Hopefully you passengers were able to make some money yesterday, the Conductor had some good opinions and some bad ones. Over 3 million in free money in the pick 6 pot getting paid out today, so we have to play. Let’s Ride
He’s Baaaaaaaaaccccccccckkkkkkkkkkk. The Conductor apologizes for his recent absence, but not really. The train went off the rails and needed some maintenance, that’s just part of ductor life. Nothing a few weeks back at the station can’t fix. You passengers didn’t think he’d miss the Pegasus did you? Silly passengers, after all this time you still can’t figure out the Conductor. Great card today at Gulfstream, big fields and the Conductor is salivating. Time to take a nice slow ride THROTTLE IT! Let’s Ride.
Race 7: 1 Mile. G3 Fred W. Hooper Stakes
This is a very intriguing race to start the Pick 6 sequence. We’ll have to see if the dirt is a speed highway, but this looks like a meltdown race with a blistering pace on paper. The Conductor will turn to the closers.
#5 Phat Man (10/1) – Exiting a good 2nd last start, splitting War Story and Bode Express (who we’ll talk about later), he looks to get a great trip with Irad aboard. The Conductor will key him in the exacta as well.
#7 Tale of Silence (10/1) – He’s had time off after running a dud last start. His race two back closing into a slow pace and finishing 1 ¾ lengths behind Maximum Security makes him a must use.
Other contenders #8 Free Enterprise (4/1), #10 Gray Magician (6/1), and the Conductor can see #9 Olympic Village (20/1) hitting the board underneath.
Race 8: 1½ Mile. (Turf) F.G3 La Prevoyante Stakes
#6 Lady Paname (3/1) – She’s clearly the one to beat from the Conductor’s perspective and will single her on most tickets. The long layoff doesn’t concern him with Chad.
#3 Kelsey’s Cross (8/1) – This filly is making her first start as a four-year-old and has sneaky back class. She’s run behind Cambier Parc and Concrete Rose and this field is much weaker than what she’s used to.
#4 Mean Mary (8/1) – She’s the controlling speed and the Conductor likes her steady progression.
Race 9: 7 Furlongs. F.G2 Inside Information Stakes
Another race with what looks like a hot pace, the Conductor sees only 3.
#7 Spiced Perfection (8/5) – The heavy favorite, she’d clearly the class of the field and can dictate her own trip.
#6 Nonna Madeline (8/1) – She didn’t live up to the hype last year but took care of business in her comeback race. The Conductor thinks she has the potential to take a big step forward.
#11 Pink Sands (8/1) – This mare is going to get a good setup like she did in her last victory and loves Gulfstream.
Race 10: 1½ Mile. (Turf) G3 W. L. McKnight Stakes
Nothing creative, the logical contenders, no strong opinion: #1 Red Night (3/1), #7 Cross Border (9/2), #8 Pumpkin Rumble (8/1), #12 American Tattoo (7/2)
Race 11: 1 3/16 Mile. (Turf) G1 Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational Stakes
The Conductor is going to toss #12 Magic Wand (7/2) from that post. She’s classy and can win, but loves to run 2nd and will be hammered at the windows. There is a trainer named Chad Brown you may have heard of who will win this race.
#3 Without Parole (4/1) – He ran well behind Uni on Breeders Cup Day last time and the Conductor thinks he’s a cut above this field. Most of his money will go through him.
#6 Instilled Regard (10/1) – The Conductor has always been a fan of this horse and is improving on the turf.
#11 Sacred Life (12/1) – He’s a hard knocker and the Conductor will use him defensively.
Race 12: 1 1/8 Mile. G1 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes
This race obviously completely changed with the scratch of Omaha Beach, but the Conductor thinks its now a much better betting race.
*Gullet Shot of the Day #4 Seeking the Soul (30/1) – He went off form last fall but has had a long time off and is training well. His 2nd behind Seeking the Soul in last years Pegasus behind City of life would win this year’s running and he has the most back class. The Conductor has a feeling he’s going to run a big one and will key him in the exacta and trifecta.
#12 Bode Express (30/1) – He won’t be that price, but he’ll be on the lone lead and has the talent to take them all the way around if he can tick off favorable fractions. He was fractious last start and went too fast early, but his race two back and run behind Maximum Security as a 3-year-old show he has the talent.
#6 Higher Power (6/1) – He ran a very good 3rd in the BC Classic and there aren’t any Vino Rosso’s or Mckinzie’s in this field.
#10 Mucho Gusto (9/2) – The Conductor can’t toss him with his form against Maximum Security.
The Conductor is easing into the racing week and hasn’t played much Gulfsteam lately so he’s narrowing his focus. Aim small, miss small, keep it light and keep it tight. Let’s Ride.
Race 5: 1 Mile. (Turf) Mdn 50k
The Pletcher horse #7 Summer to Remember (8/5) is clearly the one to beat with a good 2nd behind a tougher field in his debut. However, the Conductor thinks we can still get a nice little lump of cash out this race keying in on the #6 Beachwalker (15/1). This colt dueled setting a scorching pace before fading last time on a race taken off the turf. He’s bred to take a step forward on the lawn and moves to the grass for the first time today. Johnny V also takes the mount which is a positive sign.
*Never a Doubt Lock of the Day 1 Hidden Scroll (5/2) – He set a torrid pace last start and won’t have that problem today. With a better ride from Castellano the Conductor sees him putting on a show and becoming your derby favorite.
The Conductor does not want to play the ponies today. He wants to suck his thumb and scream at the replay of the Tennessee “foul” at the end of the game. But, he is the Conductor. This is the cross he bears. He must get back on the horse not only for himself, but for his loyal passengers. This is the life he chose.
A graze of the leg? Gross. It also took him 7 seconds to inbound the ball………Let’s Ride.
Race 1: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) MC 20000
#9 Art’s Table (8/1) – 3rd off the layoff, he showed good early speed last start and gets a rider upgrade to Louis Saez today.
Race 2: 7 Furlongs. S.OC 12500n1x
#2 Jalen Journey (8/1) – 2nd off the layoff, she crushed last start and ran a very strong number. She’s stepping up in class but has an early pace advantage in here.
Race 3: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) F.Clm 16000b
#6 Salsita Roja (5/2) – 1st off the claim for strong connections, she can scoot.
Race 4: 7 Furlongs. MC 35000
#6 Big Alex (6/1) – He’s making progress in each start and adds blinkers today.
Race 5: 6 ½ Furlongs. F.Clm 12500
*Gullet Shot of the Day #8 Royally Cool (5/1) – She set a blistering pace last time out in a race that has come back very strong. She’s the Conductor’s best bet of the day over 3/1.
Race 6: 1 Mile. (Turf) MC 50000
#1 All in Stew Out (6/1) – Drawn well to the inside 3rd off a layoff, he showed a strong late kick last start closing into a slow pace.
Race 7: 1 Mile. Clm 30000b
#6 Drop Kick (3/1) – The Conductor liked her last race on the grass and she figures to step forward on her preferred dirt surface.
Race 8: 1 3/16 Mile. 100k Skip Away Stakes
*Never a Doubt Friday Night Bottle Service Lock of the Day #7 Rocketry (5/2) – The switch to dirt has done this man good. Lock.
Race 9: 1 Mile. (Turf) G3 Appleton Stakes
#2 Dr. Edgar (10/1) – This gelding is in great form and this isn’t the toughest Grade 3 you’ll ever see. The Conductor thinks he can take the step up in class.
Race 10: 1 3/8 Mile. (Turf) F.G3 Orchid Stakes
#9 Santa Monica (1/1) – Clear class of the field. Can’t Lose.
Race 11: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) F.MC 20000
#8 Abjure (4/1) – The Conductor doesn’t have a clue in this one.
4/1 and 6/5 winners along with 14/1 Gullet shot of the day running 2nd made it a profitable Tuesday at the Fair Grounds. The train heads off to Gulfstream today for our regularly scheduled programming mid-week. Last Wednesday the Conductor made us some loot. Let’s double down, Let’s Ride.
Race 1: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) F.MC 20000
#5 Miss Claudia (8/1) – She took money in her debut and showed good early speed in a race taken off the turf. She’s bred to take a big step forward on the grass.
Race 2: 1 Mile. Clm 6250n2L
#4 Interlaken (3/1) – Dropping to this level last start, he ran a good 2nd behind a blowout winner closing into a slow pace. This race doesn’t have any pace either, but there aren’t any good horses either.
Race 3: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.MC 20000
*Never a Doubt Humpday Lock #7 Lillie’s Heat (5/2) – She was nailed after setting a hot pace last start at this level. She’ll appreciate shortening to a mile.
Race 4: 6 Furlongs. MC 35000
#6 Fafa Fooey (9/5) – Chalk.
Race 5: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.Clm 16000n3L
*Gullet Shot of the Day #2 Our Closure (10/1) – She won nicely last start in the slop, closing into a slow pace. She has strong late pace figures and the Conductor will key her in the exacta.
Race 6: 1 Mile. OClm 10000
#4 Quenane (5/1) – He’s plunging in class and his last race came up very fast, hung wide vs stakes company. 5/1 would get the Conductor tingly.
Race 7: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) Clm 30000n2L
#2 Shanghai Noon (5/1) – He was bumped at the start and still rallied to be beaten only 3 ½ lengths. He’ll have every chance with a clean trip.
Race 8: 1 Mile. (Turf) Clm 50000n2L
#9 Eagle Dance (8/1) – Navarro 2nd Off the claim
Race 9: 6½ Furlongs. F.OC 25000n1x
#4 Cypriana (4/1) – Dropping in class and adding blinkers, she’s got the back class to beat this field.
Race 10: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) F.MC 25000
#8 Cassini’s Plunge (15/1) – This filly showed good early speed and faded badly in her debut. She adds Lasix today and this field is heinous.
Huge bailout in the night cap yesterday. Now we have a great Saturday of racing staring us right in the eyes including the Fountain of Youth. Derby Preps are in full swing, full card plays at Santa Anita will be up shortly. Let’s Ride.
Race 11: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.G3 Honey Fox Stakes
#1 Precieuse (7/2) – She’s European G1 winner and she ran huge in her lone US start, just missing vs Uni. Chad will win like he always does.
Race 12: 1 Mile. F.G2 Davona Dale Stakes
#1 Jaywalk (2/5) – This field can’t beat her.
Race 13: 1 1/16 Mile. G2 Fountain of Youth Stakes
*Gullet Shot of the Day #4 Bourbon War (10/1) – This colt had no chance in the Remsen, trying to close into a tepid pace. He engulfed the field last race without getting a setup either. There is plenty of speed in here, he should get a great trip and the Conductor will key him in the exacta ant tri.
Race 14: 1 3/8 Mile. (Turf) G2 Mac Diarmida Stakes
#3 Melmich (15/1) – This old man loves to hit the board and will be flying late. With a hot pace too run at, he can spice up the tote. Another exacta and tri key.
The Conductor’s pockets are lined with cash after a great start to his racing week yesterday. 6/1 gullet shot of the day, along the lock of the day and another 5/2 runner were all victorious. Like a lion stalking a wounded buffalo, when the Conductor smells blood, he goes in for the kill. Gulfstream is getting a steel pipe to the Adams apple today. Let’s Ride.
Race 1: 6 Furlongs. F.Clm 16000
#7 Roally Cool (6/1) – 1st off the claim for Navarro, she owns the fastest figures in the field and is drawn well to the outside. She also gets a weight break today.
Race 2: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) F.Clm 16000
#11 Dahlonega (8/1) – Dropping in class and shortening back to her best distance, she’s very dangerous and her price will stay high with low % connections.
Race 3: 7 Furlongs. F.OClm 10000
*Never a Doubt Humpday Lock #4 Radiantrithym (9/5) – Her last race kills this group.
Race 4: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) F.Clm 16000n2L
#2 Gran Letzia (8/1) – She’s been off for a long time but is working well for red hot connections. She has strong early pace figures.
Race 5: 6 Furlongs. MC 16000
#5 Sky D (10/1) – Shipping in from Tampa and 1st off the claim for trainer Victor Barboza Jr., he’ll try sprinting on dirt for the first time. He has upside.
Race 6: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) F.Mdn 50k
#9 Nymphesa (20/1) – This filly made an early move last race then flattened out down the lane. In her 2nd start off a layoff she’ll have more stamina and will be a big number.
Race 7: 1 1/16 Mile. OC 25000n1x
*Gullet Shot of the Day #7 Just Whistle (6/1) – Making his return to the races after a 6-month layoff, this colt showed real talent as a 3-year old. If he comes ready, he’s your winner.
Race 8: 1 1/16 Mile (Turf) Clm 16000n2L
#3 Simmardstrike (8/1) – None of these horses are any good and he’s dropping in class and exiting a key race.
Race 9: 6 Furlongs. Clm 12500b
#11 Mr Joshua (7/2) – Dropping in class for top connections with a pace advantage against this field, he’s a cynch.
Not great at Turf Paradise yesterday, but we all know Podunk tracks don’t count. The Conductor makes his hay playing the big boy tracks, and the train rolls back into Gulfstream today. 11 race card, the Conductor is so generous to cap that much for us on a Wednesday. Not all heroes where capes, Let’s Ride.
Race 1: 1 Mile. MC 12500
#4 Watch Your Step (8/1) – The pace was too hot for him last start, he ran a solid 2nd at this level two back and will get a good trip today up close to a slower pace.
Race 2: 7 Furlongs. OClm 50000
#1 Maximum Security (3/5) – This colt hasn’t tried yet and is 2/2.
Race 3: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) F.Mdn 50k
#1 Meetmeonline (7/2) – She’s set blistering paces in her last two starts and held on strongly. Cutbacks don’t work as well on grass, but the Conductor likes her anyways.
Race 4: 1 Mile. Clm 30000n2L
*Gullet Shot of the Day#4 Positivist (8/1) – 2nd off the layoff, he’s dropping in class, working well, and stretching out to a route for the first time. He can take them all the way around.
Race 5: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) Clm 25000
#6 Money Come (10/1) – Steadily progressing, he exploded last start on an off track. The Conductor likes that they want to put him back to the turf.
Race 6: 1 Mile. MC 12500
#2 Tropical Tapistry (8/1) – The Conductor doesn’t have a strong opinion in her, pick your poison.
Race 7: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) OClm 50000
*Never a Doubt Humpday Lock #1 Collins Ave (4/1) – The Conductor has been impressed by his first two starts. Nothing to knock and he should be the 2nd or 3rd choice in the betting.
Race 8: 1 Mile. (Turf) F.S.Mdn 43k
#1 Andrea’s Pride (10/1) – She’s run ok vs tougher open company in New York. She is also routing for the first time. The Conductor is all about the rail today.
Race 9: 6 Furlongs. Clm 12500n2L
#7 Dunk (4/1) – Cutting back from a route in a race full of speedsters, he’ll get a perfect trip and wont run worse than 2nd. The Conductor will key him in the exacta.
Race 10: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) F.S.OC 16000n1x
#9 Salt Pond (5/1) – Speed Kills.
Race 11: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) MC 20000
#5 Licorice (3/1) – This colt is dropping in class and gets back to turf where he’s run his best.