October 16, 2021

The Pony Conductor

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Humpday Esophogus Stuffers: Wednesday’s Plays at Belmont Park

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The major tracks start back up as we get to hump day and the Conductor is ready to fire.  Hopefully weather doesn’t ruin Wednesday’s card, but either way he’ll be taking swings.  Let’s Ride.

Race 1: 1 1/16 Mile. F.S.OC 40000n2x

#1 Might Be (6/5) – This filly is a stand out in here.  She will be able to clear from the rail and run them off their feet.  She’s working well and won’t lose, but she’ll be a very short price.

Race 2: 1 Mile. (Off Turf) F.S.MC 40000

#2 Unparalleled (15/1) – The Conductor is predicting off the turf for these lower level races.  In a field without any success on dirt, he likes the filly who will make the front.  She will be on the lead and the Conductor will see if the others can take mud in the face and pass her.

Race 3: 6 Furlongs. (Off Turf) F.Clm 35000n3L

#2 Esther the Queen (9/2) -This mare will make her first start of the year, but the Conductor isn’t bothered with these connections.  The simple fact that Jose is aboard means she’s ready to run.  She likes the off track and should be a square price.

Race 4: 6 Furlongs. F.MC 20000

#6 Brooklyn Gerty (6/5) – Heavily bet against tougher in her last start, she has the most talent in this field.  With speed drawn to the inside, she should get a perfect stalking trip sitting just behind the leaders.  This is a free square.

Race 5: 7 Furlongs. (Off Turf) Clm 35000n3L

#3 Mohican (5/1) – This gelding ran a career best effort in a race that came off the turf at Saratoga last time.  He will get the same scenario again today and the Conductor will bet this is what he wants.  If he runs the exact same race he’ll have a big shot let alone if he improves.

Race 6: 6½ Furlongs. Clm 32000

*Stone Cold Mortgage Lock of the Day #2 Forge (5/2) – Dropping in class, cutting back in distance and the fastest speed figures in this field, the Conductor is praying he gets 2/1 on this colt.  He will back up the caboose right to the windows.

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Race 7: 7 Furlongs. (Off Turf) Clm 32000

#2 Take It To Scale (3/1) – The Conductor loves playing these claimers taken from Chad Brown and Pletcher at Saratoga.  They drop horses well below their level and this gelding is no exception.  His speed figures fit at this level, he is working bullets and gets a red hot Jose Ortiz.  The Conductor loves him.

Race 8: 6 Furlongs. (Off Turf) F.S.Alw 66000n1x

*Gullet Shot of the Day #1 Shanghai Dreams (6/1) – This filly ran them off their feet to break her maiden and ran a number that gives her a great shot against this bunch.  She has every right to improve in her second start with Lasix and the Conductor is salivating at the 6/1 morning line.

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Race 9: 1 1/16 Mile. MC 20000

#9 Uncle Larry (2/1) – This gelding’s turf races have stunk, but he gets back to dirt today.  He drops in class and if he runs the race he did last on dirt at Gulfstream the Conductor can’t see anyone in this group stepping up to beat him.  Easy Money

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