The Conductor is getting a head start on the biggest weekend of the Belmont meet. Thank you Mr. Ductor, we are grateful for all your hard work and dedication. Skip
Race 5: 1 Mile. Alw 50000s
#7 Thunderian (6/1) – This gelding pressed a quick early pace last time in a race that melted down. He was forced to dive back to the inside after being bumped in the stretch and finished well up the rail. With a nice outside draw today, the Conductor sees him running a winning race.
Race 7: 7 Furlongs. (Turf) S.Alw 80000n1x
#5 Be the Boss (5/1) – This gelding made his 4-year-old debut and 1st start for Maker last time. He won nicely on dirt and the Conductor likes that Maker moves him to the lawn. He’s 0/3 on the turf thus far in his career, but those starts have been for much weaker outfits. His breeding screams that he wants to mow on the grass and this allowance field is devoid of any quality turf runners. The Conductor sees him repeating his last race on dirt and pulling the train up to the windows to collect his coal.
Race 9: 1 1/16 Mile. F.G1 Acorn Stakes
*Gullet Shot of the Day #8 Accede (8/1) – The Conductor likes all three of the Chad Brown runners in the Belmont Friday feature and put this filly on top. First and foremost, this race is going to have a blistering early pace and the Conductor is looking for a stalker. Accede couldn’t go by the favorite #5 Munnys Gold (9/5) last time, but that Churchill dirt surface was playing like a highway. It was nearly impossible to make up significant ground in the stretch. The added distance today will help Accedes chances in the Acorn, and he looks to get a perfect outside stalking trip with Prat aboard.
Race 11: 6 Furlongs. (Inner Turf) F.G3 Intercontinental Stakes
#3 Clitheroe (15/1) – There weren’t any superstars in this filly’s American debut victory last time. However, she still overcame they layoff and a poor turf trip. She was hung 4-wide and uncovered most of the turn and still finished well in the stretch. The Conductor likes that she has early speed and back class across the pond. This filly is absolutely a contender in here and anything close to 15/1 would be an preposterous overlay.