Today’s Aqueduct sprint features fillies and mares 4-year-olds & Up under preliminary allowance conditions at six furlongs.
Unlike yesterday’s New York feature race, there are no dominant players in this group and there’s a diversity of running styles signed on as well. Lady Jove’s style should fit any scenario as she owns tactical speed and a good late kick.
Turning back into a sprint off a mile last November, she responded with a tactical, come-from-behind victory at today’s distance. More significantly, the effort came over today’s racetrack and it was, then as it is now, her lifetime best figure.
The one-mile to six-furlong cut-back situation exists here. Adding some confidence is the fact that young trainer Jacqueline Oleanik is 2-for-5 with her turn-back moves, showing a healthy return on investment. Jockey Mike Luzzi is a position-conscious rider. He should work out a good journey with the filly’s help, having drawn post five in a field of eight.
In our running totals each day, we calculate our personal ROI based on a $2 win wager. But when suggesting plays, it is based on how we would attack a particular situation. Based on knowable form, it’s wide open and the competition could come from anyone.
We’re taking Lady Jove across-the-board, and an exacta box with longshot Hand Me Down (10-1). Her trainer, Peter Pugh, is profitable when adding blinkers for the first time.
Running Totals: (10) 4-3-2 ROI: $24.30