Nick Shiambouros heads back to Aqueduct with two more selections from the Saturday card…
Mr. Buff to shine
Race 3 19:03 Aqueduct – Mr. Buff
Mr. Buff can take this Stakes race on the main track.
This gelding is my favourite New York bred in training. Last time out over this course he took down the Jazil Stakes in great style. He took the lead at the entrance to the straight and pulled clear to win easily. He benefited from a contested pace, and was a little flattered by the winning margin. Having said that, he has tactical speed and can make the running or sit in behind the speed as has proven in the past. This is a competitive race but I think he is the horse to beat. Anything around 2.56/4 will do.
Blame It On Mary to take finale
Race 9 22:13 Aqueduct – Blame It On Mary
Blame It On Mary is my idea of the winner of this interesting Maiden Special Weight on the main track.
This filly put in a solid effort when finishing second to My Alluring Lady over this course last month. She put in some good work in the closing stages and was gaining on the winner close home. Last year she finished second in a Stakes race at Finger Lakes, but has yet to reproduce that kind of form. I am encouraged by her latest effort and should make a bold bid. Her work tab is strong, and the talented Dylan Davis rides back for connections. Anything around her Morning Line of 4.57/2 will do.