High quality racing at Keeneland and Belmont Park again today, so the Conductor will run it back. He likes a lot of mid-priced horses on the turf and if we can string a few together we’ll have our bookmakers sucking their thumb tonight. Let’s Ride.
Keeneland Late Pick 5
Race 6: 5½ Furlongs. (Turf) IndinSmmrB200K
#2 Strike Silver (4/1) – His last speed figure on dirt is the highest in this bunch and his breeding suggests the grass will be no problem. He’s posting bullet works and looks like he’s sitting on a big one.
Race 7: 7 Furlongs. F.Mdn 67k
In Charge Annie (6/1) – Heavily bet in her debut, she pressed a hot pace hung wide and still ran 3rd. Her early pace figs were above par and speed was very advantageous on the Keeneland dirt yesterday. The Conductor can taste 6/1 on his toungue.
Race 8: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) Bourbon-G3
#10 Current (6/1) – Very professional in his last start, this colt had some trouble and still won with ease. He’s bred to be good one and he should appreciate the added distance.
#13 Mick’s Star (10/1) – Two blowout victories in his first two starts, he’ll try the turf and route for the first time. He’s bred for these conditions and Tom Amoss doesn’t bring horses who aren’t ready to win to Keeneland.
Race 9: 1 1/16 Mile. F.Spinster-G1
*Gullet Shot of the Day #8 Champagne Problems (8/1) – This filly is steadily improving and just missed by a nose to the likely 2nd choice #11 Blue Prize in her last start. The Conductor was very impressed by both their efforts and there is no reason for such a disparity in odds. Champagne problems has every chance to win this race and the price is right.
Race 10: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.Alw 71000n2x
*Never a Doubt Car Payment Lock of the Day #3 Excellent Sunset (5/2) – Pressing a hot face and still kicking home strong to win easy, this lightly raced filly has shown versatility and talent in her young career. She’s flat out better than this group.
Belmont Grade 1 Double:
Race 7: F. G1 Frizette Stakes
*Never a Doubt Mortgage lock of the Day #6 Covfefe (8/5) – You don’t see blowout winners like her debut at Churchill Downs too often. She’s working well leading into today and the Conductor thinks she’s a full blow freak. She’ll win by 10.
Race 8: 1 1/4 Mile. (Inner Turf) F. G1 Flower Bowl Stakes
#1 Onthemoonagain (9/2) – The “other Chad” runner in this field hasn’t gotten a fair shot in her first two starts in America. She’s been trying to close into dismally slow paces and hasn’t had a chance. Her form in France makes her the class of this field and with a fair trip she’ll have a major shot.