No pick 6 glory yesterday, with a 50/1 slitting our gullets in race 1. I guess a quick death is better than an agonizing beat in the final leg. The Conductor’s single and lock of the day did win in the finale, so hopefully one of you passengers made a few bucks. We need a winning day in a big way. Back to Santa Anita, Let’s Ride.
Race 1: 6½ Furlongs. (Turf) OC 80000n1x
*Sunday Night Scary Preventer Lock of the Day #1 Vantastic (5/2) – He ran a solid 2nd off a layoff last start and is steadily progressing. Another step forward and the others don’t stand a chance,
Race 2: 6 Furlongs. Clm 16000
#6 Papa Turf (3/1) – Drawn well to the outside, this old man is in good form and should sit a perfect trip.
Race 3: 5½ Furlongs. MC 16000
#1 Temple Knights (4/1) – He ran incredibly fast early pace figures over a tiring Golden Gate surface last start. He’ll be sent from the rail and the Conductor will bet he won’t stop.
Race 4: 1 Mile. F.Clm 12500n2L
#6 Proper Drink (5/2) – The Conductor has kept it tight this week post football season. No stews so far, but a proper drink sounds soooooo good.
Race 5: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) F.Clm 20000
#3 Red Shelby (3/1) – 1st off the claim for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, she’s done her best running going this distance on the turf.
Race 6: 1 Mile. MC 20000
#6 Tanker (10/1) – Going two sprints to a route for strong connections, this gelding has never tried this distance on dirt. This field stinks and he has figures early in his career to make him competitive.
Race 7: 6½ Furlongs. (Turf) F. G3 Sweet Life Stakes
#6 Ginger Nut (5/2) – She’s beaten fields of 18, 25, and 14 in three of her last four races in Europe. She’s working well at Santa Anita and the Euro’s seem to take to the hill.
Race 8: 7 Furlongs. G2 San Vicente Stakes
#3 Dessman (5/2) – The “other Baffert” runner in here won easily in his debut and is bred to be a good one. He’ll be a much higher price than #2 Coliseum (6/5), who was terrible in the Sham last start.
Race 9: 6½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.OC 40000n1x
*Gullet Shot of the Day #4 Animosity (12/1) – Dropping back to OC company for the first time in a long time, she’s won her lone start down the hill and was G2 placed in the summer. The Conductor loves that Rosario takes the mount.