Race Day Plays for Wednesday:
Aqu — Race #7 — Pegasus Red was well placed but had NO PUNCH in the stretch.
Aqu — Race #8 — Congress Park off at very nice odds, sat a perfect trip but fizzled…
Opening Day at the Big A:
It was great to see racing return to the Big A. One of the most interesting things that happened occurred in the 2nd race when Long-shot Celtic Serenade, coming off a single race that was a DNF, in fact it would be fair to say this was a first time starter for all intents and purposes – was literally bet off the board. This pony was being made to look like a “can’t lose under any circumstances” when viewing the money flow. This Two Year Old Filly was a M/L of 12/1 and hovering up around 8/1 through most of the betting, when in the final few minutes the filly was bet down to 5/2.
So how did she do? Good Question and the short answer is fair – if you didn’t bet her and terrible if you did bet her. CS broke without sharp speed, got hung wide into the first turn and then made an early move about 5 wide on the Far Turn. All in all, what I would call a “tour of the course”. As it turned out, it made overlay’s of both Legend of lorelei and Night Madam.
As for the Power Page, on the first day of the Inner Dirt Track, the JJPP did okay! Scroll to yesterday’s blog for info on the Inner Dirt at Aqueduct.