Friday, April 3, 2009

Paulie's Picks, Aqueduct, 4/4/09

The Wood Memorial, NY's big Derby Prep, is an event I always look forward to. Sadly, this year's running looks to be a bit of a snooze - only eight horses with two of them a coupled entry, and one imposing favorite, I Want Revenge, who is listed in the morning line at 4-5.

Don't get me wrong, though, I'm still going. Other challenges abound on this card, not the least of which is the weather. A chance of rain and heavy winds blowing in from the west means that the picks listed below are a thumbnail sketch, subject to heavy revision based on weather, track bias, scratches, etc. Where others see peril, I see opportunity!

Here are Paulie's picks for tomorrow's card at the Big A:

1st race:
5 - Fregata
1 - Curvature
8 - Friendly Pocket

2nd race:
9 - Quantifier
10 - Weefc
7 - Rnbs Blackwateroll

3rd race:
2 - Leap Day
3 - Gone Astray
5 - Despite the Odds

4th race:
3 - Flat Bold
7 - Just an Investment
2 - Brook Dance

5th race
10 - Doc Can Do
4 - Charging Hero
7 - Another Hades

6th race:
2 - System Restore
9 - Inger Management
7 - Montecore

7th race, the Bay Shore, G3:
6 - Not for Silver
4 - Capt. Candyman Can
2 - Counter Move

8th race, The Excelsior, G3:
6 - Cool Coal Man
1 - Barrier Reef
7 - Atoned

9th race, The Wood Memorial, G1:
2 - I Want Revenge
1a - West Side Bernie
5 - Imperial Council

10th race, The Carter Handicap, G1:
7 - Tale of Ekati
3 - True Quality
4 - Fabulous Strike

11th race:
10 - The Shaughraun
8 - Willsboro Point
1 - Counting House

Tune in tomorrow night for results.