Just when the Conductor gets the train rolling at Keeneland they end the meet, cowards. He’s been watching tape at Aqueduct the past few weeks in preparation for moving to New York, but with rain and terrible cards, he’s not going there quite yet. The Conductor knows its because the Derby is next week, but these cards are really pathetic for a Saturday. We’ll stay in Kentucky today and try to take advantage of the Keeneland shippers. Off to Churchill Downs we go, Skip.
Race 7: 1 1/4 Mile. F.Mdn 120k
#7 Corsini (5/2) – She broke slow and was well back behind a slow pace and speed favoring track last time. Despite that, she made up significant ground and galloped out in front of the rest after the wire. She should improve today at Churchill Downs making her second start routing and with a rider upgrade to Gaffalione.
Race 8: 5½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.OC 80000n2x
*Gullet Shot of the Day #8 Madrilena (6/1) – This mare has talent, but has trouble staying at the races. Her two best races have come on turf and she gets back the lawn today. Corrales gets back in the saddle, who’s ridden her best. She looks to get a great trip sitting just behind a contested lead. If she can run anything close to her last turf race at Kentucky Downs, she wins.
Race 10: 1 1/16 Mile. MC 30000
#2 Navy Cross (20/1) – In this wide open maiden claimer, the Conductor will take a swing with a bomb. This gelding broke slow per usual last time, but ran decent after that making up some distance on the leaders. He gets a rider upgrade to Lanerie today and he’ll save ground all the way around. Navy Cross will be finishing late while many are tiring late. If he’s not miles back early the Conductor’s knee will start to twitch.