Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Saturday, December 2nd

Race 5: Gucci Factor (#5)

His lone turf start was not as bad as it seems, and he’s bred to handle this surface.

Runs his best races when racing on or near the lead, and is projected to be up close to the early pace here.

Christophe Clement gets a 100 TimeformUS Trainer Rating with horses switching from dirt to turf.

5-1 on ML

 

Race 6: Flora Dora (#6)

Ran much better than it appears in the Bed O Roses back in June, when overcoming a slow pace (indicated by blue color-coding in the PPs) to get up for fourth.

Probably needed her last race, her first back start off a layoff.

Her blazingly fast 45 2/5-second workout last week indicates that she’s back in top form.

20-1 on ML

 

Race 8: Layla Noor (#7)

Is bred to run all day, being out of a dam that won stakes going as far as 12 furlongs.

Did well to overcome an outside closers’ bias at Laurel last time when rallying up the inside.

Trainer Arnaud Delacour gets a 98 TimeformUS Trainer Rating with horses coming off wins.

12-1 on ML

 

Race 10: Seymourdini (#2)

Ran much better than it appears in his return last time, when losing focus around the turn before rallying strongly in the stretch.

Would be formidable if he runs back to the 135 TimeformUS Speed Figure that he earned in the State Dinner two back.

Trainer Linda Rice gets a 95 Trainer Rating with horses making their second starts back off a layoff.

6-1 on ML

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