The last time the Conductor spoke to us, he gave us Affirmative Lady who scored at 8/1 Saturday. He’s seeing the ball well and opening up the Keeneland entries nearly brought him to tears. Full fields of delicious lawn mowing racing, what more could we ask for? NYRA gets back to the turf this well. It’s officially horse racing season. Buckle Up passengers.

Race 4: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) Alw 140000b

#2 Camp Hope (8/1) – Making his 3rd start off a break and switching back to turf, this horse is 3/3 at Keeneland. He draws a good inside post and gets Lasix back too. The Conductor is ignoring his recent synthetic form and you should as well. Anything over 5/1 is generous.

#3 Kentucky Ghost (12/1) – Another contender that likes this Keeneland turf course, his class makes him tough when he drops back to the allowance level. He’ll be finishing strong late. In his last two starts at Keeneland vs similar he won at 7/1 and was beaten by a neck.

Race 6: 5½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.Alw 120000n2x

#4 Laugh and Play (6/1) – The Ward runners will be hammered here and the Conductor thinks this filly’s price will float up. She’s been running over the synthetic this winter and has scorching early speed. Turf looks like her best surface to the Conductor and she’ll benefit from the shorter distance. Only one of the Ward horses will be sent early, so she’ll sit a favorable trip on the lead or tracking in 2nd.

Race 8: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) G3 Kentucky Utilities Transylvania Stakes

#11 Carl Spackler (3/1) – This colt will be a short price, but he looks like a monster. The Conductor had to mention him, watch his last race.

#6 Mi Hermano Ramon (15/1) – He’s the one that can inject value into this race for us passengers. He won his debut routing at Del Mar and then followed that with a stakes win down the hill. The Conductor loves to see that type of versatility. Additionally, he has a legit excuse last time where he had a trip from hell in a race that has come back strong. This colt has talent and will run a big race.

Race 9: 1 1/16 Mile. F.Ashland-G1 Central Bank Ashland Stakes

*Gullet Shot of the Day #1 Pride of The Nile (12/1) – The two favorites don’t lay over this field on numbers, so the Conductor is looking for a price. The Ductor is going to ignore this filly’s last effort and her form prior makes her a contender. She was fractious in the gate last time and then broke way in while fighting the rider. She clearly wasn’t herself. The fact that O’neil still has the confidence to bring her back in a Grade 1 is a positive sign. The Conductor likes that she has three solid works over this Keeneland dirt and the rail is usually the place to be. At a big price, the Ductor will take a swing that shows who she really is today.


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