AQUEDUCT #5 at 02:20 PM Eastern
Top Pick: #6 (STARSHIP PLEASANT) (2-1) – Veteran mare is the main speed and draws a nice outside post to use it from, Capable on both grass and dirt, she’s racing 2nd back off several layoffs. Nicely spotted by trainer Jay Servis and she’s the horse to beat.
2nd Pick: #1 (Da Wildcat Girl) (5-1) – Filly is moving up a bit in class and stretching out a furlong. Very sharp in her last pair, they came following a two month break. In her latest 4-year-old was beaten a 1/2 length here going six furlongs Nov 6. Win candidate.
3rd Pick: #4 (Get Gorgeous) (3-1) – Old timer is nearing her 10th birthday. Most of her success has come going longer distances and she’s racing for the first time since Sept 17. Working steadily and the presence of the leading money winning jockey (Irad Ortiz Jr.) is noted. Stretch threat.