Aqueduct Sunday Highlight Horse: Longshot King of Anything can usurp favored Mewannarose

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Aqueduct | Race 6 | Post Time 3:20 p.m. (ET) | Go to the TimeformUS PPs

 

Mewannarose (#3) is going to be awfully tough to beat. He’s making his first start off the claim by Rudy Rodriguez (a 100 Trainer Rating move), and the Pace Projector is predicting that he will have a sizable pace advantage in this spot. He figures to face some early pressure from Dad’z Laugh, who will be ridden by the aggressive apprentice Hector Diaz, but Mewannarose is supposed to be the faster horse. However, it is worth pointing out that Mewannarose’s last race is not nearly as impressive as it looks. January 13 was a day that was strongly favoring inside speed, and Mewannarose basically rode the bias to victory. He hasn’t been seen in seven weeks and returns at the same claiming level. He will probably win anyway, but I do see a viable alternative who could go off at a generous price.

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KING OF ANYTHING (#1) ran deceptively well in his New York debut last time. I know that he was only racing for a $25,000 tag, but that was a particularly strong race for that level (note the 113 Race Rating), so this is not as much of a hike in class as it seems. King of Anything was off slowly in that race and raced very wide around the far turn on a day when horses making inside moves had an advantage. If he breaks cleanly here and repeats that last effort, he has a chance to pull off the upset at a generous price.

THE PLAY

Win/Place: 1

Trifecta: 1,3 with 1,3 with ALL

Trifecta: 1,3 with ALL with 1,3

 

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