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April 19, 2014
Saturday at Aqueduct, La Verdad flashed her speed leaving the gate under Jose Ortiz and carried it all the way to the wire to win the Grade 2, $200,000 Distaff Handicap by 3 1/2 lengths.
A precautionary quarantine that had been in place on a barn at Aqueduct for a week was lifted Saturday after further tests taken on a deceased horse were negative for equine herpesvirus.
Dave Litfin's Aqueduct handicapping notebook for April 19.
April 18, 2014
DRF Plus closer looks for Aqueduct on Saturday, April 19.
Chalk players were shooting fish in a barrel all day. The first eight winners were first or second choice in the wagering, including five straight winning favorites in races 3 through 7, before third choice Mad Props ($10) captured the finale.
Samraat, the multiple graded stakes winner who finished second in the Grade 1 Wood Memorial on April 5, picked up his preparations for the Kentucky Derby by working a half-mile in 48.77 seconds Friday morning over the Belmont Park main track.
April 17, 2014
Trainer Marty Wolfson is back to take another shot at Saturday's $200,000 Distaff at Aqueduct, sending out the six-time listed stakes winner My Pal Chrisy against six opponents in a pretty competitive renewal of the six-furlong race for fillies and mares.
Allen Gutterman, who served as vice president of marketing for the New York Racing Association in the early 1990s, has returned to the company as a marketing consultant, NYRA officials confirmed Wednesday.
DRF Plus handicapping analysis for Aqueduct on Friday, April 18.
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