It was a great Thursday at Saratoga for the Conductor and us passengers. A 5/1 winner with 7/1 and 12/1 2nds behind favorites was impressive. What an honor it is to ride his train. Let’s get this baby up to full speed and beat those favorites today. Skip.
Race 2: 5½ Furlongs. (Turf) OC 62500n2x
*Scratched #2 Surprise Boss (15/1) – This is a wide open turf sprint an the Conductor must mention this bomb. Last time vs Grade 1 company he chased a quick pace 4-wide and uncovered on the turn and rightfully faded. He’s been facing nothing but stakes company recently and drops in class and shortens in distance today. He’s won at this 5 1/2 furlong distance at Saratoga before and will be an overlay with low % connections. He can light up the trifecta.
Race 4: 6½ Furlongs. F. Clm 40000
#7 I’m Buzzy (8/1) – The Conductor doesn’t usually play horses off slop wins. However, if this filly is really 8/1 he’ll take a swing here. She closed strongly while wide last time and has past efforts on a fast dirt track that make her a contender vs this field. She looks to get a perfect trip today stalking a contested lead.
Race 6: 1 3/8 Mile. (Inner Turf) Mdn 136.5k
#1 Swore (4/1) – This filly improved stretching out in distance last time. She closed well behind a moderate pace in a race with a merry go round flow. She’ll get a nice ground saving trip on the rail today and mow them all down in the stretch.
Race 9: 1 Mile. (Inner Turf) Clm 50000n2L
*Gullet Shot of the Day #1 Aruba (8/1) – This gelding had no shot last time from the 11-post and was hung wide the entire way. Now she draws the rail, drops in class, and stretches out to two turns. Her lone win was at two turns and she has multiple past performances that make her a contender vs this group. Trainer Jorge Abreau is 11/24 with a +$1.07 ROI dropping horses to the claiming ranks for the 1st time this year. All signs point to Aruba firing today.