Del Mar has a Super High Five carryover of $39,502.66 when racing resumes on Friday

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

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 Friday 10 July 2020

Opening day Del Mar. Life is good!

A special welcome to those of you that only play Del Mar and maybe a few other special days at the other tracks. Great to have you back!

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    below average clarity

4  Secret Touch   most of his career fits solidly at the 16K level.......a.m. preparation for this six year old is stout........gelding hasn't won for over 18 months so the drop makes sense........good chance this fellow winds up in the circle of joy for Peter Eurton and company

6  Wilshire Dude   new trainer for today in Kristin Mulhall........big bullet 5F work at Del Mar put in less than a week ago hints the trainer might have the "trump card" for this six year old gelding.......we shall see if that is the case about 2 p.m. pacific

1  Camino de Estrella   Knapp gelding is extremely consistent running at today's one mile distance on the dirt or the turf......and he just won at nine furlongs which seems a bit further than he wants to run.......so......one mile should be a piece of cake........LOL

8  Blame It On Kitty

2  Spanish Hombre

 

race 2    below average clarity

2  Aqua Seaform Shame   lone 5F turf race was at Del Mar and led to graduation day in a race run 8 months ago........the time/number earned was solid for a Nov. two year old filly and it turned out to be a very key race.........Richie Baltas has put 11 works into her dating back to 17 April.......that screams that she is "meant and ready" fresh off of the bench.......Fuentes wisely stays put

4  Road Rager   believe this filly exited her latest which was her lifetime best in good shape as she has been able to put in 4 works since the 30 May 7F race on the dirt.......not sure if she is as good on the grass as the dirt but we are likely to get that answer today.........four year old should be in the mix from the get go

5  Mean Sophia   lone turf race was run off of a long layoff and wasn't bad......and considering that a Miller runner went off at 7 to 1 in a 4 horse field I doubt she went fully fit........if that is the case lookout today

 

race 3    average clarity

4  Charlito  just popped his lifetime best in his 1st to date on the dirt......that race sure looks good in this spot if he can preform as well in his 1st to date on the Dmr surface.......recent near bullet 5F drill put in at Del Mar hints that he will.......and he once again gets to race at 6 1/2 furlongs

2  Garth   Baffert colt who has been away since late December runs well fresh and his work regiment says that he will once again today.......jock upgrade to Prat......three year old should have the best shot at grabbing the lead seemingly with only our 3rd choice to challange him for it

5  Rayray   last race is decent but what we want is his effort 2 back where he ran an effort that would be very tough here if he rebounds to it........and the strength of the race is disguised by dueling on a somewhat dead rail on 15 May at SA

3  Midnight Mystery

 

race 4    average clarity

2  Table for Ten   four your old gelding from the D'A's barn went off at 48 to 1 in his MSW debut hinting he wasn't all that cranked up and yet he still ran 3rd (likely surprising his connections) in the 12 June version of this race run over at SA........he should be fully fit today........Cedillo wisely stays put

6  El Diablo Rojo   trainer Craig Lewis had a good opening day at Del Mar last summer and he appears as if he wants to get off to a good start once again as he sure has this gelding training sharply........race totally lacks speed and when this three year old exits the gate well he has some

5  Cali Caliente   ignore lone turf race as it appears to be nothing more that a muscle him up turf route debut........next start on the dirt in a sprint was solid......back to a turf route today and with a pedigree that suggets we should ignore his 24 beaten length MSW debut on the sod

4  Hammering Lemon

7  Tropical Terror

 

race 5    average clarity

1  Claim of Passion  1st ever dirt route in his latest and did he ever like the one mile race......he ran a strong race nearly winning a nw2 25K despite a slightly tardy start and way too wide of a trip...........Abel Cedillo will be out to make amends

5  Mongolian Legend   last run at Lrc fits a ton here but it appears as if he loves the Los Alamitos surface and has something to prove at Del Mar.......but on the other hand he appears to appreciate the blinkers on........something gotta give

6  Dia de Pago   bad trip in latest (very wide thru-out) or would have won racing at the lowest level of his career........good sign that Cerin gets him out of claiming and he has him sharp in the a.m..........dangerous sort

7  Zorich

8  Ronamo

 

race 6    above average clarity

2  Super Game   copious drills and many of them are impressive for this Brian Koriner MSW 1st time starter........speed and endurance has been put into this two year old Cal-bred filly who sure appears ready to roll at first asking

8  Luxury Liner   the work pattern for this two year old filly MSW 1st time starter from the Miyadi barn has shades of the late Mike Mitchell written all over it........as in very tightly spaced drills (4 or 5 day intervals).......mom has tossed 2 winners from 2 starters and one of them was a Stakes winner.......believe it is all systems go for this young filly

5  Smoothlikebuttah   broke 12 slow in debut and still finished only 5 behind the winner.........broke 2 slow and ran wide and checked 1 1/2 lengths and still only was 3 3/4L behind the winner in 2nd start.......blinkers on to help focus......new rider gets a shot.......dangerous sort for sure

6  Big Andy

1  Taming the Tigress

 

race 7    below average clarity

4  Pulpit Rider   hard not seeing a stout set of fractions in this race with 3 quick early speed types in the lineup.......if the heavy pace comes to fruition this late running Puype mare should be flying late coming off a much needed layoff run........good grass rider in Juan Hernandez and he gets a good post to work with

5  Maxim Rate   four year old filly seems at her best at today's one mile turf distance and should get a nice mid pack ground saving trip........last summer at Del Mar on 17 August she got to run off of 4 weeks rest and she ran a race that would be tough here.........26 days since her layoff race on 14 June.......it's not rocket science

8  Strike At Dawn   believe this filly is at her best on the Del Mar turf course and she gets first time Flavien Prat........and Baltas & Prat have won 7 of thier last 14 teaming up........yikes

6  Zee Drop

7  Great Return

 

race 8    average clarity

4  Sash  SCRATCHED OUT  good move by Glatt to put this fellow on the dirt as the switch in surfaces sure moved him forward......both lifetime dirt races were route races and are quite a bit better than par for today's level.......so it seems to come down to how well he will handle a sprint albeit one at 7F which should to enhance his chances of success.......very stout rider/trainer combo in Prat/Glatt

2  Dreams of Valor   not that much speed in this affair and this six year old has some......and with speed jock Maldonado up this gelding has a shot of getting a lead.........dangerous sort

6  Lightning Fast   tough year for Bill Spawr but he might jump start things here with this gelding who is at his best fresh.........5+ months "fresh" today...........very aggresssive work tab........not out of the win picture by any means.......pun intended

7  St. Joe Bay

3  Silken Prince

 

race 9    average clarity

2  El Tigre Terrible   both sprint turf races which were run at SA sure fit well vs. today's competiton......three year old gelding could have made in a perfect 2 for 2 (and both were Stakes races) on the sod if not for being blocked about three lengths in his latest which was run on 6 June...........and today we get a turf rider upgrade to Flavien Prat which greatly enhances his chances of handling his 1st at a route

7  Hit the Road  Dan Blacker got off to a good start at the 2019 summer Del Mar meeting and he appears as if he want to get off to a good start once again as he sure has this talented colt training well.........Rispoli wisely sticks around

12  Margot's Boy   nasty post but he might have enough speed to clear all or most by the 1st turn......dangerous if he does as he sure likes the front end of things

6  K P All Systems Go

8  Tizamagician

 

race 10    average clarity

10  Castle Gate   2 for 2 on conventional dirt winning the two races by a combined 8 lengths..........a.m. preparation is good especially his lone drill at Dmr where he popped a best of 35 4F bullet.......should be in the mix from the get go and tough throughout if he holds form

5  Julius   somewhat suspicious drop but this five year old gelding sure likes the Del mar surface.........so..........if he has enough physical ability left in him he might be quite dangerous in this spot

4  Artie B Good   drop makes sense as this five year old has only earned $1,100 since he was claimed on 19 april 19..........3rd out after a layoff and turf to dirt.......both good trainer stats for Steve Knapp who has had a nice 2020

9  Knifes Edge

8  Dark Hedges

 

 

 

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Santa Anita for Sunday 21 June 2020

Mandatory Payouts today featuring the Rainbow Pick 6! The Rainbow Pick 6 pool should total about $10,000,000! There will also be mandatory payouts on the Pick 5 (late and early Pick 5), and Super High 5 (last race)! We are off until Del Mar opens on 10 July. Be back with you then ready for a great meeting.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

4  Sparky Ville   turf should be firm and did this gelding really take to his 1st sprint on firm turf........four year old should be in the mix from the opening bell and tough throughout

3  Ultimate Bango   after two 2nd's and a win in three lifetime starts at 5F on the turf this five year old who was screaming out for a little more ground to cover got it in the form of 5 1/2F at SA last Fall.......he popped his lifetime best beating a nw2 alw field by 7L........works hints he is ready off of the long layoff........big factor today if he is

2  Big Runnuer    2 for 2 on firm turf at SA racing at 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf.......still.......he likely needs his lifetime best today but he has the potential for it racing 2nd out after a layoff

5  Yes I Am Free

 

race 2    average clarity

6  Bud Knight   four year old gelding won easily in his latest and he has a good history moving forward 2nd out after a break which is the case here.......Prat wisely stays put

7  Factorial   sprint-sprint-route move for this Ryan Hanson six year old whose lone turf win was at today's one mile turf distance and at SA.......likes the front end and there isn't that much speed in this affair making him dangerous

4  East Rand   3rd out after a layoff and back in short rest......might be poised for a solid run if he can handle the aggressive move physically speaking.....we shall see about 1 PM Pacific

3  Salvator Mundi

 

race 3    average clarity

2  Dr. Schivel   trainer Luis Mendez who does will in these early baby races sure appears to have another MSW 1st time starter all cranked up and ready to roll.......colt's last two works out of the gate at SA are very impressive

3  Ambivalent   bought for $550K in March so O'Neill and company got a good look at what they were getting.........prolonged solid work series.......rather sure this colt is "meant & ready"......would have been top choice if this race was a little longer as the 2 horse might be tough to catch

5  Cross Indian   another 1st time starter with a nice prolonged work regiment.........and his last 3 works hint he has some early speed........Palma can pop at a price with a 1ster and he might here

6  Bordeaux Road

4  Weston

 

race 4    average clarity

8  South Beach Gal   works appear up to snuff for this Peter Miller MSW 1st time starter who owns a strong pedigree for the grass......sire is solid and mom has tossed 7 winners from 7 starters and 3 of them won on the turf........hard not to consider

5  Alice Marble   another 1ster who has a strong turf pedigree.......same sir as our top pick and mom has been perfect so far as well......as in 5 winners from 5 starters and 2 were turf winners.......very strongs drills for someone like Miyadi who usually does push them too hard in the a.m.

4  Ole Silver   useful MSW debut for this D'Amato 2nd time starter.......4 works for this filly since her 17 May debut hinting she exited her tune-up in good shape.......and her pedigree for the sod is decent

2  From Jamesto Jamie

9  Ride Sally Ride

 

race 5    average clarity

3  Your Royal Coil   all three races run in 2020 fit well in this spot for this Aguirre four year old filly and all three were with Pereira up......blinkers off and that might be a good move as her two races in 2020 with them off are a little better than her race with them on..........four year old should be in the mix from the get go

5  Awesome Amanda   both lifetime races with the blinkers off on fast tracks have led to a win and a 2nd.......mare has been away for 13 months but she is not eligible to be claimed and she is training as if the connections are taking advantage of the situation.......last run on 17 May 19 fits and today she gets quite the jock upgrade

7  Mucho Macho Woman   only time this filly was up for a tag in six lifetime races she won by over 9L.......up for sale today........dangerous Ellis four year old filly

1  Miss Bennet

 

race 6    average clarity

2  Red King   big effort in the 2019 version of the longest race run in S Cal every year........and I like the change in rider this year as Rispoli and his Euro inflence should fit a 1 3/4 mile journey really well

8  Ward 'n Jerry   the longer this gelding races the more dangerous he becomes......and he won't find a grass race ant further than today's 14 furlong affair........and he gets Prat who has dominated the turf races in S Cal in 2020

5  Kershaw   gelding has won the last 3 times he has opened up a loose lead.......he should be loose today and viewed as not much of a threat to hang around......if that is the case he could go...................................all................................the..................................way.............gosh I sure hope football is back

3  Tintoretto

4  Siberian Iris

 

race 7    average clarity

1  Big Sweep   both lifetime races are better than par for today's level and that is saying something when one of them was his MSW debut...........1st at a route but his sire is off to a great start and Prat stays put for a 3rd straight race.........and the trainer has had a stellar meeting since the reopening

2  Smiling Shirley   seems better sprinting but she's not too shabby in routes either......if our top choice ends up not handling her 1st race around two turns than this filly would be the one to beat

6  Warren's Showtime   very consistent and she sure has handled two turns well but she might be better on the grass than the dirt........I rate it about 60/40 that she is........that and she carries 4 more lbs than our top selection and 2 more than our 2nd pick.......still she has a shot but easy to make her our 3rd most likely winner

 

race 8    average clarity

10  Danceformunny   lifetime best by far was her debut which was a MSW 5 1/2F grass race........lone lifetime route on the turf is OK.........drops and runs "fresh" today......draws Prat for the 1st time......if this filly fires another strong fresh effort today her one mile turf race will be better than "OK"

2  Ayra's Dagger  gimme turf sprint debut and with a very strong gallop out that says she will appreciate two turns of turf.......her pedigree also supports the notion.....should be a price

7  Star of Africa   showed life in her maiden debut as she closed well into a pedestrian pace set up front in a 5 1/2F grass race.......last at GG in a turf route likely was a gimme to get away with today's drop as one on the trainer's most dangerous moves is the MSW to MC move

3  Wine At Sunset

11  Sapori Girl

 

race 9    average clarity

1  Cosmic Cowgirl   lifetime best was run in her MSW debut and was the only time this Baltas filly competed in a dirt sprint.........so racing "fresh" once again and in a dirt sprint and in a MC for a first time seems like a dangerous proposition for the opposition........that and the Baltas/Prat combo is as good as it gets these days

6  Saving Shopie  another racing in a MC for the 1st time and with improved a.m. work showing........6 of 8 lifetime efforts/figs fit solidly at today's lower level......hard not to be concerned about

3  With This Vow   double barrel action from Ellis as he also trains our 2nd choice........no play on the board in this girl's MSW debut........drops into MC today........we will likely see much better today from the three year old filly

5  Apache Pass

4  M Fast

 

race 10    average clarity

4  Blitzkrieg   bad trip in her latest in a Grade 1 hides an effort that is par like for today's G3 level.........that and her a.m. work since hints she is sitting peak performance.......not much speed in here and she has some but doesn't have to lead to win......nice price shot

7  Border Town   slowly developing colt is more than deserving of a step up into a Graded race......retains Prat for the 5th straight time.........R Mandella is outstanding with slowly developing horses like this four year old colt

10  Bolo  dangerous speed here despite his tough post unless he and our top pick battle it out early......hope not

5  Sharp Samurai

3  Cleopatra's Strike

 

race 11    average clarity

7  Scarlet Lips   strong race in this girl's 2nd lifetime start last year with Baffert as the trainer with the blinkers put on.......and the strength of the race is better than appears in print.......Miller took them off for the first start with him as the trainer in a race run off of a long layoff  and on the turf........they go back off today......turf to dirt.......1st time Prat........hmmmm

5  Himiko   million dollar purchase had Diaz riding for Baffert in her MSW debut which doesn't exactly signal strong intent......Cedillo up today who has been getting nothing but live mounts from the trainer......solid a.m. work......likely will see a different much improved effort from this costly filly today

2  Provocation   Baffert/Smith with an extremely well-bred filly.....strong a.m. work as expected......hard not to consider a major contender but careful because when Baffert has two in the higher priced horse has been winning at an uncanny rate of late

8  La V.

3  Miss Addie Pray

 

race 12    average clarity

4  Go Daddy Go   in my notes I have this Koriner runner with 7.5L of trip trouble......only beaten by 2 3/4L for the win in the 24 May version of this nw one mile grass race.......better post today and two nice 4F works put in since his 24 May race........doubt he is as high as his 15 to 1 ML but should be at least 9 to 1

3  Of Good Report   very good history since the blinkers were put on racing off of short rest......when his last 3 with the move........relatively short rest today.......hard not to like

11  Galloping Mischief   sprint-sprint-sprint-route move for this Richard Mandella four year old gelding should have him primed for a big effort in her 1st ever at a route.........tough post but the right guy for job in Prat remains up.......not out of the win picture by any means.....pun intended

7  Fivestar Lynch

9  Colosi

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Santa Anita for Saturday 20 June 2020

I could get my "clock cleaned" today as I sure like the race cards at both Santa Anita & Belmont Park. Hope not.

Best of luck as always!!

 

Belmont Stakes  race 10   

8  Tiz the Law   tons of talent as he is 4 for 4 on fast tracks and all his wins were by 3L or more.......his work regiment leading into his last race is not as good as it was prior to his impressive win (one big fig) in The Holy Bull......he did regress but still won the FlaDerby by 4L where he beat our top choice.......his stout work regiment is back.......might be up to his stellar effort two back....easy to put on top

6  Fore Left   beat 15 foes in Dubai back in Feb.......he has been away since but is training great which includes two strong works at Belmont where he won for fun last year in a 150K Stakes.......and today he gets quite a better rider on his back than he had in that June 7th win at Belmont.......should be a handsome price

3  Max Player   2 for 2 with the blinkers on and he won at today's 9F way back on 1 Feb in very good time considering how grueling 9F distance can be as a young three year old on Feb 1........away since the race but he is training awfully well.......another who should get ignored at the windows

1  Tap It to Win

9  Dr Post

 

Santa Anita race 1    average clarity

2  Utalknboutpractice   poor start in this three year old gelding's MSW debut and he was blocked about a length......did awfully well to grab 4th........might have surprised the barn some as he went off 21 to 1.........nice drill since the May 30th debut.......big rider upgrade to Prat.....hard not to like

7  Count Alexei   exits the same MSW race as our top pick but wasn't as impressive even though he nearly won the race.......but........there is a decent chance he improves today as Koriner is much better with 2nd time starters than 1st time starters

3  Me Macho   nice win the other day for the rider and trainer as a combo......four year old moved forward in his 2nd lifetime start which was in Feb.......1st on the sod today for his 3rd start and with this nice a.m. work showing......OK grass pedigree.......might fly early with the 7 lbs bug boy up

6  Hammering Lemon

8  Hollywood's Best

 

race 2    above average clarity

5  Keeper Ofthe Stars   big Grade 2 win two back at today's one mile turf distance at 36 to 1.........followed that up with a Grade 1 win at 9F on the grass earning a her lifetime best adjusted Santucci fig.....Grade 3 today should be a piece of cake

6  Toinette   ultra consistent sort especially at Santa Anita where she is a perfect 4 for 4.......five year old mare is seeking her 4th Graded race win today........top two choices are awfully nice runners for a Garde 3 turf race

3  Gypsy Spirit   decent 1st in the USA but will she need to show more today to compete for the top prize vs. the two monsters mentioned above........stranger things have happened

2  Cordiality  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE

 

race 3    average clarity

2  Vander Kelen   (5 3 0 2) when running on the dirt with blinkers..........away since August but training exceptionally well for a trainer in Mark Glatt who can do no wrong these days.......and you have to appreciate the step up from 20K to 32K as he could have competed at 20K and still not be eligible to be claimed

4  Adens Dream   might be a good claim by Adam Kitchingman of a seven year old who ran a layoff race that fits well at today's one level hike.........3 reassuring drills since the 15 May claim........hard not to like

1  Oh Marvelous   double barrel action from Glatt as he also trains our top choice.........gelding is 5 for 12 at today's 6F distance and 2 for 12 at other dirt distances.........nice win in her latest beating our 2nd pick........Prat/Glatt combo are 3 for their last 6 and with only one missing the board......not out of the win picture by any means

 

race 4    below average clarity

8  Moonhall Milly   tepid top selection has broke tardy out of the metal monster in both starts in the U S of A (and found other trouble as well) or could have been in the winners circle.......needs to break better to have a big shot at winning this race.......still not impossible of winning with another bad start but obviously less likely

7  This Tea   only 2 for his last 46 as far as 1st time starters is concerned for Papaprodromou but this filly is working too well to ignore.......and she owns an adequate turf pedigree

3  Fabiolla   Carava is quietly having a strong SA meeting since the reopening and he is able to coax Prat to ride his four year old filly for the 1st time........2nd out following a long layoff should have this filly sharp.......hard not seeing this four year in the mix for the winners circle here

5  Sweet Sonny

9  Vegas Palm

 

race 5    average clarity

5  Sorriso   both lifetime races for this Glatt five year old gelding fit fine here.......2 sharp preparatory works.......stout rider/trainer combo (an amazing 15 of their last 17 in the money and with 6 wins).........gelding should be in the vanguard from the opening bell

1  Alvaaro   toss out his latest which was way back in Oct as he caught a buzz-saw of a field.......returns off his long break from the game with Prat on his back for the 1st time......good history fresh for this fellow.......O'Neill means business

4  All American Hero   colt finally gets to race on conventional dirt which his pedigree suggests that it might be a better surface for him than the turf or the AW.......last looks like nothing more than a gimme in a protected race to drop an go go go today

3  Baby Gronk

6  Undeniable

 

race 6    average clarity

6  Whooping Jay   Cal-bred seems extremely well prepared for today's open company allowance race with 2 of the best back to back works that he has ever put in......that and 4 of his 6 lifetime races fit solidly here which includes his only 5 1/2F turf race

1  Psycho Dar   believe this laid up Miyadi five year old is the speed of the speed and fresh speed is dangerous........that and he seems at his best on the SA turf and this is his last opportunity to compete on it until fall.....so.....the barn likely has him fit and ready

5  City Rage   likely needs a little more than his latest in today's 2nd out after the layoff........and considering the fantastic training by Glatt since the reopening you would surmise he will provide it

7  Strickly Biz

2  Ubridled Ethos 

 

race 7    average clarity

3  Bold Endeavor   looking for this guy's effort two back which would make him tough here.............ignoring his latest as he disliked the AW at GG........big bullet 5F drill at SA since.......rider sure could use as win......come on Dyke-a-rue

6  Multiplier   fits today's level very well and his trainer is battling for the trainers title........mostly made 2nd choice because he is an off pace runner in a race that seems to favor those on or near the front end

7  Ax Man   Smith will attempt to clear all by the turn and wire the field.......rated as low as 3rd pick mostly because he cashed it in rather easily in his latest as the fractions in the 7F Stakes race were soft.......on the positive side he worked a bullet since

2  Law and Order

 

race 8    above average clarity

5  Brickyard Ride   set one of the fastest paces for a six furlong race at SA in many a moon........did it take it's toll?.......doubt it as he has put in two good drills since the 24 May race........solid shot to go gate to wire again

4  Offshore Affair   Gaines four year old has been away from the game since New Years Day 2019 but he is training as well as any laid up runner from her barn that I can remember.......and considering he returns as a 1st time gelding he sure has the potential of being a vastly improved individual

8  Jetovator   (5 1 3 1) in his last five 5 1/2 turf or dirt races.......Prat stays put for a 4th straight race and why not as this gelding has fired par efforts in his last two races.......and unless you are a touring golf pro par is a good thing

9  Preaching Trainer

10  Ready for a Fight

 

race 9    above average clarity

1  Collusion Illusion   3 for 3 lifetime in sprint races and his lifetime best and a solid fit here was run in his 2nd lifetime start.......so.....2nd out after a long layoff has potential of producing another big effort......Prat (2 for 2 on him) wisely stays put

3  Phantom Boss   blinkers on sure woke up this Jorge Periban colt in a grass race run 2 weeks ago.......back to the dirt for his 3rd out after a layoff........might be the speed of the speed

2  Ragtime Blues   one of three lifetime races fit in this spot and that race was run at OP.......but I doubt his latest at SA would do the trick......needs his effort in Arkansas

 

race 10    above average clarity

5  California Kook   easy likely stress-free win in his latest with 1st time Prat up.......race two back is what we need as the effort for a Jan. three year old was strong and disguised by a very bad trip.......filly vs. the boys so she will carry 7 lbs less than the race 2 back......such a deal

7  Indian Peak   bad trip in his latest hides a solid move forward........and he draws the attention of Mike Smith........that and he showed that he can run 9F running 3rd on the AW in a $100K Stakes race at GG......should be flying late

2  Margot's Boy   three year old gelding might be feeling awfully good coming into this race as he got away with such an easy pace on the lead that I doubt it took much out of him.......if that is so he is a wire to wire threat here despite figs that are "a little short"

1  Sacred Rider

 

race 11    average clarity

3  World Affairs  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  alarming drop but my guess is she has enough left in her to win a race at the MC20K level

4  Vodka Twist   best ever was put in in her latest which is the only time she ran with Lasix and blinkers on.......cut back in distance and speed jock stays put.........Maldonado will attempt to open up a lead and never look back

7  Ultimate Mystery   on the improve with each and every start and his latest race was at today's one mile distance.......Fuentes stays put and that is a good thing as the jock is at his best in dirt routes.....trainer Belvoir is quietly having a decent 2020

2  Hapi Hapi

 

race 12    below average clarity

7  Shadow Sphinx   last 4 races when this gelding has been up for a tag (4 3 1 0).......and two of those wins were with Prat up........away since Jan of 2019 but training great.......Baltas means business

6  Boogalute   1st on the sod but he owns a decent pedigree for it.......last race fits but if he is up to his effort 3 back he should have been made top choice

10  Hootie   six year old gelding fits solidly fig/effort wise but he will need a creative ride from a tricky post.....right guy for the job in in the saddle in Umberto Rispoli

3  Mystery Messenger

8  Spanish Hombre

 

 

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Santa Anita for Friday 19 June 2020

Quite the weekend of racing starting with a decent card at SA today. 12 races at SA Saturday. 12 races at Belmont as well. Life is good.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

3  Eastern Ocean  not too bad of a turf sprint 2 back which was his 2nd lifetime start and 1st with Glatt as the conditioner........and after the race he put in vastly improved a.m. work with the blinkers off (assuming of course they were off for his works).......he then ran a strong 2nd as our 14 to 1 top pick in a one mile turf race........2 solid reassuring works since......endurance should be improved off of the route effort.....trainer has been on fire since the reopening

6  Lane Way   3 of his 4 lifetime races (all on the SA dirt) fit solidly here and he is training up to snuff.......so it likely comes down to how well he will handle his 1st endeavor on the sod.........pedigree for it is decent.......Prat stays up......blinkers off likely to slow him down some in the early stages of this one mile grass race........hard not to like

4  Frasad   flattened out some in his last two races both of which were run at 9F on the sod.......so the cut back to one mile should help his chances of digging in and battling to the wire......we shall see about 3 PM pacific time this afternoon

5  Tapitution

2  Tallien

 

race 2    below average clarity

4  Violent Speed   only two dirt races that this filly ran on fast rated conventional dirt with the blinkers on fit solidly here.......one of the two races was run at SA at the distance of 6 1/2 furlongs and was a 10L win where she was increasing her lead at the wire........that bodes well for her chances of liking the 7F distance

6  Sindy's Revenge   three year old filly won her debut at Tup by 4L and the filly who ran 2nd came back to win her next start..........then in her second start in a nw alw race she ran 4th beaten only 2 3/4L for the win despite a wide journey........away since mid Feb. but training up to snuff for her new trainer Blake Heap who is rather decent off of layoffs and with new acquisitions

5  Pasito   both times this four year old filly ran with a drop in class she ran well with a 2nd and a win.......drops today........seems best near the front end of things and she has a shot to be on or near the lead today.........and with a 7 lbs bug boy up who has a better win % than any rider but the rider of our top pick

 

race 3    average clarity

6  War Path   monumental rider upgrade for a turf race.......trainer was red hot last week........and the preparatory works for this Baffert/Pratt colt suggest that the three year old is sitting on a top effort like his race two back run on New Years Day

9  Tiberius Mercurius   very nice "pick-up" by Sadler and company of a four year old colt who owns 5 efforts on the grass out east that fit solidly in this MSW affair.......and he draws a nice turf jock in Rispoli.......away since Nov. but works scream "ready"

3  Fravel   last seen on 9 Feb. where he ran 4th in a key race where the 3 runners that finished in front of him came bad to win..........and........he races as a 1st time gelding today which gives him the potential of being a better runner in his return to the race wars

5  Much More Halo

8  No Slo Mo 

 

race 4    average clarity

7  Touchdown Brown   12 works showing for this two year old MSW 1st time starter should have him extremely prepared for his debut.......and the last drill was a 4F bullet gate work hinting he is peaking when it counts the most.........trainer has won with 2 of his 6 MSW debut runners and with 2 other hitting the board

4  Lemon Zinger   another working as if he is totally meant and ready for his MSW debut and considering that Luis Mendez has dominated these early two year old races (he has in past years as well) it seems extremely likely that this two year old colt will be in the mix for the right to visit the circle of joy

5  Big Fish   another working as if he is ready to compete at a high level in his MSW debut.......and.......his trainer is coming off a nice week where he won with 2 of 3 starters

6  What's Up Surfer  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE

3  Poso Creek

 

race 5    average clarity

2  Fengari   last racing effort fits well at today's lower racing level......race two back fits extremely well and if this Salder five year old is up to that race it would take a miserable trip to keep him out of the winners circle.......Fuentes gets the mount back and why not as over the last the 6 weeks he has a win and a 2nd from 3 starts for Sadler.....and that includes a heck of a nice 4th pick winner for us at 46 to 1 on Sunday

5  Most Satisfatory   last race on the dirt and his turf race at KD on the turf 2 back (albeit way back in September) are better than par for today's MC40K level......1st at a route but he owns a pedigree that should handle one......Peter Miller runners have been in the exacta 20 of 44 since the SA reopening and 13 of the 20 were wins

3  Sly   gelding seems to be in need of a drop and R Mandella wisely drops him out of MSW racing for start number 6.........2 of this gelding's 3 lifetime turf races fit solidly here........that and Mike Smith is hot not just in the big races but in almost any level he rides a given horse in

8  Bedrock

6  Camps Bay

 

race 6    average clarity

2  Brace for Impact   3 second place finishes for this Bruce Headley four year old when sprinting at Santa Anita on the dirt.......gelding should be in the mix early in a race that likely will reward those that do

6  With Due Cause   Prat and his agent knew what they were doing jumping on this Mike Harrington colt as he ran 2nd lifetime start at odds of 9 to 1.........and the strength of the effort is better than in appears in print.......good works since the race......Prat stays put

3  Cali Caliente   nicely bred Cal-bred had zero support at the windows in his MSW debut hinting his race was nothing more than an educational run........and the trainer Eric Kruljac hardly ever fires with first time starters but if rather strong with 2nd time starters......dangerous and at a price

5  Tallemark

 

race 7    average clarity

7  Harper's Gallop   filly might be 2 for 3 on the turf if the saddle didn't slip in her 1st lifetime grass race which was run last October........filly is capable on or off of the pace giving solid grass rider Rispoli options.......he likely will be off of the pace here cutting back from a one mile grass race to a 5 1/2F turf sprint

6  Noor Khan   Prat might have taken this filly over our top pick who he rode to victory in her last.......that suggests he is confident that this filly will handle her 1st on the green carpet.......still she might need to be a "turf move up" to beat our top choice if she runs the effort that I think she will

10 AE  Loud Loud Music   caught wide in her latest which was a MSW 5F turf race as she failed clear by the turn from the 9 post......draws wide again and the same thing might occur today.......likely a big factor in the outcome of this race if Pereira can avoid a wide trip

3  Smiling Annie

8  Ruby Bradley

 

race 8    average clarity

3  Malakai Moxie   trainer wins more than his fair share with the MSW to MC move......drop seems overdue as this colt has had 8 races in the MSW ranks and only managed two 3rds.........his only two lifetime dirt races were bad but they were also his only two races with the blinkers off.......that and he is training very well on the SA dirt for a Cal-bred MC 50K........1st time Prat

4  Grazed My Biscuit   Miller is 24% win with his last 242 runners competing in a MC.....and he has the same win percentage with his last 37 MC 1ster's......damgerous sort

2  Mr. Clutch   trainer sure could use a win but he has only a couple of horses in his barn so with that in mind this colt's latest might have been nothing more than a dirty up his form (and muscle him in a turf route) gimme to drop into MC for the 1st time.......and take note that Prat wanted the mount twice in March hinted he has some talent in the a.m.

 

race 9    average clarity

3  On Mars   bad trip in this girl's latest race which her 1st to date in a turf route.......her effort which was the 22 May version of this Cal-bred MSW race earned her an adjusted Santucci fig that was 3.5L better than par for today's level.......Mike Smith will be hopefully be out to make amends for his poor ride

5  Too Hot for Curlin   double barel action from the D'Amato barn as he also trains our top selection.........filly exits the same race as our top pick and she earned the same adjusted Santucci fig with even a tougher trip than our top selection had.........that and like our top choice she races 2nd out after a layoff

4  Rockie Causeway   very aggressive work regiment at Slr for this Baltas four year old filly and look who wants the turf mount - Prat.......trainer is very good with his turf stock and even tough he is usually not very dangerous with 1sters he is more dangerous with a turf 1ster than a dirt 1ster

2  Cheerful Charm

7  Rose's Crystal  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE

 

 

 

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Santa Anita for Sunday 14 June 2020

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Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    below average clarity

6  Maxin Rate   blinkers on in her latest race which was run way back in November led to a dull effort......they are off today........filly has shown she can fire fresh.........basically her whole career without wearing blinkers fit solidly at today's level of racing

2  Dupioni   on the improve with each and every start and this four year old appears to be at her best racing at today's one mile turf distance.......Valdivia has given some nice rides on this girl and from tough posts........good post today.......such a deal

4  Amuse   very strong work regiment for this laid up R Mandella five year old mare who is using Lasix for the 1st time......and she draws the red hot Mike Smith who has been on very live runners since the reopening

 

race 2    above average clarity

2  Miss Baylee   so far just like last year Luis Mendez dominates these early 4 1/2 furlong maiden races.......and this filly is training better than the 3 winners that the trainer has had already

5  My Girl Red   very strong works for this Keith Desormeaux MSW 1st time starter who usually doesn't work them too hard in the a.m........that and he gets the white hot Flavien Prat to accept the mount.......rather sure this filly is meant and ready to roll

3  Super Steamy   MSW 1ster from the Miller barn seems to be getting sharp when it counts the most as in right before her debut

4  Miz Lola La Dare

 

race 3    average clarity

4  Summer Fire   colt appears to run his best off of short rest (see races 2 and 5 back) and today he is wheeling back in 21 days.......his races run 2 and 5 back are better than par for today's level of racing

3  Promise Nothing   toss out his lone turf race as it was his debut where he went off at 114 to 1......he did show some life on it despite being beaten by 10L and likely being unfit........(4 2 2 0) on the dirt since the blinkers were removed.........draws Pratt........lookout if his ability on the truf is as good as it is on the dirt

1  Bad Beat   appears as if the barn wants this gelding on the lead as they leg up Maldonado for the 1st time..........dangerous sort

 

race 4    below average clarity

4  Crystal Ball   $750K purchase at two ran decently in her MSW debut four weeks ago especially considering the debut was around two turns........that race should set her up nicely for her 2nd start run 1/16th further.......Baffert/Cedillo are 2 for their last 5 as a team

5  Via Angelica   another Baffert 2nd time starter who appears likely to move forward in her 2nd lifetime start........Smith stays put and Smith & Baffert our currently on fire as a combo

2  Last First Kiss   trainer seldom wins and Van Dyke is ice cold especially considering the quality mounts that he gets......but this filly races 2nd out after a layoff and might get loose on the lead........thus.......dangerous

 

race 5    average clarity

5  Veteran   outside of flashing some early speed this Richard Mandella colt didn't run too hot in his MSW debut last August.......but he returns with a tightly spaced impressive work tab that hints he is a vastly improved individual........and the fact Mike Smith stays put supports the notion

3  Solo Animo   brutal trip in his MSW debut in the 23 May version of this MSW 5 1/2 furlong grass race and still managed to run 3rd.......two reassuring works since........rather sure he fire a strong race again......just needs a decent trip

7  Hollywoodhellraiser   double barel action from the D'A as he also conditions our 2nd selection.......MSW 1ster is training up to snuff and mom has tossed two turf winners from six starters

8  Tripoli

1  Twirling the Gold

 

race 6    average clarity

1  Blameitonthelaw   last two wins have come at 6 1/2 furlongs and from the 1 post.......and both were run turf to dirt.......turf in last and one post again........Ellis is (9 0 0 0) since the reopening........might get some much needed mojo back here

3  Oil Can Knight   3 for 5 at Santa Anita on the dirt.........(3 2 0 1) at today's 6 1/2F.......last two races sure fit well here and the race two back is disguised in its strength........four year old might get his 3rd staright win this afternoon

5  Law Abidin Citizen   seems somewhat better racing in route dirt races than sprint dirt races but his lone win in a dirt sprint did come racing at today's 6 1/2F

6  McKale

 

race 7    average clarity

3  Smiling Rose   lifetime best was run at 1 1/16 on the grass which is the longest race of her career.......that and her come home time in the race stands out in this group that lacks runners that want to compete as far as 9F

1  Invincibella   moved forward in her latest and it doesn't look that way on paper..........significant rider upgrade for a route turf race.......not sure this filly wants to run as far as 9F but if she handles the distance she might be rated too low

5  Sabinos Pride   decent layoff run in her latest and a very solid 6F work since which was put in only 6 days ago..........filly needs a move forward and she might be up for one.......we shall see about 4 PM pacific time

 

race 8    average clarity

9  Show Business   last was better than par for today's lower level........drops from MC40K to MC20K.......2nd out after a layoff........signifiacnt jock upgrade........hard not to like this R Mandella runner

8  Street Image   gelding should get a loose lead here unless one of the 1st time starters have some solid early speed.........lifetime best was the only time this gelding raced at today's 6 1/2 furlong distance.......dangerous gate to wire sort

5  Funandfunny   Puype is better than average at getting MC 1sters ready to run a solid race in their debut.........mom has tossed 3 winners from 4 starters including a debut winner.........copious drills and his last work is his best work........danger city

10  Tyrannical Rex

1  Ziyanair

2  Goboldly

 

race 9    average clarity

4  Dogtag   (4 3 1 0) when not competing in Graded races......1st time Prat.......pedigree to handle the longest race of her life is good........Prat should have her in the mix from the get go in a race that seemingly favors those sitting near the front end of things

5  Strike At Dawn   rider upgrade for this Baltas four year old filly......2nd out following a layoff........lifetime best was run in an 11 furlong grass race........10 furlongs of sod should be a "piece of cake"

6  Pretty Point   deep closer might be compromised by the lack of speed in the 10F grass Stakes........but at least her best ever was run in her lone 10F grass race........look for MIke Smith to try and get her to sit closer than she usually does

3  Streak of Luck

 

 

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