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NYRA Preview: 3/13

NYRA Preview: 3/13

It is impossible to put into words, what this country has been dealing with over the last few days regarding the Coronavirus. All major sports leagues and organizations have suspended/postponed their respective competitions due to the potential effects the pandemic can have in the future. Racetracks around the country will proceed to continue racing as scheduled, but will do so without the racing community present on-site. The positive news is that racing will continue and the racing community will get a chance to watch these equine athletes perform at their best on a daily basis. Today’s feature race is an AOC (Allowance Optional Claiming) race for fillies and mares 4-years-old and upward. I’ve previewed the race in it’s entirety as we look to kick off the weekend here at the Big A!

Aqueduct Fall Meet Statistics (11/7-3/12)

Races Top 4 Wins Top 4 Exactas Top 4 Trifectas Top 4 Supers
75 59 39 19 7
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Race 8: AOC for fillies and mares 4-year-olds and upward going 6 furlongs on the dirt which have never won $10,000 two times other than maiden, claiming or starter bred allowance races. Claiming price: $62,500

This race is very fascinating on many different fronts. All of these runners have superb front running speed that match up with each other very competitively. It’s vital for all nine runners to get off to a quick start to position themselves during this six-furlong sprint. My top choice out of this group is #3 Hay Field. She is a 7-year-old by Haynesfield who has been very successful in her race career finishing in the money 20 out of 28 races. She is in for the $62,500 tag as her connections step up in class. She did race competitively on February 15 in the Broadway Stakes but never really found her best stride finishing third. She has consistently run at the $40,000 level prior to that stakes race and will be very difficult to beat here. One of the reasons I like her at 7/2 is due to her running style compared to the rest of the group. Hay Field has shown her ability to sit just off the pace, while other top choices: Jakarta, Queen Kahen, and Honey I’m Good, will certainly aim to be on the lead. Manny Franco has won his last two races on Hay Field and has a good grasp of her best running style. Sitting just off the front-runners provides the best avenue for her to win her 10th career race.

Ricky’s Picks: 3-5-7-6

Credit: NYRA

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Good luck to everyone playing and be sure to follow me on Twitter @RickyP_15 for more NYRA race previews as we take a look at Aqueduct!

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