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Del Mar for Sunday 23 November 2014

Best of luck as always!

Difficult card to decipher but there are some nice ML prices as our top pick in races 5, 6, and 8 and the 8th is rated "above average clarity". Also some nice ML prices for our 2nd choice in races 3, 4, 5, 6 & 9.


race 1    below average clarity

5  Guy Code   1st time gelding and blinkers tab has never been better.......owns plenty of early gas.......low % trainer has a shot at making it 2 for 31 in 2014

1  Guyfromtheskyfive   seems likely to get a decent ground saving stalk position.......cut back of 1/2 furlong seems like a plus

6  Dudley Studley    decent looking work regiment for this 1ster especially considering the given level of racing........and catches a soft looking group in which to debut in

7  Nellie Fox   the 2nd baseman went home sad after the 1959 Dodgers beat the White Sox in the World Series......and made a little Chitown boy cry


race 2    average clarity

7  Love Blind   Art Sherman is very dangerous repeating with a claimer that just won their last race (5 of his last 10).......and this fillies last sure fits well versus today's competition

3  Miss Ellnay   controlling speed in this spot if Maldonado can put away the only other horse with turf route speed in the 2 horse......and the 2 horse has an apprentice up who has very little experience riding on the grass

5  Tebowing   struggling at the meet trainer Belvoir just snatched this deep closing grass runner at the claiming box........Belvoir is quite good 1st following a claim and might get things jump started here

4  Marina Del Heat


race 3    below average clarity

5  Whoyougonnacall    on the right end of the learning curve and the drills since his last race are improved.....likely forward once again today........jock started meet slow but heating things up now

4  Empire Cat   caught wide up on the pace in his 1st ever at a route and rightfully tired........switch to Bejarano who is struggling a bit.......but's Bejarano

2  Hot Lightning   takes that ever dangerous drop out of MSW to maiden claiming.......0 for 6 on in the money trainer for the meet can boost the dismal record here

8  Litigation Road


race 4    average clarity

1  Nighttiming   seemingly facing easier today than in her latest and she won her last by 2 1/4 going away at the wire lengths to graduate

2  Cacica Dulima   ran very well fresh off of the bench in a race down the hill where she won a MSW race despite being 4-5 wide.......seems likely to get a nice mid pace position thru turn one and that my friends is 1/2 the battle

7  Lethal Story   Barry Abrams is having a stellar meeting with limited starters and this once "always up the track filly" sure has turned things around.........she has fired competitive efforts in 5 of her last 6.......and today might be on her favorite grass course

8  Enduring Erin


race 5    below average clarity

5  Moonlit Meteor   finally gets back on the Dmr AW where the last time he ran on it's synthetic surface he won for fun.......rider upgrade to boot

8  Backford   on the rebound since the Ellis claim 3 back......and he just worked his best drill in quite some time hinting he will forward again today......lone race at Dmr on the synthetic isn't too hot but he likes the AW at GG.......and most that handle GG AW handle the Dmr AW

3  Tribal Dude    3rd race in 15 days and a sprinter attempting a route might be pushing things a bit.......but.........he sure will be tough if he can handle the stress on his mind and body as he sure seems to love the Dmr AW

1  Grandstand


race 6    below average clarity

1  Celtic Moon   nowheresville since firing lifetime best 3 back at Del Mar in August on the AW.....1st time gelding today.......he was a ridgling prior to being gelded and sometimes ridglings can be irritated by their undescended testicle ( a la Funny Cide a ridgling who was gelded and who won the Ky my top pick I might add)

3  Kristo   seems best at Dmr and sure is sharp in the a.m. including a 46:4 4F drill just 3 days when it in right before a race

7  El Nino Terrible   lead type only so far and he might get what he seemingly needs as their is little early speed in this affair

2  Apollo Ten


race 7    average clarity

4  Dancinthenightaway   blew them away showing solid pace and final time in her MSW debut.......1st on the lawn but owns a pedigree that should handle it.....murder from the very start if she does and only 5F to stick

8  Backwoods Belle   3 of her last 4 races fit including a 5F win on the grass at Golden Gate.......invading trainer Lorenzo Ruiz has made the most of his 33 starts in 2014 ( 27% win and 70% in the money)

3  Moving Desert   wide trip in last hides a decent 1st ever on the grass in last.....and this late runner seemingly will get a strong pace in which to close into......trainer knows how to get a given runner ready for a grass sprint

5  Cal Gal


race 8    above average clarity

3  Patriots Rule    best ever was his lone effort ever on the Dmr AW and it was at today's 7F distance.........broke slowly and then checked about 3L and then ran wide on a slightly rail biased day........ran a very significant adjusted for trouble of my biggest sprint figs of the year ........consistent sort......should be a price

4  Red Outlaw   hard to argue with 6 for 6 lifetime and he sure ran a strong effort/fig down the hill in his latest........three year old gelding should be a major factor once again in his quest for 7 for 7

6  Big Macher   likely needs a slight rebound today to take this........take finish up well in the B C Sprint.....and has trained well since......might get the needed rebound

5  Soi Phet


race 9    average clarity

5  Jomelo   most of his career is better than par for the 25K level including his last four efforts........4 reassuring works since his last hints his form has remained intact

1  Dysprosium   compromised by having to steady early in last.....showed life after that........good post and rider with 4 lbs. less to carry........and continues to train like a happy healthy individual

2  Miceli   lead type only had little shot to get the front in his latest as the pace set was as fast as it gets in one mile grass races at Dmr.........70/30 he gets the lead here and if he does and sets a reasonable set of fractions he likely will be tough

6  Ezio

8  African Oil

9  Sizzlin' Joe

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