A terribly tricky feature at Aqueduct this afternoon, a starter handicap where some of the best form has come from the inner track, where races of this type are around two turns, not one.

Also, there’s one shipping up from South Florida, which is OK, even preferable, except for the fact that we’re talking about a lifetime best effort—and best by a lot. Still, this is the time of year when “strangers,” especially those shippers from the south, excel.

Roman Invasion (6-1) is adaptable enough to come from off the pace but currently sharp enough to contest the pace before drawing off to win at a demanding 7-1/2 furlong middle sprint distance by open lengths.

The spacing is acceptable as his Double Top occurred in early February, yielding sufficient recovery time.

Taking Roman Invasion to win at 5-1 or greater and key boxing him in exactas with Joan’s Choice (9-5), exiting a key race producing two next out winners.

Running Totals: (1056) 325-207-155 Total Dollar Return: $2,239.60 [win selections only]