17:50 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 25 Feb 2018

Race 1 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $17,010 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

6f

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
5468-37
i
1
Green, blue circle, royal blue sleeves, green ball, royal blue cap (E V Racing Stable)

Full Of Mine 16 

ch g Mineshaft - Dance Song (Unbridled's Song)

7 8-9
Angel ArroyoNaipaul Chatterpaul
2
0323-
i
2
White, blue aqueduct emblem and cap (Will, Samantha And Baccari Racing Stable Llc)

Shamrocked 126 

ch g Trappe Shot - Irish Lullaby (Giant's Causeway)

4 8-11
Rafael HernandezChad Summers
3
3584-72
i
3
Yellow, black diamonds on white sleeves, yellow cap (Final Turn Racing Stable, Llc)

Noble And True 22 

b g Giant's Causeway - Baghdaria (Royal Academy)

5 8-9
Trevor McCarthyDavid Jacobson
4
2442-49
i
4
Black, gold ball, black, gold dots on sleeves, gold cap (Paradise Farms Corp)

Lightning Buzz 30 

dk g Stephen Got Even - Lilsisterlightning (Alybro)

D
6 8-9
Kendrick CarmouchePatrick Quick
5
7033-65
i
5
Royal blue, white circle, yellow hoops on sleeves, yellow cap (Rodriguez, Rudy R And Imperio, Michael)

Son Of Mine 36 

b g Mineshaft - Clear Pond (Dynaformer)

D
4 8-9
Joshua NavarroRudy Rodriguez
6
66221-
i
6
Black, maroon sash, two maroon hoops on sleeves, black cap (Sheila Englehart)

Fot 227 

b g Posse - Nobody But Me (Trust N Luck)

D
5 8-11
Paco LopezChris Englehart
7
80556-7
i
1A
Green, royal blue circle, blue sleeves, green ball, blue cap (E V Racing Stable And Chatterpaul, Naipaul)

Independent Worker 21 

dk g High Cotton - Queen Amira (Forestry)

Non Runner
Verdict

FOT certainly wasn't winning out of turn at Finger Lakes and, with that confidence booster under his belt, he might be able to complete the double. Shamrocked and Noble And True are feared most.

18:20 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 25 Feb 2018

Race 2 - Maiden Claiming (3YO only)

Winner $22,050 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

1m

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
790-
i
1
White, blue horses head, purple sleeves, white seams, white and purple quartered cap (Windhorse Thoroughbreds Llc)

Shiny Medal 71 

b g Warrior's Reward - I Ain't Shy (Indygo Shiner)

3 8-8
Hector Jr DiazBruce Brown
2
075-73
i
2
Gray, white triangle, white sleeves, gray cap, white visor (Leah Gyarmati)

Beach Access 23 

dk c Courageous Cat - Island Beat (Pleasantly Perfect)

3 8-8
Dylan DavisLeah Gyarmati
3
04
i
3
Black and red triangular thirds, black sleeves, white cuffs, red cap, white visor, black button (Black Swan Stable)

Scottish Devil 14 

ch g Teuflesberg - Mythical Brownie (Lord Avie)

3 8-8
Manuel FrancoRichard Schosberg
4
62
i
4
Yellow, black hoop, black sleeves, yellow cap, black visor (Birsh, Philip S And Bienkowski, John R)

Binkster 23 

dk g Bluegrass Cat - La Femme Galante (Grand Slam)

3 8-8
Trevor McCarthyDavid Cannizzo
5
7-233
i
5
Red, yellow diamond hoop, yellow hoop on sleeves, yellow cap (Moirano, John L And Cotrone, Theresa)

Theresa's Boy 7 

b c Graydar - Tessarini (Bernardini)

3 8-8
Joshua NavarroGary Contessa
6
4
i
6
White, orange stars, blue stars on sleeves, white cap with blue stars (Sunrise Stables And Golden Goose Enterprise Llc)

Ucantcatchmybreath 28 

b c Heavy Breathing - Qualionne (Leroidesanimaux)

3 8-8
Paco LopezRudy Rodriguez
Verdict

SCOTTISH DEVIL left his debut performance well behind when fourth over 6 1/2f here and, with the potential to improve again for this step up in trip, he could make it third time lucky. Theresa's Boy and Ucantcatchmybreath top the list of dangers.

18:50 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 25 Feb 2018

Race 3 - Maiden Special Weight (3YO only)

Winner $37,800 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

1m

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
33-
i
1
Midnight blue, pink epaulets, green seams on sleeves, blue cap (Morley, T , Lyden, M , Zaro, J , Braverman, P And Imaginary Stables)

Westerdale 94 

dk c Flat Out - Prall Street (Cherokee Run)

3 8-8 b1
Kendrick CarmoucheThomas Morley
2
65-
i
2
Royal blue, white epaulets, blue cap, white stripes (Shadwell Stables)

Labeq 70 

gr/ c Tapit - Life Is Sweet (Storm Cat)

BF
3 8-8 b1
Trevor McCarthyKiaran McLaughlin
3
7-874
i
3
Green, yellow cross sashes, black hoop on sleeves, yellow cap (Milton Peart)

Reign Charger 7 

ch g Smart Bid - Indy Reign (Reigning King)

3 8-8
Winston KayGaston Grant
4
5-2
i
4
Royal Blue, orange circle, orange sleeves with royal blue hoops, orange cap (Repole Stable)

Racing Raven 24 

dk c Overanalyze - Elusive Raven (Elusive Quality)

BF
3 8-8
Manuel FrancoTodd Pletcher
5
0-6
i
5
Purple and orange quarters, orange sleeves, two purple hoops, purple cap (George Weaver)

Freeze The Account 24 

b c Ice Box - Schedule (Brian's Time)

3 8-8
Dalton BrownGeorge Weaver
6
i
6
Turquoise, large gold spots, turquoise spots on gold sleeves, turquoise cap (Zayat Stables, LLC)

Operator 

dk c To Honor And Serve - Estrange (Tiznow)

3 8-8
Junior AlvaradoWilliam Mott
Verdict

WESTERDALE has displayed a fair level of ability in both starts thus far and, entitled to improve for first-time blinkers, he rates the one to beat. Racing Raven also boasts some fair form while Operator is an interesting newcomer.

19:21 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 25 Feb 2018

Race 4 - Starter Allowance (4YO plus)

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

4

1m

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
1735-96
i
1
Blue, yellow ball, black horses head, yellow spots on sleeves, black cap (Island Wind Racing)

Holding Aces 15 

ch h Eskendereya - Will O Way (Broken Vow)

6 8-11
Manuel FrancoChris Englehart
2
5222-51
i
2
White and blue triangle, blue sleeves, white diablo, blue cap (Ramdat, Rohan)

Special Story 21 

dk g Tale Of The Cat - Celestial Sweep (Eddington)

D
6 8-9
Junior AlvaradoOscar Barrera III
3
16412-1
i
3
Yellow, pink circle and rose, pink cuffs and cap (Michael Dubb)

Combat Controller 23 

dk g Awesome Again - Redreamit (Tapit)

D
4 8-11
Trevor McCarthyRudy Rodriguez
4
313634-
i
4
Blue and red halves, red and blue halved sleeves, red cap (Callahan, Peter, J)

Sir Ballantine 106 

dk g Stay Thirsty - Wind Flow (Indian Charlie)

4 8-9
Dylan DavisDanny Gargan
5
47612-3
i
5
Royal blue, yellow horse, blue and yellow halved sleeves, blue cap, yellow visor (Victory Racing Partners)

Mr. Dougie Fresh 23 

b g Ghostzapper - Patience Drive (Pulpit)

D
4 8-11
Paco LopezKiaran McLaughlin
6
633/31-1
i
6
Royal blue, yellow yoke, yellow star, white sleeves, blue stars, blue cap, white peak (Genstar Thoroughbreds)

Missle Bomb 30 

dk g Tale Of The Cat - Miss A. Bomb (Lemon Drop Kid)

5 8-9
Kendrick CarmoucheBrad Cox
7
858-21
i
1A
Blue, yellow ball, black horses head, yellow spots on sleeves, black cap (Island Wind Racing)

Go Big Or Go Home 10 

dk g Ghostzapper - Bizzy Caroline (Afleet Alex)

Non Runner
Verdict

MISSLE BOMB has won going away on his last couple of starts over 6 1/2f here and, with this longer trip unlikely to pose any problems, he might be able to complete the hat-trick. There are plenty of dangers, however, with Go Big Or Go Home and Combat Controller topping the list.

19:52 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 25 Feb 2018

Race 5 - Maiden Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $25,830 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
06-8645
i
1
Green, red sash, white sleeves, two red hoops, green cap (Cabrera, Joseph, A)

Pimm's Cup 8 

ch g Old Fashioned - Lake Princess (Salt Lake)

4 8-9
Hector Jr DiazJoseph Cabrera
2
4040-33
i
2
Royal blue, red sash, red seams on sleeves, red cap (Shivmangal, Lolita)

Our American Star 8 

dk g Noonmark - Top Of The Class (Deputy Minister)

4 8-9
Rafael HernandezDoodnauth Shivmangal
3
0-
i
3
White, blue horses head, purple sleeves, white seams, white and purple quartered cap (Windhorse Thoroughbreds Llc)

Jolly 177 

dk g Courageous Cat - Hollybygolly (Old Trieste)

4 8-9
Joshua NavarroGary Contessa
4
4/4266-3
i
4
Hot pink, black circle, black cap (Gary Barber)

Catch A Cab 30 

b g Proud Citizen - Gypsy Cab Company (Malibu Moon)

BF
4 8-9
Manuel FrancoMark Casse
5
76489-2
i
5
Msu green, two white hoops, white chevrons on sleeves, green cap (Mendham Racing Stable)

Dooley 30 

b c El Corredor - Toga Tiger (Hold That Tiger)

4 8-9
Dylan DavisDavid Donk
6
242225-
i
6
Light blue, white crown, black collar, white sleeves, black seams, blue cap (Anthony, George, Roman, Lawrence P And Ct Racing)

Mr. Massena 64 

dk g Flatter - Lady Aphrodite (Giant's Causeway)

BF
4 8-9
Angel ArroyoMichael Miceli
7
76
i
7
Kelly green and gold diamonds, gold hoop on sleeves, gold cap, gold visor (Sunny Meadow Farm)

Time Expired 8 

ch g Freud - Expiration Day (Gilded Time)

4 8-9 b1
Joseph Jr RoccoMitchell Friedman
8
2243/05-
i
8
Dark blue, horsehead emblem, white sleeves, orange hoops, white and orange cap (Little Red Feather Racing And Jay Em Ess Stable)

Arthur Avenue 225 

gr/ g Bellamy Road - Throbbin' Heart (Smoke Glacken)

5 8-9
Trevor McCarthyMichelle Nevin
Verdict

The drop in both trip and grade is sure to help ARTHUR AVENUE and he shades the verdict in a tricky heat. Dooley warrants respect following his latest runner-up effort, while Mr. Massena is certainly no forlorn hope either.

20:23 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 25 Feb 2018

Race 6 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $25,200 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

7f

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
557296-
i
1
Scarlet, Gold Ball, Scarlet And Gold Halved Sleeves, Scarlet Cap (Albert Fried, Jr)

May Be A Diamond 73 

dk g Congrats - Diamond Fancy Free (Cherokee Run)

6 8-9
Joseph Jr RoccoCharlton Baker
2
59333-2
i
2
Olive green, white stars, white sleeves, olive cap (Woodland Farms)

Tale Of Mist 8 

dk h Tale of Ekati - Settling Mist (Pleasant Colony)

5 8-9
Rafael HernandezJr John Toscano,
3
4421/5-
i
3
Hot pink, black circle, black cap (Gary Barber)

Amen Alley 289 

ch g Flower Alley - Desert Rose Drive (A.P. Indy)

Non Runner
4
70573-1
i
4
White, grey hoops, grey cap (Foxwood)

Shipsandgoods 29 

b g Patriot Act - Air Mail (Gulch)

D
5 8-11
Hector Jr DiazBob Dunham
5
3-1
i
5
Purple, white diamond hoop, white seams on sleeves, white cap (Matties Racing Stable LLC)

Musicality 22 

dk g Maclean's Music - Oak Flat (Benton Creek)

4 8-11
Angel ArroyoGregg Matties
6
251225-
i
6
Green, white panel, white chevrons on sleeves, green and white halved cap (Robert Spiegel)

Have Another 274 

b g Stay Thirsty - Steamy (Speightstown)

4 8-9
Pablo FragosoDavid Donk
7
6/17643-
i
7
Black, White Sash, Grey Stripes On Sleeves, Black Cap (Roddy Valente)

Asphalt Paving 73 

ch g Speightstown - Compete (El Prado)

4 8-9
Paco LopezBruce Levine
Verdict

MUSICALITY took giant strides forward from his first to second start and, open to further improvement, he could land the double. Other last-time-out scorer Shipsandgoods must enter calculations while Have Another will appreciate the drop in class.

20:54 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 25 Feb 2018

Race 7 - Maiden Claiming (3YO only)

Winner $22,050 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

6f

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
i
1
Blue, yellow ball, yellow collar, yellow hoops on sleeves, blue and yellow hooped cap (Smart Choice Stable)

Alex's Lemon Twist 

gr/ c Afleet Alex - Twistaway (Wheelaway)

3 8-8
Manuel FrancoTodd Pletcher
2
9067-42
i
2
Royal blue, white sash, white and blue halved sleeves, blue and white halved cap (Equis Racing)

Freudian Analyst 28 

ch g Freud - Legal Affect (Closing Argument)

3 8-8
Hector Jr DiazLeo O'Brien
3
006-6
i
3
Royal blue, silver yoke and 'jt', silver chevrons on sleeves (Fellows, Patricia And Trezza, Joseph)

Mickey T 23 

dk c Courageous Cat - Eyes Of Love (Put It Back)

Non Runner
4
492-576
i
4
Red, yellow chevron and circle, yellow and red stripes on sleeves, red cap (Lisa's Racing, Inc)

Trinni Juice 16 

ch c Trinniberg - Juice Box (Gone for Real)

3 8-8
Angel ArroyoBisnath Parboo
5
9880-53
i
5
White, Red Ball, Red Chevrons on Sleeves, Red Cap (Richard Greeley)

Wicked Huntsman 14 

b g Desert Party - Wicked Beauty (Vindication)

3 8-8
Rafael HernandezMitchell Friedman
6
i
6
White, purple triangle, purple chevrons on sleeves, purple cap (Lianna Stables, Inc)

Miracolo 

b c Bustin Stones - Peaceful Dawnagain (Trick Me)

Non Runner
7
8655-85
i
7
Orange, two blue hoops, blue sleeves, orange hoop, orange cap (Bell, Peter E , Persaud, Randi, Calabrese, Anthony And Goberdhan, Tirbhawan)

Buss The Bell 16 

dk g Teuflesberg - Harborinthetempest (More Than Ready)

3 8-8
Trevor SimpsonRandi Persaud
8
8556-55
i
8
Gold, red lion, red hoop on sleeves, red cap (Hot Scot Racing Stables And Dck Racing)

Can'tweallgetalong 23 

b c Violence - Misgoldy (Miswaki)

Non Runner
9
3
i
9
Black and purple diagonal quarters, purple sleeves, black hoop, purple cap (Ten Strike Racing)

Backstretch George 28 

b g Spring At Last - See the Forest (Forestry)

3 8-8
Kendrick CarmoucheChad Summers
10
8009-5
i
10
Yellow, blue disc, blue sleeves, yellow diamonds, yellow cap (King, Honor)

Blessed Honour 21 

gr/ c The Lumber Guy - Aquifer (Aptitude)

3 8-8
Kevin MendezRicardo Legall
11
8
i
11
Blue, white aqueduct emblem and cap (Three Ponds Farm)

Kelvin 28 

dk c Congaree - Ride With the Herd (Candy Ride)

3 8-8 b1
Trevor McCarthyRudy Rodriguez
12
76
i
12
Blue, white stars, red sleeves, white chevrons, red cap (Corbett, Glenn, P)

Last Chant 22 

b c War Chant - Quiet Mover (Quiet American)

3 8-8
Dylan DavisEdward Barker
Verdict

BACKSTRETCH GEORGE made a pleasing start to his racing career when third over this track and trip and, with normal improvement expected, he looks sure to mount a bold bid. Wicked Huntsman will appreciate dropping back half a furlong and merits consideration, along with newcomer Miracolo.

21:25 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 25 Feb 2018

Race 8 - Allowance Optional Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $43,470 - 4 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

1m

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
9134-31
i
1
White, black diamond hoop, red hoop on sleeves, red cap (David Jacobson)

Very Very Stella 15 

b g High Cotton - Call Me Dancer (Gate Dancer)

D
Non Runner
2
1621-43
i
2
White, blue ball, blue sleeves, white dots, blue cap (Everett, J Christopher And Ryan, Daniel M)

T R Crew 21 

dk g Uncle Mo - Saintly Action (Saint Ballado)

D
5 8-9
Manuel FrancoDavid Donk
3
71091-1
i
3
Royal blue, gold circle and cuffs on sleeves, gold cap (Novak, Brian And Kerry)

Daddy D T 31 

ch g Scat Daddy - Issues (Awesome Again)

D
6 8-7
Paco LopezCharlton Baker
4
417814-
i
4
Gold, aqua diamond hoop, aqua diamonds on sleeves, gold cap (La Marca Stable)

Tusk 64 

gr/ g Tapit - It's Midnight (Shamardal)

D
5 8-7
Kendrick CarmoucheRudy Rodriguez
5
21325-1
i
5
Royal blue, white chevrons on sleeves, blue cap (Godolphin Racing, Llc)

Spieth 36 

gr/ c Bernardini - Stage Luck (Unbridled's Song)

D
Non Runner
6
34134-2
i
6
Green, white ball, white sleeves, green hoop, green cap (M And M Racing, Dahlman, Ernest And Caron, Robert G)

Doyouknowsomething 36 

b g Awesome Again - Dovie (Coronado's Quest)

D BF
6 8-9
Angel ArroyoRobertino Diodoro
Verdict

DOYOUKNOWSOMETHING just failed to last home in a $100k event over the extended 1m here latest and he could prove a tough nut to crack now dropped in both trip and grade. Spieth won nicely last time and should give another good account, while hat-trick seeking Daddy D T also holds claims.

21:56 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 25 Feb 2018

Race 9 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $17,010 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

1m

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
6696-76
i
1
Purple, yellow fleur de lys and collar, green sleeves, yellow hoops and cap (Nawlins Krewe Racing And Adel, David H)

Tottie Royer 21 

dk g Roaring Fever - Leary Lass (Lear Fan)

Non Runner
2
166-6
i
2
Hot pink, black circle, black cap (Gary Barber)

Berger 22 

dk g Rosberg - Meet The Queen (Strong Hope)

Non Runner
3
6/24754-
i
3
Gold, Green Sleeves (Bona Venture Stables)

River Of Dreams 134 

dk h Pioneerof the Nile - Grace Happens (Aptitude)

D
6 8-9
Angel ArroyoLeah Gyarmati
4
75667-7
i
4
Fuchsia, black stars, black sleeves, fuchsia seams, fuchsia cap (Sal-Lou J G Stable)

Benny Big Boy 42 

ch g Eskendereya - Baymont (Wild Again)

D
4 8-9
Trevor SimpsonDominick Schettino
5
3415-34
i
5
Black, light blue hoop, light blue cap (Norton, Kelli)

My Perfect Gem 22 

b g Gemologist - Papow Papow (Bernardini)

4 8-11
Kendrick CarmoucheRachel Sells
6
5821-52
i
6
Purple and white blocks, purple cap (Neal Allread)

Polar City 22 

b g Into Mischief - Miss Frigid City (Carson City)

D
4 8-11
Dylan DavisJeremiah Englehart
7
451/7-4
i
7
Royal Blue, orange circle, orange sleeves with royal blue hoops, orange cap (Repole Stable)

Best Surprise 43 

b c Giant Surprise - Wonderwho'sbest (Three Wonders)

D
Non Runner
8
2362-64
i
8
Pink and grey diagonal quarters, grey sleeves, two pink hoops, pink and grey quartered cap (Paradise Farms Corp And Thummps Racing Stable Llc)

Gun For Hire 21 

dk g Blame - All Glory (Honour And Glory)

5 8-9
Hector Jr DiazPatrick Quick
9
47246-8
i
9
Yellow, red ball, red collar, red sleeves, green armlets, yellow cap (Anthony Perri)

Ten Twenty Nine 36 

b g Soaring Empire - Dean Avenue (Pure Prize)

4 8-9
Joseph Jr RoccoJames Ryerson
10
64434-5
i
10
White, green panel, red sleeves, green cap (Esposito, John T And Broadway Blue Stable)

Ode To The Hunt 21 

b g Artie Schiller - Images in Jade (Jade Hunter)

D
Non Runner
11
76856-4
i
11
Gold, black diamond hoop, black cuffs on sleeves, gold cap, black visor (Teresa Maher)

Sandy Strikes 21 

dk g Say Florida Sandy - Strike It Easy (Easy Goer)

D
6 8-9
Abel LezcanoLeo O'Brien
12
1/398-76
i
12
White, red diamond frame, red diamonds on sleeves, white cap (Preferred Pals Stable)

Lucky Lou Pal 21 

b c Frost Giant - Waltz Me Matilda (Cryptoclearance)

D
4 8-9
Paco LopezChris Englehart
Verdict

RIVER OF DREAMS certainly wasn't disgraced in a stronger Belmont contest when last sighted and it could be worth taking a chance on him dropped in class on his return from a four-month break. Polar City and Ode To The Hunt are others to keep an eye on.