Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 9:51 AM

Sunday's Picks from Aqueduct and Gulfstream Park

Mandaloun was an impressive winner of yesterday’s Risen Star (G2) at Fair Grounds, earning him a starting spot in the gate for the Kentucky Derby.

The Brad Cox trainee tracked the early pace in third, came with a four wide bid around the far turn, took over the lead in the stretch and held off Proxy to win by 1 ¼ lengths.

The colt was my top pick and paid $6.20 to win and along with my third choice Proxy the $2 exacta came back at $27.80.

At Golden Gate Fields the betting favorite Rombauer got a perfectly times ride from jockey Kyle Frey, rallying from last to first and paying $4.40 as my second choice., My third choice was the filly Javanica who completed a $2 exacta that paid $9.80.

Rombauer picked up to points toward entry into the Run for the Roses and an automatic starting spot in the Preakness Stakes (G1).

The feature at Aqueduct on Sunday is the $100,000 Gander for three-year-olds bred in New York that drew a field of seven.

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