Not often do we get stakes racing on a Thursday, so the Conductor will put them on his lunch menu. Let’s Eat.
Race 8: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) F. The Very One Stakes
#3 A Great Time (10/1) – Exiting a nice win on the synthetic, she also ran well at big odds in a stakes race at Belmont two back on the turf. This old mare is in good form and loves to hit the board.
#1 Giggling (20/1) – She’s run well her efforts his year, including a very fast last race. All three of those races have been rained off the turf and she’ll get to try the lawn again today. She’s only been on grass twice and hasn’t shown much, but both were last year and seems to be much improved as a 3-year-old.
Race 9: 6 Furlongs. G3 Chick Lang Stakes
*Throat Shot Thursday Play of the Day #10 Arkaan (6/1) – Cutting back to a sprint here, this colt ran well in his first try going two turns last time. He held onto third after setting the pace and didn’t throw in the towel early. The winner of that race, Pneumatic, is a colt that he Conductor really likes in the Preakness Saturday. Arkaan gets a nice outside draw today with the horse to beat #9 Yaupon (4/5) to his inside.