17:20 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 4 Jan 2018

Claiming (4YO plus)

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

1

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Abandoned
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
579427-
i
1

Exchanging Secrets 12 

gr/ m Exchange Rate - Seven of Nine (Meadowlake)

D
5 8-7
Paco LopezGary Gullo
2
244533-
i
2

Perina's Pride 36 

ch m Summer Bird - Blue Indygo (Cat Thief)

5 8-11
Angel ArroyoRobertino Diodoro
3
443324-
i
3

Champagne Ruby 21 

ch m Utopia - Champagneforlisa (Champagneforashley)

D
7 8-9
Irad Ortiz JrRalph D Alessandro
4
416431-
i
4

Bamboo Stick 12 

dk m Freud - Main Streetin' (Street Cry)

D
8 8-11
Andre WorrieRachel Sells
5
729464-
i
5

Loyal Heart 12 

ch m Eskendereya - Going Low (War Chant)

D
5 8-9
Winston KayEdmund Pringle
6
474543-
i
6

Da Wildcat Girl 12 

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

D
7 8-7
Dylan DavisEdward Barker
Verdict

CHAMPAGNE RUBY has been running well enough in higher grades of late to suggest that she can win a race of this nature. Bamboo Stick is next on the list, ahead of Da Wildcat Girl.

17:50 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 4 Jan 2018

Maiden Special Weight (4YO plus)

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

2

1m

Fast (Dirt)

Abandoned
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
33/7433-
i
1

Tanzania Road 28 

b m Arch - Banyan Street (Gone West)

5 8-9
Kendrick CarmoucheKiaran McLaughlin
2
453934-
i
2

Aoife 49 

dk f Mastercraftsman - Bola De Cristal (Galileo)

4 8-9
Joseph Jr RoccoThomas Albertrani
3
5/34222-
i
3

Total Control 28 

dk f Bellamy Road - Mordecai Jones (Include)

4 8-9
Paco LopezBrian Lynch
4
R-
i
4

Summer Punch 127 

b f Candy Ride - Summer Humor (Distorted Humor)

4 8-9
Angel ArroyoRobertino Diodoro
5
320424-
i
5

Bogulator 28 

dk f Bodemeister - Love and Marry (Known Fact)

4 8-9
Irad Ortiz JrMark Hennig
6
476285-
i
6

Lemondrop Lollipop 50 

b m Lemon Drop Kid - Second Offense (Johannesburg)

6 8-9
Manuel FrancoDavid Donk
Verdict

TOTAL CONTROL has filled second place in her last three starts but the four-year-old can be supported to go one better in this contest. Aoife and Tanzania Road are others to consider.

18:22 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 4 Jan 2018

Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $12,600 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

6f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Abandoned
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
122513-
i
1

Dean's Ticket 50 

ch m Gio Ponti - Senora Dancer (Distorted Humor)

D BF
5 8-11
Paco LopezChris Englehart
2
152186-
i
2

Why Not Be Sexy 29 

dk m Archarcharch - Misgoldy (Miswaki)

D
5 8-11
Joseph Jr RoccoErin Wilkinson
3
736454-
i
3

Glotona Again 131 

ch m Indy Wind - Glotona (Tour D'Or)

D
5 8-11
Dalton BrownEskei Beech
4
623646-
i
4

Kissin Cassie 36 

dk f High Cotton - Foolish Kiss (Kissin Kris)

D
4 8-9
Dylan DavisEdward Barker
5
015415-
i
5

Marnesia Big Girl 14 

b m High Cotton - Marnesia Light (Colony Light)

D
5 8-11
Irad Ortiz JrLinda Rice
6
741265-
i
6

Lil Renegade 36 

b m Read The Footnotes - Give And Take (Devil His Due)

D
6 8-11
Nicky FigueroaMitchell Friedman
7
165656-
i
7

Josephine's Moment 12 

b m City Zip - Matchless Moment (Cherokee Run)

D
7 8-11
Carlos DelgadoJoseph Parker
8
171438-
i
8

Causeway Cutie 12 

ch m Causeway's Kin - Bold Maiden (Victory Gallop)

D
5 8-11
Hector Jr DiazEdward Delauro
Verdict

In a moderate contest, preference is for DEAN'S TICKET, who brings the best recent form to the table by a long way. Josephine's Moment and Marnesia Big Girl also make the shortlist.

18:54 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 4 Jan 2018

Maiden Claiming (3YO only)

Winner $28,980 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

1m

Fast (Dirt)

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

Gia Michael 47 

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

3 8-8
Jeremy RoseCarlos Martin
2
566-
i
2

Burak 32 

b f Street Cry - Andele (Bernardini)

3 8-8
Eric CancelDavid Donk
3
422-
i
3

Timeless Beauty 21 

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

3 8-8
Dylan DavisGary Contessa
4
573-
i
4

Solitary Gem 21 

b f Gemologist - Com Easy (Halo's Image)

3 8-8 b1
Kendrick CarmoucheLeah Gyarmati
5
2653-
i
5

Lady By Choice 13 

dk f Shanghai Bobby - Billex Doux (Elusive Quality)

3 8-8
Junior AlvaradoThomas Bush
6
i
6

Tiz A Ghostzapper 

b f Ghostzapper - Big Tiz (Tiznow)

3 8-8
Trevor McCarthyMichael Trombetta
7
4-
i
7

Jump Ruler 34 

dk f Roman Ruler - Keeneland Kat (Hennessy)

3 8-8
Martin GarciaKelly Breen
8
6226-
i
8

Mo Flash 41 

b f Uncle Mo - Super Flash (Afleet Alex)

3 8-8
Irad Ortiz JrMark Casse
Verdict

TIMELESS BEAUTY has some very strong form in the book having finished second the last twice and she can get off the mark at the fourth attempt. Solitary Gem and Burak look very solid contenders.

19:27 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 4 Jan 2018

Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $22,680 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Abandoned
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
205513-
i
1

A Dixie Twister 90 

dk m Hard Spun - Briar Hill Dixie (Dixieland Band)

D
5 8-11
Abel LezcanoJohn Kimmel
2
154531-
i
2

Leah's Dream 19 

dk f Astrology - Officer Leah (Officer)

D
4 8-11
Angel ArroyoRobertino Diodoro
3
542181-
i
3

Spinyatta 68 

ch f Hard Spun - Senora Cat (Cozzene)

D
4 8-11
Irad Ortiz JrRudy Rodriguez
4
172541-
i
4

Fair Regis 33 

b f Bustin Stones - Lake Song (Prime Timber)

D
4 8-11
Trevor McCarthyRobert Falcone
5
366596-
i
5

Tiz Rae Anna 21 

b f Tiz Wonderful - Skymiler (Stephen Got Even)

D
4 8-9
Rafael HernandezJr John Toscano,
6
746774-
i
6

Arietta 25 

dk m Raffie's Majesty - Musical (El Gran Senor)

D
6 8-7
Dylan DavisH Bond
7
213912-
i
7

Iwishirish 27 

dk f Dublin - Homemaker (Afternoon Deelites)

D
4 8-11
Joseph Jr RoccoPaul Barrow
8
5/39011-
i
8

Loose 50 

dk f Gone Astray - Lake Victoria (Meadowlake)

D
4 8-11
Junior AlvaradoRudy Rodriguez
Verdict

A DIXIE TWISTER was in good form in the early autumn and if returning from a break in that same vein of form, looks the clear one to side with. Recent winners Leah's Dream and Spinyatta complete the shortlist.

20:00 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 4 Jan 2018

Allowance Optional Claiming (3YO only)

Winner $35,910 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Abandoned
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
61-
i
1

Nine Route 27 

b c The Factor - Flash Act (Sky Mesa)

D
3 8-10
Manuel FrancoJeremiah Englehart
2
31-
i
2

Beyond Honor 19 

b g D' Funnybone - Shakaleena (Silver Deputy)

D
3 8-8
Dylan DavisJames Ryerson
3
21-
i
3

My Man Mo 56 

dk c Uncle Mo - Daisy Mountain (Phone Trick)

D
3 8-10
Oscar GomezPaul Barrow
4
921-
i
4

Dig That Mine 53 

ch c Mineshaft - Senora Cat (Cozzene)

D
3 8-10
Angel ArroyoSteve Klesaris
5
31443-
i
5

Looking Ready 68 

dk c More Than Ready - Seeknfind (Giant's Causeway)

D
3 8-10
Irad Ortiz JrBruce Levine
6
1263-
i
6

Morning Breez 39 

b c Morning Line - Tico Breeze (Carson City)

D
3 8-10
Christopher DeCarloCarlos Martin
7
212-
i
7

New York Hero 42 

b c Mineshaft - Party Silks (Touch Gold)

BF
3 8-10
Junior AlvaradoLinda Rice
Verdict

A competitive heat for punters to solve and the verdict is for LOOKING READY, who was beaten just three lengths in a Grade 3 at Belmont two starts back. That form reads well in the context of this allowance optional claimer and he can get the better of Morning Breez and My Man Mo.

20:34 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 4 Jan 2018

Allowance Optional Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $35,910 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

1m 1f

Fast (Dirt)

Abandoned
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
762631-
i
1

The Great Samurai 13 

ch g First Samurai - Michele the Great (Distorted Humor)

D
4 8-9
Rafael HernandezJr John Toscano,
2
343125-
i
2

Iron Power 34 

gr/ g Mizzen Mast - Iron Goddess (More Than Ready)

D BF
8 8-9
Abel LezcanoAntonio Arriaga
3
243484-
i
3

Awesome Heart 18 

ch g Mutakddim - Awesome Powers (Awesome Again)

9 8-9
Oscar GomezJoseph Cabrera
4
341117-
i
4

Charming Indy 20 

ch g Girolamo - Shady Spot (Honor Glide)

5 8-11
Manuel FrancoChris Englehart
5
221387-
i
5

Becker's Galaxy 36 

gr/ g Greeley's Galaxy - Cheval De Joi (French Deputy)

D
8 8-11
Irad Ortiz JrRudy Rodriguez
6
322563-
i
6

Taoiseach 42 

ch g Dublin - Sister Marette (Cuvee)

D
5 8-9
Hector Jr DiazDominick Schettino
7
14/5804-
i
7

Chilly Bon Bon 26 

ch g Frost Giant - Subtle Sweetness (During)

D
5 8-9
Kendrick CarmoucheMichelle Nevin
Verdict

Charming Indy won three in a row before faltering and could be capable of bouncing back. However, preference is for THE GREAT SAMURAI, who impressed when scoring last time, while Iron Power and Chilly Bon Bon are others to consider.

21:07 Aqueduct (USA) (Dirt) 4 Jan 2018

Starter Allowance (4YO plus)

Winner $34,650 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

1m

Fast (Dirt)

Abandoned
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
314375-
i
1

Hexameter 138 

dk f Northern Afleet - Ayrial Delight (Quick Dip)

BF
4 8-9
Martin GarciaII John Terranova,
2
450125-
i
2
Yellow and turquoise diamonds, yellow sleeves, two turquoise hoops, turquoise cap (Rennekamp, Nick J , Manella Jr , Dan And Black, Charles)

Conquest So True 44 

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

D BF
Non Runner
3
513134-
i
3

Isotope 29 

b f Successful Appeal - Anabranch (Congaree)

4 8-9
Trevor McCarthyJeremiah Englehart
4
81-
i
4

Dune Buggy 21 

dk f Girolamo - Arradoul (Dixieland Band)

D
4 8-9
Hector Jr DiazLinda Rice
5
225322-
i
5

Untaken 17 

dk f Noonmark - Current Event (Curlin)

D
4 8-9
Dylan DavisCorby Caiazzo
6
263811-
i
6

Reckless Humor 27 

dk m Sharp Humor - Balmy (Salt Lake)

D
6 8-11
Irad Ortiz JrRudy Rodriguez
7
532341-
i
7

Gobi 27 

ch f D' Funnybone - Star Forty Nine (Luhuk)

D
4 8-9
Kendrick CarmoucheDanny Gargan
8
369011-
i
8

Special Risk 21 

ch f Eskendereya - Wicked Uno (Macho Uno)

D
4 8-11
Manuel FrancoJr John Toscano,
9
3211-
i
9

Christmas Sky 25 

b f Bodemeister - Queen Greeley (Mr. Greeley)

D
4 8-11
Angel ArroyoRobertino Diodoro
Verdict

Christmas Sky, Special Risk and Reckless Humor all arrive looking to land hat-tricks. However, DUNE BUGGY was ultra-impressive when a 13-length winner last time and he she can build on that by following up here.