19:29 Aqueduct
Race 3 - Allowance Optional Claiming
Race 3 - Allowance Optional Claiming
Distance: 1m 0y Runners: 7
Flat Turf
1m 0y
Gleason and War Chest have valid claims but the preference is for HAWKISH, based on his fine effort in a Grade 3 event here last month.
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/4 1-2
1 (1)
Hawkish
Irad Ortiz Jr/James Toner
Spotlight Form: 14
SP
A winner at 1m on good ground. Finished 3l behind Maraud when fourth of 7 at 17-5 on his latest outing in the Grade 3 Palm Beach Stakes at Gulfstream over 1m (good) last month. This is a more realistic target.
2 (2)
Ride To The Sunset
Kendrick Carmouche/Carlos Martin
Age: 3
Weight: 8-5
Spotlight Form: 81-34
SP
A winner at 1m on good ground. Finished 2 3/4l behind Cash Call Kitten when fourth of 11 at 10-1 on his latest outing at Gulfstream over 7f (good) in February. Place claims.
3 (3)
Morrison
Adam Beschizza/Joe Sharp
Age: 3
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 14653-
SP
A winner at 6f on firm ground. Third of 9 behind Zeke beaten 4 1/2l at 2-1fav on his latest outing at Fair Grounds over 1m (good) in December last year. He is wearing blinkers for the first time. A minor role awaits.
4 (4)
War Chest
Jose Ortiz/Claude McGaughey Iii
Age: 3
Weight: 8-11
Spotlight Form: 177-
SP
A winner at 1m on good ground. Beaten 2 1/2l behind Machtree at 6-1 when seventh of 12 on his latest outing at Gulfstream over 7f (good) in December last year. Makes the shortlist.
5 (5)
Manchester City
Manuel Franco/Christophe Clement
Age: 3
Weight: 8-11
Spotlight Form: 36431-
SP
A winner at Maisons-Laffitte over 1m in October last year, beating Indyco by 1 1/4l. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with S Smrczek in Germany. An interesting import.
6 (6)
Factor This
Dylan Davis/Edward Barker
Age: 3
Weight: 8-11
Spotlight Form: 021-513
SP
Successful twice at 1m on good ground and on the all-weather. Third of 6 behind California Night beaten at 8-1 on his latest outing at Aqueduct over 1m last month. More exposed than most of these.
7 (7)
Gleason
Joe Bravo/Todd Pletcher
Age: 3
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 12
SP
A winner at 7f on the all-weather. Beaten by California Night when second of 6 at 5-6fav on his latest outing at Aqueduct over 1m last month. It is too soon to be writing him off.
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