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Cracking the Wind Pipe: Wednesday’s Plays at Gulfstream Park West

The Conductor slaughtered Gulfstream last Thursday, so he’s going back to the well mid-week.  He’ll have the videos for the lock of the day and gullet shot up from now on and the train will be running nonstop through Keeneland, Santa Anita and the Breeders Cup.  What a time to be alive, Let’s Ride

Race 1: 1 Mile. Clm 6250n3L

#7 King Mauro (5/2) – The Conductor would love this gelding to be the 2nd choice, he looks like a cinch in here.  He’s never dropped this low in class and is the only horse that has any semblance of early speed besides the #6 who the Conductor wants to fade.  King Mauro’s got the best speed figs and will be able to dictate his own trip, easy start to the day.

Race 2: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) F.Clm 16000b

#6 Wanda Girl (9/2) – She swung wide and made up 4 lengths down the stretch for a good 3rd at this level last time out.  She should step forward in her 2nd start off the layoff and has beaten much better competition last year.  She makes the Conductor’s mouth water.

*Bonus Gullet Slit #2 Quickluckycoco (15/1) – Throw out this filly’s last start on the off track, her win on the grass going this distance two back gives her a shot in here.  The turf may be what this filly has wanted all along and she can run in the trifecta at a big number.

Race 3: 6 Furlongs. F.Clm 10000n2L

Stone Cold Never a Doubt Lock of the Day #5 Touchet (2/1) – She’s an improving filly, she’ll get the lead all to her lonesome and she’s dropping in class.  The Conductor will not allow her to lose and she will obey.

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Race 4: 7 ½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.MC 35000

#5 Trixie’s Time (10/1) – The Conductor thought she showed some promise in her debut facing trouble early but finishing with a strong kick.  The Conductor expects her to take a massive step forward with experience and there aren’t any world beaters in this field.

Race 5: 6½ Furlongs. F.Clm 6250n2L

*Gullet Shot of the Day #8 Miss Surprise (10/1) – She was bumped at the start in her last race and then chased a hot pace, finishing a good 4th.  She’s run two solid efforts in her last two and she should run her best in her 3rd start off the layoff.  The rest of this field is coming out of slow paced races and she has a fig above par.  The poor trainer stats should keep her price high and the Conductor will go for Gulfstream’s jugular.

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Race 6: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) Clm 8000n2L

#6 Copper Vessel (5/1) – She closed into a slow pace last time and is dropping in class again.  She’s run multiple races in her career that would beat this sorry bunch.  She should get early pace to run at today.

Race 7: 1 Mile. OC 16000n1x

#2 Belle Tapisserie (4/1) – This colt hasn’t routed yet, so that’s the concern, but her sprint figs stand miles above this field.  She’s been off since March but has three solid works entering today.  The Conductor will bet on talent.

Race 8: 7½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.MC 10000

#1 Journey East (15-1) – This filly has been dismal in her first two starts, but she drops in class and tries turf for the first time.  She took money in her debut and the Conductor has that feeling in his right knee that there is some ability here yet to be seen.  Trainer Chad Stewart has been hitting with prices off of long layoffs this year.

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