AQUEDUCT – 3/5/22
RACE 1: 1-7-4-6
#1 SINFUL DANCER returns off a layoff after running into eventual Grade I winner Americanrevolution in a MSW event last year. He has run well in three prior dirt tries and looms a major threat based on those efforts. Whether he’s ready off the bench is the worry.
RACE 2: 6-4-2-3
#6 ELECTABILITY is bred well for dirt and is interesting on the surface switch as a new gelding and with the addition of Lasix. Expect him to arrive on the scene late for Chad Brown. You’ll also get some value here.
RACE 3: 5-1-4
The early speed of #5 CHATEAU makes him strictly the one to beat here. He enters in top form and is clearly loose in the opening stages for trainer Rob Atras. His stamina issues seem to have disappeared of late, and he is a certified Aqueduct lover.
RACE 4: 9-1-3-2
#9 BREAKING STONES has good early speed and should be clear in the opening stages of this event. He has improved of late and the addition of blinkers only sharpens him up in the opening stages. Should he get loose in here, he’ll be exceptionally tough to catch.
RACE 5: 4-1-5-6
In a race crying out for a first timer, #4 DOUBLE MAKER is interesting being by 11% debut sire Empire Maker. He is out of a dam who was a stakes winner and scored 5x overall. She produced two NY bred winners including Makingcents, so there’s plenty to like.
RACE 6: 2-3-5-8
Being stuck down inside hurt #2 LIMIT UP on debut for trainer Bob Klesaris and he is now a candidate to improve second time out. The two favorites in here are plenty formidable, but this son of Union Jackson could stalk and pounce. He’ll be the right price from a wagering perspective as well.
RACE 7: 6-8-1-2
#6 F F ROCKET has shown flashes of ability and is now at the right class level for trainer Rob Atras. He was wide last time out on a day where the inside paths dominated and wound up tiring late. This is his first start as a gelding and he is a candidate to improve at a price.
RACE 8: 7-2-1A-6
#7 AMERICAN GENTLEMAN was wide last time out and against the grain of the surface for trainer Gustavo Rodriguez. He can improve here against a weaker N1X field than the one he faced last time out. His running style makes him a fit too given the versatility he possesses.
RACE 9: 6-4-5-2
#6 RADIO DAYS endured her first loss last time out for trainer Shug McGaughey in the Forward Gal at Gulfstream. She’s back in NY now and should improve with added ground. She has enough speed to stay close early and that’s essential given the lack of zip in this bunch. There’s still plenty of upside here as well.
RACE 10: 2-9-10-5
#2 GLIDER is a late runner who made a move up the rail last time out for trainer Mark Casse. He ended up second behind runaway winner Emmanuel at Tampa and that rival is likely to be one of the choices in the Fountain of Youth. The likelihood of a fast pace here makes him a threat given his running style.