Aqueduct | Race 2 | Post Time 1:50 p.m. (ET) | Go to the TimeformUS PPs
My Won Love (#1) is likely to go off at a short price following her runner-up finish at this level a month ago. That was her first official start for the Rudy Rodriguez barn after finishing third in a similar race in January. While she deserves respect off that solid recent form, she’s not the most reliable win candidate, having failed to register a victory in 16 starts since the beginning of 2017. I prefer the mare that finished behind her last on Feb. 9. That day, My Won Love received a solid early pace to close into, as the two speeds Zippity Zoom and Awesome News dueled through the opening fractions while drawing well clear of their rivals.
ZIPPITY ZOOM (#3) put away her early foe, but left herself vulnerable to stretch challenges. Considering that it was the first start in nearly 5 months for Zippity Zoom, she had a right to need the race. This time, there are no speedy rivals like Awesome News, and the Pace Projector is predicting that she control the early pace in a situation favoring horses on or near the lead. She’s the one I want as the likely second choice in the wagering.
In addition to the favorite, I would also use her with Decoration Jenn (#5), as she ran well enough to beat this field in her first start off the claim for Naipaul Chatterpaul before getting thrown into an unrealistic spot last time.
Exacta key box: 3 with 1, 4, 5
Trifecta: 3 with 1, 5 with all