03/05/2011 1:05PM

Aqueduct: Fast for Gotham Day


  The inner track is fast for the first 11-race card of the year, highlighted by the $250,000, Grade 3 Gotham Stakes (10th race) at 5:12 p.m. Eastern. Preachintothedevil and Dawly are scratched, leaving a field of seven headed by Stay Thirsty and Toby's Corner.

  There is a brisk backstretch tailwind blowing in from off Jamaica Bay.

  Three earlier stakes, the Broadway (3rd), Fred "Cappy" Capossela and Grade 3 Tom Fool (5th) go with five betting interests apiece.

  A $250,000 guaranteed late pick-4 begins with race 8 at 4:16 p.m.