🇺🇸 Saturday Night Stateside - 16/01/21

Aqueduct 20:20 - It’s Gravy 11/8 (Double)

It’s Gravy is yet to finish outside the frame in four career starts and his recent second in a $157k event is the best form on offer.

He finished well over 7f that day therefore this mile trip should be right up his street.

Improving with every run; must go close.

Gulfstream 21:18 - Extravagant Kid 11/10 (Double)

This consistent 8-y-o finished fourth in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint on his penultimate start and he outlined he is still in good heart when collared late under a questionable ride on his return here over 5f.

He is now mixing it with lesser opposition and his last victory came over C&D on the same weekend last year - where he was also partnered by Tyler Gaffalione.

Hard to beat.

Tampa Bay 21:40 - Beach Warrior 7/1 E/W Pick

Habitus definitely sets the standard here and this is a much weaker race than the one he finished fifth in last time out, but he is short enough at 5/4, and Michael Dini’s Beach Warrior rates a solid each way proposition at 7/1.

The 3-y-o gelding was sent off just 10/3 here on debut but he made life hard for himself pulling hard in the rear under Jesus Castanon.

Once the rider straightened him out and asked for an effort he began to surge through the field for a never-nearer third, with the early excursions probably costing him a victory in the race.

He looks the type to improve plenty for that experience and top jockey Antonio Gallardo has been booked.

Best of the rest:


19:44 - Shaftesbury 10/3

21:50 - Shamrocket 11/4

Tampa Bay

20:38 - Me And Mr C 5/2

Santa Anita

23:05 - The Chosen Vron 11/8