0/3 with two short priced 2nds Wednesday has the train leaking oil to start the Saratoga racing week. Fortunately, the forecast cleared up for today and we’re fast and firm with limited scratches. It looks like the weather gods won’t be kind tomorrow, so we need to answer the bell now. Let’s Ride.
Race 3: 1 1/8 Mile. (Inner Turf) OC 80000b
#3 Easter (2/1) – This gelding overcame trouble to win two starts back and ran a strong 3rd with a poor trip last time at Saratoga. He was far back in a merry go round race and still showed a strong late kick to make up significant ground. He draws well today and Prat returns in the irons. His recent form is even better than it looks on paper and 2/1 against this field would be an overlay for the Conductor.
Race 6: 5½ Furlongs. (Turf) OC 62500n2x
*Gullet Shot of the Day #9 Fauci (8/1) – He ran huge 1st off the bench last time. He closed from last against the flow and was the only horse to pass runners in the stretch. Now 2nd off a layoff, he’ll get more pace to run at today and will be flying late. The only concern for the Conductor is that Fauci settles for 2nd too often. He hasn’t missed the board in his 5 starts at Saratoga, but has yet to get his picture taken. He can still beat this group and should be a square price with a full field. The time is now.
Race 9: 1 1/16 Mile. (Inner Turf) F.G2 Mohegan Sun Ballston Spa Stakes
#1 Jumbly (6/1) – This isn’t the strongest Grade 2 stakes field and this filly has been running well vs tougher across the pond. She gets a nice rail draw today and will get a nice ground saving trip. All of the Chad Brown runners will be over bet and they aren’t his most talented fillies. The Conductor will take a swing with the European invader.