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Aqueduct Race 7
The pace of the race should be set by #1Malibu Mischief. The horses taking stalking roles should be #3 Figure it Out, #6 Went With The Wind and #2 Mrs. Crew. The horse that has shown closing speed is #5 Like a Pro.
#4 Regal Retort… Listed jockey is winning at 23% clip.
#1 Malibu Mischief … Horse has run in the money twice in three starts at AQU.
Thursday afternoon kicks off another week of racing in New York with eight races on the card and race seven is a short field sprinting in a starter optional claimer. The field is short and competitive on paper. Malibu Mischief seems to be the only speed on paper for trainer Gary Contessa and Junior Alvarado will be in the irons. Junior is winning 26% of his starts at the Winter Meet and has a real chance today to go wire to wire with the second choice on the ML. On President’s Day, speed was not holding up, but with such a short field and Regal Report being such a short price, it is worth taking a shot with speed on the front end. Regal Report has run in the money every start at Aqueduct. Steve Asmussen sends out the three year old filly with Manny Franco in the irons. Last time out, Regal Report lost by two lengths in an optional claimer at Aqueduct going six furlongs. Regal Report should be mid pack in the short field, however, Junior should be able to control the pace on the front end making it very tough to catch him and Malibu Mischief.