2nds are not what the Conductor ordered on Friday. We don’t want a big weekend, we need one at Santa Anita. Let’s Ride.
Race 6: 6½ Furlongs. S.MC 50000
#5 Big Discount (8/1) – He was well be in his debut for a barn that doesn’t have them cranked 1st time out. He was bumped at the break and made a nice middle move for a good 3rd. The Conductor sees him taking a big step forward today.
Race 7: 1 Mile. (Turf) Mdn 61k
#7 Earls Rock (5/2) – He ran a good 2nd vs tougher across the pond in his debut. Drawn well for top connections, he’s most likely.
Race 8: 1 1/16 Mile. F.G3 La Canada Stakes
#3 Fighting Mad (9/5) – She has a clear early pace advantage over this field. The Conductor doesn’t see them catching her.
Race 9: 6 Furlongs. (Turf) F.G3 Las Cienegas Stakes
#4 Lighthouse (5/2) – This is a very competitive race even with a small field. The Conductor prefers this girl because of her versatility and steady progression. Her performance last time at Kentucky Downs was very impressive.
Race 10: 6 Furlongs. Clm 16000n2L
*Gullet Shot of the Day #1 Defense Wins (6/1) – 1st off the claim for Hanson, this gelding showed talent when he was younger and is clearly best sprinting. Hanson turns him back to a sprint today and he gets a weight break. He’s the key to the Conductor’s day at Santa Anita.