Race 3: Forest Blue (#4)
Has been facing much tougher company in his recent starts and now gets a needed drop in class.
Was 2- to 3-wide over a track that featured a gold rail last time.
DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past five years, Robertino Diodoro is 34 for 113 (30 percent, $2.91 ROI) with horses going from allowance to claiming races in dirt sprints.
5-1 on ML
Race 4: Flat Calm (#4)
Is bred to handle longer distances as a daughter of Flatter, out of a stamina-laden female family.
Attracts Linda Rice’s go-to winter rider Junior Alvarado.
DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past five years, Linda Rice is 4 for 12 (33 percent, $2.32 ROI) with first time starters in dirt routes at Aqueduct.
2-1 on ML
Race 7: Jewel Can Disco (#5)
Has earned the fastest recent speed figures.
Ran extremely well last time setting an honest pace in a race dominated by runners rallying from off the pace.
The Pace Projector is predicting that he is once again faster than his early pace rivals.
5-2 on ML