AqueductSat, May 18, 2024

20:36 Aqueduct

Grade III stk/hcp

| 4yo+

Winner USD $110,250 - 6 runners



Surface: D

Race Tip

Group 1 placegetter BIG POND (2) is a talented filly who was tested in tougher class last time when seventh over 7f in the G1 Madison Stakes at Keeneland (Dirt). Should be poised just off the lead. Will prove tough to beat. Group 3 placegetter BEGUINE (6) is back from a break of eight months. Raced below par at her only appearance last prep when fourth over 6½f in the G2 Gallant Bloom Handicap at this track (Dirt). Has the pace to settle in the leading division. Sure to be in the finish. HOT FUDGE (1) finished fifth, beaten 5.5 lengths, last time out over 7f in the G3 Allaire duPont Distaff Stakes at this track (Dirt). Has a very strong record this course, scoring at six of eight starts. One of the leading contenders. ASSET PURCHASE (4) was too good when resuming in an easier race over 6f at this track (Dirt) last start, scoring by half a length. Fitter for that last hitout and must be included.