A 7/2 winner and a couple of decent prices running 2nd wasn’t terrible, but not a great Monday for the Conductor. The train will tack on plenty of miles this week with Fairgrounds running on Tuesday. Somebody has to pay for coal, the train doesn’t fuel itself. Let’s give the Fairgrounds a boot right to the teeth, Let’s Ride.
Race 1: 7 ½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.MC 30000
#3 Simple Pleasure (5/1) – Going two sprints to a route, she’ll try the grass for the first time for top connections. She has upside, while the rest are proven losers.
Race 2: 6 Furlongs. S.MC 12500
#8 Don’t Tell Stacy (9/2) –
Race 3: 1m70yds. F.OC 50000n1x
#5 Furiously Fast (3/1) – 2nd off the layoff and stretching out for the first time, her pace figures suggest she’ll like the added distance. She’ll get a good trip on a slow pace.
Race 4: 5 ½ Furlongs. (Turf) S.OC 35000b
*Never a Doubt Jet Blue #4 Flashy Brew (5/2) – The switch to turf should not be an issue, she’s been dominant in her last two races. The Conductor needs to buy a plane ticket today.
Race 5: 1 1/16 Mile. OC 80000b
*Gullet Shot of the Day #2 Hawaakom (8/1) – Dropping to this level last time out, he ran a good 4th closing into a tepid pace. He should run his best in his 3rd start off a layoff today and has the back class to get the job done. The Conductor will key him in the exacta.
Race 6: 1 1/8 Mile. (Turf) Alw 42000b
#2 Take That for Data (6/1) – 2nd off the layoff, he’s steadily progressing and ran a very strong late pace figure last start. He should get a good ground-saving trip.
Race 7: 6 Furlongs. F.OC 80000b
#6 Salt Bae (7/2) – This filly looks to get the same winning trip on an easy lead.
Race 8: 5 ½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.Mardi Gras Stakes
#6 Oxford Comma (3/1) – This girl has real speed and loves to win.
Race 9: 6 Furlongs. Mdn 43k
#6 Zapper Van Winkle (7/2) – In race that came back strong, he ran a huge 2nd closing into a slow pace. With natural progression he’ll get the job done.