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Horse Racing

Thursday’s Pony of the Day: Race 8 at Aqueduct

Race 8: 7 Furlongs. Alw 67000n1x

This allowance race is only a six-horse field with the scratch of the #7 horse, but it is still a good betting race.  It’s a very competitive field and you can make a case for any of the contenders, the Cornfather will just make a better one.

Pony of the Day #4 Via Egnatia (6/1) – This colt ran a monster race on going a mile on turf last start.  He set a scorching pace and just got nailed in the final 70yds.  He is lightly raced and is on the improve.  The cutback in distance today should hit him right between the eyes and his running style should suite the dirt.  His lone dirt race was his worst thus far and that will likely scare other bettors, but the Cornfather wont flinch.  Via Egnatia’s bullet works on dirt leading up to today make the Cornfather believe the surface won’t be an issue.  He should be able to sit a perfect stalking trip today under Johnny V and he’ll have the stamina to finish strong down the lane.

Win Bet #4 Via Egnatia Over 7/2

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