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
Black, light blue sash, white sleeves, black hoop, orange cap (Cfc Stables)

Exchanging Secrets 12 

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

D
5 8-7
Paco LopezGary Gullo
2
244533-
i
2
Blue, yellow ball, black horses head, yellow spots on sleeves, black cap (Island Wind Racing)

Perina's Pride 36 

ch m Summer Bird - Blue Indygo (Cat Thief)

5 8-11
Angel ArroyoRobertino Diodoro
3
443324-
i
3
White, electric blue lightning bolt, red collar, blue dots on sleeves, blue cap (Our Blue Streaks Stable)

Champagne Ruby 21 

ch m Utopia - Champagneforlisa (Champagneforashley)

D
7 8-9
Irad Ortiz JrRalph D Alessandro
4
416431-
i
4
Black, light blue hoop, light blue cap (Norton, Kelli And Fiumera, Frank)

Bamboo Stick 12 

dk m Freud - Main Streetin' (Street Cry)

D
8 8-11
Andre WorrieRachel Sells
5
729464-
i
5
Red and white triangular thirds, red sleeves and cap (Khaleel, Bryan H)

Loyal Heart 12 

ch m Eskendereya - Going Low (War Chant)

D
5 8-9
Winston KayEdmund Pringle
6
474543-
i
6
Red, yellow ball, red & yellow halved sleeves (Danny Chen)

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
Gold and green vertical stripes, green sleeves, gold seams, green cap (Rabbah Bloodstock)

Tanzania Road 28 

b m Arch - Banyan Street (Gone West)

5 8-9
Kendrick CarmoucheKiaran McLaughlin
2
453934-
i
2
White, green ball, white disc, green cuffs and cap (Larsen, Chris)

Aoife 49 

dk f Mastercraftsman - Bola De Cristal (Galileo)

4 8-9
Joseph Jr RoccoThomas Albertrani
3
5/34222-
i
3
White, purple yoke and heart, purple sleeves, white hoop, purple cap (Up Hill Stable)

Total Control 28 

dk f Bellamy Road - Mordecai Jones (Include)

4 8-9
Paco LopezBrian Lynch
4
R-
i
4
Green (M And M Racing)

Summer Punch 127 

b f Candy Ride - Summer Humor (Distorted Humor)

4 8-9
Angel ArroyoRobertino Diodoro
5
320424-
i
5
White, purple hoop, purple sleeves, white hoop, purple cap (Reddam Racing Llc)

Bogulator 28 

dk f Bodemeister - Love and Marry (Known Fact)

4 8-9
Irad Ortiz JrMark Hennig
6
476285-
i
6
Red, black sleeves, red cap (Skiman Racing Stable, Inc)

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
Scarlet, grey circle,grey blocks on sleeves, scarlet cap (Cecere, Ron)

Dean's Ticket 50 

ch m Gio Ponti - Senora Dancer (Distorted Humor)

D BF
5 8-11
Paco LopezChris Englehart
2
152186-
i
2
White, blue hoop, blue hoops on sleeves, white cap (Wilkinson, Erin)

Why Not Be Sexy 29 

dk m Archarcharch - Misgoldy (Miswaki)

D
5 8-11
Joseph Jr RoccoErin Wilkinson
3
736454-
i
3
Lime green, red star, red sleeves, lime stars, red cap (S D Stable)

Glotona Again 131 

ch m Indy Wind - Glotona (Tour D'Or)

D
5 8-11
Dalton BrownEskei Beech
4
623646-
i
4
Red, yellow ball, red & yellow halved sleeves (Danny Chen)

Kissin Cassie 36 

dk f High Cotton - Foolish Kiss (Kissin Kris)

D
4 8-9
Dylan DavisEdward Barker
5
015415-
i
5
Apple green, black braces, black stripes on sleeves, black cap, green stripes (Wire To Wire Stable, Inc)

Marnesia Big Girl 14 

b m High Cotton - Marnesia Light (Colony Light)

D
5 8-11
Irad Ortiz JrLinda Rice
6
741265-
i
6
Kelly green and gold diamonds, gold hoop on sleeves, gold cap, gold visor (Sunny Meadow Farm)

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
Burgundy and champagne blocks, champagne cap (Barry Ostrager)

Josephine's Moment 12 

b m City Zip - Matchless Moment (Cherokee Run)

D
7 8-11
Carlos DelgadoJoseph Parker
8
171438-
i
8
Purple, orange hoop, purple cap (Anander, Anthony)

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
Yellow, black ball, black and yellow halved sleeves, yellow cap (Kazdan, Alex And Armenia, Anthony)

Gia Michael 47 

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

3 8-8
Jeremy RoseCarlos Martin
2
566-
i
2
White, green sash, green seams on sleeves, green cap (Daniel Ryan)

Burak 32 

b f Street Cry - Andele (Bernardini)

3 8-8
Eric CancelDavid Donk
3
422-
i
3
Royal blue, white circle, white circle on sleeves, blue cap (Dck Racing)

Timeless Beauty 21 

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

3 8-8
Dylan DavisGary Contessa
4
573-
i
4
Grey, white triangle, white sleeves, grey cap (Gyarmati, Leah And Vanmeter Ii, Thomas F)

Solitary Gem 21 

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

3 8-8 b1
Kendrick CarmoucheLeah Gyarmati
5
2653-
i
5
Dark green, dark blue hoop, green cap, blue star (Bradley Thoroughbreds, Cambron, Tim And Cambron, Anna)

Lady By Choice 13 

dk f Shanghai Bobby - Billex Doux (Elusive Quality)

3 8-8
Junior AlvaradoThomas Bush
6
i
6
White, red dots, black sleeves, red cap (Live Oak Plantation)

Tiz A Ghostzapper 

b f Ghostzapper - Big Tiz (Tiznow)

3 8-8
Trevor McCarthyMichael Trombetta
7
4-
i
7
Neon pink, two orange hoops, orange sleeves, two pink hoops, orange cap, pink band (Hall, George, E)

Jump Ruler 34 

dk f Roman Ruler - Keeneland Kat (Hennessy)

3 8-8
Martin GarciaKelly Breen
8
6226-
i
8
White, red hoop, red hoop on sleeves, red cap (Casse, Tina)

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
Dark blue, gold disc, gold and blue halved sleeves, blue cap (Golden Goose Enterprise Llc And Kligman, Andrew)

A Dixie Twister 90 

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

D
5 8-11
Abel LezcanoJohn Kimmel
2
154531-
i
2
White, black circle (Corrente, Louis)

Leah's Dream 19 

dk f Astrology - Officer Leah (Officer)

D
4 8-11
Angel ArroyoRobertino Diodoro
3
542181-
i
3
silver, red triangle, silver sleeves, red hoops, red cap (Silver Streak Stables And Peluso, Peter)

Spinyatta 68 

ch f Hard Spun - Senora Cat (Cozzene)

D
4 8-11
Irad Ortiz JrRudy Rodriguez
4
172541-
i
4
Electric Blue, orange circle, orange cuffs on sleeves (Drawing Away Stable)

Fair Regis 33 

b f Bustin Stones - Lake Song (Prime Timber)

D
4 8-11
Trevor McCarthyRobert Falcone
5
366596-
i
5
Royal blue, gold triangle, two gold hoops on sleeves, blue cap (Bran Jam Stable And Clark, David W)

Tiz Rae Anna 21 

b f Tiz Wonderful - Skymiler (Stephen Got Even)

D
4 8-9
Rafael HernandezJr John Toscano,
6
746774-
i
6
Royal blue, white ball, white circle on sleeves, blue cap (Bond Racing Stable)

Arietta 25 

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

D
6 8-7
Dylan DavisH Bond
7
213912-
i
7
Royal blue, grey triangle, grey cuffs (Barrow, Paul, W)

Iwishirish 27 

dk f Dublin - Homemaker (Afternoon Deelites)

D
4 8-11
Joseph Jr RoccoPaul Barrow
8
5/39011-
i
8
Black, Red Triangle, Red Hoops on Sleeves, Red Cap (Vincent Scuderi)

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
yellow, hunter green hoop, green cap, (August Dawn Farm)

Nine Route 27 

b c The Factor - Flash Act (Sky Mesa)

D
3 8-10
Manuel FrancoJeremiah Englehart
2
31-
i
2
Royal Blue, Gold Ball,  Gold  Seams on Sleeves (WellSpring Stables)

Beyond Honor 19 

b g D' Funnybone - Shakaleena (Silver Deputy)

D
3 8-8
Dylan DavisJames Ryerson
3
21-
i
3
Burgundy, pink yoke, pink chevrons on sleeves, pink cap (Steadman, Henry)

My Man Mo 56 

dk c Uncle Mo - Daisy Mountain (Phone Trick)

D
3 8-10
Oscar GomezPaul Barrow
4
921-
i
4
Lime green, white braces, white seams on sleeves, white cap (Kirshner, Alan And Mandl, Leonard F)

Dig That Mine 53 

ch c Mineshaft - Senora Cat (Cozzene)

D
3 8-10
Angel ArroyoSteve Klesaris
5
31443-
i
5
Black, white sash, silver v, silver seams on sleeves, white cap (Valente, Roddy J And Bilinski, Darlene)

Looking Ready 68 

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

D
3 8-10
Irad Ortiz JrBruce Levine
6
1263-
i
6
Light blue, white sash, white hoops on sleeves, white cap (Caputo, John And Lady Delpo And The Boys Racing Llc)

Morning Breez 39 

b c Morning Line - Tico Breeze (Carson City)

D
3 8-10
Christopher DeCarloCarlos Martin
7
212-
i
7
Hot pink, blue hoops and cuffs on sleeves, blue cap (Lady Sheila Stable, Iris Smith Stable, Herman, Dottie And Rice, Linda)

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
Electric Blue, orange circle, orange cuffs on sleeves (Drawing Away Stable)

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
Gold, Royal Blue diamond, Gold and Blue Diabolo on Sleeves, Gold Cap (The Players Group)

Iron Power 34 

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

D BF
8 8-9
Abel LezcanoAntonio Arriaga
3
243484-
i
3
Green, red sash, white sleeves, two red hoops, green cap (Cabrera, Joseph, A)

Awesome Heart 18 

ch g Mutakddim - Awesome Powers (Awesome Again)

9 8-9
Oscar GomezJoseph Cabrera
4
341117-
i
4
Purple, white diamond frame, white diamond hoop and cuffs on sleeves, purple cap, white stripes (My Purple Haze Stables, Joemar Racing Stables And Smedshammer, Trond)

Charming Indy 20 

ch g Girolamo - Shady Spot (Honor Glide)

5 8-11
Manuel FrancoChris Englehart
5
221387-
i
5
Yellow, pink circle and rose, pink cuffs and cap (Dubb, Michael And Imperio, Michael)

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
Pink and blue triangular thirds, pink sleeves, blue diablo, blue cap (Rosenthal, Robert D , Greenberg, Martin, Como, Salvatore And Sal-lou J G Stable)

Taoiseach 42 

ch g Dublin - Sister Marette (Cuvee)

D
5 8-9
Hector Jr DiazDominick Schettino
7
14/5804-
i
7
Red, white sleeves, red dots, red cap (Bloom Racing Stable, Djc Racing Stables And Sunrise Stables)

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
White, Royal Blue Ball, Blue Seams On Sleeves, Blue Cap (Gatsas Thoroughbreds LLC)

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
Aqua, black diamond hoop, black diamond hoop on sleeves, black cap, aqua visor (Acqua Nova Stable)

Isotope 29 

b f Successful Appeal - Anabranch (Congaree)

4 8-9
Trevor McCarthyJeremiah Englehart
4
81-
i
4
Green and white quartered, white stripes on sleeves, green and white halved cap (Broman, Sr , Chester And Mary)

Dune Buggy 21 

dk f Girolamo - Arradoul (Dixieland Band)

D
4 8-9
Hector Jr DiazLinda Rice
5
225322-
i
5
Pink, green braces and shamrock (Sinatra Thoroughbred Racing)

Untaken 17 

dk f Noonmark - Current Event (Curlin)

D
4 8-9
Dylan DavisCorby Caiazzo
6
263811-
i
6
Orange, blue sleeves, orange chevrons, blue cap (Michael Imperio)

Reckless Humor 27 

dk m Sharp Humor - Balmy (Salt Lake)

D
6 8-11
Irad Ortiz JrRudy Rodriguez
7
532341-
i
7
Emerald green, white maltese cross, green cap (Mic Duff Stables Llc)

Gobi 27 

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

D
4 8-9
Kendrick CarmoucheDanny Gargan
8
369011-
i
8
Electric Blue, orange circle, orange cuffs on sleeves (Drawing Away Stable)

Special Risk 21 

ch f Eskendereya - Wicked Uno (Macho Uno)

D
4 8-11
Manuel FrancoJr John Toscano,
9
3211-
i
9
Green (M And M Racing)

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.