By the time the Ductor’s horses started running Thursday, the races were over. Pick 6 carryover at Belmont and opening day at Santa Anita today. That’s a good start to the weekend. Skip
Race 5: 1 1/16 Mile. (Inner Turf) F.Alw 50000s
#6 Sweet Franny Lu (8/1) – This filly lit up the exacta last time, finishing 2nd at 36/1. Many will dismiss that effort, but if you watch the tape she didn’t have a good trip either. She pressed a hot pace and was wide on both turns. She looks to get a favorable trip today without much other pace signed on, and the Morley barn is red hot.
Race 6: 7 Furlongs. (Turf) F.Alw 92000n1x
*Gullet Shot of the Day #8 Jades Gelly (20/1) – You need to be a little crazy to play this filly, but that’s what separates the Ductors from the passengers. She’s much improved in the Broberg barn and has run well on dirt in her last two starts. She switches back to her preferred surface today and her best races have come over this Belmont turf course. She ran a good 4th with trouble vs similar three starts back and this race is wide open. The Ductor thinks she can win and will key her in the trifecta.