Belmont needs to pay for cancelling the Conductor’s hard work Friday. How are these Canadian fires still reeking havoc? Clean it up Canada, Mr. Ductor has bills to pay. Skip.
Race 2: 7 Furlongs. (Turf) F.Alw 95000n1x
#2 Diamond Hands (3/1) – Returning after a short break last time at Belmont, this filly ran better than it looks, closing behind a slow pace. She wheeled out wide from the back of the pack and galloped out well in front group. 7 furlongs should be the perfect distance for her and she gets a nice inside draw here. Pletcher will take money but the Conductor thinks 3/1 is a fair price and that we’ll get it today.
Race 6: 1 Mile. G3 Dwyer Stakes
#5 Fort Bragg (8/5) – The Conductor was very angry when he scratched on Belmont Stakes day. He ran so well on Derby day and now he’s in the Baffert barn for real. The Conductor thinks he’s a very talented one turn horse.
Race 8: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) Alw 50000s
#12 Kingfish Stevens (8/1) – This gelding ran a good 2nd at this level and distance two starts back after making an early move into a hot pace. He ran well again in a stakes vs tougher on Preakness day last time, and now ships back up to New York. He’s improving, working bullets entering today, and Castellano stays aboard for a barn he rarely rides for. The only concern for the Conductor is the wide post, but 8/1 would be more than enough for him to take a swing.
Race 9: 7 Furlongs. G2 John A. Nerud Stakes
Three Technique (5/1) – The Conductor has always been a fan of this hard knocker who runs huge late pace figures on dirt. His best races can beat this group and his running style fits Belmont perfectly. He hasn’t missed the board in 5 career starts over this dirt track and 5/1 is more than fair in this 7 horse field. He can clog two gaps and still make the tackle. Skip.