The train will be stopping at Churchill and Belmont this week leading up to the Breeders’ Cup. Full breakdowns of the BC races will be dropping over the next week as well. The Conductor has a nice lump of coal from Collegeville Girl at 23/1 Saturday, Let’s keep building, Skip.
Race 6: 6½ Furlongs. Clm 50000b
#1 High Proof (10/1) – Taking a big drop in class today, he bobbled at the start and didn’t run a step last time. His prior numbers fit with this group and more importantly this race has no other speed. He’s adding blinkers and they’ll send him from the rail. He has a chance to steal it or hang on for a piece on the front end.
Race 7: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) Mdn 85k
#5 Majestic Summer (7/2) – Stretching out for the first time, he closed well into a slow pace sprinting in his debut. He looks to get a good trip in here up close to a moderate pace at best.
Race 8: 6 Furlongs. MC 30000
*Windpipe Whack Wednesday Play of the Day #6 Motown Music (15/1) – He showed initial speed out of the gate, then was wrangled back and did some running plate in his debut. He’s dropping in class today, getting a rider upgrade and posted a solid last work. The Conductor is praying he stays a big price.
Race 9: 1 3/8 Mile. (Turf) F.Alw 87000n1x
#4 Sursum Corda (9/2), War Like Goddess (6/1) – Both these fillies ran huge late pace figures closing into slow paces last time. The added distance today will help their chances.
Race 10: 1 Mile. Clm 8000n2L
#6 Drink (9/5) – Shortening in distance after pressing a hot pace vs tougher last time, he should have no problem beating this group. Pour yourself a strong stew and single in the nightcap.