01/12/2018 4:13PM

TimeformUS Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018


Race 2:
Cain Is Abel (#7)

Took plenty of money in his debut when bet down to 3-1.
Encountered trouble around the far turn of that race, having to steady and wait for room at multiple points.
Is bred to have talent as a half-brother to talented New York-bred Mr. Buff.
3-1 on ML

Race 5:
Ostrolenka (#1)

Has a valid excuse for his poor last race, as it was run during a driving snowstorm.
Handled a sloppy surface back in July at Saratoga, so may be able to overcome a wet track here.
Can use his versatile running style to get the jump on the closers.
4-1 on ML

Race 7:
Colorful Charades (#6)

Gets her first chance to compete in a dirt sprint since winning her debut at Saratoga as a 2-year-old.
Her pedigree is strongly geared toward sprinting on dirt, so it’s no surprise she didn’t handle the turf recently.
Won her debut over a “good” track, so she should not be hindered by residual moisture in the surface here.
15-1 on ML

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