20:47 Aqueduct
Race 8 - Nashua Stakes
Race 8 - Nashua Stakes
Distance: 1m 0y Runners: 6
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1m 0y
Chad Brown has a strong hand here and it would be no surprise if his expensive Curlin colt U S NAVY CROSS builds on his Belmont debut to land this. Stablemate Network Effect was a smart winner on debut and is respected, while Call Paul's experience shouldn't be underestimated.
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/4 1-2
1 (1)
U S Navy Cross
Jose Ortiz/Chad Brown
Age: 2
Weight: 8-4
Spotlight Form: 1
SP
Half-brother to Recepta, won four times at 7f and 1m including a Grade 3 race. Won on his racecourse debut when 11-10fav at Belmont Park over 7f in September, beating Till Then by 1 1/4l. Expensive newcomer who represents a top stable.
2 (2)
Factor It In
Frankie Pennington/John Servis
Age: 2
Weight: 8-6
Spotlight Form: 161
SP
Successful at 5f and 6f. A winner at 3-1 at Philadelphia Park over 6f on his latest outing last month, beating Splicethemainbrace by 6l. Has the experience to get involved once again.
3 (3)
Puttheglassdown
Luis Saez/Jeremiah Englehart
Age: 2
Weight: 8-4
Spotlight Form: 221
SP
Won on his latest outing when 7-10fav at Delaware Park over 5f in September, beating Mercusio by 1 1/4l. Off the mark then and could have more to come.
4 (4)
Network Effect
Javier Castellano/Chad Brown
Age: 2
Weight: 8-4
Spotlight Form: 1
SP
Half-brother to Lucky Bucky, won twice at 6f. A winner at 17-2 at Saratoga over 7f (good) on his debut in August, beating Derby Date by 3l. Appears the stable second string this time.
5 (5)
Vekoma
Manuel Franco/George Weaver
Age: 2
Weight: 8-4
Spotlight Form: 1
SP
Half-brother to Bloody Point, won three times at 6f. A winner at 13-5 at Belmont Park over 6f on his debut in September, beating Epic Dreamer by 1 3/4l. Has to be respected following that impressive showing.
6 (6)
Call Paul
Irad Ortiz Jr/Jason Servis
Age: 2
Weight: 8-10
Spotlight Form: 113
SP
Successful at 5f and 6f. Third of 10 behind Complexity beaten 6l at 13-2 on his latest outing in the Grade 1 Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park over 1m last month. Not disgraced that day and foolish to dismiss.
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