The racing week starts tomorrow, Let’s Ride.
Race 1: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) OC 100000b
#4 Eddie Haskell (6/5) – 3rd off the layoff, he’s 5/6 at Del Mar with one 2nd and 8/11 at the distance. He’s the type of favorite that’s tough to bet against.
Race 2: 6 ½ Furlong. Clm 8000
#3 Twirling Tiger (5/1) – This old gelding gets back to Del Mar where he was last victorious and drops in class. The weight break helps as well.
Race 3: 5 ½ Furlongs. S.MC 500000
#2 Afternoon Heat (7/2) – She gets a 7 lb weight break as well and ran a good 2nd last time at this level in her debut. With a natural step forward, the Conductor sees her in the winners circle.
Race 4: 1 Mile. OC 62500b
*Never a Doubt Best Bet of the Day #6 Hot Sean (4/1) – 3rd off the layoff, he made an early move into a hot pace last start and now stretches out to a route. Baffert is 44% with a +$1.04 ROI moving runners from two sprints to a route this year.
Race 5: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.Alw 50000n2L
#5 Shanghai Truffles (3/1) – She’s lightly raced and took a nice step forward last time. The Conductor likes fillies on the incline.
Race 6: 1 ½ Mile. G3 Cougar Handicap
*Gullet Shot of the Day #1 Premium Forest (20/1) – #7 Campaign (6/5) is the clear one to beat, but the Conductor will key this colt in the exacta and trifecta at a big number. A winner on synthetic, turf and dirt, he is versatile and on the improve. He looks to get a favorable trip up close to a slow pace and has the late pace figures to get the distance.
Race 7: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) F.Mdn 61k
#3 Miss Stormy (6/1) – She’s coming in off a long layoff, but with solid connections and a sprint distance that doesn’t concern the Conductor. She ran 2nd at this level last fall and with some maturity she has major upside.