Tacitus Wins the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct   

As part of the final prep races for the 2019 Kentucky Derby, the Wood Memorial awards qualifying points for the 2019 Kentucky Derby to the top four finishers on a 100-40-20-10 scale. 

Tacitus and Haikal have already secured enough points to start in the Derby.

Race 10. Wood Memorial,(GII). For three-year-old at 1 1/8 miles on dirt. Purse $750,000.


PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Tax Junior Alvarado Danny Gargan 9/2
2 Tacitus Jose L. Ortiz William Mott 5/2
3 Hoffa’s Union Dylan Davis Mark Casse 6/1
4 Haikal Rajiv Maragh Kiaran McLaughlin 7/2
5 Final Jeopardy Manuel Franco Jason Servis 8/1
6 Overdeliver Kendrick Carmouche Todd Pletcher 20/1
7 Not That Brady Reylu Gutierrez Rudy Rodriguez 20/1
8 Grumps Little Tots Jose Lezcano Jason Servis 30/1
9 Math Wizard Eric Cancel Saffie Joseph, Jr. 30/1
10 Outshine John R. Velazquez Todd Pletcher 6/1
11 Joevia Nik Juarez Gregory Sacco 30/1

$2 Wager Paid:

Horse Win Place Show
Tacitus 7.20 4.70 3.00
Tax 6.20 3.90
Haikal 3.10

Math Wizard ran fourth.

Tacitus went off as the favorite.

Running time – 1:51.23

Our Top Three Picks:

  • Tax
  • Haikal
  • Tacitus


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