3rds and 4ths aren’t going to cut it. Back to the winners circle, Skip.
Race 7: 1½ Mile. (Turf) G1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Stakes
#7 Japan (5/2) – He would halve beaten Gufo last time with a cleaner trip. He didn’t find running room until mid stretch and still almost ran him down. Making his 2nd start in the US today, the Ductor sees him turning the tables.
Race 8: 6 Furlongs. (Inner Turf) S.Alw 80000n1x
*Gullet Shot of the Day #6 More Like It (10/1) – He’s stepping up in class today, but he’s run very well in his last two starts. He’s made strong moves into quick paces and flattened out late. Getting back to 6 furlongs today, he’s very dangerous.
Race 10: 6 Furlongs. (Inner Turf) OC 80000n2x
#9 Artemus Citylimits (10/1) – This gelding ran a good 3rd last time jumping up in class and he’s 2/2 over this Belmont turf course. 2nd time off the layoff for the Maker barn and shortening a furlong, the Ductor sees him running a top effort.