Previewing the 2014 G3 Long Island Handicap

Molly Jo Rosen

November 7th, 2014


We're refunding losing Win bets if your horse runs second in ALL 9 races on Saturday at Aqueduct. Remember: terms & conditions apply and it has to be a straight Win (not WPS, WP or WS) bet.

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Who else enjoyed Breeders' Cup? What an amazing two days of racing Santa Anita put on with some of the absolute best horses in the world!

Now our focus shifts to a full fall season of stakes action from coast to coast. For the first time, we have a Del Mar meet in November! Plus Saturday sees the Sunshine Millions Preview races at Gulfstream Park West (aka Calder), Churchill's G3 River City Hcp, and Woodbine's always-contentious G2 Autumn Stakes is Sunday.

Aqueduct race 7 | 3:14 pm ET G3 Long Island Handicap for 3&up F&M going 1-1/2 mi. (T)

1-Aigue Marine (GB): Versatile speedster has proven a near-miss closer 2-Viva Rafaela (BRZ): Always right there at the wire against the country's best 3-Tabreed (GB): Closer deserves a clear trip to show how good she is 4-Maximova: Her only two bad efforts have been in graded stakes 5-Danza Cavallo (FR): Gets Lasix for her US debut (Chad Brown is 27% 1st NA) 6-Hellenistic: Fresh off a romp back in July & gets Lasix for her US debut 7-Giant Shadow: Steps up looking for her third straight win 8-Invading Humor: Steps out of state-bred company & stretches out 9-Meri Shika (FR): Attfield & Emma-Jayne ship in with 1-for-1 at 1-1/2 mi. filly 10-Auld Alliance (IRE): Has to find her old form & gets 6th jock in 6th US start 11-Embarr: Best when she's allowed to let roll on the lead 12-Angegreen (ITY): Hasn't scored a victory since shipping state-side 13AE-Sonoficeandfire: Uber-consistent filly is always around at the wire 14AE-Bohemian Dance (IRE): Speed has to settle if she wants another US win

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