The Conductor got nothing for Verstappen running 2nd at 18/1 Sunday, with Channel Maker pulling the upset. It’s always nice that the Saratoga racing week starts a day early. The wait to make NYRA pay for it’s sins is a bit easier. However, this card stinks with small fields. We’ll make do. Let’s Ride.
Race 6: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) F.Clm 35000b
#1 Miss M M (8/1) – This filly is by far the Conductor’s best bet on this Wednesday card. She ran evenly sprinting vs similar last time and now they stretch her out to a route, where she’s done her best running. Making her 3rd start off a layoff, she’ll set a moderate pace alone on the lead and this weak field won’t be able to catch her in the stretch. Gate to wire. Skip.
Race 8: 1 Mile. (Inner Turf) F.De La Rose Stakes
#6 Regal Realm (5/1) – This filly is improving and in great form while the Chad Brown favorites are exiting disappointing efforts. She’s one of the few runners in here that is exiting a two turn race too. She looks to get a nice stalking trip sitting behind a contested early pace.
Race 10: 6 Furlongs. F.Clm 16000n2L
#4 Baby Sox (6/1) – This filly won easy vs similar two starts back and got caught up in a pace duel vs much tougher last time. Now she drops back in class and has early speed in a Saratoga dirt race without much other early pace. Trainer Rudy Rodriguez is 31% with a +$0.04 ROI this year dropping runners 2+ classes as well.