Aqueduct Horse Racing Picks for Friday, April 26, 2024

Below is a table for each race of the day. The table is ordered by our algorythmically calculated expected order of finish. Our program takes into account past performances, workout times, speed ratings, recency, and breeder/jockey data amoung other data points.

Using the “Expected” column, the lower number is better. When there is a clear lowest value, we like that horse best to win. In situations where many horses share low numbers, we like those horses equally well. If no horse is under 3, the results are less clear to us and bettors should examine the race more closely.

Using the “Value” column, we present the minimum payout we would recommend betting the particular horse. Look for higher-paying odds than those listed if you like that horse.

Scratches are notated and will be updated as available.

RACE NUMBER 1 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Login Required 1.80 1 2-1
7 7 Venge 4.00 1 2-1
8 8 Have You Heard 6.00 1.4 3-1
6 6 Mitole’s Diamond 30.00 2.7 5-1
1 1 Badge of War 6.00 2.9 6-1
2 2 Dark Devil 8.00 3 6-1
5 5 Guile 8.00 5 9-1
4 4 Get It to Matthew 5.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 2 (Allowance Optional Claiming) – Allowance Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Stolen Magic 2.50 1 2-1
1 1 Air Cav 3.50 4.4 8-1
3 3 Muazarah 15.00 4.4 8-1
2 2 Collected Special 5.00 4.7 9-1
4 4 Barksdale 2.00 5.5 10-1
5 5 Augustine Red 4.00 6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Funkenstein 5.00 1 2-1
10 10 Durkin’s Call 2.00 1.3 2-1
2 2 Daddy Knows 1.80 1.3 2-1
8 8 Nobodyridesforfree 30.00 3.1 6-1
9 9 Hey Porter 15.00 3.9 7-1
1 1 Anything Pazible 20.00 4 8-1
7 7 My Friends Beer 10.00 5.1 10-1
4 4 Prince of Joy 20.00 6.1 12-1
6 6 Hang Tight 12.00 6.7 13-1
3 3 Grumps Little Tots 15.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 4 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Dangerous Ride 2.50 1 2-1
5 5 Thunderian 10.00 1.6 3-1
3 3 First Glimpse 8.00 2.4 4-1
1 1 Colloquy 3.50 2.4 5-1
4 4 Centavo 15.00 3.6 7-1
8 8 Allaboutthemoney 8.00 3.9 7-1
2 2 Bossmakinbossmoves 6.00 4.3 8-1
6 6 Mystic Night 3.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 5 (Allowance) – Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 So High (GB) 4.50 1 2-1
8 8 Duke of Gloucester 10.00 1.9 4-1
11 11 Samburu (GB) 5.00 2.9 6-1
3 3 Bless America 15.00 3 6-1
2 2 Hold the Salsa 20.00 3.6 7-1
5 5 Authorize 10.00 3.8 7-1
10 10 Landbiscuit 10.00 4.2 8-1
13 13 Ruse 3.50 4.4 8-1
12 12 Collect From Ike 30.00 5 9-1
4 4 Ghostlyprince 20.00 6.6 12-1
7 7 Betterdaysrcoming (IRE) 6.00 7.2 14-1
6 6 Going Concern (GB) 2.50 7.5 14-1
15 15 Aztec 6.00 SCRATCH
9 9 Stjames 30.00 SCRATCH
16 16 Hero’s Medal 3.50 SCRATCH
14 14 Mr. Ripple 3.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 6 (Maiden Special Weight) – Maiden Special Weight

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
9 9 Hard Par 8.00 1 2-1
8 8 Twirling Vine 15.00 2.3 4-1
1 1 Instamatic 2.00 2.4 4-1
3 3 Art of Courage 3.50 3.3 6-1
10 10 Perno 30.00 3.6 7-1
7 7 Charles J 5.00 4.6 9-1
2 2 Mazzei 10.00 4.6 9-1
4 4 Allofasuddenlee 6.00 5.4 10-1
5 5 Real No 12.00 8.3 16-1
6 6 Feline Treasure 30.00 9.6 18-1
14 14 Scherzando 8.00 SCRATCH
15 15 Z Dancer 15.00 SCRATCH
13 13 Final Denile 12.00 SCRATCH
11 11 Daybright Delights 10.00 SCRATCH
16 16 Film Academy 6.00 SCRATCH
12 12 Price Is Truth 6.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 7 (Allowance Optional Claiming) – Allowance Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Quick to Accuse 1.40 1 2-1
5 5 Locke and Key 3.00 3.1 6-1
4 4 Clever Forever 5.00 4 8-1
3 3 D’ont Lose Cruz 12.00 4.1 8-1
8 8 Uncle Marty 12.00 5.8 11-1
2 2 Majestic Frontier 15.00 6.2 12-1
1 1 Mason Mania 8.00 6.8 13-1
6 6 Bar Fourteen 8.00 8 15-1

RACE NUMBER 8 (Maiden Special Weight) – Maiden Special Weight

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Short Shift 1.80 1 2-1
11 11 Troubled Luck 15.00 1.7 3-1
2 2 Brooklyn Dantz 20.00 3.1 6-1
10 10 Alittlebitnaughty 2.50 SCRATCH
9 9 Tossed 6.00 SCRATCH
7 7 Adult Entertainer 30.00 7.4 14-1
6 6 Generous Luva 12.00 7.8 15-1
3 3 Assisi 12.00 8 15-1
1 1 In All My Dreams 8.00 8.5 16-1
8 8 Savannah Dancer 30.00 SCRATCH
4 4 Better Be Smart 8.00 SCRATCH
12 12 Dell Arte 30.00 SCRATCH
13 13 Holder Close 15.00 SCRATCH
14 14 Alotta Jays 30.00 SCRATCH

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Keep up to date on late scratches and other changes – those are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides┬áno warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk.