Saratoga Picks

The rain held off for the most part and we get turf racing at Belmont. The Conductor last left us with a gullet shot of the day winner Thursday and is ready to fire after a Friday off. Unfortunately, the Conductor doesn’t love the card and is going to keep it light and keep it tight. Narrow the scope, ready, aim, fire. Skip.

Race 2: 1 1/16 Mile. (Inner Turf) 1 1/6 Mdn 75k

*Gullet Shot of the Day #3 Berning Honor (6/1) – This is a weak maiden race and the Conductor likes this filly quite a bit. Returning to turf last time, she made a nice early move on the turn into a quick pace. She gets a better post today and the Conductor likes what he’s seen from Katie Davis in the irons this meet. 6/1 would be a generous price.


Race 9: 7 Furlongs. F.G2 Bed o’ Roses Stakes

#4 Dr. B (4/1) – This is a salty Belmont field even with only 5 entries. Irad will likely make up for last time aboard Goodnight Olive (6/5)  and they probably win. However, Goodnight Olive doesn’t tower over this group and Mr. Ductor likes this filly Doctor. Dr. B is exiting a 2nd behind Caramel Swirl (5/2), but Dr.B may have run better. She was in a perfect position early, then shuffled back to last on the turn. It looked like she was destined to finish up the track, but she re-rallied for 2nd. That effort was off the bench and she should move forward with that race under her belt. The Conductor thinks she can pull the upset.

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