1 for 3 with a 2nd Friday brings the train back into neutral. Saturday has the fattest pools anyway. Classic rope a dope strategy. Give a little back Friday to let Toga feel confident again, then rip out it’s gullet in round 2. Jim Dandy Stakes Day at the Spa, Let’s Ride.
Race 9: 1 Mile. (Inner Turf) F.Alw 149500n1x
#3 Bolivie (12/1) – This is a wide open allowance race and the Conductor likes this filly quite a bit. She ships in from Churchill, where she ran a solid 3rd last time vs similar company. She had a nice ground saving trip, but she had to wait behind horses in the stretch and finished with plenty left in the tank. Bolivie galloped out for miles after they hit the wire. She has plenty of back class in France and is the only horse in the field exiting a two turn race. Walsh horses have been firing thus far at the Saratoga meet and McCarthy is riding well too. Bolivie will be mowing down the stretch.
Race 10: 1 1/8 Mile. G2 Jim Dandy Stakes
*Gullet Shot of the Day #3 Hit Show (6/1) – This should should be no surprise to the passengers. The Conductor liked this colt behind Arcangelo in the Belmont, and he was clearly 2nd best that day. He had a brutal trip 3-wide around the first turn, shut off entering the stretch and still finished gamely. The Conductor likes the rider switch to Saez today and he’ll be a square price again. The Conductor doesn’t know how you don’t bet this colt in the feature.
Race 12: 1 3/8 Mile. (Inner Turf) F.Mdn 136.5k
#9 Fizzy (5/1) – This filly was well bet on debut for Pletcher and had a very interesting journey. She was stuck behind horses in the stretch and Irad never tried to get her out. He waited until the very end when she had no shot. When he finally tipped her out, she galloped out well in front of the pack. This was a clear stiff job/prep and it makes sense that they stretch her out further here. Prat hops aboard and the Conductor thinks their is much more under the hood. Connections wanted to wait to get their picture taken at Saratoga, not Belmont.