The Ductor apologizes for no picks yesterday. Unacceptable. Very difficult card today at NYRA should some meaty prices. The type of card that gets the Ductor’s juices flowing. Let’s Ride.
Race 3: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) OC 62500n2x
#7 Space Launch (4/1) – The Ductor will fade the favorite #2 Analyze It (5/2), who has disappointed many times at short prices. Space Launch is making just his 4th start of his 4-year-old season and 2nd off a short break. He showed ability last year and ran well last time going longer. He shortens to his best distance today and looks primed for a peak effort.
#1 It Can Be Done (5/1) – This gelding hit the board in two graded stakes races last year. He’s been disappointing so far in 2022, but showed improvement after switching to the Pletcher barn last time. Now making his 2nd start in Todd’s program, he’s very dangerous.
Race 7: 1 1/16 Mile. (Outer Turf) Gio Ponti Stakes
#6 Dakota Gold (9/2) – In a wide open race on paper, the Ductor will be leaning heavily on this colt. He’s yet to run a bad race in his career and has only been passed by horses in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. He’ll get a good trip today up close to a moderate pace and we should get this morning line price.
Race 10: 6 Furlongs. F.S.MC 40000
*Double Barreled Gullet Shots of the Day #5 Ma Mi Jo Dreams (8/1) – This filly has shown speed vs tougher and now drops to the claiming ranks for the first time. Speed is always dangerous in these races and this small barn is adept making this move. Schosberg is 3/5 with a +$7.80 ROI this year dropping maidens to claimers for the 1st time this year.
#6 Irish Empress (12/1) – This filly took money in debut vs tougher and showed early speed. She then ran a solid race on turf and a bad one over a sloppy track. She’ll return to a fast dirt track today and has shown some hidden ability in her races. Getting the class relief she needs the Ductor sees her running a big one.