Matthews' Aqueduct selections for Friday, April 1
Best bet: TAMBURRO'S SOX (7)
Best value: KID D'ORO (8)
FIRST: Lucky Brody is riding a forward line on pace and final figures. Cagney was second to a 10-length winner in last; dangerous. Johnselectricride, another that was second in last, could easily take this on best.
SECOND: Cross Island packs potent late kick and is training with a purpose. Sudden Impulse was a sharp second in last; worth long look. April Antics could impact late if pace meltdown ensues.
THIRD: Vicar's Legend runs late and will offer generous ticket in cheap field. Runabout plunges in price after failing to beat a horse in last; damaged goods? O Shea Can U See, another that takes suspicious drop, owns fast back numbers.
FOURTH: Dads Good Runner is speedy and rested; set for breakthrough in first start since gelded. Actualize also is fleet-footed and has drilled two times since game placing in last; very playable. Sukoon debuts for Todd Pletcher; follow the money.
FIFTH: Sweet Surprise projects as the speed of the speed with heads-up handling. Kingdom Queen will be in the garden spot if pace meltdown ensues. Scenic View was a solid second in last; must consider.
SIXTH: Daddy Knows was dueled into defeat last time; swift half-mile breeze last week seals the deal. Dr Ardito packs potent kick and has won two in a row for Chad Brown; likely underlay. Invest, another that's riding a two-race winning streak, could fall through the cracks in the wagering; very interesting.
SEVENTH: Tamburro's Sox was a front-end maiden winner in last; pairs up. Blame It On Brutus displayed newfound speed in last; dangerous. Brunate could be in the catbird seat if fractions get fast and furious.
EIGHTH: Kid d'Oro ships in from Philly after winning two straight at Parx; ready for prime time. Key Point visually and numerically impressed when winning debut last August for Chad Brown; obvious threat. Lookin for Trouble was a clear-cut second in last; don't ignore. Mr. Buckley was a determined maiden winner in last; price will be tempting.