On the Turf today at Aqueduct? What a treat, Thanksgiving came a day early for the Conductor. We have late pick 5 and pick 6 carryovers to swing at. Let’s make it a bountiful feast. Let’s Ride.
Race 1: 7 Furlongs. MC 40000
#5 Catch Me If U Can (4/1) – This race is devoid of any early pace and this boy should get a comfortable on the lead. This field will not catch him today.
Race 2: 1 Mile. Clm 14000n3L
*Gullet Shot of the Day #2 Fifty (8/1) – He got vanned off last start, but he’s coming back quickly to the track, so the Conductor is not concerned. He’s dropping to his lowest career class level today and his best races smash this group. His bullet works leading into today get the Conductor excited.
Race 3: 6½ Furlongs. OC 62500n2x
#5 Pete’s Play Call (3/1) – He should get a perfect stalking trip drawn to the outside, sitting just off dueling leaders. He’s cycling up in form, while the others are looking to find their best race.
Race 4: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) Mdn 70k
*Never a Doubt Stone Cold Lock of the Day #8 Malthael (3/1) – His last race was good enough to break almost any maiden. He pressed a hot pace and finished 2nd to a next out winner in Empire of War. He’s the one to beat.
#11 Tintoretto (12/1) – He ran a decent fifth behind #8 Malthael in his debut last start and that race came up very fast on the Conductor’s numbers. He can step forward with experience and also adds Lasix today. The Conductor will key him underneath in the trifecta.
Race 5: 6 Furlongs. (Outer Turf) F.OC 62500n2x
#7 Eloweasel (4/1) – She’s dropping out of open company and has the fastest speed figures sprinting on firm turf in this field. She’ll appreciate getting back to firmer ground today.
Race 6: 1 Mile. S.MC 25000
#8 Local Edition (5/1) – The heavy favorite #7 Okeamo (6/5) will be tough to beat, but Local Edition is the only other possible win candidate. He’s run some decent efforts vs tougher on turf and gets his first try on dirt today. He adds blinkers for the first time as well.
Race 7: 1 3/16 Mile. (Outer Turf) Mdn 70k
#3 Rhode Island (7/2) – He’s steadily progressing and exiting the fastest maiden race in this field on the Conductor’s numbers. In his 2nd start off a layoff he’ll beat this group.
Race 8: 6 Furlongs. S.OC 40000n2x
*Gobbler Grabber of the Day #8 Cerretalto (8/1) – The Conductor will cry with joy if he gets anything close to 8/1 on this gelding. His speed figures make him very competitive in here and his last race was a solid 3rd vs much tougher open company at Saratoga. He should get a perfect trip sitting behind a speed duel and he’s 2/2 at Aqueduct.
Race 9: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) S.Clm 25000
#1 Mobridge (3/1) – Stepping up in class last start, he had no chance trying to close into a tepid pace. He drops back to a class level which he has dominated and should get a solid setup today.