Tag Archives: Aqueduct

Tap It Up: Clean Break and Better Placing Can Improve

Made her first start in blinkers and is usually forwardly-placed. However, she was last early and that hasn’t been the place to be sprinting over this turf course. She did make up solid ground around the turn and did get up for 4th. A clean break and a better placing early could help her move […]

Stormy’s in Style: More Favorable Pace Could Help Chances

Finally had a clean break and she tracked the two leaders up the backstretch off what seemed to be a fast pace. The filly made her bid entering the stretch and raced evenly to finish 4th. She seems headed in the right direction and a more favorable pace might help her move forward. Next Upcoming […]

Second and Reed: Stumbled Entering First Term Can Improve in Next Start

Was pulling on the jock entering the first turn, then got rank around the turn and stumbled nearly losing the rider around the first turn. Understandably, the jock seemed to see if he was OK as he was high in the saddle up the backstretch. The soph didn’t seem any worse for wear as he […]

Necromancer: Likely Ridden Too Aggressively Here

Broke slowly, but he is a deep closer so that didn’t seem to hurt his chances. The pace helped his chances, though, as he was making up ground around the far turn. However, he wasn’t aggressively ridden in the stretch with little traffic and just ran evenly. D. Davis rode him to a victory in […]

Orange Freeze: Trouble Out of Gate On Fast Track and Couldn’t Catch Up

Made her 2023 debut with first time blinkers and likely lost all chance at the start. She hopped a bit out of the gate, then was bumped on the left two strides out of the gate and then bumped to the right a stride later and was last entering the first turn. The turf course […]

Hit the Woah: More Patient Ride Can Only Help

Made her return in a small field and was asked for more early speed than usual as she sat just two lengths behind the leader up the backstretch. She didn’t seem to hit her best stride until right before the wire and a more patient ride might help her chances next time out. Next Upcoming […]

Ohana Honor: Stuck in Traffic Early Can Improve

Many will likely look at how Equal Protection had nowhere to run in early stretch as the 6/5 favorite, but ‘Honor had a similar trip. He seemed to be spinning his wheels around the far turn, but had to wait behind runners in early stretch and rallied well in tight quarters throughout the rest of […]

Wishing On a Star: If Relaxed Could Have More Run

Was rank once again and a stumble at the break didn’t help. While no match for the winner in the stretch, she did outfinish two others in the stretch to finish a distant 2nd. If able to relax early, she could have more run in the late stages. Next Upcoming Race:     Wishing On […]

American Hustle: May Have Needed This One To Improve.

Comebacker just never seemed comfortable while racing along the rail up the backstretch with a tracking trip. He tried to make a run midway around the turn, but lacked a punch in the stretch. The colt may have needed the race as well and maybe a midpack trip with clear sailing will help him move […]