Marathon Types Do Battle in Smith at AQU


  3     AQU    The Smith (GII)     
$300.000    3yo&Up     1 3/8m InTurf       3yo 121 lbs   Older 124lbs

 We head out to a cold, windy, icky, gray AQU racetrack where a field of nine will be going the marathon distance of a mile and an eighth on the inner turf in The Smith (GII) and chasing a nice $300.000 purse in this one.  I’m giving Wayward Prince the nod today… he closed well to get it done in the Knickerbocker (GIII), and this looks like another spot for him to keep the hot hand going.   Winter Solstice is another that certainly deserves a big look off of that win in the Henry Championship (GII) (dh) at SA.  He may be rounding back into form, winning an Alw race prior to that stakes score, and the big barn knows how to ride the wave when they are hot. 

Here’s the Field –

   The Hook    Fractious    Geroux F   124   7/1   
   Neds Influence    The Sidley Stud    Dettori L   124   8/1   
   Master Of Disguise    Mb Stables    Velazquez J R   124   7/2   
   Wayward Prince    Angelos Stable    Luzzi L J   124   5/2   
   Xmas Snow    Rock Creek    Franco M   124   6/1   
   High Fives    High Voltage    Davis D   124   10/1   
   Violent Crime    Diablo Diablo    Garcia Mar   124   7/1   
   Winter Solstice    Mb Stables    Gutierrez Mario   124   7/2   
   Cascade King    Nakamura Stables    Centeno D E   124   4/1  

COZMAN    4 / 8             Willie’s Green Card     9 / 7 / 8

Categories: Grade II, STAKES ARTICLES

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