RACE 1: 3-4-1-6
#3 HOLEY MATRIMONY was wide last time out when well beaten against comparable foes and now bids to rebound with a positive rider switch. He will offer value at the windows and figures to get a good trip from just off the pace. Some of his best efforts are good enough to contend without question.
RACE 2: 2-4-5-1
#2 PIT BOSS is a late running type who was way over his head last time out when 4th against 40k sellers. He has tons of back form that makes him a major threat and he should be a square price as well. The favorites in here are hardly formidable.
RACE 3: 5-6-2-1
#5 MAC THE PEE H DEE is a major pace threat here second off a layoff for a barn that took the nightcap yesterday in wire-to-wire fashion. This filly is a winner over this oval and has serious sprint speed. His last race was a shark tank of turf sprinters and she ran well to simply chase the pace and weaken late.
RACE 4: 1-6-7-5
#1 OUSTER has been in top form for trainer Mark Hennig and fits nicely class-wise going to open company. He is at his best at a mile based on recent runs and should be in range from just off the pace. Barring an unforeseen form reversal, he figures to be tough to handle this afternoon.
RACE 5: 10-2-12-7
#10 MAMA BANNED ME made a meaningful late move on debut then flopped in two dirt starts for Tom Morley. He is a threat to rebound this afternoon at a big price as he shows up with a good new rider as a gelding. The likelihood of a decent pace here adds to his appeal.
RACE 6: 11-6-5-10
The outside post for #11 LIL COMMISSIONER looks to be the perfect spot as he drops a notch in class off a claim. He has good tactical speed and Dylan Davis was aboard for a good effort two starts back. There’s a lot of speed in here, so if he can sit just off the pace and pounce late, his chances improve. This barn is 11% first off the claim at Aqueduct, good for a $2.35 ROI.
RACE 7: 2-4-5-7
#2 SUNDAESWITHSANDY was up against it last time out when involved in a strong pace going a mile. This son of Keen Ice is capable of getting loose this afternoon and will be dangerous if left to his own devices on the front end. He’ll be a better price than he should be based on recent outings.
RACE 8: 6-4-1-7
#6 LEM ME DRINK has back turf form and returns off a layoff for trainer Bruce Levine today on a major class drop. She needn’t be much to contend for top honors today and will be a fair price at the windows. There’s not much to base an opinion on in this field.