Aqueduct Picks: Frost Me appropriate on January 20

The 'Big A' kicks off another week of racing. Check out these selections below for their 8-race card ...
The "Big A" kicks off another week of racing. Check out these selections below for their 8-race card ...

Aqueduct Picks - Thursday, January 20, 2022

  • Race 1: 5-6-1-3
  • Race 2: 1/1A-5-4-6
  • Race 3: 3-2-6-7
  • Race 4: 1-8-4-6
  • Race 5: 3-5-4-2
  • Race 6: 5-2-8-4
  • Race 7: 3-9-4-5
  • Race 8: 4-8-10-1
  • **Most Likely Winner: Motion To Strike #1 (Race 4)**
  • **Best Value: Frost Me #3 (Race 5)**

NYRA’s Aqueduct Racetrack is rolling along, and its Winter Meet, despite some tough weather conditions, has some excellent betting opportunities before it!

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Horse Racing Picks

Most Likely Winner: (Race 4: Motion to Strike #1, 7/2):

This son of Competitive Edge has the look of a winner, especially after he absolutely blew the break last time out at Aqueduct. It was an off-track that day, and he has the chance to make amends in this spot for Patrick Reynolds. The class level is spot on, and I would expect the well-travelled Jose Ortiz to have the ability to put him in the right position. Just 2-off the front should do the trick, but first, he is going to have to let this one clear the gate. If the pair can do that … they should score.

Wagering Recommendation: $100 Win, #1


Off-the-Pace Play of the Day: (Race 5: Frost Me #3, 4/1):

I have made no bones about it … if I see a runner that is by the sire Frosted, I am going to take a serious look. This filly has the ability to take on this crowd, a bullet work of late, and I believe in Eric Cancel … even if his numbers do not speak to intended success. Trainer John Kimmel could use a win too, and he has a shot with a runner who needs some pace to run into. I think the daughter of Frosted will get it on Thursday. What I really need is her price to drift north of 5/1 … wouldn’t that be sweet?

Wagering Recommendation: $100 Bankroll, Graduated Wager WPS #3 ($10-W, $15-P, $75-S)


Spotlight Race of the Day: (Race 7: Dirt, 7F, ALLW82k, F&M 4+):

There is much to like in a race like this one … Look at all the angles! You have a field of 9, and there are definitely some “shots” that could make an impact. Take for instance Luis Miranda’s Madera #9. Last out in an ALLW Co. contest, this frontrunner was pretty impressive coming over from Finger Lakes. When you can step-up at the “Big A,” and finish 3rd, that is saying something. I know this mare by Ghostzapper faded at the top of the lane, but maybe this time around will be different. The young Ailsa Morrison gets the call, and she already has a trio of wins during the Meet. Using this one seems sensible, especially considering the price—20/1 on the M/L. My top selection though will come from Robert Falcone’s midst. Kept Waiting #4 was sure on fire last time going 6F on the turf. I realize she was bred to be a turf horse, but maybe that breakaway speed of hers could be useful on the dirt. With Kendrick Carmouche in the irons, he could be looking to get her free late in the game. Running against open company like this is a tough ask, but as I said, if she can make the switch then it could lead to a score. One other entry that is enticing is Bill Mott’s More Moonshine #3. Off since the end of November, the HOF trainer has had this filly working well on the tab. With some maturity under her, that could bode well for a breakout. She has potential, and Malibu Moon’s legacy by her side … plus the solid handling skills of Jose Lezcano. What a price at 6/1! Let’s put all of these into a Trifecta, and reap the benefits!

Wagering Recommendation: $2 Trifecta Box, 3/4/9


Enjoy some racing from the “Big A!” Best of luck on another run at Aqueduct!

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