One shorty yesterday and another 24/1 shot running 2nd in the finale at Gulfstream. Big Saturday of racing ahead of us and it looks like the late pick 5 at Fair Grounds will stay on the turf. Let’s Ride.
Race 9: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) F.Albert M. Stall Memorial Stakes
#3 Pass the Plate (10/1) – This filly is in good form, running well on and off the turf in her last 3 starts. She’s run very strong late pace figures and hasn’t been aided by fast paces. She proved she can handle good turf last time as well.
Race 10: 1 1/16 Mile. G3 Mineshaft Stakes
#6 Sonneman (8/1) – The Conductor is against #4 Maxfield (4/5) in this spot. He’s had too much trouble staying on the racetrack. Sonneman had a tough trip last time being wide on the turns and trying to close into a slow pace. He never stopped trying and should improve off that effort.
Race 11: 1 1/8 Mile. (Turf) G3 Fair Grounds Stakes
#6 Logical Myth (9/2) – This gelding continues progress in the Joe Sharp barn and is a ridiculous 5/6 at Fair Grounds. He’s proven over good turf and is working well. #4 Danceteria (6/1) also has a big chance in here as the class of the field.
Race 12: 1 1/16 Mile. F.G2 Rachel Alexandra Stakes
#8 Travel Column (2/1) – This filly looks like a good one. Single.
Race 13: 1 1/8 Mile. G2 Risen Star Stakes
*Gullet Shot of the Day #10 Santa Cruiser (15/1) – He had a brutal trip last time. He was completely shut off at the break and then tried to close into a slow pace. The Conductor liked his effort after the beginning and ran fast to break his maiden two back. He can surprise at a big number.