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Del Mar for Thursday 19 November 2015

Good card to start the new race week at Del Mar.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    above average clarity

7  Exactamente   only grass race was very solid considering today's softer level........same distance.....same turf course.......and a trainer in O'Neill who won 4 on Sunday.......should be tough

6  Two Steps of Glory   not crazy about Pedroza in route turf races unless he is on the lead and he should be able to get the lead here.......and for a trainer in Peter Miller who is awfully good with speed types

8  Blue Chat   on the right end of the learning curve with her last somewhat hidden by a wide trip.......1st on the sod but owns an OK pedigree to handle it

4  Kellianne Can Can   

 

race 2    average clarity

4  Dream Team   so so MSW debut......awfully good 2nd lifetime start........1st at a route but bred inside out to appreciate one.......and working as if this expensive purchase is about to pay some dividends for Baffert and company

6  Action Hero   solid improvement with the addition of blinkers in his last at only one furlong less on the dirt......showed he can handle two turns in a couple of route turf races.......working like he has remained a happy healthy individual

2  Armored Car    2nd out following a long layoff.......2nd time Lasix........1st time blinkers........all suggest this Richard Mandella colt is likely to move forward today........to what degree seems to be question mark

 

race 3   average clarity

1  Missy Mouse   lone route grass race was run 2 back versus much tougher..........ran wide and was beaten by 7L......same effort with a better trip and she is the filly to overcome

3  Lost Bus   lone lifetime win came the only time this filly got a loose lead.........decent shot to be loose today and with a good route turf speed rider up in Talamo

7  Luck Out   last sure appeared to be a public workout in a non claiming affair......2 for 2 routing on the dirt prior to her (gimme?) latest........1st on the sod but owns a decent pedigree for it

6  Traiteuse

 

race 4    average clarity

7  Derby Glass   only true off pace runner.......fairly consistent and drops some.......Bejarano knows him well as this is the 7th straight mount on him....should be flying late

5  Vartan   like the step back up following a dip down to the 16K nw2 level in latest.......seems best around two turns........owns plenty of early speed but likely can stalk and perform well if need be

3  Warren's Wesley   seems to be on a rebound of sorts and just worked a vastly improved drill.......seems all set for another move in the desired direction

2  Thunder Basin

 

race 5    average clarity

6  Blue Law   seems like a MSW gimme in last to dirty up his abilities and drop and go at today's lower maiden level.......putting some doubt in the minds of the claiming vultures

8  Shortstormcoming   32 to 1 4th 1st on the grass in latest with a jock who did little right with his mounts in S Cal including this gelding.......broke slow - checked turn 1 - ran wide - still finished well.......major league rider upgrade today......should be a price

2  Run the Show    likely feeling good as Cassidy steps his four-year old gelding up the maiden claiming ladder for the 2nd straight time.......1st at a route but owns a pedigree that should handle one

7  Alltheleavesrbrown

 

race 6    average clarity

2  Pageant Material   outer 10 post in last at today's distance led to a tough trip breaking a little slow and running very wide........did well to finish 2nd........2 post today.......meets leading rider will be out to make amends

3  Annie's Curls   seemed to appreciate two turns in her last which was at Kee......didn't handle the off going too well getting rank....still managed to grab 2nd......might appreciate getting back to a dry surface......Smith rode her in Lexington and rides her today

4  Dreamarcher   Solis/Hollendorfer have been one live jockey/trainer combo winning 3 of 4 over the last 2 months......last effort is quite a bit better than appears in print

7  Escalante

 

race 7    below average clarity

4  Kristi's Copilot   three-year old has been somewhat of a bad actor so getting gelded seems like a good move.......and his a.m. prowess since going under the knife is vastly improved.......trainer has snapped out of the doldrums

3  Global Magician   consistent sort should appreciate the cut back of 1 1/2 furlongs.......lifetime best (and his only race at the distance) was at 5F on the turf..........Miller switches jocks to Espinoza.........and they have won 5 of their last dozen as a combo over the last two months

1  Signature Cat   dangerous early speed and a good gate jock aboard in Maldonado with only 5/8ths of a mile to negotiate

7  Lambo Luxx

 

race 8    average clarity

6  Octofy   somewhat of a suspicious drop and this youngster was a vet scratch in mid Oct........but........O'Neill is in win mode........so........my guess is she has enough left physically to handle today's softer level.........the kind you wouldn't want to claim but you might support at the window

1  Miss Lori   on the improve with every start and her latest is disguised by running on the dull part of the track on 30 October.......back in short rest appears to be a plus as her lone win can off of short rest two races ago

7  Some Caan Job   on the right end of the learning curve and well placed to win.......Gutierrez lands elsewhere but this is Nakatani's lone mount of the day (unless an AE he is named on draws in).......seems significant especially being the last race on the card

8  Be a Lady

2  Sharp Holiday

5  Pretty Enuff

Posted on November 19, 2015 at 7:12 am by richs · Permalink
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