I contemplated not making a wager on this race (the eighth at Aqueduct, an Optional claiming $25,000/N1X allowance) because I don’t have a very strong opinion. I think Horse to Watch Naughty Or Nice (#1) may eventually turn out to be the best of this bunch, but I’m just not sure that she’s mentally ready yet to handle a race with other speed. Ballistic Sue is very fast early and if Naughty Or Nice is caught off guard at the gate again like she was last time, she will have no chance in here. Still, I think Naughty Or Nice has talent and she should be a decent price, so I’ll make a small wager on her. I’ll also use her in the exacta with Victoria Lynn (#2) and Natalie Victoria (#6), both of whom should be running on late.
$5 Win 1 $2 Exacta Box 1 with 2-6 (EDIT: Naughty Or Nice inexplicably is going off as the 2-1 favorite. No value means no bet)