Aqueduct Friday: Turf Season Wraps, Comely Analysis

By | November 23, 2022

The Friday card from Aqueduct features the Comely and 3 other stakes. Kathleen O., a prominent player on the Oaks trail was installed as the morning line favorite.

Aqueduct- Race 1

Post: 12:20 PM ET; $85k Maiden Special Weight going 1 1/8 miles on dirt; Entries: 7

  • #5 KAYLEIGH’S PRIDE (9-2) should improve off the first start and gets the top selection. She makes sense on speed figures. This one has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #3 JUNIPER’S MOON (2-1) runs evenly and looks to get a very fair pace scenario here. This one has the pedigree to be a major player in this spot.
  • #4 MARIA FROM MIAMI (10-1) is a price horse and looks to be the class of the field. This one projects to sit mid pack and come with one run.
  • #1 ANISTON (5-2) has to be respected going out for the combination of Pletcher and Ortiz at second asking.

Selections: 5 – 3 – 4 – 1

Aqueduct- Race 2

Post: 12:50 PM ET; $32k Maiden Claiming going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 7

  • #6 GOODMORNING ANGEL (5-2) is the top pick. She has to be respected going out for the combination of Asmussen and Lezcano.
  • #2 MOSTLY HARMLESS (3-1) appears to be a major player in this race. She looks to be the class of the field. This one should be sitting in the second tier of runners and looking to make one well timed run at the leaders.
  • #5 CANDLESTICK MAKER (3-1) should be competitive in this spot. She goes out for the Levine barn and gets Castellano in the irons. This one has the pedigree to be a major player here.
  • #4 TEKILA (3-1) should be competitive in this spot. She has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip.

Selections: 6 – 2 – 5 – 4

Aqueduct- Race 3

Post: 1:18 PM ET; $90k Allowance going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 6

  • #2 WASP (7-2) looks best here. She shouldn’t have trouble with the 1 mile distance. This one makes sense on speed figures.
  • #4 CUPID’S HEART (3-5) appears to be a major player in this race. She has races good enough to beat this group. This one runs evenly and looks to get a very fair pace scenario here.
  • #5 SPIKED (4-1) fits this race on speed figures. This one has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #6 SPOOKY ROAD (10-1) is a price horse and isn’t without hope, but is more likely to clunk up for a piece than win the race.

Selections: 2 – 4 – 5 – 6

Aqueduct- Race 4

Post: 1:46 PM ET; $100k Notebook S. going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 6

  • #3 ACOUSTIC AVE (7-5) gets the top selection. He looks to be the class of the field.
  • #4 D’ONT LOSE CRUZ (6-5) makes sense on speed figures.
  • #1 STARQUIST (3-1) has competitive times to match this group.
  • #5 GENERAL BANKER (15-1) is a price horse has solid early pace figures in a race that looks to lack a ton of front running speed.

Selections: 3 – 4 – 1 – 5

Aqueduct- Race 5

Post: 2:16 PM ET; $95k Allowance Optional Claiming going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 9

  • #4 IN DREAMS (7-2) is the top pick. He has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #3 STAGE LEFT (4-1) appears to be a major player in this race. He comes into the race in really good form. This one goes out for the Kantarmaci barn and gets Cancel in the irons.
  • #6 BIG ENGINE (6-1) appears to be a major player in this race. He seems to fit well enough here.
  • #1 JALEN JOURNEY (8-1) is one that could outrun the odds, though a win seems a bit far fetched here.

Selections: 4 – 3 – 6 – 1

Aqueduct- Race 6

Post: 2:44 PM ET; $300k Long Island S. going 1 3/8 miles on turf; Entries: 6

  • #4 ROCKY SKY (3-1) looks best here. She has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #5 KALIFORNIA QUEEN (5-2) appears to be a major player in this race. She has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #2 TEMPLE CITY TERROR (8-5) looks to be the class of the field. This one has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #6 CAPITAL STRUCTURE (5-2) seems to fit well enough here. This one will likely have a lot to do in the lane, but could get up with a competitive run.

Selections: 4 – 5 – 2 – 6

Aqueduct- Race 7

Post: 3:14 PM ET; $175k Comely S. going 1 1/8 miles on dirt; Entries: 8

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  • #4 KATHLEEN O. (5-2) gets the top selection. She has the top overall power rating in the group. This one has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #8 TIZZY IN THE SKY (9-2) should be competitive in this spot. She has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here. This one shouldn’t have trouble with the 1 1/8 mile distance.
  • #6 MORNING MATCHA (6-1) will likely have a lot to do in the lane, but could get up with a competitive run. This one has back numbers to win this race.
  • #7 FALCONET (6-1) could be in with a shot in this race. She should be able to handle the distance just fine.

Selections: 4 – 8 – 6 – 7

Aqueduct- Race 8

Post: 3:43 PM ET; $150k Aqueduct Turf Sprint Championship S. going 6 furlongs on turf; Entries: 16

  • #2 BAD BEAT BRIAN (8-1) is the top pick. This one is interesting going out for the combination of Vanden and Emigh and may get overlook because of the connections.
  • #6 THIN WHITE DUKE (8-1) should be competitive in this spot. He has really consistent pace figures which should work well in a moderately paced race.
  • #1 VOODOO ZIP (6-1) has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #7 CHEWING GUM (12-1) is a price horse and should be competitive in this spot. He makes sense on speed figures and seems to fit well enough here.

Selections: 2 – 6 – 1 – 7

Aqueduct- Race 9

Post: 4:12 PM ET; $32k Maiden Claiming going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 10

  • #7 STRONG LIGHT (7-2) looks best here. He seems to fit this group extremely well. This one has the pedigree to be a major player in this spot.
  • #9 TIGER TOWN BOY (5-2) looks best here. He shouldn’t have trouble with the 1 mile distance. This one has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one.
  • #3 NORTH POLE (3-1) appears to be a major player in this race. He has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts. This one looks to be the class of the field.
  • #8 PAPI ON ICE (15-1) is a price horse and is probably best to put underneath on most tickets. He goes out for the Persaud barn who can be dangerous with runners at inflated prices.

Selections: 7 – 9 – 3 – 8

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