04/22/2010 11:42AM

Aqueduct: Key changes


An absolute beautiful day in Queens makes being at Aqueduct actually more than bearable. However, after scratches there are only 54 horses running on this nine race card, making it nearly unbettable

 Fast and firm with all races on the turf.

Today's key changes:

 1st race --- Fujita, 5-2 morning-line second choice is out making Brecciate a likely odds-on choice as the lone dropdown in this five horse field of $16,000 claimers.

4th race -- Scratches of Miss Palm Kat and Hooligan's Delight make this unappealing $25,000 claimer on turf even less appealing. Scorper a horse who hasn't been out in a year could be favored for David Jacobson, a 6--percent trainer on turf.

5th race _ Billy Bear, even-money morning-line choice, is out leaving this race pretty wide open. Vinnies Wild Tale looks a bit interesting at a price though he could be compromised by lack of pace. Charing Cross could get loose if Eibar Coa is agressive early.

6th race -- No changes (other than Rubinstein getting blinkers), but keep an eye on tote action for firster My Man Jake, who had to scratch out of race the other day because his Coggins test was not on file.