Esophagus Slice Saturday: The Conductor’s Cigar Mile Day Plays at Aqueduct

Big day, Let’s Ride.

Race 6: 1 Mile. F.G3 Go for Wand Handicap

#6 Our Super Nova (6/1) – This filly has an early pace edge in a race filled with closers. The Conductor wants her ridden aggressively and going right to the front. She’ll be tough to pass down the lane.

Race 7: 6 Furlongs. Mdn 70k

#2 The Angry Man (12/1) – The Conductor likes this gelding’s work tab and attitude.

Race 8: 1 1/8 Mile. F.G2 Demoiselle Stakes

#6 Critical Value (8/1) – Her maiden breaker at Saratoga came back very live and she dominated the competition in her last start. With a natural step forward, she’ll be tough.

Race 9: 1 1/8 Mile. G3 Remsen Stakes

*Gullet Shot of the Day #6 Shotski (15/1) – He ran well stretching out for the first time last out and will get more distance today. The Conductor loves this colt’s progression with each race this race smells like chaos. The Conductor will key him in the trifecta.

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Race 10: 1 Mile. G1 Cigar Mile Handicap

#6 Spun to Run (5/2) – He’s posting bullet works entering today and has turned into a different animal this fall. He can take down #5 Maximum Security (3/2).


Throat Shot Thursday: The Conductor’s Plays at Aqueduct

The Conductor doesn’t want a big day, he needs one. We will execute and we will thrive. Let’s Ride.

Race 1: 6 Furlongs. (OFF Turf) F.S.MC 40000

#11 Happy Music (8/1) – 2nd off the layoff this filly drops to the claiming ranks for the firt time and has been well bet vs tougher. She draws in as an MTO.

Race 2: 1 Mile. F.Clm 16000n2L

#2 True Prosperity (6/1) – She had a troubled trip last time and she gets back to a route today where she ran her best two back. She’ll run in the exacta at a nice number.

Race 3: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) F.Alw 50000s

#6 Overheated (10/1) – This girl stretches out to a turf route for the first time and this group is very average. Rosario has hit with some big prices riding for Ray Handal recently.

Race 4: 6 Furlongs. (Turf) Mdn 70k

#2 Tan and Tight (6/5) – Keep it tight, keep it light.

Race 5: 7 Furlongs. F.Clm 25000n2L

*Gullet Shot of the Day #5 Abraxan (10/1) – She’s dropping to the claiming ranks for the first time and has run on turf and a sloppy track in her last two starts. Her form sprinting on a fast dirt track gives her every chance.

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Race 6: 1 1/16 Mile. (Outer Turf) S.Clm 25000

#9 Whatawonderflworld (9/2) – Dropping to her lowest career class level, she ran very well last time vs tougher and looks to get a good setup today with pace to run at.

Race 7: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) F.OC 100000b

#3 Chipolata (4/1) – This filly has the back class and figures to beat the favorite #2 Dream Passage (1/1) and will be a much better price. She’s also 1/1 over the Aqueduct surface.

Race 8: 6 Furlongs. F.S.MC 40000

#1 Maru (7/2) – She showed speed vs tougher in her debut and hung on for 3rd. She can run this group off their feet.


Esophagus Slice Saturday: The Conductor’s Spot Plays at Aqueduct

Swing in a miss yesterday, the Conductor is picking his spots carefully today. Let’s Ride,

Race 5: 1 1/8 Mile. (Outer Turf) S.Alw 66000n1x

#2 Southern Brigade (6/1) – He got cooked in a hot pace last time, so the Conductor will forgive him. His best race came at this distance three starts back and he gets a rider upgrade to Rosario today.

Race 7: 6½ Furlongs. F.S.Alw 66000n1x

*Gullet Shot of the Day #6 Overtime Olivia (20/1) – This mare is stepping up in class after a victory. She has strong early pace figures and looks to get a favorable trip in a sprint without much early pace. The Conductor will key her in the exact and trifecta.

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Sabbath Sunday: The Conductor’s Prayer at Aqueduct

The Conductor’s brain is too mushy to get complicated today. Keep it light and keep it tight! Let’s Ride.

Race 8: 7 Furlongs. F.150K New York Stallion Series Stakes

#3 Newly Minted (7/2) – Classic early move into a hot pace last time and shortening in distance today. She’s a stone cold chilly lock and likely wont be the favorite.

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The Conductor’s Columbus Day Late Pick 5 Play at Belmont Park

Monday racing at Belmont, that helps the Conductor’s head feel a little but better. Let’s hit this thing, Let’s Ride.

Race 5: 1 1/16 Mile. (Inner Turf) F.MC 50000

#7 I Am Aine (8/1) – She ran decent in her debut in a race taken off the turf. She gets to the surface she’s bred for today and Michelle Nevin runners always improve in their second starts.

Other Contenders: 3,5,8,10

Race 6: 7 Furlongs. (Turf) F.Mdn 75k

#4 So Gracious (6/1) – The Conductor likes her cutting back to a sprint.

Other Contenders: 3,7

Race 7: 1 1/16 Mile. Alw 77000n1x

*Gullet Shot of the Day #4 Dark Storm (3/1) – This gelding is steadily progressing and looks to get a nice trip today sitting behind a hot early pace. The Conductor will try and beat the odds on favorite #5 Mubarmaj (3/5).

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Race 8: 1 1/8 Mile. (Inner Turf) G2 Knickerbocker Stakes

#7 Catholic Boy (7/5) – This is a salty field with some runners with upside, but this versatile and classy horse is a cut above them.

Race 9: 6 Furlongs. Clm 16000n2L

The Conductor will spread in the last leg.

Contenders: 1,2,3,6


Esophagus Slice Saturday: The Conductor’s Late Pick 5 Play at Belmont Park

What a day of college football and racing we have in store for us today. The Conductor is going to put a serious dent in his couch. Let’s Ride.

Race 6: 6 Furlongs. (Inner Turf) S.Mdn 62k

#1 Smite (9/2) – Throw out his last race off the turf, he showed potential in his debut at Saratoga and the Conductor will bet him at that price.

Also Use: 3,4,7,8

Race 7: 6 Furlongs. (Turf) F. Floral Park Stakes 100k

#3 Fear No Evil (8/1) – This mare is a hard knocker and is exiting a troubled trip, so she’s a juicy price.

Also Use: 6

Race 8: 7 Furlongs. Mdn 75k

#3 Turnagain Tide (8/1) – 750k at auction, this boy is working well for Chad. The Conductor is getting cute in this race, trying to escape with only the two Brown runners.

Also Use: 1

Race 9: 1 1/8 Mile. (Inner Turf) F.G2 Sands Point Stakes

*Gullet Shot of the Day #7 Souper Escape (8/1) – In a race without much pace, this filly will get a favorable trip on the front end. She can get brave on the lead if they don’t respect her.

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Also Use: 2,5

Race 10: 1 Mile. (Turf) Alw 50000s

#3 Bourbon In May (5/1) – Unlike the prior race, there will be a contested early lead and a hot pace in this one. The Conductor will be using runners that can pass horses down the lane.

Also Use: 1,7,10


The Conductor’s Friday Plays at Belmont Park

The Conductor’s got a nice feel for Belmont right now. Big Sandy better protect itself or it could get ugly. Very ugly.

Race 1: 6 ½ Furlongs. MC 20000

#4 Cavaradossi (7/2) – The Conductor doesn’t have a strong opinion here.

Race 2: 6 Furlongs. (Inner Turf) F.S.Mdn 62k

#4 Tales I Winit (8/1) – Her debut race was rained off the turf and she had trouble from the start. She’ll take a big step forward on the lawn today and will be a big price for strong connections.

Race 3: 1 Mile. (Turf) Clm 25000

#2 Street Trust (5/2) – Chalk

Race 4: 6 ½ Furlongs. Clm 12500

#2 Scarf it Down (5/2) – Scarf it Down on Force Feed Friday? Never a Doubt.

Race 5: 1 1/16 Mile. (Inner Turf) Clm 50000

#7 Go Poke the Bear (3/1) – He ran a strong late pace figure closing into a slow pace last time. He’ll get the job done today.

Race 6: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.S.OC 40000n2x

*Gullet Shot of the Day #1 Short Pour (8/1) – She set a hot pace and fended everyone off in her 1st try routing last time. The Conductor thinks she can wire them again. There will be no short pours in his house.

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Race 7: 1 Mile. F.Mdn 75k

#4 Katama Moonlight (7/5) – She looks like a cinch.

Race 8: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) S.Mdn 62k

#3 Kierkegaard (7/2) – Dropping back into state bred company and stretching out for the first time, he’s run two solid races against quality fields.


Throat Shot Thursday: The Conductor’s Plays at Belmont Park

Great end to the day yesterday for the Conductor….now we get to press! Let’s Ride.

Race 1: 6 ½ Furlongs. MC 75000

#7 Mr Phil (5/2) – Nothing creative here.

Race 2: 6 Furlongs. (Inner Turf) F.S.Mdn 62k

#5 Canarsie Angel (6/1) – Switching back to turf, her debut on the lawn was better than it looks, closing into a slow pace in a race that has comeback live. The Conductor will key her in the exacta and tri.

Race 3: 1 Mile. Clm 40000n2L

#6 Jerome Avenue (4/1) – #4 Always Forgiven (5/2) is the one to beat, but the Conductor likes this gelding as well. Cutting back to a mile, he stayed on while pressing a hot pace going longer last time.

Race 4: 6 Furlongs. (Turf) F.Clm 30000n2L

#5 Noble Jewel (9/2) – The Conductor likes this filly cutting back to a sprint.

Race 5: 6½ Furlongs. F.S.C 25000

#1 Gray Witch (5/2) – Castellano takes the mount for Brad Cox and there is not much to like from the runners with experience. The Conductor is a little intrigued with #3 Our Craftys Legacy (30/1) on the class plunge.

Race 6: 7 Furlongs. (Turf) F.S.Alw 66000n1x

*Underneath Uppercut #9 Alvernia (20/1) – She improved mightily in her 1st time on grass last time. The winner of that race, O’Malley, just came back to win for the Conductor yesterday. She’s the Conductor’s key in the exacta and tri.

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Race 7: 1 1/16 Mile. OC 100000b

#1 American Tattoo (6/1) – He’s had some time off and is working well since his dud last time. His win two back and Argentinian form show the Conductor he has talent and the ability to rebound.

Race 8: 6½ Furlongs. S.MC 50000

*Gullet Shot of the Day #6 Macho Boy (10/1) – He’s run well vs tougher and was under pressure on a hot pace last time. He also gets a weight break today.

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Wind Pipe Whack Wednesday: The Conductor’s Spot Plays at Belmont Park

The Conductor has some choices to make in his life and he has decided its time to take this site to the next level. Belmont, Santa Anita and Keeneland picks will be up every race day leading up to the Breeders Cup as well as much more additional #content. When they look back on the Conductor’s empire in 10 years, they will mark this day down as the turning point. Let’s Ride.

Full Card Top Picks: The Conductor’s Wednesday Preview at Belmont Park

Spot Plays

Race 2: Win #9, Exactas (5/9), (9/5)

Race 3: Win #5

Race 4: Win #9, Exacta (9/1,2)

Race 7: Win #2, Daily Double: (2,5/5)

Race 8: Win #5

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The Conductor’s Wednesday Preview at Belmont Park

“When you get into a tight place and the pony gods go against you,

till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer,

never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”

-Harriet Beecher Stowe-Ductor

Big Week, Let’s Ride.

Race 1: 6 ½ Furlongs. F.Clm 12500

#1 Princess Victoria (6/5) – Chalk to start.

Race 2: 1 1/8 Mile. (Turf) F.MC 40000

#9 Tarallucci (8/1) – She was hung very wide and still ran a good 2nd last time. The Conductor likes that Rosario sticks aboard.

Race 3: 7 Furlongs. MC 30000

#5 Tempus (5/1) – Dropping in class and shipping in from Monmouth, trainer Tim Hills is 20% with a +$1.54 ROI moving horses to the maiden claiming ranks for the first time. Castellano also takes the mount.

Race 4: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) S.Clm 25000

*Gullet Shot of the Day #9 Mobridge (9/2) – Dropping in class to a level she dominated two starts back, this old man loves to win and Belmont Park.

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Race 5: 6 Furlongs. OC 40000n2x

#1/1A Entry (2/5) – Chalk.

Race 6: 7 Furlongs. Clm 32000

#6 Life in Shambles (5/2) – How can the Conductor not bet on himself?

Race 7: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) Alw 40000s

#2 Sentry (9/2) – This gelding is on the improve and has the fastest late pace figures in the field.

Race 8: 7 Furlongs. (Turf) F.Alw 50000s

#5 O’Malley (5/1) – 1st off the claim for Servis, she won nicely last time and will likely step forward.