Decent day at Los Alamitos Saturday despite the rain. See Below.

The Racing Digest is now available for Sunday at Los Alamitos

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, 4th, 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, 4th, 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.

 

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 5:24 pm by brian · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Los Alamitos for Saturday 7 December 2019

Kudos to Lrc as this might be the best Saturday card in the nation. And I hope the rain doesn't effect the track much as I sure like the card handicapping wise as well.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    above average clarity

4  Bully for Eric   race lacks early speed and has this three year old has plenty if it he breaks well which he doe's about two thirds of the time........trainer is solid 2nd out after a claim (7 for his last 22) and dropping multiple levels (3 for his last 6 with 2 others hitting the board).......toss his last checked hard early.........jock stays put supporting the idea this three year old is healthy enough despite the significant drop in claiming

3  Rmanie's Grey Suit   both Lrc races run at 5 1/2 furlongs fit well........layoff last sure appears to be an endurance building tune-up.......good apprentice rider........trainer does well with very limited starters

8  Seattle Encounter   seemingly never sharper and if the uptrend continues this gelding has a shot to make his record at Lrc move to (7 1 0 2) from (6 0 0 2).........jock knows this gelding well

6  Puriano

5  Torwards the Light

 

race 2    average clarity

8  Malibu Magic   believe the 4 and the 5 and maybe the 7 will go after the lead which should create a lively pace and enhance the chances of this mid pack runner.......race two back at Lrc fits fine here.......and for today he not only gets a jock upgrade but also gets a break in the weights........such a deal

7  Derby Storm  believe the best shot for success for this three year old is to avoid a speed duel with the 4 horse and attempt to take back some........he does show some signs that he can still run OK without the front end

6  Western Flyer   2nd lifetime start wasn't much but his maiden debut was decent especially since it was in a route race which is almost always a difficult task to accomplish successfully.........three old might be motoring late

2  Sharpshootingeorge

4  Spectator's Dream

 

race 3    average clarity

1  Meistermind   nicely improved since Mark Glatt claimed 3 races back......jock wisely stays put........sure stands out here so much that he likely could overcome some trip trouble and still come home a winner if he holds form

2  Street to Indy   by far at his best racing at Lrc and also seems to appreciate the 1 1/16 distance offered in this race........Baze should find a nice ground saving stalk or mid pack position at least thru turn one......and that folks is 1/2 the battle

4  Arch Anthem   it is possible that his latest which was his 1st following the Baltas claim was nothing more than a turf tightener........because Mr Baltas is an eye-popping 11 for his last 24 2nd out following a claim

7  Blue Dancer

 

race 4    average clarity

1  Anneau d'Or  B C Juv near win was no fluke as this colt earned a number that would have taken down quite a few BC Juv races throughout the years.......should be a handful if he takes to the Lrc surface (a ? mark for all in the race) and holds form

3  Thousand Words   powerful effort time/number to win his MSW sprint debut at 1st asking for Baffert and company........and the connections didn't shell out $1,000,000 to own themselves a nice sprinter

2  Wrecking Crew   two year old was 3L behind our top selection in the BC Juvenile........and basically has shown up in all four lifetime races and 2 of them were G1 races and another a G2........not out of the win picture by any means

 

race 5    above average clarity

7  Speed Pass   lone race was run in a stellar 108:3 way back in Sept. and at Lrc..........works since are solid......Baffert likely has waited patiently for a chance to get this fellow another shot on the Lrc surface.......should be one tough cookie this afternoon

3  Torosay  blinkers on for this fellows 2nd lifetime start and it was quite the success as he creamed the field running an excellent time for 5 1/2 furlongs on the grass at SA for a MSW...........pedigree for the dirt might be even better.......if it is he might be capable of giving our top choice a run for his money

4  Rogallo   deep closer might not be impossible if he gets a hot pace up front as he gets in light with the sharp apprentice Jorge Velez in the saddle

2  League of Shadows

 

race 6    average clarity

3  Message   last 3 races might do the trick but than again they might not and at low odds.......what we want is her effort 5 back which what crush these unless she doesn't handle her 1st at a route.......the race 5 back is significant in that it is the only race she ran from off of the pace.........so it's earth to Bob Baffert (and believe me I say that with the utmost respect) have the Dykester take back early

5  Amatara   very suspicious that this filly is in for the optional 50K as her 1st at a route in her latest pegged her as a future route dirt Stakes runner.......but if she is OK she likely takes down this race

1  Mongolian Empire   scenario is the 5 is "shot" and the 3 didn't take to route racing........if both occur this Mongolian might be the last one standing and win running a weak time for the given class

 

race 7    average clarity

3  Donna Veloce   Callaghan two year old filly has done little wrong in two lifetime starts winning her debut by 9 1/4 and then missing a win in the Breeders Cup in the last jump .......she will likely stalk Bast who has plenty of early gas

2  Bast   owns an abundance of early speed and seemingly can get the lead if she wants it but she is capable of running well without it......my guess is the connections will go with the flow as in adapting to how the track is playing

5  K P Dreamin   best preparatory drill in a long time or maybe ever........connections will have their fingers crossed that our top two selections duke it out early........if so this Mullins two year old filly can pull an upset

 

race 8    above average clarity

6  Ra'ad   caught one nasty spot in his debut in a race that I projected to be run 5 lengths better than par and was......so being beaten by less than 8L and with a pace factor of 3L (in other words a rather fast set of fractions) worked out to be an adjusted Santucci fig that was slightly better than par......and since the race better a.m. work showing........likely moving forward for Baffert and company

2  Absolute Unit    colt's MSW debut is better than appears in print as he dueled in very fast fractions on a slightly dull rail at Del Mar on 9 Nov.........he did quite well to get beaten by 9L......two solid works since.......seems likely to give a good account of himself

4  Phast Pharoah   not all that impressive in 4 lifetime starts but that might change with the blinkers going on today.........as his a.m. work is vastly improved hinting the equipment change is what he needed.......we shall see about 3:58 p.m. pacific time

3  Hallowed Gift

1  War Path

 

race 9    average clarity

6  Champs Success   working for his MC50K debut as if his $1,700 purchase price was a steal.......and when a given individual goes for so little at sale it is easy to start them for the 50K tag........last two gate works hint this gelding has plenty of early speed

10  Baltimore Beecho   nice improvement in his 4th lifetime start earning a par like fig for today's MC level in a race 15 days ago at SA.......only race at Lrc was decent........seems likely to get a nice stalk position........Baze wisely sticks around

9  Startling   1st time starter is training as if he is he might be ready to roll at 1st asking.......not much showing in his a.m. work until his last two drills which are decent gate drills.......might be peaking at the right time as in right before his debut

4  Ridge Route

12 AE  He's a Hit

1  Papa Tony

2  Beyond Preacher

 

 

Posted on December 7, 2019 at 7:29 am by richs · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Los Alamitos for Friday 6 December 2019

So so card today. But kudos to Lrc as Saturday's card might wind up being the best in the nation.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

6  Big Barrel   lone route was run two back and it is exceptionally strong (and that's hidden to some degree) for the 12.5nw2 level........ it was run sprint to route off of 10 days rest........sprint six days ago - route today......hmmm

4  Dr. Bagley   not too hot on the Del Mar surface (2 races) but 4 of his 6 racing endeavors at other tracks fit fine.......1st time Wong today who wins about one third of the time over his last 150 starts "1st time trainer"

1  Fast as Cass   gelding seems best racing one mile on the dirt but doesn't seem to understand what it means to pass the last horse or so in front of him.......thus his (18 1 2 7) lifetime record........might be the surest to hit the board but not necessarily to win

 

race 2    average clarity

2  Slewbury Park   faced the boys in her debut so that to me suggests the race was a tune-up.......good early speed displayed in her debut.......cut back in distance seems like a positive.......Velez easily led the Fall Lrc meeting in wins........seemingly a soft field........trainer is decent with 2nd time starters......all make for top choice

5  Aurora Night   so so MC debut but blinkers go on and with an improved series of 5F drills this time around (as opposed to 4F drills prior to her debut).......no play on the board either........there likely will be today

6  Bayonce   works well but has yet to carry-over her a.m. prowess to the afternoon.......but.......takes that often magical drop from MSW racing to MC........might be now or never

 

race 3    below average clarity

3  Rineshaft   big race 2 back with 1st time blinkers run off of 14 days rest......over his head in latest......back in 12 days..........and with a solid 5F work just 3 days ago.....that folks is a strong sign that this Palma colt is well meant today

5  Grab the Muny   one for one at Lrc and gets to run turf to dirt and off of a turf race that is solid and then some for today's lower level.......hard not to like

1  Savagery   can't drop this declining colt fast enough......but Miller is hardly ever afraid to lose a horse so still dangerous especially if inside speed is doing OK

 

race 4    average clarity

5  Desert General   appreciates the Lrc surface and also the abbreviated sprint distances of 5 & 5 1/2 furlongs......capable of winning on or off of the pace......sharp improved preparatory drill and from a high percentage trainer in Wong.......seems poised for a top effort

9  Ps Bettin On You   high percentage trainer and especially so off of breaks of 90 days are more......as in 3 for his last 5 with the other two hitting the board.........gelding should be in the mix from the get go hardly ever a bad thing in a 5 furlong dirt race

8  Short of Ez   back where belongs as in a sprint after giving two turn racing a whirl........(3 2 0 1) at Lrc and 5F appears to be a good fit.......hard not to appreciate his prowess at Lrc........dangerous sort

3  Buster Douglas

6  Royal Seeker

 

race 5    average clarity

9  Hardcore Troubador   awfully nice gelding especially considering the conditions of this race........and he is working like a Stakes horse of late........should be in the mix from the get go

4  Heartfullofstars   sure likes Lrc and ran a 107:4 364 days ago off of 34 days rest.........35 days rest this time around.........and his a.m. work suggests he has been wisely pointed for this (protected) race

8  Oil Can Knight   three year old has won his last 4 dirt races in a row including his lone lifetime run at Lrc........just claimed by Knapp who wins his fair share 1st out following a claim............Abel Cedillo gets the call and he is (3 2 1 0) on the improving youngster

10  Italiano

5  Saratoga Morning

 

race 6    average clarity

7  Miss Fia   2 for 2 lifetime winning both of her career races by daylight......ran the same number in both races which are both short of par for today's nw alw level by 2L.......but......much improved a.m. work since her last.........especially enamored with her bullet best of 63 5F drill produced only 4 days ago......seemingly feeling great when it counts the most

6  Edna   3 for 3 lifetime on the dirt and like our top choice winning all her races by daylight.......lookout if her last was just a turf gimme to muscle her up and drop for today's race at Lrc........she broke her MC debut winning by 12L in a 5F race up for 40K which is the same tag she runs for today

2  Love a Honeybadger   mare has seen better days but she can be very difficult to wheel in loose on the lead which she might be this afternoon

1  Tijori

 

race 7    below average clarity

4  Saving Sophie   on the improve with each and every start........last might get the job done but if the improving trend continues today for this Ellis filly this race could have been rated average clarity rather than below average clarity........Van Dyke wisely sticks around

8  Visual Magic   lifetime best and very much hidden is it's strength is her lone dirt race which was run two back at SA........filly had a very wide trip near the pace setters on a day the wood was a little biased.....that race was run turf sprint to dirt sprint........turf route in her last (and a decent one) and dirt route today........hmmm

3  Vegas Palm   filly finally is able to race off of short rest and draws the attention of Prat and his agent..........1st on the dirt but her pedigree says the transition should not be a problem

7  Sunriser

10  Unicorn

 

race 8    average clarity

3  Ridgeway   nice wake up at Tup with the blinkers going on.......trainer does well with shippers.........gelding ran a 109:1 at the race at Tup........don't see anyone in this field running capable of that even considering how lightning fast Tup can be at times

1  Harliss   works better than he runs.......but three factors might help him out this afternoon - cut back in distance - blinkers going on - and having a solid bug boy and his weight break on his back

7  U S Hero   lifetime best was his lone race at 5 1/2 furlongs on the Lrc surface........that and he held together fairly well racing at 6F in his latest which might boost his endurance some for today

8  Wild Cat Canyon

10  L'Engineer

2  Ziyanair

 

 

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Del Mar for Friday 29 November 2019

Hope everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving!

Not crazy about today's card and especially with all the rain the track has taken.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

3  Paint Me Lucky   never supported at the windows in all four lifetime races (lowest odds were 14 to 1) which is extremely rare for a Bob Baffert MSW runner........3 bad races in a row until the 4th race which was a par like effort run off of 4 1/4 months rest.........off since the 7 June 18 race but returns as a 1st time gelding...........and that and/or something woke him up as his a.m. prowess is vastly improved

1  Abusive Gary   solid 2nd place finish in his 2nd lifetime start which was run last winter run off of 18 days rest on an off track........third start was a muscle him up layoff turf route to help boost his endurance........that race was 13 days ago.......should be ready to roll

5  Lambeau   trainer John Shirreffs is red hot so with that in mind this colt's debut may have been nothing more than a muscle him route turf tune-up......work regiment since the race 17 August race supports the notion

 

race 2    below average clarity

1  Awesome Score   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE   sprint turf tightener in his MSW debut should have him muscled up and ready to go with the often magical drop from MSW to mid priced MC........that and his works on the dirt stand out some here.....with Garcia gone we get a jock upgrade to Cedillo.......decent pedigree for an off track

7  Truest Reward   race two back fits fine and today this gelding races sprint-route-sprint & turf to turf........that has the potential to get even more out of him.......we shall see if it will about 1 pm pacific

6  Chosen Moon  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE   Ellis colt showed some live in his debut and now takes that dangerous drop from MSW racing to MC and with the blinkers going on........and we get a jock upgrade........good pedigree to handle the off going if that is what we wind up getting

3  Aggressivity

8  Music to My Ears

 

race 3    average clarity

4  More Honor   don't mind the significant drop down for this Glatt four year old as he has yet to be victorious in 2019 earning only chump change..........only off track was quite good and disguised in it's strength........1st time Prat........hard not to like

2  Don'tteasethetiger   colt was able to come home a winner despite a very wide trip........deservedly steps up and does so with a rider upgrade......two reassuring works since his latest suggests he has hold form

8  Imagineiamfastest   hot trainer in Carava and a good portion of his success is with Abel Cedillo who owns back to back wins on this four year old........mostly placed 3rd because the gelding is (4 0 0 0) at Del Mar.....but then again an off Del Mar main track might be a different story

6  Whatsittoya  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE 

1  Black Storm

 

race 4    below average clarity

1  Impression  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  gelding is 4 for 9 at the distance and his last race having to deal with an off track (4 races back) is decent.......his latest racing endeavor is arguably his lifetime best and only his 2nd start with Bill Spawr as the trainer.......and you have to like the confidence he shows in his new addition to his barn as he moves him up two claiming levels

2  Lagoon Macaroon   two for two at today's one mile dirt distance and both of the races were run at Del Mar and with today's rider Maldonado in the irons........like our top choice his connections show confidence in him stepping him up multiple levels

4  Leroy   mixed bag here.........this gelding's last two races (both sprints) are strong better than par efforts.........and he has run well and won on an off track.......but he might not care for the two turns and has a trainer who is 0 for his last 25 sprint to route.......somethings gotta give

 

race 5    average clarity

9  Swift Socks   Spawr 1st time starter has hit track every 6 or 7 days dating way back to at least 3 September.......and the two works put in at Dmr since switching over from SA hints he likes the surface........rather confidant this filly is meant and ready to roll..........pedigree for an off track is decent

3  Secret Square   latest which run at today's maiden level is a par like effort and run off of ample time off (58 days)......decent works since and this time around this filly races off of 42 days rest........good pedigree to handle an off track

5  La Croix   exits a very fast MSW heat at GG where getting beat by 8 3/4 lengths still worked out to be a pretty decent number for today's lower MC level......pedigree for conventional dirt (and the off going) is decent

1  Bella D

10  Ladies Luv Munny

 

race 6    average clarity

1  Sabinos Pride   very strong one mile turf Santucci fig earned (considering today's lower level) in her last her 2nd lifetime start........if she can transfer that ability to a dirt sprint today she should be a ton

2  Trouville    SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE solid forward move in this girl's 2nd lifetime start and 1st with Prat up........blinkers go on today and Powell is 3 for his last 13 with the move..........Prat wisely stays put

4  Sister Diablo   being ready at 1st asking is not a strong move for Baltas with MC 1st time starters......but this filly shows some signs of life in the a.m.

5  Miss Kitness

6  It's a Riddle

 

race 7    below average clarity

3  Bold Endeavor   very sloppy ride by Gutierrez in this gelding's last hides a solid run.......new jock today and a good one in Drayden Van Dyke.......one for one at Del Mar.........owns a very solid pedigree for an off track

6  Canadian Game   last two grass race are OK.....but his race 3 back which was on the SA dirt is very strong........hot rider/trainer combo in Cedillo/Carava.........and like our top selection he has a pedigree that usually can handle the off going

1  High Five   very dangerous speed and with quite the weight advantage over the field..........and then there is the trainer's record at this meeting........as in 4 wins and a 2nd with 5 starters.......yikes

2  You Must Chill

4  Unbroken Star

 

race 8    average clarity

9  Soldier Boy   three year old colt got away with a ridiculously slow pace to wire the field and graduate.......and the a.m. work since hint the seemingly stress-free race benefited him greatly........rather sure if he handles the off or drying out Dmr main track he will pop his lifetime top today........and he has a good pedigree for the off going

1  Truck Salesman   2 for 2 at today's six furlong distance and 0 for 8 at all other distances........seems to own the best early gas in the field.......Edwin Roman has a solid history riding this three year old (7 2 4 0)

5  Touching Rainbows  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  handles Del Mar and owns a stout record racing at today's 6F distance.......only off track race is poor but was run a long time ago.........jock upgrade

10  Madman

2  Parsimony

 

race 9    below average clarity

3  Mr. Unusual   Freeman is only 1 for his last 30 with 1st time starters but the a.m. work (especially his last two works at Dmr) for this two year old gelding are too good to ignore........only cost 15K at sale so why not debut for MC32K

8  Eustace    both lifetime races run at Del Mar fit well at today's level of racing........and........back to the jock in Bejarano who was up for both races..........good off track pedigree to boot

6  Promise Nothing   par like effort in his 2nd lifetime race considering today's lower level......that race was run turf to dirt......needs to accomplish the task at hand dirt to dirt this time around.....fits fine if he does

7  Debt Monger

4  Call Me Daddy

5  Matson

 

 

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Del Mar for Sunday 24 November 2019

Fun day yesterday. Not as good a card today but still a decent one.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

1  Stealthediamonds   seems like a good claim by Puype who has put in two works into his new shooter since taking her on 27 October......and her last work is a best of 60 4F bullet at SA.......2 for 2 at today's 5F turf distance (winning by 4L & 2 1/2L) and one of those efforts was at 5F breaking from the one hole like today and with the rail at today's 24 ft position......such a deal

5  Littlefirefighter   race is loaded with speed so that should flatter this gal's off pace style.......recent a.m. work is better which likely is the impetus for Prat staying put

8  Mischiffie  lifetime best in latest and her turf works since hint she is about to top that today......and like our 2nd selection the race profile seems to favor those coming from off of the pace......and it better as speed has dominated these 5F races so far at the Fall Dmr meeting

2  Kentan Road

7  Smoovie

 

race 2    average clarity

3  Norski   might not be doing that well physically speaking as he keeps dropping and not winning......but on the other hand even his worse figures fit well in this spot

7  Fratelli   solid work regiment for this Jorge Periban 1ster.........and if our top choice continues to decline he sure appears to have a great spot in which to debut in

1  Darkhawk  small circuit invader is training sharply and he is better than he appears in print as he didn't get the best of trips his last two races which were at Fno & LA........dangerous price shot if he runs as well in the p.m. as he has been training in the a.m.

10  Lucky Wally

6  Creeds Revenge

 

race 3    above average clarity

3  Maxim Rate   2 for 3 at today's one mile turf distance and finally gets to race in something other than a Graded race where the most he has been beaten in 6 Graded races is 4 1/4 lengths......blinkers on and his recent a.m. work seems slighter

2  Excellent Sunset   another who could use some class relief.....solid figs since arriving in S Cal one year ago but without a win.......blinkers go on and Prat stays on........trainer Anna Meah who usually gets over-bet (especially for a newcomer) could use a win and might get one here helping her dismal ROI

1  Fiery Lady   mare seems at her best with ample time off between starts and gets it today........3 for 5 at today's one mile turf distance and her last with the blinkers put on might be her lifetime best as she would have cracked the 134 flat barrier if not for checking in the stretch

5  Harmless

4  Don't Blame Judy

 

race 4    average clarity

1  Vegan   might be a good claim by Bill Spawr especially considering the made to order spot that he gets to run his new addition in.........one for one at today's 5 1/2 furlong distance and the race was at Dmr........two year old filly is (5 2 2 1) when not spotted over her head as in a Stakes race & a race against the boys

3  Win Often   won MC debut for fun with gaps of 4 1/14 & 3 3/4 to 2nd & 3rd.......4 reassuring works since the 18 October race........last fits and if she is up for more in her 2nd lifetime endeavor she should have been our top pick-a rue

8  Perfect Rush   V Espinoza is hot right now and part of that is with John Sadler..........like our 2nd choice this filly graduated in style winning by 3 1/2L with significant gaps to 3rd and 4th.......believe the lead will go to our 4th pick but she might grab a nice 2 wide stalk position.......such a deal if the is what occurs

5  Biddy Duke

9  Lovely Lilia

 

race 5    below average clarity

5  Shandling   bet to favorite in his MSW debut where he ran 2nd with not the best of trips........broke a length slow and then got shuffled back a couple of lengths........works since his debut are stellar indicating he muscled up some.......rather sure this three year will show more today so if he gets the "trip" he should be one tough cookie......don't necessary count on it because the jock is ice cold

7  Lincoln City   this Eric Kruljac three year old colt has a decent shot to graduate if he gets a good trip........but..........that seems less than a 50/50 proposition as he usually finds trouble in his races.........it usually occurs in the early stages

2  Tromador   trainer is 29% win with his last 29 2nd time starters........and this colt's debut which was on the dirt sure appeared to be nothing more than a tune-up.......pedigree for the sod is decent

4  Cape Point 

8  Montana Moon

 

race 6    average clarity

8  Gate Speed   lead type only to date has other speed foes to face but he is training lights out since he graduated on 27 September by 8 1/2 lengths.....trainer has done well with limited starters at the Del Mar fall meeting.....tough post but he seems sharp enough to overcome it

1  After You   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  very strong 6F race at two to graduate earning a fig that fits fits fine when you adjust for age and today's higher level.........failed badly at Saratoga last summer.........he has been off since been he is returning as if he is in good shape physically.......1st time Lasix today........blinkers off as well........and in very light being a three year old and with a decent 5 lbs bug boy

10  Next Gen   good speed and Prat better use it to clear or get over to the inside somehow as there has not been a winner from post 7 and out in any of the sprint distances

3  Railman

6  Camby

 

race 7    average clarity

7  North County Guy   pedigree says no whereas the trainer and the recent eye popping work tab for this gelding says yes as far as how well this Baltas four year old will handle his 1st marathon........gelding should get a nice stalk position in what should wind up being a very reasonable pace

2  Crystal   very solid races at 10 furlongs with few reasons not to believe he won't handle another furlong just as well.........bad trip in latest hides a good layoff run.......would have been top pick if there was more speed signed up to aid his late run

9  M Town Gem   rank in the early stages and then settled down and ran fairly well in his 1st to date as far as 10F........2 for 2 on the Del Mar grass.......Prat stays put........trainer is hot.......Prat/Puype are 4 for their last 7 as a team........dangerous sort

1  Red King

5  Buckstopper Kit

 

race 8    above average clarity

3  Fashionably Fast   3 for 3 since Dean Pederson saw fit to take the blinkers off of this four year old gelding........and two of those were were at Del Mar.......rider Pereira knows this fellow well having been aboard him for the majority of his 10 lifetime races.......four year old continues to train like a happy healthy individual

5  Oliver  by far at his best on the Del Mar main track so my feeling is that O'Neill will have this colt ready to roll this afternoon as it is a long time until his youngster can compete at Dmr again.......route gimme in last full - blown go today

1  Ultimate Bango   not only a jock upgrade to Mike Smith but because it is Mr. Smith (who must believe this gelding can run just fine on the Dmr main track) it enhances this guy's chances of running well on the dirt where he has competed only once and a long time ago

 

race 9    average clarity

6  Jammy Eddy   poor trip in latest led to his 1st to date where he wasn't competitive when competing on the grass........new jock today and with a solid bullet 5F gate work put in one week ago.....check out his 31 Aug win at Del Mar......solid gate bullet work 3 days prior to his winning race.......hmmmm

4  Cono   trainer has snapped out of the doldrums and now seems quite dangerous.......filly just fired her best one mile grass race in her latest with first time "fronts on"........that and whenever Smith has ridden this McCarthy four year old he has been "live'

10  Jet Set Ruler   solid layoff run (3 1/2 months in duration) for this Baltas four year old last Feb.......runs off of a layoff of 7 1/2 months today......and with very solid a.m. work put in at Slr preparing for today's race......tough post.......so who ya gonna call "postbuster"..........as in Flavien Prat

2  Asaro

5  No Name Fred  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE 

1  Brimstoned  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE 

 

 

 

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Del Mar for Saturday 23 November 2019

 

Decent looking card today. Be back with you tomorrow for another card that appears good at first glance.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

6  Royal Insider   (3 2 1 0) in his last 3 dirt routes (all at SA) the last of which was vs. better.........trainer is awakening .......back to Cedillo who won the only time he was legged up on this gelding........should be in the mix from the get go which usually serves this gelding well

5  Zorich   2 of 3 dirt routes fit fine.......those races were his latest and his race 4 back and both are quite a bit better than they appear in print........trainer Glatt has done well with limited starters at the Dmr fall meeting

2  Bird   latest work at Dmr happens to be a best of 21 5F bullet drill which indicates this three year old likes the Dmr surface...... and........that he is likely well meant in his 1st race west of the Mississippi

 

race 2    below average clarity

2  C Falls   lifetime best was run at Del Mar (only start to date at Dmr) last summer and the strength of the effort is disguised by a wide trip after a slightly tardy start.......been away since 14 Sept. but takes that ever dangerous/magical drop from MSW racing to MC..........and does so as a 1st time gelding with some prolonged good looking a.m. preparation

3  Callah   another taking the plunge from MSW to maiden claiming and draws Prat for the 1st time........and when Prat rides for Baltas these days it is usually one dangerous proposition for the opposition

6  Mongolian Legend   gelding is in an every other mode and today he is on the positive side on of pendulum........not out of the win picture today if the pattern remains intact

 

race 3    average clarity

6  Dipping In   best lifetime race for this 3 start maiden was her lone turf race where she fired a 5F turf race that is quite a bit better than par for today's level......of course she will now need to do similar in a turf route........seems like an adequate pedigree for one

3  Establish Justice   shuffled back and eventually finished up decently.......not bad considering she went off at 70 to 1 odds......two nice drills since hint she benefited from the effort.......dangerous if that is the case

2  Magically Honored   best early speed in the race and that is a good thing as this filly appears to need the lead to preform well.......race two back would be tough but not her latest where cash cashed it in late despite setting a soft 1/2 mile........dangerous if she mounts a rebound

8  Flamingo Bay

9  Going to Vegas

 

race 4    above average clarity

3  Del Mar May   all three lifetime sprint races on fast rated dirt fit solidly for the nw alw level.......filly has shown she can fire a strong race "fresh"........5+ months "fresh' today.......lifetime two best figures were produced in her only two races run at Dmr

4  Into Chocolate   2 of 4 lifetime races fit well here if of course she can sprint as well as she can route.......pedigree suggests that she can........Smith stays put for a fifth straight time..........trainer has had a tough 2019 but might add to his 7% win totally here

1  Road Ranger   solid move forward to graduate in her latest a gate to wire effort.......and she also came home 1st another time (stalking the lead) but was disqualified......so Grdyer has options......still she likely needs another forward move today to top our first two selections

 

race 5    average clarity

4  Seaside Dancer   three year old filly goes back to O'Neill after being absent for 3 races.........and Doug sure has had all the answers for this filly as he is a perfect 4 for 4 when he is the conditioner.........also the filly is undefeated at the one mile turf distance (all with O'Neill)........plenty to like

6  Creative Romance   best turf race for this filly was run 3 back and it was the only lifetime grass race to date that she has run at Del Mar.......and the strength of the race is disguised by a nasty duel getting caught 3 wide on the turns.......Bejarano will be out to make amends

8  Miss Flawless   strange seemingly unwarranted move up in claiming for this Eurton filly.......so what's up.......this filly is training much better since her latest hinting Eurton has tweaked something for the better.......and look who lands on the filly......Mr. Flavien Prat

1  Swing Thoughts

7  Clockstrikestwelve

 

race 6    average clarity

7  Garth   solid debut at Del Mar for Baffert and friends who then put their colt in a Grade 1 despite not graduating.......in the race Mike Smith dueled in ungodly like pace for a two year old and the colt predictably cashed it in........blinkers off to slow him down......excellent work tab since the Grade 1........1st time Van Dyke........rider - trainer are 6 for their last 11

1  Ancient Warrior   terrific start for new sire and he might add to his list of 1st out winners with this Hollendorfer colt working great.......many bullet drills and an abundance of endurance put in.........hard not to like that

2  Candy Fury   connections wisely get their two year old colt out of MC and into this MSW race following a good debut.........trainer is better with 2nd time starters than 1st so a move forward can occur.......fits just fine in this spot if it does

3  Port Saint Joe

6  Winners Club

 

race 7    average clarity

3  Never Easy   sure appreciate a given runner who steadily progresses in each and every turf race and especially so for Richard Mandella.........good post and Bejarano remains up as he has handled this three year old quite well.......would love to get the 6 to 1 ML

2  Rijeka   Baltas finally puts his three year old gelding in an allowance following five straight efforts in Stakes races........gelding seems to appreciate ample time between starts and gets it today.......good post and a good turf rider in Cedillo

9  Shining Through   colt seemingly shows up every time since switching to the turf.......and Prat and his agent like that as this is Prat't 6th straight mount on the Hollendorfer three year old who should be motoring late

5  Hartel

4  Prodigal Son

 

race 8    average clarity

2  Midcourt   (4 3 1 0) since switching to two turn racing........improving with each and every race and gets to run off of short rest for the 1st time today since becoming a route horse.....last race is quite a bit better than par for today's G3 level and he might be up for even better this afternoon........stout trainer/rider combo to boot

1  Leading Score   sure appears to have a good chance to be loose on the lead in this spot which should make him dangerous for sure........if it wasn't for another furlong to cope with he would have been top pick-a-rue

4  Roadster   awfully talented to make as 3rd pick especially considering he is the only one in the field to win at today's 9F distance......1st time Van Dyke........rider - trainer are 6 for their last 11........how did they fair in race 6 with the top choice

 

race 9    average clarity

9  Friendly Outthedor   no support at the windows in his latest run off of a long hiatus from the game hints he needed the race........and if that is so lookout today as he ran a par like Santucci fig in the October 20th race.........tough post but a solid turf rider in Abel Cedillo sticks around........3 reassuring good looking drill since his last

2  Fivestar Lynch   both MSW races run since arriving from Ireland fit fine at today's lower level.......1st time gelding.......1st time Prat........might all add up to 1st time winners circle

8  Peytons Path   double barrel action for Baltas as he also trains our 2nd selection........excellent speed spot for this colt who should be able to grab the lead......that's the positive.......negatives are more weight.......a low percentage turf rider up.......an extra 1/2 furlong to travel......you might ask how did speed hold up 3rd, 5th & 7th which were also grass route races

6  Camps Bath

10  Salah

4  Turn the Switch

 

 

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