We’re back at Saratoga after a 1/3 Saturday with a 5/2 winner. Not amazing, but slightly in the green. Overall, it was a pretty disappointing week with all the rain. The Conductor won’t be posting on the off the turf days. Small fields and slop, no thank you. This week’s forecast looks good until Saturday. Hopefully the pony gods are kind to us this weekend. It’s a beautiful thing to have Wednesday racing back. The Conductor will be locked into his cockpit for the remainder of the meet. No more time for friends and family, there is work to be done. Start shoveling, Skip.
Saratoga Race 7: 1 Mile. (Inner Turf) F.S.OC 45000n2x
*Gullet Shot of the Day #9 Im Just Kiddin (7/2) – This filly has received brutal trips and rides by Jose Ortiz in all three of her starts this year. Two starts back she was put up via DQ in front of Collaboration (3/1), despite being 4-wide around first turn, 3-wide on the 2nd turn and uncovered the entire way. Last time out the Conductor’s trip note says, “rank, fought Jose the entire backstretch, never settled, ignore and hope for a different rider next time.” Another rider is exactly what she gets today. Saez will use her early speed and she’ll have the jump on this field as they turn for home. The Conductor thinks she goes off higher than her morning line as well.
Race 9: 5½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.Alw 149500n1x
#8 Fleetfooted (5/1) – This filly has won with good trips in her last two starts. She steps up in class against open company today, but she looks to get another great pace scenario. She draws well to the outside and has a significant early speed edge over this field. She’ll be all alone on the lead and shortening 1/2 a furlong, she’ll be tough to catch. Fleetfooted will steal another one on the front end.