12/12/2015 10:00AM

Beer: Aqueduct pick three play for Sunday, Dec. 13


Race 3 is for low-level maiden claimers sprinting on dirt. While horses like Flying K C (#3) and Take a Bow (#4) are logical as the shortest prices on the morning line, I want to try to wake up One More Song (#6) in this spot. One More Song never has raced on dirt, and she has been beaten a combined 35 lengths in two starts since returning from an extended layoff in October, but this horse has flashed some ability in the past. In her career debut, she made a crazy early run while wide to collapse the race, and she still managed to fight on gamely until deep stretch before letting go in what ultimately was a tough loss. She showed good speed in a race that went to closers in her second start back from that long layoff last time, and she now turns back to sprint with some foundation underneath her. Her ability over dirt is an unknown, but she has a versatile pedigree to go along with some talent, and she will be a price in this spot. I'll take a shot with her on top and start a pick three with her in this race.