11/06/2017 2:06PM

Nezet a question mark for bettors targeting $43K pick-six carryover


A two-day pick six carryover of $43,069 will be up for grabs on races 4-9 on Wednesday at Aqueduct. Four of the six races are carded for turf, which may be less then firm after damp weather Sunday and Monday and cool fall weather since.

The question in race 4 is what to do with the Chad Brown first-time starter Nezet. A son of Tapit out of five-time graded stakes winner Pure Clan, he was the second-highest price at the 2015 Keeneland September sale, where Lael Stables bought him for $1.65 million.

It has not been easy to get Nezet to the races. He worked 11 times at Belmont and Saratoga between June and October 2016. He has worked 19 times this year since May.

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An alternative to Nezet in the 1 1/16-mile turf race is Kulin Rock, who will make his third start for Barclay Tagg. Kulin Rock has closed ground in his first two starts while earning Beyer Speed Figures of 83 each time. He looks ready to win a maiden race.

Race 5 is a competitive first-level New York-bred allowance at a mile with five betting interests. Connie Mae, Land Mine, and Frost Wise look to have the most upside.

Race 6 is a $40,000 maiden claimer at six furlongs. Triangulate, trained by Brown, drops and may be favored, but Swiping Dan, who races for Kelly Breen, also figures.

Swiping Dan has been well bet in all three of his starts at Monmouth, Churchill, and Parx Racing. The drop out of straight maiden company into this softer spot may be just what he needs to wake up.

Liberale will be making her first start in more than a year in race 7, a first-level-allowance turf sprint. She has been working steadily since late July for Graham Motion, who won the Long Island Handicap last Saturday with Arles, who was making her first start in more than nine months.

Sister Sophia comes into this race off a second-level statebred optional-claiming win for Jorge Abreu and should fit well in this somewhat easy allowance.

The eighth race is a first-level allowance for fillies and mares. Church Social is the horse to beat, but this will be her seventh start at this eligibility level. Conquest Tizfire, Speighgal, and Wake Island are the most likely upsetters.

Conquest Tizfire was second at this level last time out and ships in from Fair Hill. Speighgal and Wake Island are coming off maiden wins.

The pick six concludes with a $50,000 starter race for fillies and mares. Linda Rice claimed Tisbury for $40,000 from her most recent start and protects her from being claimed here. Madame Uno has been knocking on the door at this level for Phil Serpe.

Jonquil has been competitive at this level in her last two starts for Bobby Ribaudo Jr. Might Be, trained by Jeremiah Englehart, also is well spotted.