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Pace Play

They say pace makes the race and we have all seen that hold true often enough. There is plenty of speed signed on in The Garland of Roses Saturday at Aqueduct and for me a filly who should be running her best late jumps off the page and says here I am. Disco Ebo is speed from the rail. Kant Hurry Love will be stalking in a good spot, but I want someone a bit

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The Cigar Mile

The Cigar Mile drew a full field of 12. Not bad for one of the last remaining major races on the 2023 calendar year. The field looks competitive, and we’ll see how it shapes up and where we land. Coastal Mission comes in in sharp form while stepping up in class. How those Charlestown races on the bull ring will translate to a one turn Aqueduct mile chute is anybody’s guess. He looks fast enough

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Live Horses For Saturday November 25th, 2023

I hope everyone had as Happy a Thanksgiving as they could. All the best to all of you and yours.   To the matters at hand. Let’s see if we can find a few live horses on Saturday.   In the Grade 2 Seabiscuit at Del Mar Astronomer catches my eye. He need that first race off the bench but improved and hit his best form in the following two races. They thought enough of

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The Hill Prince

Straight three-year olds going a mile and an eighth on the grass in mid-November. I like it.   The Hill Prince at Aqueduct offers just that, and the race came up a bit more competitive than it may appear at first look.   Freedom Trail breaks from the rail and is one of the more experienced runners in the field. He has run in six different stake races albeit winning just one, and that was

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Saturday Where the Turf Meets the Surf

The Breeders’ Cup is in the books. If you want to catch a cool recap and some interesting takeaways you just won’t find, see or hear anywhere else check out ours RIGHT HERE, you’ll probably be glad you did.   We came close to some nice hits, made some mistakes that should have been avoided, but White Abarrio who we loved saved the day and weekend.   Now we’ll move on to the everyday racing

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