Different from Starlet Stakes (G1) at Los Alamitos . Racecourse, where Bob Baffert put up three out of six participants, the North American graded staking action on the first Saturday of December takes place only at Aqueduct race track.
The last four classified shares of 2021 in New York — Wand Handicap (G3), Remsen Bet (G2), Demoiselle Bet (G2) and NYRA Bets Presented Cigar Bet (G1) — include one selection. choose late luxury four.
It should also be noted, Gulfstream Park The crowns claim to be growing in popularity as their “Champions Encounter” gets underway after an 11-day break. And the $150,000 mistletoe deposit for 3-year-old fillings is the main headline Oaklawn Park on the second day of the extended meeting, which lasted all day, the first Saturday in May.
Let’s focus on Big A, where the forecast calls for consistent temperatures and sunny skies.
Finding the Wand (7, 2:43 ET race): Three of the seven fillings and mares in this mile won the Pumpkin Pie Award—Lady Rocket (2 and Painful truth (6), who split the seven-horse race a few weeks ago; and Honor Road (5), who won it last year.
Those Pumpkin Pie runs were all terrible, and last year’s Go winner, Sharp Starr (7), were running a nasty 16-1 in Empire Distaff’s sloppy handicap on October 30.
Lady Rocket ran the second Pumpkin Pie division a few ticks faster than Truth Hurts (1:24.11 vs 1:24.99), but crossed seven feathers for the first time and was favored with an 8-5 on light line.
Coming from the opposite end of the spectrum the distance is Miss Marissa (1), who has won 2nd place for the past two years at 1 1/8 mile and 1 1/4 mile, but who has not achieved this feat since early 2020. Miss Marissa becomes empty-handed and faded of the picture in Turnback The Alarm Handicap (G3) last came out, but has recovered from similar losses to big results a few times this year.
The distance is a bit far for Lady Rocket and perhaps a little short for Miss Marissa, but Sharp Starr is a softer person, and more than that, she should be able to sit a good ride to watch those two from outside.
A – 2, 7
B – 1, 6
Remsen (race 8, 3:14 ET): Mo Donegal (1) and Zandon (7) brought in promising first-time wins for Todd Pletcher and Chad Brown, and topped a field of eight 2-year-olds trying to stretch to nine feathers. The way Mo Donegal and Zandon finished shows they can get the ride, especially the latter, who ran his last few eight-mile runs in 11.95 and 11.78 seconds.
Maybe so, others have some positive aspects, and with very little to go on at this point in terms of class and ability at long distances, this is the kind of situation it might have to be in. pay to spread.
Another potential customer is Judge Davis (3), who added the marker after leveling in Nashua Stock (G3) and placed in third place. NS Distorted humor colt is from the same owner-trainer-jockey combination as The greatest honor , Shug McGaughey has grown to win Holy Bull Stakes (G3) and Fasig-Tipton Fountain Of Youth Stakes (G2) last winter.
I also feel silly being excluded from multi-racial bets by Who Hoo Thats Me (2), a New York hybrid who earned the field’s top Beyer Speed Number by finishing third in a sloppy Sleepy Hollow going long for the first time.
And what if the girl Fromanothamutha (4), second in the last two games against Mo Donegal and Judge Davis, setting up shop with an easy lead?
A – 1, 7
B – 2, 3
C – 4
Demoiselle (race 9, 3:43 ET): Remsen’s Dirty Partner also has eight fields, and must also be approached with some trepidation because no one is here yet.
Nest (5) appears a crushing third in the Temptation Bet, gets hit a neck for the second by Magic circle (7), and she seems capable of turning things around from a mile based on the fact that her full brother, Idol , won the Santa Anita Handicap (G1) by a quarter mile earlier this year.
Click Trust (6) got her debut win in a mile, where she was far superior A Mo Reay and galloped vigorously. 1.25 million dollars Tapit filly is the winner of Alabama Stakes (G1) of 2015 Lace embellishment , and can enjoy the added ground.
Venti Valentine (3), was the winner of a mile-long Maid Of The Mist against New York hybrids, but Irad Ortiz Jr is taking to the streets to reunite with Nest.
A – 5, 6
B – 3, 4, 7
Americanrevolution annoyed with 108 Beyer taking the Empire Classic by nearly a dozen points, and it’s hard to say if he’ll bounce back simply because he’s never backed down from the numbers, improving any anywhere from three to 13 points with each opening match.
Independent Hall led his rivals in a fun chase in a sloppy match at the Hagyard Fayette Stakes (G2) on October 30, and is now back on a dirt track he’s been on. roam in the Nashua and Jerome Stakes at turns 2019-20.
Back sea (1) ran his two fastest sprints at Belmont, but I love the way he rallied to finish third in the Qatar Racing Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1). Whether he can go a mile or not is the main thing, he is equally talented.
Honor code (4) is the best of these, and the luxury runner has run well before when shorting from wet races, as he did here after being forced to chase the Poison Hall set up around the track in Fayette. However, his two wins in 2020-21 were both level 3, and there’s also this foreshadowing Beyer model to consider: Last three races with Lasix — 105-101-106; three races without Lasix — 94-99-94.
Ginobli (6) is another difficult type to judge, who, such as Follow Sea, have tried their hand at the Breeders’ Cup Chasing Life is good in Big Ass Fans Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1). It’s hard to say whether this man’s change Munnings in his last three races is due to the addition of blinks, an affinity with Del Mar surface, or, most likely, a combination of those.
A – 3, 5
B – 1, 6
C – 4
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