This is going to be our week. The Conductor can feel it in his bones……or maybe that’s just the stew rotting him out? Either way, Let’s Ride.
Race 1: Hurdle Race, pass
Race 2: 6 Furlongs. S.MC 25000
#8 Sobersick N Sorry (8/1) – He made a middle move after having trouble at the break in his debut. The Conductor sees him taking a big step forward with a race under his belt.
Race 3: 5 ½ Furlongs. (Turf) S.Mdn 78k
#3 Lead Guitar (4/1) – She showed a strong late kick in his debut at Belmont and adds blinkers today, which should help her be closer early. Rider upgrade to Irad as well.
Race 4: 1 Mile. (Inner Turf) F.Clm 50000
#9 Positive Skew (6/1) – 1st off the claim for David Cannizzo, Chad dropped this filly to the claiming ranks last time to try and win the Saratoga meet title. She will be a better price today and has a good a chance as any.
Race 5: 6 ½ Furlongs. F.S. Mdn 78k
#7 Lady Kaza (5/2) – This filly is working very well by all counts for Chad.
Race 6: 5 ½ Furlongs. (Turf) Mahony Stakes 100k
#1 Uncle Benny (5/2) – He gets a tough post draw and is making his return from the Breeders Cup last year, but the Conductor would still love that price. He’s the most talented in the field and Servis will have him ready to run.
Race 7: 6 ½ Furlongs. Clm 25000
#5 Brush Country (5/1) – He ran 2nd vs similar last time and is now 1st off the claim for trainer Thomas Morley. With beaten favorites this year, Morley is 28% with a +$1.74 ROI running back beaten favorites this year.
Race 8: 6 ½ Furlongs. Alw 50000s
*Gullet Shot of the Day #2 Pryor (12/1) – Making his 1st start of the year, this is trainer Ron Moquett’s first runner of the Saratoga meet. This gelding’s figures fit against this group and the Conductor can smell a big effort coming.
Race 9: 1 1/8 Mile. S.Evan Shipman Stakes
#1 Vincento (10/1) – Running back after a win at this distance over the Saratoga track, he had an easy trip last time but still ran a very strong late pace figure. He doesn’t need the lead and looks to get a good trip again here sitting just behind a hot pace.
Race 10: 5 ½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.MC 40000
#1 Paradise Retained (5/1) – Dropping to the claiming ranks off a long layoff for Pletcher, her 2nd two starts back at Saratoga is the strongest effort this field has.