Another 1/3 day with a 2/1 winner Friday at Gulfstream. Not good enough, but at least we’re not dead in a ditch. A big day is coming soon. Skip
Race 5: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) F,Mdn 84k FOR MAIDENS, FILLIES THREE YEARS OLD
#1 Accomplished Girl (6/1) – She made a decent move from the back of the pack on debut. She was the only runner to pass horses in an otherwise merry go round race that day. The Ductor thinks that effort was sneaky good and she’s the most likely winner here at a solid price. In her 2nd career start, she’ll add breaking her maiden to her impressive resume.
Race 9: 1 1/8 Mile. (Turf) Mdn 84k FOR MAIDENS, THREE YEARS OLD
#4 Missionaire (8/1) – This colt was bet to favoritism on debut and ran what looks like a dull 3rd. However, the pace was unbelievably slow and the closers had no shot. He still ran a strong late pace figure and Clement puts the blinkers on him to have him closer to the pace today. With a nice post draw the Ductor sees him taking a big step forward.
Race 10: 1 Mile. Clm 6250n3L FOR FOUR YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON THREE RACES
*Gullet Shot of the Day #4 Royal Kitten (9/2) – There is absolutely no pace in this race. Royal Kitten is exiting a sprint at Gulfstream with a quick pace and is the only contender in here with any semblance of early speed. The Ductor likes that they put the blinkers on him. The plan should be to send him right to the front where he’ll get everything his own way. 7/2 or better would be a gift from the pony gods.
Race 11: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) Silks Run Stakes Purse $100,000 FOUR YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD
#9 Big Invasion (5/2) – This colt returns to Gulfstream after an impressive a campaign last year. He’s a cut above this field and has an incredible turn of foot. Rosario could mess it up from the 9 post, but the Ductor thinks Big Invasion is good enough to overcome a bad trip.