Let the Alabama Stakes Day Battle Begin!
Race 1: 7 Furlongs. (OFF Turf) Mdn 90k
#8 Fort McHenry (3/1) – 1.1 million at auction and a strong work tab for Pletcher.
Race 2: 6½ Furlongs. F.Clm 75000
#4 Break Curfew (3/1) – 2nd off the layoff and shortening in distance, the Conductor sees her early speed holding today.
Race 3: 5½ Furlongs. (OFF Turf) MC 40000
#6 Game Boy Benny (8/1) – In a race moved to the dirt, his 2nd at Monmouth last time makes him the one to beat.
Race 4: 6 ½ Furlongs. Clm 14000
#4 Giant Boo Boo (5/2) – The Conductor sees the early pick 5 as very chalky.
Race 5: 1 3/8 Mile. OC 62500n2x
#6 Nakamura (6/1) – Stretching out to his best distance after two easy wins, he looks primed to run a monster race.
Race 6: 5½ Furlongs. (Turf) Alw 92000n1x
#11 High Crime (6/1) – He’s shown real ability on dirt and ran very well stretching out for his first start on turf last time. Working well and cutting back to a sprint today, he’s very dangerous.
Race 7: 6½ Furlongs. Mdn 90k
#4 Candy Tycoon (2/1) – Word on the street is this boy is the goods for Pletcher.
Race 8: 5 ½ Furlongs. (Turf) Smart and Fancy Stakes
#5 Morticia (1/1) – She’s a cut above this group. The Conductor likes #8 Broadway Run (9/2) to run 2nd in the exacta.
Race 9: 1 1/16 Mile. (Inner Turf) F.G2 Lake Placid Stakes
#7 Wildlife (10/1) – This isn’t the strongest field the Conductor has ever seen and she’s shown a thunderous late kick in her last two victories. She’s stepping up in class, but the Conductor sees her hitting the board and spicing up the exacta and trifecta.
Race 10: 1 1/4 Mile. F. G1 Alabama Stakes
*Gullet Shot of the Day #2 Lady Apple (6/1) – The Conductor loves her in this spot. Winner of 4 of her last 5, she’s steadily progressing and looks to get a great trip, up close to a moderate pace.
Race 11: 7 Furlongs. F.S.Alw 80000n1x
#6 Take Me to Hardoon (5/1) – She’s working well off the layoff and Englehart thought highly enough of her to put her in G1 company following her debut. The Conductor loves her at a decent price in the finale.