Maiden America Thursday 12.2 Aqueduct Picks: The Hooptie Handicapper likes a 2yo longshot in the 9th
Maiden America 12.02.21
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Two picks from Aqueduct today
Race 1 Aqueduct - $80K Maiden Special
3yo’s ↑ going one mile on dirt
Three horses from this race qualify as likely winners based on trends. 6-Waxman (8/5) 1-Rock Sugar (4/1) and 5-Mandatory (3/1). The Chad/Irad entry of 4-Rational Choice (9/2) is going to take a lot of money and none of mine because I am not going to bet a horse who has been sidelined for thirteen and a half months when others are as good or better. I am not crazy about Rock Sugar getting pinned on the rail because it’s been dead, so my choice is #5 Mandatory (3/1) who was gelded in May and of course it hurt the horse, but ownership takes the big hit after forking out $400K in March of 19. He has paid the rent, barely, with $54K in returns. Someone in this camp is hopeful that he’ll go into his five year old season with American Pharoah/Lost Soldier pedigree. I think this horse wins this race today. He’s had two good five furlong works, including a bullet on Nov. 18. Wipe off his last race on turf as he obviously wasn’t up for it that day
Race 9 Aqueduct $80K Maiden Special
Two year olds going nine furlongs on dirt today
Sitting on top of the leaders in route races is Jose Lezcano at 28% wins. When Jose gets on Perfect Flight (15/1) and you have not included him in a horizontal, fuhgetaboutit…. you blew it. A colt by Uncle Mo going long like this is perfect for him.
Happy Hunting !