GI Cigar Mile Stakes comes up loaded – Post Positions, Picks, M/L Odds, Free Past Performances

Aqueduct - offers the GIII Red Smith Hcp. turfer on the Saturday card
Aqueduct – offers the GI Cigar Mile on it’s big Saturday card of top graded racing

The 2013 $500,000, GI Cigar Mile Stakes, for 3yo and up, at a mile over the Aqueduct main this Saturday offers a loaded field of “11” top middle distance talents for this year’s edition on this final big race day here in the Big Apple this season!

Free Past Performances, ←Brisnet

Free Past Performances ← DRF

Goldencents , the winner of the 2013 Breeders’ Cup “Dirt Mile” last out is coming in from the west coast to vie for this title and maybe even making a play for 2013 3yo male HOY honors with a big win here.

Groupie Doll , the reigning ladies sprint champ from Santa Anita earlier this month and was a very tight 2nd in this race last year is also on the card.

Verrazano , winner of the GI Wood Memorial here in the spring and GI Haskell this past summer will take a lot of local play.

Flat Out , winner of the GII Suburban Stakes this year also came 2nd in the GI Woodward and 3rd in this year’s GI JCGC Stakes over at Belmont Park 2 back. He then came a distance 8th in the B/C Classic last out as he seems to be better at the less than classic distances!

Private Zone , winner of the GI Vosburgh Stakes this fall then came 10th last out in the B/C Sprint. Will have to stretch out to the mile here on Saturday!

Laugh Track , 2nd by just a neck last out to Secret Circle in the B/C Sprint, would’ve won that sprint in just a few more steps. Perhaps the mile have could work to his advantage here on Saturday!

Forty Tales , winner of the GIII Derby Trail, GII Woody Stevens and GII Amsterdam Stakes, Clearly Now , winner the GIII Swale Stakes and GIII Bold Ruler Stakes this year and Capo Bastone , winner of the GI Kings Bishop are the very best 3yo sprinting talent in the land right now! All will have to step it up to the mile distance here on Saturday.

Praetereo , and Saratoga Snacks our top local favors here to round out this 2013 field!

Post Time – 3:20 pm ET

PP. Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L Odds
1. Praetereo D   Cohen 113 D   Jacobson  Scr’d
2. Forty Tales J   Rosario 115 T A Pletcher  10/1
3. Clearly Now J   Lezcano 115 B A Lynch  5/1
4. Groupie Doll R   Maragh 118 W B Bradley  3/1
5. Laugh Track M E Smith 116 M E Casse  12/1
6. Capo Bastone I   Ortiz, Jr. 115 T A Pletcher  20/1
7. Saratoga Snacks J L Ortiz 114 G   Sciacca  12/1
8. Goldencents R   Bejarano 120 D F O’Neill  7/2
9. Flat Out J   Alvarado 119 W I Mott  6/1
10. Verrazano J   Castellano 117 T A Pletcher  8/1 
11. Private Zone M A Pedroza 118 D F O’Neill  15/1

Picks are – 8,9,4,10 exacta box with 11,6 or 2 at the back of a dime super!

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