Aqueduct hosts 7 graded stakes subsequent weekend

Life Is Good will look to maintain his momentum going within the Grade 1 Woodward on Saturday at Aqueduct.

The monitor additionally will host 4 computerized qualifiers for the Breeders’ Cup as a part of its Belmont on the Large A meet. In all, seven graded stakes are scheduled for the weekend.

Right here is an early take a look at the probably fields.


Saturday, Oct. 1


Woodward (G1), Aqueduct, 1 1/8 miles, 3-year-olds and up

Life Is Good is the star of this present, coming off his win within the Whitney (G1) final out and a winner of eight of 10 profession begins. Legislation Professor’s win within the listed Tapit Stakes at Kentucky Downs was his first begin after a five-month break. Twilight Blue got here again in February after 11 months off and has compiled a 5: 3-2-0 file for the 12 months. Informative bought his first win of the 12 months final out within the Philip Iselin (G3). Thomas Shelby has no graded wins and most not too long ago received an allowance non-obligatory claiming race at Monmouth Park.

Champagne (G1), Aqueduct, 1 mile, 2-year-olds

Forte, Gulfport and Blazing Sevens would meet once more right here after ending 1-2-3 within the Hopeful (G1) final out. Forte rallied to win by three lengths, with Blazing Sevens 9 lengths behind Gulfport. Andiamo a Firenze received the Humorous Cide at Saratoga by 5 1/2 lengths final out after ending third within the Sanford (G3). It is a “win and also you’re in” qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.

Miss Grillo (G2), Aqueduct, 1 1/16 miles (turf), 2-year-old fillies

Nice Passage received her debut at Saratoga by a neck at 15-1 odds. Im Simply Kiddin broke her maiden on her second attempt, as did Essaouira and Georgees. Woman Jasmine went from successful her debut to the P.G. Johnson Stakes, the place she completed seventh. It is a “win and also you’re in” qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.

Belmont Turf Dash (G3), Aqueduct, 6 furlongs (turf), 3-year-olds and up

Skinny White Duke received the Fortunate Coin by a nostril over Dancing Buck after ending third within the Troy (G3) by a head and a neck. Cazadero returned from a seven-month layoff to complete third in a Saratoga allowance non-obligatory claiming race in August. Voodoo Zip tries his second graded stakes after ending fourth within the Fortunate Coin and earlier than that, he was fifth within the Highlander (G2).

Sunday, Oct. 2


Frizette Stakes (G1), one mile, 2-year-old fillies

On this “win and also you’re in” for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, Depart No Hint will look to enhance to 3-for-3 after a pair of wins at Saratoga together with the Spinaway (G1) on Sept. 4. American Rockette, a debut winner at Saratoga in July, got here again within the Spinaway and was fourth, crushed 3 1/2 lengths by Depart No Hint. Chocolate Gelato steps into stakes firm after an 8 1/2-length maiden win at Saratoga that was among the many extra spectacular of the meet. The Nice Possibly additionally impressed on debut in a Saratoga maiden when romping by eight lengths on Aug. 28. Vedareo ships in from Parx after dominating the one-mile Sorority at Monmouth Park on Aug. 21. She is the one considered one of these contenders to race past seven furlongs.

Pilgrim Stakes (G2), 1 1/16 miles (turf), 2-year-olds

Battle of Normandy received his bow at Saratoga and got here again to be crushed only a neck when second within the Aug. 31 With Anticipation (G3). I’m Very Busy was a pointy debut winner by 3 3/4 lengths underneath prime rider Flavien Prat at Saratoga on Aug. 13. Main Dude will likely be attempting turf for the primary time after ending off the board in each the Sanford (G3) at Saratoga and Sapling at Monmouth Park. It is a “win and also you’re in” for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf.

Waya Stakes (G3), 1 3/8 miles, 3-year-old and up (fillies and mares)

Capital Construction received a second-level allowance at Saratoga in July, then moved as much as stakes firm within the Sept. 10 All Alongside at Pimlico. The 5-year-old mare checked in sixth with a troubled journey because the chart notes the saddle slipped in the course of the race. Gladys additionally tried the All Alongside, the place she pressed the tempo earlier than weakening late to complete fourth. Pretty Fortunate takes a drop at school after being no consider a string of Grade 1s and Grade 2, together with the New York (G1) on June 10 at Belmont Park.

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