Spot Plays for Wood Memorial Day at Aqueduct

The Wood Memorial is the headliner on Saturday’s card at Aqueduct Racetrack, but there are a number of races leading up to the Grade 2 event that offer strong opportunities to build your bankroll before the big one. Here are a few horses I will be building my afternoon around in the “Big Apple.” Race 2 #2 Prompt has not done much running in his first two starts for Hall of Famer Bill Mott, but I do not think we [...]

Army Mule Steps Up in Carter Handicap

Skyler's Scramjet winning the Tom Fool Handicap (gr. III) - NYRA/Adam Coglianese Photography For a seven-furlong Grade 1 sprint with eleven starters, there isn’t a ton of speed on paper in Saturday’s $400,000 Carter Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct. The lack of serious front-runners could play to the strengths of #2 Army Mule and #9 Skyler’s Scramjet, who also figure to start among the favorites. Skyler’s Scramjet, a four-year-old gelding trainer by Michelle Nevin, has been on fire [...]

2017: A Year in Reflection

Gun Runner after winning the 2017 Breeders' Cup Classic (Photo by Kazushi Ishida/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup) With only a few days remaining in 2017, now seems like a great time to look back at a memorable year of racing from coast to coast and throughout the world. From best bets to favorite races, here are some of my most memorable moments from 2017…. Best Bet of the Year When I look back at 2017, I think my best bet [...]

Seymourdini steps up in quality in Bold Ruler Handicap

Seymourdini is on his own at the finish of the State Dinner Stakes at Belmont Park. Photo: Coglianese Photos/Chelsea Durand.   The exciting Seymourdini looks to graduate to graded stakes company in the seven-furlong Bold Ruler Handicap (G3) at Belmont Park Oct. 28 against a group of high quality and resilient sprinters. Seymourdini (Bernardini), a $900,000 purchase at the 2015 OBS April sale, has won five of his nine starts. His only attempt at graded stakes company came [...]

Player Quick Pick: Aqueduct 4/4/2015

The feature at the Big A on Saturday is the Grade 1 Wood Memorial. El Kabeir takes on Daredevil and Frosted in one of the top Kentucky Derby Preps of the year. But the race right after, the Carter Handicap, is the one that could produce an overlay winner. Keep reading to see who should come out on top in the competitive Carter on April 4. Aqueduct Racetrack - Race 11 at 6:04 pm ET G1 Carter Hcp for 4&Up [...]