Fatima’s blessing saved us at 5/2 Friday at Belmont, but that only prevented death. We don’t want more, we need more and Belmont is hiding from us. Another terrible Saturday card is on the menu it looks like we also have rain in the forecast. Disgraceful, but we’ll try to extract some value. Skip.
Race 9: 6½ Furlongs. F.Alw 50000s
*Gullet Shot of the Day #2 La Aguililla (6/1) – If you are an astute passenger, you will recall the Conductor was planning on playing this mare on the turf Thursday. They scratched her for this spot and the Conductor will trust that Jacobson knows what he’s doing. The Conductor’s notes remain the same. She was well bet vs tougher on turf last start and ran much better than it looks on paper. She had heinous turf trip chasing 4-wide, uncovered the entire turn and ran very well to hold onto 3rd. Now she draws a better post, gets a rider upgrade and is 2nd off the bench and 2nd off the claim. If she’s ever going to win, this is the time.
Race 10: 7 Furlongs. (OFF Turf) OC 62500n2x
#15 Scocciatore (5/1) – There is almost no chance this race will be on the turf, so the Conductor is handicapping for an off track. Mr. Ductor has always been a fan of this gelding, who consistently outruns his odds on any surface. He ran well despite a tough trip in the slop last time and will be facing weaker today. With a nice outside draw today, the Conductor will certainly take a price close to this morning line.