Alas, the event boasts a classy marathoner with perceptible soundness issues, Zhivago (4-1), Unitarian (3-1), the in-form favorite from Team Pletcher/Castellano (3-1), and the possible trip-sitting Ampersand (9-2) with Rosario.
Instead, we'll be landing on Make a Decision (6-1) from the resurgent Linda Rice barn, a multiple allowance winning state-bred that sneaks into this re: the restricted "other than state-bred" language. A late developing 3YO, he seeks his third straight win beneath regular partner and stable rider, Cornelio Velasquez, his second without a defeat on Aqueduct turf, and sporting a pedigree that runs all day long.
Taking Making a Decision to win at 4-1 or greater and key-boxing first and second in the multiples with his rivals listed above.
Number of Selections since May, 2007: 1423
Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 432-270-216
Amount Wagered: $2,846 [to win only]
Total Dollar Return on Investment: $2,940.60
Profit to Date: $94.60