The first real Derby prep is here, but there is work to be done across this great country. The Ductor will have Fairgrounds picks up soon. His generosity continues. Hit the Coast to Coast pick 5 between the eye’s today. Skip.
Santa Anita Park Race 3: 6½ Furlongs. (Turf) S.Mdn 67k
#2 Finally an Eddie (4/1) – This 1st time starter cost 385k and is bred to relish the lawn. The Callahan barn has them ready to roll on debut with a $+1.22 ROI unleashing runners on the turf this year. He’s the lone horse that can beat the rightful favorite #1 Catalina Eddy (8/5). Catalina Eddy ran well in his 1st start on dirt and is bred to step forward on grass today.
Gulfstream Park Race 10: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) S.OC 20000n1x
#5 Feelthebeat (4/1) – This is the most difficult race of the sequence, with the majority of the runners exiting synthetic races with little turf form. This gelding has shown he’s best on turf and ran sneaky well off the bench over synthetic last time. He had a brutal trip and still made a nice middle move. He’s ready to run his best today.
Other Contenders: #1 Lovin Makes Cents (10/1), #3 Exchange Day (7/2) #4 Brit’s Candyman (4/1), #8 Nic’s Bro (10/1)
Santa Anita Park Race 4: 1 1/16 Mile. F.OC 50000n1x
#1 Manorelli (8/1) – This filly is stretching out to a route off of some solid efforts sprinting. Her last effort was better than it looks, where she was stuck inside in a duel. There is not a lot of early pace in this field and nobody can go with her early. Alone on the lead is never a bad place to be at Santa Anita.
#7 Smoothlikebuttah (4/1) – This mare continues to run strong late pace figures into slow paces and last race was no different. She has the figures to beat this group and drops in class today. She’s up against the pace scenario again, but she’ll be an overlay and is good enough to win anyway.
Gulfstream Park Race 11: 1 1/16 Mile. F.G3 Royal Delta Stakes
#2 Kathleen O (7/5) – This is a match race between her and #5 Classy Edition (3/2). Even though Classy Edition will have the early jump on her, the Ductor thinks Kathleen O will be too much down the stretch. He’ll single her in the Coast to Coast Pick 5.
Santa Anita Park Race 5: (Turf) 1 1/4 Mile. F.Alw 25000
Nothing creative here. #2 Aloha Kitten (7/2) or #4 Harper’s Gallop (2/1) will get us paid. Skip