Big day at Aqueduct for us yesterday with two winners of $6 & $79 and an Ice Cold Late Double of $305 !! 

Just a reminder that if you want today's full card selections & analysis for Aqueduct, merely go back one page.  

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Today's Beatable Favorite(s): None

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Graded Stakes - 4/12 - Keeneland - Maker's Mark


Race 9 Maker's Mark 

1.Heart to Heart


3.Great Wide Open ( Ire )

#6 HEART TO HEART ( theme song from the show right here ) sure is a fun horse to root for, heh? First of all, the eight year old still has all his parts, so bully for him! Aside from that, this $2 million dollar earner has hit the board in 25 of 40 career starts, and he definitely knows where the line is. Sure, the bloom has come off the rose a bit, as this one has missed the board in four straight for the first time in his career, but the 3 for 7 mark off "true" layoffs intrigues us, and let's get it done one more time -- for Max. #5 QURBAAN has hit the board in his quartet of American outings ( all with juice ) and is reunited with the pilot from his lone victory here. #8 GREAT WIDE OPEN (IRE) may be on the front end with our top selection, but as long as they play nice with each other, who's to say they both can't crash the tri.  OFF TURF: 2-3-6-5-1


Aqueduct Spring (Current):    12-47      ( $145.50 )  Beatable Favorites   0-1    ( 0.0% )     Favorites Win %:    16-47    ( 31.6% )( As of Friday morning ) 

Aqueduct  Winter ( Final ):     73-374    ( $490.60 )  Beatable Favorites: 7-23  ( 30.4 % )    Favorites Win %:   150-374 ( 40.1% )

Graded Stakes     ( Final ):     0-11          ( $0.00 )   Beatable Favorites: 0-1    ( 0.0% )      Favorite's Win %:    2-11     ( 18.1% )

All Triple Crown, Breeders' Cup, Selected Grade 1's and Travers full days  ( These are also counted in the "Dirt Tracks" category ):

( 2013-2018 Final ) 60-366   ( $518.70 ) Beatable Favorites: 18-53 ( 34.0% ) Favorite's Win %: 125-366  ( 34.2% )  +/-: -29.1% against a 17.1% takeout  

Poly Tracks2013-6 (All Final): 85-568       ( $819.20 )    Beatable Favorites : 15-68     ( 22.1% )Favorite's Win %: 163-587      ( 27.7% ) +/-: -27.6%  against a 15.6% takeout

Dirt Tracks  2013-8 (All Final):2134-10451 ($17,772.10) Beatable Favorites : 311-1108( 28.1% )Favorite's Win %: 3848-10554 ( 36.5% ) +/-: -14.9%  against a 16.8% takeout

Cumulative Stats   (All Final): 2219-11019 ($18,591.30) Beatable Favorites : 326-1176( 27.7% )Favorite's Win %: 4011-11141 ( 36.0% ) +/-:  -15.6%  against a 16.6% takeout