Mr. Ductor was in a foul mood after his winning gullet shot was DQ’d Monday. However, he kept his composure and delivered with two easy winners after. Belmont can only keep him at bay for so long. Let’s finish this holiday racing week with a bang. NYRA’s gullet is exposed. Skip.
Race 7: 1 1/4 Mile. (Inner Turf) F.OC 62500n2x
#2 Amani’s Image (6/1) – This field has been decimated by scratches this morning and it’s now only a 5-horse field. The Conductor will still mention her, although she won’t be the price he wanted. The Conductor isn’t impressed with any of the New York contenders in here, and he cashed on this filly last time at Pimlico. She had a great trip that day, but still won easy stretching out and looks like she could relish the longer distance. Motion runners have been firing at this Belmont meet and she has the potential take another step forward today.
Race 9: 6 Furlongs. (Turf) S.Alw 80000n1x
#2 Be of Courage (6/1) – This colt was clearly best of the of the multiple contenders in here that are exiting the same race at Belmont on June 9th. He was finishing best from the back of the pack and galloped out well. He gets a nice inside draw today and Castellano stays aboard. Trainer Pregman, Jr. is only 7% on the year, so he’ll likely be an overlay at the windows too.
Race 10: 1 1/4 Mile. (Inner Turf) F.Alw 95000n1x
*Gullet Shot of the Day #2 Lullaby Land (10/1) – Stretching out and stepping up in class last time, this mare took a big step forward in her first start in the Jack Abrams barn. She made a nice visual move on the turn before flattening out down the stretch. She shortens back in distance today and she has upside in a pretty weak field. Jose staying aboard for a small barn is a great sign as well.