Del Mar has some large fields for their final week of the fall meeting. It is their Turf Festival week and has drawn many top out of town barns.

The Racing Digest is now available for Thursday and Friday at Del Mar

8 November 2020:   1st race exacta was top pick, 4th pick paid 32.00. 4th race pick 3 was 2nd, top, 2nd pick for $452.40. 4th race 50 cent pick 6 was 2nd, top, 2nd, 4th, 3rd pick for $31,997.15. 5th race superfecta HIT ICE COLD for $228. (or in terms of odds a 113 to 1 shot). 6th race 2nd pick, 3rd pick exacta $162.60. 6th race trifecta box of 5 given picks $1,266.80.

1 November 2020:  After any scratches: Quite the opening weekend at Del Mar as top choice won 11 races, ran 2nd twice, and 3rd twice in the 18 races carded.

31 October 2020 Opening day Del Mar:  After any scratches: Top choice won 7 races, ran 2nd in once, and 3rd once in a 9 race card. 1st race $1 place pick 9 was top, top, top, 2nd, top, top, top, top, top choice for $1,000.20. 1st race pick 3 hit COLD for $35.00. 1st race top pick over the other 3 picks paid a trifecta of $110.00. 3rd race trifecta was top pick, 3rd pick, 2nd pick for $73.20. 5th race pick 3 was HIT ICE COLD paying $300.00 (or in terms of odds a 150 to 1 shot).

24 October 2020:  Top choice ran 1st or 2nd in 9 of the 10 races. 1st race top pick, 2nd pick double paid $32.20. 2nd race 2nd pick, top pick exacta paid $19.80. 6th race pick 5 was 4th, top, top, 3rd, top pick for $22,449.40. 6th race 4th pick, top pick double paid $246.00. 6th race 4th pick, top pick exacta paid $120.00. 7th race double hit COLD for $62.40. 7th race pick 4 was top, top, 3rd, top pick for $1,291.40. 9th race 3rd pick, top pick exacta was $38.40. I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

23 October 2020:  After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was top pick , top pick , top pick, 2nd pick, 2nd pick paying $3,132.60. 1st race ICE COLD pick 3 paid $66.20. 4th race pick 3 was 2nd, 2nd, 4th pick for $388.20. 6th race trifecta box of 4 given picks paid $256.20. 9th race exacta hit COLD $17.00.

16 October 2020:  After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was top pick , top pick , "use AE if gets in", 3rd pick, 3rd pick for $3,331.60. 3rd race pick 3 was "use AE if gets in", 3rd pick, 3rd pick for $820.20. 4th race 3rd pick, top pick exacta was $62.60. 7th race top pick, 4th pick double was $130.60. 8th race trifecta box of top 4 picks $252.20, (exacta box $127.30)

10 October 2020:  1st race pick 5 was 2nd, top, top, top , top pick for $711.00. 2nd race pick 4 HIT ICE COLD for $178.60. 4th race exacta hit COLD for $37.60. 5th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $27.80. 6th race $1 Super HIgh Five box of 5 given picks paid $5,129.80.  9th race box of our top 3 picks paid a trifecta of $99.00. I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

3 October 2020:  After any scratches:  1st race trifecta box of top 3 selections $170.80. 2nd race exacta hit COLD $18.80. 3rd race 2nd, 3rd pick exacta $33.40. 4th race 2nd pick, 3rd pick exacta $33.40. 6th race pick 5 was 4th, 4th, top, 2nd, 3rd pick for $18,332.00. 9th race $1 Super HIgh Five box of 5 given picks paid $5,804.40.

2 October 2020:  After any scratches:  1st race superfcta box of top 4 selections paid $1,657.60. 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, top, 2nd, 5th, top pick $6,664.00. 2nd race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $24.60. 5th race 20 cent pick six was top, top, 4th, 3rd, top, 3rd pick for $2,539.46. 5th race double hit COLD for $20.00. 5th race top pick, 4th pick exacta paid $34.00. 6th race pick 5 was top, 4th, 3rd, top, 3rd pick for $9,412.60. 10th race $1 SHF box of five given picks paid $$2,353.15. (tri box of top 3 picks $234.20 & superfecta box of top 4 picks paid $1,421.00) I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

25 September 2020 opening day Santa Anita:  Top choice won 3 races and 2nd choice won 6 races in a 10 race card. Win payoffs for the 3 wins were $14.60, $19.60 & $13.60. 1st race pick 3 was 2nd, 2nd, top pick for $520.40. 2nd race pick 3 was 2nd, top, 2nd pick for $272.80. 2nd race trifecta box of top 3 picks paid $165.80. 3rd race top pick, 2nd pick double $56.40. 6th race pick 5 was top, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd. top choice for $3,757.20. 9th race 2nd, top choice exacta $21.80.

7 September 2020 Closing Day: After any scratches: 2nd race pick 4 was 4th, 3rd, 3rd, top pick for $7,914.80. 2nd race superfecta box of top 4 picks paid $1,591.80. 4th race pick 3 was top, 3rd, 2nd pick for $330.00. 5th race exacta was 3rd, 2nd pick for $89.20. 5th race pick 3 was 3rd, 2nd, top pick for $229.60. 6th race pick 3 was 2nd, top, 2nd pick for $64.20. 10th race double hit COLD $20.80. 10th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $15.20. 11th race trifecta was top pick, 4th pick, 3rd pick for $1,037.60. Nice way to wrap up a fairly lucrative Del Mar summer meet

5 September 2020: After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, top pick for $9,845.00. 1st race trifecta box of top 3 picks $246.40. 1st race exacta box of top 2 picks $58.40. 1st race pick 3 was 2nd, 2nd, 3rd pick for $365.20.3rd race 2nd pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $51.20. 7th race pick 5 was 2nd, top, top, top, 6th pick for $15,607.80.  8th race pick 3 HIT ICE COLD for a another (see below 23 Aug) stunning payoff of $511.00 for a $2 bet (that folks is a 259 to 1 shot). 8th race top pick ($29.80 to win) 3rd pick exacta was $106.20. 8th race COLD double was $209.80. 9th race exacta hit COLD $41.20. 10th race double also hit COLD $12.00. I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

23 August 2020:  After any scratches:  2nd race $1 place pick 10 was top, 2nd, top, top, 3rd, 2nd, top, top, top, top pick for $2,347.40. 5th race top pick, 4th pick exacta $48.20. 9th race pick 3 HIT ICE COLD for a stunning payoff of $477.20 for a $2 bet. (that folks is a 238 to 1 shot)

22 August 2020:  1st or 2nd pick won the 1st 8 races leading to some nice rolling bets. 1st race pick 5 was top, 2nd, top, 2nd, top pick for $300.20. 1st race exacta hit COLD $7.80. 3rd race top, 4th pick exacta $26.00. 4 race pick 3 was 2nd, top, 2nd pick for $100.40. 5th race pick 3 was top, 2nd, 2nd pick for $239.20. 6th race pick 3 was 2nd, 2nd, 2nd pick for $341.60.

15 August 2020:  After any scratches:  3rd race superfecta box of top 4 picks paid $1,004.80. 4th race exacta hit COLD $14.00. 6th race Pick 6 jackpot was 3rd, 4th, 2nd, 2nd, top, top pick paid $317,001.60. 7th race pick 5 was 4th, 2nd, 2nd, top, top pick for $28,019.60. 7th race pick 3 was 4th, 2nd, 2nd pick for $1,637.40. 8th race pick four was 2nd, 2nd, top, top pick for $6,674.20. 8th race superfecta box of top 4 picks $1,234.80. 8th race 2nd pick, 2nd pick double paid $329.20. 10th race double hit COLD $34.00. I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

9 August 2020 Del Mar:   1st race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $28.80. 1st race pick 3 was 2nd, top, 2nd for $74.80. 2nd race exacta hit COLD $29.60. 5th race pick 3 was 2nd, top, 2nd $275.00. 6th race trifecta hit ICE COLD $84.00. 6th race (5 of 6) pick 6 was top, 2nd, miss, top, 2nd, 5th pick for $3,393.00. 7th race superfecta box of 5 given picks $803.40. 9th race exacta hit ICE COLD for one big overlay of $199.20.  9th race pick 3 was top, 2nd, 5th pick for $950.40. 10th race trifecta box of top 3 paid $50.80.

8 August 2020 Del Mar:  After any scratches: Top choice won 5 races and ran 2nd in 3 others.  4th race exacta hit COLD $18.20. 4th race double also hit ICE COLD $62.00. 3rd race pick 3 was top, top, 2nd pick for $340.20. 5th race pick 3 was top, 2nd, 2nd pick for $370.40. 5th race exacta hit ICE COLD $40.20. 5th race top pick over next 3 picks paid a superfecta of $636.80. 6th race pick 6 was 2nd, 2nd, 2nd. top, 4th, 4th pick $30,167.20. 6th race 2nd pick 4th pick exacta $225.20 7th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $69.60. 7th race pick 5 was 2nd, 2nd, top, 5th, 4th pick $9,384.60. 8th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $21.80. 10th race superfecta box of 5 given picks $547.40.

8 August 2020 Special Pub for Saratoga:  Top pick won 6 of the 12 carded races. 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, top, 3rd, top, top pick for $420.48. 3rd race trifecta box of top 3 picks $145.00. 4th race pick 3 hit ICE COLD for $134.00. 4th race our top pick over our 4 other picks paid a superfecta of $379.40. 5th race Trifecta hit ICE COLD for $126.00. 6th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $66.00. 8th race trifecta box of top 3 picks paid $320.00.

31 July 2020 Del Mar:  After any scratches: Top choice won 5 races and ran 2nd in 3 others. 1st race exacta hit COLD $9.60. 3rd race top pick over next 3 picks trifecta was $58.00. 4th race trifecta box of top 4 picks $140.60. 7th race pick 5 was 5th, 3rd, top, top, top pick for $12,156. 8th race box of top 3 picks trifecta paid $190.60. 8th race superfecta box of top 4 picks paid $641.80. 9th race pick 3 hit ICE COLD for $132.40. 9th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $16.00. 10th race top choice over our other 3 picks paid a superfecta of $1,624.80. 11th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $22.80. I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

24 July 2020 Del Mar:   1st race tri box of 3 givens picks $64.00. 2nd race tri box of 5 given picks $1,266.80. 4th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $13.40. 4the race double was top pick, 2nd pick $31.80. 5 race 2rd pick, 3rd pick exacta $55.00. 7th race pick 5 was 4th, 4th, 3rd, top, top pick for $14,610.60. 10th race double hit ICE COLD for $65.80. 10th race exacta also hit ICE COLD for $54.60. 11th race exacta was top pick, 3rd pick for $50.40.

18 & 19 July 2020 at Saratoga:  Fully enjoyed handicapping Saratoga with Del Mar closed and the results were decent. So much so that Travers Day will replace AP Million day (cancelled) as one of our special pubs. After any scratches top pick won 8, 2nd pick won 4, 3rd pick 5 and 4th pick 1 of the 21 races carded at Sar for the weekend. 18 July: 2nd race pick 4 was 2nd, top, top, 2nd pick which paid $491.48. 3rd race COLD double paid $20.20. 3rd race pick 3 was top, 2nd, 3rd pick for $354.50. 5th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $21.00. 7th race hit trifecta COLD for $21.80. 19 July: 1st race pick 3 was 3rd, 2nd, 2nd pick for $155.50. 2nd race 2nd pick, top pick exacta paid $23.80. 2nd race pick 3 was 2nd, 2nd, top pick for $57.80. 3rd race 2nd pick, top pick exacta was $13.00. 6th race pick 5 was top, 4th, top, 3rd, top pick for $2,732.00. 8th race top choice over the next 2 picks trifecta paid $37.20. 10th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $26.20. Travers Stakes Day is August 8th!

21 June 2020:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy. After any scratches:  2nd race trifecta box of 4 given picks $268.40. 3rd race trifecta box of 5 given picks $453.60. 5th race double hit COLD $40.40. 5th race top pick over our other 3 given picks $83.00. 5th race pick 3 was top, top, 3rd pick for $207.20. 6th race our top pick of over our other 4 given picks paid a superfecta of $917.00. 6th race pick 3 was top, 3rd, top pick for $144.00. 7th race trifecta box of our 3 given picks paid $40.60. 8th race pick 3 was top, 3rd, top pick for $274.00. 9th race pick 3 was 3rd, top, 3rd pick for $251.20.

20 June 2020:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy. After any scratches: Top selection won 7 of the 13 races (one of the them was the Belmont Stakes) at Santa Anita. 4th race top pick over our 3rd pick paid an exacta of $30.40. 5th racr trifecta box of 5 given picks $438.00. 8th race pick 5 was top, top, 2nd, top, top pick for $433.80. 8th race top pick over our next 3 picks paid a superfecta of $662.20. 10th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $35.80. 11th race COLD double paid $16.40. 11th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $22.40. 12 race exacta hit COLD 44.60. BELMONT STAKES our top choice over our other 4 given picks paid a trifecta of $199.00.

14 June 2020:   Top pick ran 1st or 2nd in 7 of the 9 races carded. 2nd race pick 4 was 2nd, 3rd, top, 4th pick for $4,758.20. 2nd race exacta box of top 2 picks $13.20. 3rd race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $39.00. 4th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $22.00. 4th race top pick, 4th pick double paid $205.80. 5th race pick 5 was 4th, 3rd, 3rd, top, top pick for $6,178.80. 7th race 3rd pick, top pick exacta paid $34.60. 8th race exacta hit COLD $12.00. I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

7 June 2020:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy. After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, top, 3rd, top, 4th pick for $2,544.00.1st race exacta box of top two picks $27.40. 7th race pick 3 was 3rd, top, 4th pick for $336.10. 9th race superfecta box of 4 given picks paid $1,964.40.

24 May 2020:   1st race pick 5 was 3rd, 3rd, top, top, top paid $1,987.60. 3rd race pick 3 hit ICE COLD for $96.40. 4th race exacta nit COLD for $18.40. 4th race 20 cent Pick 6 was top, top, 2nd, 5th, top, 5th pick for $10,493.70. 5th race top choice over our other 4 picks paid a superfecta of $18,309.00. (10 cent paid $915.45) and an exacta of $582.80. 8th race top choice over our other four picks paid a $1 Super high five of $2,123.60. 

23 May 2020:  After any scratches: 1st race superfecta box of 5 given picks paid $1,419.00. 4th race double hit COLD for $42.80. 4th race pick 3 was top, top, 3rd pick for $233.60. 5th race pick 5 was top, 3rd, 3rd, 2nd, 2nd for $4,212.00. 8th race exacta box of top two picks $16.00. 9th race exacta box of top two picks $28.60.

22 May 2020:  1st race pick 5 was 3rd, 3rd, 2nd, top, 3rd pick for $4,953.00. 5th race pick 3 was 2nd, 3rd, 2nd pick for $385.20. 8th race superfecta box of 5 given picks $2,511.60.

16 May 2020:  After any scratches: 1st race trifecta box of 5 given picks paid $739.80. 2nd race superfecta box of top 4 picks paid $1,320.80. 6th race pick 5 was 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd top pick for $1,284.80. 7th race 2nd pick, 3rd pick exacta $29.20. 9th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $69.20. 10th race top pick over next 3 picks paid a trifecta of $303.00.

15 March 2020:   After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was top, 3rd, 3rd, top, 2nd choice for $10,782.80. (50 cent $2,6782.80) 1st race top choice over our other 4 picks paid a $1 SHF (cost $24) of $843.20. 4th race top pick over our other 2 picks paid a trifecta of $70.80. 7th race 2nd pick won and paid $45.60 $15.40 $6.40. 8th race 21 to 1 top pick missed by a nose paying $18.80 $12.00 to place and show.

6 March 2020:   1st race double was 2nd pick, top pick $32.20. 1st race box of top 4 picks paid a surperfecta of $299.20. $1 SHF box of five given picks paid $682.30. 4th race pick 5 was top, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd, top pick for $5,126.40. 5th race pick 4 almost paid as well as the low take pick 5: 5th race pick 4 was 2nd, 3rd, 2nd, top pick paid $4,982.40. 6th race pick 3 was 3rd, 2nd, top pick for $992.60. 7th race 2nd pick, 4th pick exacta $180.00. 8th race top pick, 4th pick exacta $56.00. I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

29 February 2020:  After any scratches:  1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 3rd, top, 3rd, 2nd pick for $7,494.60 (50 cent payoff was $1,873.65).

15 February 2020:  Bombs away at Santa Anita. After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was 4th, 2nd, 2nd, top, top pick for $4,338.80. 2nd race pick 4 was 2nd, 2nd, top, top pick for $1,569.20. 4th race pick 3 was hit COLD $60.80. 5th race pick 3 was hit COLD $466.00. 5th race pick 5 was top, top, top, top, 3rd pick for $2,112.40. 5th race top pick over our other 4 picks paid a superfecta of $1,671.00. 6th race pick 3 was hit COLD paying $91.60. 6th race exacta hit COLD $31.40. 6th race top choice over our other 4 picks paid a $1 SHF of $472.80. I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

30 January 2020:  After any scratches:  1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, top, 2nd pick for $4,637.40. 4th race pick 3 was top, 2nd, 3rd pick for $250.00.40. 4th race top choice over other 4 picks paid a superfecta of $544.20.

24 January 2020:  BOMBS AWAY AT SANTA ANITA. IF YOU PLAYED OUR SELECTIONS 3 DEEP A RACE YOU JUST HIT THE 20 CENT SINGLE WINNER JACKPOT WITH A $146 INVESTMENT AND IT PAID $780,000. (HOPEFULLY IT WAS ONE OF OUR CUSTOMERS). LATE PICK 5 WAS JUST SHORT OF $100,000 FOR A 50 CENT WAGER OR $122 INVESTMENT. 

17 January 2020:  182 races run so far at Santa Anita and a wager on every one of our top picks has yielded a 11.5% profit. Almost all of our competition doesn't produce that with their "best bet" of the day. 17 Jan highlights: 3rd race superfecta hit COLD $1,345.20  (COLD Trifecta $634.00 & COLD Exacta $152.40). 3rd race pick 5 was top, 2nd, 5th, 2nd, top pick for $12,328.80. 6th race trifecta box of 3 given picks $114.20. 7th race trifecta was top pick, 3rd pick, 2nd pick $127.00. (Exacta was $62.20) 7th race top pick over our other picks paid a super of $905.80.

11 January 2020:  After any scratches:  1st race pick 5 was 2nd, top, 2nd, top, 4th pick for $4,741.20. 1st race exacta box of top two picks $18.80. 2nd race trifecta hit COLD $61.00 (COLD exacta $23.60). 4th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $35.20. 4th race pick 3 was top, 4th, 3rd pick for $1,688.20. 5th race SHF box of 5 given picks $1 payoff was $8,103.70. (superfecta paid $1,591.60)

5 January 2020:  Bombs away at Santa Anita on Sunday. Top pick won race 1 as the highest price ($33.60 to win & $13.80 to place) in the race to start the day off with a bang. 1st race pick 5 was top, 3rd, 4th, top, top pick for $93,071.20 (50 cent payoff was $23,267.80). 1st race top pick, 3rd pick, 2nd pick trifecta $732.20 (exacta paid $220.60). 4th race exacta hit COLD and paid $10.40. 4th race double hit COLD for $42.20. 5th race top pick, 4th pick exacta $89.90. 8th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $112.40. 7th race double hit COLD $20.60. 5 of the 8 races were won by our top pick paying $33.60, $6.80, $12.00, $3.20 and $9.40. I might be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

14 December 2019:  After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was 3rd, top, 2nd, 2nd. 3rd pick for $3,790.20. 2nd race exacta hit COLD $10.80. 4th race pick 6 was 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, top, 4th, top pick for $20,632.60. 4th race pick 3 was 2nd, 3rd, 3rd pick for $576.00. 5th race pick 3 was 3rd, 3rd, top pick for $214.80. 6th race top choice over next 3 picks superfecta paid $197.60.

13 December 2019:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy. 1st race double was 2nd, top for $53.20. 1st race pick 3 was 2nd, top, 2nd pick for $74.00. 2nd race pick 3 was top, 2nd, top pick for $127.40. 6th race pick 3 was 3rd, 4th, 3rd pick for $1,060.60.

7 December 2019:  1st race superfecta box of 5 given picks $1,500.80. 1st race pick 5 was 5th, 4th, 5th, 2nd, top for $15,089.00. 2nd race pick 4 was 4th, 5th, 2nd, top pick for $1,495.20. 3rd race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $44.80. 4th race pick 6 was 2nd, top, top, 2nd, top, 2nd for $354.00. 5th race exacta and double hit COLD paying $20.00 & $12.80 respectively. 6th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $27.80. 8th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $12.80.

29 November 2019:  After any scratches:   3rd race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $33.60. 5th race pick 3 was 2nd, 3rd, top pick for $1,064.20. 6th race double was 3rd pick, top pick $827.60. 6th race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $129.40. 7th race top choice paid $38.00 to win. 

24 November 2019:  After any scratches:  1st race pick 3 was top, 2nd, 4th pick for $940.20. 1st race top pick, 3rd pick exacta was $32.60. 2nd race 2nd pick, 3rd pick exacta $110.20. 7th race double hit COLD $19.00. 7th pick 3 was top, top, 4th pick for $527.20. 7th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta was $48.00. 8th race trifecta hit COLD $21.60. 9th race superfecta box of our 4 given picks paid $6,412.20.

23 November 2019   1st race pick 5 was top, 2nd, 2nd, top, 3rd pick for $23,509.00. (50 cent was $5,877.25). 1st race trifecta hit COLD $86.60. 4th race trifecta hit COLD for $36.40. 4th race pick 3 was top, 3rd, 2nd pick for $310.80. 5th race pick 3 was 3rd, 2nd, top pick for $813.00. 5th race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $190.80. 6th race trifecta box of top 3 picks paid $91.80. 7th race double hit COLD $31.60. I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

22 November 2019:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy especially on a day loaded with small fields.  After many scratches:  1st race pick 5 was 2nd 3rd, top, top, top pick for $445.20. 3rd race COLD pick 3 was $23.40. 4th race exacta hit COLD $15.20. 5th race trifecta was top, 3rd, 2nd pick for $66.20. 7th race trifecta box of top 3 picks paid $245.60.

14 November:   After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, top, top, top, top pick for $731.40. 2nd race pick 4 HIT COLD $359.20. 3rd race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $30.40. 6th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $20.20.

10 November 2019:   Top choice won five races, 2nd choice won two races and 3rd choice won two races on a nine race card. 1st race pick five was top, top, 3rd, top, top pick for $739.20. 1st race double hit COLD $24.20. 1st race superfecta top choice over the other 3 given picks paid $140.60. 2nd race exacta hit COLD $39.20. 4th race superfecta top choice over the next 3 given picks paid $140.40. 5th race pick 5 was top, 2nd, top, 2nd, 3rd pick for $1,147.00. 7th race exacta hit COLD $20.40. 7th race trifecta hit COLD $55.80.

9 November 2019:  After any scratches: 1st race exacta hit COLD $35.40. 1st race pick 3 hit COLD $86.60. 1st race pick 5 was top, top, top, 4th, top top for $868.40. 2nd race trifecta hit COLD $107.60. 3rd race superfecta hit COLD $194.60. 5th race exacta hit COLD $12.40. 5th race pick 5 was top, 3rd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd pick for $1,516.80. 6th race 2nd, 3rd pick exacta $57.80. 7th race trifecta box of our 3 given picks paid $140.60. 9th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta was $23.80.

27 October 2019:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy. 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 2nd, top, 2nd, 5th pick for $4,012.20. 2nd race trifecta box of 3 given picks $91.40. 7th race trifecta box of 3 given picks $154.40.

24 October 2019:  1st race 2nd pick, 3rd pick exacta $28.00. 3rd race pick 3 hit COLD $199.60. (basically a 99 to 1 shot) 3rd race 20 cent pick 6 was top, top, top, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd pick for $1,143.60. 4th race pick 3 was top, top, 2nd pick $319.20. 4th race pick 5 was top, top, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd pick for $5,017.40. 5th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $16.80.

14 October 2019: 1st race exacta was 2nd, top pick $16.40. 3rd race 20 cent pick 6 was 2nd, top, top, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd pick for $792.42. 4th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $36.80. 4th race pick 5 was top, top, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd pick for $3,005.60. 5th race exacta hit COLD $25.40. 5th race trifecta paying $120.20 was top, 2nd, 4th pick. 6th and 7th race box of top two picks paid $11.00 & $20.80 respectively.

10 October 2019:  After any scratches:  1st race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $259.40. 1st race pick 3 was 3rd, 5th, top pick for $1,763.20.  2nd race 20 cent pick 6 was 5th, top, 4th. 5th, 3rd, top pick for $18,116.10. 3rd race pick 5 was 3rd, 5th, top, 4th, 5th pick for $111,211.40. (50 cent paid $27,802.85). 3th race pick 5 was top, 4th, 5th, 3rd, top pick for $10,654.20. 3rd race top choice over the other 4 picks paid a superfecta of $7,160.00.    

5 October 2019:  2nd race pick 4 was top,3rd, top, 3rd pick for $3,449.40. 2nd race pick 3 was top, 3rd, top pick for $965.80. 3rd race 3rd pick, 2nd pick exacta $118.40. 4th race pick 3 was top, 3rd, top pick for $197.60. 4th race trifecta was top, 4th, 3rd pick for $197.60. 5th race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $20.20. 6th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $22.60. 9th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta paid $12.00. 9th race 2nd pick, top pick double paid $17.20.

3 October 2019:  After any scratches:  1st race pick pick 3 was 2nd, 3rd, 4th pick for $2,604.60. 1st race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $60.60. 1st race trifecta box of top 3 selections $182.20. 2nd race pick 3 was 3rd, 4th, top pick for $369.60. 3rd race box of top 4 pick paid a trifecta of $1,768.40. 3rd race 4th pick, top pick double paid $174.00. 4th race exacta hit COLD $13.60. 7th race exacta hit COLD $42.80.

29 September 2019:  Top selection won 4 of the 8 races and ran 2nd in 2 others. 2nd race pick 4 was 2nd, 2nd, top, top pick for $178.80. 4th race double hit COLD $16.60. 4th race trifecta hit COLD $185.80. 5th race trifecta also hit COLD $53.20. 7th race double hit COLD $35.00.

28 September 2019:  Very nice day at SA with the top selection winning 6 races, 2nd pick 1 race, 3rd pick 2 races, 4th pick 1 race. 1st race pick 5 was top, 3rd, 3rd, 2nd, top pick for $3,390.40. 1st race exacta hit COLD $15.20. 2nd race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $33.60. 3rd race 3rd pick top pick exacta $66.80. 3rd race trifecta box of top 4 picks $339.40. 5th race double hit COLD $32.80. 5th race pick 3 was top, top, 4th pick for $283.60. 7th race pick 3 was 4th, top, top pick for $329.60. 50 cent SHF box of our 5 given picks paid $1,114.50. 8th race double hit COLD $33.00. 8th race top pick over other 4 picks $521.80. 9th race exacta hit COLD $34.20. 11 race exacta hit COLD $36.00. 11th race top pick over other given picks paid a superfecta of $763.80

27 September 2019:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy. 3rd race trifecta box of top 3 picks $210.40. 4th race trifecta box of top 3 picks $61.80. 5th race pick 5 was top, top, 5th, 2nd, 5th pick for $6,369.60. 6th race exacta hit COLD $18.60.

7 September 2019:  After any scratches:  1st race pick 5 was top, 2nd 3rd, 5th, 2nd pick for $9,701.80. 1st race exacta hit COLD (with only two selections given) $7.60. 2nd race trifecta box of top 3 picks $58.00. 3rd race pick 3 was 3rd, 5th, 2nd $1,120.80. 4th race pick 3 was 5th, 2nd, 2nd $1,397.40. 5th race double was 2nd pick, 2nd pick $126.00. 5th race trifecta box of 3 given picks $115.40.

6 September 2019:  After and scratches: 2nd race double was 2nd pick, 2nd pick for $139.60. 3rd race 2nd choice won and paid $45.00 to win. 3rd race exacta was 2nd pic, 3rd pick $213.60. 3rd race trifecta box of top 3 picks $619.80. 3rd race superfecta box of 4 given picks $1,325.60. 5th race double hit COLD $17.00. 8th race 3rd pick, top pick Exacta $46.80.

2 September 2019:  After and scratches on closing day Del Mar:  Top pick won 5 races, 2nd choice won 2 races and a 3rd choice won one race. 3rd race pick 3 was 2nd, top, top pick for $114.60. 4th race double hit COLD paying $46.00. 4th race pick 3 was top, top, 2nd choice paying $584.00. 5th race double was top pick, 2nd pick for $102.40. 6th race pick 3 was 2nd, 3rd, top pick for $224.80. 8th race top pick over our 4 other picks paid a superfecta of $307.40.

1 September 2019:  After any scratches:  1st race pick 5 was top, 4th, top, top, 5th pick for $1,984.00. 5th race pick 3 was 5th, 2nd, top for $673.20. 6th race pick 3 was 2nd, top, 4th pick for $564.40. 7th race top choice over the other 4 picks paid a superfecta of $787.00. 9th race trifecta box of top 4 picks paid $246.80.

30 August 2019:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy. Our 3rd ICE COLD superfecta in the last 5 days at Del Mar in race 1 paid $484.60. (other two paid $277.60 & $407.80). COLD trifecta was $147.0 Two nice top choice winners in the 7 race card paid $9.00 & $16.00. 1st race pick 3 was top, 4th, top pick for $246.00.

29 August 2019:   After any scratches:  1st race pick 5 was 3rd, top, 2nd, 5th, top pick for $2,977.60. 1st race pick 3 was 3rd, top, 2nd pick for $381.00. 1st race 3rd pick, 2nd pick exacta was $60.40. 2nd race exacta hit COLD $30.60. 3rd race pick 6 was 2nd, 5th, top, 4th, top, 3rd $12,906.80. 3rd race trifecta box of 4 given picks $236.60. 4th race pick 5 was 5th, top, 4th, top, 3rd pick $4,291.36. 7th race exacta hit COLD for $21.20.

28 August 2019:  Our fifth COLD trifecta $80.80 and second COLD superfecta $277.60 in the last 6 race days in race 1 today.

25 August 2019:  4th COLD trifecta this week in race 6 paid $170.60 to go along with $76.40, $163.60 & $28.40 earlier in the week.

24 August 2019:  3rd race superfecta hit ICE COLD for $407.80. 6th race 5th pick, top pick exacta $73.60. 6th race pick 5 was 5th, 4th, top, top, 5th pick $12,7960.30. 8th race double hit COLD $20.20. 9th race 5th pick, top pick exacta $162.60. 9th race 5th, top, 3rd pick trifecta $642.00.

22 August 2019:  3rd race pick 5 was top, 4th, top, top, 2nd pick paying $6,366.20. 3rd race top pick, 3rd pick exacta was $17.20. 4th race trifecta box of top 4 picks $380.20. 5th race double hit COLD $19.20. 6th race trifecta hit COLD $28.40. (that's 3 COLD trifecta's in 2 days or 15 races: $76.40, $163.60 & $28.40) 7th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $45.20.

16 August 2019:  After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, top, 5th, top, 3rd pick for $12,524. (pick 3 was $1,041.40 and the double was $99.20). 1st race trifecta box of top 4 picks $245.80. 3rd race superfecta box of 5 given picks paid $6,340.60 (10 cent super was $317.03) 4th race pick 5 was top, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 4th pick for $3,186.40. 6th race trifecta box of top 4 picks paid $398.80.

14 August 2019:  After any scratches: 1st race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $33.40. 1st race 2nd pick, 2nd pick double $44.20. 4th race superfecta box of 4 given picks paid $873.00. 5th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $24.80. 6th race trifecta hit ICE COLD $85.40.

9 August 2019:  1st race pick 5 was 4th, top, 3rd, 3rd, top pick for $1,975.60. 2nd race top pick over our other 3 picks paid a trifecta of $531.20. (exacta $117.00). 3rd race trifecta box of top 3 picks paid $47.60. 4th race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $21.60. 5th race top pick, 2nd pick exacta $18.00.

4 August 2019:  After and scratches:  1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 2nd, top, top, 2nd pick for $1,484.60. 1st race trifecta box of three given picks paid $200.20 (only a $12 investment). 1st race 2nd pick, 2nd pick double paid $83.20. 2nd race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $42.20. 3rd race superfecta box of 4 given picks $152.20. 4th race pick 3 was top, 2nd, top pick for $57.40. 5th race trifecta box of top 3 picks $43.40. 6th race exacta hit COLD $19.80.

2 August 2019:  After and scratches:  1st race superfecta hit COLD $73.40. 1st race pick 5 was top, 3rd, top, top, 4th pick $1,138.40. 2nd race trifecta box of 3 given picks $49.00. 3rd race double hit COLD $26.00. 3rd race top choice over other 3 given picks paid a superfecta of $328.60. 5th race superfecta box of 4 given picks was $269.00. 6th race exacta hit COLD $33.20. 6th race top pick over next 3 given picks paid a superfecta of $306.60. 7th race top two picks quinella paid $10.40.

1 August 2019:  After and scratches:  1st race top pick over other 4 picks trifecta $105.20. 3rd race pick 5 was top, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd, 3rd pick paying $1,831.80. 6th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $19.40. 7th race trifecta box of 4 given picks $209.40.

28 July 2019:   Top choice won 4 of the 8 races carded and ran 2nd in 3 others. 4th race pick 5 was top, top, 5th, 4th, top pick for $5,012.00. 6th race 5th pick, top pick exacta was $150.20. 7th race superfecta box of 4 given picks $175.00. 8th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $32.60.

26 July 2019:   2nd race pick 3 was 3rd, 5th, 2nd pick for $894.80. 2nd race trifecta box of 3 given picks $53.40. 3rd race pick 6 was 5th, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, top, top pick for $12,421.00. 5th race trifecta box of 5 given picks $329.40. 7th race double hit COLD for $28.70.

25 July 2019:  After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 4th, top, 4th, top pick for $6,260.60. 2nd race pick 6 was 4th, top, 3rd, top, 2nd, 3rd pick for $7,280.00. 4th race box of top four picks trifecta paid $202.40. 5th race top pick over our other 3 picks trifecta was $324.00. 5th race top pick, 2nd pick double paid $25.20.

 

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Del Mar for Sunday 1 November 2020

Take note that this year's special publication for the Breeders Cup at Keeneland covers both days but with only a comment for the top choice. (also take note that the 6 special pubs. are finished and you will need to purchase the Breeders Cup publications). 

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    above average clarity

3  Spielberg   best route speed in the race and if he doesn't get it he is capable of running well without it.........both races at Del Mar are exceptionally strong for the MSW level..........like the cut back of 1/16th today and of course the cut back from two straight Grade 1 races to a MSW race

2  The Great One   nice muscle him up turf sprint debut which was in a small Stakes........3 nice endurance building works since.........all systems go and they better be because this is one loaded MSW race

1  Parnelli   strong forward move in his 2nd lifetime start and 1st at a route.......and his trainer John Shirreffs is awfully dangerous the 2nd time he sends a given horse "long"

 

race 2    average clarity

5  Keystone Field   only the 5th career race for this R Mandella five year old but he has improved with each and every race........only grass race run was just fine and he gets to run his 2nd grass race 3rd out after a long layoff and with the powerful sprint-sprint-route maneuver ........Mike Smith wisely stays put

4  On Easy Street   colt has been off since late Feb but that might be a good thing as he has run well both times in his career when he has been "fresh".........and his a.m. work supports the notion that today's one mile grass race is not a tune-up

3  War Path   one of Baffert's more dangerous moves is with "blinkers off" which is the case here and as good as Baffert is overall that is saying something.........what I believe the most successful trainer on the planet sees is that this colt has only finished well when he runs from a mid pack position

1  Johan Zoffani

 

race 3    below average clarity

6  Big Hoof Dynamite   lone win since Truman took over the training duties of this three year old 8 races back came when he dropped this gelding into a 25K nw2 affair........similar drop today into this 20K nw3.......that and this fellow sure appreciates one mile conventional dirt races as in (7 2 2 3)

1  Bitter Ring Home   good time to change riders to Maldonado as this race has very little speed signed up and this gelding has some which means it will be pedal to the metal from the opening bell.........and if Edwin doesn't get it this five year old is still capable of winning without it.......such a deal

7  Cause and Effect   if the 1 horse doesn't grab the lead I believe this gelding will get it.......lifetime best race was his only effort at Dmr where he ran a par like fig for today's level and the race also has turned out to be a key race..........1st at a route but his pedigree to handle one is decent.........should be a big price

2  Race Home

 

race 4    average clarity

1  Gallovie   overdue drop for this filly who has been screaming out for softer and finally gets it today........sharp 4F bullet work and back to J J Hernandez support the idea Richard Baltas means business........race lacks speed and this filly has some and a good post to utilize it

5  Freedom Lass   as mentioned above the race shape for this affair seems to favor those up close early and the most likely horse in this field of 7 to get it is this Mike Puype filly........and........the two times she has led in her career she won and was 2nd..........dangerous proposition for the opposition if she gets it

3  Viazar   better focus in her stretch runs since the blinkers were added two races back........four year old filly overcame a slightly tardy start and a wide trip to graduate in her latest......and......the race has turned out to be a key one with multiple next out winners

4  Secret Square

 

race 5    average clarity

7  Chollima   logical drop back to the MC20K level where she debuted 3 races back.......that race and her last race at the MC40K level are both strong better than par efforts for today's given level.......and today we get one monster rider upgrade from a jock who has been in a horrendous funk to one that is not

2  It's a Riddle  (5 0 3 1) racing on the Del Mar main track......retains Hernandez in the saddle.....many of her efforts/figs are solid but she sure has a tendency to hang

3  Palm d'Oro   filly has been away since 20 June but she is OK off of layoffs........preparatory works are up to snuff for her return to the race wars........not much early speed in the race and she owns some

6  Our Romance

4  Rickie Nine Toe's

 

race 6    average clarity

3  Ivy League   very solid time/number/2nd for a July two year old having to tackle a one mile grass race in her MSW debut...........then in her 2nd start she had a brutal trip yet still managed to run 3rd in a small Stakes race (broke a little tardy and ran very wide for a total of 8L of trip trouble)........back to the MSW ranks........Rispoli wisely sticks around

2  Leia Marie   O'Neill's east coast invader showed enough life in her MSW sprint turf debut to be considered here despite making her mark in two dirt races to follow........three nice works since her 3rd place finish at Belmont in a one turn mile.......dangerous sort

7  Pizzazz   after a nice 5 1/2F MSW turf debut R Mandella (who also trains our top choice) put his promising filly in a 100K Stakes race and she showed improvement running 3rd and earned a significantly better fig..........2 very reassuring works since the 4 Oct race.......switches jocks back to Smith and she is back in the MSW ranks

8  Avisse 

5  Constantina

 

race 7    average clarity

2  Policy   his best racing surface appears to be Del Mar's and his favorite racing distance looks as if it is today's 6 1/2 furlong sprint distance..........trainer Mark Glatt is very dangerous with sprinter's coming off of long layoffs.......and this gelding was 2nd in his MSW debut so you know Glatt can see that he is capable fresh.........good rider/trainer combo over the last 3 months in Cedillo/Glatt

3  Tizhotndusty   three year old gelding has had 4 lifetime dirt races which were all sprints.......good trips in two of them led to two wins......not the best of trips in the other did not.......won his last race earning a lifetime best fig.......if he holds form and Van Dyke gies him another decent ride he has a shot at making it back to back wins

8  Fratelli   lead type only so far and he has only one other speedster to put away in the 9 horse.......he seems faster than the 9 but Edwin Maldonado is riding the 9 and be all out to get the front as the veteran rider is oh so good exiting the gate

7  I Will Not

4  Big Barrel

 

race 8    average clarity

3  Strongconstitution   after 4 solid lifetime sprint races to start his career (two of which were on the lawn) this colt then popped even better in two dirt routes and both races are disguised in their strength........nice a.m. preparation since his last.......good post and a decent grass rider in Cedillo.......hard not to like

2  Lane Way   very improved in his latest earning a number that is better than par for today's tougher level of racing.......regular rider Pratt is not riding today so Van Dyke picks up a nice mount and gets a good post to break from

5  Heywoods Beach   not much fig wise but he is 2 for 3 on the grass racing at one mile and 0 for 5 at other turf distances and both wins were with today's rider Umberto Rispoli up.........dangerous sort with a clean trip

8  I'm Leaving

1  Goalie

 

race 9    below average clarity

12  Minoso   dropped in his latest and ran alright despite being a 7 1/2L beaten 5th as he ran wide in a fast heat of 25K nw2 runners........drops again and shortens up 1/2 furlong which appears to be a positive as he usually makes a decent turn move at 6F and then gets a little flat late.........5 works since his last on 25 September and J J Hernandez stays put........hard not to like despite the prospect of getting a wide trip from the far outside post

9  You'reright Again   no play on the board whatsoever in his latest which was run off of an eight month layoff.......that hints at a gimme of sorts.......if that is the case lookout as this three year old is (3 1 2 0) at Del Mar and (4 0 3 1) "at the distance".......and maybe more importantly he owns some early speed in a race that lacks it......should be a big number

3  Bedrock   definitely appears to like the Del Mar surface the most and might be doing rather well as he just raced on 9 Oct and was still able to put a decent 4F work since........another runner likely to go off at high odds

10  King Parker   

5  Next Flight

1  Tromador

 

Posted on November 1, 2020 at 7:00 am by richs · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Del Mar for Saturday 31 October 2020

Opening Day for the Fall meeting at Del Mar.

Take note that this year's special publication for the Breeders Cup at Keeneland covers both days but with only a comment for the top choice. (also take note that the 6 special pubs. are finished and you will need to purchase the Breeders Cup publications). 

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

5  Carmelita's Man   impressive maiden breaking one mile grass race at SA despite a fairly weak winning time for the given race day as he was slightly tardy leaving the metal monster and then raced very wide throughout.......the race prior to that was also rather impressive because this colt was able to "restart" after being checked very hard on the 2nd turn........trainer is having one of his best years in S Cal albeit with limited starters.......J J Hernandez wisely remains put

3  Armour Plate   trainer is stellar removing the blinkers the 1st out after taking over the training duties of a given horse.......that and the favorites to win the trainer and riding title for this new meeting are at the helm in Miller & Prat.......one obvious negative is the tendency to hang in the stretch for this five year old

2  Invictatatus   might be a good claim as this four year old sure took to the sod in his 1st endeavor on it........gelding should get a nice up close trip saving ground sitting 2nd or 3rd or maybe even 1st down the back-stretch.........and with stout turf jock Rispoli up

6  Hoop Dream

 

race 2    average clarity

3  Time to Testify   might be an excellent claim by O'Neill as this colt's last two races (his only dirt races to date) average better than 3 lengths better than par.........and he showed that two turns is doable as his 1st two races were turf routes and were decent vs. better........good post and a small field to negotiate so the bug boy should be well worth his 7 lbs break in the weights

6  Mongol Altai   toss his 2nd lifetime start as he stumbled badly at the start and likely was injured because of it as he has been off since the 5 June race where he was pounded at the windows........MSW debut was better than it appears in print........dangerous sort

4  Afleeting Life  one horse trainer drops his four year old multiple maiden claiming levels.......3 of his 5 lifetime grass races look good here if of course trainer Joshua Litt can get as much out of this fellow in his 1st to date on the dirt........pedigree for it is just fine

 

race 3    average clarity

3  Trevor T   overcame his poor route turf pedigree (and a rough trip) in his latest where he put in a very strong finish to nearly break his MSW in the 9 Oct version of this MSW race for Cal-breds.......trainer Gallagher finished the SA meeting rather hot after a very unimpressive 2020 until late summer/early fall..........four year old gelding gets a turf rider upgrade to Euro import Umberto Rispoli who missed the summer Dmr riding title 50 to 49 to who else but Flavien Prat

2  One Fast Bro   race lacks speed and this Shelbe Ruis three year old gelding appears to have as much as anyone and with an advantageous post.....that and he sure moved forward in his 2nd lifetime start which was run last summer at Dmr.....so.......2nd out following a year layoff is potentially a very good thing

4  Cool Your Jets   double barrel action from the Shelbe Ruis barn (see our 2nd pick)...........five year old maiden is consistent but likes to hang in the stretch......but he has the best grass rider he has seen in awhile and he races in a one mile race turf race at Del Mar where he has run his top two effort/figs

1  Square Root

 

race 4    average clarity

5  Lionite   gelding has some pace to close into and at a distance (six furlongs) he has preformed well at ( 5 2 2 1).....claimed in his latest and two weeks following the claim he worked one solid 5F bullet hinting Yakteen has a handle on his new addition to his barn........and it sure is reassuring that Prat rides thru the claim

6  Horse Greedy   seven year old gelding should get a nice stalking trip behind the 3 and the 4 and retains Hernandez who has ridden this fellow well........seems tough if the two speed horses press the issue early

1  Sweet River Baines   dangerous off pace runner who has been absent since July where he won a 32K claiming race at Del Mar like today at 56 to 1........that race was run off of 14 month layoff.........and he also ran 2nd by a neck 7 races back off of another long layoff.........so.........that makes him dangerous today fresh off of the bench

 

race 5    average clarity

1  Annangel  both 5F grass races prior to shipping out of GB are very impressive.......won by 4L beating 8 foes at 80 to 1......then she only lost by a neck despite a very bad start........both races were 3 and up affairs and vs. the boys........shows up in the Baltas barn and with some strong a.m. work put in........pedigree for a route is better than a sprint........good post.........good grass jock.......all systems go

5  Over Attracted   two of her three one mile grass races fit well in this spot and she just ran a solid 5 1/2 furlong turf sprint 3 weeks ago......that race and a strong 5F work since should have her muscled up and very ready for today's turf route.........Rispoli wisely stays put

8  Loud Loud Music    2 for 2 on the grass winning two sprints both by daylight.........pedigree to handle her 1st route is decent......but......the trainer is only 2 for his last 61 "1st at a route" with a given horse........mixed bag - tough call - but dangerous

4  Go Big Blue Nation

2  Beguiled

 

race 6    above average clarity

10  Theluteismine   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE   trainer is way above average in the relevant training categories that apply here......and he and Prat have won 14 of their last 30 as a team......very successful owner is also the breeder..........two year old is hard not to like

3  From the Get Go   nice debut running a par like number for today's slightly higher level despite running 2nd by 6 1/4 lengths as the final time was quite fast for the given level.......that and he goes from a jock in a horrendous slump to a bug boy who does well in dirt sprints

8  Gates of Heaven   takes that ever dangerous somewhat magical drop from MSW to MC following a solid move forward in his 2nd lifetime race (albeit on the turf) following a dull dirt debut........if he can run as well on the turf today he has as good a shot to win this as anybody

11  Cojo

5  Paisano

 

race 7    below average clarity

2  Never Be Enough   five year old mare is 3 for 5 since arriving in th U S of A from GB and all three wins were at today's one mile distance albeit on the AW.......but the mare has shown she can handle the grass......not my favorite rider on the grass but he gets a good post to work with and he rides a late runner in a race loaded with plenty of early speed

7  Qahira  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  OK turf pedigree for this Baffert filly trying the grass for the 1st time.........if she handles it look for her to go after the lead and attempt to never look back........and take note the owners (Baoma Corp) are (9 6 2 1) over the last two S Cal meetings........yikes-o-rama

3  Proud Emma   lone turf race was poor but it was run on a very yielding turf at CD in Nov. 2019 and the running line and the long layoff after the race hint this filly was hurt in the race........filly is in good form and when Miller uses Prat his runners are usually very "live"

5  Muchly

4  She's Our Charm

 

race 8    average clarity

2  Uncle Boogie   colt graduated in style at 1st asking not only winning by 6 1/4 lengths but with a gap of 7 1/2 lengths to 3rd.......he earned a number that is slightly better than par for today's higher level and it is clearly the best fig in the field of the locals.......same distance of 5 1/2F today.......only ? mark is a new dirt surface

4  Swift as I Am   Emd is a very fast dirt surface but 57 flat in late July for a two year old still seems solid......and the 7 3/4 length win supports the notion........3 months since his winning debut and the works for new trainer Sadler hint he is ready fresh once again

3  Wedding Groom   faced a horrid group of foes in his latest and it led to a 8 1/4 length win.......his fig earned is short of our top two picks but he is on the improve..........not out of the win picture if the trend continues

5  Pappy Boyington  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  

 

race 9    below average clarity

3  Petruchio   nice 2nd in his 3rd lifetime start and the race was his 1st on the sod and 1st in a route........that race should put more endurance into him this afternoon........and Prat and his agent sure like what they see as he stays put for the 4th straight time on this two year old from the R Mandella barn

4  Mount Pelliar   his off pace running style might fit this race as so many of these two year old turf route races end up favoring the deep closers like this gelding.......not impossible as "the last man standing"

12  Du Joir  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE   the last couple of years Baffert has had his MSW turf debut runners more ready to compete at a high level than in the past........nice work tab for this two year old colt who has numerous endurance building works.......difficult post but still dangerous

7  K P Aim High

13 AE  Oncoming

6  Airman

 

 

 

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Santa Anita for Saturday 24 October 2020

Take note that this year's special publication for the Breeders Cup at Keeneland will cover both days but with only a comment for the top choice. (also take note that the 6 special pubs. are finished and you will need to purchase the Breeders Cup publications). Purchase will be available soon.

Closing weekend at Santa Anita. 10 races on Saturday and 11 races with mandatory payouts on Sunday.

Decent card this afternoon but at 1st glance Sunday's card appears difficult to decipher.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

4  Brickyard Ride   acceptable 11% win percentage for bug boy Centeno.....but like so many apprentice riders he is rather raw on the turf......he is in fact 0 for 32 and counting on the grass.........but.........he still is the top choice in this spot as he can get loose and stay out of trouble........colt is one for one at today's 5 1/2 turf ditance at SA and the win was a strong final time and pace

2  One Flew South   only race run at SA on the grass was at today's distance and was decent.......and the jock up for the race is not nearly as accomplished as the rider who is aboard today in Prat.....away since 20 Feb but he is working as if O'Neill has him ready to roll......and O'Neill is firing on all cylinders of late

1  Octopus   (6 2 2 2) racing at 6 furlongs or less on the dirt.......that bodes well for his chances of appreciating a 5 1/2 furlong grass race if of course he takes to the turf......so so pedigree for it......about 50/50 proposition that he handles it

 

race 2    above average clarity

6  Chipper   2 of his 3 dirt sprint races are "big numbers" and especially his MSW debut which was at SA run over a year ago.........trainer is often at his most dangerous 3rd out after a long layoff and that is the case for this three year old gelding today.........Prat stays put despite two straight dismal turf races........hmmm

3  Curry    lone race which was run 1 1/2 years age was dismal.........returns as a 1st time gelding and his a.m. work hints he is returning as a vastly improved individual........we shall see if that is so about 1:30 pacific time

5  Secret Club   MSW debut for this gelding was decent and disguised in it's strength.......and his trainer is way better with 2nd time starters than 1st time starters........still he best move forward significantly to handle our top choice if he runs the race I think that he will

 

race 3    average clarity

6  Holden the Lute   big wake up in his 3rd lifetime start and 1st at Santa Anita..........nice reassuring 4F drill since the race.......takes the ever magical drop from MSW racing to maiden claiming........hard not to like

4  Prince Magician   works are numerous for this laid up Palma colt and quite a few are solid especially for a trainer like Hector Palma who doesn't push them too hard in the a.m.......believe this three year old is meant and ready fresh off of the bench and draws bug boy Centeno who to date does his best riding in dirt sprints

5  Defense Wins   all of his sprint races fit fine but I am a touch leery of the significant drop down to MC50K and without a work listed since his 4 Oct race........also this O'Neill gelding likes Dmr and Dmr is only a couple of weeks away......as in why drop now

 

race 4    average clarity

6  Superstition   impressive 2nd lifetime start which was run off of a long hiatus from the game and it was this girl's 1st on the sod.......her Santucci fig earned is better than par when you add a pace factor of about 3L.....that and she likely will benefit from the race

5  Vegas Palm   very smooth consistent runner seems best sprinting on the grass.......but........she is 0 for 11 and counting as she appears to be a "hanger" to some degree........like that J J Hernandez remains on her as he is often aggressive which might help this mare get over her tendency to settle for 2nd or 3rd

1  Fierce for Sul   last is likely short of what it will take to win this race but her a.m. work since her 29 August race is improved........and a good sign Rispoli stays put on this three year old filly from Baffert's barn

 

race 5    below average clarity

2  Potantico   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  toss his last as his running lines suggest he fires a big race following a dismal one......in fact all three lifetime wins came after a double digit beaten lengths loss (20L-10L -17L).......hmmmmm.........racing at it's best......LOL

3  Pepe Tono   trainer is red hot and the drills for this gelding hint at a wake-up today.........jock upgrade and Gonzalez has won 2 of his last 3 mounts given to him from the Victor Garcia barn

4  Unbroken Star   best at SA and best racing at today's 1 1/16 distance (2 for 4 and 2 for 3 respectively).......not sure how ready he is for today's race but if he is fully wound up he likely is rated too low

 

race 6    average clarity

7  Three Ay Em   might be a good claim by Eddie Truman as this colt's last two races are better than par.......nice history on the SA turf (4 2 0 2).........four year old has never run 9F on the grass but his pedigree suggests he can handle the added distance........turf jock upgrade.........hard not to like

3  Irish Heatwave   O'Neill has been rather hot the 2nd half of the fall SA meeting........so my guess is that this colt will mount a rebound off of a 7 week (likely needed) break.........lone effort at 9F is solid........positive jock change

6  Go Daddy Go   just ran his lifetime best Santucci fig and the effort is somewhat hidden by a wide trip-a-rue........and the race was his 1st to date at the 9F turf distance.......such a deal

1  The Stiff

 

race 7    average clarity

4  Blazing Charm   three year old filly has put in a nice late run in all four lifetime sprints........and she graduated in a 7F affair......so she should be closing fast at today's 6 1/2F and many in here will not.......light weight 7 lbs bug boy stays put and does his best in dirt sprints

3  Malibu Cat   filly has a win and a 2nd in 2 racing endeavors on fast rated SA dirt........and 0 for 6 anywhere else..........Prat stays put for the 3rd straight race and blinkers go on..........dangerous sort

5  Andyoushallreceive  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  sure seems meant & ready off of the extended hiatus from the game and why not as she has shown she can run fresh and this is the 1st time this Koriner filly has been up for sale.......back to Pereira who has a decent history on this four year old after being absent for a couple of races

 

race 8    average clarity

2  Biddy Duke   decent sprint on the grass in her latest and she might not have been at her best coming off of her lifetime top only 20 days prior in a 5 1/2 dirt race......if she can rebound to that race she will be tough......she should sit pretty stalking our 2nd selection.......jock upgrade to boot

5  Magic At Midnight   four year old filly is a perfect 4 for 4 to start her career and one of the wins was a 5F turf race.........she has opened up big leads in all 4 races and should once again today

6  Aqua Seaform Shame   seems the most dangerous of the off pace runners in this field of seven........if our top choice goes after our 2nd choice early things might set up for this Baltas filly who owns 2 wins and a 2nd in three turf sprints

3  An Eddie Surprise

 

race 9    below average clarity

8  Go On  bet hard in his MSW debut but didn't run so hot outside of showing some early speed......blinkers off and if his strong works since his 29 August debut are worth a hoot he should fire the race the connections were looking for in his debut

6  North Pole   debut was decent for this colt who went for over a million at sale.......and top gun Prat stays put for one fine trainer with developing young horses in Simon Callaghan.....good works since debut.....more seems likely for his 2nd lifetime start

1  Classier   Baffert 1st time starter is training up to snuff.......would have considered higher if he hadn't drawn the one hole at the 6 1/2 furlong distance and it's dreaded gap to the left

3  Union Soldier

5  First Class Dad

 

race 10    average clarity

8  Shadow Sphinx   very good history when top jock Prat has been in the saddle......(6 3 1 1) at the distance on the grass................five year old should get a nice mid pack or stalk position behind our 4th selection.......gelding has won 4 of his last 5 when up for a tag.......$25K today

1  Erotic   lifetime best grass race in his latest......hard to tell if he is up for similar today but he has been given ample recovery time to enhnce his chances of success

4  Move Over   plenty of run in this horse but he often runs too wide......well at least with most jocks but Baze took him inside way back on 20 Jan 19.........he is up today.........come on T C ride that rail as long as you can.........should be a price

9  Mithqaal

12  Grand Meister

5  Worthy Turf

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Santa Anita for Friday 23 October 2020

Take note that this year's special publication for the Breeders Cup at Keeneland will cover both days but with only a comment for the top choice. (also take note that the 6 special pubs. are finished and you will need to purchase the Breeders Cup publication). Purchase will be available soon.

Closing weekend at Santa Anita. 10 races on Saturday and 11 races with mandatory payouts on Sunday.

OK card this afternoon.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    above average clarity

4  My Princess Ellie   two consecutive grass races should have this two year old filly fit very fit to finish well dropping from MSW racing to MC40K.........that and she faces one weak looking group of foes.......then there is that Prat/Miller combo who are an eye opening 14 for their last 28 as a team

1  Big Chick   sprint dirt debut is better than it appears........2nd start which was run at 1 1/16 on the grass should boost this youngster's endurance.......blinkers on and the one post should help Rispoli get a good ground saving trip

6  Take Her Temp   double barrel action from the Peter Miller barn as he also trains our top selection.........filly owns some route speed so she might get a decent close to the front trip.....still she likely will need a move forward this afternoon if she wants to see the winners circle

5  I'M All the Jedi

 

race 2    average clarity

2  Park Avenue   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  back to back bullet drills at SA preparing for today's race........sprint - sprint - route maneuver for this Sadler two year old filly for her 3rd lifetime start........she owns plenty of early speed so look for Rispoli to go after the lead or at least sit close to it.........and of course the owners didn't shell out $450K to own themselves a sprinter

5  Beautiful Gift   not bet that hard for a debuting Baffert MSW 1st time starter and yet she ran a decent 3rd.......so she likely wasn't totally cranked and might be today..........like our top two picks she races in a route for the 1st time and like her competition she owns a good pedigree for one

4  Flash Magic   another making her 3rd lifetime start with the sprint - sprint - route maneuver in this case for Baffert and company..........world class trainer is 38% win with the move with his last 37..........like our top choice she should be in the mix from the get go......hard not to like

 

race 3    average clarity

4  Rip City   won his latest off of a long layoff earning a par like number for today's race.......but his race two back (a rare 10 length win in a turf race) is way better than par for today's given level......that race was run off of 52 days rest......so 54 days since his latest has the potential of producing one tough effort to beat

1  Never Easy   just claimed by Mulhall and it might be a good one as this gelding just ran a turf sprint that is better than par for today's softer level........and he seems more dangerous at today's one mile turf distance.......that and with a switch in trainers comes a rider upgrade

6  Liberal  all three lifetime one mile grass races are nice efforts and the latest one is disguised by being blocked on the 2nd turn and stretch some........Van Dyke stays put for the 5th straight time hinting this four year old has held form

 

race 4    average clarity

4  Warren's Memorable   decent forward move in her 2nd lifetime start and 1st at a route of ground.......gets to race off of short rest for the 1st time and with a 5F work put in since her latest.......likely doing the best of her career.......retains apprentice rider Centeno who is 3 for his last 9 with 5 others in the money riding for Craig Lewis......should have plenty of endurance cutting back in distance

1  Commas Save Lives   very green race in her debut where I had this filly losing 13 lengths because of it.......blinkers on and an improved series of works........good jock/trainer team over the years in Baze & Mullins

5  Lemon Ice   bad route in her 2nd lifetime start.......better in her sprint debut but only beat one of eight foes........but........Prat wants the mount.........hmmm

 

race 5    average clarity

6  N. K. Rocket Man  just ran his lifetime best in the 2 October version of this MSW Cal-bred turf sprint......and the strength of the effort is disguised by 3 somewhat subtle points of trouble (start, run-up, stretch)........sharp rider J J Hernandez will be out to make amends

3  First Prez   O'Neill MSW debut runner has works that seem good enough to be ready.......and if he is he owns a turf pedigree that is strong as mom has tossed 5 winners from 5 starters and 3 were turf runners........Rispoli gets the call and for the most part when he rides a horse from Doug's barn they are "live" mounts

4  Count Alexei   better figs for others in here but he does appear to be lone speed in this spot thus dangerous if Gonzalez can slow things down early

2  Master Ryan

 

race 6    average clarity

5  Next Revolt   decent race in his latest which was his 1st following the Yakteen claim.......since the race Tim got his new acquisition to work a bullet 4F drill hinting he has put some speed into his new colt.......if that is the case lookout as this race if void of the commodity.......and Prat stays put

1  Bam Bam Again   coming off of 3 straight races that look good in this spot and the last of the three is rather disguised in it's strength........1st out following the Reed Saldana claim and with the change in trainers comes a jock upgrade

4  Conte Cavour   five year old gelding has had only one race since 20 June (30 Aug) but his a.m. work seems to be solid likely because he races at the lowest claiming level of his career and the barn wants a decent share of the purse as someone else might be taking away their horse following the race

2  Grffindor

 

race 7    average clarity

1  Hurly  might be quite the claim by Truman as this filly ran out of her mind in her latest as she broke poorly and ran wide and still only lost by a nose at the 32K level.....the number earned is much better than par for today's 40K level......good post......rider upgrade.......near bullet drill just 5 days ago.........hard not to like

3  Lucky Peridot    Miller drops multiple levels in order to win and he is as good as it gets in S Cal with the move as he just isn't afraid to lose a given horse.........back to Prat who rode this filly 2 races back

5  Nice Ice   sure looks loose on the lead in this spot without much speed signed up.......trainer Jeff Mullins is much more dangerous 2nd out following a claim than 1st out following a claim which is the case today

7  Kittyhawk Lass

 

race 8    average clarity

3  Posterize   very strong race 1st out following the Doug O'Neill claim and the effort is hidden by racing wide up near a strong set of fractions ........drops a level and gets the meets top gun in Prat who looks like he can grab the lead in this field

2  Camby  best at SA and and this Treece five year old should get a nice stalk position behind our top choice with a jock upgrade to Valdivia who is having a strong SA meeting......dangerous sort

5  Shane Zain   seems set up for today as Baltas put him on the grass which he hates to muscle him up and likely dirty him up to drop precipitously and go go go go at today's much lower level

 

race 9    average clarity

6  Mensa On Top  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  poor history for the trainer with 1st time starters and he hasn't won a grass race in many a moon.......but........this girl's a.m. work is very solid and she draws Van Dyke which supports the idea she is meant & ready in her MSW

10 AE  Sircat Nelly    SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE   MSW 1ster is extremely well bred to handle the sod.......mom has tossed 3 grass winners and the best of the three was a very nice grass horse and she is a full sister to this filly from the Sadler barn

9 AE  Allie's Pal  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE   monster jock upgrade for this Wong filly racing on the grass for the 1st time.......if she takes to it she should show plenty of early speed as she has been sub 22 in both of her dirt sprints

8  Westward Breeze

1  Square Shady

4  Flag Salute

 

 

 

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Santa Anita for Friday 16 October 2020

Decent looking card today. Next publication for The Racing Digest is Friday 23 October.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    above average clarity

5  Cassie Belle  rare bad trip given by Prat in a turf race in this gal's latest which was the 25 Sept. version of this 5 1/2F turf MSW race........filly lost about 5L to trip yet only lost by 1 1/4........top jock can do better.......nice reassuring work since her last.......the one to beat despite her 11 races with no wins to date

1  Envy   lost to our top pick in the aforementioned 25 September race and she had a good trip.........but the race was run off of a long layoff so more can occur today with that effort under her belt.........good supportive sign that Hernandez stays put

6  Elgofrano   lacks punch late at the 5 1/2 furlong turf distance........but........she might get a slow paced loose lead.......if that occurs I doubt she will quit very easily

4  Shez Our Arch

 

race 2    average clarity

4  Little Miss Ellie   filly has run too good not to hit the winners circle in 3 lifetime races........she earned strong Santucci figs in all three (the figs were from 2L better than par to 4L better than par)..........the 6 1/2 furlong distance offered today fits her well and won't for a few in the race.......and a jock upgrade to 1st time Prat

2  Jan Jan Can   about 3L shy of what our top choice has produced in her 3 lifetime races but like our top pick 6 1/2 furlongs should be to her advantage........likely needs a little more and/or our top choice slipping off form some

5  Ricie Nine Toe's   some shot to kick loose which would enhance her chances........but whereas 6 1/2 is a plus for our top two picks it is not for this filly........but then again if the 7 lbs bug boy can keep the fractions slow she would be dangerous

 

race 3    average clarity

(NOTE: AE 10 Me Likey is dangerous if he draws into the field)

5  That Corey   very strong and numerous drills for this Cecil MSW 1ster.......and mom has tossed two winners from 2 starters and both were able to win on the turf.......rather sure this two year old colt is a nice runner

8  The Chosen Vron   Kruljac is hardly ever ready with his 1st time starters but this colt is working too well to ignore.......like our top choice I am rather sure this colt is "meant & ready" for his MSW debut

4  Lil Nas   decent works prior to his MSW debut but stopped badly after showing some speed.........nice 5F drill just 5 days ago at SA.........high in demand Pratt stays put.........deserves another shot

6  Circleofchampions

7  By Moonlight

 

race 4    below average clarity

6  Flying Business  alarming (in a positive way) step up in claiming 1st after the Glatt claim considering how poorly this filly ran in her latest couple of races.......Glatt might have the trump card for this three year old as her a.m. work has never been better since Glatt took over........and look who rides - Prat

3  Dehydration   might be set up for today with a step up in claiming where she showed nothing and now a step down of 3 levels for a trainer who is 20% win from a large sampling 2nd out after a claim......seemingly has the best early speed so look for Baze to try and wire the field

5  Don't Stop Lookin   filly is best at SA and might get a nice stalk position with 7 lbs bug boy Centeno on her back........that weight break might go a long way in holding her together in the late stages of this 6 1/2F affair

 

race 5    below average clarity

3  Heathers Gray   four year old filly is at her best racing in one mile grass races and her last three races at the distance are solid and 2 of them are disguised in their strength........very sharp recent a.m. work.........she should get a nice mid pack or stalking trip.......on the negative side Gryder is rather cold on the turf as in only 2 wins with his last 75 turf mounts..........come on Aaron

1  Tapwater   good post for Mike Smith to work out a good trip.....but she likely will need a small forward move today as our top & 3rd choices outran her in her latest......maybe her 3rd out following a 15 month layoff can provide that small forward move

5  She's Our Charm   four year old filly is at her best 2nd out following layoffs and that is today's scenario for her.........and she retains Hernandez who is the only top echelon jock she has seen and yet she has two wins with a low percentage jock riding

 

race 6    average clarity

6  Secret Touch   trainer is having a great meeting and he might have made a very good claim for 16K with this gelding who has run 5 straight races that fit fine at today's 32K level.......that 32K level is quite a step up from 16K but he is firing figs that support the rise in claiming.......good to see Rispoli ride thru the claim

3  Justin's Quest   last sure fits but can she run as well off of a 2 1/2 month layoff.......my guess is yes as Pratt stays up and he has a solid history when riding this gelding (6 2 3 0)........five year old should be in the mix from the get go

2  Conquest Cobra   by far at his best on the SA main track........latest race fits just fine here despite the rise of two claiming levels........10 lbs apprentice up and up on a gelding that usually rides close to the front end off things.......that can keep Jessica Pyfer out of trouble........Belvoir eight year old seems quite dangerous

 

race 7    below average clarity

2  Microrithms   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  strange running lines for this Baffert six year old as he has run eye to eye battling for the lead in all 8 of his lifetime races.......pace wise you would think he would get loose in this spot but I wouldn't count on it......either way he seems like the one to beat

3  Pryon   nice win following the Glatt claim and the red hot trainer must like what he saw for him to move him up vs quite a bit tougher......retains Prat who once again should get a nice mid pack trip

7  Champagneonme   beaten badly by our top choice when they faced each other on 29 August.......but claimed in the race by Sadler and the veteran trainer has him training like a vastly improved individual.........we shall se if that is so about 4 p.m. pacific

6  California Street

 

race 8    average clarity

8  Rockie Causeway   last two races are par like for today's level of racing and like today were run at one mile on the grass.......filly has been away for 8 weeks but in the interim she has managed to work six times..........1st time blinkers and she already has as much speed as anyone in the field.......Rispoli up......hard not to like this Baltas 4th time starter

5  Cheerful Charm   Prat might have jumped off of our top choice to ride this filly who made a nice move forward in her 2nd start but that race was 76 days ago and the works since are OK but not as stout as those of our top pick-a-rue.........like our top pick she should be in the mix from the get go

6  Rose's Crystal   appears the most dangerous of those coming from the rear of the field........retains hot rider Hernandez........and breaks from the 6 post for the 4th straight time.......filly must think she owns the post by now and might be getting very comfortable breaking from it

4  New Heat

7  Slew's Screen Star

 

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