Aqueduct | Race 7 | Post Time 4:25 p.m. (ET) | Go to the TimeformUS PPs
Letmetakethiscall (#7) may go favored off her relatively fast debut score on Feb. 16. She is indeed the horse to beat based on that performance, but I wonder if she’ll be able to repeat it over a drier surface. Many horses failed to handle that sloppy track, so her victory may have been as much a product of others failing to show up as it was her getting over the surface well.
The Pace Projector is predicting a fast pace, and she figures to be among those contesting the pace. One runner who should get a favorable setup is My Roxy Girl (#6). While she is the logical closer in a race filled with speed, she’s gotten fast paces to close into on other occasions and has struggled to seal the deal. I think she’ll run well, but I prefer others.
My top selection is BEAUTIFUL BUZZ (#5), who I think will run better than she did last time. That day, she was not aggressively ridden to make the lead and ended up getting a three-wide trip on a day when you wanted to stay near the rail. All things considered, she did well to keep running on through the lane, nearly coming back for third in the late stages. I like the rider switch to Dylan Davis, who figures to rate her just off a fast pace. She should get the jump on a horse like My Roxy Girl and hang on for the win at a square price.
Exacta Key Box: 5 with 3,6,7