04/09/2017 11:39AM

Sunday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Macagone gets back on his favorite turf course

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Aqueduct | Race 8 | Post Time 5:17 p.m. (ET) | Go to the TimeformUS PPs 

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Assuming  this race stays on turf, Catapult (#2) is going to be awfully tough to beat. He ran well enough against a tougher field at Tampa Bay Downs last time and owns a win over this quirky course. However, I think there’s a far more interesting horse in this race who figures to go off at a much more generous price.

MACAGONE (#6) absolutely adores the Aqueduct turf course, as he displayed last year, winning this race in the spring and the Artie Schiller in the fall. Bill Mott took him down to Gulfstream this winter, and everything went wrong for him. He got a terrible ride two back when he was unwisely rated and got hung out wide around both turns. Then, last time, he was shuffled back early and somehow found himself in last place heading around the far turn. This horse is fast enough to be in front early, and Kendrick Carmouche needs to use his speed today. If he works out the trip, he’s talented enough to upset Catapult.

THE PLAY

Win/Place: 6

Exacta Key Box: 6 with 1,2,7

Trifecta: 2,6 with 2,6 with ALL