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Del Mar for Friday 21 November 2014

Good looking card once again today. We could have had 5 of 8 top choice winners yesterday if not for brutal trips in the 4th and 6th races (Underhill Drive 3rd & Q' Viva 2nd). Not too shabby considering the Pick 5 paid $27K for a $1 and 4 correct was the best anyone did in the pick 6.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    above average clarity

3  Watdifrenzdzitmake   on the improve with every start and sure appreciated a route of ground albeit on the dirt......1st on the sod but nicely bred for it.......hasn't missed a beat in the a.m. since breaking her maiden

6  Seek Safe Harbor   graduated in her 2nd lifetime start and graduated with "honors" with a going away at the wire 5 1/2 length win on the Dmr main track........decent grass pedigree at least on mom's side.......decent route pedigree.........back quick...... likely because of getting away with an easy (stress-less) gate to wire win in latest

4  Midnight Candy   proven at a route and proven on the grass.......fell off some in latest 1st out after the Becerra claim.......needs a rebound........switch to Desormeaux who has had success on this two year old filly in the past might be the catalyst to have one


race 2    below average clarity

5  Conquest Superstep   nice forward move in 2nd lifetime start and 1st at a route of ground........effort was par like for the MSW Southern Cal level........and par of course is good........well maybe not for a successful pro golfer

2  Olivia's Greatdane    very very game stretch drive for a debuting baby as she rallied strongly in traffic down the stretch.......nice work tab since.......bred fine to get a route of ground........and like our top two picks the Dmr AW is a small ? mark

3  Scattagirl   poor trip or could have graduated at 1st asking in a race down the SA hill turf course.........trainer is good sprint to route (7 for last 26).........turf muscled up in a sprint - AW route today.........bred OK for the Polytrack..........seems dangerous


race 3    average clarity

3  Luckbox Sam    vastly improved since blinkers were put on 3 races back.........distance fit so 7 panels should be no problem.......and he likely will sit on or near the lead from the get go and when he does he seldom runs poorly

1  Well Measured   all three lifetime starts fit solidly here.........continues to train like a happy healthy individual..........should be a major player

4  Lucky Views   last sure appears to be a needed effort off of a seven month layoff.........seems to have legged up nicely coming off a grass sprint as the drills since are strong........Bejarano is off to a slow start at the brief meeting but he has fit this gelding quite well in the past

6  Memphis

 

race 4    average clarity

1  Sidepocket Run   major league rider upgrade........obvious tune-up in latest........works since the gimme suggest the race muscled him up.........good post and a distance that fits as he just missed graduating the only time he raced on the grass at 1 1/16th........many strong adjusted for trouble numbers in the past.......obviously not an easy animal to ride but a good post in which to get a decent trip

4  Temeeku   lifetime best in latest and finished 1st at the wire but was disqualified to 2nd.........nice drills since suggest this Eurton runner has held form......Bejarano will be out to make amends

2  Bilger's Sapphire   this horse seemingly has been run into shape.......so.....2nd out following a two month break should lead to another forward move and that should definitely put him in the mix here

5  Three Blondes

Long-shot consideration:   6  Warren's Goldnugget    away since July and returns with a new more successful trainer.......and the works for this filly who hasn't shown a thing in 6 lifetime starts are extremely improved and very impressive........new trainer Gutierrez might have the trump card for this filly........first on the grass but the filly has an OK and a somewhat obscure pedigree for the green carpet 

 

race 5    above average clarity

4  I'm No Patsy   nice wake up in latest and a recent 5/8ths work since at Bsr suggests even better will occur this afternoon......and better my friends will be tough here

3  Cayanna    rider upgrade.........trainer is due to bust out of a slump (at least in S Cal)...........six year old mare seemingly should be able in get a nice ground saving mid pack position behind ample speed which should aid her stretch run

5  Gabby's Purim   $32K to $8K.........yikes.............obviously in bad shape but.......I am always less concerned about sore late runners as they are less dangerous to ride then speed types in poor condition........basically a jock will usually sit way back and assess the way the horse is traveling and make one run in the stretch if of course your mount is traveling OK 

9  Spirit of Ten  

Long-shot consideration:   8  Romantic Wish    six year old mare has popped at some big prices including her last win where she went off 100 to 1........strong works at Dmr seemingly out of nowhere.........hmmmmmmm

 

race 6    above average clarity

7  Tizcano   very strong race in latest and it is somewhat disguised........a bit wide (on a good rail day) up on a strong set of fractions........that does just about any runner in yet this colt was still able to snatch 3rd in a $100K Stakes......1st ever at Dmr but two straight bullet works on it's AW surface

4  Peacenluvpeacenluv   one for one on the Dmr AW.........and wide on a good rail day in the same race as our top choice........rider Alex Solis owns the best win % of any jock at the meeting so far 

6  Mischief Clem    won debut by 7L wearing blinkers......and the connections took them off for next start........did run fine in next two starts but they were far from 7L wins......blinkers back on today.........and back on at Del Mar where he broke his maiden at 1st asking and did it with ease

1  Bench Warrant

 

race 7   below  average clarity

1  Ramona's Wildcat    three year old filly can really fly.....well at least on the dirt.....1st on the grass but owns a strong pedigree to handle it......should be in the hunt from the get go

7  Biorhythm   very consistent in grass sprints in 6 and 6 1/2 furlong affairs.......and usually makes a strong early move approximately five furlongs into the race......so.........5F might really be to his liking

4  Sam's Sister   3 for 3 lifetime all on main track surfaces.......very strong effort/fig in latest......bred decently for the sod.........4 for 4 might be in the cards

3  Heat Trap

 

race 8    above average clarity

2  Warrior's Ridge   seems very well prepared in the a.m..........has hit the track weekly since the 12th of October......race lacks speed except for our 2nd choice and he seems to have enough early gas to possibly sit behind our 2nd pick in a made to order stalk position.......good history when today's jock Desormeaux rides

1  Brackendale   sure seems loose even if he breaks a little tardy from not the best of posts to break from at 6 1/2 panels........solid gate to wire shot here

8  Thesheetsguy   this deep closer is on the right end of the learning curve and if the trend continues he can overcome a lack of pace in the race and still win this race with a decent trip and 6 1/2F to work with

3  Dead Easy

6  Play Maker

4  Broadcaster

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