A productive Thursday for the Ductor, but NYRA protected its gullet with the the scratch of Vincent. They will atone this weekend, Friday’s card is weak. Skip.
Race 5: 6 Furlongs. (Inner Turf) Mdn 90k
#3 Alcazaba (4/1) – This colt was prepped perfectly in his debut, taken well back and finishing best sprinting on dirt. He’s meant to stretch out on the turf and the Ductor sees real ability here.
Race 6: 6½ Furlongs. F.Mdn 90k
#7 Tizzy in the Sky (6/1) – She get a nice outside draw and has the best work tab of the bunch,
Race 8: 1 1/4 Mile. (Inner Turf) OC 62500n2x
#6 Bluegrass Parkway (8/1) – By far the best betting race on the card, you could make a case for many in here. This gelding has won off a layoff before and his races at this distance are as good as any in here. He’ll likely float higher than his 8/1 morning line.
Race 9: 6 Furlongs. (Turf) Clm 35000n3L
*Gullet Shot of the Day #9 Zip Line to Heaven (12/1) – Shipping in from Pimlico, this gelding won nicely last time closing with a wide trip vs allowance company. Prior, he had been running well in the tough 5-furlong sprints at Gulfstream and the Ductor thinks that 6 furlongs will be better for him. The Ductor isn’t impressed with the locals in this spot, so he’ll be looking for an invader.