AQUEDUCT – 3/31/22
RACE 1: 3-6-2-1
#3 KAZMIKE is a second time starter who showed tremendous ability on debut, missing by a nose after chasing a hot pace. He should improve with that race behind him and now meets a field that’s short on confirmed ability. Look for him to take the step up to graduate.
RACE 2: 1-4-2-3
#1 MUCHO SUNSHINE is the one to catch from the inside today after chasing the pace and weakening last time out. He is a threat to go the distance today fits well class-wise after taking the step up last time out. If left alone on the front end, he can easily go the distance.
RACE 3: 7-9-3-2
#7 LUCKY MUCHO MAN is a second timer who is getting blinkers as a new gelding for his second outing. He showed life on debut and will benefit from the addition of the shades. He ran in spots on debut and now meets a softer field from top to bottom.
RACE 4: 2-5-6-4
The improvement shown since #2 TELLAPERFECTTALE was claimed by Wayne Potts has been remarkable. While her improving that much is a tad unbelievable, she is clearly the one to beat today given the pace scenario. The presence of the double bug only adds to the appeal.
RACE 5: 1-4-3-6
Even though it took 3 starts for #1 PINEAPPLE MAN to put everything together and win, he is still a colt with great quality. He is the one to catch once again from the inside and still has plenty of upside. His first two starts came in tough MSW events and he’s showing that it helped establish him in a big way.
RACE 6: 6-9-7-5
The racetrack squarely played against #6 MONEY IN THE BANK last time out 12 days ago. He figures to get a decent pace to run at here and gets enormous class relief. This is a far more realistic spot class-wise and you’ll get a square price given the subpar recent running lines.
RACE 7: 5-4-7-2
Between her affinity for this oval and her strong recent form, #5 BETSY BLUE is the one to beat. She walloped a field of N1X allowance foes last time out from just off the pace, showing more speed in a race devoid of early foot. That only speaks to her upside as she bids for a 3rd straight score.
RACE 8: 4-6-9-2
While it is never encouraging to play a 23-race maiden, #4 BOOM BOOM KABOOM has had some legitimate excuses of late. He has the speed to be a threat from the start today and fits this race nicely given his prior strong races against tougher competition.