Just Kidding, do you think the Conductor would sit out Veteran’s Day racing at Del Mar? He would not disrespect the men and women who have fought for our freedom and enabled him to play the ponies every day. His life is easy, and he has them to thank. Hopefully he can repay them just a little bit by handing out some winners today. This is a great country, thank you to all that have served. Let’s Ride.
3:30pm ET Race 1: 6 Furlongs. F.OClm 50000
#6 Midnight Miracle (2/1) – The Conductor can’t get by the favorite in here. His best race was over the Del Mar surface and he’s crossed the finish line 1st in three straight starts. He has shown versatility winning on the lead and stalking the pace.
4:00pm ET Race 2: 7 Furlongs. F.Desi Arnaz Stakes
This was a five-horse field and two runners scratched. Three horses for a stakes race? What a joke the Conductor will pass.
4:30pm ET Race 3: 1 Mile. (Turf) Clm 40000
#7 Buckstopper (3/1) – The Conductor thinks we’ll get a little above 3/1 on this gelding after missing the board in his last two starts. He is the class of the field however and he should get a beautiful setup today. They are going to fly early and he can sit off the pace and make one run as they turn for home. He also gets a major turf rider upgrade to Desormeaux.
5:00pm ET Race 4: 5 ½ Furlongs. F.MC 20000
*Gullet Shot of the Day #3 Mi Pajarito (12/1) – She has been steadily progressing and her last start was the fastest in this field on the Conductor’s numbers. In her 2nd start off the layoff she should take another step forward and can beat this weak field.
5:30pm ET Race 5: 1 Mile. (Turf) Mdn 53k
#8 Cupid’s Claw (3/1) – He ran a bang up race last start, pressing a hot pace, moving early, and just fading late. Shortening back to a mile will help his cause and he’ll be tough to beat.
*Throat Chop #2 Pitino (8/1) – He struggled down the hill last start, but the hill isn’t for everybody. His best race was sprinting over this Del Mar turf course and he has shown late pace figures on dirt that suggest he can get the distance. He will be the Conductor’s price key in the exacta and trifecta.
6:00pm ET Race 6: 1 Mile. Clm 10000
#7 Dukes Up (7/2) – Taking a big drop in class, his last race over this Del Mar surface was by far the best last race in this group. He is going in the right direction while these others are moving backwards. The short layoff is not a concern with trainer Steven Miyadi hitting at 19% with a +$1.03 ROI with runners off a three month+ break this year.
6:30pm ET Race 7: 1 Mile. (Turf) OC 80000n1x
#1 Sammys Dream (6/1) – Shipping in from a blowout win at Canterbury Park, none of these runners are proven routing on grass and this race is primed for an upset. This baby is working like a rocket and Gary Stevens chooses to hop aboard, which tells the Conductor he knows something we don’t.
7:00pm ET Race 8: 6 Furlongs. MC 32000
*Never a Doubt Veteran’s Day Lock #9 Stay in Yo Lane (7/2) – Well bet in each start, the Conductor loves this boy to end today’s card. His debut 3 starts back was the fastest any of his competitors have run and he’s primed to run his best cutting back to a sprint today. Lock it Up.