The Conductor has a lot of big prices up his sleeve today. Let’s see if Del Mar can handle the pressure.
Race 1: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) F.Clm 25000
#2 Indypendent Deputy (10/1) – Out classed in her last two starts on dirt, she gets back to her preferred turf surface and her figures make her competitive in here. She has a strong late kick and gets a major rider upgrade to Geovanni Franco.
#6 Girl Downstairs (8/5) – She’s by far the most likely winner in this group.
Race 2: 1 Mile. F.Mdn 53k
#7 Dancing Belle (4/1) – She’s had plenty of chances to break her maiden, but she has some back class and she should get a perfect setup today. They are going to fly up front and she can sit nicely behind them. She’s run her best races at Del Mar and is primed to run her top effort in her 3rd start off the layoff. The Conductor will key her in the exacta.
Race 3: 1 1/16 Mile. Alw 8000s
#2 Banze No Oesta (3/1) – This Ol’ Boy ran very well last start closing into a slow pace and just ran out of ground. Trainer Steve Knapp is 19% with a +0.72 ROI this year with runners 2nd off the claim and this gelding should get a perfect stalking trip today.
Race 4: 6½ Furlongs. Clm 40000
*Gullet Shot of the Day #4 Redesign (10/1) – He pressed a hot pace and faded in his last start, but his victory and speed figure two starts back makes him a strong win candidate in here. He’s working well, should improve in his 2nd start off a layoff and this is a weak group. The Conductor is praying the bettors don’t respect his Canterbury form.
Race 5: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) MC 62500
#6 Falcone (6/1) – Waiting in traffic and closing into a slow pace for 2nd last start, the Conductor will back up the caboose for anything over 4/1. He’s yet to get a fast pace to close into and that’s exactly what he’ll get today.
#4 Mo Bob (3/1) – This European shipper didn’t get the toughest group to face today. With top connections the Conductor won’t get beat by him.
Race 6: 5½ Furlongs. MC 20000
*Bomb Squad #1 Fleetwood (15/1) – He showed some talent in his first two career starts and hasn’t even finished races since. He drops to his lowest career class level today and received the ultimate equipment change. He’s working well, and the Conductor has seen a snipping pull off bigger upsets. He’ll be an absolute bomb.
#6 Fast Cotton (3/1) – Dropping back to this level after facing tougher, his race two starts back over this Del Mar surface beats this group plain and simple.
Race 7: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) Alw 50000s
#3 Snazzy Dresser (6/1) – Showing in his last two efforts he prefers the turf; this boy will be on the lead early and this race has no other pace signed on. With the blinkers off, the Conductor is hoping he can ration his speed and scoot away on the front end.
Race 8: 7 Furlongs. F.S.100K Betty Grable Stakes
*Never a Doubt Sunday Night Scary Preventer Lock #3 Just Grazed Me (5/2) – This race may be the hottest pace you’ll see all meet at 7 furlongs. With the others gunning for the front, she’ll sit a beautiful trip and swoop by them down the lane. Swooooooooop.
Race 9: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) F.S.OC 20000n1x
*Esophagus Squeeze #8 Great Ma Neri (12/1) – This race is wide open, and the Conductor is looking for a price. By far his best two lifetime speed figures have been sprinting on the Del Mar turf and he’s drawn well to the outside. The Quinonez/Lorenzo jockey/trainer combo have been hitting with bombs lately.