The next special publication will be full card selections for Travers Stake Day on August 8th which includes three Grade 1 races and two Grade 3 races. Cost is $28.15. Selections will be sent to your email about 6 p.m. eastern on Friday. Saturday’s Del Mar selections includes the Travers Stakes and will be posted no later than 6 a.m. pacific time because of the early start at Saratoga.

The Racing Digest is now available for Saturday at Del Mar.

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.

31 May 2020:   Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy. Top choice won 4 of the 8 races carded and ran 2nd in 2 others and only 2 of those 6 runners were favorites. 1st race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $23.20. 3rd race double was top pick, 3rd pick $59.40. 3rd race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $17.40. 4th race trifecta box of top 3 picks $262.80. 6th race top pick over our other 4 picks paid a superfecta of $741.00. 8th race top pick over our next two picks paid a trifecta of $51.00.

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 Saturday 1 August 2020

The next special publication will be full card selections for Travers Stake Day on Saturday, August 8th which includes three Grade 1 races and two Grade 3 races. Cost is $28.15. Purchase will be available soon.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

8  Sorriso   Glatt five year old gelding should get a nice stalking trip........training awfully well of late.......drops down to a level that is about two lengths easier........Mr. Glatt has been hot for quite some time.......hard not to like

5  Moonoverthebayou   four year old is in need of a rebound and maybe the layoff combined with the drop in claiming can provide one.....good rider/trainer team over the years

3  Street Image   four year old has two other speed types to deal with but whereas he appears to be on the upswing they look as if they are on the downswing

4  Victor's Show

9  Golden Image 

 

race 2    average clarity 

5  Honor A. P.   all three lifetime route races are powerful efforts/figs........and considering Mike Smith and John Shirreffs are at the controls you would think another big race is in the cards for this three year old who like our top choice is eyeing the Ky Derby in September

1  Uncle Chuck   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  crushed his competition in both lifetime starts for Baffert and company and the 2nd race was in a Grade 3 at Lrc.........three year old continues to train like he is something special........this race qualifies for Ky points so Baffert should be all out with this colt as he could use a few

6  Cezanne   $3,650,000 at sale colt has not disappointed in both lifetime starts.........and his 2nd start was an impressive time at Lrc as in 135:4 for a mile in an alw race run against older.........this race qualifies for Ky points so Baffert should be all out with this colt as he definitely needs some

 

race 3    above average clarity

5  Freedom Fighter   brilliant work tab for this Baffert two year MSW 1st time starter (even by his lofty standards).........both speed and endurance put in.........good sprint pedigree........hard not to like

2  Petruchio   best pedigree in this field and like our top selection this R Mandella MSW 1st timer is training as if he is well meant in his debut with copious works put in........acts as is he owns some early speed and with only 5F to travel that would be an obvious plus

10  Dixie's Two Stents   last two works for this O'Neill baby hint that he is peaking at the right time as in right before his MSW debut.......needs to avoid getting caught too wide on the turn unless the track plays outside like it did from 24 July to 27 July and yesterday

4  Epidemic  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE

8  Vittorio

 

race 4    average clarity

2  Big Buzz   might be a good claim of an improving five year old by Adam Kitchingman........race lacks speed so I like that Maldonado gets the nod for the 1st time with the switch in trainers.......should save ground sitting behind the 8 horse who I don't think will hold together attempting a route (and an 8 1/2F one at that) for the 1st time

6  Bud Knight   another who should get a nice stalk position and with the meets leading rider in Umberto Risploi up......toss his latest on the dirt as he had the trip from you know where and might have disliked the surface anyway

1  General Mathis  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  won his 1st on the grass in his last (3rd lifetime start) which was at GP and run at today's 1/16th turf distance.......shows up in the Mulhall barn and she likely will have her new addition very ready so as to enhance his chances of capturing some of the added purse money for a shipper

4  Good Bye Putin

7  Sly

 

race 5    below average clarity

3  Shortlist   six year old gelding has really improved since Sadler took over by way of the claiming box.......gelding gets 1st time Prat and his mount likes to run wide which has worked out well for those who do over the last 5 Dmr race cards

1  Nolo Contesto   just popped one of his best lifetime races in his latest and the strength of the race is disguised by wide trip up close to a strong set of fractions.......likes the one mile distance a lot........Del Mar's surface is a ? mark thus 2nd pick

7  Dreams of Valor   Dollase is dynamite with the sprint-sprint-route move.........six year old put in two very impressive works since his 10 July race at Del Mar.....hard not to like

5  Polar Wind

 

race 6    average clarity

3  Chitu Me Too   good gate work 3 drills back and her last preparatory drill for her MSW debut is very impressive and worked only 6 days ago.......this Eurton filly seems to be peaking at the right time as in right before her debut into the wonderful world that is thoroughbred racing........mom has tossed 3 winners from 3 starters 2 of which won on the sod

6  Sweet and Cheeky   another Eurton filly who seemingly has a shot at the winners circle.......decent dirt race in her 2nd lifetime start which was at Lrc and her debut was quite good running 2nd in a MSW grass sprint at SA despite a bit of a wide trip.......decent rider/trainer over the last 2 months in Maldonado and Eurton

7  Offixcious   nice layoff run in her last in a 5 1/2 furlong grass sprint at SA on June 20th.........improved a.m. work since.......should move forward thus dangerous

4  Dolce

2  Miss Mo' Licious

 

race 7    average clarity

9  Taming the Tigress   bad beginning in her MSW or could have graduated at 1st asking........as one would anticipate Prat sticks with the Peter Miller two year old.........improved a.m. work since her debut.......should be tough

8  Smoothlikebutter   needs her debut race or even her 2nd start but her last start was dull........both of her starts that fit are disguised by bad trips especially her MSW debut where she broke a dozen lengths slow

3  Eddie's New Dream   good sire and mom has tossed 3 winner from 3 starters......not one bad work showing.....trainer has had a difficult year but might jump start the barn here with this 1ster

2  Bossy Soul

7  Will Take a Kiss

 

race 8    above average clarity

7  I'm So Anna  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  fast surface at Lrc for sure but 57:3 winning time for this two year old filly from the Steve Sherman barn is still awfully impressive......that and the strength of the race is supported by gaps of 4L & 5L to 2nd and 3rd..........it sure seems like she stands out here if of course she takes to the Del Mar surface

4  Righteously   moved forward to graduate in her 2nd lifetime start.....likely needs another one this afternoon to handle our top pick..........and.........it best be a significant improvement

1  Big Andy   competitive in both her lifetime starts and gets a major league rider upgrade for today...........dangerous if our top choice tosses a clunker

 

race 9    average clarity

4  Journal Entry   sure like the rider change especially for a grass race........easily the best jock this mare has had on her back in 11 starts........J J Hernandez should get a nice ground saving stalk postion likely behind our 2nd choice........3rd out after a layoff today and that is one solid trainer stat for Carla Gaines

2  Naughty Evelyn   vastly improved in her latest start both in pace and final time........works since are improved.......filly should be loose on the lead and maybe very loose.........one horse trainer might get his 1st win in many a moon......hard not to root for

6  Better With Age   nice drills in preparation of her 1st race in S Cal.......eligible for extra purse money.......3 of her 6 two turns turf races run in Florida fit fine vs. today's competition

1  Little Rachel

5  Tagline

 

race 10    above average clarity

8  Wildman Jack  tossed a weak effort in his latest which might have been nothing more than a muscle him up grass run anyway.........powerhouse best of 104 bullet 4F dirt gate work since.........two previous grass races prior to his last fit here if he can run as well on the dirt......good pedigree for it and that bullet work.....should be a price

4  McKinzie  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  might scratch but obviously will need to be reckoned with if he runs today

9  Collusion Illusion   4 for 4 lifetime in sprint races and 2 of the wins were run at Del Mar........and Prat has been aboard for 3 or those wins including his latest which was a G3 win at Lrc

3  Desert Law   nearly won the 2019 version of this prestigious Grade 1 race.........big move forward in 2019 racing 2nd out after a long layoff........same dangerous scenario this afternoon

6  Fashionably Fast

 

race 11    below average clarity (sorry lost my comments for this race)

1  Cheerful Charm  gimme in debut......to Prat.....improved a.m.

2  Nina En Fuego   trainer is dynamite with youngsters debuting at Dmr in the summer

5  Bella Chica   dangerous speed with blinkers on today

9  On Mars

4  Starship Sky

7  Kiss of Congrats

 

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Del Mar for Friday 31 July 2020

33 races and many large fields Friday thru Sunday at Del Mar. Our special pub for Travers day at Saratoga will be available for purchase soon. Cost is $28.15.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1     average clarity

3  Impression   4 for 11 at the distance on the dirt and and 0 for 14 everywhere else.......lifetime best was on the Dmr dirt.........not my favorite trainer with multiple level drops but this gelding is training too well to ignore

4  Conquest Lemonraid   why not drop 3 claiming levels with the lucrative program for shippers........would have been top pick if it wasn't for Gryder getting the call which is a concern as he is not exactly the go to guy for Bob Hess

5  Will Dancer   night and day better when he gets a loose lead and he might get loose today

 

race 2    below average clarity

6  I'm the Boss of Me   works strongly suggest this Miller filly 1ster is well meant and ready to roll.........and in those drills are hints of some good early speed.......trainer has been stout with his "babies" this year

5  Cielo d'Oro   another training as if she will fire a solid race in her MSW 1st start........trainer John Sadler is awfully good at getting turf sprinters ready enough to be a big factor in their maiden debut.......and look who accepts the mount - Mr. Prat

2  Gravitron   good turf pedigree for this Hollendorfer 1ster......filly has worked enough to be ready at 1st asking........might want longer with her pedigree that screams the longer the better but if she gets a hot pace she might be motoring fast late

1  Mandragora Seeker

3  Queens Map  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE

 

race 3    average clarity

6  Liberalism   live in all 4 racing endeavors and two of the four look very strong vs. today's competition.........leading rider Rispoli gets the call.......three year old filly appears to be doing well work wise as she has drilled 5X since her latest which was on June 7th

4  Elgofranco   arguably her lifetime best was her lone race at Del Mar in an effort that was run off of 23 days rest........26 days since her latest which was at Lrc.......two strong improved preparatory works since the 5 July run at Lrc.......seems poised for a possible lifetime best this afternoon

1  Althea Gibson   decent MSW debut and like our 2nd choice she has put in two nice works since the July 5th race at Lrc

7  All Star Heat

2  Angel Creek

 

race 4    average clarity

2  Honos Man   hard not to believe that Bob Hess will pull out all stops to have this four year old gelding (2 1 1 0 on the sod) very ready with the additional money for shippers........and whereas he put up a rider he seldom uses in today's first race with a shipper he uses pal Kent Desormeaux for this shipper going after the additional purse $$$

5  Seeking Refuge   seems best at today's one mile turf distance and even though this colt is (5 0 1 0) on the Del Mar turf his best effort/fig was run at Del Mar in a one mile turf race.......and the race was one heck of a key one as 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 6th all came back to win

7  All American Hero   double barrel action for O'Neill as he also trains our 2nd pick........1st time gelding and with improved a.m. work.......dangerous

1  Cajun Treasure

3  Descartes

 

race 5    average clarity

5  Himiko   big effort for this Baffert three year old filly in her 2nd lifetime start running an effort that is better than par for the MSW level......and the way she finished at 6 1/2F she should handle the 7F distance quite well today.....and many will not.......4 works since her 21 June 2nd......feeling good

3  Happier   Baffert also trains this three year old who has a work tab that screams ready.......never easy to handle 7F as a 1st time starter but with her powerful work regiment and stellar pedigree it is not much of a concern but enough to make her 2nd pick-a-rue

8  Lookintogeteven  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  cut back in distance is a plus.......ran third to a next out winner who scored in an allowance race in her next start.....should be motoring late

1  Via Angelica  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE

2  Last First Kiss

 

race 6    average clarity

2  Sicilia   Neil Drysdale is stout with Euro imports and he has worked this four year old filly 12X since 3 May including 3 works on the turf.......filly appears best on firm turf and that might have been the catalyst for getting her to S Cal where the turf is usually very firm

3  Salvator   improved speed and final time for this four year old gelding in a race run off of an 8 month hibernation........3 strong works since the race and two of them were on the turf........a necessary forward move appears to be in the cards.........leading rider Rispoli wisely sticks around

4  Go Daddy Go   solid wake-up in last and 3 lbs off today......low % turf jock in S Cal but he gave this colt a nice ride in his latest

6  Tiberius Mercurius

5  Silenced

 

race 7    below average clarity

1  Tribal War Chant   very strong conventional dirt race in his latest which was run at Pln........should be a ton if he holds form and can handle the Del Mar main track as well........trainer year in and year out is often at his most dangerous 3rd out after a layoff which is the case here

3  Brickyard Ride   Craig Lewis three year old colt can really fly and should open up a lead in this spot.......would have been top choice if it wasn't for his desire to gravitate over to the rail as the inside was a bad place to be the last 4 cards at Dmr.......is the rail better today so far?

4  Cali Dude   away since 1 Nov. where he ran 2nd in a $150K Stakes race for Cal-breds.....returns with a jock upgrade and with a.m. works that says "ready"

7  Summer Fire

6  Appreciated

 

race 8    average clarity

1  Ivy League   trainer is as good as anyone in S Cal getting MSW 1st timer starters to fire a solid turf route......and I like his choice in riders as Rispoli has plenty of experience (overseas) getting developing two year old runners to handle the challenge of a turf route in their debut........good post.......good works........excellent turf pedigree

8  Floral Essence   Clifford Scott is having a very strong rebound year (albeit with limited starters) especially so for the owners of this two year old filly.........like our top choice this filly has good works and a solid pedigree to handle the green carpet

6  Madone   another 1ster in very good hands who appears ready to rock & roll in her MSW debut......but unlike our top two picks she has a questionable turf pedigree

3  Basilia

9  She's a Lil Flirt

 

race 9    average clarity

4  El Tigre Terrible   sprint-route-sprint scenario for this Cal-bred and for a trainer in Peter Miller who is dynamite with the move.........as in 24 for his last 71........and he owns a very solid number as a two year racing on the Dmr main track (1 Sept. 19)

2  Margot's Boy   trainer Craig Lewis has made quite the rebound as a trainer in 2019 & 2020 following quite a few disappointing years in a row........1st on the dirt today for this gelding who has done well in turf routes.......two works on the Del Mar dirt are very good and hint the the transition to the dirt should be OK

1  Rookie Mistake   double barrel action for Miller as he also trains our top pick.......and whereas most trainers that start 2 in a race often are "live" with only one of them the opposite is true for Peter Miller

6  Clayton Delaney

 

race 10    below average clarity

6  Spanish Count  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  Baltas sure can get a given horse to fire a big turf route off of an extended break from the game......that is the case for this three year old 2nd time starter.........and the trainer is solid with the MSW to high priced MC move.......1st time gelding to boot

10  Montana Moon   four year old has an abundance of early speed and like our top choice races as a 1st time gelding........not my favorite turf rider in Blanc but he is decent with turf route speed horses.......very dangerous and likely will go off higher than his 5 to 1 ML

3  Exhort   needs his effort two back which was the only time this gelding attempted racing in a turf route from off of the pace......and with the speed of our 2nd pick that appears to be a given this afternoon

4  Railsplitter

5  Exeter

 

race 11    average clarity

4  Atina   trainer is polar to start the meet and could use a win so he drops this mare in claiming........six year old likes the one mile dirt distance offerred today and she is one for one at Del Mar and the effort/number earned was arguably her lifetime best

6  Majestic Diva   a ton and 1/2 at today's level if she brings her "A game" (as in 2 races back and 5 back)......only one dull drill since her latest which was poor.......but then again works aren't everything especially when you are attempting to drop a given horse multiple levels like this mare

10  Paige Runner   drops precipitously to ensure victory ? or "claim me please"........tough call but dangerous potential

5  Lookout Taylor

8  Diamond Value

 

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Del Mar for Monday 27 July 2020

The next special publication will be full card selections for Travers Stake Day on August 8th. There usually are 13 or 14 races carded. Purchase will be available soon.

Very tough card to decipher at Del Mar as you can tell by the clarity ratings.

Best of luck as always!!

 

race 1    below average clarity

4  Havest Moon   3rd in her debut which was produced in an allowance race on the turf at SA.......then she was impressive winning in solid time to break her MSW over at Lrc in a route dirt race.......Prat stays up

1  Velvet Queen   filly would have been (4 3 1 0) with the blinkers on if not DQ'ed........continues to work like she has held form and maybe even better......hard not to like

3  Great Return  best career race was run off of short rest.........17 days since her last sure qualifies for that........1st on the dirt but bred OK for it

 

race 2    average clarity

4  Lavender   quite the aggressive work series with the addition on blinkers since a dull effort on 5 June.......might be up for a rebound to her effort 3 back which just happens to be the only time today's jock Pereira has ridden her......if that is the case she is the one to beat

5  Gallovie   away since September but like most of the trainer's turf stock she appears ready roll off of the extended hiatus from the game.......... that and she seems at her best on the Del Mar and that is somewhat hidden for this Richie Baltas four year old filly

3  Muchly   best is the USA was run off of short rest and fits solidly here....can she do similar off of a 7 1/2 week break.........we shall see

1  Quick

6  Gypsy Spirit

 

race 3    average clarity

1  Awesome Agenda   believe there is a decent chance her last might have been a total no go to get away today's 9K drop and get a little exercise........race 2 back (way back in May of 2019) fits as does her only start on the Del Mar dirt

5  Sindy's Revenge   blinkers go back on for her 2nd out following a 4 month layoff.........and her two lifetime races with them on fit nicely vs today's bunch.........and it makes sense that they go back on as she veered out badly at the start and was rank some after that

10  Thunder Woman   (5 1 1 1 1) when up for a tag........and.......lone lifetime conventional dirt sprint fits fine

7  Midnight Garden

4  Real Good Deal

 

race 4    below average clarity

(Note that AE14 War Path has a shot if draws in)

2  Munning Pilot   colt showed life in his MSW turf sprint debut and also showed some run in his layoff run which was a one mile grass race.......can't see it on paper but you can viewing a replay.......blinkers off (strong move for Baltas) and Prat stays put.......should be a price

6  No Slo Mo   blinkers go on today (strong move for Glatt) and this three year old gets one significant rider upgrade for a grass race.........moved forward in his 2nd lifetime race and that is rather hidden......as in somewhat wide and checked 2 or 3 lengths......like our top choice he should go off a decent number

7  Power Source   needs his race 2 back that he ran in Ireland........bombed in his USA debut but maybe he was injured as he has been absent since the 10 Aug 19 race.....new better trainer especially with turf horses......good work tab........dangerous at a big price

9  Comradery

10  Dominant Soul

 

race 5    below average clarity

11  Little Miss Ellie   filly earned a nice adjusted Santucci fig in her MC debut.......4 reassuring works since.......she beat a filly for 2nd that moved up into the MSW ranks and won at a monster price.......hard not to like

12  Too Hot for Curlin   turf route to dirt sprint led to a nice 2nd in a MSW race that was at Del Mar in Dec.......same turf route to dirt sprint maneuver today but this time in a MC race......it's not rocket science

10  Candy's Honey   filly trained with a MC debut winner (which we pegged) also from the Desormeaux barn......and she outworked her now and then........dangerous sort

9  Approved for Flyby

7  Va Va Voom

 

race 6    below average clarity

1  Kylemore   very strong "fresh" race on 19 Jan in a $25K claiming race run at 8F on the grass race like today.......and........the strength of the effort is disguised be not the best of trips.......that race was run of of 52 days rest.......last race 66 days ago......solid works.......should be a handsome price

11  Worthy Turk   bad trip in latest........earned a number that is slightly better than par......3lbs off today and one significant rider upgrade.......bad post but the right guy up in Prat to deal with it

6  Never Easy   last might have been a dirty up his form effort to get away with today's drop in his 2nd race following the claim......trainer is 4 for his last 8 second out following a claim

3  Hootie

5  Ocean Fury

 

race 7    average clarity

8  Most Sandisfactory   all three lifetime dirt races (sprints) fit solidly at today's lower level.......and he handled a turf route just fine so he likely will be OK in a dirt route......only went for $20K at sale as a yearling so why not drop to MC20K......that and Peter Miller is not afraid to lose a horse

7  World Affairs   takes the plunge from MSW racing to MC20K........2 nice reassuring drills at Del Mar......Glatt is 30% win with the MSW to MC move.......that and when he legs up Abel Cedillo over the last couple of months his runners for the most part have been live

3  Hapi Hapi     bore out badly turn one or might have graduated in a dirt route.......new jock today........a little dangerous

5  Negotiator

9  Kazansky

 

race 8    average clarity

2  King of Speed   seems at his best at Del Mar on the turf.........recent works are improved.......owner/trainer/jockey won yesterday's opener as the 4th choice in a 5 horse field.......can lightning strike twice.......we shall see about about 5:30 pm pacific

4  Fight On   major league rider upgrade for this Doug O'Neill five year old who is trying turf for the 1st time........pedigree for it is good.......owns some numbers on the dirt that fit well.......should be a player if he takes to the sod in his first race on it

7  Mesut   Carla Gaines is at her best 2nd out following a layoff.......blinkers off today ......works are stout hinting the equipment has helped.......might be rated too low

6  Gregorian Chant

 

race 9    average clarity

5  Anna Fantastic   won her MSW debut at 20 to 1 despite showing good works as our 4th selection..........1st time Lasix today and she has continued to work like a happy healthy individual for Karen Headley.......seems like a player

6  A Melis   nice effort in both lifetime starts.......nice reassuring 5F drill at Dmr since his 4L MSW win at Lrc......handled SA and Lrc so likely to handle Del Mar main track as well

3  Warm Summer   one for one in his only dirt effort with the blinkers off which was his latest .......3rd out after a layoff.......dangerous

2  Give Me a Hint

1  Lil Grazen

 

race 10    below average clarity

4  Tsunami Spring   solid MSW sprint turf debut at GG closing very fast......like her pedigree better for a route......good rider/trainer combo up North........trainer does well when he ships

2  Cassie Belle   trainer is often at his most dangerous 3rd out following a layoff which is the case here.......sprint-sprint-route scenario........should get a close up ground saving trip for Gryder

13  Rockie Causeway    decent debut and likely to move forward.......but one tough post to cope with even for the likes of Flavien Pratt......1st turn should be telltale

12  Layaka

5  From Jamesto Jamie   

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Del Mar for Sunday 26 July 2020

Decent looking 11 race card today and a 10 race make-up card on Monday.

The next special publication will be full card selections for Travers Stake Day on August 8th. There usually are 13 or 14 races carded. Purchase will be available soon.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

1  Bombard   very consistent turf seven year old who has been away for 13 months but is training super and he is 1st time on Lasix today which is kind of amazing.........Prat has been up for over 1/2 of his 12 lifetime starts......very good fresh and has some upside potential that 1st time Lasix often brings

3  Baja Sur   very consistent four year old gelding on any surface and he could have been in the exacta in all 8 races if he hadn't had such a turf trip 2 races back on the SA dirt where he dueled on a dull rail at SA on 18 Jan........exits a good 5F turf race at GG.......rider J J Hernandez had a strong day yesterday on the sod

2  Blitzkrieg   should be closing late

 

race 2    average clarity

7  Vodka Twist   solid move forward 2nd out after a layoff and Neil Drysdale is often at his very best 3rd out after a layoff........as is 39% win with his last 31........placed well to win........hard not to like

1  All I Can Say   consistent when competing on fast rated conventional dirt......back in short rest (15 days) and that sure has been a good thing in the past......should be on the move in the late stages.......retains solid N Cal rider J J Hernandez

3  Go for a Ride   best ever was run in his only race at Dmr (at today's one mile distance too) and is disguised in it's strength

6  Speakerofthehouse

8  Bodega

 

race 3    average clarity

1  Lostintranzlation   best speed in the race and draws a good post to utilize it.......often runs her best with ample time off between starts and 2 1/2 months qualifies for that........needs a significant drop and gets one today

9  Dorita's Lemon  following two nice dirt sprint wins to start her career this filly was given a funky looking bad trip by his jock in a one mile turf race.......she did well to be a 3 1/2L beaten 5th...........hopefully Mike Smith will be out to make amends

2  Social Graces   should get a nice stalking trip behind our top choice......nice turf rider upgrade ironically replacing Blanc who rides our top pick

5  Tammy's Window

10  Ruby Bradley

 

race 4    average clarity

10  Hudson River Park   lifetime best and a strong fit here is his lone sprint race which was run way back in October and it was his MSW debut.......Clifford Sise like so many trainers does awfully well with the MSW to MC move.....last preparatory work at Del Mar indicates he is ready to roll off of the 5 month break

7  Big Cheddar   failed as the favorite with the MSW to MC40K drop in a dirt route.......drops to MC20K today but this time races in a dirt sprint which seems to fit him better.......if this four year old is hanging in there physically then he sure has a big shot to take down this 6 1/2F dirt affair

8  Moana Luna  big improvement in his latest at SA and good works since.......but he might not care for the Dmr surface (2 0 0 0) or would have been rated higher

2  Air Jockey

5  Sharp Speaker

 

race 5    average clarity

1  First Empress   won her lone lifetime race (and by 9L) off of a multiple level drop and a switch to a top echelon jock........multiple drop down today and goes from Talamo to Pratt.......hmmm

2  Establish   3rd out after a layoff.......blinkers come off today.....races turf to dirt.......improved work since her latest......trainer shows signs of snapping out of a slump.......change in jocks today and that rider J J Hernandez teamed up with Puype for a win yesterday

7  Manresa  nice improvement to graduate in her last with a 6 1/2L win........barn doesn't get too high on her and they place her where she has a shot to win right back

9  Pasito

3  Destiny's Journey

 

race 6    average clarity

5  Bella Vita   very consistent to start her career........all three lifetime sprints fit very solidly vs today's competition and two of them were on the turf........retains outstanding turf rider Umberto Rispoli..........1st on the Dmr turf is a small question mark

9  Songofthedesert   mom has tossed 2 grass winners so trying the grass for the 1st time in 17 starts seems overdue.......Prat and his agent think she will like it.......if she does handle it 5F appears to be a great distance when examining her running lines

3  D's Lovely Sophia   showed life in lone turf race closing into a ridiculously slow pace......should be a big number

4  Dim Lights

1  Shylock Eddie

 

race 7    average clarity

5  Oh Marvelous Me   5 for 13 at today's 6F.......retains Prat for a 3rd straight race.......4 lbs less to carry this afternoon......usually a good gate horse but broke slowly in her last from the one hole........1st at Del Mar is a small ? mark

9  Lionite   good history in fast rated conventional dirt sprints.....likes to make wide off the pace moves which has worked well the last two cards at Dmr........good rider/trainer combo over the years in Desormeaux and Hess

1  I'm Busy   CD invader is the speed of the speed and he sure is working sharply for his new trainer M Glatt........and like our 2nd choice he is eligible for added purse money available for out of town invaders

6  Luck's Royal Flush

7  Hot Sean

 

race 8    average clarity

3  Sharp Samurai   ultra consistent six year old is at his best racing at 9F on the grass (7 4 1 0) ......he should get great position saving ground stalking our 4th selection.........hard not seeing him anything but tough in the late stretch

7  United   (7 3 3 1) when Prat is up and this five year old has the blinkers on.........might be the sharpest he has ever been in the a.m......would easily have been top pick if he wasn't a late runner in a race seemingly set for those up close early

6  Neptune's Tune   (5 2 1 2) at the distance on the turf.........good history with Van Dyke up........somewhat likely to get a reasonable loose lead thus making him dangerous

2  Originaire

 

race 9    below average clarity

5  Solo Animo   could easily have won either of his two lifetime races (both 5 1/2F on the turf) to graduate if it wasn't for bad trips.......1st dirt and 1st long but he owns a pedigree that should handle both.......that and the D'A is very dangerous the 1st time he sends a given horse a route of ground

6  Charlito   Richard Mandella is stout making the sprint-sprint-route move with a horse and that is what he does with four year old colt 3rd out after a long layoff........retains Rispoli for a 3rd straight race

3  Whirl Candy   impressive works and a telltale change to Prat who is dynamite when teaming up with Baltas......TAKE NOTE: if AE 13 Divine Armor draws in who does Prat take

10  Friar's Road

8  Adare

 

race 10    above average clarity

1  Camino Del Paraiso   low percentage trainer in Jauregui but he seems to have a good handle on this seven year old who likely has never been sharper..........gelding likes the Del Mar turf and the 1 1/16 distance........good post and a decent turf jock in Van Dyke

2  Galilean    almost every race that this colt has run fits solidly here if of course this Sadler four year old takes to the lawn in his first race on it........he owns a solid pedigree for it and look who wants the mount........Prat and his agent

3  Brandothebartender    quite the 5F turf drill put in a week ago......best work he has shown in many a moon........Dollase has likely tweaked something for the better......the tender of the bar should put in a strong late run

7  Ultimate Bango  

11  Irish Heatwave

 

race 11    below average clarity

5  Vangogo   strong works for this dropping laid up speed horse........right speed jock for the job in Maldonado.......abbreviated sprint distance of 5 1/2F appears to be a plus......hard not to like

6  Wine At Sunset   best lifetime race was run in her 2nd lifetime start.......decent adjusted Santucci fig and the MC75K race turned out to be a key one........so with that in mind look for a much better race 2nd out after a 3 1/2 month break......1st on the dirt but she just put in a nice 4F dirt work at Dmr suggesting she will handle the transition

1  Second Avenue   trainer is very dangerous with dropping laid up runners which is the case today for this Aguirre four year old filly

11  Canadian Ginger

3  Caught in a Trappe

 

 

 

 

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Del Mar for Saturday 25 July 2020

11 race cards today and Sunday and there is racing also racing on Monday which has a 10 race card.

The next special publication will be full card selections for Travers Stake Day on August 8th. There usually are 13 or 14 races carded. Purchase will be available soon.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

6  Caisson   Richard Mandella's MSW 1st time starter is extremely well prepared to handle a turf route in his two year old debut..........copious drills every 6 or 7 days apart dating back to early May with many drills put in at 5F & 6F.......colt owns a good turf route pedigree.........trainer is 12 for his last 50 with individuals debuting on the sod........Prat takes the mount and he likely could have taken many others in this field

5  Big Talker   trainer Tim Yakteen won with 2 of his first 3 starters the 1st weekend of racing and he appears to have another prepared to challange for the top prize with this MSW 1ster..........good new sire and mom has tossed 4 winners from 4 starters and two were Stakes winners......and more importantly 3 were turf winners.........Mr Smith wants the mount

2  Gone Rogue   no action on the board in debut.......big jock upgrade.......gimme/go?

8  Dyn O MIte

7  Flint Stroll

 

race 2    average clarity

4  Vertical Threat   Lrc is a quick surface for sure but it is hard to see anyone else in this field able to run a 108:3 like this colt did on 27 June at Lrc...........two reassuring drills since.......three of the five in here are speed types to date which bodes well for his off pace style

3  Ragtime Blues   colt might be the speed of the speed.........Baffert/Smith at the helm........colt is the top money earner in the field with a record of (4 2 2 0).......hard not to like

2  Thanks Mr. Edison   potential for a strong turf to dirt race today

 

race 3    above average clarity

6  Lambeau   seemingly the best speed in the race and with Mike Smith up that spells trouble for the rest of the field......you don't see John Shirreffs with too many route speed horses but when he has one he is ever so tough........that and eventually he often teaches them to rate some which I can see in the future for this promising four year old colt

1  Kershaw   misplaced in his latest in a 14 furlong grass race for some exercise and to dirty up his form to get away with today's drop into high priced claiming........(3 2 1 0) at Del Mar and he is competing at his favorite distance this afternoon......should stalk our top choice or might even lead......not out of the win picture by any means.......pun intended

3  Dark Vader   likes to run outside and staying off the rail was a positive yesterday

7  Potantico

4  Bold Endeavor

 

race 4    average clarity

2  Merneith   nice Baffert filly who seems better suited to sprint racing has yet to compete on the Del Mar surface in the p.m. but if her a.m. work is worth a hoot she should be one tough cookie this afternoon

3  Provocation   double barrel action from Baffert as he also trains our top selection........three year old filly went off at 3 to 5 and came thru for her backers.........and she might feel awfully good as she set a soft set of fractions which I doubt took any toll whatsoever physically speaking.......Mike Smith rides back..........very dangerous

6  Secret Keeper

7  High On Gin

 

race 5    above average clarity

1  Unicorn   consistent filly has never missed the board in six turf starts and her two best were the two that were run past one mile.......combine that with her running lines (which hint she has a great chance to appreciate the 11 furlongs of turf) and her trainer/rider (Baltas/Prat) and her recent works and it all adds up to a to a top pick-a-rue

7  Pretty Point   lifetime best two races were her only two run as far as 10F.........and it is hard to imagine her not handling another 1/8 with the way she finished in her two 10F races........Smith wisely stays put

3  Woodfin   low % trainer but she does decently shipping into Del Mar

8  Never Be Enough

6  Sutro

 

race 6    average clarity

10  Dennis Celery   little shot in his latest which was this baby's 2nd lifetime start.......he dueled in reasonable pace but did so on a dull rail at Lrc........he did well to wind up a 1 1/4 length 3rd.........nice 4F best of 10 drill at Slr since........tough post but enough speed and a good jock up to overcome the post

2  Father O'Flaherty   trainer a decent 15% win with his last 66 MC 1ster's......last three works are out of the gate for this Miyadi two year old which hints he is well meant today.......also the trainer's go to jock of late Pereira is up

4  Hot Box   might have disliked the Lrc surface as he has worked well at SA and more importantly Dmr

3  Wedding Groom

5  Call Sign Lucky

 

race 7    average clarity

5  Mystery Man   colt was caught wide pressing a hot pace in his MSW debut.........he did well to beat 1/2 of his foes in a race that has turned out to be a key one.......he owns a decent turf pedigree and retains Mike Smith.......cut back in distance should aid his endurance when push comes to shove in late stretch

4  Absolute Unit   blocked in the stretch in his latest or could have graduated.......improved a.m. work since the 14 June 5 1/2F turf race at Santa Anita......might be sitting on his lifetime best and with one fine turf rider up in Umberto Rispoli

9  Much More Halo   sprint-route-sprint scenario for 3rd after a break......big bullet drill a week ago

6  Highly Distoted

8  Tilted Towers

 

race 8    average clarity

4  Octopus   very game effort in his latest to win having to "restart" multiple times because of trouble......and that folks is something you seldom see on the dirt.......rider upgrade with the claim.......might be a good claim by Bob Hess

3  Hidden Promise   CD invader is on the improve with each and every start and draws Prat hinting that Sadler and company are all out to snatch the added money for shippers.......7F appears to be a good fit and won't be for many in here

5  Agamemnon   disliked turf in 2nd start.......won his debut on the dirt despite a wide trip on a good rail day......hidden city

2  Itsthattime

10  Zimba Warrior

 

race 9    average clarity

3  Laura's Light   one of only three speed types in this affair and this filly is more than capable of winning on or off of the pace........and she has the right guy on her back as Cedillo is (4 3 1 0) riding her and all of races were Stakes races on the grass

9  Warren's Showtime   just popped her lifetime best in a two turn dirt Stakes at SA and she might be better on the turf where she is 4 for 6 while on the dirt she is 1 for 4.......if that is the case she might be able to overcome a tough post and wind up being a major player in this Grade 2

1  She's So Special   better in sprints so far in her career.....but in high demand Prat stays on her following 2 straight turf sprint wins

6  Cheermeister 

4  Over Attached

 

race 10    above average clarity

5  Maximum Security  nothing like picking up a four year old who has already amassed $11,801,900 in earnings.........works are brilliant for Baffert's new star.........Cedillo surprisingly but deservedly gets the mount of his career

1  High Power   awfully nice individual to be the 2nd choice in a non Grade Stakes race but if our top choice runs his race he will be tough to wheel......still.......this horse is 1 for 1 at Del Mar on the dirt where he won tha Pacific Coast Classic G1 by 5 1/4 lengths last year.......hard to ignore that.........dangerous for sure

6  Midcourt   track played wide yesterday and if that stays the same today it might be upset city here

 

race 11    below average clarity

6  Smiling Rose   somewhat of a breakout race in latest especially pace wise and claimed by Ron Ellis.......four drills since the mid June race at SA.........decent history on the turf at Dmr out running his odds in both races at Del Mar........Maldonado rides thru the claim........might be a decent price

8  Sassyserb   yet to run out of the money in 6 lifetime turf races all of which were routes (6 1 3 2 0).......1st time Prat and 2nd time racing for Baltas.........Prat/Baltas are 7 for there last 16 as a team.......away since March but training like she is ready

1  Oh Pretty Woman   Cedillo is not the trainer's go to guy over the last two months as in 0 for 12........but........figs do fit for this mare and the jock won a race riding her last Feb.

2  Nice Ice

7  Kristi's Tiger

 

 

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