Saturday was a rough one at Belmont Park for the Ductor. The trains been on a bit of a roll and the Pony Gods sent him a reminder that this game isn’t easy. Nothing sleeping with the forms and a bottle of stew can’t fix. Let’s Ride.
Race 4: 6 Furlongs. Clm 16000n2L
#3 Yankee Empire (15/1) – Dropping in class with a bullet work entering today, he’ll get the early lead against this group. He has prior efforts that can beat this field.
Race 5: 6 Furlongs. (Inner Turf) Clm 30000n2L
#5 Knockout Punch (9/2) – He ran well closing into a slow pace last time off a short break. That race has come back a live and he’s facing a very weak field today.
Race 6: 6 Furlongs. (Turf) S.OC 45000n2x
*Gullet Shot of the Day #6 Quiet Out East (20/1) – In his first try sprinting on the turf last time at Belmont, he won easy at 13/1 (and the Ductor whacked him that day). The Ductor can’t knock that effort and he looks to get another favorable trip here with a hot pace to run at. He gets a rider downgrade, but anything near this morning line is asinine. A repeat effort puts him right there.