One of the best gambling Saturdays of the year. Huge day at Oaklawn with with the Rebel Stakes and college basketball conference championship games. Buckle your seat belts, only the strong will survive. Let’s Ride.
Race 1: 6 Furlongs. Mdn 100k
#9 Tapizar’s secret (8/1) – He’s just missed at Saratoga and Keeneland. Those maiden fields are always loaded, he has talent.
Race 2: 1½ Mile. Alw 8000s
#6 Tales of War (4/1) – He’s upped his game this year and is a very consistent runner.
Race 3: 1 1/16 Mile. Mdn 100k
#2 Proverb (6/1) – The Conductor is the truth, and so is this boy.
Race 4: 1 1/16 Mile. OC 62500n1x
#5 Dessman (8/5) – The Conductor was impressed with this colt’s effort in the San Vicente.
Race 5: 1 1/16 Mile. Mdn 100k
#6 Incorrigible (7/2) – 2nd off the layoff, he made a strong move into a hot pace last start. He’ll be more fit today and gets a rider upgrade.
Race 6: 1 Mile. OC 50000n2x
#1 Mercer Island (8/1) – 2nd off the layoff, this old man romped in the slop last start. He’s a very consistent runner and loves this distance.
Race 7: 1 1/16 Mile. F.Grade 2 Azeri Stakes
*Never a Doubt Arkansas Hog Lock of the Day #5 Elate (8/5) – She’s the most talented mare in training as far as the Conductor in concerned.
Race 8: 1 1/16 Mile. G2 Rebel Stakes
#1 Extra Hope (6/1) – #9 Improbable (3/5) is clearly the one to beat, but the Conductor likes this colt’s steady progression and his win last race. He can take a big step forward as a 3-year-old. The Conductor will hammer the 9/1 and 1/9 exacta.
Race 9: 1 1/16 Mile. EssexHL350K
#7 Snapper Sinclair (9/2) – He showed talent as 3-year-old and is rounding back into form. He’s working like a monster.
Race 10: 1 1/16 Mile. G2 Rebel Stakes
*Gullet Shot of the Day #7 Our Braintrust (6/1) – Splitting Up the Rebel worked out perfectly for Baffert. Shocker. The Conductor will try to beat him in this one. He liked this boy’s fight in the Withers and that he’s shortening 1/16 of a mile today. He’ll get first run on the leaders and #5 Game Winner (4/5) will have to pass him late.
Race 11: 6 Furlongs. Mdn 100k
#4 Josie Boy (8/1) – A little birdie told the Conductor this colt is ready to run.