Aqueduct Picks: Perfect Munnings Could Be in Featured 8th

Todd Pletcher sends a classy entry into the Damon Runyon 100k on Sunday. Have a look at J.N. Campbell wager for Race 8...
Todd Pletcher sends a classy entry into the Damon Runyon 100k on Sunday. Have a look at J.N. Campbell wager for Race 8...

Aqueduct Racetrack closes out another solid week of racing on Sunday with a nine-race program. Our turfless-man has made picks for the entire card, along with select analysis of some of the races.

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Horse Racing Picks

Most Likely Winner: (Race 4: Hometown #4, 9/5):

Michael Dubb is pretty adept when it comes to investing in the right horses. He employs Chad Brown, who is bringing his colt, Hometown #4, off the bench, after a 2-race campaign last summer. Those were not necessarily stellar outings, but Brown can get them ready. I don’t see too many in this field that can game with his thrusters, if he is ready to run. Should be…

Wager: $100 Win, #4


Favorite I Am Against: (Race 3: Wailing Josie #3, 7/5):

It looks like Wailing Josie #3 will be the presumptive favorite after garnering 7/5 support. In my opinion, this seasoned mare looks like she doesn’t like to win after a slew of 2nds. For that reason alone, I will back Saratoga Beauty #6 instead. She is heading into deeper company here, after a score at the claiming level. I like this move because it offers value if we choose to put her on top. Let’s do it!

Wager: $2 Exacta Cold, 6 w 3


Off-the-Pace Play of the Day: (Race 1: High Press #5, 10/1):

An MC40k has some options, as far as I am concerned, and I like the way Rob Atras’ long shot, High Press #5, is shaping up. These Hard Spun runners are pretty versatile, and dropping out MSW company into this spot could be a great move. Getting first-time Lasix gives me some hope. Also, seeing Kendrick Carmouche riding this one is awesome too. That word as a descriptor is trite, but I am using it to feel “hip.” Wait…

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


Spotlight Race of the Day: (Race 8: Dirt, 7F, Damon Runyon S., $100k, NY-breds, 3):

The “feature” on this Sunday card is a “Non-Graded” affair for $100k, and the folks at NYRA have put together a good field of 9 that are sprinting on the dirt. This time of year, that is the only surface available. Several are going to vie for favoritism, and I am sure Chad Brown’s Excellent Timing #5 is going to be near the top. That posted speed he tossed up in a MSW was stellar, and there is no reason to think that he will not try to duplicate that effort. My issue is that he is short on class, and I like others. Todd Pletcher’s Perfect Munnings #3 looks much “showier.” The colt has already done well in 2 BTs, and that last one, though he finished 3rd was against Jonathan Thomas’ ace, Nicky the Vest. That horse is most-assuredly headed to the Wood Memorial for all the NYRA 3-yr-old marbles. Let’s use both, and also Rudy Rodriguez’s Eagle Orb #2, who is getting Jorge Vargas. This colt’s speed can be a weapon in this spot, and dropping down after the Withers S. (G3) looks like the right move after a 5th place finish. Use ‘em and cash ticket…

Wager: $2 Exacta Wheel, 2/3/5


Enjoy a Sunday at the “Big A!” Best of Luck!

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