Aqueduct 8th race – Post Time: 3:14 ET
7 – Zandon (5/2)
Loved the way he graduated at first asking despite a less than ideal trip in a strong maiden sprint in early October and we’re expecting the son of Upstart to produce an even better performance in today’s Remsen S.-G2 for juveniles. The C. Brown-trained colt has should improve considerably with that race behind him coupled with today’s nine furlong distance, so at 5/2 on the morning line he offers excellent wagering value in the win pool and in the various rolling exotics.
Aqueduct 9th race – Post Time: 3:43 ET
5 – Nest (2-1)
Was very impressive in her five length debut maiden win and lost nothing in defeat when third after an awkward start and then taking the worst of the race flow to be beaten less than a length (galloped out in front) in the subsequent Tempted Stakes last month. The daughter of Curlin stretches out to nine furlongs, a distance she’s bred to love, and with another forward move the T. Pletcher-trained filly should be very difficult to beat in today’s Demoiselle S. for juvenile fillies. At 2-1 on the morning line, she’s a win play and rolling exotic single.