The Conductor has a dream that he will get out of his slump and all his passengers will sleep like babies on piles of money tonight. Santa Anita time, Let’s Ride.
Race 1: 6½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.Alw 50000s
#2 Kate’s Princess (4/1) – She tries turf for the first time and trainer Dallas Craig 15% with a +$2.49 ROI moving runners from dirt to turf this year
Race 2: 6 Furlongs. F.Mdn 55k
#2 Scattering Mink (3/1) – Her dam is 16% with 1st time starters and you can’t go wrong with the Prat/Mandella jockey/trainer combo.
Race 3: 6 Furlongs. F.Clm 25000
*Gullet Shot of the Day #3 Naughty Sophie (8/1) – 1st off the claim for trainer Javier Sierra, this filly bobbled at the break last start and didn’t run well. Her prior figures make her the one to beat in here, the Conductor will forgive her last effort.
Race 4: 5½ Furlongs. F.MC 30000
#8 Goodtingscominpink (4/1) – She showed real ability in her debut breaking last, rushing up, and still finishing 2nd. 4/1 would be fantastic.
Race 5: 1 Mile. Clm 25000n2L
#1 Canadian Game (3/1) – He’s dropping to his lowest class level today and has been clipped since his last start. He’s the class of the field.
Race 6: 6½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.OC 80000n1x
#1 Velvet Queen (4/1) – This filly moved early into a hot pace vs much tougher last start and won her debut down the hill. We also get a rider upgrade to Rosario.
Race 7: 6½ Furlongs. S.MC 50000
#9 Like Really Smart (7/2) – He’s dropping in class, drawn well to the outside and whenever Prat rides for Powell recently, they win.
Race 8: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.G3 Megahertz Stakes
*Never a Doubt Week Starter Lock of the Day #3 Vasilika (6/5) – This multiple G1 winner was 9/11 last year and is a mare you can always rely on. She is nails.
Race 9: 6½ Furlongs. Alw 50000s
#7 Shane Zain (3/1) – Drawn well to the outside, he ran a good 3rd at this level last start and will improve in his 2nd start off the layoff.
Race 10: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.Mdn 55k
#9 Tiz Felicity (6/1) – She’s working like a rocket at Santa Anita and is well bred for the turf. Mike Smith riding for Mike McCarthy is always dangerous.