Loaded Aqueduct Saturday: 4 Stakes Include Go For Wand, Cigar Mile

Chris Adams

The Saturday card from Aqueduct features the Demoiselle, Remsen, Go for Wand, and Cigar Mile. Zandon will be a heavy favorite in the featured race.

Aqueduct- Race 1

Post: 11:50 AM ET; $85k Maiden Special Weight going 7 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 6

  • #5 CLASSIC LEGACY (8-5) gets the top selection. He has the pedigree to be a major player in this spot. This one will be rolling late and has a good closing kick that could get the job done here.
  • #6 BATTLEFIELD PARK (9-2) debuts here and isn't without hope. He has to be respected going out for the combination of Mcgaughey and Lezcano.
  • #2 POWER IN NUMBERS (9-5) goes out at first asking for Chad Brown barn and gets Ortiz in the irons.
  • #1 ONE BITE (10-1) is a price horse and has solid early pace figures in a race that looks to lack a ton of front running speed.

Selections: 5 – 6 – 2 – 1

Aqueduct- Race 2

Post: 12:20 PM ET; $70k Maiden Special Weight going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #2 PRETTY MISS KEENS (6-1) is the top pick. She has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #1 SWEET LIBERTY (6-1) appears to be a major player in this race. She comes into the race in really good form. This one looks to be the class of the field.
  • #5 FEMA FUNDS (9-2) should improve off the first start and should be competitive in this spot. She has to be respected going out for the combination of Rice and Lezcano.
  • #6 MIDTOWN LIGHTS (7-2) comes into the race in really good form. This one could be a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end.

Selections: 2 – 1 – 5 – 6

Aqueduct- Race 3

Post: 12:52 PM ET; $46k Claiming going 6 1/2 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #6 QUALITY STONES (2-1) looks best here. She shouldn't have trouble with the 6 1/2 furlong distance.
  • #1A VIRADIA (5-2) should be competitive in this spot. She runs evenly and looks to get a very fair pace scenario here. This one has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #5 BEAUTIFUL KAREN (7-2) makes sense on speed figures. This one runs evenly and looks to get a very fair pace scenario here.
  • #7 DIVA BANKER (9-2) has races good enough to beat this group. This one seems to fit well enough here.

Selections: 6 – 1A- 5 – 7

Aqueduct- Race 4

Post: 1:18 PM ET; $43k Maiden Claiming going 6 1/2 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #5 CENTRAL PRIDE (7-2) gets the top selection. He makes sense on speed figures. This one has the pedigree to be a major player in this spot.
  • #6 BUILT TO LAST (5-2) appears to be a major player in this race. He should be part of the early pace in this spot.
  • #4 CHIEF ENGINEER (5-1) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. This one will likely be out on or near the lead and will look to hold off the charge to the wire.
  • #3 CLASH A. J. (15-1) is a price horse and isn't without hope. He shouldn't have trouble with the 6 1/2 furlong distance and classes up well enough here.

Selections: 5 – 6 – 4 – 3

Aqueduct- Race 5

Post: 1:46 PM ET; $95k Allowance Optional Claiming going 7 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #2 HERO TIGER (5-2) is the top pick. He has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #4 AMERICAN GENTLEMAN (9-2) appears to be a major player in this race. He will likely be in the first flight of runners and should be in with a chance late. This one looks to be the class of the field.
  • #3 BOURBONIC (3-1) appears to be a major player in this race. He has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #1A MONDAY MORNING QB (3-1) appears to be a major player in this race. He seems to fit well enough here.

Selections: 2 – 4 – 3 – 1A

Aqueduct- Race 6

Post: 2:16 PM ET; $250k Demoiselle S. going 1 1/8 miles on dirt; Entries: 7

  • #1 FOGGY NIGHT (5-1) appears to be a major player in this race. Here speed figures make her a definite threat.
  • #3 JULIA SHINING (3-5) should improve off the first start and looks like a worthy favorite, though 3-5 is a bit short.
  • #6 GAMBLING GIRL (8-1) goes out for the Pletcher barn and gets Ortiz in the irons. This one should be sitting in the second tier of runners and looking to make one well timed run at the leaders.
  • #2 ROYAL SPA (5-1) should improve off the first start and has really consistent pace figures which should work well in a moderately paced race.

Selections: 1 – 3 – 6 – 2

Aqueduct- Race 7

Post: 2:44 PM ET; $250k Remsen S. going 1 1/8 miles on dirt; Entries: 7

  • #2 TUSKEGEE AIRMEN (8-5) gets the top selection. He goes out for the Servis barn and gets Saez in the irons. This one will be rolling late and has a good closing kick that could get the job done here.
  • #4 ARCTIC ARROGANCE (2-1)has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #6 QUICK TO ACCUSE (6-1) is probably best to put underneath on most tickets but feels like the kind that can find the number.
  • #1 IL MIRACOLO (12-1) will likely be in the first flight of runners and should be in with a chance late.

Selections: 2 – 4 – 6 – 1

Aqueduct- Race 8

Post: 3:14 PM ET; $200k Go for Wand S. going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 11

  • #10 BANK STING (4-1) is the top pick. She has races good enough to beat this group. This one has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip.
  • #8 BETSY BLUE (6-1) seems to fit well enough here. This one may benefit from a hot pace up front.
  • #1 LOVE IN THE AIR (10-1) makes sense on speed figures. This one has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #3 BATTLE BLING (3-1) will likely be in the first flight of runners and should be in with a chance late.

Selections: 10- 8 – 1 – 3

Aqueduct- Race 9

Post: 3:43 PM ET; $750k Cigar Mile H. Presented by NYRA Bets going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 7

Zandon | Coady Photo
  • #2 ZANDON (1-1) looks best here. He should like the cutback to the 1 mile distance.
  • #7 MIND CONTROL (5-2) looks best here. He has races good enough to beat this group. This one has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #3 WHITE ABARRIO (9-2) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. He has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #4 GET HER NUMBER (4-1) isn't without hope based on the company he’s been keeping.

Selections: 2 – 7 – 3 – 4

Aqueduct- Race 10

Post: 4:12 PM ET; $55k Starter Allowance going 7 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 9

  • #4 TENEBRIS (9-2) appears to be a major player in this race. This one looks to be the class of the field.
  • #7 SKYLANDER (6-1) should be sitting in the second tier of runners and looking to make one well timed run at the leaders.
  • #9 GASLIGHT (10-1) is a price horse and will likely be in the first flight of runners and should be in with a chance late.
  • #3 BE THE BOSS (3-1) goes out for the combination of Walder and Castellano. This one could be a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end.

Selections: 4 – 7 – 9 – 3

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Chris Adams
Chris Adams

Chris first got introduced to horse racing in 2009 at Canterbury Park (Shakopee, MN). Along with handicapping and betting, Chris has worked as a teller at his local track and participated in ownership partnerships. He now enjoys sharing his passion with his wife and two young daughters who love going out to the track each and every summer.

Chris first got introduced to horse racing in 2009 at Canterbury Park (Shakopee, MN). Along with handicapping and betting, Chris has worked as a teller at his local track and participated in ownership partnerships. He now enjoys sharing his passion with his wife and two young daughters who love going out to the track each and every summer.