Thursday ruined the fun at Santa Anita, so the Conductor is heading back to Florida on this fine New Years Day. College Football, stew and ponies will make anyone smile. May you passengers have nothing but winners this year, Let’s Ride.
Race 7: 6½ Furlongs. OClm 25000
#4 Ensign Parker (5/2) – He went too quick early last time and tired late. He has an early pace edge over this field and should win handily. The Conductor will single him to start the sequence.
Race 8: 1 Mile. (Turf) Clm 35000n2L
#4 Calibrator (6/1) – Stretching out to a mile 2nd off the layoff today, he looks to get a favorable trip up close or on a moderate pace. The Conductor sees him improving.
Race 9: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) Janus Stakes
#8 The Critical Way (8/1) – Of the favorites, the Conductor prefers #7 Extravagant Kid (2/1). However, the Conductor will key around this old man at a price. He’s in good form and should be able to clear this field early in a sprint without much other early pace.
Race 10: 1 Mile. F.Cash Run Stakes
#6 Quinoa Tifah (6/1) – Cutting back to a sprint after pressing the pace going a mile on turf last time, she will be very fit. She’s shown talent in her young career and the Conductor expects a big effort today.
Race 11: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) F.Abundantia Stakes
*Gullet Shot of the Day #7 Dixieincandyland (15/1) – Switching back to sprinting on the turf where she’s her best, this looks like a perfect spot for this mare 2nd off the layoff. She looks to get a great trip with a hot pace to run at.