0-4 yesterday at Parx was gross, but the posts are drawn for the Breeders’ Cup and the Conductor doesn’t have time for that. His eyes are weary from watching all the tape, but he is giddy with excitement as the opportunity to make life changing scores for his passengers presents itself. He doesn’t need the money after countless pick 6 gullet shots at Breeders’ Cups gone by, but he cares deeply about all of us.
The best ponies from across the globe are all in Louisville this weekend for their shot at eternal glory. Full race breakdowns for all Championship races will be posted today and tomorrow to get the passengers prepped for Friday and Saturday. Let’s Ride
Friday’s Breeders’ Cup Pick 5
Race 5: 5½ Furlongs. (Turf) Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint
The Europeans targeted this one and this looks like a very competitive group overall. Babies sprinting on turf is always prone to chaos and there aren’t any standouts. The Conductor must help us sort this one out.
#1 Strike Silver (4/1) – You won’t see a more electric win than his victory last start in the Summer Stakes at Keeneland. It was so insane that the Conductor called him a her:
He was slammed hard at the break and came from the clouds to get up in the final strides. Showing his versatility on turf and dirt, winning with different running styles, and overcoming trouble in his young career prove he has loads of talent. He’s a major contender and a must use for the conductor, the only concern is the poor post draw.
*Top Pick #2 Soldier’s Call (9/2) – He is the top European contender in this field and colts don’t do what he did last start very often. As a 2-year-old he took on the best adult sprinters in Europe in the G1 Prix de l’Abbaye and was barely beaten a neck. He adds Lasix today and has the potential to be an absolute freak.
*Gullet Shot #4 Stillwater Cove (20/1) – She’ll be the Conductor’s key in the race at a nice juicy number. Last start in the G1 Natalma Stakes she made a strong early move into a hot pace and faded late, but she was going a mile. The Conductor loves the cutback in distance and she’s shown the ability to pass horses in win two starts back, while many of these sprinters will be gunning for the early lead. She should get a perfect setup in this race and has as good a chance as any to hit the wire first.
#10 So Perfect (12/1) – The “other” Aidan O’Brian Shipper is another filly that the Conductor believes has a big chance. In 6 career starts she’s never been over a length behind the winner. She’ll be a bigger price with jockey Ryan Moore choosing to ride #8 Sergei Prokofiev (6/1), but So Perfect beat him by 5 lengths when they squared off in the G1 Keeneland Phoenix. Give the Conductor double the number, He dares you.
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