2021 Wood Memorial Picks, Predictions, Odds
Betting Resources and Picks
- Date: Saturday, Apr. 3, 2021
- Post-Time: 5:58 p.m. ET
- TV Coverage: NBCSN, TVG
- Race: 10
- Distance-Length: Dirt, 1 1/8 Miles
- Qualification: Three-year-olds
- Track: Aqueduct Racetrack
- Location: Jamaica, Queens, New York
Kentucky Derby Prep Betting Resources
Picks, Analysis and Odds
1 – Brooklyn Strong (6/1)
Haven’t seen him since he grinded out a win in the slop some five months ago in the Remsen going to trip over this course in the slop. Ambitious spot for a return that was delayed a couple of times this year.
2 – Crowded Trade (4/1)
Missed becoming a graded stakes winner in just his second start when he took a tough beat on the money in the Gotham. He’ll get his first try around two turns and should work out a good trip behind the speed. He’s reminiscent of 2017 Preakness winner Cloud Computing.
3 – Bourbonic (30/1)
Won back-to-back starts against lesser at a mile over this strip before failing to stretch out in an entry level allowance/optional claimer at Parx most recently. In way over his head here.
4 – Risk Taking (5/2)
Has really thrived since blinkers were added and he was given more distance. Won his last pair at track and distance, including Withers, from mid-pack and he’s getting better with every start. I think he takes advantage of a great set-up and gets the money.
5 – Dynamic One (12/1)
Broke his maiden in his fourth start against just four rivals in a pedestrian time. I assume the hope is the distance is his friend. Those are high hopes.
6 – Prevalence (3/1)
An awesome debut was followed up by a ho-hum entry level allowance/optional claimer win, both at Gulfstream. He was supposed to run in the Fountain of Youth but missed some time, never a good thing on the Trail and now comes back in just 23 days. He had to ship and stretch out beyond a mile for the first time. I think he’ll be the chalk and I’m playing the race to beat him.
7 – Candy Man Rocket (12/1)
He didn’t beat much and didn’t do it in a flashy manner when he won the Sam F. Davis two back at Tampa but his abysmal performance in their Derby a month later was too awful to be believed. Not the time of year I’m looking to draw lines through races. I guess he can get a piece if he rebounds but he was BAD last out.
8 – Weyburn (9/2)
Gotham upsetter at over 46-1 was involved from the start and won a hard-fought battle. Connections were trying to find an allowance spot last out but instead found themselves with 50 Derby points. Trainer was non-committal after the win but he winds up here. Figures to be a part of the pace again in his first two turn attempt.
9 – Market Maven (30/1)
Took them all the way in the aforementioned Parx race but the water gets much deeper when you head up I-95. Figures to be mixing it up early but isn’t this class.
Predictions - If I had $100
$70 Exacta 4-2
$30 Exacta 2-4
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