O/3 Friday at Belmont was the gut punch we all needed to start this Memorial Day weekend off right. The Conductor only has two in the chamber for this terrible Saturday card. Let’s see if we can get the train moving back in the right direction.
Race 7: 7 Furlongs. (Turf) F.G3 Soaring Softly Stakes
#3 American Apple (4/1) – This filly continues to get disrespected at the windows and out outrun her odds. She won a Grade 3 at Aqueduct at 47/1 last fall and has progressed since. Last time at Churchill she ran a solid 2nd after making a wide move on the turn, while the winner got a dream trip. The Conductor thinks she’ll like the added distance today and she’s the only horse that can provide value in this disappointing 6 horse stakes field. The Belmont bettors will gravitate towards Chad Brown and Clement and she’ll be an overlay.
Race 9: 1 3/8 Mile. (Inner Turf) Alw 95000n1x
*Gullet Shot of the Day #6 Fighter in the Win (6/1) – This colt had an impossible turf trip off a layoff last time. He pressed 4-wide, uncovered around both turns and rightfully finished up the track. Now 2nd off the bench, he’s the lone speed in this field and just missed last year at this level and distance trying to take them gate to wire. The Conductor sees him running a career best effort on the lead today and stealing it on the front end.