11/12/2010 11:19AM

Aqueduct: Fast & firm


  Fast and firm for a Friday card highlighted by a four-day carryover of $415,271 in the pick-6.

  Some questions to ponder: Will the strong outside closer's bias on the main track continue for a third straight day? And how much trust can pick-6 bettors put in the two shortest-priced favorites in the sequence, Great Pass (5th) and Denomination (8th), who are both listed at 8-5? Great Pass was beaten 14 lengths in her first and only start, but is dropping and looks less bad than her rivals; Denomination hasn't run since the Gallorette on Preakness Day, and hasn't won in over 1 1/2 years.

  I picked them both, so they're also carrying that much extra weight.