Off the turf again at Del Mar today, the Conductor is nervous. Is it the scars?
Race 1: 1 Mile. Clm 16000
#1 Out of Patience (5/2) – He drops in class today and ran a solid third at this level last start. He has good early speed and looks primed for a top effort today.
Race 2: 6 Furlongs. F.MC 32000
#8 A Dime For Me (6/1) – #5 Sass Machine (2/1) is the horse to beat, but with every experienced runner in here yet to run a par figure at this level, the Conductor will take a shot with a 1st time starter. She solid works, a good post, and her dam as produced 4 winners from 4 starters.
Race 3: 5 Furlongs. (OFF Turf)
#1 Pitino (3/1) – Pressing a hot pace going a mile last start, he’ll appreciate the cutback in distance and has run well on dirt. The Conductor loves that Prat is hopping in the irons.
Race 4: 7 Furlongs. F.Clm 16000
*Gullet Shot of the Day #7 Eskenforadrink (8/1) – It took her a while to break her maiden, but shes steadily progressing and running as fast as these others on paper. The Conductor loves that she has a win at this distance and trainer Peter Miller can’t be running any hotter.
Race 5: 6 ½ Furlongs. MC 80000
#2 Easy Shot (5/2) – It’s a garbage four horse field after scratches, he’ll win at a short price.
Race 6: 1 Mile. (OFF Turf) OC 80000n1x
#12 Zestful (12/1) – The fastest race of his career was on a sloppy track and he’s rounding into form. Prat hops aboard and the rest of these runners are completely unproven on wet dirt.
Race 7: 1 Mile. F.OC 50000
*Friday Night Bottle Service Lock of the Day #1 Devine Dharma (7/2) – In her first-time routing last start she won by 15 lengths. She set an easy pace that day, but judging by her work tab she’s only going to get better. With others skeptical about her one big number, her price should stay around 3/1.
Race 8: 1 Mile. (OFF Turf) Clm 25000
#1 Broken Up (8/1) – He ran a decent third on a wet dirt track last start and has good early speed in a race devoid of much pace. He will get a good trip and can surprise at a nice number.