given the ability she has shown in two prior outings.  The only concern here is pace, as this filly has not had much to offer so far.  She is, however, from a barn that’s heated up noticeably of late.

RACE 2: 3-7-2-1

#3 FENWAY is the main speed on paper and should get loose in this bunch with great ease.  He is new to the care of John Terranova, but was trained by this barn all summer last year.  The lead is his for the taking, and Trevor McCarthy has had the success he has by being aggressive and taking advantage of circumstance when it presents itself.

RACE 3: 5-3-4

With no speed signed on here whatsoever, #5 HAPPY MEDIUM is a heavy favorite and very likely winner.  He is trying stakes company for the first time and should be tough to handle barring a big step backwards.  A wet track might be the only thing to stand in his way.

RACE 4: 5-2-6-3

The Pick 6 kicks off with an inscrutable rock bottom maiden seller where #5 ILLUSTRIOUS looks interesting enough.  He ran an even race las time out chasing from the start and now meets a considerably weaker field from top to bottom.  He should have some tactical speed to offer too that will help him chase outside #2 FAZARO.

RACE 5: 5-4-10-6

#5 TWISTED TOM is a late runner who should get some pace to run at today for Mertkan Kantarmaci.  He has been in declining form, but has largely faced much tougher in recent outings.  There’s enough pace here to set up his late bid in a race that is nothing short of a skull buster.

RACE 6: 1-6-4-8

#1 MAGNIFICENT CHROME is hardly a win machine, but enters in good form.  The bug girl obviously fits him well and he should get a strong pace to run at in this affair.  The price will be solid as well in a race where the fancied runners don’t inspire confidence.

RACE 7: 5-7-4-2

If there was one less speed horse in here it would greatly help the chances of #5 NO BURN, but you can’t deny how well this gelding ran last time out.  He set a robust pace going 9 panels before understandably weakening late and now shortens up in distance.  Speed is the name of his game and he’s in light with the bug boy astride.

RACE 8: 11-2-9-4

#11 COOKE CREEK took the worst of it last time out racing wide and against the grain of the track in the Jerome.  He now draws the impossible 11 post, but will be a square price at the windows in a race where the favorite is awfully tough to trust.  If he can get position early, this one is in line to potentially upset things.

RACE 9: 6-10-9-7

#6 CURLIN’S WISDOM cuts back in distance off a runner-up finish behind a runaway winner last time out.  He has tactical speed and figures to be involved early under Jose Ortiz this afternoon.  With any improvement off his two dirt starts he’s a major contender.





















































































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