Woof, what could have been at Keeneland Wednesday.
However, a 6/1 2nd and a 60/1 trifecta handed to us on a platter was still very generous of the Conductor. But, us passengers are a greedy bunch. Let’s cross the wire first today Mr. Ductor! Skip.
Keeneland Race 6: 1 1/8 Mile. (Turf) F.Alw 110000n1x
*Gullet Shot of the Day #4 Quality Star (8/1) – This race is wide open. #11 Diamond Hands (7/5) is a favorite the Conductor will bet against every day of the week. She’s proven she likes to cough it up late and will be hustled hard early to clear going into the first turn. That will set it up nicely for a closer and the Conductor landed on Quality Star. She draws well to the inside and is making her first turf start as a 4-year-old. It took her a while to break her maiden last year, but she was consistent and ran multiple speed figures that can win this race. Trainer Paul Lobo has them ready to ready to run off the bench too. He’s 19% with a +$0.50 ROI this year with starters off 90+ day breaks.
Race 7: 1 1/16 Mile. F.Mdn 100k
#5 I Had That One Too (30/1) – Why not? Nobody has proven anything in this maiden field and this filly ran well last time stretching out to two turns for the first time. She was in the parking lot around both turns and still finished well down the stretch. The distance will be no problem for her and she could step forward trying dirt for the first time. The Conductor has seen more head scratching longshots win and she’ll light up the exotics even if she runs underneath.
Race 8: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) Alw 120000n2x
#2 Cowboy Justice (20/1) – #1 Verbal (5/2) likely wins this race, but he won’t provide us value. If we can pair him up with this Keeneland cowboy, then we’re in business. The rest of this field doesn’t get the Conductor’s attention, so he found this foreign invader with a nice inside draw. He’s working well, has back class and is making his first start as a 4-year-old. Trainer Connor Murphy is 2/5 with a +$3.76 ROI with shippers to the US this year as well.