Sunday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Frosty Margarita gets back to the right surface and distance

Aqueduct | Race 8 | Post Time 3:47 p.m. (ET) | Go to the FREE TimeformUS PPs

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There is a lot going on in this interesting New York Stallion Series stakes. The likely favorite is Bluegrass Jamboree (#4), who elevated her game to a new level last time when earning an eye-catching speed figure against N2X allowance company. Her early speed should be an asset for her in a race that does not feature much pace, and I think she has to be taken seriously.

I’m not sure what to do with the two runners that finished a nose apart for the win in Finger Lakes’s Arctic Queen – Bee Noteworthy (#2) and Wonderment (#5). They both earned impressive TimeformUS Speed Figures for that race, but I want to see them do it again over a NYRA track.

I think this is a spot to get a little more creative, so I’m taking a shot with FROSTY MARGARITA (#3).

I know that her recent form is pretty disturbing, but I think you can make a lot of excuses for her. She obviously didn’t come back in great form over the summer, but she showed some signs of life on turf two back before just getting overmatched against a tougher group in the Ticonderoga last time. She’s really more of a dirt horse, and now she’s turning back to the right distance. She ran very well in this race last year, setting a fast pace before getting run down by the talented Highway Star. If she can get back to that form here, she’s certainly a win candidate.

THE PLAY

Win/Place: 3
Exacta Key Box: 3 with 2,4,5,7

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