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16 Nov 17:   After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was top, 2nd, top, 3rd, top pick for $3,241.80. 3rd race exacta hit COLD for $40.40. 4th race superfecta box of 4 given picks $825.60. 4th race pick 3 was 3rd, top, 2nd pick for $412.00. 5th race exacta hit COLD $48.40. 5th race pick 4 was top, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd pick for $461.20

5 Nov 17:   Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights section" but noteworthy: 1st or 2nd choice won the last 6 races. 6th race pick 4 was 2nd, 2nd, top, top pick for $287.60. 8th race COLD double paid $29.20. 9th race top choice over our next 4 picks paid a SHF of $2,010.20. 9th race top pick over next 3 picks paid a superfecta of $601.20

3 Nov 17 DAY ONE OF THE BREEDERS CUP:   1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 2nd, 4th, 4th, 3rd pick $9,310.40. 2nd race superfecta box of top four picks $2,583.40. 4th race pick 6 was 4th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, top, top pick $146,053.25. 6th race pick 4 was 4th, 5th, top, top pick for $9,503.60. 7th race pick 4 was 5th, top, top, 2nd pick for $6,902.60. 8th race COLD double $73.20 8th race pick 3 was top, top, 2nd pick for $308.40. 9th race top pick, 4th pick exacta $46.80. 10th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta paid $35.40.

2 Nov 17:   1st race pick 5 was top, 3rd, top, top, top pick for $1,364.80. 2nd race 3rd pick, 2nd pick exacta $51.20. 3rd race pick 3 hit COLD for $78.80. 4th race pick 3 also hit COLD for $176.60. 5th race exacta top pick, 3rd pick $42.00. 6th race exacta hit COLD $31.40. Top choice has won 9 of the 1st 18 races at the new meeting.

1 Nov 17:    Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights section" but noteworthy especially as it was opening day Del Mar. 3rd race pick 3 was top, top, 2nd pick for $12640. 3rd race top, 3rd choice exacta $18.80. 4th race pick 3 was top, 2nd, top pick for $361.40. 4th race top pick over next two picks trifecta $85.00 (exacta $31.60) 5th race pick 3 was 2nd, top, top pick for $212.60.6th race double hit COLD $25.20. 7th race top choice over next two choices trifecta $68.80. 

28 Oct 17:   3rd race pick 3 was 2nd, 2nd, 2nd pick for $614.00. 3rd race exacta box of top 2 picks $132.00. 3rd race superfecta was 2nd, top, 4th, long-shot play for $3,345.60. 5th race superfecta box of 4 given picks $529.20. (Box of top 3 picks paid a trifecta of $115.60) 8th race exacta box of top two picks $48.20. (trifecta box of top 3 picks paid $91.20). 11th race top pick over next 3 picks paid a superfecta of $319.20.

22 Oct 17:  1st race pick 5 was 3rd, top, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd pick for $6,359.00. 1st race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $70.00. 1st race trifecta box of 4 given picks $278.00. 1st race pick 3 was 3rd, top, 3rd pick $330.00.  

14 Oct 17:   After any scratches:  2nd race double hit COLD $19.00. 2nd race pick 3 was top, top, 2nd pick for $86.20. 3rd race exacta hit COLD $13.00. 4th race 2nd pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $231.00. 6th race pick 4 was 2nd, top, 3rd, 2nd pick for $1,936.60. 9th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta paid $34.60

9 Oct 17:   After any scratches:  1st race pick 3 was 2nd, top, 3rd pick $166.20. 1st race 2nd, long-shot play, 4th pick paid a trifecta of $414.80. 2nd race pick 3 was top, 3rd, top paying $115.00. 4th race exacta was top pick, 3rd pick $25.40. 6th race pick 4 was 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd pick for $2,554.40. 6th race trifecta was 2nd, top, long-shot play paying $381.00. 7th race pick 3 was 2nd, 2nd, 3rd to pay $553.60. 9th race superfecta box of 5 picks paid #1,462.80.

6 Oct. 17:   After any scratches: 2nd race top choice won and paid $53.80 to win. 2nd race top choice over next two choices paid a trifecta of $596.20. (Top choice with 3rd choice exacta was $183.60.) 2nd race double hit COLD for $133.00. 2nd race pick 4 was top, top, 4th, 4th pick for $7,380.20. (pick 3 was $1,869.60). 7th race tri box of 4 givens picks $448.00. 8th race tri box of 5 given picks $1,573.00.

16 Sept 17:   After any scratches: Our top choice won 5 of the 9 races including a $59.40 top choice winner in the nightcap 9th. 2nd race double & exacta both hit COLD $8.00 & $8.60. 7th race pick 3 HIT ICE COLD for $268.20. 8th race top pick over our other 3 picks paid a trifecta of $93.40 9th race our top choice over our other 5 picks paid a Super High Five for $1 of $14,447.80. 9th race top pick winner over our next 3 picks paid a superfecta of $2,236.80. 9th race top pick winner over our next two picks paid a trifecta of $929.80. 

26 August 17:   Bombs away at Del Mar. Again!   1st race superfecta box of 4 given picks paid $326.00. 5th race 4th pick, top pick exacta $52.80. 5th race pick 6 was 4th, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, top, top pick for $47,031.80. 6th race pick 3 was 2nd, 2nd, 2nd pick for $121.80. 6th race trifecta box of 4 given picks $260.20. 7th race pick 4 was 2nd choice, 2nd choice, top choice, top choice for $2,218.80! 7th race trifecta box of 3 given picks $72.60. 8th race exacta box of top two picks $41.60. 9th race double hit COLD $56.00. 10th race top pick ($15.20) over other 5 given picks paid a $1 super high five of $2,312.00. $2 superfecta paid $2,497.00)  I maybe a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

20 August 17:   Gave two long-shot consideration plays on Sunday and the one in the fifth won as the highest shot on the board and paid $79.80 $30.20 $10.80. The other one in the 6th ran 3rd again as the highest shot on the board (43 to 1) and paid $14.00 to show. 3rd race pick 3 was 2nd choice, 4th choice, Long-shot play for $1,442.80. 5th race Long-shot play over the other 4 picks paid a trifecta of $2,277.40 

16 August 2017:   After any scratches:   5th race exacta HIT ICE COLD $201.20. 5th race pick 4 was top, 4th, top, top pick for $11,879.00. 5th race pick 3 top, 4th, top pick $2,204.80. 6th race 4th pick 2nd pick exacta $296.00. 8th race exacta HIT ICE COLD $81.60. 8th race top choice over other 5 givens picks paid a super high five of $4,913.00. 

13 August:   After any scratches: Top choice won 4 races, ran 2nd in 4 races, and 3rd in the other race of the 9 race card. 1st race exacta was 4th pick, top pick $70.60. 3rd race pick 3 HIT ICE COLD for $58.40. 3rd race trifecta HIT ICE COLD $104.60. 4th race trifecta also HIT ICE COLD $213.80. 8th race 2nd pick, top pick (who went at odds of 21 to 1) exacta paid $114.00. Quinella paid $73.20.  

9 August 17:   Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights section" but noteworthy. 3rd race superfecta box of 4 given picks $421.40. 3rd race pick 6 was 4th, 2nd, 3rd, top, top, 4th pick $10,021. 5th race pick 4 was 3rd, top, top, 4th pick for $1,016.00. 6th race exacta hit COLD $23.00. 6th race double also hit COLD $46.40.

5 August 17:  After any scratches:  1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd pick $1,810.40. 3rd race 2nd, 3rd pick exacta $44.20. 5th race pick 6 was 3rd, top, top, 2nd, 2nd, 5th pick $29,915.00. 6th race top pick, 4th pick exacta $108.40. 6th race double hit COLD $21.00. 8th race 2nd pick, 3rd pick exacta $52.60. 10th race fifty cent trifecta box of 6 given picks (a 60 dollar investment) paid $1,027.95.

2 August 17:   Bombs away again at Del Mar:  2nd race trifecta hit COLD $30.80. 3rd race top pick, long-shot pick exacta $72.00. 5th pick 3 was 4th, top, 2nd pick $1,071.00. 5th race pick 4 was 4th, top, 2nd, top pick for $3,185.40. 5th race tri box of 4 given picks $205.80. 7th race tri box of top 3 picks $135.60. 7th race superfecta box of 4 given picks $277.00. 8th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $$54.40. 8th race top choice over the next 4 picks paid a superfecta of $2,488.00. I maybe a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

29 July 17:  Bombs away at Del Del Mar! After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was top, 2nd, 2nd, top, 3rd selection for $6,098.60. 2nd race and 3rd race exacta box of top two picks paid $23.60 &  $21.20 respectively. 5th race superfecta box of 5 given selections paid $2,514.20 (finishing order was 3rd, top, 2nd, long-shot pick). 7th race box of top 2 picks paid an exacta of $75.40. 7th race superfecta box of 4 given picks $837.60. 9th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $28.00.

21 July 17:  After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was top, top, 3rd, 3rd, 2nd pick for $6,543.00. 1st race place pick 8 (7 of 8) HIT COLD for $291.80  for $1 . That folks is a 290 to 1 shot. 1st race trifecta was top, 4th, 2nd choice $136.20. 3rd race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $39.80. 4th race pick 3 was 3rd, 2nd, 3rd pick $693.00 5th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $77.80. 5th race pick 3 was 2nd, 3rd, 3rd pick for $823.20. 6th race superfecta box of 4 given picks $1,004.60. 7th race trifectat box of 3 given picks $179.40. I maybe a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

19 July 17:   1st race 2nd and 3rd pick exacta $31.40. 4th race exacta hit COLD $9.40. 5th race box of top two picks exacta $16.20. 9th race double hit ICE COLD $62.40. 10th race our top choice over our other 5 given picks paid a superfecta of $3,839.00. (not too shabby considering nobody hit the Super High Five)

15 July 17:  After any scratches: 1st race box of 3 given picks paid a trifecta of $29.40.5th race exacta hit COLD $12.60. 5th race pick 3 hit COLD $61.40. 5th race pick 4 was top, top, top, 2nd pick for $428.00. 8th and final race box of top two picks exacta $15.20, box of top 3 picks trifecta $83.60, box of top 4 picks superfecta $185.20.

8 July 17:  After any scratches our top choice won 5 races and 2nd choice won 3 races and 3rd choice won one race in a 9 race card. 1st race pick 3 hit COLD for $118.60. 1st race pick 5 was top, top, top, top, 2nd pick for $447.00. 2nd race COLD pick 3 was $27.40. 3rd race exacta hit COLD for $21.20. 6th race exacta was top pick, 4th pick $79.60. 7th race top pick (22 to 1) ran 2nd to our 3rd pick paying an exacta of $79.60. 

6 July 17:  Nice opening day at Los Alamitos:  After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was top, 2nd, 2nd, 4th, 2nd pick for $2,422.20. 1st race pick 3 was top, 2nd, 2nd pick $102.40. 3rd race trifecta box of 4 given picks $595.00. 3rd race pick 6 was 2nd, 4th, 2nd, 3rd, top, top pick for $11,747.40. (5 of 6 paid $719.20) 5th race pick 4 was 2nd, 4th, top, top pick for $1,012.60. 5th exacta box of top two picks $27.60. 7th race double hit COLD $54.00. 8th race trifecta was top pick over 4 other given picks for $589.00.

2 July 17:   Not the kind of day that will be placed in our "Highlights" archive but noteworthy. Top choice won 6 of the 9 races and our lone longshot play for the day lost by the smallest on noses in the 8th as the highest shot on the board and paid $17.20 to place. 5th race trifecta hit COLD for $49.40. Hit 3 straight pick 3's COLD starting in race 3 for $15.80, $34.40 and $61.60. Hit two exacta's COLD. 9th race exacta hit COLD $14.20

30 June 17:   4th race exacta was top pick, 4th pick $58.80. 4th race pick 3 was top, top, 2nd pick for $253.00. 5th race top pick, 4th pick exacta $70.40. 5th race pick 3 was top, 2nd, 2nd choices for $923.60. 5th race pick 4 was top, 2nd, 2nd, 6th pick for $4,488.80. 6th race box of top choices paid an exacta of $80.00. 7th race box of top two picks paid an exacta of $54.00.

BELMONT DAY SPECIAL PUB:   After any scratches:  1st race pick 5 was quite the overlay considering race 5 was a free square with Songbird. 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd. top pick $799.00. 2nd race box of top two pick paid an exacta of $19.20. 4th race pick 3 was 2nd, top, top pick $59.50. 5th race pick 3 hit COLD for $51.50. 5th race top pick over other 3 picks superfecta $93.40. 6th race exacta HIT COLD $42.00  5th race pick 3 was top, top 4th pick for $270.00. 12th race top choice paid $34.00 to win and the top pick, 4th pick exacta was $256.00. 13th and final race a superfecta box of top 4 (of 5 picks) selections paid a superfecta of $7,032.00.

4 June 17:  After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, top, top, 2nd, 2nd pick for $770.20. 3rd race exacta hit COLD $12.00. (trifecta was top, 2nd, long-shot play for $107.20. 4th race trifecta box of 3 given picks $74.60. 6th race trifecta box of 4 given picks $389.00. 7th race trifecta box of 3 given picks $79.60. 8th race trifecta box of 3 given picks $26.00 

29 May 17:   4th race pick 6 was 3rd, top, 2nd, 2nd, 4th, 2nd pick for $18,250.00. 5th race exacta hit COLD $7.80. 5th race pick 3 was 2nd, 2nd, 4th pick for $1,120.00. 7th race 2nd pick, to pick exacta $23.40. 8th race 4th pick, 2nd pick exacta $305.20. 9th race 2nd pick, 4th pick exacta $246.40. And in the 9th race nobody hit the Super High Five but if you had boxed our 6 selections you would have hit the SHF for $31K.  A costly investment for sure but the $720 spent is similar to serious investment going after the pick 6. (10 cent superfecta paid $728 at a cost of only $36). 

28 May 17:   4th race pick 6 was top, 2nd, top, 3rd, top, 4th choice for $35,510.40. 6th race trifecta hit ICE COLD $145.20. 8th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $103.60. 9th race $1 Super High Five box of 5 given selections paid $2,960.70. 

13 May 17:  Top choice won 4 of the 9 races ($5.20, $11.20, $3.20, $25.20). 3rd race 3rd choice, top choice exacta $25.60. 4th race exacta hit COLD $11.40. 6th race top pick over next two picks paid a trifecta of $146.20. 8th race double hit COLD $53.40. Bombs away in the 9th race: Top selection over our other 5 picks paid a superfecta of $50,752.40. (10 cent superfecta $2,537) Trifecta was $4,424.00.

28 April 2017:  1st race pick 5 was top, 3rd, 3rd, 2nd, top pick for $2,225.80. 1st race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $24.60 2nd race trifecta box of 3 given picks $309.80. 4th race pick 6 was 2nd, top, top, 2nd. top, top pick for $3,355.40. 5th race top pick over other 3 picks paid a trifecta of $87.60. 6th race pick 4 was top, 2nd, top, top pick for $353.40. 6th race top pick over other 3 picks paid a trifecta of $78.40. 7th race superfecta box of 4 given picks $624.80. 8th race double hit COLD $36.60

23 April 2017:   Top selection won last 5 races. 2nd race superfecta box of 4 given picks $675.80 5th race pick 3 hit COLD $89.40. 5th race exacta also hit COLD $10.20. (top choice over the other 3 picks paid a superfecta of $115.20). 6th race pick 4 hit COLD $291.00. 7th race top pick, 4th pick exacta $83.80. 8th race exacta hit COLD $6.20. 9th race exacta hit COLD $19.40. 

16 April 17:  1st race pick 5 was top, 2nd, top, 3rd, top choice for $1,868.20. 6th race exacta hit COLD $18.20

15 April 2017:   Nice returns in the 4 races covered (7 thru 10) at Keeneland. Pick 4 was 2nd, top, 5th, top choice for $3,395.40. 9th race superfecta box of 5 given picks paid $1,229.20. 10th race Grade 1 exacta hit COLD for $31.20. Only top choice winner in the 4 Stakes races covered at Oaklawn came in the 11th where Classic Empire paid $5.80 to win. 

24 March 17:  1st race trifecta top pick over the other 3 picks $61.20. 3rd race exacta hit cold $13.40. 3rd race pick 6 was top, 2nd, top, top, 3rd, top pick for $16,193.40. 5th race trifecta hit cold $97.80. 5th race pick 4 was top, top, 3rd, top pick for $1,532.20.  7th race superfecta box of 4 given selections $1,090.20. 8th race our top selection over our other 5 picks paid a superfecta of $1,588.00  NOTE: 2nd straight day top selection won 5 of the 8 races. 

19 March 17:  2nd race pick 4 was 4th, 2nd, top, top pick for $836.60. 2nd race pick 3 was 4th, 2nd, top pick $505.60. 3rd race trifecta box of 3 given picks paid $113.00. 4th race superfecta top choice over the other four picks paid $2,523.00. 4th race pick 3 hit COLD for $45.60. 8th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta was $25.00.

18 March 17:   1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 3rd, 2nd, 4th, top choice for $32,917.80 (50 cent payoff was $8,229.45.) 2nd race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $44.20 4th race 4th pick, top pick exacta $214.00. 5th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $69.60. 5th race top choice over other 3 given choices trifecta paid $324.00.

12 March 17:  After any scratches our top selection won 6 of the 9 races and our 3rd selection won the other 3 races. 1st race pick 5 was top, 3rd, top, top, 3rd pick for $869.40. 1st race exacta hit COLD $19.40. 4th race pick 6 was top, 3rd, top, 3rd, top, top pick for $3,035.40. 6 race pick 4 was top, 3rd, top, top pick $233.80. 7th race tri. box of top 3 picks $71.00. 8th race double hit COLD 33.40. 8th race trifecta was top, 3rd, 2nd pick for $319.20. 

11 March 17:   On a day when the average field size was a little over 9 per race one of our selections won every race and that was on a day that nobody hit the pick 6. Our pick 6 sequence was 3rd, top, 4th, 4th, top, top pick. 1st race pick 3 was 3rd, 4th, top pick $309.60. 1st race exacta was 3rd pick, 2nd pick $64.60. 3rd race trifecta hit COLD $43.40. 4th race superfecta box of 4 given picks $919.60. 6th race 3rd pick, top pick double paid $84.80. 7th race top, 4th pick exacta $68.40, 8th race pick 4 was 4th, 4th, top, top selection for $5,375.80. 10th race exacta and double both hit COLD paying $11.00 & $12.00 respectively. I maybe a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing! 

10 March 17:  Top choice won 5 of the 8 races carded and ran 2nd in 2 others and 3rd in the other. Trifecta box of top 3 selections hit the trifecta in 4 of the 8 races. 3rd race pick 6 was 3rd, 3rd, top, top, top, top pick for $4,313.60. 3rd race superfecta box of 4 given horses $176.80. 4th race trifecta box of top 3 picks $226.00. 5th race pick 4 HIT ICE COLD ($4.20, $3.60, $9.00, $9.80) for $207.80. 7th race exacta HIT COLD for $43.20. 7th race double HIT COLD for $60.20.

16 Jan 17:  Bombs away at Santa Anita! After and scratches: In races 2 thru 9 the top selection won 3 races (including a 22 to 1 shot in the 4th) and the 2nd selection won the other 5 races. 2nd race pick 4 was 2nd, top, top, 2nd pick for $1,706.20. 3rd race top pick over our 3 other given picks paid a superfecta of $493.00. 3rd race double hit COLD for $122.20. 4th race pick 3 was top, 2nd, top pick for $357.20. 6th race pick 3 was top, 2nd, 2nd pick $56.20. 7th race pick 3 was all 2nd choices for $94.80. 9th race exacta box of top two picks paid $53.80. I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing.

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 5:24 pm by brian · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Del Mar for Thursday16 November 2017

Short on comments for awhile as I just had cataract surgery on one eye and I get easily worn down using the computer screen and studying. It likely will have to be this way for some time to come as one eye is done with the other yet to worked on. Sorry about that.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

2  Conqueror   somewhat suspicious that Cerin and company to not raise this maiden up in claiming price as her latest which was only her 2nd ever on the dirt was extremely strong........but then again Cerin has been on a roll and might be very addicted to that winning feeling

7  Artistic Ab   both races at Del Mar on the dirt and at MC40K fit well and the 2nd one is disgusted by a brutal trip.....muscle him up turf tightener in last in a protected race........should be primed for a good effort back in a dirt MC40K sprint at Dmr

4  Antioch

5  Chidamac

 

race 2    average clarity

2  Lovely Anzi   blinkers off and that is alarm bell time for Baltas who has won at a 32% rate with his last 59 "blinkers off".......and the recent bullet 4F work supports the notion of an improved effort today

4  Well Developed   three-year old gelding has done little wrong in two lifetime starts and that is more significant that it normally is as both were grass route races.......trainer is rather dismal repeating right after winning a maiden race with a given horse but this one returns in 20 dys and with a solid work....shot to break to mold today

5  The Big Train

1  Six Point Rack

 

race 3    average clarity

7  Sandbed   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE   his debut race two back is two or three length better than par for today's lower level when you adjust for a boat load of trouble......broke about 6 lengths slow and ran wide on rail bias day........well hidden......to say the least

1  American Currency   voided claim in last but ample time to recover.............what a great time to drop lower with some doubt in the minds of the claiming vultures......trainer is dynamite statistically with beaten favorites which is the case today for this Truman runner

5  Old School Mike

9  Snazzy Dresser

 

race 4    average clarity

6  Anatolian Heat   very consistent turf sprinter.....hot trainer.....rider upgrade......won his last 5 F sprint at Del Mar (3 races back) quite easily......hard not to like

1  Incensed  10 for 11 in the exacta "at the distance" on the turf.......Miller trained......Pratt in the irons......a "no brainer" to like

3  Tough Sunday

4  Zuri Chop

 

race 5    average clarity

2  Lea's Reward   vastly improved since Baltas took over the training duties two races back......filly appears best at Del Mar which might be the impetus for  the barn to have her ready "fresh" with a solid work regiment......as this is likely her last opportunity to run at Dmr until summer of 2018

1  Road Test   solid well hidden turf to dirt race on August 23rd at Del Mar.......turf race in last - dirt race today....and drops into softer where she should finally be a player

6  Tiz Adore

7  Warrior Vixen

 

race 6    below average clarity

3  Enayat Alsalam   just bought in July and for the sire $140K is expensive....that and the breeder is someone I know (but did not talk to about this 1ster) and he is one sharp nice guy......numerous works as Salder is much better than average with maiden debut turf runner

5  Silken Spy  lone proven turf runner in the field and appears best at the 5F of turf that Dmr has to offer.......should be in the mix from the get go .....such a deal in a race filled with "unknowns"

4  Sensible Myth

9  Secret Causeway

Long-shot consideration:   1  Hope Wins    prolonged work regiment......decent turf pedigree.....and it is hard to not consider a D'Amato turf 1ster with a ML of 20 to 1

 

race 7    above average clarity

3  El Huerfano   seems like a good time to drop following a dull effort.......race 2 back is exceptionally strong as he was caught 3 wide up on a nasty set of fractions......very consistent when Miller puts this gelding in allowance races

1  Ike Walker   loves Dmr (5 3 1 0) and scratched out of a race on Sunday in a spot that he appeared to be the one to beat.....and his stout a.m. prowess supports the notion why he elected today's tougher spot

4  Avanti Bello

 

race 8    average clarity

2  Amazon Cry   6 lengths of trip adjustment in both of his last two racing endeavors hides the strength of his efforts (both about 3L better than par)  and both were at today's 9F turf distance.....should be in the mix from the opening bell

6  Principal Bob   lifetime best was his only race on the grass without blinkers racing at 9 furlongs on the sod......the race was run off of 42 days rest.......9F of turf today without blinkers racing off of 41 days rest......hmmmm

5  Winning Element

3  Acker

9  Perfection Tale

12  Taniko

 

 

 

Posted on November 16, 2017 at 8:06 am by richs · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Del Mar for Friday 10 November 2017

Short on comments for a while as I just had cataract surgery on one eye and I get easily worn down using the computer screen. It likely will have to be this way all weekend. Sorry about that.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1   below  average clarity

6  Public House   Mulhall seems as if she is trying to turn this filly into a sprinter.......believe her last run off of layoff at a route at two levels higher was a route conditioner where she was placed at a level that no one would claim her for......she might have been pointed to an 8K......shows up in a 12,500 race and with a solid preparatory work.....trainer might really like what she is seeing

2  Tuscany Beauty   dangerous speed especially if the racing surface returns to day 1 or 2 of the new meeting and not day 3, 4, and 5 where it was hard on speed both turf on dirt

3  Sweetwater Gal

5  Papercoversrock

 

race 2    average clarity

4  Radio Chatter    blinkers off is a key move for Baltas as in 33% with his last 58..... and...... might be even more meaningful for a horse making his for 1st out under his guidance.....significant trainer upgrade and just what you what to see as in a vastly improved work tab

9  Bona Fide Image   seems to need 6 furlongs to put in the kind of finish that can get her to the winners circle for the 1st time.......2 2nd's and 2 3rd's in her last 4 races at 6F .......two of which were run at Del Mar.....might be a hanger and if she runs like I think she will today and fails to go by at the wire I will peg her as one

3  Ransomed

2  Ramona Lover

 

race 3    below average clarity

6  Afleet Ascent   tepid top selection ran an OK MSW dirt debut over at Lrc but likely the connections always had turf in mind as mom has tossed 3 turf winners from 5 starters.....went for $300K in April which is one expensive LA bred

4  Jimmy Chila   O'Neill is at least 0 for his last 27 with debut runners starting on the turf....but......the a.m. work for this MSW 1st timer is too good to ignore.....many works of merit including his last showing which was on 31 Oct and was an impressive bullet 5F gate work at Slr

7  Beer Tap

2  Kershaw

 

race 4    above  average clarity

8  Cute Knows Cute  tough spot in last in a two turn turf Stakes race............likely muscled up from the effort and with more endurance......was on the improve prior to his grass race ........solid co- best in the field number with our 2nd choice in last dirt race......same track just needs to get another furlong 

3  Fracas   aforementioned solid fig/effort for this Callaghan runner who produced it turf to dirt....can he do it dirt to dirt.....we shall see

7  Moonlight Mystique

4  Innyminniemineymoe

 

race 5    above average clarity

8  Miss Boom Boom   last 5 grass races fit fine here and the two times she was put up for claiming she won.....Prat - Hollendorfer - a steady work series and back in claimer,,,,,,,,,hard not seeing as a major player here

7  Rosie My Rosie  hadn't been on the turf since mid May at CD and really welcomed a return to it with a solid better that par for today's level effort.....15% trainer in Hess but he is 6 points better than that with claiming repeaters....this girl might feel really good coming back in 2 weeks rest....we will find that out at about 2:30 p.m. this afternoon

3  Little Bit Lovely

10  Speak Up Sailor

 

race 6    average clarity

8  Tiz Wonderfully   sprint-sprint- route maneuver for this Cassidy two-year old filly who ran two decent sprints to start her career.......trainer shows signs of snapping out of the doldrums .......so with that in mind the recent improved a.m. work seems more significant than usual

6  Spiritualist   MC sprint debut sure appeared to be a tune-up of sorts to drop a couple of maiden claiming levels and be well prepared for today's route ........good sign the meets leading rider Prat sticks around.......solid pedigree to get a distance of ground

10  Sudden Light

2  Shook

 

race 7    average clarity

4  Ms Wakaya   both lifetime grass races which were run in winter at SA fit well here with the one run on 28 Jan being rather hidden by a bad trip.......nice sprint prep.....sure like the subtle work tab (considering the barn) since the dirt sprint...... especially the 6F work put in just 5 days ago....likely feeling good

7  Battleground State   three-year old filly is on the right end of the learning and her last is disguised by a wide trip in a pace-less race.......and...... since Mr. Drysdale has had a decent 2nd half of 2017 my guess is this grass horse will move forward once again.....and you have to like Prat sticking around

3  Speakers

6  Winemenow

 

race 8    average clarity

8  Callie Mesa   showed little in her 2nd lifetime endeavor which was at Santa Anita in a maiden claimer.....debut was at Dmr and it was a much better effort and she went off at 35 to 1 hinting she might not have been cranked up that much and surprised the barn.....might greatly prefer the Del Mar surface....if that is so lookout today as the rider up today is much more accomplished than the rider up in her debut

9  Wild Edie   nicely bred and with some decent works showing for a MC32K two-year old filly 1st time starter.....mom has tossed 4 winners from 4 starters all of which were able to graduate at two........good trainer/rider combo/friends over the year in Hess & Desormeaux.......rate it about 60/40 that youngster is meant and ready

2  Mariana's Girl

4  Venice

1  Take Charge Gal

11  La Chepis

 

 

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Del Mar for Sunday 5 November 2017

I have always had a soft spot in my heart for Del Mar as the Santucci's spent a couple of weeks there multiple times in winter staying at my sister's small place a couple of blocks from downtown. I am mentioning this because it came as no surprise to me that Del Mar the track and town (and San Diego) put on a 1st class show and environment. Sadly my sister moved years ago or I would have been there.

Be back with you on the next day of racing which is Friday.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

6  Z Z Tiger   very nice work regiment for this Jeff Bonde owned and trained two-year old....and I like that Rosario wants the mount ........one of only two he is on this afternoon......and this appears to be a weak group to make your maiden debut against

5  Copper Cowgirl  moved forward nicely in her last her 2nd lifetime start.......work tab since hints she might improve again.....as good a chance as any in here to get to the circle of joy if she does

3  Carpathia

 

race 2    average clarity

6  Lovely Raqel   lone race on fast rated dirt and at today's 6F easily stands out as her best and the strength of the effort is disguised as she broke slow and ran wide.....about 5L of trip trouble which was what she was behind the winner.....away for 11 months but working up to snuff and appears to have caught a soft bunch

3  Duranga   useful MSW debut and being that she had little support at the windows for a Hollendorfer 1st timer one would surmise she will move forward in her 2nd lifetime start

5  Kentan Road

 

race 3    below average clarity

1  Native Treasure   tepid top choice likes Del Mar (4 2 1 0) and he seems to have woken up with the switch back to dirt racing........and I like that Roman sees fit to ride thru the Yakteen claim

3  Matriculate   fits fine if Spawr has him ready off of the extended hiatus from the game....tough call if he does.....trainer has had a great year so let's call it 60/40 that he does

4  Indavidualist

 

race 4    above average clarity

4  Medaglia Gold   could have won a Stakes race in her latest if it wasn't for a very wide trip and doing so close to the pace setters.....big bullet 5F work since.....rider upgrade....hard not to like

6  Tesora   won her lone lifetime start in mid September at GP and did it impressively overcoming a bad trip to win a 5F grass race......trainer is stout both 1st at a route and when he ships....and he gets Rosario to ride......very dangerous 2nd time starter

5  Retro

3  Klosters

 

race 5    average clarity

2  Big League   believe this affair will produce a lively pace and that should play into the hands of this Peter (floating on air after a great B C day) Miller three-year old gelding if he takes back some.....drop is significant and seems overdue

4  Southern Keys   very solid work tab for this laid up Machowsky four-year old who has an abundance of speed and who also has a 10 lbs apprentice rider up who has won 1 of 3 sprint mounts.....fresh speed is dangerous speed especially carrying only 112 lbs

1  Short of Ez

6  It's Tiz time

 

race 6    average clarity

1  Morning Dance   10 post led to a predictable wide trip in her latest which somewhat hides how well she ran......1 post today and with her biggest challenger that I can see sitting on the outer-most 8 post......the D'A is stout 2nd time route and 2nd time turf and both are the case here

8  Sasini   another coming off a wide trip where she did beat Morning Dance by 3/4 of a length.....but with the much better post position for our first choice it made it logical to make this filly the 2nd selection

5  Malibu Model

7  Scandal

 

race 7    average clarity

7  Go Ghetto   lifetime best was run two back in his only race run at Dmr.....claimed in his last at SA and Baltas seems to have a handle on his newbie as the works are solid over at Slr........and it seems noteworthy that over the last 2 months Baltas and Risenhoover have won 2 of 5 with one other hitting the board

9  Make It a Triple   last two times this gelding was up for  tag he ran races that would very likely win this affair and his latest might win this by multiple lengths....but .......he only shows one dull work since his last and the drop following such a strong race hints he has slipped some........how much is the ? mark

4  Rick's Dream

1  True Ranger

 

race 8    average clarity

4  Moonless Sky   nice turf sprint in her last should have her all set for a solid turf route effort today especially considering this filly is dynamite at the distance (6 4 1 1)......that and Hall of Famer Desormeaux knows her inside and out as this is the 8th straight mount on her

1  Jeremy's Legacy   seemingly best on the sod at Del Mar (2 of 5 in the win column) and both lifetime wins were at today's one mile turf distance.....good grass rider and good post.....should be a major factor in the outcome of this race

7  Cordiality

3  Bernina Star

 

race 9    below average clarity

9  Topgallant   believe this three-year old moves forward some today racing off of shorter rest and with 2 drills put in since his latest on 14 October......feeling better and his lifetime best is at Del Mar

8  Brilliant Light   always hard for most barns to drop an expensive (in this case $350K as a yearling) purchase to the bottom level of maiden claiming but that is the case today.....hopefully if they win this race it can still bring at least a small smile on the connection's faces

7  Vow's Son

10  Super Duper Cooper

5  Bourbonmademedoit

6  Mr. Magico

 

 

 

 

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Del Mar for Saturday 4 November 2017

Del Mar and the Breeders Cup. You have to love it!

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    below average clarity

1  On Leave   filly was in need of a rebound of sorts and she provided one at Lrl in her latest.....needs to repeat the effort today and if she does she should be tough racing at a turf distance where she is (4 3 10)....quality grass rider knows her well

10  Madame Stripes   consistent sort might be at her very best at Del Mar on the grass and her last three one mile grass races are solid 2nd place finishes that fit well here if Talamo can work out a good trip from a fairly difficult post

14  Sassy Little Lila  8 for 8 in the exacta when racing on firm or good rated route turf affairs .......nasty post for sure but she has an abundance of speed with only a couple of competitors with similar speed....so she has  shot at getting over to the 2 path or better by turn one....should be a player if that happens

9  Majestic Heat

7  Kitten's Roar

 

race 2   above average clarity

6  Bookies Luck   very sharp recent a.m. work......trainer is awfully tough with sprinters that have good speed and this two-year old Cal-bred has just that.....and one solid rider in Kent Desormeaux

1  Smoken   three straight 2nd place finishes in Cal-bred Stakes races......and the 7F appears to be  a plus for her and won't be for many in here.....only selected 2nd because the only time she had to break from the one hole she had a poor start

2  Night At the Opera   solid 2nd place finish in a small route Stakes race at Otp......that route effort she give her plenty of endurance late when push comes to shove in the late stages of this race

8  Shulace

 

race 3    average clarity

5  Sound and Silence  talk about an experience advantage for this colt.....8 two year old races so far (8 4 2 0) and all were overseas in turf sprints.......has handled 5 different grass courses to date so I doubt the change in environment will be a factor.....carried 130 lbs in his last.....120 lbs today might make him feel awfully good warming up

8  Out of The Flames   Euro filly took on the boys in her latest and nearly beat them despite a poor start......did lose to our top choice but by less than one length.....gets one of the West's top grass riders in Pratt who won 4 of yesterday's 10 race card

1  Fairyland   another filly taking on the boys.....one sharp trainer in Wesley Ward with grass sprinters......handled the one post at Sar just fine......should be in the hunt from the get go this time....cut back of 1/2 furlong appears to be a plus for her

2  McErin

3  Count Alexander

 

race 4    average clarity

7  Moonshine Memories   back to back Grade 1 wins and 3 for 3 overall with two of those wins on the Del Mar dirt...... and .....trainer Simon Callaghan has turned into one S Cal's top trainers joining the ranks of some very big names in the horse race game.....should be in the mix from the get go

1  Heavenly Love   nice forward move turf to dirt for this filly to win a Grade 1 and in his first lifetime route race.....decent post and like our top selection she should be forwardly placed.....works since her Grade 1 win at Kee hint she has never felt better

13  Separationofpowers   very nice two-year old filly for Chad Brown and company who I would have rated higher if she had drawn a better than the 13 post.....and not just the 13 post but the difficult outer-most post in two turn affairs

9  Alluring Star

3  Princess Warrior

 

race 5    above average clarity

3  Lady Aurelia   exceptional turf sprinter and with one fine trainer with sprint turf horse's in Ward.......3 year old filly carried 132 lbs against the boys at York in her last and still only lost by a nose....race prior to that again against males she beat 16 horses by 3 or more lengths in a Grade 1 at Ascot......should be tough as nails with a good post and rider

12  Pure Sensation   6 for 10 "at the distance" and ran 3rd in the BC turf sprint last year and did so at 6 1/2 furlongs a distance that does not suit her as much as 5 furlongs.....not an easy post but he has won from the 9 and the 12 posts in turf sprints the last two times he had outside posts.....trainer does well when he ships including to S Cal

6  Marsha   filly seems like the best of the Euro's (if you don't count our top choice as a Euro) and beat our top choice by a nose at York in the aforementioned race.....not impossible at all to do it again but she might be compromised some from sitting back in a race where the tight Dmr turn is a different animal than what she sees for the most part in Europe

1  Disco Partner

8  Cotai Glory

 

race 6    average clarity

11  Unique Bella   brilliant filly has won 5 straight by and average of over 6 lengths and she is capable running on or off the pace......and her trainer has been terrific with young fillies and not too shabby with young colts either.......believe she win might win by daylight once again

9  Finley'sluckycharm    8 for 10 lifetime on fast rated dirt and she might be at her best at today's 7F distance....that and she also really pops 2nd out following a layoff.......like the trainer when he ships.....not impossible to upsst our top choice but she better run her best to date

4  Finest City   won the version of this race last year and in general she seems at her best at 7 furlongs.......but like our 2nd choice she will need to run her best ever or hope the "Bella" falters one way or another

10  Highway Star

2  Paulssilverlining

 

race 7    below average clarity

9  Lady Eli   amazing how top-notch grass horses can be so consistent like this Chad Brown five-year old mare as in 10 wins and 3 2nd's in 13 lifetime starts.....missed by a nose in the 2016 version of this Grade 1 race.....that race was at 1 1/4 while today's is at 1 1/18.......and I believe she is better at 9F than 10F supported by a perfect 3 for 3 at the distance

14  Rhododendron   nasty post but owns a ton of talent especially racing off of 5 weeks or less....last race 34 days ago.....and that was a Grade 1 win in France at about 10F....and she appears much better suited to today's 9F......should have plenty of endurance coming off of the mini marathon she ran in her last

1  War Flag   seemingly on the improve with each and every race and if the trend continues today on the biggest race of her life she might save sound ground breaking from the one post and possible pull off an upset

8  Grand Jete

5  Wuheida

13  Goodyearforroses

 

race 8    above average clarity

10  Imperial Hint   facing easier but he has been crushing his competition out east....and in his last he broke the elusive 108 flat barrier in a race at Prx.......works since and the fact he shipped cross country while retaining Castellano all suggest he is up to similar today

8  Roy H  ultra sharp right now and two of his last 3 6F sprints are better than par for today's lofty level.....stout trainer with sprinters in Mr Peter Miller

2  Drefrog   would have rated higher if this Baffert speed-ball was a little more consistent at the start of his races.....if he breaks well his placement is likely placed too low as our 3rd selection

3  American Pastime

 

race 9    below average clarity

4  Lancaster Bomber   needs firm turf and did not get that in his latest endeavor which was at Ascot just two weeks ago....rider looked like he has just out for exercise......race 2 back at WO on lasix is very solid and disguised by a bad trip......the only other time he ran on lasix was in the BCJUV mile turf at SA where he ran 2nd and steady twice or could have won........today's jock was up that day and is as well today.....hopefully he is appropriately named today

6  Zelzal   very solid off of about 5 weeks rest as in 3 for 3 and 2 of those races were Grade 1 affairs.....that wasn't the case in his last run in France and the effort wasn't that bad.....5 weeks rest today....seems ready for best

5  World Approval   cut back in distance sure worked out well for this Mark Casse six-year-old as he won two consecutive one mile turf races......and his work tab since has last is very solid hinting he might be up for a 3rd in a row......Johnny V wisely sticks around

10  Ribchester

1  Midnight Storm

12  Roly Poly 

 

 

race 10    average clarity

11  Bolt d'Oro   only two-year old in the race with two Grade 1 wins on the dirt and one of them was at Del Mar......and his last win which was his 1st at a route was one powerful effort/fig........should be tough to overcome if his big performance in his last didn't take its toll some

2  Solomini   exits the some strong race as our top choice and in my own figure work I have him running about 4L less of effort than the "Bolt"......better than the 7 3/4 lengths he was beaten.....and since the trainer is Baffert there is the obvious potential for more

6  Good Magic   still a maiden but don't let that fool you as his 2nd place finish in a Grade 1 in NY was impressive.....first in a two turn race and 1st as far as 1 1/16th....with his pedigree both should be a plus

5  Free Drop Billy

3  Firenze Fire

 

race 11    average clarity

12  Beach Patrol   1st ever at the distance of 12 furlongs and did he take a liking to the marathon distance running what might be his lifetime best....and that is saying something as good as he has preformed in his career for Chad Brown.... 2 for 2 since Rosario took over and both wins were Grade 1's......hard not to like

9  Seventh Heaven   filly loves the marathon distance and has beaten the boys at the distance in the past including in a Grade 1.......ask yourself why would the trainer ship across the pond following two straight dismal races.....my guess is that both those races were public workouts..... and if that is true..... look out today

3  Highland Reel   trainer Aidan O'Brien also trains our 2nd choice and whereas our 2nd pick will be a price this fellow who won this race last year at SA will be one of the favorites.....note that the jock who rode Highland Reel when he won this race last year now is on Seventh Heaven

8  Bigger Picture

5  Ulysses

 

race 12   above average clarity

1  Arrogate   nice rebound in his latest but the effort wasn't nearly what he is capable of.......but he might have greatly benefited from the effort as his a.m. work hints he is going to move forward.....lookout if he does

8  West Coast   talk about on the right end of the learning curve......last might get it done here and his trend hints he might even show more this afternoon.....Smith landed on Baffert's Arrogate......Baffert gets Castellano to fill.....that'l do ....LOL

11  Collected   triple barell action form the Baffert barn as he also trains this fine four year old colt who has won many races that are better than appear in print......he preforms very well with ample time between starts and gets it as in 2 1/2 months.....very dangerous sort

5  Gun Runner

9  Gunnevera

2  War Decree

 

 

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Del Mar for Friday 3 November 2017

Hope you enjoy these two great days on racing. I do prefer tomorrow's card. Saturday's card will be posted by 5 a.m. pacific time.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

6  Mr. Hinx   awfully solid record in sprint races on the dirt or the turf (7 5 1 0).....trainer has had a very good year in S Cal in 2017......and I like he has been able to land a strong NY rider for this afternoon's race

5  Americanize   very consistent on main track surfaces (7 2 5 0) and a trainer in Simon Callaghan who has turned into one of S Cal top trainers joining the ranks of some very big names in the game.....hard not seeing this fellow not being a major factor in the outcome of this race

3  Leading Scorer   three-year old colt needs ample time between starts and Baffert shows patience and gives it to him.....seems like the speed of the speed and with money Mike Smith aboard

1  Silent Bird

 

race 2   below  average clarity

6  Soglio   after 3 straight dull races Graham Motion dropped this three-year into a conditioned claiming grass race where this gelding ran his best race since last winter......and Motion bothers to ship him cross-country.....that tells me he is on the rebound and dangerous

11  Ritzy A.P.   lifetime best and somewhat hidden was his effort 3 back which was the last time he ran on the Del Mar turf.....and he has a much more accomplished grass rider up today than he had in that 3 Sept race at Dmr

4  Temple Keys   laid up since May when he was eased up (but walked off) but Baltas appears to have him ready fresh off of the bench with a tightly spaced work regiment....fairly smooth runner and you can say the same about his rider when he is on  a turf mount 

10  Lazzam

5  Start a Runnin

 

race 3    average clarity

1  Prime Issue   speed of the speed and I sure like that he handled the one hole the last time he had it....... and the effort was arguably his lifetime best.....that and when he has been up for a tag he has usually be very tough........up for 40K today

2  City of Light   seems likely to sit in a nice stalking position behind our top selection......and his last two races are better than par for today's level by quite a bit when you adjust for pace and/or position

3  Donworth   believe he is the best of the off pace runners in this race and he is one for one at the somewhat specialized distance of 7 furlongs.....dangerous sort

10  Dabster

 

race 4    average clarity

8  Spiced Perfection   quite the break thru in her latest in an effort that if she is up for similar today she would be tough for today's competition to overcome......that and she acts as if another furlong to cover will be to her advantage and the 7F won't be to the liking for many in here

6  Pulpit Rider   won her last two rather easily so she likely feels good for today's race.....but......if our top choice gets a good trip and repeats her last this filly will need about 5L of improvement to compete for the top prize

3  Ismelucky   on the improve with every start and if the trend continues and she gets a decent pace to close into she might have a shot to be a major factor when the wire approaches

1  One Fast Broad

 

race 5    average clarity

6  Ground Rules   improving by leaps and bounds since the white hot Cerin  claim .......ran way too wide in his latest doing quite well to only get beat by 2 3/4 for the win......2 for 3 at Dmr and owns an interesting pedigree for this ultra marathon affair

7  Hard Aces   very few are proven at today's 1 3/4 miles (or further) but he is as he ran a distant 2nd in last year's version of this race......that makes him hard not to like....same rider as last year as well

3  Destin   lifetime best was run last summer in the 12 furlongs Belmont Stakes where he just missed winning at 8 to 1.....that makes him dangerous if he can manage a rebound of sorts as he was better at 3 than he has been at 4.....but Pletcher didn't ship him cross country without feeling he can rebound......might be feeling better.......lookout if he is

1  Archanova

 

race 6    below average clarity

2  Happily   really responds to Moore in the irons with 3 wins and a 2nd in 4 mounts......solid Euro jock should be a ble to sit mid pack and save ground in this large field where many will be hung out to dry with wide trips.....only runner in the field with 2 Grade 1 wins

8  Significant Form   stout rider/trainer combo over the last two months to the tune of 30% win with their last 44.......not only does this Chad Brown two year old filly own 2 wins in 2 lifetime grass races but she also trains on the grass brilliantly.....a lot of the attention will go to Brown's other runner( our 4th pick) but I like this girl as she has a much better chance to work out a good trip with her tactical speed and a better post

6  Orbolution   two for two in two turn grass racing and both of the races were at the tough Saratoga meeting and by an average of more than 3 1/2 lengths.....that and John Velasquez knows her well-being up for all 5 lifetime races

11  Rushing Fall

7  Capla Tempress

 

race 7    below average clarity

3  Sharp Azteca   5 wins - a 2nd - and a 3rd at the distance......training lights out including a sizzling 5F drill since arriving at Del Mar.....trainer is dynamite with shippers......all three of his efforts on the east coast leading up to today fit solidly at the B C level

6  Mor Spirit   3 for 3 at today's one mile distance and overall is a brilliant 11 of 13 in the exacta.......away since June but with Baffert at the controls there is a high probability the he is ready for a top effort

10  Practical Joke   three-year old has been impressive in almost every career start and it sure seems noteworthy that he is a perfect 5 for 5 racing at one mile or less and two of those 5 wins were at one mile

8  Accelerate

9  Battle of Midway

 

race 8    below average clarity

1  Mendelssohn   stepped on very firm turf for the first time and nearly upset the apple cart running 2nd in a Grade 1 at Newmarket at 50 to 1......likely exited the race in good shape for his trainer to ship across the pond.....not that much speed in this race and he owns some....seems likely to hold the wood as long as possible....a good thing with the tight Del Mar turns

8  Voting Control   not very good trips in either lifetime starts with his latest especially hidden as he had trip trouble and sat too far off a pedestrian pace and still nearly won a Grade 3......Castellano is as good as it gets on the turf and I doubt this Chad Brown colt gets another bad trip.....very dangerous and at a price....... especially considering the connections

5  Beckford   OK on soft turf as witnessed by a nice 2nd in a Grade 1 in Ireland..... but.......it appears that he might be even better on firm turf and that is supported by his trainer shipping to S Cal where it is more likely for the ground to shake than for it to rain

4  Catholic Boy

11  Snapper Sinclair

 

race 9    average clarity

6  Forever Unbridled   Dallas Steward has done an excellent job of training this five year old mare when preparing for Grade 1 races where she has consistently fired strong efforts.....and that includes last year's running of this race where she was ring behind Beholder and Songbird at the wire....highly doubt anyone in this field could have done that

5  Elate   razor-sharp right now and her recent a.m. work suggests she is more than ready for today's big race with a good shot to make it 3 straight Grade 1 wins....... although if she wins I doubt it will be by the wide margins she won at in New York

2  Stellar Wind  such a quality race mare would easily be top selection if this race was at 1 1/16 or less where she is (12 10 1 1).....at today's 1 1/8 distance she is only ( 3 0 1 0).......absolutely dangerous but vulnerable some in the late stages

4  Abel Tasman

 

race 10    average clarity

5  Vigor  love the cut back in distance for this Mott speed ball as she has led by daylight at the 5F mark of all 4 of her turf sprints.....I also like her 3F bullet preparatory work on the Dmr turf 5 days ago......one of the east coast's top turf jocks wisely sticks with the Mott runner

2  Belvoir Bay   believe Pratt will save ground and take back some hoping the race falls into his hands.....and Peter Miller is awfully good with turf sprinters

4  Firsthand Report   consistent sort and two of the best in the nation at the helm in Castellano and Pletcher.......seems best in grass sprint races and she is coming off a good win against the boys in her latest....still she might need her very best today as this might be the toughest field she has ever faced

7  Snack Shack

9  Long Hot Summer

1  So Sweetitiz

 

 

 

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