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2016 Gotham Stakes Picks and Analysis

Adventist the wise guy horse in 2016 Gotham Stakes

2016 Gotham Stakes-G3, Race 9, Aqueduct, Saturday, March 5, 2016

3-Year-Olds, 1 1/16-miles, Dirt, Purse: $400,000

Gotham Stakes Picks

1. Adventist

2. Sunny Ridge

3. Rally Cry

3. Laoban

Gotham Stakes Analysis

Trying to find a horse that can win the 2016 Kentucky Derby in this year's Gotham Stakes might be a bit of a challenge, but it looks like a race that could offer great betting value. Three of the seven entrants have angles that could allow them to outrun their odds.

Rally Cry was steadied under jockey Javier Castellano while trying to move up the rail on the turn in his last start at Gulfstream Park on January 29. That forced him to drop back, but he re-rallied to finish third behind fellow Gotham entrant Shagaf, who had a perfect trip pressing the pace from the outside. Rally Cry gets a rider switch to Junior Alvarado for the Gotham.

Laoban was rated wide on January 9 in the Sham Stakes at Santa Anita and rallied before tiring to finish third beaten only 2 3/4-lengths. That race not only looked like a planned educational outing, it also showed he wasn't quite ready for that level of competition. Laoban has much more speed than he showed in his last outing and could be tough on the front end in the Gotham if jockey Aaron Gryder sends aggressively from the rail post.

Adventist is the wise guy horse. Off slowly in his last, the Withers Stakes-G3 at Aqueduct on January 30, he pressed outside a slow pace and couldn't gain in the stretch, but he did show some good fight battling down the stretch to take third from heavy favorite Flexibility, and he was only 1 3/4-lengths back of winner Sunny Ridge, who could go favored in this year's Gotham. Adventist retains the services of Kendrick Carmouche in the irons, currently third in the standings at Aqueduct, as he makes just his third lifetime start. If he can get a decent trip behind anything but a slow pace, he could make a big move forward at a nice price.

The race sets up with Withers winner Sunny Ridge forcing the pace outside Laoban if that one decides to send, otherwise either Sunny Ridge or Shagaf could be the pacesetter under pressure from one and another.

The perfect scenario for our wagers is Laoban on the lead under pressure from Shagaf and Sunny Ridge. There's a chance that Laoban could turn both his rivals back, but Sunny Ridge is a proven fighter so we'll give him the edge to get by Laoban this time, while Shagaf has some talent, but he'll need to step ahead of his training to defeat this bunch.

If the top three do indeed set a pressured pace, the race will set up for Adventist and Rally Cry, both of whom should be decent odds. We're not sure which way Conquest Big E will go after his fourth place finish behind Moyhaymen in the Holy Bull Stakes-G2 on January 30 at Gulfstream Park. He makes his second start back off the layoff for trainer Mark Casse and could also be considered a longshot rallier if he improves. We have no opinion on Vincento, who finished a dull fourth over a less than fast track after some minor trouble early in his stakes debut, the Gander at Aqueduct on February 6.

We'll take Adventist to win and place, and wheel him on top of Rally Cry, Laoban and Sunny Ridge in the exactas. We'll also take him on the bottom with those three horses for half the amount. And because there are only seven horses in this year's Gotham with the scratch of Mo Power, along with a good possibility of a longshot finishing in the money, we'll also wheel Adventist first and second in the trifecta.

Twenty-cent superfecta players might also want to take a shot that Laoban, Adventist and Rally Cry all finish in the first four and wheel that trio to the board in all four spots. An inexpensive wager with the potential of a decent return.

Good luck!

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