17:50 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 16 Feb 2018

Race 1 - Maiden Special Weight (4YO plus)

Winner $37,800 - 4 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

6f 110y

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
545-
i
1
Black, gold ball, black, gold dots on sleeves, gold cap (Paradise Farms Corp)

Via Castagna 57 

ch g Trappe Shot - Magical Point (Point Given)

Non Runner
2
0-
i
2

Texican 349 

dk g Bernardini - Bag Lady Jane (Devil's Bag)

4 8-9
Paco LopezChad Brown
3
344332-
i
3

Switzerland 57 

dk c Speightstown - Czechers (Indian Charlie)

4 8-9
Manuel FrancoChad Brown
4
02332-2
i
4

Stan The Man 27 

ch g Broken Vow - Nite in Rome (Harlan's Holiday)

4 8-9
Dylan DavisII John Terranova,
5
5
i
5

Anchor 27 

ch g Tapit - Lorelei K (Storm Cat)

4 8-9
Junior AlvaradoBrian Lynch
Verdict

STAN THE MAN has knocked on the door the last twice and can go one better to get off the mark at a course where he performs well. The consistent Switzerland is considered, while Anchor can build on his debut fifth.

18:20 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 16 Feb 2018

Race 2 - Maiden Claiming (3YO only)

Winner $25,830 - 4 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

1m

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
666-4
i
1

Blissful Breeze 22 

b f Colonel John - Silver Breeze (Silver Deputy)

3 8-8
Paco LopezMark Casse
2
26-4
i
2

My Rose Of Savanna 33 

b f Soldat - My Favorite Rose (Favorite Trick)

3 8-8 b1
Angel ArroyoRobertino Diodoro
3
4-22
i
3

Gia Michael 14 

dk f I Want Revenge - Granny Spinster (Distorted Humor)

3 8-8
Jeremy RoseCarlos Martin
4
8
i
4
White, red dots, black sleeves, red cap (Live Oak Plantation)

Tiz A Ghostzapper 27 

b f Ghostzapper - Big Tiz (Tiznow)

Non Runner
5
422-2
i
5
Royal blue, white circle, white circle on sleeves, blue cap (Dck Racing)

Timeless Beauty 22 

b f New Year's Day - Timezone (Pulpit)

BF
Non Runner
6
664-6
i
6

Karen's Gem 14 

b f Gemologist - Reserve Bid (Pine Bluff)

BF
3 8-8
Manuel FrancoJeremiah Englehart
Verdict

TIMELESS BEAUTY has taken the silver medal on her last few outings but the popular filly will be looking to turn that into gold here. Gia Michael has a similar profile and is respected, while Blissful Breeze is another to consider.

18:51 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 16 Feb 2018

Race 3 - Maiden Special Weight (3YO only)

Winner $34,650 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

6f 110y

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
90-7
i
1

Sundance Joy 28 

ch f Here Comes Ben - Sydney's Lexington (Outofthebox)

3 8-8
Abel LezcanoJames Ferraro
2
4-2
i
2

Scorpion Bowl 28 

b f Ghostzapper - Is It Safe (Yes It's True)

3 8-8
Junior AlvaradoLinda Rice
3
7-2
i
3

Lady Moyne 13 

ch f Dialed In - Anlyn (High Yield)

3 8-8
Hector Jr DiazJames Jerkens
4
i
4

Letmetakethiscall 

dk f Take Charge Indy - Spring Elusion (Elusive Quality)

3 8-8
Trevor McCarthyRudy Rodriguez
5
i
5

Sister Sparrow 

dk f Frost Giant - Sister City (Good and Tough)

3 8-8
Paco LopezJeremiah Englehart
6
3
i
6

Sunshine Gal 28 

gr/ f Congrats - Morning Sun (Dehere)

3 8-8
Kendrick CarmoucheCharlton Baker
Verdict

LADY MOYNE was much improved when finishing second last time out and is backed to go one better here. Newcomers Letmetakethiscall and Sister Sparrow can provide the main opposition.

19:22 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 16 Feb 2018

Race 4 - Allowance Optional Claiming (3YO only)

Winner $35,910 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

1m

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
2-1
i
1

Split Time 29 

b f Take Charge Indy - Speed Dating (Not For Love)

D
3 8-10
Junior AlvaradoLinda Rice
2
26-1
i
2

Puffery 28 

ch f Flatter - Celestial Sweep (Eddington)

3 8-8
Martin GarciaMark Hennig
3
737-31
i
3

Vip Nation 7 

b f Paynter - Sweet N Sour Nina (Sweetsouthernsaint)

D
3 8-8
Joshua NavarroGary Contessa
4
81-3
i
4

Cryinthemoonlight 33 

dk f Street Cry - Moonlightandbeauty (Capote)

3 8-8
Dylan DavisCharlton Baker
5
3371-
i
5

Salty Smile 84 

dk f Bellamy Road - Saltamontes (Wheelaway)

3 8-8
Manuel FrancoRudy Rodriguez
Verdict

A tough contest but it may be best to side with SPLIT TIME, who has finished second and been an impressive winner on her two racecourse appearances so far. Fellow recent winners Puffery and Salty Smile are others to consider.

19:54 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 16 Feb 2018

Race 5 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $25,200 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
44241-5
i
1
Fuchsia, black stars, black sleeves, fuchsia seams, fuchsia cap (Rosenthal, Robert D , Greenberg, Martin, Como, Salvatore And Sal-lou J G Stable)

Flick Of An Eye 21 

dk m Afleet Express - Dignified Diva (Meadowlake)

D
Non Runner
2
522413-
i
2

Arewehavingfunyet 57 

b m Big Brown - Saar Treaty (Saarland)

D BF
6 8-7
Dylan DavisGregory DiPrima
3
55725-2
i
3

Maddizaskar 33 

b m Bellamy Road - Zaskar (Anabaa)

D BF
6 8-7
Paco LopezRobert Barbara
4
211004-
i
4
Royal Blue, orange circle, orange sleeves with royal blue hoops, orange cap (Repole Stable)

Thirstforthecup 68 

dk f Stay Thirsty - Canada's Vision (Pollard's Vision)

D
Non Runner
5
934132-
i
5

Midnight Bounty 57 

b m Midnight Lute - Sea Span (Valid Expectations)

D
6 8-7
Angel ArroyoAbigail Adsit
6
65545-3
i
6

Familyofroses 19 

gr/ m Raffie's Majesty - Daring Tactics (Tactical Cat)

D
8 8-7
Talbert HowellEdward Delauro
7
25136-1
i
7

Madame Barbarian 22 

dk m Stroll - Sweet Ober Melissa (Tale Of The Cat)

D
5 8-9
Abel LezcanoRichard Metivier
8
50125-2
i
8
Yellow and turquoise diamonds, yellow sleeves, two turquoise hoops, turquoise cap (Marisa Lizza)

Conquest So True 22 

b m Yes It's True - Hold The Sugar (Forest Wildcat)

D BF
Non Runner
Verdict

MADAME BARBARIAN ran out a comfortable winner over this track and trip last time and she could take some stopping if arriving in the same mood. Conquest So True finished runner-up in that contest and is likely to give another good account, while Midnight Bounty and Flick Of An Eye are others to note.

20:26 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 16 Feb 2018

Race 6 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $27,720 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

1m

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
8324-11
i
1

Micozzi 13 

b g Bodemeister - Pamafication (Distorted Humor)

D
4 8-6
Junior AlvaradoLinda Rice
2
16531-8
i
2

Glennrichment 27 

b c Pioneerof the Nile - Thirtysixth (Dixieland Band)

D
4 8-8
Trevor McCarthyRudy Rodriguez
3
22323-1
i
3

Hembree 35 

dk c Proud Citizen - Knockatrina (Langfuhr)

D
4 8-8
Luis ReyesRudy Rodriguez
4
146212-
i
4

Baseline 83 

ch g Bellamy Road - Rockford Peach (Great Above)

D
4 8-8
Kendrick CarmoucheJr John Toscano,
5
57155-2
i
5

E J's Legacy 27 

b g Freud - Jb's Golden Regret (Banker's Gold)

D
5 8-6 (ow1)
Angel ArroyoChris Englehart
6
33524-7
i
6

Halloween Horror 27 

ch g Distorted Humor - Cabbage Key (A.P. Indy)

D
4 8-6
Dylan DavisII John Terranova,
7
26217-1
i
7
Scarlet, Gold Ball, Scarlet And Gold Halved Sleeves, Scarlet Cap (Albert Fried, Jr)

Light The Vow 34 

b g Broken Vow - Light the Lamp (Mt. Livermore)

D
Non Runner
8
163164-
i
1A

Vilma 238 

ch g Broken Vow - Vivid Sunset (Mt. Livermore)

D
5 8-6
Manuel FrancoLinda Rice
Verdict

MICOZZI arrives in the form of his career chasing a hat-trick and this in-form gelding should prove too good for the likes of Light The Vow and Baseline.

20:58 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 16 Feb 2018

Race 7 - Allowance Optional Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $37,170 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

6f 110y

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
81131-2
i
1

Palladian Bridge 28 

ch m Girolamo - Prior Park (Silver Deputy)

D
5 8-11
Manuel FrancoRaymond Handal
2
0232-12
i
2

Andesine 22 

gr/ m Bluegrass Cat - Holy Moment (Holy Bull)

D
5 8-7
Kendrick CarmoucheChris Englehart
3
33162-4
i
3

Zealous Scholar 22 

ch f Here's Zealous - Scholarship (Deputy Commander)

D
4 8-7 (ow1)
Hector Jr DiazEduardo Jones
4
55441-5
i
4

Same Kinda Crazy 22 

b m Posse - New Britski (Polish Numbers)

D
5 8-9 b
Paco LopezRudy Rodriguez
5
322354-
i
5

Barrier To Entry 71 

b m City Zip - Stormy Winter (Stormy Atlantic)

D
7 8-7
Dylan DavisLinda Rice
6
10191-1
i
6
Black, white star, light green sleeves, white cap (Clear Stars Stable And Schosberg, Richard E)

Sandy Belle 26 

dk f More Than Ready - Unbridled Grace (Unbridled Jet)

D
Non Runner
7
1/52934-
i
7

Unrepented 57 

b m Repent - Nobody But Me (Trust N Luck)

D
7 8-7
Angel ArroyoRobertino Diodoro
8
91132-
i
8

Silly Sister 169 

b f Broken Vow - Giggly (Distorted Humor)

D
4 8-7
Junior AlvaradoLinda Rice
Verdict

PALLADIAN BRIDGE ran creditably in a good race last time out when second and a repeat would suffice here. Silly Sister and Barrier To Entry make up the shortlist.

21:29 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 16 Feb 2018

Race 8 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $17,010 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

7f

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
27754-2
i
1

Adirondack Dream 27 

dk g Posse - Glimmer Gal (Quaker Ridge)

D
5 8-8
Dylan DavisH Bond
2
97453-3
i
2

Facade 27 

b g Harlan's Holiday - Qualia (Saarland)

4 8-8
Joseph Jr RoccoRobert Ribaudo
3
405578-
i
3

Hamptons Holiday 230 

b g Harlan's Holiday - Charlotte's Rose (Street Cry)

4 8-8
Hector Jr DiazPhilip Serpe
4
9899-17
i
4

Heat Check 13 

b g Frost Giant - Hot Danger (Forest Danger)

4 8-11
Gary RichardsGary Contessa
5
10522-6
i
5

Honor And Pleasure 33 

b g Twirling Candy - Itsmyhonor (Indian Charlie)

4 8-8
Trevor McCarthyRalph D Alessandro
6
64/363-3
i
6

Celtic Scout 13 

ch g Dublin - Corre Scout (El Corredor)

BF
5 8-8
Manuel FrancoChris Englehart
7
48346-6
i
7

Regere 12 

gr/ c Rule - Overtimeangie Baby (Spectacular Bid)

4 8-8
Abel LezcanoRichard Metivier
8
081960-
i
8

You Like That 104 

ch g Justenuffhumor - Australis Princess (Werblin)

4 8-11
Jeremy RoseBruce Brown
9
70644-5
i
9

Mineralogy 21 

dk g Gemologist - Orabell (Orientate)

D BF
4 8-8 b1
Paco LopezDavid Donk
Verdict

ADIRONDACK DREAM was the one to take out of the race when second here last month and is fancied to have too much firepower for Facade and Celtic Scout.