Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Friday, November 22

Race 2: Family Biz (#5)

  • Did well to close into a slow pace last time going today’s distance, suggesting he’s rounding back into form.
  • Has generally faced tougher company than most of his rivals in this race and gets some class relief here.
  • Had run his best dirt races at Aqueduct previously and now gets back to this track.

6-1 on ML


Race 4: Speedy Vanessa (#2)

  • Showed potential in her debut, closing strongly through the lane going a distance that may be too short for her
  • American Pharoah wins with 24% of his progeny trying turf for the first time.
  • Is a half-sister to graded stakes-winning turf horse Rocket Legs and Grade 1 winner on synthetic Karlovy Vary.

5-1 on ML


Race 6: North Dakota (#9)

  • Is a half-brother to international sire War Front, but much of this family is best routing on turf.
  • Comes back on short rest, which is unusual for this barn, but he had been off for 2 months prior to that.
  • Ran deceptively well two back when closing into an extremely slow pace.

9-2 on ML

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3 Responses to Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Friday, November 22

  1. See above, my reply was supposed to go here. 🙂


  2. This was not an easy one as there is very little pace. If the 8 (My Roxy Girl) were labeled a “Midpack” type (it was a close call) the race would be labeled as “No Speed”. These races are the toughest to judge. That said, I don’t think there is much chance the 6 (Aunt Babe) is going to be in front of the 8 early. Good luck on the 6 horse though. She has a better last race speed figure than the 8 and the 2nd best in the field so certainly she has a shot.


  3. Daniel Engel says:

    Hi I wanted to know how you have my rocky girl on the lead in your pace projector when aunt babe is going to be 2 3 L in front of her. My rocky is a vun fav here I think, just misses by I think aunt babe or another. The value in the race is going to be aunt babe. ONLY ON FAST TRACK



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