Aqueduct Thursday Highlight Horse: Hunter’s Strike should appreciate the stretch-out in distance


>>Aqueduct | Race 3 | Thursday December 10th |  1:20 EST | Go To The TimeformUS PPs

With speed coming from Augie’s Coming, The Crocheron Kid, and potentially even Baldonnel, the pace should at least be fair in this spot.

Morning line favorite Union River (#1) has been running competitively at this level and is a logical contender for the top prize once again. However, his recent speed figures, a pair of 88s, don’t exactly give him an edge over the two runners to his outside. While we’re not against him, we’re more interested in a new face at a slightly better price.

Our top pick is HUNTER’S STRIKE (#2).

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This horse has been keeping marginally tougher company out of town. He’s never raced beyond seven furlongs, but we love the stretch-out in distance for this son of Smart Strike. His dam was a confirmed dirt router, and this horse has a grinding running style that should lend itself well to longer races. If he can transfer his recent speed figures going shorter distances to this two-turn affair, he’s faster than Union River.


Win bet on HUNTER’S STRIKE (#2)

Exacta keying HUNTER’S STRIKE (#2) over Union River (#1) and Augie’s Coming (#3)

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