Best Bet: OLD UPSTART (5)
Best Value: MOON OVER A BEAUTY (3)
FIRST: Mineralogy is speedy and compiled tight work tab for first start in 56 days. Myakka River tallied fast late-pace figure in debut at Gulfstream; very playable. Britain is training swiftly for debut for Todd Pletcher; could be the goods.
SECOND: Vincento won last and gets the call if race is switched to dirt. Spin Cycle is fleet-footed and training with a purpose for first start since June. Conquest Sandman was an ultra-game third in last; right in the thick of this.
THIRD: Moon Over a Beauty owns fast pace figures on best and could play out as the controlling speed with aggressive ride. Divine Interventio is 1-for-1 on the Big A’s main track; very dangerous. Drop Shot fired swift half-mile breeze on Monday; big-time threat.
FOURTH: Outplay was a game second in last and gets the nod if race is switched to wet dirt. Our Cousin Dick tallied solid final faction on Big A sod last fall; call on turf. Strong Side has delivered strong efforts on both grass and dirt; logical.
FIFTH: Old Upstart is 2-for-3 on Aqueduct’s main track and makes peak start of form cycle. Tasunke Witco regressed in last start after fast-figured win in previous race; bounce-back threat. Indycott was a determined winner at this level in last; must consider.
SIXTH: Caledonian owns ideal stalker’s style in competitive Bay Shore Stakes. Long Haul Bay bested a next-out winner when victorious in debut; very playable. Miggsy has delivered strong efforts in all three starts; must consider.
SEVENTH: T Loves a Fight logged fast final fraction when winning last; more to come. Cause for Surprise also won most recent start and will be favorably positioned near the front. Voodoo Song is rested and fired best effort in debut; worth long look.
EIGHTH: Admiral Blue was pace and trip compromised when an even fifth last time; forward move predicted. Send It In always delivers strong efforts but is always an underlay; for chalk lovers only. Doyouknowsomething bested top two selections when a strong second in the Stymie; right in the thick of this.
NINTH: Sassicaia owns fast back figures and makes peak start of form cycle. Unified owns speed, swift numbers and is 1-for-1 on Big A’s main track; very dangerous. Ocean Knight could be in the garden spot if pace meltdown ensues.
TENTH: True Timber tallied career-best internal figures when engaging fast fractions in the Gotham last time; breakthrough effort predicted. Irish War Cry took backward step in Fountain of Youth after three fast-figured wins; rebound potential. Cloud Computing has trained strongly since clear-cut second in Gotham; very dangerous.
ELEVENTH: Stay Fond logged swift final fraction when breaking maiden in South Florida last time; more to give. Miss Sky Warrior has won four in a row and is 2-for-2 on Big A’s outer oval; could easily take this. North End visually and numerically impressed when winning last; right in the thick of this.
TWELFTH: Altesino is riding a forward line on pace and final figures; set for best. Broken Engagement tallied solid late-pace figure when a tough-trip second in debut; big-time player. Carthon makes first start since gelded; improvement expected. St. Patrick Frost outworked 107 rivals this past Sunday; stay tuned to the tote.