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Throat Shot Thursday: The Conductor’s Plays at Saratoga

The Conductor’s play of the day yesterday came back a nice 25/1 for an ice cold double at Saratoga (Suck It). He then couldn’t hit the broad side of the barn at Del Mar, but the Conductor will take it. He likes a bunch of nice prices on today’s card, let’s get the train into 2nd gear. Let’s Ride.

Race 1: 5½ Furlongs. (Turf) Mdn 75k

#2 Get Smokin (8/1) – Whenever Castellano hops aboard a debut runner for a low % barn, the horses tend to outrun their odds. The Conductor will key him in the exacta and trifecta.

#3 Frosted Rose (6/1) – She was well bet in her debut and showed a strong finish despite a troubled trip. She adds blinkers today and Rosario hops aboard.

Race 2: 6 Furlongs. F.Alw 25000s

#4 Lady’s Island (3/5) – The Conductor can’t see her losing.

Race 3: 5½ Furlongs. MC 50000

#9 Feeling It (8/1) – The Conductor has a feeling that Kentucky Shippers will continue to run well on the dirt, even from Ellis Park.

Race 4: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) F.S. MC 40000

#1 Ideational (5/2) – Chad Brown.

Race 5: 5½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.Clm 30000n2L

#12 Avocado Toast (8/1) – 2nd off the layoff, she pressed a hot pace and was just nailed at the wire vs similar in her comeback race. She is quick enough early to be in a good spot going into the turn.

Race 6: 1 1/8 Mile. Clm 16000n2L

#3 Gray Nile (2/1) – The Conductor doesn’t know why he was so bad last time, but if that race didn’t exist, he’d be 3/5 in here. The big class drop and switch to Saez will wake him up.

Race 7: 1 Mile. (Inner Turf) F.S.OC 40000n2x

#3 Broken Border (3/1) – She’s exiting a nice victory and is now 3rd off the layoff. Trainer Jason Servis is 12/25 with a +$2.37 ROI with horses moving from two sprints to a route this year.

Race 8: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) F.OC 62500n2x

*Never a Doubt Chad Brown Leg Lock of the Day #5 My Sister Nat (6/5) – 2nd time in the US, she’s the class of the field.

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Race 9: 1 ¾ Mile. Birdstone Stakes 100k

*Gullet Shot of the Day #5 Third Day (8/1) – Dropping out of graded stakes company and switching back to dirt where he’s run his best, his late pace figures suggest the added distance will suit him well.

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Race 10: 1 Mile. (Inner Turf) S.Mdn 78k

#6 Zechariah (12/1) – Coming in off the layoff after being clipped, he’s taken money in each start and has shown ability. Graham Motion brings geldings back ready to run.

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