Big Hay Alice Race Preview

Posted By on Apr 19, 2016 |

Catienus - RiskyKittin (2014) at McMahon Thoroughbreds in Saratoga, NY.

Big Hay Alice as a foal at McMahon Thoroughbreds in Saratoga, NY. February 2014.

 Big Hay Alice will make her racing debut on Wednesday, April 20th in the 1st Race at Aqueduct. She will look for her first win against a short but talented field of 5. Post time is 1:20 PM.

Race: Maiden Special Weight for 2 Year Old Fillies (Astoria Trials)
Distance: 4.5 Furlongs
Purse: $100,000
Additional bonuses totaling $25,000 available to NY Bred Owners and Trainers for 1st – 3rd finishes.
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Handicapping the Field…

Big Hay Alice (6/1)
Posted back to back bullet workouts at 3 furlongs 36.66 and 36.56 in her final 2 preps at Belmont Park. Ridden by Manny Franco who finished 2015 as the #14 Jockey in the world, as ranked by earnings, with $9,353,812 earned.

Go Ask Alice (12/1)
New York homebred. Owner/Breeder/Trainer Richard Lugovich. Prepped at Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland.

Holy Gold (15/1)
New York homebred. Owner/Breeder Seacoast Thoroughbreds of New England, trained by James Ferraro. Prepped at Aqueduct with 3 published workouts, the best being 3 furlongs from the gate in 37.65 on April 10th.

So Fancy (2/1)
By legendary sire Tapit 400k. $500k yearling purchase at the Fasig-Tipton July 2015 Kentucky sale. Trained by Rudy Rodriguez who wins at a 25% clip with first time starters. Rodriguez leads NYRA in 2016 wins. Ridden by Irad Ortiz, who is second in wins on the NY Circuit this year with 87. Kentucky bred.

Lady Stardust (4/5)
Morning line favorite, trained by Wesley Ward who wins at a 24% clip with first time starters. Lady Stardust prepped at Keenland for the race, with a final 4 furlong work 48.8 on Sunday, before shipping to NY. Kentucky bred, by Union Rags 35k.