Today’s card features two maiden special weight (MSW) races that have two very different perspectives. Both races are must watch races and should bring plenty of excitement to the Big A on this brisk Friday afternoon.

Belmont Park Fall Meet Statistics

Races Top 4 Wins Top 4 Exactas Top 4 Trifectas Top 4 Supers
62 46 33 19 6
 
Aqueduct Fall Meet Statistics (11/7)
 
Races Top 4 Wins Top 4 Exactas Top 4 Trifectas Top 4 Supers
1 1 0 0 0
 
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Race 1: $70,000 MSW for fillies and mares 3-years-old and upward going 6 1/2 furlongs on the dirt

I’m not going out on a limb by saying this field isn’t all that competitive. Jeremiah Englehart brings his 3-year-old filly #5 Rapido Gatta to the track looking for her first win in her sixth career start. At morning line odds of 1/2, she is the horse to beat and should win with ease. We’ve seen these types of horses lose in the past, but I can’t see that here. Her toughest competition most likely will come from a filly who has never made her debut. Rapido Gatta should be one to single on multi-race wagers.

Ricky’s Picks: 5-4-2-3

Credit: NYRA

Race 5: $70,000 MSW for 2-year-old fillies going 6 furlongs on the outer turf

This turf sprint is a very competitive one with a large field of 12. The filly that comes into this race the one to beat is #1 Moral Reasoning. In her debut, she broke toward the back of the pack as to be expected. She continuously made up ground in the race and ran second to Alms who is now 2-2 after her victory in the Grade III Matron Stakes last month at Belmont Park. Alms is one of the best 2-year-old fillies on turf on the NYRA circuit. If Moral Reasoning can replicate her debut, she will go on to pass her competition in the stretch with ease.

Ricky’s Picks: 1-7-12-8

Credit: NYRA

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