Best bets from Aqueduct on Thursday



Nick Shiambouros was out of luck yesterday when his selection Guns of Steel finished third at 34.74 BSP. Nick heads to Aqueduct with two more fancies…

Full of Fire to torch rivals

Race 6 19:45 Aqueduct – Full of Fire

Full of Fire should go close in this interesting $40k maiden claimer on the main track.

This filly finished fifth in a restricted Maiden Special Weight at Belmont Park last month. She held every chance in the straight, but failed to quicken when the chips were down. Trainer Horacio DePaz drops her aggressively and applies the blinkers, which is a positive move. DePaz has had a good start to the meeting and is a shrewd operator. He only has a small string, but places his horses where they can be competitive. She is entitled to show improvement and is well worth an interest at BSP.

Wild Cat West to roar home

Race 9 21:17 Aqueduct – Wild Cat West

I am going to give Wild Cat West another chance in this $25k maiden claimer on the main track.

This gelding was well beaten in a $30k maiden claimer at Belmont Park last month. He chased the leaders in to the turn, then appeared to lose his action and was rightly eased. Clearly there was something amiss as this run is best forgotten. He ran with credit in a Maiden Special Weight over this course back in January which reads well in the context of this race. Trainer Rudy Rodriguez has had a flying start to the meeting and has an 18% strike rate with all maiden claimers. BSP is recommended.