September 18, 2021

The Pony Conductor

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Saturday’s Domination at Del Mar: The Conductor’s Plays

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The Conductor loves the card today, Let’s Ride.

Race 1: 3:30pm ET Race 1: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) Mdn 53k

#4 Seahawk Wave (4/1) – He debuted in the summer at Del Mar and ran a solid 3rd at 62/1.  Last time out down the hill, he set a hot pace and was only beaten 3 lengths.  He should run a career best in his 3rd start off the layoff and cutting back to 5 furlongs should suit him nicely.

*Throat Latch Slit #7 Goldie’s Hill (15/1) – Just missing on dirt last start, he has the highest last out speed figure in the field.  He ran a similar figure on the Del Mar turf in the summer and he continues to get disrespected at the windows.  He’s a good bomb to key in the trifecta.

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4:00pm ET Race 2: 5½ Furlongs. F.Clm 12500

#1 Bragging Rights (6/1) – He ran 5th last race behind two runners also in this race, but the Conductor thinks he can turn the tables.  One of his best races was over the Del Mar surface and he was trying to close into a slow pace last time.  He gets a rider upgrade to Joe Talamo and he should get a quicker pace to run at today.  This is a lesson in handicapping from the Conductor, take note.

#4 We Will Re Joyce (2/1) – The Conductor is throwing him out.  He’ll be the heavy favorite and he loves to win everywhere except Del Mar.  Play against him.

4:30pm ET Race 3: 1 Mile (Turf) F.Mdn 53K

#10 Apache Princess (4/1) – Primed perfectly for this race, she’s had two sprint races on dirt and now stretches out for the turf.  She’s bred for this and will run a career best today.  The Rajin Cajun will have to work out a trip from the outside, but the Conductor trusts him after answered the bell for him yesterday on the turf.

5:00pm ET Race 4: 6 Furlongs. Clm 16000

#6 Super Touch (6/1) – Throw out his last race on a sloppy track, this gelding is a very consistent runner and should get a perfect setup today.  They are going to fly in front of him and he’ll have every chance to come running win.  The Conductor will key him in the exacta.

5:30pm ET Race 5: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.Mdn 53k

#3 Mercy Mercy (7/2) – She had a trip from hell last start, hopping out of the gate and then being blocked behind horses until the final 1/16th of a mile.  She finished very strongly and galloped out the best.  With a clean trip today, she’ll have every chance.

*Wind Pipe Whack #8 After the Rose (20/1) – This 500k filly was thrust into a stakes race in her 2nd career start and attended the pace before being pulled up.  She’s bred to route in turf and we still have no idea about her true ability.  She’s a bomb to include underneath.

6:00pm ET Race 6: 6½ Furlongs. F.Clm 16000n2L

*Gullet Shot of the Day #6 Majestic Authority (8/1) – She was eased in her last start, but she’s returning to the track quickly, so the Conductor will assume she’s sound.  She won going gate to wire at Del Mar in the summer and that is exactly what the conductor is expecting today.  There is no other pace in this race.

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#7 Lucky Val (7/2) – Her last start was by far the best in this field, facing trouble and only beaten two lengths by much tougher.  She is the most likely winner in this race, but the Conductor hopes the low % trainer scares some others away.

6:30pm ET Race 7: 1 Mile. (Turf) LetItRideB75K

#6 Fight On (6/1) – Switching to turf last start, he showed a thunderous late kick and closed 5 lengths in the stretch to win.  He should get an even better setup today with more pace to run at and the Conductor will bet this is what he has wanted to do all along.

#3 Choo Choo (5/1) – If the Conductor doesn’t use a horse named Choo Choo and he wins, then he will hop out of the train and lay in front of it.

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7:00pm ET Race 8: 1 Mile. OC 62500b

*Saturday’s Stone Cold Never a Doubt 25 to Life Locked Up Lock of the Day #5 Shivermetimbers (9/5) – A winner of 2/3 starts at Del Mar, this colt is steadily progressing and his last race stands above this field.  He ran a game 2nd with the rider losing the whip last time and shortening back to a mile should make him a cinch today.

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7:30pm ET Race 9: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.Mdn 53k

#6 Bizwhacks (4/1) – She’s run very solid races on both dirt and turf to start her career.  Her last start on turf was her first-time routing and she finished a solid 3rd against tougher competition.  With a natural step forward today, she’s the one to beat.

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