A 2nd, 3rd, and chalk winner Saturday at Saratoga teased the Conductor. He’s seeing the ball well, he just hasn’t connected with a big price to crush toga at the windows yet. Keep the head down, keep capping hard, and the dam will break soon. Skip.
Race 3: 5½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.S.OC 45000n2x
*Gullet Shot of the Day #2 Fontanafredda (5/1) – This filly chased a quick pace wide vs much tougher last time. She drops in class to face state breds today and shortens back to her best distance. She won at 14/1 in a very similar scenario shipping in from Belmont last summer. She’s yet to miss the board over this Saratoga turf course and Castellano hops back aboard, who’s ridden her best. All signs point to her running her best in this spot, and her best can beat this group at a square price.
Race 6: 6 Furlongs. F.Mdn 136.5k
#4 Colonial Rose (8/1) – This filly has a very nice work tab at Churchill and a quick gate work at Saratoga to boot. The Conductor requires at least one work at this unique track for him to consider an out of town 1st time starter. Trainer Albert Stall Jr. is only 11% with 1st time starters, but with a juicy +$0.58 ROI. Also, 40% of his 1st time starters hit the board. The Conductor can smell that this filly is live.
Race 9: 7 Furlongs. S.OC 45000n2x
#4 Andiamo a Firenze (5/1) – This colt has been facing nothing but stakes company since his win on debut. He’s had a bit of a break since he’s moved into the red hot David Carlos barn, and he’s been working well down at Monmouth. Carlos is 22% with a ridiculous +$2.90 ROI with runners moving to his barn to the first time this year. Irad won at 7/1 in his only other mount for this barn this Saratoga meet too.