One 3/1 winner and three 2nds yesterday is not what the Conductor ordered. This week has been brutal, and us passengers won’t even be able to play the weekend without a big day today. The Conductor even laid off the stew last night to keep his mind right, and his capping tight. Santa Anita doesn’t stand a chance, Let’s Ride.
Race 1: 7 Furlongs. Clm 20000
#3 Irish Polo (5/1) – Taking a big drop in class, his race two starts back was the fastest figure in this group. He also shortens a furlong and gets a weight break.
Race 2: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.Clm 35000n3L
#2 Wind Tartare (5/1) – She ran ok at this level off the layoff last start and looks primed to take a big step forward. She also gets a major rider upgrade to Rosario today.
Race 3: 1 1/16 Mile. F.Clm 16000
*Never a Doubt Friday Night Bottle Service Lock of the Day #2 Mistressofthenight (9/5) – He’s working well, has the best figures and has a big pace advantage in a race without other speed. That’s a recipe for a party.
Race 4: 6 ½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.Mdn 55k
#3 Persepolis (3/1) – You don’t go off favorited at Keeneland for Chad Brown without having talent. She’ll be heavily backed by the Conductor.
Race 5: 1 Mile. S.OC 50000n1x
#4 Lieutenant Dan (6/5) – Chalk, but the Conductor will take the free square.
Race 6: 1 Mile. (Turf) Clm 35000n3L
#6 Encumbered (3/1) – This gelding caught a sloppy track last start and will get back to his preferred grass surface today. He’s got the back class to get the job done.
Race 7: 7 Furlongs. OC 80000n3x
*Gullet Shot of the Day #1 Full of Luck (15/1) – Making a massive cutback in distance, he’s run some decent races at the Grade 1 level. They are going to fly in front of him and Prat can sit back and make run. The Conductor will key him in the exacta in the small field.
1 Mile. (Turf) S.Mdn 55k
#1 Posterize (8/1) – Going two sprints to a route, he has some turf in his pedigree and should save all the ground along the rail. This race is wide open.