03/17/2011 12:14PM

Aqueduct: Inner track fast

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  The inner track has dried out sufficiently to be labeled fast, and the pot o' gold at the end of the rainbow on this St. Patrick's Day is a $16,315 pick-6 carryover that begins with race 4 at 2:35 p.m.

  The scratches of even-money favorite Spring Elusion and 2-1 second choice Turning South reduced the third race to just four fillies and mares. Understandable enough - who in their right mind wants to run against Mighty Irish today?

  The other obvious hunch play is Ricoriatoa, claimed out of a runner-up finish last Friday by Gary Contessa, on behalf of owner Sean Shay - whose racing silks include green shamrocks.