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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dashing Della: A Better Trip And More Experience Can Help

Was asked a tough question in her first start as a winner going from NY-bred $25,000 Maiden-Claimer to NY-bred NW1 Allowance, but didn’t run badly at all. She was in the five path up the backstretch and around the turn and she challenged the leader entering the stretch. The soph couldn’t compete in the late […]

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 […]

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 […]

Biloxi Blues: Rough Trip and Can Improve.

First time turfer had a rough trip from the start as she was pulled back to near the back out of the gate and then she had a tough time handling the first turn as she pulled on the jock and went a bit wide. She was still under a hold while widest of all […]