Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Saturday, January 5

Race 2: Playwright (#4)

  • Typically runs his best races at a mile, and he handles a wet track.
  • Is in the best form of his career right now.
  • DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past 5 years, Danny Gargan is 16 for 61 (26 percent, $2.94 ROI) with last-out winners in dirt routes at NYRA.

8-5 on ML

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Race 5: Almithmaar (#1)

  • Is one of the few potential closers in a race that is loaded with early speed.
  • Was wide against a gold rail in his last dirt race on Oct. 26.
  • At his best is capable of competing against horses of this caliber.

8-1 on ML

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Race 7: Have Another (#6)

  • The Pace Projector is predicting he will get a fast pace to close into.
  • Got the wrong trip last time, as he was rushed up to chase the pace after breaking slowly.
  • Junior Alvarado has done well on him in the past, which is important for a horse that can be difficult to ride.

9-2 on ML

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Race 8: Kathryn the Wise (#3)

  • The Pace Projector is predicting that she will be clearly in front early.
  • Got back into form last time with a solid runner-up effort behind a highly impressive winner.
  • Is proficient over a wet track and there is rain in the forecast for Saturday.

9-2 on ML

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