Wood Memorial Day


Wood Memorial Day

Date:  Saturday, April 9

Location: Aqueduct Racetrack

First post: 1pm ET/10am PT

Unbeaten champion Uncle Mo will put the finishing touches on his Triple Crown prep season in Saturday’s G1 $750,000 Wood Memorial Stakes at Aqueduct. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the sublime son of Indian Charlie has yet to be tested from four career starts, including the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in his freshman finale. An easy winner of the Timely Writer Stakes at Gulfstream last out, the strapping colt will be very difficult to upend here with anything resembling his best showing.

Most are ducking the ‘big horse’, but among those likely to take a crack at him include Timely Writer second Rattlesnake Bridge, G3 Gotham Stakes third Toby’s Corner, Darley’s Arthur’s Tale and Gary Contessa’s Preachintothedevil.

The G1 $250,000 Carter Handicap could be led by 2010G2 Pennsylvania Derby hero Morning Line, who was second in the G1 Donn Handicap in his four-year-old debut. The talented son of Tiznow has very good speed and a ton of heart, and he was a narrow second in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile to conclude his sophomore campaign.

Handicapping Aqueduct

  1. Brisnet.com full-card daily selections  – Full racecard analysis/expert picks for major tracks from America’s top handicappers.
  2. Brisnet Ultimte Past Performances – FREE when you wager on corresponding race track
  3. Aqueduct Winner’s Choice – Easy to use one page per track handicapping sheet

 Wood Memorial Day Race Schedule

Race # Post Time  Race
1 1:00pm ET  WPS, EX, TRI, SUPER, P3, DD
2 1:31pm ET  WPS, EX, TRI, SUPER, P3, DD, P4, QUI
3 2:02pm ET  WPS, EX, TRI, SUPER, P3, DD
4 2:33pm ET  WPS, EX, TRI, SUPER, P3, DD, QUI
5 3:05pm ET  WPS, EX, TRI, SUPER, P3, DD, Grand Slam
6 3:37pm ET  WPS, EX, TRI, SUPER, P3, DD, Pick 6
7 4:09pm ET  G3 Comely  WPS, EX, TRI, SUPER, P3, DD, $500,000 Pick 4
8 4:42pm ET  G3 Bay Shore WPS, EX, TRI, SUPER, P3, DD
9 5:15pm ET  G1 Carter Handicap
10 5:48pm ET  G1 Wood Memorial
11 6:20pm ET  WPS, EX, TRI, SUPER

Trifecta Wagering on all races that qualify  – Minimum six betting interests carded, six to start in maiden or claiming races; five betting interests carded and five to start in allowance, stakes and handicaps

Superfecta Wagering on all races that qualify (minimum seven betting interests carded, seven to start (six if late scratch occurs from paddock to post)