The Conductor’s lock of the day landed for the 2nd day in a row, but we’re not hitting many other prices. Finally, the weather has cooperated, and the train gets to head back to Santa Anita where it belongs. Let’s have ourselves a Saturday, Let’s Ride.
Race 1: 6½ Furlongs. (Turf) Clm 25000n2L
*Gullet Shot of the Day #5 George From Tahoe (4/1) – He ran a good 3rd vs similar on dirt last start and his best race came on this turf course in his debut. He’s the only runner in the field that’s proven down the hill and he’s posting bullet works.
Race 2: 5 ½ Furlongs. S.MC 50000
#7 Derby Luck (4/1) – He’s drawn well to the outside and has an early pace advantage over the field.
Race 3: 1 Mile. F.Clm 20000
#4 Mistressofthenight (7/2) – She was a beaten favorite last start, but she set a hot pace and ran a solid figure. She’s beaten much tougher than this group in her career and gets back to Santa Anita where she runs her best.
Race 4: 6 Furlongs. Clm 12500
#7 Tavasco Road (8/1) – Drawn well to the outside, this gelding is dropping out of a stakes race that came out very fast on the Conductor’s numbers. He’s also 1/1 at Santa Anita.
Race 5: 1 Mile. (Turf) Mdn 55k
#8 Storms River (7/2) – Heavily bet in his first two starts, this boy will stretch out for the first time. His even running style suggests he’ll appreciate longer.
Race 6: 6 ½ Furlongs. Clm 16000n3L
#4 Zippy Groom (8/1) – This group is evenly matched, and the Conductor is going for the longest shot on the board. The Roman/Hess jockey trainer combo has been hot recently.
Race 7: 6 Furlongs. Mdn 55k
#3 Adare (8/1) – If you want to try to beat the Baffert runners, this colt is well-bred and his dam is 2/2 producing winners, including a stakes winner. Frano/Holledorfer are also a red-hot jockey/trainer combo.
Race 8: 6½ Furlongs. (Turf) Alw 50000s
*Never a Doubt Sicko 5/1 Lock of the Day #7 More Honor (5/1) – He is 2/3 with a 2nd down the hill winning from off the pace and on the lead. 5/1 gets the Conductor tingly.
Race 9: 6 Furlongs. G2 Palos Verdes
#4 St. Joe Bay (6/1) – If there I a time to beat the heavy favorite #7 Roy H (4/5), its today off the layoff. This hard knocker ran a big figure in his win last start and runs his best at Santa Anita.
Race 10: 6½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.MC 50000
#8 Dearborn (9/5) – Dropping to the claiming ranks for the first time, she looks to be too much for this group.