We’re heading into the winter lull of the horse racing season post Breeders’ Cup. Most passengers will cut down their play, but obviously not the Conductor. The clocks have turned back, the darkness has come. The only thing to keep him sane is to never leave the house and fire away at Churchill Downs. Skip! Skip!
Race 1: 1 Mile. F.MC 30000
#3 Mi Chachis Intenta (4/1) – This filly showed ability in her debut at Churchill and had a troubled trip last time when they moved her up in class. Dropping back to a lower level, the Conductor likes her.
Race 2: 6 ½ Furlongs. Clm 30000n2L
#6 Carpe Noctem (7/2) – He’s drawn well to the outside and his early pace figures give him an advantage over this group.
Race 3: 6 Furlongs. F.MC 30000
#7 Happy Peddler (12/1) – This filly is working well, and trainer David Fawkes is 24% with +$1.23 ROI debuting maiden claimers this year. His barn is also hot to start the meet.
Race 6: 6 Furlongs. Clm 7500
#9 Icatiro (6/1) – He drops to his lowest career class level and is working well after being clipped. Jockey Joseph Rocco Jr. is only a 10%, but he’s 31% with a +$3.65 ROI with trainer Michael Tomlinson the last two months.
Race 7: 1 Mile. (Turf) Mdn 95k
#9 Summer Place (8/1) – This colt took money at Churchill and showed a something in her debut across the pond. He’s bred for the lawn and should also get a hot pace to close into.
Race 8: 6 ½ Furlongs. MC 30000
*Gullet Shot of the Day #11 Speed Effect (10/1) – 2nd off the layoff, this gelding ran a good 3rd vs tougher at Keeneland last start. Dropping in class and likely to improve, the Conductor would love anything close to that morning line.