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Del Mar for Saturday 29 November 2014

Closing day tomorrow. Los Alamitos starts up Thursday.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

11  Willing Travel   not the best of posts but retains Rafael Bejarano..........both lifetime two turn grass races on "firm" turf fit well........two year old handled 1 1/8th so 1 1/16th ought to be a piece of cake........and many in this field will tire down the lane at 1 1/16th

4  Pretentious   wide trip in last (same race our as top selection and his first ever on the sod) or might have graduated........and like our top pick he showed he can run at 1 1/8th so he should be plenty fit to finish up well at today's 1/2 furlong less distance

5  North of Oswego   showed significant route turf speed in last.........appears to be loose in this spot..........cut back in distance is a plus......shot at gate to wire win

10  Second Summer

 

race 2    average clarity

1  Galehorn    par like effort for today's given level in latest and appears at her best running off of short rest.........nine days since this filly last raced

7  Bea's Bunch   not much of a final fig in last but what was so impressive was this fillies stretch run from far back........and this afternoon she gets a significant rider upgrade......decent reassuring 4F work since her last

6  Here Comes Bobbie   nice layoff run in last and like our top selection appears to appreciate "short rest"........and 20 days since her last qualifies as "short rest"

4  Mary Taylor

 

race 3    average clarity

2  Tamarando    constantly puts in a strong runs from far back and this affair appears to have ample speed types which might really set things up for this Hollendorfer deep closer

3  Blue Tone   nice stalking style which looks like a plus in the spot.......3 for 4 at Del Mar on the AW........last shot to run on it's synthetic surface as the surface is no longer after Sunday......so Hess and company will likely pull out all stops to have this fellow at a peak for today

1  Big Casanova   tough call here as his last two racing endeavors (which were run on conventional dirt) are very poor...... but........ then again it is hard to ignore his 2 for 2 record at Dmr winning by 3 1/2L and 6L

5  Avanzare

 

race 4    average clarity

3  Grand Sky   very impressive MSW debut which was down the hill at SA.........wide trip and still almost graduated...........solid couple of works since.........1st at a route but appears more than ready to handle the added distance

11  Film Freak    horrendous trip in last his 1st on the sod...........did extremely well to finish 4th 2L behind the winner......repeat of that effort/energy with just a so so trip and he will be a major player today

9  Bolo   bet hard in his MSW debut last and ran rather well.......and Carla Gaines is usually better 2nd time around with a youngster......good sign that Hall of Fame jock M Smith sticks with the horse

10  Metaboss

Long-shot consideration:   6  My Boy Charlie   very dangerous rider/trainer combo the last two months......last which was her MSW debut looked like a public work out of sorts and the work regiment since hints that she is well meant and maybe always pointed for today's race.....if that is so....... lookout......... as she owns a stellar pedigree for a turf route

 

race 5   below average clarity

5  Fonz   nice awakening in last and since the race this Pender charge popped strong bullet 4F work........good sign Bejarano and his agent see fit to stick with the gelding........move forward seems likely and if the move forward does occur Fonz should be tough here 

1  Warren's Casper   runs well with ample time between races and that is the case here......nice work regiment in preparation for today.......late runner should be motoring in the stretch

9  Powerful   Periban is 2 for 2 at the meet and he picks up a new shooter here........rider/trainer have won 3 of their last 4 together over the last couple of months and the other hit the board.........yikes.......four year old gelding might be able to snatch the lead here and the only time he was on a loose lead he won

7  Lassie's Reward  

Long-shot consideration:  6  Cole Cole    only route run at Dmr is decent and he went off a 35 to 1......he ran a close 3rd and 2nd place out of the race came back to win.........new trainer for today and a decent recent 5F drill hints his new conditioner might have tweaked something for the better......and I like the weight off for today with the bug boy up.......dangerous

 

race 6    average clarity

2  Rainha Da Bateria   both grass races with lasix fit quite well in this spot........stout trainer......stout rider when a big "prize" is up for grabs.......and last but not least a good post........a superfecta of positives

1  Conquest Artura     still a maiden but put in a very strong close in her debut into a pedestrian pace being set up front.......solid 5F work at Del Mar since............trainer rider teamed up to win a Grade 2 on the turf yesterday 

7  Bobbi Grace   ice cold rider/trainer team are only 1 for their last 34 over the last two months.........but this two year old filly has trained well since her decent U S of A debut......and she crushed the boys in her second lifetime start early last summer in Ireland......so......2nd out after the layoff seems like a good thing and might get the mojo back for what previously was a good rider/trainer team prior to hitting the skids

3  Belle Et Bete

 

race 7    below average clarity

5  Magic Lily   exits a fast heat at Tup where he dueled in one nasty pace and rightfully tired........work tab since at Del Mar is solid hinting she will like the Dmr AW........seems like the best speed in the race.....trainer has had a good meet with limited starters

4  Mum's Truckee   multiple races with bad trips......likes today's distance......likes the Dmr AW......blinkers on to help her focus and get a smoother trip.......very dangerous if she does

1  Doodetta   seems best at 6 or 6 1/2 furlongs.......6 furlongs today........lone sprint at Dmr is quite good and hidden bad a slow start and a wide trip......also had a bad trip in her last which was run at SA .......Mike Smith will be out to make amends

3  Spring Moon

 

race 8    above average clarity

5  California Chrome  1st on the sod with an average pedigree for it........ fig wise this stellar three year old can fall off 6 0r 7 lengths on the turf and still win........so I am not that concerned about his turf prowess....and if he takes nicely to the sod he should crush his opponents here

3  Flamboyant   2 of his last 3 grass races are fairly good.....nice close into a lack of pace in latest.......Mr Money is up......twice the rider when the big bucks are up for grabs

4  Sawyer's Hill   very consistent sort although he did blow a soft paced lead in his latest......1st time Beranao is a plus.....three year old colt might be better running at a target in front of him

 

race 9    average clarity

4  Dad's Princess   back to a sprint and back to Dmr where she fired two very strong adjusted for trouble figs in her only two races on it's synthetic surface.....switch to Dersormeaux who is riding well and has a chance at the riding title at the meeting

2  Longstocking   solid work regiment for this two year old 1st timer and trained by a solid new trainer to the S Cal scene in Mike McCarthy who seems especially good with youngsters

10  Rattataptap   best looking set of drills for a Mike Bonde 1st timer in many a moon......and he sure is overdo to have a good young prospect.....this might be the guy

6  Secret Chords

12  Ascent

1  Dea

 

 

 

Posted on November 29, 2014 at 10:47 am by richs · Permalink
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