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Del Mar for Thursday 5 November 2015

OK card to start the new week of racing at Del Mar.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    above average clarity

4  Sayitright Kat   lifetime best was lone dirt race at Del Mar......time was par like for today's level and with today's rider aboard.........should sit on or near the lead in a race without much early speed......recent a.m. work is very solid for the level .....she should be tough

5  Bayonet   trainer and rider can do no wrong the last couple of months so as a team it is hard to ask for more.......and like our top pick this fillies best was her lone dirt (real) race at Dmr.....also should be tough

 

race 2    average clarity

3  Run the Show   solid return to the race wars in last following one long hiatus from the game......like the step up of multiple levels.....suggests he exited the race in good shape......  last fits fine and he surely has the right to move forward 2nd out following the 2 year layoff

1  I'll Play My Hand   on the improve since D'Amato snatched him at the claiming box.......efforts in last two sure fit fine......but.....1 for 49 bug boy (who is starting to ride a little better) has a difficult post at 7F to cope with or would have been top pick-a-roooo

4  Zarqa Star    one lifetime race fits and but it really fits ........wide near the pace on 14 June at SA......earned an adjusted for trouble (wide with a pace factor) Santucci fig that would win this with just an OK trip.....but he has declined (KO'd?) since......needs a rebound

 

race 3    average clarity

3  Achiever's Legacy   2 for 2 sprinting.......0 for 7 routing......won fresh as in her MSW.....away 6 months and with very good works showing.......my guess is this not a gimme and that she will sit closer than most folks believe that she will

5  Distinta   double barrel action from Hollendorfer as he trains our top two selections.......very solid races the last two times this invading filly had 8 weeks between starts.......8 1/2 weeks since her last in Florida

2  Pica   dangerous speed in a race lacking it......7 for 10 in the exacta in 10 starts on conventional dirt.....bug boy was rolling at SA.....not so far at Dmr.......might jump start things here

 

race 4    average clarity

2  Nahem   not sure this seven-year old wants to go 1 3/8th's but he sure appears to be lone speed and seems more than capable of rating.....Garcia is likely to slow things down.....solid shot to go all the way if he is allowed to

6  Unusually Green   blocked some on the turn and the stretch in last or might have won this alw level in last....acted as if another furlong for today won't be a hindrance

5  Empire Knight   was rather good last winter GP.......showed some life in late summer at Cby following the Diodoro claim......might be coming around form wise.......might fit here but definitely 3rd choice

 

race 5   average clarity

5  Vocalist   Glatt is very dangerous with laid up sprinters and this consistent filly (4 1 3 0) when last seen in mid March ran an effort that would handle this group......and she just popped a 46 flat hg work just 5 days ago at Dmr......rather sure she is very fit and ready

6  Heeythelovepenny   last was solid and then some for the given level......bit surprised Miller elects to take off the blinkers off of such a strong effort but the a.m. work hints the equipment change has worked.......we shall see

4  Ponder Lea   seems like a good claim by the up and coming trainer Richie Baltas ......still he will need more out of his new filly if he wants to overcome the ability of our top two selections.......stout rider/trainer team

 

race 6    average clarity

2  Cheekaboo   22 to 1 odds in MSW debut which was down the hill hints this Eurton runner wasn't fully cranked for her debut and that much more can occur this afternoon 1st at a route.......and Eurton is hot as is his choice in riders .......good pedigree for a turf route.....good post.....plenty to like

4  Roo's Valentine   best early speed in the race and with a good gate jock aboard........Mulhall is decent first on the grass and 1st at a route......and Mulhall won two on Sunday.......should be a factor from the get go and quite dangerous

6  Lynn's Legacy   not the best of trips but still managed 3rd vs. open company......back vs state-breds this afternoon but still will need more....might provide it back in short rest following a 2 1/2 month break.......good rider/trainer combo

5  Californiasunshine   sprint - sprint - route scenario here for 3rd lifetime start......Drysdale is decent 1st on the grass........4 for his last 18........might have always have been pointed for today.....if that is so........her chances are enhanced

 

race 7    below average clarity

8  Basmati   tepi top choice has improved since Baltas claimed.....can he get a 2nd straight decent race out of his new shooter.....seems like the one to beat if he can

5  Guns Loaded    been showing good drills and not performing at all in the afternoon......blinkers on to try to wake him up 1st out following the O'Neill claim......good sign Bejarano and his agent accept the mount

6  Seeking the Sherif   likes to sit close and seems likely to here.........very consistent sprinter overall but not necessarily at today's 6 1/2F distance

2  Hackleton   nothing special fig wise in his two starts since arriving in S Cal but he should finish decently and so many in here look as if they will be rather flat late

 

race 8    average clarity

8  Rue de Cry   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE    nice 2nd and in 2nd lifetime start last winter at SA in a one mile turf affair.......little shot in her layoff last running way too wide in a one mile race on the sod.......seems like a tune-up for today's longer race....bred well to get the added distance

1  Rastanora   blew an easy soft paced lead in last.......might want a target to run at.......believe Hollendorfer will want Garcia to sit back off of it some.........I like her chances more if that is the tactic that they have in mind

5  Send Me a Sign   on the improve with every start with her latest being her 1st at a route.........has broken bad in all 3 lifetime starts..........lookout if she breaks better and handles her 1st on the green carpet (so so pedigree for it).......likely the one to beat if she does

7  Autumn Flower   very nice stretch run 1st at 1 1/8th in her last........the 1 1/8th distance seems to be to her advantage.....and it won't be for many in here

3  Audra   decent 1st on the lawn in last in a race down the hill........effort is somewhat hidden by a wide trip......1st at a route with an OK pedigree for one

9  Lookinforadanger    gimme/go led to a nice 2nd in 2nd lifetime endeavor  last March.......useful layoff run in last.......should be set for much better today.....would have rated higher if it wasn't for Pedroza being without a win in 13 starts for Mulhall over the last 2 months

Posted on November 5, 2015 at 10:08 am by richs · Permalink
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