03/17/2011 11:14AM

Aqueduct: Inner track fast


  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.