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Aqueduct Race 9 for Friday, April 18, 2014

Handicapped by The Turf Club Analysts


Aqueduct - Race #9 - Post: 5:28pm - Maiden Claiming - 8.0 furlongs on the Turf. Purse: $36,000 Class Rating: 82

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#4 DENDRITE (ML=4/1)

DENDRITE - This horse obviously likes the conditions for today's race. Has registered the highest Equibase speed figure on the grass at the distance-surface. Last time around the track on the sod, this horse was great. Anything close right here in this race, and this one should win. Montanez should have him moving solid on the turn. This gelding is obviously on the improve with speed ratings of 75, 79, 88 last 3 out. CAPTAIN KEON - Arroyo and Ubillo perform well when they partner up. It's hard to beat a +280 return on investment for a jockey and handler. I think that the addition of the 'shades' today will keep his mind on the race at hand.

Vulnerable Contenders: #9 AZORIAN (ML=3/1), #12 HOOPING (ML=7/2), #8 SOLO APPROACH (ML=7/2),

AZORIAN - 3/1 is not enough of a price to take on this entrant. HOOPING - A bit of a less than stellar effort when this gelding finished sixth. SOLO APPROACH - This less than sharp equine showed little last time finishing eighth. Don't see any hint of a reversal of fortune in today's race. You think this horse is going to be victorious just because he's always close. Just doesn't finish first often.

Top HatGUEST COMMENTARY: Winston - DENDRITE - This gelding is at the top in the field in earnings per start. I'm making a wager on this one.


Go with #4 DENDRITE on top if we're getting at least 7/5 odds


Box [4,6]


4 with 6 with [5,12,13] Total Cost: $3