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0/2 Thursday and another sloppy off the turf Friday has the Conductor turning his attention to the weekend. Saratoga is kicking his teeth in and the weather is ruining the meet. However, this Saturday Whitney Stakes card has given Mr. Ductor a shining light in a sea of darkness. Toga’s ready to get whacked. Skip.

Race 8: 7 Furlongs. F.G1 Test Stakes

#8 Maple Leak Mel (2/1) – This is a salty stakes race with tons of other early speed. However, the Conductor thinks this filly is the lone freak in the field. Her cruising speed is outrageous and she ran a strong late pace figure last time too. If she is indeed the 2nd choice, the Conductor will be funneling all his coal through the windows.

Race 9: 1 Mile. (Turf) G1 Saratoga Derby Invitational Stakes

*Gullet Shot of the Day #6 Webslinger (4/1) – This colt was probably best in the Belmont Derby last time. He made a massive 5-wide move on the turn from the back of the pack and made a giant stretch run against the flow. He has the same rider again today, but he must get a better trip. With all the vacationing passengers attending Saratoga on Saturday who don’t watch the tape, he’ll likely be an overlay. The Conductor’s coal count will quadruple on the back of this colt.

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Race 10: 1 1/8 Mile. G1 Whitney Stakes

#5 White Abarrio (6/1)#6 Cody’s Wish (1/2)¬†is obviously the most likely winner. The Conductor hopes he puts on a show stretching out in distance. However, you need to pair him up with someone to create any sort of value in here. White Arbarrio ran a sneaky big race behind Cody’s Wish last time. He stumbled at the start, still showed early speed, then lost ground on the turn and re-rallied down the stretch. He was clearly 2nd best that day and he’s proven at this distance unlike Cody’s Wish. Now 2nd off the layoff and Irad taking the mount, the Conductor sees him running a monster effort.

Race 12: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) Alw 149500n1x

#2 Danzigwiththestars (10/1) – Last time going one turn at Belmont, he was floated 4-wide early on the turn and ran much better than the form shows. He draws well today and stretches out to two turns, where he’s done his best running. All three of his career wins have come over this Saratoga turf course and the price is right for him to add another today. Let’s end the card in style. Skip.

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