The Conductor had Gift Box at 6/1 yesterday, but other than that he didn’t have many great opinions. What a day of racing though, highlighted by Mckinzie’s dominant performance in the G1 Malibu Stakes. Obviously he couldn’t run like that when the Conductor backed him in the Breeders Cup Classic.
McKinzie wins the (GI) Malibu. #Runhappy #ClaiborneFarm pic.twitter.com/Yf3VEwyS94
— TVG (@TVG) December 27, 2018
Whatever, he train is headed down to Gulfstream today, then we’ll head back to Santa Anita for the weekend. Let’s Ride.
Race 1: 1 Mile. F.OClm 12500
#5 Amaluna (4/1) – This Ol’ mare is a hard knocker and ran her best race in a long time last start. The Conductor sees her running a repeat effort and that will give her every chance against this field.
Race 2: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) Clm 16000
*Gullet Shot of the Day #11 The Zip Zip Man (12/1) – He won easily at Suffolk last start and that race was very fast on the Conductor’s numbers. He’s working well and has run strong numbers at this distance.
Race 3: 7 Furlongs. F.OClm 50000
#5 Farfalla (5/2) – She blew away the field at Woodbine last start and with a natural step forward today she’ll be tough to beat.
Race 4: 5½ Furlongs. F.Clm 6250n2L
#6 Enigmatica (4/1) – This filly loves to run 2nd, but she’s in the best form of the group. The Conductor will key her in the exacta.
Race 5: 7½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.MC 50000
#12 War Rose (6/1) – She draws a tough post, but has been posting bullet works and Johnny V hops aboard for a trainer Brandon Walshe, whom he never rides for. That always catches the Conductor’s eye.
Race 6: 7 Furlongs. Clm 12500
#2 Nomad (8/1) – He ran a strong number in his victory on turf last start and has been gelded since. Trainer Chad Summers is 20% with a +$0.26 ROI switching runners from turf to dirt this year.
Race 7: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) OClm 25000
#1 Captain Gaughen (10/1) – This veteran gelding runs his race no matter what level of competition and is money at 5 furlongs. We get top connections in our corner as well.
Race 8: 7 Furlongs. F.Alw 47000n1x
*Never a Doubt Winter Vacation Lock of the Day #1 Pink Sands (9/2) – Closing into a slow pace to finish a solid 2nd vs tougher last time, she looks primed to run her best today. The Conductor would do terrible things for her price to stay up at 9/2.
Race 9: 7½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.OC 62500n2x
#10 Volatility Index (9/2) – This Chad Brown filly returns to the track after a year layoff. If she’s the same horse she’ll beat this field, let alone if she’s better.
Race 10: 1 1/16 Mile. F.Mdn 60k
#4 Makealitlemischief (6/1) – Heavily bet in her debut, she didn’t bring her best and has been off since. She’s bred to be a good thing and the Pletcher barn is heating up.