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Friday, March 16th
AQUEDUCT – Race 7
#4 ANGRY MOON looms as a very legitimate favorite here and poses a gate to wire threat. He has been catching in form rivals in his recent starts and seems to do well with some time between races and he does come in fresh here. He is the quickest of the speed here and this is his ideal distance. . #2 LOKIS VENGEANCE could be an interesting longshot returning off of a bit of a freshening. He is a multiple stakes winner who has earned over half a million and his recent worktab has been encouraging. He could surprise. #1 WAKE UP IN MALIBU has been in good form in his recent starts and his solid runner up effort last time out was flattered when the winner came back to win. The distance is a question – he is cutting back to a sprint and has been primarily successful around two turns but he does have effective tactical speed
Thursday, March 15th
GULFSTREAM PARK – Race 3
#4 BLACKWYNN has made some modest improvement in her last two starts and seems to be heading in the right direction. She has gone off at double digit odds in her recent starts and the distance, though it is longer than she has gone yet, should be within her scope. It is always easy to root for the Assimakopolous barn and this filly could surprise at a big price in an otherwise wide open field. #2 SWEET MAGIC seems logical here and is dropping back in for a tag after trying MSW company last time out. She ran very well against a comparable field two starts back despite racing greenly and should be the one to beat here. #5 MUCHACHA UNO is getting some class relief and lasix for the first time here. She has caught some tough fields in both starts and while she does need to make a step forward, this race should be a good indication of where she fits.