The Conductor stunk Friday at Keeneland and family kept him away from the track this weekend. What a selfish bunch of passengers. Nothing to stop him this week, or ever. Let’s start the racing week of strong. Skip.
Race 6: 6½ Furlongs. Alw 50000s
*Gullet Shot of the Day #5 Captain Jack (15/1) – This gelding won at 35/1 after a poor debut last time, but there was nothing fluky about his victory. He pressed the pace and was floated out wide on the turn and continued to grind. He was even bumped entering the stretch and didn’t waiver. He’ll be facing tougher today, but his last race gives him a chance on numbers and the favorites look vulnerable to the Conductor. This morning line is bad per usual at Keeneland, but he’ll still be in the 8/1 range. That’s good enough for the Conductor, so it’s good enough for me.
Race 7: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) F.Alw 120000n2x
#3 One Time Mo (20/1) – #11 Flirting Bridge (1/1) clearly has a class edge over this group, but she draws outside and is coming in off a layoff. She probably wins, however with a full field we can still extract some value even if she does. One Time Mo is steadily progressing on dirt and switches to turf for the first time. She runs like a turf horse and continues to run well closing into slow paces on dirt. She’s bred to step forward on the grass and gets a nice inside draw. Her price will be massive to boot. One Time!
#8 Sister Lou Ann (8/1) – There isn’t any other early speed in this race and this filly will be all by herself. She’s working well off the bench and Irad hops aboard. She is a major threat to go gate to wire. This Keeneland turf course tends to favor speed.