Scattered thunderstorms forecast for tomorrow, so the Conductor will adjust accordingly if the races are taken off the turf. The Conductor is still hurting after being knocked out of the pick 6 in the last leg on Sunday. He keeps putting himself in position to KO Saratoga, but it keeps escaping from his grasp. Only two weeks left to get its gullet, its Travers week baby. Let’s Ride.
Race 1: Hurdle Race
Race 2: 1 1/8 Mile. F.OC 25000n1x
#1 South of the Shore (8/5) – 2nd behind Dunbar Road who came back to win the Alabama on Saturday. 8/5 in a 5 horse field would not be a bad price.
Race 3: 5 ½ Furlongs. MC 75000
#4 Rejected Again (2/1) – He’s most likely, the Conductor doesn’t have a strong opinion in here.
Race 4: 1 5/8 Mile. (Turf) John Call Stakes 100k
#6 Nakamura (4/1) – The Conductor’s best opinion on Saturday when she won at 5/1, the Conductor wishes more horses returned to the races this quickly when they are feeling good.
Race 5: 5 ½ Furlongs. F.S.Mdn 78k
#2 Sophie Rules (9/2) – This filly is working well and the Jose Ortiz/Englehart jockey/trainer combo have been red hot this meet.
Race 6: 1 1/16 Mile. (Inner Turf) Mdn 75k
#3 Justintimeforwine (15/1) – Stretching out to a route on turf for the first time, she could drastically improve. She was favorited sprinting on dirt at Saratoga two starts back, which tells the Conductor she has more talent than she’s shown. At a bomb the Conductor will key her in the exacta and trifecta.
Race 7: 7 Furlongs. Clm 20000n3L
*Gullet Shot of the Day #2 Autostrade (6/1) – Switching back to dirt and cutting back to a sprint, he made an early move into a hot pace last time. The Conductor loves him here.
Race 8: 5 ½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.Clm 50000b
#8 Morisette (8/1) – Dropping back to the claiming ranks today, she was favored against much tougher last time and had trouble at the break. With a clean break, she’ll have every chance.
Race 9: 6 Furlongs. S.Alw 80000n1x
#3 Our Last Buck (8/1) – Switching back to dirt and dropping out of open company, his race two back at Aqueduct would be tough for this field to beat. 2nd off the layoff, he’ll be ready to roll.
Race 10: 5 ½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.Clm 40000n2L
#6 Zandora (5/1) – 1st off the claim and switching to turf, her early pace figures give her an advantage over this field.