Aqueduct Saturday: Red Smith, Fall Highweight Analysis

By | November 25, 2022

The Saturday card from Aqueduct features the Central Park and the Red Smith. Soldier Rising was installed as the morning line favorite in the latter.

Aqueduct- Race 1

Post: 11:50 AM ET; $43k Maiden Claiming going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 10

  • #1A OUR ROSIE DIAMONDS (10-1) gets the top selection. She has the pedigree to be a major player in this spot. This one should be sitting in the second tier of runners and looking to make one well timed run at the leaders.
  • #8 AMANDA’S FOLLY (5-1) appears to be a major player in this race. She seems to fit well enough here.
  • #6 CARIBBEAN BREEZE (5-2) should be competitive in this spot. She has to be respected going out for the combination of Cox and Franco. This one comes into the race in really good form.
  • #2 LUNA LOCA (12-1) could be in with a shot in this race. She has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.

Selections: 1A- 8 – 6 – 2

Aqueduct- Race 2

Post: 12:20 PM ET; $55k Starter Allowance going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 7

  • #4 HOLEY MATRIMONY (6-1) is the top pick. He could get the right setup in this race.
  • #2 ROYAL TRYST (9-2) could be in with a shot in this race. He may benefit from a hot pace up front.
  • #7 RELATE (5-2) has to be respected going out for the combination of Pletcher and Ortiz.
  • #3 PATIENT CAPITAL (2-1) isn’t without hope. He is a good bet to hit the board in this type of race.

Selections: 4 – 2 – 7 – 3

Aqueduct- Race 3

Post: 12:52 PM ET; $55k Claiming going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #2 HYDRA (4-1) looks best here. She has races good enough to beat this group. This one seems to fit well enough here.
  • #7 CUSTOMEREXPERIENCE (5-2) appears to be a major player in this race. She has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts. This one has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #8 BABA (4-1) seems to fit well enough here. This one has really consistent pace figures which should work well in a moderately paced race.
  • #4 SWEET MIA (8-1) will likely be in the first flight of runners and should be in with a chance late. This one looks to be the class of the field.

Selections: 2 – 7 – 8 – 4

Aqueduct- Race 4

Post: 1:18 PM ET; $90k Allowance going 7 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 6

  • #4 UP TO THE MARK (8-5) gets the top selection. He has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here. This one has really consistent pace figures which should work well in a moderately paced race.
  • #1 LUNI SIMA (5-1) runs evenly and looks to get a very fair pace scenario here.
  • #2 LIFE CHANGER (5-2) should be competitive in this spot. He seems to fit well enough here.
  • #3 REGGAE MUSIC MAN (3-1) comes into the race in really good form.

Selections: 4 – 1 – 2 – 3

Aqueduct- Race 5

Post: 1:46 PM ET; $120k Central Park S. going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 10

  • #10 GENERAL JIM (7-2) is the top pick. He has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here. This one should be sitting in the second tier of runners and looking to make one well timed run at the leaders.
  • #2 BAT FLIP (9-2) comes into the race in really good form. This one has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #4 NOBLE HUNTSMAN (10-1) is a price horse and should be competitive in this spot. He looks to be the class of the field.
  • #5 RAMBLIN’ WRECK (15-1) makes sense on speed figures. This one has been really good at this distance.

Selections: 10- 2 – 4 – 5

Aqueduct- Race 6

Post: 2:16 PM ET; $75k Allowance going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #8 AGILITY (3-1) looks best here. He has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip. This one makes sense on speed figures.
  • #7 VICTORY BUILT (3-1) should be competitive in this spot. He goes out for the Wilson barn and gets Davis in the irons.
  • #2 BREAKING STONES (5-2) is a good bet to hit the board in this type of race. This one has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #1 ATHENRY (6-1) has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.

Selections: 8 – 7 – 2 – 1

Aqueduct- Race 7

Post: 2:44 PM ET; $70k Maiden Special Weight going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 11

  • #6 PHOTON (8-5) gets the top selection. She has races good enough to beat this group. This one runs evenly and looks to get a very fair pace scenario here.
  • #1 BAVARIAN CREME (4-1) appears to be a major player in this race. She has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #3 SUMMER TAKEOVER (5-1) debuts here and is worth a look. She goes out for the Abreu barn and gets Ortiz in the irons.
  • #11 DUCKPHAT (15-1) seems to be running for the minor placings in this contest. She fits well enough on figures.

Selections: 6 – 1 – 3 – 11

Aqueduct- Race 8

Post: 3:14 PM ET; $175k Fall Highweight H. going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 7

  • #6 FACTOR IT IN (3-1) is the top pick. He will likely have a lot to do in the lane, but could get up with a competitive run. This one has to be respected going out for the combination of Mancilla and Ortiz.
  • #7 RUNNINSONOFAGUN (2-1) has the top overall power rating in the group. This one looks to be the class of the field.
  • #2 JAXON TRAVELER (6-1) makes sense on speed figures. This one has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #3 HAPPY FARM (5-1) should be competitive in this spot. He has really consistent pace figures which should work well in a moderately paced race.

Selections: 6 – 7 – 2 – 3

Aqueduct- Race 9

Post: 3:43 PM ET; $300k Red Smith S. going 1 3/8 miles on turf; Entries: 14

Soldier Rising (#4) wins at Aqueduct | Blood Horse
  • #9 SOLDIER RISING (5-2) looks best here. He is a good bet to hit the board in this type of race. This one has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #1 HIGHEST HONORS (5-1) comes into the race in really good form. This one has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip.
  • #8 TEMPLE (8-1) looks to be the class of the field.
  • #12 COLD HARD CASH (10-1) has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts. This one goes out for the Rice barn and gets Lezcano in the irons.

Selections: 9 – 1 – 8 – 12

Aqueduct- Race 10

Post: 4:12 PM ET; $70k Maiden Special Weight going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 12

  • #1 MARIACHI (8-5) should improve off the first start and gets the top selection. He shouldn’t have trouble with the 6 furlong distance.
  • #11 DR. KRAFT (10-1) has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #12 GENERAL BANKER (15-1) comes into the race in really good form. This one makes sense on speed figures.
  • #8 FACTUALLY CORRECT (10-1) has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.

Selections: 1 – 11- 12- 8

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