Boxing day at Santa Anita, one of the Conductor’s favorite racing cards of the year. Round up all your Christmas gifts, head down to pawn shop and fire away! Skip!
Race 7: 1 1/16 Mile. G2 San Antonio Stakes
#2 Kiss Today Goodbye (15/1) – #8 Mucho Gusto (2/1) is clearly the one to beat, but the Conductor likes this colt to outrun his odds. His win last time was visually impressive, and his race is the Shared Belief Stakes was very strong. #7 Idol (5/1) has major upside as well.
Race 8: 7 Furlongs. F.G1 La Brea Stakes
*Gullet Shot of the Day #9 Fair Maiden (12/1) – In a race with 4 Bafferts, the Conductor is leaning towards tossing them all. This filly had a brutal trip last time at Santa Anita and looks to get a great trip today stalking a hot pace on the outside. She’s shown talent and versatility in her young career.
Race 9: 1 1/4 Mile. (Turf) F.G1 American Oaks
#8 Duopoly (4/1) – The Conductor sees this race going thru Chad Brown. This girl is the lone speed in the race and she’ll be tough to run down.
Race 10: 7 Furlongs. G1 RUNHAPPY Malibu Stakes
#6 Independence Hall (4/1) – This is a very exciting Malibu with the ultra-talented #3 Nashville (6/5) and #4 Charlatan (9/5) hooking up. The Conductor sees a scenario where those two cook each other early and set it up for a runner off the pace. This colt showed talent on the Derby trail and he won nicely in his prep last time off the layoff. He looks to get a dream trip here. Of the two big horses, the Conductor prefers #3 Nashville.
Race 11: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.Lady of Shamrock Stakes
#2 Miss Extra (4/1) – The Conductor likes this filly in this spot quite a bit. Her form in France lays over this field and she was well bet in a much tougher race last time at Santa Anita. Making her 2nd start in the US and getting Lasix for the 1st time today, the Conductor sees her running a big one.