12/30/2010 1:04PM

Aqueduct: Inner track fast


  The inner track is fast under sunny skies for Thursday's card at Aqueduct, where the temperature is expected to reach 40.

  Despite the ideal weather conditions, there are 14 scratches off the program (17.7% of the entries), none bigger than Fastus Cactus, who would've been the main speed from the rail in the opener.

  Cherokee Trick and Got Clearance, the second and third choices on the morning line for race 5, are notable scratches as well; their defections leave No Rhyme Or Reason as an odds-on proposition.