Rain took the races off the dirt yesterday at Belmont, but a nice 9/1 winner in Race 2 made it a good Sunday. Its officially Preakness week and the Conductor’s head is spinning. He’ll give us some winners at Louisiana today, then his focus will turn to the upcoming feature races at Pimlico. We let the Derby slip through our fingers in the slop, we can’t let it happen again. Let’s Ride.
Race 1: 6 ½ Furlongs. Mdn 18k
#5 Track Binder (5/1) – His low % jockey/trainer combo have lit up the tote board recently and this boy’s sire wins at a 20% clip with 1st time starters.
Race 2: 7 ½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.OC 25000n1x
#6 Zarelda (4/1) – She’s been facing much tougher and has run quality races on the dirt in her young career. She’s bred to be even better on the lawn.
Race 3: 1m70yds. S.Clm 7500n2x
#5 Crooked as Can Be (9/5) – He bounced back nicely last race and has strong back class.
Race 4: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.MC 12500
#10 Betty’s Joy’s Star (5/2) – Shipping in from the Fair Grounds, she must beat this field.
Race 5: 6 Furlongs. S.MC 12500
#6 Shot On Windy Hill (6/1) – He’s shown good early speed and gets a major trainer upgrade to Beverly Burress, who has a +$2.04 ROI running horses for the 1st time this year.
Race 6: 1 Mile. (Turf) Alw 19000n1x
*Gullet Shot of the Day #9 Thegreyspider (6/1) – The drop in class helped him last time. He consistently runs the highest figures in the field.
Race 7: 5 ½ Furlongs. F.MC 5000
*Never a Doubt Week Starter #6 Cool Sis (1/1) – She can’t lose.