El Areeb Looks Set to Take the Withers at Aquaduct
1. El Areeb
2. True Timber
3. Fillet of Sole
El Areeb (Exchange Rate) will start favourite and looks safe in the Withers, he has won his lat 3 starts well and it does not like there is anything in the field capable of putting an end to his winning streak.
El Areeb has won his past three starts by a very impressive combined 25 1/4 lengths.
El Areeb is a horse that has improved every start, he took the step up in distance in his stride and is yet to be pressured in his races, he is a very good chance for the Kentucky Derby, certainly in the top 5 and add 10 points to his tally.
Currently 10th on the Kentucky Derby points table a win here will prove his prime contender status.
True Timber is a bit of a new comer he put in a solid effort to run 3rd in the Jerome he is another horse that will be improving as the Kentucky Derby draws closer, he will do better after more racing but certainly is a talented horse.
Fillet of Sole is a Todd Pletcher trainer runner, he ran 3rd to some good horses a couple of times and had a taste of winning last start in Parx in reasonable time over the mile, I think he will be there abouts at the finish.