Aqueduct spot plays for Cigar Mile Day

Maximum Security wins Florida Derby(Coglianese Photos) The last major racing day of the year in New York will take place Saturday, December 7 at Aqueduct. Half a dozen stakes races are on the agenda, including the $250,000 Remsen Stakes (G2), a steppingstone on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. We’ve already previewed the Remsen, but the $250,000 Demoiselle Stakes (G2) and the $750,000 Cigar Mile (G1) are just as appealing from handicapping and sporting perspectives. Want to play [...]

Seven Maiden Winners Face Off in Demoiselle Stakes

Aqueduct (Coglianese Photo) Looking for a wide-open race to handicap this weekend? Well, considering that none of the seven entrants in Saturday’s $250,000 Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct have won more than a maiden race, it could take a bit of skill to determine which of these lightly-raced fillies is most likely to prevail. And it’s important to get a feel for these fillies as soon as possible since the Demoiselle Stakes is a “Road to the Kentucky [...]

Servis pair take on Wonder Gadot in Demoiselle Stakes

Daisy is out on her own at the finish of the Tempted Stakes at Aqueduct. Pic: Coglianese Photos/Chelsea Durand. Promising fillies Daisy and Maurer Power give trainer John Servis a strong hand in the Demoiselle Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct Dec. 2. Daisy (Blame) and Maurer Power (Violence) both come into the race unbeaten in two starts. Daisy’s resume is the stronger one, as she won the Tempted Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct in early November, leading most of the [...]

Actress, Miss Sky Warrior dominate Comely Stakes

Miss Sky Warrior wins the Demoiselle Stakes at Aqueduct. Photo: Coglianese Photos. Proven class is always worth following when trying to assess a race, and that’s what Miss Sky Warrior and Actress have in their favor in the 1 1/8-mile Comely Stakes (G3) for 3-year-old fillies at Aqueduct Nov. 24. Actress has only won once in six starts, but it was a good one – the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) at Pimlico May 19. Following that she finished [...]