19:17 Aqueduct
Race 5 - Allowance Optional Claiming
Race 5 - Allowance Optional Claiming
Distance: 6f 0y Runners: 10
Flat Turf
6f 0y
VICI has run well enough in Graded company in recent months to suggest that he can win a race of this nature. Dowse's Beach is another whose recent form offers plenty of encouragement, while Breakin The Fever also merits shortlist inclusion.
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
7 (7)
Dowse's Beach
Irad Ortiz Jr/Jason Servis
Age: 7
Weight: 8-10
Spotlight Form: 6-54911
SP
Has won nine races from 5f to 7f on firm and good ground. Won on his latest outing when 13-20jt-fav at Belmont Park over 7f (firm) last month, beating End Play by 4 1/2l. His last couple of efforts have been encouraging.
1 (1)
Life In Shambles
Irad Ortiz Jr/Jason Servis
Age: 7
Weight: 8-10
Spotlight Form: 444351
SP
Has won nine races from 5f to 1m on firm and good ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 13-5 at Belmont Park over 6f on his latest outing in September, beating Pete's Play Call. Main track only.
3 (3)
Still Krz
Tba Rider/Raymond Handal
Age: 6
Weight: 8-10
Spotlight Form: 2-35115
SP
Has won eight races at 6f on good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 11l behind Imperial Hint when fifth of 7 at 11-2 on his latest outing in the Grade 1 Vosburgh Stakes at Belmont Park over 6f in September. Main track only.
4 (4)
Fear
Jose Ortiz/Jeremiah Englehart
Age: 6
Weight: 8-10
Spotlight Form: 63-2134
SP
Has won 11 races from 4f to 6f on good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 15l behind Mai Ty One On when last of 4 at 7-1 on his latest outing at Belmont Park over 6f in September. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Michael Lecesse. Best watched.
5 (5)
Spring To The Sky
Luis Saez/Bruce Brown
Age: 9
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 40-5236
SP
Has won eight races from 5f to 6f on firm and good ground and on the all-weather, but last win was over two years ago. Finished 7l behind Class And Cash when sixth of 11 at 11-1 on his latest outing at Laurel Park over 6f (firm) in September. Drops out of stakes company today.
6 (6)
Angry Moon
Michael Luzzi/Chris Englehart
Age: 7
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 72-2624
SP
Has won eight races from 6f to 7f on good ground and on the all-weather, but last win was over two years ago. Finished 1 3/4l behind Silver Ride when fourth of 5 at 11-1 on his latest outing at Belmont Park over 6f in June. Should be thereabouts.
2 (2)
Sudden Surprise
Reylu Gutierrez/John Toscano, Jr
Age: 5
Weight: 8-10
Spotlight Form: 172613
SP
Has won 12 races from 5f to 7f on good ground and on the all-weather. Third of 7 behind Bluegrass Express beaten 2 1/2l at 5-2fav on his latest outing at Belmont Park over 6f last month. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with David Donk. Main track only.
8 (8)
Take Cover
Jose Lezcano/Alan Goldberg
Age: 6
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 535-523
SP
He has won three times at 5f on good ground, but last win was over two years ago. Third of 7 behind Dark Roast beaten 4 1/2l at 9-10fav on his latest outing at Meadowlands over 5f (soft) in September. May find some of these too good.
9 (9)
Breakin The Fever
Nazario Alvarado/Debra Breed
Age: 6
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 11-3542
SP
Has won 20 races from 4f to 6f on the all-weather. Beaten 1/2l by Winston's Chance when second of 6 at 10-1 on his latest outing at Finger Lakes over 6f last month. Has some decent form to his name.
10 (10)
Vici
Javier Castellano/Michael Maker
Age: 6
Weight: 8-10
Spotlight Form: 333138
SP
He has won four times from 5f to 1m on good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 4 1/2l behind Bucchero at 12-1 when eighth of 11 on his latest outing in the Grade 2 Woodford Stakes at Keeneland over 5f (good) last month. Has to be considered.
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