Only one day of rest for the Conductor as Keeneland comes back today. He missed that 13/1 shot to start the late pick 4 at Belmont Monday, but hopefully some passengers cashed on the late double that paid 24/1. Small fields in the early races at Keeneland, so the Conductor will look toward the latter half of the card. Let’s Ride.
Race 5: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.Mdn 70k
#5 Take Charge Ro (3/1) – The Conductor sees this as a chalky maiden race. None of the first-time starters catch his eye other than the Cox runner. This filly is coming off a long layoff, but working well for a quality barn and her last race makes her clearly the one to beat in here.
Other Contenders: #4 Santa Guapa (5/2)
Race 6: 6½ Furlongs. F.Mdn 70k
*Double Barreled Buckshot #4 Chewy Chewy Good (12/1) – She made a nice early wide move before flattening down the lane last time. 3rd off the layoff and shortening ½ furlong today, the Conductor sees her taking a big step forward.
#7 April in Paris (8/1) – She tired after setting the pace off a layoff last time. The shorter distance and extra fitness will help her here and she showed ability in the summer.
Other Contenders: #1 Dovima (5/2), #2 Motown Girl (8/1), #3 Movie Moxie (3/1), #8 Here Comes Josie (15/1)
Race 7: 6 Furlongs. F.OC 100000n2x
#9 Regal Beauty (10/1) – This is a very competitive field and a great betting race. This filly is steadily progressing in the Calhoun barn and the Conductor sees her being even better shortening to 6 furlongs. Doubt we’ll get 10/1 but she still should be a good price.
Other Contenders: #4 Lexi On the Move (7/2), #5 Charming Lady (4/1), #8 Purrfectly Claire (9/2)
Race 8: 6 Furlongs. MC 15000
#7 Oak Room (5/1) – Another difficult race with many big class droppers, the Conductor will land on this colt. He showed some ability in his debut and has been well bet in every start. Trainer Ron Moquett is 31% with a +$1.38 ROI dropping horses 2+ classes this year.
Other Contenders: #6 Champers (4/1), #8 Continental Clash (6/1)