The Conductor’s prayers were not answered yesterday, as we only had a couple of 2nds and 3rds. Looks like the stews played a factor. However, Santa Anita is running today and tomorrow due to the New Year and that makes the Conductor very happy. His New Year’s resolution is to pick more winners and get all of you passengers fat and rich. What a generous man, Let’s Ride.
Race 1: 1 Mile (Turf) Clm 25000
#10 Offshore (3/1) – He’s in good form and is a very consistent runner. If he runs the same as he has in his two prior efforts vs tougher, he’ll win today.
Race 2: 7 Furlongs. F.MC 16000
#5 Heloise (4/1) – She’s steadily progressing and ran a solid 2nd at this level last time with a troubled trip. With another step forward, she’ll have every chance at a nice number.
Race 3: 1 Mile (Turf) S.Alw 67000n1x
#3 Brandothebartender (7/2) – He’s run two big efforts in his last two races including a win on this turf course two starts back. His A race beats this field.
Race 4: 1 Mile. Mdn 55k
#4 Route Six Six (3/1) – This colt has been off since March, but trainer Brian Koriner brings them back ready to run. He’s working well and has the fastest race in this field.
Race 5: 6 ½ Furlongs. Alw 57000n1x
*Never a Doubt New Years Kiss Lock of the Day #9 North County Guy (7/2) – His last victory down the hill in October beats this field 100 out of 100 times.
Race 6: 6 Furlongs. F.Alw 50000n2L
#5 Tiz a Master (6/1) – This filly blew away the competition last start with ease. She’s stepping up in class today, but a step forward is likely and will give her a major chance.
Race 7: 1 1/8 Mile (Turf) F.Alw 57000n1x
*Gullet Shot of the Day #2 Screenshot (8/1) – She will take on winners for the 1st time today, but she was very impressive in her 1st time routing last start, winning with ease. There are no standouts in this field and she should run even better with more experience. The Conductor hopes her price stays high.
Race 8: 6 Furlongs. S.MC 50000
#2 Loud Mouth (3/1) – This colt ran competitively in his debut against tougher. He’ll step forward naturally and that will make him tough to beat.