Moon Shot Monday: The Conductor’s Punts at Parx

The 2019 Triple Crown season has come to an end and it was not the Conductor’s favorite. We must march on and arrive to Saratoga in peak form. As the old saying goes, “Don’t think, just throttle it.” Let’s Ride.

Race 1: 1 Mile. Clm 5000

#6 Hauscaran (7/2) – Dropping in class and switching back to the dirt, he’s the lone speed in the race.

Race 2: 6 Furlongs. Clm 7500n4L

#2 Hidden Bamboo (6/1) – His early pace figures give him an advantage in this spot.  He needs the lead to win, but he should have no problem getting it today.

Race 3: 1 Mile. S.Alw 41000n1x

#5 Amazing Start (8/1) – He’s lightly raced and trending in the right direction. The Conductor sees him taking a big step forward today.

Race 4: 5 ½ Furlongs. F.Clm 7500n2L

#7 Dancingthehnydaway (6/1) – She pressed a hot pace vs tougher last race for a good 3rd. 6/1 would be highway robbery on this filly.

Race 5: 7 Furlongs. S.F.Clm 16000

#2 Barley Jack (9/2) – She returned to form last start. She has past performances that the get the job done.

Race 6: 6 ½ Furlongs. F.Alw 125000s

#6 Viva Forever (9/5) – Dropping out of Grade one company, she looks tough to beat.

Race 7: 7 ½ Furlongs. (Turf) Clm 20000

#3 Threeohtwocassle (2/1) – Looks like the chalk again.

Race 8: 1m70yds. Alw 12500s

*Gullet Shot of the Day #6 Grit’n’grind (20/1) – He fits on paper closing into a slow pace vs tougher last start. He’s tough to put on top with an 0/55 trainer this meet, but if he hits the board the trifecta will pay handsomely.

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Race 9: 1m70yds F.OC 50000n3x

#5 Trace of Grace (8/5) – If she runs back to her last effort, they won’t catch her.

Race 10: 1m70yds. MC 10000

*Never a Doubt Monday Pick Me Up Lock of the Day #4 Mount Olympus (8/5) – If he doesn’t win today against this group, he never will.

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Trachea Kick Tuesday: The Conductor’s Plays at Parx

He’s back. The Conductor has returned from his much deserved vacation and he will never leave us passengers to fend for ourselves again until Christmas when the ponies don’t run. Is there a herder working man in the business? I think not. Its Belmont Stakes week and the Conductor is now off the golf course and sunny beaches and in his dark handicapping den the way he should be.  He will be watching replays until his eyes bleed.  Time to start building our bankroll for Saturday. Let’s Ride.

Race 1: 5 ½ Furlongs. MC 10000

#4 Dramaized (4/1) – His debut effort makes him competitive against this group of proven losers.  He should take a step forward today with a race under his belt.

Race 2: 6 ½ Furlongs. Clm 12500n2L

#6 Oh K Funnybone (4/1) – This group is tightly bunched on numbers and he’s been running vs much tougher competition.

Race 3: 1 Mile. Clm 7500n4L

#7 Informally (4/1) – While the others are very sporadic, he’s consistent and incrementally improving.

Race 4: 1 1/16 Mile. Clm 5000

#3 Cinco Y Cinco (10/1) – He took a step forward with a drop in class last start. He has multiple races to run back to that can beat this group.

Race 5: 6 Furlongs. F.Clm 7500

*Gullet Shot of the Day #2 My Candy Forest (6/1) – The Conductor will drive his train straight to the windows for 6/1 on this filly. She hasn’t faced a field this weak.

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Race 6: 5 ½ Furlongs. F.Alw 25000n1x

#5 Nth Degree (5/1) – Making her 3rd start off the layoff she’s been consistent against stronger fields. The Conductor will make the favorite #6 Mary Costa (7/5) prove it to him vs tougher.

Race 7: 6 ½ Furlongs. S.OC 40000

#2 Midnight Poker (1/2) – The Conductor can’t see him losing.

Race 8: 5 Furlongs. Alw 460001x

#9 Xy Speed (3/1) – He’s lightly raced and the Conductor likes his upside.

Race 9: 5 ½ Furlongs. MC 10000

*Never a Doubt Return to the Den Lock of the Day #2 Eliav (6/5) – If he doesn’t graduate today, he never will.

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Trachea Kick Tuesday: The Conductor’s Punts at Parx

Parx isn’t cancelled today, Let’s Ride.

Race 1: 1m70yds F.Clm 5000n1x

#6 Roman Reign (9/2) – She’s in good form and the Conductor like her best at this distance.

Race 2: 7 Furlongs. MC 20000

#2 Dragster (8/1) – He’s run a couple of races that make him very competitive against this group, including a good 2nd last start vs tougher.

Race 3: 6 Furlongs. Clm 7500n1x

#2 Bobcat (2/5) – Chalk.

Race 4: 1 Mile. Mdn 45k

#6 Square Circle (2/1) – He’s working well and took money in his debut vs much tougher at Gulfstream. The layoff is no concern with these connections.

Race 5: 1 Mile. Clm 12500n3L

#5 Baseline (7/2) – Going two sprints to a route, he’ll be all alone on the lead.

Race 6: 1 1/16 Mile. Clm 5000

*Gullet Shot of the Day #6 One Sided (8/1) – This old man ran a monster 3rd last start, closing into a slow pace.  With a more favorable setup today, he’ll have every chance.

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Race 7: 6 ½ Furlongs. F.Clm 10000

#9 Three Butterflies (12/1) – This mare loves Parx and she’s drawn well to the outside.  The Conductor sees her liking the shorter distance.

Race 8: 6 Furlongs. Alw 12500n1x

#6 Whateveryouwant (9/5) – He’s got good early speed and drawn to the outside of the favorite.

Race 9:  1 Mile. F.Clm 7500n2L

*Never a Doubt Finale Lock of the Day #3 Creative Princess (5/2) – Her last effort slaughters this group and that was off a long layoff.

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If Parx Didn’t Cancel Today’s Card Due to High Winds, Here Are the 10 Winners The Conductor Would Have Obviously Had

After a great Saturday, the train came off the rails at Santa Anita yesterday.  The Conductor couldn’t hit the broad side of the barn.  Let’s start the workweek off right, Let’s Ride. JK Racing cancelled.

Race 1: 6½ Furlongs. F.MC 40000

#7 Ana Lass (4/1) – This filly is drawn well to the outside and this group is very week.  Trainer Alfredo Velazquez is 3/8 with a +$3.33 ROI debuting maiden claimers this year.

Race 2: 1 Mile. Clm 25000n2L

#2 Li’l Dude L Do It (5/1) – He made an early move into a hot pace and held on for 2nd at this level last race.

Race 3: 1 1/4 Mile. MC 10000

#4 Super Owen (2/1) – Going two sprints to a route he’s not a proven loser.  He has upside.

Race 4: 5½ Furlongs. Clm 7500n4L

#1 Ask Chuck (6/1) – His last race was the fastest by far in this field on the Conductor’s numbers.

Race 5: 6 Furlongs. F.MC 10000

#6 Yes it’s Dyna (3/1) – The Conductor doesn’t have a strong opinion here.

Race 6: 1m70yds. F.Clm 25000n3L

*Gullet Shot of the Day #1`Silver Excess (8/1) – 2nd off the layoff she’s dropping in class and has run the fastest figures at this distance.  She’s her best at Parx as well.

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Race 7: 6 Furlongs. F.Clm 12500

#5 Dancin Debbie (6/1) – This filly’s win last race was better than it looks, closing into a slow pace. She loves to win races.

Race 8: 1 1/16 Mile. Alw 12500s

#2 Pumpkin Star (8/1) – This gelding’s last race makes him very competitive against this field. It will be his 2nd start off the claim for top trainer Michael Pino.

Race 9: 6½ Furlongs. F.Alw 46000n1x

*Never a Doubt Week Starter #2 Flashndynamite (8/5) – This girl doesn’t lose at Parx.

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Race 10: 6 Furlongs. Clm 7500n2L

#3 Billyjeansmyboy (5/1) – He’ll get the early lead against a weak group.

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Massacre Monday: The Conductor’s Punts at Parx

Alright, fresh start to the pony week.  The Conductor is going to toss last week’s performance out the window.  Does he want to bet Parx today? Absolutely not. But you can’t get hot sitting on your hands, everyone knows that.  Let’s get the train rolling, Let’s Ride.

Race 1: 6 Furlongs. S.Mdn 37k

#3 Rules (8/1) – His sire wins 19% with 1st time starters and trainer Edward Allen is 17% with a +$0.63 ROI this year debuting maidens.

Race 2:  Furlongs. F.MC 10000

#3 Justenuff Hope (5/2) – The Conductor doesn’t have a strong opinion here.  She’s best on paper.

Race 3: 6 Furlongs. F.Clm 7500n2L

#3 Offleeluckylady (8/1) – She’s dropping in class and should be up close or on the lead in a race without much pace or any good horses.  She can scamper away.

Race 4: 1 1/16 Mile. Clm 25000n3L

#9 Koan (20/1)#7 Jefazo (5/2) is the most likely winner, but this gelding is plunging in class and has the figures to make him competitive in here.  Whenever he runs at this level, he usually hits the board.

Race 5: 6 Furlongs. F.Clm 7500n2L

#9 Tapete Claire (20/1) – Coming in from Gulfstream off a layoff, she’s drawn well to the outside for good connections and should get a good trip up close to the slowest pace imaginable.

Race 6: 6 ½ Furlongs. Clm 12500n2L

*Gullet Shot of the Day #5 Resolutionary (8/1) – He’s caught a sloppy track in his last two starts and is the lone speed in this race.  Gate to wire gut job.

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Race 7: 6 ½ Furlongs. F.Clm 20000

#9 She’smyrisenstar (4/1) – This filly looked great in her blowout win last start, it looks like she’ll get the same trip again.

Race 8: 6 Furlongs. Clm 12500

#6 Matter of Factor (15/1) – He plunges in class, has faced much tougher paces than he’ll see today and is working well.  Nothing not to like at a price.

Race 9: 6 ½ Furlongs. OClm 40000

#5 Who’s Driving (6/1) – He’s working well and the Conductor was impressed with his win last race, contesting a hot pace the whole way around after missing the break.

Race 10: 6 Furlongs. Clm 5000n2L

*Never a Doubt Work Week Starter Lock #12 Baby Cat (4/1) – Drawn well to the outside, he’s dropping in class after a good 2nd last start.  This old man runs his race every time.

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Trachea Kick Tuesday: The Conductor’s Plays at Parx

One short-priced winner and a few 2nds and 3rds.  Nothin like a nice punch in the mouth from Parx to start the week.  That’ll wake the Conductor up.  Well Parx, the Conductor didn’t here no bell and the trains staying in Philly for round 2.  You shouldn’t have let the Conductor back in the ring Parx, Let’s Ride.

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Race 1: 1m70yds. F.MC 10000

#4 St Edmond’s Girl (8/5) – This girl took money at Saratoga this year and improved last start.  She should win for fun.

Race 2: 5 ½ Furlongs. Clm 20000

#3 Fix Me Sandwich (5/2) – He should get the early lead in this sprint and Toledo/Farrior jockey/trainer combo are hitting at a 27% clip.

Race 3: 6 ½ Furlongs. MC 20000

*Never a Doubt Round 2 Tuesday Lock of the Day #7 Equus Novus (2/1) – He looks like a standout to the Conductor

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Race 4: 7 Furlongs. Mdn 45k

#7 Shackled Romance (6/1) – Drawn well to the outside for solid connections, this colt was $120k aat the Keeneland sale.  Parx doesn’t see many bred like him.

Race 5: 1m70yds. MC 40000

#3 Air Quality (12/1) – He ran a solid 3rd at this level in his debut and then ran against much tougher last start.  The Conductor will give him a shot with the drop back in class at a big price.

Race 6: 6 Furlongs. F.Clm 75000n3L

#8 Krissy’s Manicure (5/2) – Drawn well to the outside, this filly is taking a big drop in class and has consistently run competitive races against better competition.

Race 7: 1m70yds. Alw 12500s

*Gullet Shot of the Day #3 We B Jammin (6/1) – He’s got a pace advantage over this field and the Conductor will make the heavy favorite run him down.

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Race 8: 6 ½ Furlongs. S.Alw 41000n2x

#5 Dancing Bull (8/1) – 2nd off the layoff, he’s lightly raced and moving in the right direction.  He’s run some gaudy early pace figures.

Race 9: 7 Furlongs. MC 10000

#6 Super Owen (6/1) – He’s caught a sloppy track in his 1st two starts and is the only one in the group with upside.


Massacre Monday: The Conductor’s Punts at Parx

Football is over.  The Patriots win again.  Everyone in America is hungover.  Luckily the Conductor is sill providing us winners at Parx.  A Monday tradition unlike any other, Let’s Ride.

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Race 1: 6 Furlongs. Clm 25000n2L

#5 Catch Fire (4/1) – He ships in from California off a layoff and he’s run speed figures in the summer that would crush this group.  4/1 would be amazing.

Race 2: 1 1/16 Mile. Clm 5000n2x

1/1A Entry (6/5) – These two look to have this field over a barrel.

Race 3: 1 1/16 Mile. Clm 12500n2L

#3 Glass Bridge (5/1) – He gets a rider switch to Gonzalez and has been running competitive figures for this level.

Race 4: 1m70yds. F.Mdn 45k

#3 Molly McGee (4/1) – She’s steadily progressing for top connections. Another small step forward today and she’ll be tough to beat.

Race 5: 6 Furlongs. S.Clm 30000

#2 Fara’s Kid (9/2) – This old man is a hard knocker and is in good form.  He’ll make the others earn it.

Race 6: 1m70yds. F.Alw 46000n2L

#7 Majestic Bloom (6/1) – Drawn well to the outside, she looks to sit a perfect trip for solid connections.

Race 7: 1 Mile. F.OClm 40000

*Never a Doubt Week Starter Lock of the Day #1 Finishing School (7/2) – This filly ran a good 3rd vs similar last race, moving early into a hot pace.  Frankie takes the mount for Servis as well.

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Race 8: 6 ½ Furlongs. Alw 12500s

#1 Brother Chub (3/1) – He’s a winner and the Conductor loves him cutting back to a sprint after pressing a hot pace going a mile.

Race 9: 1 1/16 Mile. F.Clm 8000

*Gullet Shot of the Day #6 Banana Anna (10/1) – Her speed figures fit at this level for high % connections.  She’s working well and loves the Parx surface.

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Trachea Kick Tuesday at Parx: Let’s Find More 10/1 Winners

The lock ran 3rd yesterday, but 7/2 and 10/1 winners made it a solid start to the week for the Conductor.  Always beware of the ultimate equipment change. The Conductor may have to play Fair Grounds more often.  The train now heads up to Philly today for our regularly scheduled Tuesday programming, let’s get this baby into 2nd gear.  Let’s Ride.

Race 1: 5 ½ Furlongs. F.MC 10000

#6 Lily Ain’t Foolin (12/1) – She’s run good early pace figures in her first two starts and adds blinkers today.  Trainer Harold Whylie has hit at some big prices 2nd off the claim recently.

Race 2: 7 Furlongs. Mdn 45k

SCRATCHED *Never a Doubt Whiskey For the Week Lock of the Day #10 Square the Circle (9/5) – If they don’t win on debut, they win in their 2nd start for Pennington/Servis.

*Updated New Lock #2 Mission Oberon (5/1) – More Stews!

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Race 3: 6 Furlongs. F.Clm 25000n3L

#6 Sheplaysthefield (3/1) – She’s got a pace advantage over this field and the Conductor loves her. You have to watch out for women like her.

Race 4: 5 ½ Furlongs. F.MC 40000

#8 Gambit’s Girl (9/2) – She drops to the claiming ranks for the 1st time and has shown strong early pace figures vs tougher.  The Conductor like that Frankie stays aboard.

Race 5: 6 Furlongs. F.Clm 7500n4L

#1 Lucky Stash (6/1) – You’ll never find where he Conductor hides his lump of cash.

Race 6: 7 Furlongs. MC 20000

#3 Tricky Gamble (10/1) – Cutting back to a sprint and truing dirt for the 1st time, he has upside and has carried is speed well in prior races.  His low % trainer will keep his price high.

Race 7: 7 Furlongs. F.Clm 75000n4L

#9 Sierra Forest (9/5) – Gate to wire gut job.

Race 8: 1m70yds. Clm 10000

*Gullet Shot of the Day #1 Wild About Deb (15/1) – He ran a dud with blinkers on last start against much tougher.  He drops today back to a level where he’s recently been competitive and has strong back class.  The blinkers also come back off.

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Race 9: 6 ½ Furlongs. Alw 25000

#7 Love Is Your Name (6/1) – This gelding closed like an animal last start to get the job done.  The Conductor will bet trainer Carlos Solo has figured him out.

Race 10: 5 ½ Furlongs. Clm 75000n2L

#4 Billyjeansboy (8/1) – Dropping in class after showing good speed vs much tougher, the Conductor will bet he can scamper away from this field.

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Trachea Kick Tuesday: The Conductor’s Punts at Parx

The 7/1 late double with the lock of the day kept the Conductor alive yesterday.

But the game of life is not about staying alive, we want to thrive! Let’s hit some prices today, Let’s Ride.

Race 1: 1m70yds. F.Clm 7500n2L

#7 Creative Process (9/2) – She’s making a huge class drop today and is lightly raced.  Trainer Scott Lake is 16% with a +$1.86 ROI with runners off a 3-month+ layoff this year.

Race 2: 6 Furlongs. F.Clm 25000n3L

*Never a Doubt Free Money Lock of the Day #8 Sandy Mischief (2/1) – She’s steadily progressing, cutting back in distance and she beat tougher last start.  She looks like a free square.

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Race 3: 1m70yds. F.S.Clm 30000

#6 Sweet Maggie Mae (8/1) – This mare fond her form last start and won easy despite having to close into a slow pace.  She’ll likely take another step forward today with the Pennington/Zulueta jockey/trainer combo.

Race 4: 6 Furlongs. F.Clm 12500

#4 Lou’s Chardonnay (5/1) – A winner at Saratoga this summer, this filly has back class and set the pace vs tougher last start.  She held on for 3rd that race and the winner also came back to win her next start.

Race 5: 7 Furlongs. F.Clm 10000

#7 Atina Salsa (4/1) – She’s drawn well to the outside and has a speed advantage over the field.  She’ll be able to dictate pace of the race on an easy lead.

Race 6: 6 Furlongs. F.Mdn 45k

*Gullet Shot of the Day #1 Nightlife (6/1) – Shipping in from Laurel for top connections this girl’s early pace figures are off the charts.  She will run them off their feet.

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Race 7: 5½ Furlongs. Clm 16000

#1A Draxhall Woods (6/1) – This Ol Man still shows up and runs his race and he should get a perfect setup in this race.  Everyone else will be gunning for the lead and he will wait and pounce.

Race 8: 7 Furlongs. Mdn 45k

#8 Mission Oberon (12/1) – He’s steadily improved while stepping up in class and ran a good 2nd at this level last start. Trainer Michelle Castillo is 17% with a +$8.03 ROI cutting horses back from a route to sprint this year.

Race 9: 6 ½ Furlongs. Alw 25000n1x

#12 Hitmewthurbestshot (5/2) – Pennington/Servis at Parx, enough said.

Race 10: 1m70yds. Clm 10000

#7 Vegas Strip (8/1) – He’s been in over his head in his last three starts and hasn’t shown up.  He takes a massive class drop today to a level where he fits.


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Trachea Kick Tuesday: The Conductor’s Punts at Parx

The Conductor has it out for you today Parx.  You shall not survive. Let’s Ride

Race 1: 6 Furlongs. Clm 5000n2y

#8 Conscience (5/2) – This gelding’s last race slaughters this field.

Race 2: 7 Furlongs. F.MC 20000

#3 Helotes (6/1) – She’s plunging in class after running some decent early pace figures against much tougher.  6/1 would be stealing for these connections.

Race 3: 7 Furlongs. S.Mdn 37k

*Never a Doubt Taco Tuesday Lock of the Day #4 G Daddy (8/5) – He set a very hot pace in his debut and is working like a rocket entering today.  He’ll blow them away today.

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Race 4: 6 ½ Furlongs. F.Clm 12500n4L

#3 Gator Girl (20/1) – Her last race was too bad to be believed and she’s coming back quickly for a high % barn 1st off the claim.  Her form prior to her last start gives her every chance.

Race 5: 6 ½ Furlongs. F.Clm 12500n3L

#8 Krissys Manicure (5/2) – She’s dropping in class and 1st off the claim for trainer Juan Guerreo, who is 35% with a +$0.26 ROI with new horses this year.

Race 6: 6 ½ Furlongs. Clm 75001y

*Gullet Shot of the Day #3 The Morning Guys (6/1) – This Ol’ gelding ran a solid 4th after prompting a hot pace going longer last start.  The Conductor loves the cutback to a sprint and he gets class relief.

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Race 7: 1m70yds. Clm 7500n4L

#9 Bennylovespoker (5/1) – He caught a muddy track last start and didn’t pick up his feet.  He gets back to a fast track today and has the best recent speed figures of the bunch.

Race 8: 1m70yds. Alw 16000s

#1 Sanavi (8/5) – Chalk.

Race 9: 1m70yds. F.Alw 25000s

#1 Talkless Smilemore (5/1) – She hasn’t tried dirt in a long time, but her races on turf crush this field.  The Conductor has faith in these connections.

Race 10: 6 Furlongs. Clm 7500n4L

#8 I’m A Factum (8/1) – This gelding closed into a slow pace for a good 2nd at a monster number last start.  He drops in class today and has the speed figures to win.