God damn Conductor lay off the stew when your handicapping please. Yesterday may have been the Conductor’s worst performance to date. He couldn’t find a winner if it kicked him in the teeth. I know what he was doing though, classic bait and switch technique. Give Gulfstream all his losers on Thursday, then double down and murder it Friday-Sunday. Genius strategy, that’s why he’s the Conductor and we’re just passengers. Let’s Ride.
PT 12:35 ET Race 1: 1 Mile. MC 25000
#1 Dad’s Yankees (8/1) – With two sprint races under his belt, he’s now stretching out to a route for the first time. He’s shown the best early pace figs in the group and rail has been the place to be at the meet so far. He’ll be dangerous on the front end.
Race 2: 7 Furlongs. F.OClm 25000
#7 Bargainaire (6/1) – Steadily progressing, her blowout win a few weeks ago was a very strong performance. 1st off the claim for low % connections should keep her price high enough at post.
Race 3: 1 Mile (Turf) Mdn 60k
#1 Kiing Ottokar (20/1) – This field is almost entirely untested on turf and the Conductor is hunting for a price. This colt took some money at the windows in his debut sprinting and split the field after breaking slow. That race came back very live and he has top connections.
Race 4: 7 Furlongs. Clm 25000
#1 The Best Candy (12/1) – The low % trainer will keep his price high, but this colt rattled off three wins in a row in the fall out of the same barn. He drops back to a competitive class level today and will appreciate the shorter distance.
Race 5: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) F.MC 50000
#5 Gerry’s Big Win (4/1) – She’s taking a significant class drop and has the best early gas in the field. Gate to wire.
Race 6: 7 Furlongs. F.Clm 6250n3L
*Never a Doubt T-Bond Lock of the Day #5 Go Go Jack (7/5) – Go ahead and throw your life savings on this girl if your willing to take a short price. She won’t lose, she can’t lose.
Race 7: 1 Mile. (Turf) S.Mdn 45k
#2 Fort King (7/2) – Dropping out of open company, he set a preposterously hot pace last time out. If he can ration his speed today he’ll be ultra tough.
Race 8: 5 ½ Furlongs. F.MC 12500
*Gullet Shot of the Day #4 One’s Never Enough (15/1) – She caught a sloppy track at Gulfstream Park in her debut against tougher, but she’s been working very well on fast dirt and has solid connections. One is never enough for the Conductor, he needs at least 7.
Race 9: 1 Mile (Turf) S.OC 16000n1x
#5 Trumpi (8/1) – Dropping in class, he’ll appreciate the shorter distance and has been running consistently solid figures. Any debut winner at Toga has talent.
Race 10: 5 ½ Furlongs. MC 12500
#5 Amanacer (5/1) – His race two starts back at Gulfstream Park kills this group. He’s taking a big drop in class.