4/1 Lock of the day winners are always nice, but we didn’t have much other success yesterday at Gulfstream. The Conductor likes the Los Alamitos card better on this fine Saturday, so we’ll take the train out west and look for gold. Let’s not have to go back to work on Monday, Let’s Ride.
Race 1: 1 Mile. F.Clm 12500n2L
#6 K P’s Smokin (9/5) – She’s just flat out faster than this group of proven losers. The Conductor can’t make a case for anyone else winning.
Race 2: 5½ Furlongs. S.Mdn 40k
#3 Loud Mouth (6/1) – With mostly unknowns in this field, the Conductor will give this 1st time starter a look. She’s working well for a barn that can win on debut and her dam has produced 3 winners from 4 starters.
Race 3: 5½ Furlongs. MC 20000
#6 The Bull Mouse (3/1) – He showed the best early pace figures in the group last start. Natural progression in his 2nd career race will make him tough to beat.
Race 4: 5½ Furlongs. MC 20000
#2 Michael Mundo (7/2) – Dropping in class after attending the early pace and fading last start, the Conductor is salivating over the thought of 7/2. His win two starts back buries this field.
Race 5: 1 1/16 Mile. G1 Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity
*Never a Doubt Bobby Baffert Lock of the Day #1 Improbable (6/5) – Pressing a hot pace then slaughtering the field at Churchill last start, he’s working well and can’t lose.
Race 6: 5½ Furlongs. F.Alw 8000s
#1 Gemini Journey (4/1) – Facing much tougher last start, she ran a strong closing 3rd into a slow pace. 4/1 would be stealing.
Race 7: 1 1/16 Mile. F.G1 Starlet Stakes
#1 Vibrance (5/2) – She made an early move into a hot pace and still ran a 3rd in the G1 BC Juvenile Fillies last start. She’s been tested vs tougher and the Conductor loves her chances.
Race 8: 1 Mile. OC 40000n1x
*Gullet Shot of the Day #8 Goren (8/1) – He was impressive breaking his maiden two starts break and ran evenly sprinting at this level last time. His running style suggests he’ll be even better routing and with a step forward he’ll have every chance.
Race 9: 1 Mile. MC 20000
#9 Sterling’s Temple (7/2) – Just missing by a neck at this level two starts back, she ran a dud last start. Adding blinkers and 1st off the claim for a higher % trainer, he’s the only one with positives in this field.