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Del Mar for Thursday 29 October 2015

What a great week with Del Mar starting back up and the Breeders Cup this Friday and Saturday.

OK race card today. Watch the races closely as the 1st couple of weeks last Fall at Del Mar produced quite a few biased racing surfaces. ( both inside and outside biases)

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    below average clarity

2  Player's Charm   consistent sort seems likely to get a nice stalk position behind our 2nd choice.......seems best at SA.......1st long but the way in which he just handled 7 panels suggests he will get another furlong.....(3 0 2 1) at Dmr

1  Vartan   toss out last as he dueled (with decent pace) on a slightly dull rail.......only route race is decent......and is proven on the Del Mar surface (3 1 1 1)

4  Exempler   seems best of the off pace runners and gets in light with a 7 lbs break and a successful bug boy up in Ty Kennedy.....1st at a route but owns a good pedigree for one

 

race 2   average clarity

5  Exit Sixty Slew   useful MSW race at Emd.....capable trainer with invaders -1st time blinkers - 2nd career race......subtle improved drill 5 days ago

1  Pico Chick   dueled on a dull rail (albeit with an easy pace) and still nearly graduated.......major player if she duplicates the effort......new trainer to the scene John Brocklebank sure has been good with the youngsters......makes some sense as he previously was a pinhooker

6  Swag Money   work regiment hints this Dersomeaux two-year old filly is ready and Keith D. finished the SA meeting rather hot

 

race 3    average clarity

5  Follow Me Crew   jock upgrade especially for a grass race.....last fits and the races two and four back are very strong.....seems likely to get a nice mid pack ground saving trip at least thru turn 1.......trainer seems to be in go mode

1  Black Tie   strong move forward following a turf sprint albeit in a dirt race......but she showed she can handle the turf in her last and popped maybe her lifetime best work since....hinting the grass muscled her up once again......low percentage rider but he has given this fellow since decent rides

6  Village Green   toss out last as he had a bad trip...........solid race 2 back.........believe he will appreciate the extra 1/16th.....if he does he should be flying in the late stages

7  Sunbeamsfromheaven    trainer is COLD but it is a new meeting and a fresh beginning........but more importantly Bejarano accepts the mount and he is 1 win and 1 2nd in two mounts on the gelding

 

race 4    average clarity

4  Sir Barclay   last 3 races sure fit and his latest is disguised by dueling on a dull rail.....gelding likes the Dmr conventional dirt and the distance seems like a good fit.......as for the rider he better start showing more or his venture into the tough S Cal circuit will be a bust

2  Newfound Gold   fell off a lot in last despite winning and his claim was voided hinting some physical problems have set in......but Hess does the right thing and gives him enough time to recover......believe he wins if he has......might be last if he has not

6  Razorbill   six-year-old is on the improve since Sadler took over the training responsibilities.....and his recent a.m. prowess at Slr suggests he might fire his best yet for his new trainer.....not out of this by any means

 

race 5    below average clarity

6  John's Success   needed last following a one year hiatus from racing.......won 1st ever on the turf (to break maiden) by 3L........then he was even more impressive running 3rd despite a bad trip in a $100K Stakes.......nice recent 4F work.......drops........tough here if he hasn't slipped any

3  Highway Boss   consistent sort drops out of the same race as our top choice......hasn't hit the board in 4 grass races but two of his races on the sod fit including the last time he saw it two races ago........like our top selection it seems as though he is in a good spot if he has of course held his form

5  Rockin Robin   both times this Glatt three year old was up for a tag he ran his two best efforts and both were on the sod.......with that in mind his latest in a protected nw alw race has gimme written all over it (similar to his gimme on 26 June......go today with Bejarano sticking around

9  Mr Cartagena   awfully big step up following the claim which was over 3 months ago........doubt a winner......smaller piece of the purse pie seems more likely

 

race 6    above average clarity

10  Patriotic Diamond   was able to run wide and win a Stakes in 2nd lifetime start.....sharp a.m. work since......and it appears Bejarano could have been up on our 2nd pick but lands here

7  Pacific Heat   crushed MSW foes in her debut by an anything but unlucky 13 lengths......like her pedigree to get the 7F........as mentioned above she does lose Bejarano

13  Forthenineteen   big forward (maiden breaking) move in 2nd lifetime race in a race run on 2 Sept.......overcame a poor start and a wide trip to win........has hit the track every 6 or 7 days since ........trainer is at his best at 45 to 90 days between starts......57 days off here ......dangerous price shot

14  Just Google Me   filly has done little wrong when Maldonado rides ( 3 2 1 0)......race 2 back fits.......and might feel really good coming off of a 9 1/2 length easy win.......post does hurt unless we get a few scratches

 

race 7    average clarity

2  Salsita   barn became a little overzealous following a solid move forward switching to route turf racing with their filly........exits a solid effort versus much better......finished 5th but beaten only 1 1/2L......works hint she has remained a happy healthy horse

9  Native Heart    trainer is dynamite 3rd out following a layoff ( 7 of last 22 win with 7 others in the money).......solid (hidden) better than par effort two back

10  Tiz a Kiss    tough post but blinkers on and a sharp work showing.........hinting the equipment change has helped.......and Bejarano accepts.....a very dangerous thing when the trainer is Baltas

1  Queenofthepalace   very solid turf sprint effort/fig in last earned with about 6L of trip trouble.......previous two route grass races aren't too bad either.......seems quite dangerous if she can run as well at a turf route today and get a better trip

 

race 8    above average clarity

2  Dakota Deacon   best a.m. preparation (especially considering the level) for a laid up Ellis runner in many a moon........new trainer had his new shooter gelded and if the morning works are worth a hoot the sugery has been a good move

5  Alltheleavesrbrown   on the rebound.....not too hot of a trip in last......switch in jocks for today and the switch is to Bejarano.....rider/trainer did well last week as a team

7  Born to Serve   scratched out of a race a few days ago for this affair.........owns an abundance of early speed and if Maldonado can relax him a little better and cut out more reasonable fractions .................he................might..............go.....................all.....................the.......................................way

3  Dirt in Your Face   solid race two back........sharp 4F work 6 days ago........rebound seems likely.....does need to prove he can run well without the front end unless something goes wrong early for the 7 horse

1  Pipedreams   cut back of 1/16th should help

4  Ghost of Navigator   seems best at Dmr.......recent workout hints at better than last......does like to hang

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