07/07/2017 12:46PM

Fast dirt may suit Aberdeen Island

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It is hard to take a firm stand on any of the 10 horses running in a $25,000 optional-claiming race that will serve as Sunday’s feature at Emerald Downs. Given the lack of a standout in the 6 1/2-furlong dash for 3-year-olds, it probably makes sense to zero in on Aberdeen Island, who has the pedigree to be a good horse and will be saddled by leading trainer Blaine Wright.