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Off to the Races 

Let’s Go Racing…Saturday at Aqueduct 2-22-20

Race 1- Maidens

Splitting Eights showed some good speed last time out over a deep surface, can move forward off that effort. Tony Small put 2 good efforts back to back coming in here and should like the added distance off his last starts.

Race 2 – Claiming

We Should Talk seems to have a class edge over most in here but doesn’t like to win. Drops to lowest level of career, should fire big today. Rally Cap draws outside post and with early speed might look to send and cut over. Blew a 3-length lead in the stretch last time out at this level but figures tighter today.

Race 4 – Claiming

Bertranda never seems to run a bad race, his last 2 were better than he has been in a while. Camorra coming off 2 nice efforts faces state bred claimers today and figures to have the lead entering the stretch once again.

Race 6 – Maidens

A must use in this race is Aintitfunkynow, as he has turned in 3 nice efforts thus far,and battled through the stretch last time out over a heavy surface getting to the winner late. Should move forward today. Farragut has nice early speed and was ahead of Funky last time out entering the stretch. He should move forward off his last start and be tougher to catch today.

Race 7 – Allowance

A very deep and tough field to separate. One horse that intrigues me is Durkin’s Call. He seemed to be running better a while ago and it looks like he might be headed back to his better form. Getting a dry surface helps his cause today and the stretchout from his last 2 also helps. Getting a big price in here!

Race 8 – Stakes

Mr. Buff is a special horse, always tries hard, almost at earnings of one million dollars! Today Buff will be the favorite, tactical speed breaking from the rail, might be used too hard early with early speed directly to his right in post 2. Let’s take a shot against him with Honor Up, who might sit the perfect trip, stalking a battle between Buff and Syndergaard. Note that when Franco rides him, he likes to stalk early, and that strategy might pay off big time today. Great effort 3 back in the Grade 1 Carter, has had a race off his layoff, working very well with 3 solid works for this race. Very well meant in here.

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