This is a solid Thursday card at Aqueduct with full fields. Let’s hope scratches keep it in tact. The Ductor has honed in on two longshots. Skip.
Aqueduct Race 4: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) F.Alw 50000s
*Gullet Shot of the Day #8 Lady Firefoot (10/1) – The Ductor has bet this filly in all of her turf starts since her debut, where she showed talent with a brutal trp. She finally graduated at Aqueduct last time sprinting and now stretches out for the second time. In her first try going two turns she got a criminal ride by Castellano. She was hung wide pressing a quick pace the entire journey. Today, she draws an outside post with the same rider, but there is no speed to her inside. She should have no problem getting over to the rail going into the first turn and the Ductor sees her upsetting this weak allowance field. Today we recoup all of the coal this lady has cost the Ductor and much, much more.
Race 8: 6 Furlongs. S.OC 45000n2x
#2 Nueva York (15/1) – In a wide open state bred allowance race with many contenders coming in off form, the Ductor will make a case for a bomb. This gelding has been taking on weaker at Finger Lakes, but he’s consistent and his speed figures fit with this group. He had no chance last time stalking a slow pace in a race that produced multiple next out winners. He’ll get a good setup today with multiple speed horses in this field. He’s 2/4 over this Aqueduct surface. Trainer Stacy Torelli has a flat +$0.84 ROI this year and the Ductor can smell she has another live longshot here.