The Conductor’s Lock and another 3/1 winner were all Santa Anita gave us yesterday. Parx is cancelled today due to weather, so the Conductor will take the train up to Mahoning Valley for the 1st time this year. Nothing like being snowed in on the east coast and watching the ponies rumble. Let’s start the work week off right, Let’s Ride.
Race 1: 1m70yds. Clm 10000
#3 Eskendulce (3/1) – This old man has some strong back class and his price will likely float upwards.
Race 2: 6 Furlongs. F.S.Alw 32700n2x
#5 Angel’s Stormin (4/1) – 2nd off the layoff, this girl showed a big improvement last start as a 3 year old. She’ll get the early lead and will be very dangerous.
Race 3: 1 Mile. Clm 5000n1y
#2 Swarm (5/1) – This old man ran a good 3rd at Mahoning Valley last race, closing into a slow pace. He’s a proven winner and will be a high price with low % connections.
Race 4: 6 Furlongs. S.Clm 5000n1y
#6 Johnny Utah (4/1) – Dropping in class off the layoff, he’ll be on or near a slow pace. He’s a proven winner at this distance.
Race 5: 6 Furlongs. Mdn 22.1k
#3 Battle Royale (4/1) – He made an early move into a hot pace last start and was only beaten 2 ½ lengths. Another step forward and he’ll hang on today.
Race 6: 6 Furlongs. S.Alw 31300n2L
*Never a Doubt Cabin Fever Lock of the Day #9 Celtic Line (7/2) – He stumbled at the start and dueled setting a hot pace last race, finishing a game 2nd. Drawn well to the outside, his early pace figures give him an edge.
Race 7: 6 Furlongs. F.Clm 7500n4L
*Gullet Shot of the Day #4 Plenty Quick (6/1) – This filly is cutting back to a sprint after pressing a hot pace last time out. The Conductor would kill for 6/1.
Race 8: 6 Furlongs. F.MC 5000
#8 Encouraged (10/1) – She’s dropping in class after closing into a slow pace going a mile vs tougher. She has a strong late kick and the Conductor will key her in the exacta and tri at a big number.