The Conductor is thankful that the ponies run every day across the globe…….and his family. Let’s make it a holiday to remember, Let’s Ride.
Race 1: 1 1/8 Mile. Clm 50000
#1 Very Very Stella (7/2) – Dropping in class today, her even running style makes the Conductor think she’ll be able to get the distance and her best is faster than this group. She’s working well and can beat the heavy favorite #2 El Huerfano.
Race 2: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) F.Mdn 53k
*Turkey Gullet Stuffing Shot of the Day #5 Magical (9/2) – Her debut over this turf course was above par for this level and her best. She gets back to 5 furlongs at Del Mar again today and she’s working like a good thing.
Race 3: 1 Mile. MC 32000
#5 Anvil Rock (5/1) – There is not much to like in this weak group, but the Conductor likes him best and he should be a decent price. He’s faced tougher in his last two starts and his debut sprinting at this level was very impressive. He closed from 17 lengths out of it that day to finish only 3 lengths beind the leader. He has upside.
Race 4: 1 3/8 Mile. (Turf) OC 62500n2x
*Never a Doubt Thanksgiving Feast Lock #2 Majestic Eagle (7/2) – He’s dropping out of Grade 2 company where he ran a solid 4th setting a hot pace and fighting down the lane. There is no other pace in this race and he should be able to get a comfortable lone lead today. This is a no doubt about it gate to wire winner.
Race 5: 1 Mile. Clm 16000
#6 Typhoon Harry (7/2) – This group is dismally slow on paper for this level and this race has no pace. This gelding’s early pace figures give him a big advantage over this group and the Conductor has no idea where else to turn.
Race 6: 1 3/8 Mile. (Turf) F.G3 Red Carpet Handicap
#3 Vexatious (3/1) – She’s the class of the field and her fastest race was over this Del Mar turf course at this distance. She’s in good form and will be extremely tough to beat.
*Underneath Uppercut #1 Victress (20/1) – Her late pace figs on dirt are the strongest in this field and if she can translate them to turf she can hit the board at a monster number. She’s in good form and this is not a particularly strong field. The Conductor will key her underneath in the exotics.
Race 7: 6 Furlongs. F.OC 40000n1x
#2 Amuse (2/1) – Her maiden breaker last start trounces this field and her recent works suggest she’s progressing. She’s a synch.
Race 8: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.OC 40000n1x
#2 Amandine (6/1) – She has solid running lines in Europe and this group is not too tough. She gets Lasix for the 1st time today and the Conductor loves that top jockey Drayden Van Dyke takes the mount. He almost never rides for trainer Jeff Mullins, so the Conductor’s eyes perked up when he read the pp’s.