Esophagus Slice Saturday: The Conductor’s Florida Derby Day Plays at Gulfstream Park

Hold on to your nuts. Let’s Ride

Race 1: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) Clm 16000

#5 Billy Big (5/1) – Whenever he drops to this level, he is a major contender.

Race 2: 7 Furlongs. F.Clm 6250

#1 Is That Magic (2/1) – She looks best to the Conductor, no strong opinions here.

Race 3: 1 Mile. Mdn 80k

*Gullet Shot of the Day #8 Jamaican (12/1) – Stretching out for the first time, he’s working well and showed real ability as a 2-year-old.

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Race 4: 1 Mile. G2 Gulfstream Park Mile

#6 Guy Caballero (12/1) – He has good early speed in a race without much pace. He ran very well in his 1st career start on dirt last time.

Race 5: 6 ½ Furlongs. F.Clm 12500

#7 Sonoma Storm (4/1) – The Conductor has that feeling in his left knee.

Race 6: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.Sanibel Island Stakes

#3 A Bit Special (9/5) – There is nothing to knock about this filly.

Race 7: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) F.Mdn 80k

#2 Niko’s Dream (9/2) – The Conductor liked this girl’s 2nd last time from the 10 post. She is steadily improving.

Race 8: 1 1/16 Mile. G2 Gulfstream Park Oaks

#5 Champagne Anyone (6/1) – He hasn’t had pace to run at in the last few.  With a hotter pace today he’ll have every chance.

Race 9: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) Mdn 80k

#8 Social Paranoia (3/1) – If he doesn’t win here, he never will.

Race 10: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.100K Sand Springs Stakes

#9 Proctor’s Ledge (4/1) – 2/2 at Gulfstream in her career, her late kick is thunderous.

Race 11: 7 Furlongs. OC 25000n1x

#4 Roc Doc (8/1) – This horse keeps getting better with each start.

Race 12: 1 Mile. (Turf) OC 62500n2x

#5 Black Sea (20/1) – This gelding has very strong late pace figures.  The Conductor will key him in the trifecta.

Race 13: 1½ Mile. (Turf) G2 Pan American Stakes

#2 Melmich (6/1) – 3rd off the layoff, the Conductor loved his last race, closing into a slow pace. He’s a warrior.

Race 14: 1 1/8 Mile. FlaDerby-G1 Xpressbet Florida Derby Grade I

*Never a Doubt Lock of the Day 1 Hidden Scroll (5/2) – He set a torrid pace last start and won’t have that problem today. With a better ride from Castellano the Conductor sees him putting on a show and becoming your derby favorite.

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27-1 Gullet Shot In the Finale at Turf Paradise Yesterday: The Train Rolls into Gulfstream Park for Throat Shot Thursday


Off at: 4:55   Race Type: Claiming
Age Restriction: Three Year Old and Upward
Purse: $7,000
Distance: Six And One Half Furlongs On The Dirt
Track Condition: Fast
Winning Time: 1:16.88

Pgm Horse Jockey Win Place Show
Charlie Again Kassie Guglielmino 56.80 14.60 7.40
Stax On Stacks Francisco Arrieta 2.60 2.20
Cecil the Cat Leslie Mawing 3.00

Chooooooooo!!!!!! Chooooooooo!!!!!! Go Charlie! Go! That’s how you rip a gullet out Conductor!  Now we have a little cash to play with heading into Gulfstream. Let’s Ride.

Race 1: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.MC 50000

#5 Always Lucky (6/1) – Johnny V hops aboard this well-bred 1st time starter.  The Conductor has questions about the favorites.

Race 2: 6 Furlongs. Clm 35000

#5 Leaky Cup (5/1) – Making his 1st start as a 3-year-old, this colt ran a competitive figure for this level in his maiden breaker last year.  With natural progression he’ll be more than dangerous.

Race 3: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) Clm 16000n1y

#6 City Rock (12/1) – She’s got an early pace advantage over this group.  If she can clear to the front, look out.

Race 4: 7 Furlongs. F.MC 50000

#2 Eye’s Reward (9/5) – Dropping in class to the maiden claiming level, his last two starts make him ultra-tough.

Race 5: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) S.OC 16000n1x

#4 Swagger (5/2) – The Conductor likes this guy’s attitude.

Race 6: 6 Furlongs. F.MC 20000

#3 Sky Chaser (4/1) – Dropping in class, she’s working well and Irad takes the mount for the 1st time.

Race 7: 7 Furlongs. OClm 10000

*Never a Doubt Free Golf Weekend Lock of the Day #2 Charlie the Greek (7/5) – This gelding looks like an easy winner shortening a furlong after a strong 2nd last time.

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Race 8: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) F.Mdn 50k

#1 Live Young (20/1) – This filly didn’t show much in her debut, but she was a cool 425k at the Keeneland sale. The Conductor will give her a shot to hit the board at a monster number.

Race 9: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.OC 25000n2x

#7 Go Rose (3/1) – She looks to get a perfect trip.

Race 10: 6 Furlongs. F.OC 62500n2x

*Gullet Shot of the Day #4 Awesome Mass (8/1) – 2nd off the layoff she dueled to set a hot pace last time and she has past figures to make her competitive.  She shortens a furlong too.

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Race 11: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.MC 16000

#10 You Cant Catch Her (20/1) – She’s dropping in class and moved early into a hot pace last start. This race is disgusting.