Aqueduct Picks: Cause of Action a price on February 10

Aqueduct Racetrack begins another week of racing ... Thursday selections, plus targeted analysis is below.
Aqueduct Racetrack begins another week of racing ... Thursday selections, plus targeted analysis is below.

Aqueduct Picks - Thursday, February 10, 2022

  • Race 1: 6-3-1-4
  • Race 2: 4-6-1-5
  • Race 3: 3-4-2-6
  • Race 4: 7-1-2-6
  • Race 5: 3-8-7-4
  • Race 6: 5-6-8-2
  • Race 7: 6-2-1-4
  • Race 8: 1-8-3-5
  • **Most Likely Winner: Gran Casique #3 (Race 5)**
  • **Best Value: Plot The Dots #5 (Race 6)**

NYRA’s Aqueduct Racetrack has their Winter Meet rolling along, despite some tough weather conditions. The Derby Trail is heating up there with the Gotham S. (G2), and the Wood Memorial S. (G2) slated to run in March and April, respectively. Plus, all of the other NYRA stakes competition ... whew Nelly!

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Horse Racing Picks

Most Likely Winner: (Race 5: Gran Casique #3, 9/5):

Trainer Rob Atras is looking strong with his numbers, yet again at the “Big A” Winter Meet … When it comes to claiming, he is “The King.” Dropping … 1st off … over 90+ away … look out. This gelding by Algorithms is looking sharp, and when he was with Orlando Noda, he was pretty sharp. Against this group, jockey Manny Franco should not have any issues. Let’s go cash a ticket!

Wagering Recommendation: $100 Win, #3


Off-the-Pace Play of the Day: (Race 6: Plot the Dots #5, 4/1):

Here is a sharp-looking gelding by Uncle Mo that should be ready to fire. I know that 4/1 on the M/L does not seem like much of an “Off-the-Pace” type of play, but I think this one, that is in for a tag, might float upwards. His last 3 races were tough contests at Laurel Park, and with “blinks,” T-Mac aboard, and this class drop, he should win nicely. Mike Trombetta regularly shuttles his runners between New York and Maryland, and I like the look of this one from all angles.

Wagering Recommendation: $100 Bankroll, Graduated Wager WPS #5 ($10-W, $15-P, $75-S)


Spotlight Race of the Day: (Race 8: Dirt, 6F, 10k, 4+):

Here is a race that might not seem like a “feature,” but it offers some major value when it comes to betting … hence, why it makes it into this handicapper’s report. There is a heavy favorite in Linda Rice’s Belle Tapisserie #5 at odds of 1/1. I think that this is one of those “soft” types that might be over bet. I know this conditioner’s claiming record is strong, but remember that this 7-yr-old has not raced since last fall at Churchill Downs, which makes him a bit vulnerable. I like a number of other runners in here, that can help us cash a nice Trifecta tick … My top selection is Oscar Barrera’s Cause of Action #1. This is a gelding by Creative Cause that ran first-out for this barn just over a week ago. He obviously came out of that Clm8k race well, otherwise his conditioner would not be sending him right back to the oval. This is a bump up in class, a touch, but his fitness should be able to carry him through. The aggressive riding of bug boy, Jose Gomez, is going to be aboard. That should make things interesting, especially at the lovely price of 15/1 … nothing like double-digits. As for a pair of other runners that can help us, I also like Jeremiah Englehart’s Speeding Kid #3, and Ed Barker’s Next Flight #8. Both of these entries have experience on the MT, and came out of the same race on 22 January. This should make for an interesting ticket, and there is nothing wrong with trying to beat a heavy favorite … more cash coming our way! Cause for action … indeed!

Wagering Recommendation: $2 Trifecta Box, 1/3/8


Enjoy some racing from the “Big A!” Best of luck on another run at Aqueduct! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter … Horseracing_USA !!!

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