Well, the Ductor’s Keeneland ban lasted one day. Aqueduct’s Friday card is is pathetic. We don’t want a big day, we need one. Skip.
Race 6: 6½ Furlongs. F.Mdn 100k
#2 Scarlet Stripe (5/2) – This filly was game last time fighting all the way around the track. She’ll get get the jump on the favorite, #4 Sunny River (7/5), and the Ductor likes her early pace edge.
#3 Parents Pride (6/1) -She ran very well on turf in her debut at Saratoga chasing a quick pace 3-wide and uncovered on the turn. Last time at Kentucky Downs she didn’t run a step over a quirky course and the Ductor will ignore that race. She switches to dirt for the first time today and Irad hops aboard, which is a positive sign. She can pop at a price.
Race 7: 6 Furlongs. F.Myrtlewood Stakes
#6 Key of Life (8/5) – The chalk looks tough to beat in this spot. This filly won easy as can be last time over this Keeneland track and has improved with each start. She’s the key to the Ductor’s financial well being today.
Race 8: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) F.G3 Rubicon Valley View Stakes
#1 California Angel (7/2) – The scratch of the favorite here annoys the Ductor, as he was planning to play against her. This fill ran well enough closing into a slow pace last race and takes on a much weaker group today. She’s the logical choice.
#6 Majestic Glory (6/1) – This filly has kept good company across the pond and ran well in her first start in the states last time closing into a slow pace. The Ductor likes the added distance for her and she has major upside.
Race 9: 1 1/16 Mile. F.OC 80000n2x
#8 Microcap (9/2) – This is the most open race in the late pick 5 and the Ductor landed on this mare. She ran a good 2nd off the bench at Churchill and will be tough to beat shortening to her best distance today.
#7 Gerri B (12/1) – She’s a wildcard that has the Ductor’s attention. She’s run competitive figures at Keeneland for this level, but they all have been sprinting. She’s working well entering today and will try routing today for the first time. If she can carry her early speed, she’s very dangerous.
Race 10: 5½ Furlongs. (Turf) Alw 140000b
*Gullet Shot of the Day #5 Outadore (10/1) – The Ductor isn’t sure why they’ve run this gelding so frequently on synthetic. He showed real talent as a 2-year-old and is finally getting back to his best surface and distance here. 10/1 would be a gift from the pony gods.