Saturdays Grade 3, $250,000 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct features a field of 10 who will try to distinguish themselves as possible Derby candidates. Awesome Act, a horse that has never run on dirt, is the 7-2 morning-line favorite, signifying the competitive nature of the race. He most recently finished a closing 4th in the Breeders Cup Juvenile turf.
The first three finishers from last months Whirlaway are back for the Gotham in Peppi Knows, Afleet Again and Three Day Rush.
Peppi Knows has won 4 of 6 starts, makes his third start at Aqueduct after running second to Buddys Saint in last November's Grade 2 Remsen and is coming off of a win in last month's Whirlaway, but is only 10-1 on the morning line, though he probably deserves more respect that that being the most accomplished of all the runners in this field.
Wow Wow Wow and Ive Got the Fever look to be the pacesetters. Yawanna Twist is undefeated, having won two races each by large margins, and could certainly end up being the best horse in this field.
Shrimp Dancer, Turf Melody, and Afleet Again complete the field.
The The 2010 Gotham Stakes horse was made available to the Horse Racing Fantasy Community on Saturday, March 6, 2010. This race was held at Aqueduct with a field of 10 horses. Three Day Rush, Yawanna Twist, Nacho Friend, Awesome Act, Ive Got the Fever, Peppi Knows, Shrimp Dancer, Turf Melody, Afleet Again, and Wow Wow Wow competed in this spectacular 1 mile race on a Dirt track. The Horse Racing Fantasy Community ran this race in game - below you will find the results of the heated competition.