Duopoly gets the nod in Winter Memories Stakes

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November 13th, 2020

An excellent cast of 3-year-old fillies will travel 1 1/16 miles on the Aqueduct lawn in Sunday’s $100,000 Winter Memories S. Conditioners Chad Brown and Christophe Clement each have a pair of contenders in the affair, and the race will go through the quartet.

Winter Memories S. Wagers

  • $20 Win: #5 Duopoly ($20)
  • $3 Exacta Key Box: 5 with 1,2,4 ($18)
  • $2 Trifecta Key: 5 with 1,2,4 ($14)

Winter Memories S. Analysis

#5 Duopoly is the top pick to take this field all the way on the front end. A facile maiden winner at Monmouth in July, the Animal Kingdom filly went wire-to-wire in a subsequent allowance tilt at Saratoga, prior to registering a fifth-place result in the Valley View (G3) at Keeneland in her stakes bow. The chestnut gets a better pace scenario with which to work with on Sunday, and the Kentucky-bred will be reunited with Irad in the saddle, as well.

2019 Miss Grillo (G2) queen #2 Selflessly was an even fifth in the Sands Point (G2) in her latest endeavor, which followed a game victory in the Lake George (G3) two back. Talented daughter of More Than Ready has not been ultra-consistent to this stage of her development, but she may be able to get first run on the deep closers with her tactical speed. Castellano will be up.

Clement has a fine duo, as well, led by Lake Placid (G2) starlet #1 Speaktomeofsummer. Summer Front miss was a winner in her lone prior outing on the surface, and she rallied well from off the pace to finish second-best in the Sands Point (G2) last time out. Dark bay will save ground throughout with Rosario in the controls.

#4 Faccio Io makes her stateside debut for Clement and could be any kind. Bated Breath chestnut is 3-for-5 lifetime, and the Italian import gets Lasix after a long string of morning drills in preparation of her U. S. bow.