OFF The turf for races 5,7,10 today at Saratoga, On the turf for 3 and 9. The Conductor needs to build his bankroll for the Travers, Let’s Ride.
Race 1: Hurdle Race
Race 2: 1 1/8 Mile. Clm 16000n2L
#4 Purchasing Power (5/1) – The Conductor will try to beat Chad in this spot. Dropping in class and switching back to dirt, this colt showed ability last year and the distance wont be a problem.
Race 3: 1 3/16 Mile. (Turf) F.Alw 92000n1x
*Gullet Shot of the Day #1A Fancy That (8/1) – In her first time on turf last start, she ran better than it looks on paper, closing to split the field in a race without much pace. The winner of that race, Varenka came back to win a graded stakes race at the Spa last weekend and this filly gets a rider upgrade today to Jose Ortiz. The Conductor will key her in the exacta and trifecta.
Race 4: 1 1/8 Mile. Alw 50000s
#5 Grit and Glory (7/2) – This gelding is named after the Conductor.
Race 5: 1 1/16 Mile. (OFF Turf) F.Mdn 75k
#8 Raggedy Annie (9/2) – She ran ok in her debut and is stretching out to a route for the first time. She’s working well and trainer D. Wayne Lukas has hit with prices this year adding Lasix for the 1st time.
Race 6: 1 1/8 Mile. Mdn 90k
#1 Lucky Curlin (9/5) – Going two sprints to a route at Saratoga, he looks to be set up perfectly for this spot. He’ll have a major fitness advantage against a field of mostly 1st timers.
Race 7: 1 Mile. (OFF Turf) F.S.Mdn 78k
#13 Nasty Affair (5/2) – A MTO that draws in, nobodies horses improve more in their 2nd career start than Linda Rice’s
Race 8: 1 1/8 Mile. S.OC 40000n3x
#4 Shamrock Kid (8/1) – Stretching back out to his preferred distance at Saratoga, he looks to get a nice trip up close to a slow pace. At a nice price, he has as good a chance as any.
Race 9: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.Riskaverse Stakes 100k
*Never a Doubt Chad Brown Lock of the Day #6 Catch a Bid (7/5) – The only runner that could potentially breathe on her is #10 Hotsy Totsy. Her 1st two career starts have been ultra-impressive.
Race 10: 1 1/8 Mile. (OFF Turf) MC 65000
#1 Deft (8/1) – This gelding hasn’t routed on dirt before and ran huge on turf last time setting a hot pace a hot pace and holding on for 2nd.
#7 Tony Small (6/1) – He showed ability in his first two career starts and hasn’t shown much in his last two. He’s had some time off and has been gelded since his last. Nothing can wake a horse up like a clipping.