01/08/2011 12:24PM

Aqueduct: Inner track fast; only 4 scratches


The inner track is fast, there is no wind whatsoever, and there is a pick-six carryover of $20,916 to begin Saturday's card. Pick-6 starts in race 4 (1:53 p.m. eastern).

There is a chance for snow showers later this afternoon, but no significant accumulation expected.

As is the case each Saturday, the late pick-four has a guaranteed pool of $250,000. The sequence, which starts with race 6, includes the $65,000 Busanda Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. Dance Quietly is the 2-1 morning-line favorite but Queen's Harbor and Moonlit Malibu deserve serious consideration as well.

There are only four scratches on the card, the most significant being Star of New York, the 8-5 morning-line favorite, in the opener.