12/04/2015 2:46PM

Beer: How I'd play Aqueduct on Saturday, Dec. 5


Race 7 is a competitive sprint for entry-level New York-breds with a full field of 12. SECURED POSITION (#10) tried turf to no avail this summer and now returns to dirt with back form to build upon. Despite being sent off at a big price, he was a strong winner over the talented Good Luck Gus in his career debut, and he backed that race up well while giving game chase to the now multiple graded stakes-placed Super Colossal in his only other start as a 2-year-old. Back from a long layoff back in June, he was forced to fight off challenges in the early and middle stages before ultimately falling to a perfectly tripped out odds-on favorite. Secured Position has some other speed to deal with in this race, but he is going to be a price, and he still has forward to go on dirt. The other horse I want to use in here is DETTIFOSS (#7). He is a chronic slow breaker, but he has some ability, and this race sets up well for his closing style.