Belmont Stakes Day, Let’s Ride.
Race 1: 1 1/16 Mile. Alw 92000n1x
#2 Shadow Rider (8/1) – The Conductor is going to key him underneath in the exacta. He has the strongest late pace figures and should get a decent pace to close into.
Race 2: 1 ¼ Mile. Mdn 90k
#2 Better Tapit (6/1) – This jockey/trainer combo hit with a 1st timer yesterday. This cold is well-bred.
Race 3: 1 1/16 Mile. 150K Easy Goer Stakes
#4 Outshine (9/5) – He got wiped out in the Wood last time, his 2nd in the Tampa Bay Derby makes him the one to beat.
Race 4: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.G1 Just A Game Stakes
#4 Rushing Fall (4/5) – She’s the Goods
Race 5: 1 1/16 Mile. F. G1 Ogden Phipps Stakes
#1 Come Dancing (6/5) – She has an early pace edge over the favorite #2 Midnight Bisou (1/1) and the rest of the field.
Race 6: 6 Furlongs. (Turf) G1 Jaipur Invitational Stakes
#8 World of Trouble (1/1) – He’s nails right now.
Race 7: 1 Mile. F.G1 Acorn Stakes
*Never a Doubt Under Card Lock of the Day #7 Guarana (2/1) – The birdies are chirping that she is a freak. Jose Ortiz also chose to jump off the Oaks winner #1 Serengeti Empress (5/2) to ride her.
Race 8: 7 Furlongs. G1 Woody Stephens Stakes
#1 Honest Mischief (6/1) – Finally somewhat of a price to play. This colt’s maiden breaker at Keeneland last start dropped the Conductor’s jaw.
Race 9: 1 Mile. G1 Met Mile
*Gullet Shot of the Day #8 Pavel (20/1) – #2 Mckinzie, #3 Mitole, #4 Thunder Snow and #7 Firenze Fire should all be used on top, but the Conductor is going to key this bomb in the trifecta. He’s always wanted to go shorter in the Conductor’s opinion and he sees him getting a perfect stalking trip from the outside.
Race 10: 1 1/4 Mile. (Inner Turf) G1 Manhattan Stakes
#3 Robert Bruce (6/1) – He gets back to firm turf today and also has tactical speed in a race devoid of pace. However, one of the Chad Brown runners will obviously win.
Race 11: 1½ Mile. G1 Belmont Stakes
#5 Bourbon of War (12/1) – The Conductor’s Belmont Stakes Preview
Race 12: 1 1/8 Mile. (Inner Turf) OC 62500n2x
#5 Near Gold (8/1) – The Conductor isn’t impressed with any of the American runners so he’ll turn to the French import.
Race 13: 1½ Mile. G2 Woodford Reserve Stakes
#3 Sonateer (10/1) – He romped in his 1st try at the distance last start. Moreover, this may be what he’s wanted all along.