The Conductor is in a nice hole to start the meet and that’s just the way he likes it. Back against the wall waking up with the cold sweats in the middle of the night. It tightens the brain and sharpens his capping. The first Saturday of the Saratoga meet, Let’s Ride.
Race 1: 7 Furlongs. F.Clm 16000n2L
*Gullet Shot of the Day #1 Magical Justice (10/1) – #10 She’s Not Bluffing (5/2) is the one to beat, but this filly is the price horse the conductor likes. She’s steadily progressing, has good early speed, and will be ignored shipping in from Thistledowns.
Race 2: 5½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.S.MC 40000
#2 Prisoner’s Dilemma (4/1) – 2nd off the layoff and dropping to the claiming ranks for the 1st time she’s very logical.
Race 3: 6 Furlongs. G3 Stanford Stakes
#2 Raging Whiskey (5/2) – How cant the Conductor play him with a name like that?
Race 4: 5½ Furlongs. Mdn 90k
#1 High Tide (3/1) – Pletcher hasn’t been winning with these two-year old’s, the Conductor will give him one more chance here.
Race 5: 5½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.Alw 92000n1x
#8 Catch a Thrill (9/2) – She caught a yielding turf course and stretching out vs Grade 2 competition last start. Her two grass sprints make her the one to beat in the Conductor’s opinion.
Race 6: 1 1/16 Mile. (Inner Turf) Mdn 90k
#2 Decorated Invader (4/1) – This 200k son of Declaration of War is bred to love the lawn for strong connections.
Race 7: 6 Furlongs. S.Alw 80000n1x
#7 Lutsky (9/2) – 1st time for Navarro, he posses past performances that can beat this field. The barn switch gives him a major chance.
Race 8: 5 ½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.Mdn 90k
#7 First Wave (4/1) – Drawn well to the outside making her 2nd career start, Rusty Arnold trainees always take big step forwards.
Race 9: 1 1/8 Mile. (Turf) G1 Diana Stakes
#6 Homerique (5/2) – Which Chad Brown runner is going to win? The Conductor loves her late punch.
Race 10: 7 Furlongs. Alw 92000n2x
*Never a Doubt Saturday Beach Trip Lock of the Day #5 Payne (6/5) – Looks like the chalk to the Conductor.
Race 11: 1 Mile. (Inner Turf) Clm 25000
#2 Shalako (10/1) – 3rd off the layoff and dropping in class, he’s pressed hot paces vs tougher in his last two starts. He also shortens 1/16 of a mile.