The losing streak continues for the Conductor. Belmont is bringing him to his knees. He can’t sleep, he can’t eat, but he still can cap. Nobody cares Mr. Ductor cap harder.
Race 4: 7 Furlongs. (Turf) F.S.Mdn 75k
#5 Snowy Evening (9/2) – This filly has improved in her last two starts since returning to the turf. Last time, she made up significant ground in the stretch closing into a moderate pace and galloped out in front. She’s the most likely winner in the Conductor’s opinion and he’s hoping this morning line is accurate.
Race 5: 6 Furlongs. Clm 25000
*Gullet Shot of the Day #7 Charlie Five O (12/1) – Who has the nuts to bet on a 2% trainer? The Conductor does of course. Despite his barn, this gelding has been consistently running figures that can win at this level vs tougher. He finally gets the class relief he needs today and back to Belmont where he’s 2/2 lifetime. He looks to get a perfect outside stalking trip and will be finishing late exiting a 7 furlong race. He will dig us out of this hole. Skip.
Race 7: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) Mdn 90k
#7 Fly Right (6/1) – This colt just missed in his debut at Saratoga last summer vs a salty field. He’s making his first start as a 3-year-old off the bench today and certainly has the talent to beat this group. It’s hard to take a swing at him off the layoff with Leah Gyramati’s poor trainer stats. However, his strong debut makes the Conductor less concerned about his fitness off the bench. Additionally, Franco hops aboard for a barn for a barn he never rides for. The Conductor’s got that feeling in his left knee that this colt is ready to fire.
Race 9: *1 1/8 Mile. (Inner Turf) G2 Pennine Ridge Stakes
#4 Silver Knott (2/1) – To say this colt has a class advantage over this group would be a major understatement. If he actually goes off the 2nd choice, the Conductor will be shoveling coal through the windows. He gets back to a firm turf course today, which he clearly prefers.