Why I’m Betting Aqueduct Specialists in the Gravesend Stakes

Skyler's Scramjet winning the Tom Fool Handicap (gr. III) - NYRA/Adam Coglianese Photography Aqueduct can be a bit of a tricky racetrack—slow, tiring, and distinctly different from the other tracks in New York—which is why I’ll lean toward proven Aqueduct specialists when handicapping Sunday’s $100,000 Gravesend Stakes. First and foremost in my mind is #6 Skyler’s Scramjet, who went on quite a tear at Aqueduct last winter with three wins from five starts. Actually, he went 3-for-3 in [...]

Dude has another crack at Fall Highweight Handicap

Stallwalkin' Dude will be hard to beat in the Fall Highweight Handicap at Aqueduct. Pic: NYRA. Defeated in a close finish in the Fall Highweight Handicap (G3) last year, the seemingly ageless Stallwalkin’ Dude is out to make amends in 2017. The 7-year-old gelding was just nabbed near the line last year by Heaven’s Runway, to whom he was conceding 11 pounds, and he’ll have to concede between four and nine pounds to his rivals this year. However, [...]