This where the Conductor is at heading into Saratoga’s final Saturday. Be good to him pony gods on Woodward Stakes Day, Let’s Ride.
Race 1: 1 1/16 Mile. (Inner Turf) Mdn 90k
#1 Structor (2/1) – 850k Chad Brown 1st timer. It’s Scructor for the Conductor in the first.
Race 2: 5 ½ Furlongs. (Turf) Clm 40000n2L
#2 No Regrets (7/2) – The Conductor regrets nothing about his decision to live his life on the rails.
Race 3: 6 Furlongs. F.G2 Prioress Stakes
#5 Royal Charlotte (4/1) – Dropping out of a loaded G1 Test stakes where she was heavily bet, The Conductor likes that Chad brings her back quickly. She’s drawn nicely to the outside and the Conductor thinks the odds on favorite #3 Break Even (1/2) is vulnerable.
Race 4: 5½ Furlongs. (Turf) OC 62500n2x
#4 Fig Jelly (5/2) – She should get the lone lead in this turf sprint and that’s all the Conductor needs to see.
Race 5: 7 Furlongs. Mdn 90k
#8 Mud Pie (10/1) – This colt debuts for a small barn that has a winner from only two starters this meet. He’s posting solid works, his sire is 16% with 1st timers and his dam has produced a stakes winner. The Conductor has that feeling in his left knee that he’s going to pop.
Race 6: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) G3 Saranac Stakes
#2 Good Governance (2/1) – Chad Brown
Race 7: 7 Furlongs. Mdn 90k
#4 Extreme Force (8/1) – She hasn’t broken well in her 1st two career starts but showed talent in her debut, running 3rd in a race that has come back live. With a clean break today, she’ll have every chance at a nice number.
Race 8: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) Mdn 90k
#1 Get Set (5/1) – Exiting two decent sprint efforts on dirt, he stretches out and tries turf for the 1st time. Trainer Steve Klesaris is 17% with a +$2.75 ROI moving horses to the lawn for the 1st time this year.
Race 9: 7 Furlongs. F.Alw 92000n1x
#3 Arrifana (7/2) – This filly looked like the goods in her debut and is working like a monster entering today.
Race 10: 1 1/8 Mile. (Turf) G2 Glens Falls Stakes
#2 Fools Gold (5/2) – One of the Chad Brown runners will win this race, you passengers figure out which one.
Race 11: 1 1/8 Mile. G1 Woodward Stakes
*Gullet Shot of the Day #4 Mongolian Groom (15/1) – This gelding is in good form and has run two bang up races in a row. He was only beaten a length by Catalina Cruiser two back and he hung on for 3rd after chasing a lone front-runner around the track in the Pacific Classic last time out. He looks to get a great trip sitting in the first flight of runners behind a moderate pace up front today and there aren’t any superstars in this field. The Conductor is going to key him in the exacta and trifecta and use mainly the three runners exiting the Whitney around him (#3 Vino Rosso (7/2), #5 Preservationist (7/2) and #7 Yoshida (5/2). This will be a great rendition of the Woodward Stakes.
Race 12: 6 Furlongs. Mdn 90k
#4 Tolerant (4/1) – The Chad Brown and Pletcher trainees are the ones to beat, but this 1st timer catches the Conductor’s eye. He posted a bullet 46 flat work two back and his sire is winning at a 16% clip with runners in their debut. This jockey/trainer combo is also red hot.