Steve Matthews' Aqueduct selections for Friday, March 25
Best Bet: LOKOYA ROAD (2); Best Value: MY LAST MISSION (9)
FIRST: Dini's Destiny was done in with bad start in well-bet debut; moving to new barn seals the deal. Half Birthday is speedy and will be aided by shorter trip. Crosstown Girl drops and is training with a purpose; very dangerous.
SECOND: Lokoya Road gets price boost after clear-cut win in last; more to come. Runabout is rested and owns fast figures. Eucharist makes peak start of form cycle; worth long look.
THIRD: Towering Orbit projects as the speed of the speed with heads-up handling. Gentle Annie could be sitting in the garden if top selection wilts in the lane. Mia Bea Star is another that would benefit from pace collapse.
FOURTH: Quiet Type was a useful fifth in first start since 10-month layoff; forward move predicted. Colby Girl displayed improved speed in last; very interesting. Dorothy's the Boss was a solid second in last; likely to be overbet.
FIFTH: Flattery's Music is fresh and gets Lasix for potent second-out stable. Tonight We Love adds blinkers and could prove very tough on an unchallenged lead. Frosty Invasion was an even fifth in last; must be factored into the mix.
SIXTH: Uno demolished restricted claimers by 11 lengths last time; paltry price is the problem. Royal Tryst has been horrible in last two starts but owns fast back numbers; mixed message. Devious Mo is another that's off form but is competitive on best efforts; you make the call.
SEVENTH: Our Sweet Girl is working consistently for first start in 55 days; primed for winning effort. Impazible Donna was a clear-cut second behind a repeat winner in last; very playable. Beautiful Karen is fleet-footed and makes third start of form cycle; must consider.
EIGHTH: Famished has trained strongly since dominant victory in last; call based on price. Vindictive is fresh and owns fast figures; be no surprise. Risk Taking is more than good enough on "A" game.
NINTH: My Last Mission tallied improved internal and final figures after stumbling at the break in last; set for breakthrough in third start of form cycle. Braciole visually and numerically impressed when winning debut by 10 lengths; big-time danger.Red Revolution regressed in last after 12-length score in previous start; rebond threat. Good Skate is riding a two-race winning streak; right in the thick of this.