8 straight favorites at Santa Anita yesterday. 8 Straight! Only the chalk-eating weasels made any money and we’ll let them have the scraps. The Conductor is a big game hunter and he sees a few big bison out in the open today. Let’s Eat, Let’s Ride.
Race 1: 6 ½ Furlongs. (Turf) Clm 35000n3L
*Gullet Shot of the Day #10 Snazzy Dresser (6/1) – His speed had held going longer vs tougher. Cutting back down the hill will be perfect for him.
Race 2: 1 Mile. F.OC 40000n1x
#2 Leveler (4/1) – 2nd off the layoff, she caught a sloppy track last start and didn’t run a step. She showed talent early in her career and will appreciate stretching back out to a route.
Race 3: 7 Furlongs. F.S. MC 50000
#3 Ride Out the Storm (3/1) – Looks like we’re getting some snow on the east coast tonight.
Race 4: 6 Furlongs. Clm 32000
*Never a Doubt Friday Night Bottle Service Lock of the Day #5 Spokane Eagle (5/2) – This gelding is in good form and was chasing Axe Man last start. He gets major class relief today.
Race 5: 6 1/2 Furlongs. (Turf) S.OC 20000n1x
#8 Lil Milo (3/1) – Cutback down the hill.
Race 6: 6 Furlongs. F.Clm 12500n2L
#4 Lucky Lula (8/1) – In her first try at this level last race, she caught a sloppy track off a long layoff and didn’t run well. Her figures fit against this group and the Kruljac barn is red hot.
Race 7: 6 ½ Furlongs. (Turf) S.Mdn 55k
#1 Preaching Trainer (5/1) – This well-bred gelding went off favored in his debut in a race that got rained off the turf. He’ll get to try his targeted surface today.
Race 8: 1 Mile. OC 80000n1x
#1 Nolo Contesto (9/5) – The Conductor really liked his finish at Santa Anita in his first try routing. His work tab is looks great leading into this spot.
Race 9: 1 Mile (Turf) OClm 50000
#6 Contagion (10/1) – Going two sprints to a route, he will try the grass for the first time. He’s bred to take a big step forward on the lawn.