Tipsheet: 2022 Remsen Stakes

December 1st, 2022

A total of seven juveniles will run 1 1/8 miles on the Aqueduct main strip in Saturday’s $250,000 Remsen S. (G2). The 2023 Road to the Kentucky Derby challenge series event will reward the top-five finishers with points on a 10-4-3-2-1 structure.

Remsen Stakes Picks

  • #4 Arctic Arrogance
  • #2 Tuskegee Airmen
  • #7 Dubyuhnell
  • #6 Quick to Accuse

Remsen Stakes Wagers

  • $15 win and place: #4 Arctic Arrogance
  • $10 exacta: box 2-4
  • $1 superfecta: 2, 4 with 2, 4 with 6, 7 with all

Remsen Stakes Contenders

#1 IL MIRACOLO (12-1): Graduated last time out following three runner-up performances to start his career for conditioner Antonio Sano. The chestnut son of Gun Runner has been improving, and he rates a top-three chance with a forward move on Saturday. Javier Castellano inherits the mount.   

#2 TUSKEGEE AIRMEN (8-5): Has won in going-away fashion in each of his pair of races to date in preparation of his graded debut. The John Servis pupil rolled home late to bag the Rocky Run S. at Delaware Park most recently, and he seems poised to thrive on the stretch out in distance in his first run in the Empire State. Luis Saez will be in the stirrups.

#3 PROVE RIGHT (15-1): Stayed on to be a clear third in the recent Nashua S. (G3) for James Chapman. The Justify colt has yet to run fast enough to challenge the major players in the cast, and he will need a big move in the right direction to have a chance at an upset late under Jose Gomez.

#4 ARCTIC ARROGANCE (2-1): Looked the part when driving home a dominant victor of the Sleepy Hollow S. last time out. Trained by Linda Rice, the New York-bred has big early speed, and he showed last time that he can close with energy down the stretch. The Frosted colt will likely be the one to catch turning for home with Jose Lezcano staying in the silks.

#5 MIDNIGHT TROUBLE (8-1): Has won or placed in each of his six lifetime tries to date, which includes a runner-up effort in the Rocky Run S. on October 15. Now in the barn of Peter Walder, the son of Midnight Lute can run from on or off the early tempo, and his pedigree suggests that nine panels will be within his scope. Paco Lopez has the call.

#6 QUICK TO ACCUSE (6-1): Improved his Brisnet Speed figure in each career outing leading up to Saturday. The $200,000 son of Accelerate was second to the top selection while making his stakes debut most recently, and he will be a live contender with improvement in this tilt for conditioner Horacio De Paz. Regular pilot Manny Franco will be up.

#7 DUBYUHNELL (5-1): Powered home late to break through in his second lifetime appearance for conditioner Danny Gargan. The Good Magic chestnut brought $400,000 as a yearling and has flashed signs of being worth the investment from a pair of races to date. If he can endure running two turns for the first time, he will be a threat inside the final furlong. Jose Ortiz takes the reins.