Finally we get back to the action. Two days off has the Conductor shaking. The races coming off the turf at Keeneland is disappointing, but we play the cards we’re dealt. Let’s Ride..
Race 5: 1 1/16 Mile. Clm 40000
#2 Intrepid Heart (5/2) – He’s won his last two starts nicely and is clearly the one to beat. The fact that Pletcher didn’t bump him up in class today at Keeneland does make the Conductor a little nervous.
#5 Mi Tres Por Ciento (4/1) – He stumbled and lost the jock at the start of the last race. However, he was running well vs tougher in all his prior races and gets a big class drop today. He didn’t run poorly last time, he never had a chance. 4/1 would be a great price.
Other Contenders: #1 Jungle Warfare (8/1), #3 Lone Rock (6/1)
Race 6: 1 1/16 Mile. (OFF Turf) F.Alw 73000n2x
*Gullet Shot of the Day #5 Golden Curl (4/1) – She’s much improved routing on the grass in the last two. She looks to get another good trip and her effort last time will win again here. She has the best dirt form of the group and will be forwardly placed in a race without much other pace. 4/1 would be a gift from the pony gods.
Other Contenders: #5 Naughty Joker (5/1)
Race 7: 7 Furlongs. F.Alw 71000n1x
#1 Impeccable Style (7/2) – She’s pressed hot paces routing in her last few and finally gets the cutback in distance she needs today. Trainer Brendan Walsh is also 24% with a +$1.11 ROI with new horses in the barn this year,
#2 O Seraphina (9/2) – Returning after a long layoff, her races in the spring fit with this group on numbers. With natural maturity she is very dangerous in here for a barn that hits at 21% with a +$0.30 ROI off the bench.
Other Contenders: #8 Never Forget (3/1)
Race 8: 1 3/8 Mile. (OFF Turf) F.Mdn 70k
#1 Captain Ginny B (20/1) – This race is wide open with the race coming off the turf, but this is a bomb the Conductor will absolutely be using if she stays in. She did some running in her debut on turf and is bred to be just as good on turf. Trainer Tim Austin wins with horses like these at big prices. He’s 23% with a +$4.34 ROI with shippers this year.