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The Pony Conductor

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Throat Shot Thursday: The Conductor’s Plays at Santa Anita Park

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Fans watch the first race of the day during the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Keith Birmingham Pasadena Star-News)

The Conductor had eye surgery today after yesterday’s performance.  Hopefully now he can read the form.  Good lord, Santa Anita please save us today.  Us passengers need winners fast! Let’s Ride.

PT 3:30pm ET Race 1: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.Clm 35000n3L

#3 Speakers (8/1) – This mare drops to the claiming ranks for the first time in her career and gets a massive rider upgrade to Prat.  This race is wide open.

Race 2: 6 Furlongs. Mdn 55k

#4 Mantaray Island (3/1) – He ran some serious early pace figures in his debut and is working well leading into today.  He can scamper away from this field.

Race 3: 1 Mile. F.Mdn 55k

*Never a Doubt Etched Stone Lock of the Day #1 Slewgoodtobetrue (1/1) – She’s stretching out for the first time having run two above par figures at this level sprinting.  She’s bred to be even better at this distance.

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Race 4: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.Clm 25000

#3 Miss Boom Boom (5/2) – She’s taking a huge drop in class, out of a race that came back very live.  She gets a rider upgrade today and trainer Richie Baltas is 45% with a +$1.93 ROI 2nd off the claim this year.

Race 5: 6 ½ Furlongs. MC 50000

#7 Dyf (5/1) – Dropping to the claiming ranks, cutting back in distance, going turf to dirt, adding blinkers and recently gelded, one of these things will make him win.

Race 6: 6 ½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.Clm 40000n2L

*Gullet Shot of the Day #4 Favorite Trip (8/1) – This filly is dropping in class, gets a rider upgrade to Rosario and gets back to the hill where she’s done her best running.

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Race 7: 6 Furlongs. Clm 40000

#1 Jan’s Reserve (12/1) – The Conductor doesn’t think he can win, but he’s going to key him underneath in the exacta and trifecta. He’s working well, dropping in class, and cutting back to his preferred distance.

Race 8: 6 ½ Furlongs. F.S. Alw 67000n1x

#4 S Y Sky (8/5) – She’s the fastest on paper, simple.

Race 9: 6 ½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.S.Mdn 55k

#5 Oh Pretty Woman (4/1) – Her debut down the hill was her best and she’s run well in her two starts going longer as well.  The Conductor loves that Drayden is staying in the saddle.

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