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Saturday free selection from Aqueduct:

No.  AQU Race 5 Clm $12,500 (3:24 ET) ML FAIR
Star of New York
I Want You to Know
Meeker Avenue
Analysis: Star of New York pressed the early pace and did not have enough punch left late in a third place finish for a $8,000 tag last out at Laurel Park. Three runners have exited the race to date and won next out including the winner Graced, who beat $16,000 foes in his next outing on March 26. Two back our top pick beat $12,500 foes in a sharp effort. The Perillo barn was chilly at the inner meeting but appears to be back on track recently. 
I Want You to Know drops a notch in class here after running second last out for a $16,000 tag. The gelding was cutting back from a two turn effort on the inner track for a $25,00 tag where he checked in fourth. Three back he beat $20,000 foes going long on the inner. He fits here if he runs back to that effort against this group.
Race Rating: $$$
WIN: #9 to win at 2-1 or better.
EX: 7,9 / 2,6,7,9
TRI: 7,9 / 2,6,7,9 / 2,5,6,7,9



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