1/4 with a 5/2 winner and 9/1 2nd wasn’t a great Saturday at Belmont, but at least the train showed some sort of life. Just like a pony rounding into form, subtle improvement is a good sign for the next day at the betting windows. Lucky for us, the next day is today. Skip.
Race 7: *1 1/8 Mile. (Inner Turf) Alw 50000s
#3 Urban Myth (8/1) – This gelding has run well in his last two starts since returning to the turf for a 4% barn. Last time vs allowance company at Gulfstream, he was keen early and was stuck inside where he had no where to run but up a horses ass. He was only beaten a length that day an galloped out well. Now he’s making his first start for a much better outfit and draws well to the inside. He isn’t facing the toughest allowance group today either.
#9 Blame D Rule Maker (8/1) – This gelding has clearly found his calling on the turf and has sneaky class for a maiden having faced Carl Spackler two back. He was very game breaking his maiden last time running down an even money favorite loose on the lead. He’ll likely get ignored at the Belmont windows shipping in from Laurel, but he can absolutely beat this field. The Conductor makes the rules.
Race 8: 7 Furlongs. (Turf) Clm 40000
*Gullet Shot of the Day #9 Original (15/1) – He finally returned to form dropping to the claiming ranks last time at Tampa. It’s a positive sign that they bump him up in class after that victory. Additionally, this level is no concern for the Conductor. This gelding showed real talent as a 3-year-old and has clearly had trouble staying healthy since. He’s won a stakes race over this Belmont turf course before and has run well vs much tougher fields. Terranova has them ready to run off the bench too. If he’s ready to run his A race like the Conductor projects, Original will end our weekend in style.