Saratoga and Monmouth Park: Key Horses for Saturday, July 17

2/3 Yesterday at Toga with two 2/1 winners. It’s been a decent start to the Saratoga meet so far for the Ductor, but he’s yet to connect on a bombs. We have a monster Saturday of racing across the country as summer racing is in full effect. It’s a shame the Ductor won’t see the sun today. Skip.

Saratoga Race 7: 5½ Furlongs. (Turf) OC 80000n2x

*Gullet Shot of the Day #8 Gear Jockey (8/1) – This colt is very consistent and is cutting back to a sprint for the first time in his career. He get’s a rider upgrade and the Ductor sees this as a wide open race. He has the upside to jump up and win.


Saratoga Race 10: 1 1/8 Mile. (Inner Turf) F. G1 Diana Stakes

#6 Summer Romance (4/1) – Her stablemate rallied to beat her last time and the Ductor sees this race going through them two again. Speed has been very favorable over this turf course and she has a major early pace edge over this field. She’ll be tough to run down.

Monmouth Park Race 10: 1 1/16 Mile. F.G3 Molly Pitcher Stakes

#6 Bajan Girl (9/2) – Throw out her last race in the slop and she’s the most likely winner in the Ductor’s opinion. She has strong back class and looks to get a favorable trip on or up close to a moderate pace.

Monmouth Park Race 11: 1 3/8 Mile. (Turf) -G1 United Nations Stakes

#10 Tribhuvan (3/1) – The likely 2nd choice, he will have it all his own way on the front end. He finished very well last time against a tougher group.

Monmouth Park Race 12: 1 1/8 Mile. Haskell-G1

#4 Hot Rod Charlie (6/5) – Not very creative, but the Ductor will single him. His Bemlont was more than impressive in defeat after setting that scorching pace. Lock it up.

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