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Throat Shot Thursday: The Conductor’s Thanksgiving Day Plays at Churchill Downs

Happy Thanksgiving you filthy passengers. The Conductor has plenty to be thankful for in his life. He hopes you have a glorious day with friends and family. Time to stuff our gullets and our wallets, Let’s Ride.

Race 2: 1 1/16 Mile. OC 80000b

#2 Ballard High (8/1) – This colt doesn’t often win, but always shows up. His figures fit in here and the Conductor will key him in the exacta.

Race 6: 5½ Furlongs. (Turf) Alw 105000nc

#6 Holiday Stone (12/1) – He won nicely last time cutting back to a turf sprint for the first time. He’s won two in a row and the Conductor sees him thriving at this distance.

Race 7: 7 Furlongs. Clm 30000n2L

*Gullet Shot of the Day #8 Peppered (15/1) – Dropping in class and cutting back to a sprint, the Conductor guarantees he runs in the trifecta.

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Race 8: 1 Mile. Clm 50000n2L

#7 House Limit (5/1) – There are no limits in the Conductor’s house.

Race 9: 1 1/8 Mile. F.G2 Falls City Handicap

#6 Sally’s Curlin (3/1) – Winner of her last three, she’s on the improve and running massive late pace figures.

Race 10: 6½ Furlongs. Alw 97000n1x

#2 Tight Ten (15/1) – This colt showed talent as a 2-year-old and hasn’t run a good race this year. He’s had some time off since his last start, is working consistently, and Asmussen keeps him protected vs allowance company. All are positive signs.

Race 11: 1 1/8 Mile. (Turf) F.G3 Cardinal Stakes

#11 Starship Jubilee (6/5) – She looks like a standout in here, but the Conductor will key #3 Tweety Show (50/1) and #12 Area (30/1) at monster numbers in the trifecta.


Wind Pipe Whack Wednesday: The Conductor’s Plays at Aqueduct

Nothing like holiday racing. Avoiding your “normal” family with a glass of stew in the basement and firing away on ponies and football/basketball with your degenerate cousins and uncles. Beautiful indeed, Let’s Ride.

Race 1: 1 Mile. MC 40000

*Gullet Shot of the Day #2 Bobbyfromthepalm (8/1) – He took money at the windows in his debut vs tougher at Saratoga. 1st off the claim for George Weaver, he’s working well and stretches out to a route for the first time.

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Race 2: 1 Mile. F.Clm 10000

#4 Princess Victoria (3/1) – This mare pressed a hot pace vs tougher last time. Third off the layoff today and dropping in class, the Conductor loves her.

Race 3: 1 Mile. F.S.OC 40000n2x

#5 Riot Worthy (15/1) – She’s unlikely to win, but there will be a highly contested lead in this race. She will get a favorable trip and the Conductor will key her in 2nd and 3rd at a big number.

Race 4: 6 Furlongs. (OFF Turf) S.MC 40000

#7 Hudson Overpass (7/2) – He has a strong early pace edge over this group.

Race 5: 6 Furlongs. F.Clm 32000

#4 Science Fiction (6/1) – Dropping to the claiming ranks and getting a rider upgrade to Alvarado, she loves the Aqueduct dirt.

Race 6: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) S.Mdn 62k

#2 Implied Volatility (4/1) – Stepping up in class, he’s run well in his first two starts under different circumstances. He has the most upside in the field.

Race 7: 6 Furlongs. (Outer Turf) OC 80000n1x

#7 Turned Aside (7/2) – This colt pressed a scorching pace vs stakes company last time. With a good draw today, he’ll be tough to beat.

Race 8: 1 Mile. F.Alw 75000n1x

#5 Foolish Living (5/2) – After scratches, she looks like an easy winner.

Race 9: 6 Furlongs. (OFF Turf) MC 40000

#10 Lawn Boy (10/1) – The Conductor will take a swing with the Castellano brothers teaming up.


Esophagus Slice Saturday: The Conductor’s Plays at Aqueduct

The day of reckoning is upon us. Let’s Ride.

Race 1: 6 Furlongs. Clm 40000n2L

#4 Casper Slew (5/2) – 2nd off the layoff, this colt is steadily progressing and Jose Ortiz hops aboard. He’s working well and looks to get a great trip up close to a moderate pace.

Race 2: 6 Furlongs. (Outer Turf) F.S.Mdn 62k

#8 Chouchou de Boo (8/1) – She ran well in her debut at a huge number in a race taken off the turf. She should move up on the grass an Castellano takes the mount.

Race 3: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) F.S.Alw 66000n1x

*Gullet Shot of the Day #9 Tempers Way (8/1) – Getting back on the turf, she’s the only girl who wants the lead in year. She has a major chance to wire this field.

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Race 4: 6½ Furlongs. Clm 10000

#3 Sir Ballantine (6/1) – Cutting back to a sprint, he’ll be flying late and loves the Aqueduct surface.

Race 5: 6 Furlongs. (Outer Turf) Clm 25000

#2 Celebration (6/1) – He has an early pace edge over this group, which is always dangerous in a turf sprint.

Race 6: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) Mdn 70k

#1 Telephone Talker (2/1) – This colt ran very well in his debut sprinting on turf and is bred to be even better on the lawn.

Race 9: 1 3/8Mile. (Turf) G3 Red Smith Stakes

#3 Nakamura (10/1) – He keeps running well regardless of having slow paces to close into. He has huge late pace figures and looks to get a fairer setup today.

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Force Feed Friday: The Conductor’s Spot Plays at Aqueduct

This game is bringing the the Conductor to his knees. Let’s Ride

Race 2: 7 Furlongs. Clm 50000n3L

*Gullet Shot of the Day #1 Rucksack (9/2) – Dropping to the claiming ranks and Rosario hopping aboard, this gelding needs the lead and should get it easily in a race without much pace. Gate to wire.

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Race 3: 6 Furlongs. F.Clm 16000n2L

#8 Nan’s Plan (6/1) – Her debut win at Gulftream would beat this group. Switching back to dirt and dropping in class, she’s more than dangerous.


Throat Shot Thursday: The Conductor’s Plays at Aqueduct

The Conductor doesn’t want a big day, he needs one. We will execute and we will thrive. Let’s Ride.

Race 1: 6 Furlongs. (OFF Turf) F.S.MC 40000

#11 Happy Music (8/1) – 2nd off the layoff this filly drops to the claiming ranks for the firt time and has been well bet vs tougher. She draws in as an MTO.

Race 2: 1 Mile. F.Clm 16000n2L

#2 True Prosperity (6/1) – She had a troubled trip last time and she gets back to a route today where she ran her best two back. She’ll run in the exacta at a nice number.

Race 3: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) F.Alw 50000s

#6 Overheated (10/1) – This girl stretches out to a turf route for the first time and this group is very average. Rosario has hit with some big prices riding for Ray Handal recently.

Race 4: 6 Furlongs. (Turf) Mdn 70k

#2 Tan and Tight (6/5) – Keep it tight, keep it light.

Race 5: 7 Furlongs. F.Clm 25000n2L

*Gullet Shot of the Day #5 Abraxan (10/1) – She’s dropping to the claiming ranks for the first time and has run on turf and a sloppy track in her last two starts. Her form sprinting on a fast dirt track gives her every chance.

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Race 6: 1 1/16 Mile. (Outer Turf) S.Clm 25000

#9 Whatawonderflworld (9/2) – Dropping to her lowest career class level, she ran very well last time vs tougher and looks to get a good setup today with pace to run at.

Race 7: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) F.OC 100000b

#3 Chipolata (4/1) – This filly has the back class and figures to beat the favorite #2 Dream Passage (1/1) and will be a much better price. She’s also 1/1 over the Aqueduct surface.

Race 8: 6 Furlongs. F.S.MC 40000

#1 Maru (7/2) – She showed speed vs tougher in her debut and hung on for 3rd. She can run this group off their feet.


Wind Pipe Whack Wednesday: The Conductor’s Spot Plays at Churchill Downs

The racing week is upon us, Let’s Ride.

Race 1: 7 Furlongs. MC 15000

#5 Overlay (8/1) – Plunging in class and trying dirt for the 1st time, the Conductor likes that Brad Cox protected him in his debut. Cox starts them where he thinks they can win. The Conductor sees this colt showing major improvement today.

Race 6: 1 1/16 Mile. Clm 20000n2L

*Gullet Shot of the Day #1 Lea Ridge (15/1) – 2nd off the layoff, dropping back to the claiming ranks and stretching back out to route, this gelding looks to take a step forward off his last effort. His maiden breaker was above par for this level and a repeat effort will give him every chance today.

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Race 8: 1 Mile. Alw 97000n1x

#4 Father G (5/1) – He showed the Conductor a lot in his last victory stretching out and taking on winners for the 1st time. He’s stepping up in class again, but the Conductor will back him if he stays above 7/2.


The Conductor’s Wednesday Preview at Aqueduct

Get a nutritious dinner and a good night’s sleep tonight passengers. Its back to battle tomorrow. Let’s Ride.

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Race 4: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.S.Mdn 62k

#1 Freddymo Factor (10/1) – Stretching back out to a route, the Conductor thought she ran better than it looks two back pressing a hot pace. She’s the only horse in this field that has shown early speed. She looks to get a favorable trip.

Race 8: 7 Furlongs. OC 62500n2x

*Gullet Shot of the Day #4 American Power (6/1) – This colt is a hard knocker and looks to get a perfect setup with an abundance of pace signed on in here. He’ll be flying late.

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Sabbath Sunday: The Conductor’s Prayers at Aqueduct

That was brutal. Onto the next one. Let’s Ride

Race 5: 6 Furlongs. (Outer Turf) Alw 75000n1x

#4 Fled (5/1) – This gelding found his identity as a turf sprinter this summer. His win two back at Saratoga gives him every chance against this group.

Race 6: 1 Mile. S.Alw 66000n1x

*Gullet Shot of the Day #1 Danny California (8/1) – Stepping up in class, he’s won two in a row by open lengths and is steadily progressing. Against a weak field, the Conductor will take a shot with the hot horse at a nice price.

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Race 9: 6 Furlongs. 100K Notebook Stakes

#6 Harris Bay (7/2) – Cutting back to a sprint after chasing a hot pace going a mile, the Conductor loves this colt.


Esophagus Slice Saturday: The Conductor’s Spot Plays at Aqueduct

Swing in a miss yesterday, the Conductor is picking his spots carefully today. Let’s Ride,

Race 5: 1 1/8 Mile. (Outer Turf) S.Alw 66000n1x

#2 Southern Brigade (6/1) – He got cooked in a hot pace last time, so the Conductor will forgive him. His best race came at this distance three starts back and he gets a rider upgrade to Rosario today.

Race 7: 6½ Furlongs. F.S.Alw 66000n1x

*Gullet Shot of the Day #6 Overtime Olivia (20/1) – This mare is stepping up in class after a victory. She has strong early pace figures and looks to get a favorable trip in a sprint without much early pace. The Conductor will key her in the exact and trifecta.

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