Aqueduct Hot List - March 8

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Today’s NY Hot List races to watch – March 8, 2013 at Aqueduct

Hot List Key:

A : A preferred horse to watch                  B: Secondary horse to watch
*C: Went down 2 or more betting notches and finished 1st through 3rd
*D: Went down 2 or more betting notches and finished 4th or worse
* - 4 or more betting notches if 11-1 or more.

1st race – (2) Sylvia T (an A last time) ran second to a pretty good horse last time and is the only one in this field with experience in the mud and she ran second twice.  (4) Dowager is up from Gulfstream and is the horse to beat off that most recent effort in a route. (5) Melody Lin (A) may have prevailed last time if not for the horrible stretch traffic.  Steps way up in class here, but hitting the board at a price isn’t out of the question.

5th race – (5) Shotgun City (A) was caught at the wire last time and his most recent two races are fast enough for him to be a factor here. (4) Ultimo Principe is stepping up in class, but should still be in the mix as usual. (1) So Scott goes out for Jacobson and has been consistently faster than the rest and 3 second-place finishes in the mud is a good sign.

7th race – (2) Itsagoodtendollars (C) looked like a winner last time, but yielded late. Should be at his best third off the layoff and does take a liking to a wet track. (4) Chairman Now has won 2 of 3 and will be favored in this race. (1) Point Taken is dangerous first off the Jacobson claim. (5) Anaphylaxis (A) comes in off a freshening and stumbled badly leaving the gate last time. (8) Festive Spirit (B) came flying late last time, but this field is a little tougher.  Still has a chance if pace scenario causes race to fall apart.

8th race – (6) Motion Lounge (C) has put in two solid and improved efforts off the layoff and third off the bench could be the charm. (1) She’s Always Hot is a horse we liked last time, but she didn’t fire. Perhaps we can expect better today third off the layoff. (4) Milkyyourway (D) needed that last race off the layoff and we could see a better result today. (2) Clever Spirit (D) looks like a turf type, but this is a softer field than he is used to and he could enjoy the inner.  Worth fooling around with at the expected price.

Best bet: Motion Lounge (8th); Best value: Itsagoodtendollars (7th)



last race

Today's Race



Sylvia T

A on 1/31


Two solid tries in mud at this level


Melody Lin

A on 2/7


Blocked by traffic in stretch last time



C on 1/18


Chance to repeat at this level off bench


Galaxy Gal

B on 2/17


As likely as any of these to have shot here


Term Loan

D on 2/10


Would like him more on a dry track


Afternoon Treat

C on 2/22


Been knocking on the door of late


Shotgun City

A on 2/18


Just missed last time on front end



C on 2/10


3rd off the layoff and likes a wet strip



A on 12/31


Stumbling start hurt chances last time


Festive Spirit

B on 2/10


Late runner just missed last time


Clever Spirit

D on 11/15


Willing to take small shot here



D on 2/3


Needed last race off bench


Motion Lounge

C on 2/18


Much improved of late; 3rd off layoff here



D on 2/28

1 Lrl

Tries Maryland and drops in class



A on 12/31

4 Lrl

Fits well while traveling South

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