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AT THE BIG A– JAN 21

By Don Phillips Jr. — “At The Races” — Thursday, January 21, 2021 —

AQUEDUCT RACETRACK

Race 1:

1-#3 Sweet Sneak
2-#8 Afleeting Glance

Race 2:

1-#4 Lovely Lady Lexi

2-#5 No Deal

Race 3:

1-#5 Heavy Roller

2-#1 Flowers For Lisa

Race 4:

1-#3 Vicar’s Legend*

2-#5 Manifest Destiny

Race 5:

1-#8 Summer Bourbon

2-#1 Control Stake

Race 6:

1-#4 The Caretaker

2-#5 I Love Jaxson

Race 7:

1-#4 Bustin Shout**

2-#6 Zaevion

Race 8:

1-#1 Reggae Music Man

2-#2 Teco Bean

** Best Bet: Consistency is what best describes Bustin Shout’s last three starts, no matter what the distance or surface or class. Today’s pace scenario should set up perfectly for his rating style.

 * Best Value:  Vicar’s Legend has only registered four wins in 51 career starts but three of the victories came at Aqueduct; 1-for-24 at any other venue. In his last he finished 6th but made up seven lengths following a sluggish start. A likely fast pace will put him right there.

Record to Date:    30-for-100    Dollars Returned per $2 wager: $99.00 [as of JAN 17]

HRI Handicapping contributor Don Phillips has been analyzing horse races and sports contests professionally at myriad publications for over 30 years. He will be providing a Best Bet and Best Value play daily in his At the Races feature from the Big A

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