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Sabbath Sunday: The Conductor’s Prayers at Aqueduct and the Sunland Derby

The Conductor will never play Fair Grounds again. Let’s Ride.

Race 1: 6 Furlongs. MC 20000

*Never a Doubt Sunday Night Scary Preventer But Not Really They Can’t Be Prevented Tonight Lock of the Day #3 Racing Raven (4/5) – Cutting back to a sprint, he has to beat this horrendous field.

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Race 2: 6½ Furlongs. Clm 40000b

#3 Bootlegger (4/1) – 3rd off the layoff and dropping in class, he looks to be a new animal this year.  His last two races give him every chance.

Race 3: 5½ Furlongs. S.Mdn 60k

#1 Holey Matrimony (9/2) – Debuting for a hot barn, this colt is well bred and working well.

Race 4: 6 Furlongs. F.MC 20000

#2 Give Me a Hug (3/1) – 2nd off the layoff and cutting back to a sprint this filly has been well bet vs much tougher.  The Conductor needs a big hug after Vegas.

Race 5: 6 Furlongs. F.OClm 75000

#6 Movie Score (5/1) – She was only beaten a length two starts back vs similar with a solid figure and Ryerson is 25% with a +$0.50 ROI this year 1st off the claim.

Race 6: 1 Mile. S.Mdn 60k

#6 Papa Jim (4/1) – 2nd off the layoff and stretching out for the 1st time he ran a very good 3rd last start with a tough trip.

Race 7: 7 Furlongs. S.Alw 64000n1x

*Gullet Shot of the Day #5 Shamrock Kid (9/2) – He ran a huge fire last start in the slop.  He’s in good form and has a pace edge over this group. 9/2 would be stealing.

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Race 8: 1 Mile. F.Alw 70000n1x

#8 Storm Rising (7/2) – She was bumped at the break and still demolished her competition in her debut. She has talent.

Race 9: 1 Mile. S.Clm 32000

#1 Oh K Funnybone (6/1) – He’s steadily progressing and stretching back out to a mile, where he has his lone win.

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Race 11: 1 1/8 Mile. G3 Sunland Park Derby

#2 Anotherwistafate (3/1) – #1 Much Gusto (8/5) is clearly the Baffert horse to beat, but he’ll likely go off at 2/5 in here.  This colt shipping in from Golden Gate will likely go off higher than 3/1 and the Conductor will take a swing with him.  He’s won three in a row going away in gate to wire fashion in San Francisco.  For anyone who pays attention to Golden Gate, its impossible to go gate to wire. He has potential.

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Sabbath Sunday: The Conductor’s Prayers at Oaklawn Park

This is fun. The Conductor is having fun.

Race 1: 1 1/16 Mile. S.MC 30000

#5 Our Lucky Star (2/1) – Gate to wire.

Race 2: 1 3/16 Mile. Alw 10000s

#1 Street Trust (5/2) – The Conductor wan him to go right to the front and use his early pace advantage.

Race 3: 6 Furlongs. MC 20000

#3 Into My Dreams (6/1) – He needed his last race off a long layoff. He’s taking a big class drop and has run well vs much tougher.

Race 4: 6 Furlongs. Clm 30000

#1 One Man Party (5/2) – Sounds like the Conductor’s life.

Race 5: 6 Furlongs. Clm 30000

#7 Cash for the Soul (12/1) – Always a good remedy.

Race 6: 1 1/18 Mile. F.OC 50000n2x

*Gullet Shot of the Day #2 Moonlight Train (8/1) – 2nd off the layoff, she needed that last race and still ran a good 2nd.  She’ll be even better today.

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Race 7: 6 Furlongs. OC 50000n2x

#2 Nuclear Option (8/1) – He made an early move into a hot pace last start. This colt has serious early pace.

Race 8: 5½ Furlongs. F.OC 50000n2x

*Never a Doubt Sunday Night Scary Preventer Lock of the Day #8 Always Enuff (2/1) – 2nd off the layoff, this mare looks primed to dominate this field.

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Race 9: 6 Furlongs. Alw 12500s

#10 Tres Equis (12/1) – 3rd off the layoff and cutting back to a sprint, the Conductor will key him in the exacta and trifecta.

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Sabbath Sunday: The Conductor’s Prayers at Oaklawn Park

Hope you passengers fired away on the Derby prep races like the Conductor ordered.  Back to full card plays today and back to Oaklawn where the Conductor gets all dirt races and big fields.  Let’s Ride.

Race 1: 1 1/16 Mile. F.Clm 16000n2L

#5 Just For Casey (3/1) – In a race devoid of pace, the Conductor sees her taking them all the way around again. Gate to Wire.

Race 2: 5½ Furlongs. F.MC 16000

#7 Princess Z Ohsix (5/2) – 1st off the claim for trainer Kenny Smith and 2nd off the layoff she has good early speed and was only beaten a length vs tougher last time. She’ll win today.

Race 3: 1 1/16 Mile. F.Clm 30000n2L

#5 Turkmenistan (9/2) – She’s run back to back closing thirds at this level, but both times she hasn’t had much pace to run at. She’ll get a better setup today.

Race 4: 5½ Furlongs. Clm 8000

#11 We Did (20/1) – His race two starts back makes him very competitive at this level and he loves to win races.  The Conductor will key him at a big price in the exacta and trifecta.

Race 5: 6 Furlongs. S.Alw 84000n2L

1/1A Entry (3/1) – Both entries have a big chance the Conductor will take the two.

Race 6: 1 1/16 Mile. F.Mdn 83k

#4 Goodbye Earl (9/2) – Stretching out for the 1st time, the Conductor like to see two sprints before a route.  She’s exiting races that have come back live.

Race 7: 6 Furlongs. Clm 10000b

*Double Barreled Shotgun Shots of the Day #7 Because It’s Time (6/1) – 2nd off the layoff and dropping in class, he has the back class to crush this field.

#8 Spa Shackalacka (9/2) – Shipping in from Santa Anita, he’s gutting back to a sprint, dropping in class and posted strong works over the surface.

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Race 8: 6 Furlongs. OC 62500n1x

*Never a Doubt Lock From God #4 Jack Van Berg (2/1) – Cutting back to a spring after setting blistering fractions going longer, he’s the one to beat.

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Race 9: 6 Furlongs. S.Mdn 83k

#11 Silver City Blues (8/1) – He’s working well, and his sire wins at 19% with 1st time starters. Trainer Lon Wiggins is also 19% with a +$2.38 ROI with debut runners this year.

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Trachea Kick Tuesday: The Conductor’s Plays at the Fair Grounds

A 7/2 winner and a couple of decent prices running 2nd wasn’t terrible, but not a great Monday for the Conductor.  The train will tack on plenty of miles this week with Fairgrounds running on Tuesday.  Somebody has to pay for coal, the train doesn’t fuel itself.  Let’s give the Fairgrounds a boot right to the teeth, Let’s Ride.

Race 1: 7 ½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.MC 30000

#3 Simple Pleasure (5/1) – Going two sprints to a route, she’ll try the grass for the first time for top connections.  She has upside, while the rest are proven losers.

Race 2: 6 Furlongs. S.MC 12500

#8 Don’t Tell Stacy (9/2) –

Race 3: 1m70yds. F.OC 50000n1x

#5 Furiously Fast (3/1) – 2nd off the layoff and stretching out for the first time, her pace figures suggest she’ll like the added distance.  She’ll get a good trip on a slow pace.

Race 4: 5 ½ Furlongs. (Turf) S.OC 35000b

*Never a Doubt Jet Blue #4 Flashy Brew (5/2) – The switch to turf should not be an issue, she’s been dominant in her last two races. The Conductor needs to buy a plane ticket today.

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Race 5: 1 1/16 Mile. OC 80000b

*Gullet Shot of the Day #2 Hawaakom (8/1) – Dropping to this level last time out, he ran a good 4th closing into a tepid pace.  He should run his best in his 3rd start off a layoff today and has the back class to get the job done.  The Conductor will key him in the exacta.

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Race 6: 1 1/8 Mile. (Turf) Alw 42000b

#2 Take That for Data (6/1) – 2nd off the layoff, he’s steadily progressing and ran a very strong late pace figure last start.  He should get a good ground-saving trip.

Race 7: 6 Furlongs. F.OC 80000b

#6 Salt Bae (7/2) – This filly looks to get the same winning trip on an easy lead.

Race 8: 5 ½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.Mardi Gras Stakes

#6 Oxford Comma (3/1) – This girl has real speed and loves to win.

Race 9: 6 Furlongs. Mdn 43k

#6 Zapper Van Winkle (7/2) – In race that came back strong, he ran a huge 2nd closing into a slow pace.  With natural progression he’ll get the job done.

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Esophagus Slice Saturday: Fountain of Youth and Graded Stakes Plays Gulfstream Park

Huge bailout in the night cap yesterday. Now we have a great Saturday of racing staring us right in the eyes including the Fountain of Youth.  Derby Preps are in full swing, full card plays at Santa Anita will be up shortly.  Let’s Ride.

Race 11: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.G3 Honey Fox Stakes

#1 Precieuse (7/2) – She’s European G1 winner and she ran huge in her lone US start,  just missing vs Uni.  Chad will win like he always does.

Race 12: 1 Mile. F.G2 Davona Dale Stakes

#1 Jaywalk (2/5) – This field can’t beat her.

Race 13: 1 1/16 Mile. G2 Fountain of Youth Stakes

*Gullet Shot of the Day #4 Bourbon War (10/1) – This colt had no chance in the Remsen, trying to close into a tepid pace.  He engulfed the field last race without getting a setup either.  There is plenty of speed in here, he should get a great trip and the Conductor will key him in the exacta ant tri.

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Race 14: 1 3/8 Mile. (Turf) G2 Mac Diarmida Stakes

#3 Melmich (15/1) – This old man loves to hit the board and will be flying late.  With a hot pace too run at, he can spice up the tote.  Another exacta and tri key.

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Stay Hot Conductor! Sabbath Sunday’s Prayers at Santa Anita

11/1, 4/5, 3/1, 6/5, and 4/5 winners yesterday left Santa Anita gasping for air.  The train is flying at full speed, get out the way. Let’s Ride.

Race 1: 1 Mile. Mdn 55k

*Never a Doubt Sunday Night Scaries Preventer Lock of the Day #5 Victory Element (8/5) – The Conductor likes the stretch out and he has the most talent in the field.  It would be fantastic if he stays the 2nd choice.

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Race 2: 1 Mile. MC 30000

#6 Midnight Roamer (4/1) – Drawn well to the outside, he has the figures to win and the Conductor likes the added blinkers.

Race 3: 6½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.Alw 50000s

#3 Sheza Chattykat (4/1) – She’s 1/1 down the hill and has a speed advantage over this group.  Gate to wire.

Race 4: 6 Furlongs. F.Alw 20000s

#3 Misstressofthenight (7/2) – This filly ran a good 2nd last race vs similar, contesting a hot pace going longer.  The cutback to a sprint is the difference.

Race 5: 1 Mile (Turf). S.Mdn 55k

#2 Spanish Channel (8/1) – The Conductor liked his last race and is looking for a price in this wide open race.

Race 6: 1 Mile. Clm 40000

#5 Avanti Bello (7/2) – The Conductor has always been a fan of this old man.

Race 7: 1 Mile. (Turf) Clm 40000

*Gullet Shot of the Day #4 Tequila Joe (5/1) – 2nd off a long layoff, he takes a big drop in class and should get a perfect setup today with plenty of pace to run at.

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Race 8: 6 Furlongs. F.S. Spring Fever Stakes

#3 S Y Sky (6/5) – She’ll dominate this field on the front end.

Race 9: 1 Mile. (Turf) MC 50000

#7 Super Terrific (6/1) – He’s working well off a long layoff and will try routing on the grass for the 1st time.  He’s dropping in class for solid connections.

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The Conductor is Hot! Trachea Kick Tuesday Plays at Turf Paradise

Thatta Boy Conductor! 9/1 winner in the first, lock winner, 23/1 gullet shot of the day running 2nd and a few other nicely priced 2nds made it a banner day for the Conductor.  Don’t let the Conductor get hot! The trains now in 2nd gear and the only play is to shift in to 3rd and keep up the momentum. Off to Phoenix we go! Let’s Ride.

Race 1: 4 ½ Furlongs. F.Clm 3000n2x

#3 Chocolate Goddess (5/2) – Her figures fit, and the Conductor likes that trainer Jared Brown also owns her.

Race 2: 5 ½ Furlongs. F.Alw 3000s

*Gullet Shot of the Day #7 Yuma Thurman (12/1) – This Ol’ mare has found her form and is drawn well to the outside.  She still has something left in the tank.

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Race 3: 1 Mile. MC 5000

#1 Pasco (6/1) – Debuting for solid connections, why wouldn’t you play a 1st time starter in a field with only proven losers.

Race 4: 1 Mile. (Turf) Clm 8500n2L

#6 Western Mongolia (9/2) – Exiting a blowout win on dirt, he’s only tried turf way back in his debut and is bred to be much better on the grass.  He has good early speed and is dangerous.

Race 5: 5 ½ Furlongs. F.Moc 30000

*Never a Doubt New Bike Lock of the Day #7 M C Hamster (6/5) – Drawn well to the outside, a repeat effort of her debut beats this group and she’ll likely step forward.

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Race 6: 6 ½ Furlongs. OC 25000b

#6 Blue Law (10/1) – He was fanned 7 wide in his last start, so the Conductor will forgive him.  He’s run some of the fastest figures in this field and will be a juicy price.

Race 7: 1 Mile. (Turf) OC 20000n2x

#5 Taelyns Prince (3/1) – His turf figures lay over the field.

Race 8: 5 ½ Furlongs. Moc 30000

#1 Quiet But Deadly (15/1) – This colt’s dam is 3/4 producing winners, including a stakes winner.  Trainer Manual Ortiz Jr is also scorching hot winning 5 of his last 8.

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Wind Pipe Whack Wednesday: The Conductor’s Plays at Turf Paradise

It’s a deluge down at Gulfstream Park today, so the Conductor will keep the train in Phoenix for another day at Turf Paradise.  He liked the racing there yesterday and was just a little off from having a monster day.  Time for a direct Adam’s apple shot, it’s windpipe whack Wednesday, Let’s Ride.

Race 1: 5½ Furlongs. Clm 3000b

*Gullet Shot of the Day #2 MoreoftheSame (10/1) – He ran strong early pace figures last start, dueling for the lead the entire way.  He was a good 2nd at this level two starts back and has run numbers that can beat this group.

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Race 2: 1 Mile. 6 Furlongs. Moc 30000

#7 Spittin Havoc (3/1) – Drawn well to the outside he looks to get a good trip in a wide-open race.

Race 3: 1 Mile. Clm 8500n2L

#4 I B EZ (4/1) – The Conductor like him yesterday and he scratched for this spot.  Stretching out to a route for the first time he has a pace edge over this group.

Race 4: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.Clm 6250n4L

#6 Shoeless Jackson (8/1) – She showed a big progression last start and can surprise this group up close to or on a slow pace.

Race 5: 5½ Furlongs. F.Clm 3000b

#5 Devil’s Wildcat (6/1) – This filly ran a much improved 4th last start after getting loose behind the gate pre-race.  She should take another step forward in her 3rd start off the layoff.

Race 6: 6 Furlongs. MC 5000

*Never a Doubt Humpday Lock #6 War Link (2/1) – 2nd off the claim for top trainer Jeffrey Metz, he’ll blow them away cutting back to a sprint.

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Race 7: 6 Furlongs. Clm 3500n2L

#6 Big Pebble (5/2) – He hasn’t raced in over a year, but he’s working well for top connections.  If he’s any semblance of himself, he wins.

Race 8: 1 Mile. (Turf) Moc 30000

#2 Maricopa County (5/1) – Going two sprints to a route, this gelding has run strong late pace figures.  Trainer Bobbie Grissom is 26% with a +$2.21 ROI moving horses from dirt to turf this year.

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Massacre Monday: The Conductor’s Punts at Parx

Alright, fresh start to the pony week.  The Conductor is going to toss last week’s performance out the window.  Does he want to bet Parx today? Absolutely not. But you can’t get hot sitting on your hands, everyone knows that.  Let’s get the train rolling, Let’s Ride.

Race 1: 6 Furlongs. S.Mdn 37k

#3 Rules (8/1) – His sire wins 19% with 1st time starters and trainer Edward Allen is 17% with a +$0.63 ROI this year debuting maidens.

Race 2:  Furlongs. F.MC 10000

#3 Justenuff Hope (5/2) – The Conductor doesn’t have a strong opinion here.  She’s best on paper.

Race 3: 6 Furlongs. F.Clm 7500n2L

#3 Offleeluckylady (8/1) – She’s dropping in class and should be up close or on the lead in a race without much pace or any good horses.  She can scamper away.

Race 4: 1 1/16 Mile. Clm 25000n3L

#9 Koan (20/1)#7 Jefazo (5/2) is the most likely winner, but this gelding is plunging in class and has the figures to make him competitive in here.  Whenever he runs at this level, he usually hits the board.

Race 5: 6 Furlongs. F.Clm 7500n2L

#9 Tapete Claire (20/1) – Coming in from Gulfstream off a layoff, she’s drawn well to the outside for good connections and should get a good trip up close to the slowest pace imaginable.

Race 6: 6 ½ Furlongs. Clm 12500n2L

*Gullet Shot of the Day #5 Resolutionary (8/1) – He’s caught a sloppy track in his last two starts and is the lone speed in this race.  Gate to wire gut job.

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Race 7: 6 ½ Furlongs. F.Clm 20000

#9 She’smyrisenstar (4/1) – This filly looked great in her blowout win last start, it looks like she’ll get the same trip again.

Race 8: 6 Furlongs. Clm 12500

#6 Matter of Factor (15/1) – He plunges in class, has faced much tougher paces than he’ll see today and is working well.  Nothing not to like at a price.

Race 9: 6 ½ Furlongs. OClm 40000

#5 Who’s Driving (6/1) – He’s working well and the Conductor was impressed with his win last race, contesting a hot pace the whole way around after missing the break.

Race 10: 6 Furlongs. Clm 5000n2L

*Never a Doubt Work Week Starter Lock #12 Baby Cat (4/1) – Drawn well to the outside, he’s dropping in class after a good 2nd last start.  This old man runs his race every time.

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Throat Shot Thursday: The Conductor’s Plays at Santa Anita Park

The lock of the day kept us alive, but the Conductor has had enough of these tracks not named Santa Anita.  Yes, his lock of the day wins every day, but we want prices! Let’s go Conductor, Let’s Ride.

Race 1: 1 Mile. (Turf) S.Alw 57000n1x

#4 Lil Milo (5/1) – An impressive winner last start, he’s shown versatility winning on dirt and turf in his young career. The stretch out in distance wouldn’t be a problem.

Race 2: 7 Furlongs. MC 25000

#1 Victor’s Show (4/1) – He ran a good 4th at this level off a layoff last start.  He’s steadily progressing and Rafa is hot in the irons.

Race 3: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.MC 50000

*Gullet Shot of the Day #4 Super Good (15/1) – She’s dropping to her lowest level off the layoff and showed talent early in her career.  At a monster number, the Conductor will key her in the trifecta.

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Race 4: 1 Mile. F.OClm 50000

#1 Equal Measure (7/2) – This filly is going two sprints to a route and should get an uncontested lead.  She can take them all the way around.

Race 5: 1 1/8 Mile. (Turf) ) OC 40000n2x

#8 Shaky Alibi (4/1) – This is a tough group, but the Conductor liked his last race best.  Rosario has been money on the turf in California.

Race 6: 1 Mile. F.OC 62500n2x

*Never a Doubt Ski Trip Lock of the Day #2 Secret Spice (5/2) – She became a different animal last year when she stretched out to a mile.  In her last blow-out win she ran a crazy high figure.

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Race 7: 1 Mile. Clm 12500n2L

#8 All I Can Say (9/2) – He takes a big drop in class and that may be all it takes in this evenly matched group.  Trainer Val Brinkerhoff is 4/12 with a +$1.47 ROI dropping horse 2+ class levels this year.

Race 8: 1 Mile. (Turf) MC 50000

#1 Lil Sydney (8/1) – This colt didn’t do much running in his debut, but he adds blinkers, stretches out for the 1st time, and Prat intriguingly hops aboard.