The Ductor got a little over zealous with his bombs Thursday, but he’ll never apologize for going for the #gullet. The weather makes Friday’s card iffy, but the stakes should stay on the turf. Let’s Ride.
Race 7: 6½ Furlongs. G2 True North Stakes
*Gullet Shot of the Day #7 Phat Man (6/1) – #1 Firenze Fire (2/1) would be the one to beat on a fast Belmont track, but he doesn’t like a likely muddy surface. The Conductor really likes this gelding off a tough trip last time stuck on the inside. His race two back beats this group and the Conductor likes the rider switch to Rosario. #5 Looking at Bikinis (7/2) will be the lone backup the Ductor uses.
Race 8: 7 Furlongs. F.G3 Bed o’ Roses Stakes
#8 Estilo Talentoso (9/2) – This filly has run well behind Kimari and Gamine in her last two starts. There aren’t any monsters in this field and she draws well to the outside. The Conductor doesn’t see her being bet the way she should as well.
Race 9: 1 1/4 Mile. (Inner Turf) F.G2 New York Stakes
The Ductor doesn’t have a strong opinion in here, here are the Contenders he’ll be using:
#9 Thundering Nights (6/1), #5 harvey’s Lil Goil (3/1). #2 Virgina Joy (10/1), #1 Magic Attitude (6/1), #12 Always Shopping (8/1).
Race 10: 2 Miles. (Turf) G2 Belmont Gold Cup Stakes
#8 Baron Samedi (8/5) – He looks like a clear standout to the Ductor. If he doesn’t win, nothing would surprise him.