17:50 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 15 Feb 2018

Race 1 - Starter Allowance (4YO plus)

Winner $34,650 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

1m

Good (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
3211-2
i
1
Green (M And M Racing)

Christmas Sky 27 

b f Bodemeister - Queen Greeley (Mr. Greeley)

D
4 8-9
Angel ArroyoRobertino Diodoro
2
56726-1
i
2
White, blue ball and cap (Thomas, Sally)

Sand Shark 31 

ch f Hard Spun - Rhineshark (Fusaichi Pegasus)

D
4 8-9
Emmanuel EsquivelGary Sciacca
3
534315-
i
3
Royal blue and white diagonal quarters, white sleeves, blue hoop, blue cap (Peter Deutsch)

Grandpa's Arianna 48 

b f More Than Ready - Can't Bluff Me (Pine Bluff)

D
4 8-11
Kendrick CarmoucheKiaran McLaughlin
4
165/61-1
i
4
grey, scarlet panel, scarlet and grey halved sleeves, royal blue cap (Bevo Racing)

For Honor 7 

dk f To Honor And Serve - Unspoken Fur (Empire Maker)

D
4 8-9 b1
Trevor McCarthyLinda Rice
5
14375-4
i
5
White, Royal Blue Ball, Blue Seams On Sleeves, Blue Cap (Gatsas Thoroughbreds LLC)

Hexameter 27 

dk f Northern Afleet - Ayrial Delight (Quick Dip)

4 8-9
Dylan DavisII John Terranova,
Verdict

CHRISTMAS SKY has done little wrong in five starts thus far (winning twice) and she gets the vote to edge out Sand Shark and For Honor.

18:20 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 15 Feb 2018

Race 2 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $27,720 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

6f 110y

Good (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
85263-1
i
1
Dark green, light green diamonds, light green sleeves, dark green seams, light green cap (Gurdon, Andrew, Rodriguez, Rudy R And Rodriguez, Gustavo)

Lucky Town 12 

ch g Posse - Dr Boo Boo Better (Cure The Blues)

D
5 8-8
Junior AlvaradoRudy Rodriguez
2
31/731-8
i
2
Yellow, royal blue diamond hoop, blue sleeves, yellow diamonds, blue cap (Meb Racing Stables Llc, Louis Lazzinnaro Llc And Brooklyn Boyz Stables)

Fillet Of Sole 31 

ch c Union Rags - Detect (Devil's Bag)

D
4 8-8
Manuel FrancoTodd Pletcher
3
75433-1
i
3
Purple, White Diamond Frame, White Diamond On Sleeves, White Cap (My Purple Haze Stables)

Imasuperstar 16 

dk g Flatter - Dark Starlet (Speightstown)

D
5 8-8
Paco LopezChris Englehart
4
3/2312-4
i
4
Hot pink, blue pegasus, hot pink sleeves, blue hoops and cuffs (Iris Smith Stable, Lady Sheila Stable, And Rice, Linda)

Joy Drive 12 

b g Quality Road - Lesson Plan (Forestry)

D
5 8-6
Trevor McCarthyLinda Rice
5
60/622-6
i
5
Turquoise and purple quartered, turquoise sleeves, turquoise and purple quartered cap (Castle Village Farm)

Proletariat 26 

b g Read The Footnotes - Royal Valentine (Langfuhr)

D
6 8-6
Kendrick CarmoucheBruce Brown
Verdict

LUCKY TOWN certainly showed no signs of stopping over 6f here latest and he gets the vote to follow up. Other last-time-out scorer Imasuperstar warrants respect while Proletariat may improve for last month's comeback run.

18:51 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 15 Feb 2018

Race 3 - Maiden Special Weight (3YO only)

Winner $37,800 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

1m 1f

Good (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
64724-4
i
1
Purple, green yoke, green chevrons on sleeves, purple cap (Marc Keller)

Hoard 28 

dk g Super Saver - Cleverconversation (Speightstown)

3 8-8
Manuel FrancoRobert Ribaudo
2
2-2
i
2
Royal blue, white chevrons on sleeves, blue cap (Godolphin Racing, Llc)

Holland Park 28 

gr/ c Tapit - Round Pond (Awesome Again)

BF
3 8-8
Trevor McCarthyKiaran McLaughlin
3
5463-
i
3
Light blue, silver ball (Lincoln Stables)

American Lincoln 60 

b c Street Sense - Secret File (Smart Strike)

3 8-8
Junior AlvaradoLinda Rice
4
704-2
i
4
Kelly green, pink dots, green and pink halved sleeves, pink cap (Patricia Generazio)

Curlin's New Moon 20 

b c Curlin - New Moon On Monday (Malibu Moon)

3 8-8
Kendrick CarmoucheJames Ryerson
5
532-3
i
5
Yellow, black ball, black and yellow halved sleeves, yellow cap (Alex Kazdan)

Whyamisolucky 20 

ch g Lookin At Lucky - Reeyre (Regal Remark)

3 8-8
Rafael HernandezCarlos Martin
Verdict

CURLIN'S NEW MOON would have got up in another couple of strides over 1m here last time and he could prove tough to beat now stepping back up in distance. Whyamisolucky, a place behind the selection latest, and American Lincoln are feared most.

19:22 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 15 Feb 2018

Race 4 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $19,530 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

6f 110y

Good (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
74543-3
i
1
Red, yellow ball, yellow and red halved sleeves, red cap (Chen, Danny J , Cestaro, James And Campbell Road Stables)

Da Wildcat Girl 7 

dk m Da Stoops - I'm Successful (Successful Appeal)

D
7 8-7
Rafael HernandezEdward Barker
2
51222-1
i
2
Black, yellow cross sashes, yellow hoop on sleeves, yellow cap (Davie Bloodstock)

Soxy Ruby 25 

ch m Noonmark - Reddy For Rubys (Precise End)

D
6 8-7
Manuel FrancoMichelle Nevin
3
18225-5
i
3
Turquoise and purple quartered, turquoise sleeves, turquoise and purple quartered cap (Castle Village Farm)

Lemme Rock 31 

ch m Bustin Stones - Menu Varnish (Mr. Greeley)

D
7 8-11
Dylan DavisJeremiah Englehart
4
416426-
i
4
Purple, lavender ball, gold crown, gold armlets, purple cap (Corona Racing)

E Warfare 99 

dk m Bluegrass Cat - E. Ticket (Langfuhr)

D
5 8-9
Hector Jr DiazJuan Ortiz
5
9464-51
i
5
Red and white triangular thirds, red sleeves and cap (Khaleel, Bryan H And Khaleel, Deborah A)

Loyal Heart 18 

ch m Eskendereya - Going Low (War Chant)

D
5 8-7
Kevin MendezEdmund Pringle
6
63413-3
i
6
Red, yellow circle, black sleeves and cap (Cooper, Stephen, G)

Bon Heir 21 

b m Wildcat Heir - Bon Lil (Bon Point)

D
6 8-9
Trevor McCarthyLinda Rice
Verdict

SOXY RUBY has been in cracking form, either winning or finishing runner-up on her last five starts, and another bold bid looks assured. Loyal Heart and Bon Heir are also expected to go well.

19:54 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 15 Feb 2018

Race 5 - Allowance Optional Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $43,470 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

6f 110y

Good (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
116658-
i
1
Wine and light green blocks, wine sleeves, green hoop, wine cap, green button (Constantine Beler)

Spartiatis 173 

dk g Scat Daddy - Ne Plus Ultra (French Deputy)

D
8 8-7
Junior AlvaradoRudy Rodriguez
2
153722-
i
2
Yellow, pink circle and rose, pink cuffs and cap (Michael Dubb)

Still Krz 55 

ch g Old Forester - Krz Exec (Bold Executive)

D
6 8-7
Manuel FrancoJason Servis
3
294037-
i
3
Black, gold ball, black, gold dots on sleeves, gold cap (Paradise Farms Corp)

Total Tap 54 

dk c Candy Ride - Easy Tap (Tapit)

4 8-7
Martin GarciaSteven Asmussen
4
2/312-1
i
4
Royal blue, white chevrons on sleeves, blue cap (Godolphin Racing, Llc)

Westwood 26 

b g Bernardini - Ashado (Saint Ballado)

D
4 8-11
Trevor McCarthyKiaran McLaughlin
5
114666-
i
5
White, grey blocks on sleeves, burgundy cap (The Wolio Stable)

Lex Vegas 63 

dk g Street Boss - Seasonal (Deputy Minister)

D
5 8-7
Kendrick CarmoucheRobert Barbara
Verdict

WESTWOOD scored well last time and Kiaran McLaughlin's charge can follow up here at the expense of Still Krz who has been knocking on the door of late.

20:26 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 15 Feb 2018

Race 6 - Maiden Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $25,830 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

6f

Good (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
858-2
i
1
Light blue, pink chevrons, light blue cap (Head Of Plains Partners Llc)

Go Big Or Go Home 26 

dk g Ghostzapper - Bizzy Caroline (Afleet Alex)

4 8-9
Manuel FrancoRaymond Handal
2
i
2
Black, yellow ball, yellow blocks on sleeves, yellow cap (Paris Hill Thoroughbred, Corp)

Brilliant Scheme 

b g Girolamo - Exclusive Scheme (Saarland)

4 8-9
Rafael HernandezJr John Toscano,
3
025734-
i
3
Black, gold panel, two gold hoops on sleeves, black cap (Silver Ranch Stable And Wachtel Stable)

Strong Side 67 

ch g English Channel - Whalah (Dixieland Band)

5 8-9
Hector Jr DiazChris Englehart
4
6-
i
4
Dark blue, orange chevrons, blue sleeves, orange cuffs and cap (Z R J Stables)

Dial Josh 92 

ch g Dialed In - Diadella (Diesis)

4 8-9
Abel LezcanoDavid Cannizzo
5
8/7774-
i
5
Yellow, turquoise diamond hoop, turquoise hoop on sleeves, yellow cap (Donna Kutt)

Frosty Martini 87 

ch g Silk Broker - Runinthefastlane (Pikepass)

5 8-9
Oscar GomezDonna Kutt
6
45864-7
i
6
Yellow, green sash, yellow and green halved sleeves, yellow cap (Avi's Racing Stable)

Seethisquick 26 

b c Discreet Cat - Pahlmuhree (Gone West)

4 8-9
Dalton BrownJoseph Parker
Verdict

GO BIG OR GO HOME can go better than the second achieved last time and gets the nod here over the consistent Strong Side and the interesting newcomer Brilliant Scheme.

20:58 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 15 Feb 2018

Race 7 - Allowance Optional Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $56,700 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

1m 2f

Good (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
1231-43
i
1
White, black diamond hoop, red hoop on sleeves, red cap (David Jacobson)

Harlan Punch 13 

b g Harlan's Holiday - Indy Punch (Pulling Punches)

BF
5 8-8
Dylan DavisDavid Jacobson
2
44016-1
i
2
White, blue ball, blue cap (Furst, Alan D And Koolmen Racing Stable Llc)

Run For James 31 

ch g Shackleford - Pascal's Paradox (Monashee Mountain)

4 8-8
Joshua NavarroSteve Klesaris
3
43274-3
i
3
Orange, royal blue diamond, blue cap (Ivery Sisters Racing)

Turco Bravo (CHI)  26 

ch g Caesarion - Turkish Queen (Barkerville)

9 8-4 (ow1)
Joseph Jr RoccoDavid Cannizzo
4
72221-4
i
4
White, red circle, green collar and cuffs, white sleeves, red chevrons, red cap (Big Hands Stables, Llc)

Mills 21 

dk g Any Given Saturday - Highland Hope (Unaccounted For)

D
8 8-6
Manuel FrancoDavid Donk
5
32566-4
i
5
Purple, yellow collar, yellow blocks on sleeves, yellow cap (Yellow Moon Stable)

Testosterstone 25 

b g Birdstone - A. P. Test (A.P. Indy)

7 8-4 b
Emmanuel EsquivelGary Sciacca
Verdict

RUN FOR JAMES impressed when trouncing the field last time and gets the vote to follow up here ahead of Harlan Punch and Turco Bravo who are consistent alternatives.

21:29 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 15 Feb 2018

Race 8 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $17,010 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

6f 110y

Good (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
13912-9
i
1
Royal blue, grey triangle, grey cuffs (Barrow, Paul, W)

Iwishirish 25 

dk f Dublin - Homemaker (Afternoon Deelites)

D
4 8-11
Joseph Jr RoccoPaul Barrow
2
42181-3
i
2
silver, red triangle, silver sleeves, red hoops, red cap (Silver Streak Stables And Peluso, Peter)

Spinyatta 25 

ch f Hard Spun - Senora Cat (Cozzene)

D
4 8-11
Trevor McCarthyRudy Rodriguez
3
66788-3
i
3
Green, yellow diamond, white sleeves, yellow armlets, green cap (Boston Boyz Racing Llc)

Queenofthechannel 14 

ch m English Channel - Promise Me a Prize (Prized)

5 8-6
Dylan DavisRichard Metivier
4
575446-
i
4
Black, black chevrons on green sleeves, black cap (Perez-padilla, Blas)

Over My Head 56 

dk m Greeley's Galaxy - Lone Tree (Exploit)

7 8-6
Abel LezcanoJohn Morrison
5
04125-1
i
5
Blue, red panel, red sleeves, blue ball, blue cap (Kantarmaci Racing Llc)

This Bird Can Sing 18 

dk f Pomeroy - Grandma Lu (Salt Lake)

D
4 8-11
Kendrick CarmoucheMertkan Kantarmaci
6
934414-
i
6
Royal blue, gold triangle, two gold hoops on sleeves, blue cap (Bran Jam Stable)

Asian's Way 141 

gr/ m Trappe Shot - Dblsecretprobation (Proud Citizen)

D
5 8-8
Andre WorrieJr John Toscano,
7
632432-
i
7
Gold, Black Ball (Rudina Stable)

Groton St Scout 80 

dk f Boys At Tosconova - Spirit Of Nature (Dehere)

D
4 8-6
Joshua NavarroEdward Barker
Verdict

THIS BIRD CAN SING is backed to make it two from two in 2018 here and can land this, with Spinyatta, Queenofthechannel and Groton St Scout fighting it out for the minor money.

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