Belmont and Keeneland will be staples this fall for the Conductor and he’ll add Santa Anita to the mix if they have decent field sizes. The train will also be at Pimlico this week to get a feel for the track leading up to Preakness Saturday. Any dope can point out the chalk, so Conductor won’t bother unless he sees value. Use these horses on your tickets, buy merch, rinse, repeat. Simple game. Let’s Ride.
Race 2: 6 Furlongs. F.Clm 16000
*Gullet Shot of the Day #1 Queen Kahen (6/1) – She was eased in her last start after breaking slow with blinkers for the first time. She’s taking the blinkers back off and shown a fast work since, so the Conductor isn’t concerned about her health. She’s dropping in class here and if you ignore her last race she has every chance. 6/1 would be a great price in a short field.
Race 4: S.OC 40000n2x
#10 Klickitat (5/1) – He’s a steadily progressing 4-year-old that has a early pace advantage in this race. He’s yet to run a bad race this year and is a nice key to the exacta.
Race 7: 7 Furlongs. (Turf) Alw 50000s
#2 Coach Villa (20/1) – This gelding ran a decent 2nd on dirt last time and switches to the turf today. He hasn’t been on the grass in a while but does have a win over the surface and turf in his blood. He posted a solid last work, gets a 5lb weight break and can hit the board at a big number.
Race 8: 7 Furlongs. F.S. Joseph A. Gimma Stakes
#6 Stimulus Check (7/2) – Drawn well to the outside, the Conductor liked this filly’s debut victory and looks to get a good stalking trip today. She can reach into the Fed’s pocket for you.