Poor Sunday for Ductor with nothing but slop and favorites. Speed was strong on both turf and dirt the first week of the Saratoga meet and it was much too chalky for the Ductor’s liking. He sees that changing this week, but the forecasts don’t look great. We’ll focus on the dirt races Wednesday. Skip.
Saratoga Race 2: 6 Furlongs. Clm 14000n3L
#5 Mission Wrapitup (6/1) – Dropping in class and switching from turf to dirt, he’s rounding into form and getting back to his best surface. He has dirt races competitive with this group and should be forwardly placed in a race without much pace. The Ductor likes a cold exacta with the clear one to beat #6 Copa (7/5).
Race 6: 5 1/2 Furlongs F.Mdn 80k
*Gullet Shot of the Day G Money Liv (6/1) – The favorites are exiting slow debuts and the Ductor like this filly’s work tab at Churchill. Moquett can win 1st out and Saez hops aboard for a barn he rarely rides for. The Ductor smells a live one.
Race 9: 1 1/18 Mile. OC 100000n3x
#4 Core Beliefs (12/1) – He ran a solid even effort off a year layoff last time at Churchill and is working well entering today. He’s a Grade 2 winner at this distance and has past efforts to give him a chance here. He looks to get a favorable trip with a hot pace to close into as well.