Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 9:52 AM

Sunday's Picks from Aqueduct and Gulfstream Park

I would recap yesterday but that would mean I would have to go through my trash can where I deposited my Aqueduct and Best Plays Reports for Saturday.

It was one of those days where it seemed nothing went right. So after a little profanity and a broken pen, it’s on to bigger and better things on Sunday.

One of the best things about playing the ponies is there is not enough time to dwell on the good days or the bad days, there is another race coming up.

While my personal bankroll took a hit yesterday, I am confident we can get some of it back today. These Amazon packages that keep arriving on my doorstep won’t pay for themselves.

The lone stake this afternoon is the $100,000 Bay Ridge at the Big A, a field of six furlongs 1 1/8 miles on the main track.

I did not include it in today’s column because it sure looks chalky. Lucky Move got my call, and the mare is the even money favorite on the morning line. She is coming off a victory in the state bred Empire Distaff Handicap at Belmont Park where she beat Mrs. Orb by 1 ¾ lengths.

Mrs. Orb is back for more and is the 6-5 second choice on the morning line. After her second in the Empire Classic, she came back on Nov. 7 and put in a solid effort in a runner up finish in the Turnback the Alarm Handicap (G3).

The other four in the field look overmatched. The race is the third race on the day meaning it is included in the early Pick 5 and Pick 4.

I am torn between singling Lucky Move or using both, which is not really not the best option. I likely will use my top pick on 80% of my tickets with my second choice on a few stragglers.

My Best Plays Report for Sunday includes my eight strongest plays from Aqueduct and Gulfstream Park including all of the stakes action.

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Here is the opener from Aqueduct to get the day off to a good start:


Race 1 Md $20,000

  • #8 Lucky Lindsey 6-1
  • #5 Crick 6-5
  • #4 Wings of Fire 5-2
  • #2 Roma Carpe 10-1

Analysis: Lucky Lindsey makes her second start off a five month break here for the Atras barn. She was a decent third in her debut back in March then did not care for turf and last out caught a sloppy track off the bench. She returns here with blinkers added and Lezcano sticks. She catches a pretty weak looking group here. The barn is 17% winners with runners making their second start off a 45-180-day layoff.

Crick has come up short a dozen time with five seconds. On the bright side this is her first go for the RRod barn who claimed her off a low % outfit and is 19% winners first off the claim. Two back against $30,000 state breds she was beaten just a nose in the slop and three back was a good second over a fast surface at Belmont Park. She figures to bounce back off her last effort here for the new barn.


Race 8 OClm $62,500N2X

  • #5 Daphne Moon 2-1
  • #4 Foxtail 9-5
  • #6 Jennemily 8-1
  • #1 Ujjayi 4-1

Analysis: Daphne Moon makes her second start off the bench here for the Englehart barn. Last out off the layoff at Laurel Park at this level the filly tracked the early pace and was no match for the winner while 10 clear of the rest of the field. She passed her first allowance condition going two turns at Oaklawn Park back in March off nearly a four-month break. She figures to be tighter second off the bench and she should appreciate the cut back to one turn.

Foxtail took the field gate to wire to win at this level last out. She won at this level two back in a race taken off the turf, rolling to a 15 1/2 length win but only had to beat two foes that day. She owns a solid pace profile throughout and is a logical threat to win right back here at the same level.


Race 8 OClm $62,500C

  • #8 Miss Deplorable 6-1
  • #9 Roman d'Oro 10-1
  • #7 Aunt Nadine 2-1
  • #1 Sweet Yare N Dira 5-1

Analysis: Miss Deplorable is making her first start since February for the Galvan barn that has won with 3 of 11 (with a +ROI) returning off a +180-day layoff. She was last seen in a game runner up finish in the Lighting City at Tampa Bay Downs, beaten a half-length. The winner, third and fourth place finishers came back to win their next outings. A light work tab but this gal has some speed and finds a good spot for her return.

Roman d'Oro cuts back from a mile where she was not a threat in the Cellars Shiraz at GP West. The filly was a smart winner two back at Woodbine on the turf at six furlongs to pas her first allowance condition. The cut back to a sprint here suits her. The barn is 19% winners moving runners from route to sprint. This gal is worth a good look if she goes off near her 10-1 morning line.


These are price plays for exotic players looking to find a couple of extra contenders to use in their trifecta and superfecta wagers. Or for those with smaller bankrolls, you might want to get in a small win-place wager. 


  • R1: #2 Roma Carpe 10-1
  • R3: #4 Kilkea 12-1
  • R6: #4 Micromillion 8-1
  • R7: #3 Orpheus 15-1
  • R8: #6 Jennemily 8-1
  • R9: #2 Crusing Strong 12-1
  • R9: #1 Well Brush Mytooth 8-1

Good luck today!

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