Collaboration crossed the wire in front Monday at 6/1. Nice to see one go through the hoop after a tough week at the windows. Oh wait, she got DQ’d and placed 2nd for a minor bump? That sounds about right at Belmont. FU Mr. Ductor, even when you’re right you’re a loser. On to Thursday, Skip.

Race 2: *1 3/8 Mile. (Inner Turf) F.Alw 95000n1x

#1 Anatolian (6/1) – This morning line is likely high for these connections, but the Conductor will take 4/1 or better on this filly. She’s steadily progressing in the Maker barn and now stretches out going long on the turf. This is obviously Maker’s specialty and its exactly what she’s bred for. Irad taking the mount is a sign she’s live as well. Irad is a ridiculous 11/24 with a +$1.62 ROI when riding for Maker in the last two months.

Race 4: 7 Furlongs. (Turf) S.Mdn 75k

#2 Captain Party (3/1) – The Conductor was impressed with this gelding’s effort off the bench at Belmont last time. He made a sustained wide middle move on the turn and never quit. This is a weaker group than he faced last time and the shorter distance should help his cause too. Trainer George Weaver is 16% with a +$0.86 ROI with runners 2nd off a layoff this year.

Race 6: *1 1/8 Mile. (Inner Turf) F.S.Mdn 75k

*Gullet Shot of the Day #10 She’s a Natural (10/1) – This is a wide open maiden race and this filly has moved forward in her last two starts. She’s o/9 lifetime, but has only 3 tries routing on the turf. She did get a setup last time closing into a quick pace, but she was very wide on the turn and checked hard twice after the break. Getting a major rider upgrade to Prat here, everything points to a career best effort. The post and low % trainer are a concern, but they will only help her price. In a field without any world beaters, double digit odds is more than fair.


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