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The New York road to the Kentucky Derby continues Saturday with the grade 3 Gotham Stakes. Check out our free Aqueduct picks for the entire card!

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Aqueduct Picks- 2024 Gotham

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Aqueduct Picks- Race 1

Post: 12:50 PM ET; $70k Maiden Special Weight going 6 f on dirt; Entries: 7

  • #2 BROOKLYN DANTZ (5-1): Takes the top selection. Class of the field, expected to be rolling late with a good closing kick.
  • #3 BETTER BE SMART (3-1): Debuts and will be competitive. Runs for the combination of Baker and Rosario, with the pedigree to be a major player.
  • #7 LUNA PATINA (7-2): Debutant with a shot. Goes out for the Duggan barn with Hernandez in the irons and well-bred for the spot.
  • #5 MARY UNION AVE (6-1): Expected to improve off the first start, a fringe contender making sense on speed figures.

Selections: 2 – 3 – 7 – 5

Aqueduct Picks- Race 2

Post: 1:22 PM ET; $55k Starter Allowance going 1 1/8 m on dirt; Entries: 6

  • #6 APOLLO RISING (6-5): Takes the top selection. Top overall power rating in the group.
  • #5 MASTERWORK (8-5): A major player, a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end. Goes out for the Morley barn with Silvera in the irons.
  • #1 CHEEKY TICO (5-1): Expected to be competitive, makes sense on speed figures.
  • #2 STJAMES (8-1): Has a shot, likely to have a lot to do in the lane, but could get up with a competitive run. Solid in recent starts.

Selections: 6 – 5 – 1 – 2

Aqueduct Picks- Race 3

Post: 1:56 PM ET; $36k Maiden Claiming going 6 1/2 f on dirt; Entries: 9

  • #2 ACCELERINA (7-5): Takes the top selection. Shouldn’t have trouble with the distance and likely to be part of the early pace.
  • #7 MONTAUK MYSTIQUE (3-1): Expected to be competitive, running against decent company and has the ability to beat this group.
  • #1 DEBBIE DARLING (4-1): Best to put underneath on most tickets, the class of the field.
  • #6 JAY’S LOVE (6-1): Running for minor placings, well-bred for the spot.

Selections: 2 – 7 – 1 – 6

Aqueduct Picks- Race 4

Post: 2:26 PM ET; $72k Allowance going 6 1/2 f on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #2 REIGNING CHICK (7-2): Takes the top selection. Expected to be sitting in the second tier of runners and make a well-timed run at the leaders. Running against decent company.
  • #1 CHASING DAYLIGHT (3-1): Expected to be competitive, likely in the first flight of runners and a chance late. Runs evenly and will get a fair pace scenario.
  • #3 JACKSON’S DIXIE (9-2): A fringe contender, running for the combination of Rice and Lezcano. Runs good enough to beat this group.
  • #4 LIBERTY FLAME (9-2): Another fringe contender, likely to be out on or near the lead and will look to hold off the charge to the wire.

Selections: 2 – 1 – 3 – 4

Aqueduct Picks- Race 5

Post: 3:01 PM ET; $39k Claiming going 1 m on dirt; Entries: 10

Best Bet of the Card

  • #7 FIRST GLIMPSE (9-5): Takes the top selection. Goes out for the Dutrow barn with Gomez in the irons. Shouldn’t have trouble with the distance. Bet today’s best Best Bet at BetUS.
  • #2 GUT FEELING (4-1): A major player, likely in the first flight of runners and with a chance late. Class of the field.
  • #1A PIT BOSS (2-1): Expected to be competitive, solid early pace figures in a race lacking front-running speed.
  • #1 FUNKENSTEIN (2-1): A fringe contender, expected to be in the second tier of runners and make a well-timed run.

Selections: 7 – 2 – 1A – 1

Aqueduct Picks- Race 6

Post: 3:31 PM ET; $82k Allowance going 7 f on dirt; Entries: 12

  • #9 RADIO RED (9-5): Takes the top selection. Runs races good enough to beat this group with consistent pace figures.
  • #5 FACTUALLY CORRECT (4-1): Expected to be competitive, shouldn’t have trouble with the distance.
  • #2 KUNSHAN BRIDGE (12-1): A price horse, will be competitive. Runs evenly and will get a fair pace scenario.
  • #10 SHIPSATIONAL (8-1): Isn’t without hope, runs evenly and will get a fair pace scenario. Shouldn’t have trouble with the distance.

Selections: 9 – 5 – 2 – 10

Aqueduct Picks- Race 7

Post: 4:01 PM ET; $200k Busher S. going 1 m on dirt; Entries: 7

  • #6 JODY’S PRIDE (4-5): Takes the top selection. Been solid in recent starts and ready to run a big one. Proven to handle these conditions.
  • #2 GIN GIN (4-1): A fringe contender, likely to get the right setup in this race. Class of the field.
  • #4 PRINCESS MAYFAIR (10-1): A price horse, not without hope. Solid in recent starts and ready to run a big one.
  • #7 CARMELINA (6-1): Best to put underneath on most tickets, running against decent company.

Selections: 6 – 2 – 4 – 7

Aqueduct Picks- Race 8

Post: 4:34 PM ET; $150k Stymie S. going 1 m on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #8 PETULANTE (5-2): Takes the top selection. Shouldn’t have trouble with the distance.
  • #1 KINETIC SKY (4-1): A major player, solid in recent starts and ready to run a big one.
  • #6 CASTLE CHAOS (2-1): A major player, the class of the field.
  • #3 DOUBLE CROWN (8-1): Expected to be competitive, running against decent company.

Selections: 8 – 1 – 6 – 3

Aqueduct Picks- Race 9

Post: 5:06 PM ET; $175k Tom Fool H. going 6 f on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #5 ROTKNEE (9-5): Takes the top selection. Top overall power rating, solid in recent starts and ready to run a big one.
  • #8 DURANTE (7-2): A major player, proven to handle these conditions.
  • #7 STAGE LEFT (12-1): A price horse, expected to be competitive. Runs consistent pace figures and ready to run a big one.
  • #3 SUPER CHOW (7-2): Expected to be competitive, makes sense on speed figures. Proven to handle these conditions.

Selections: 5 – 8 – 7 – 3

Aqueduct Picks- Race 10

Post: 5:36 PM ET; $300k Gotham S. going 1 m on dirt; Entries: 13

Longshot Play of the Day

Longshot Play of the Day

  • #12 SLIDER (8-1): Takes the top selection. Shouldn’t have trouble with the distance. Tactical speed to sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip.Bet the longshot play of the card at BetOnline.
  • #7 EL GRANDE O (8-1): A major player, shouldn’t have trouble with the distance. Likely to get the right setup.
  • #3 DETERMINISTIC (9-2): A fringe contender, expected to improve off the first start. Shouldn’t have trouble with the distance. Makes sense on speed figures.
  • #8 BERGEN (9-2): Isn’t without hope, proven to handle these conditions.

Selections: 12 – 7 – 3 – 8

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