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Del Mar for Friday 20 November 2015

Seems like an OK card this afternoon. Including today there are only 7 days left at Del Mar and then on to Los Alamitos for a 12 day meeting. Not that crazy about racing at Lrc so far but I did like this meeting last year.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1   below average clarity

4  Five Star Jack   dangerous early speed and only has five furlongs to hang around......very sharp drills in preparation for today's 2nd lifetime start.......good speed rider especially at abbreviated sprint distances

6  Weirdhaircut Seth   work tab for this Bob Hess 1ster hints he is meant and ready.......mom has tossed 5 winners from 5 starters

1  Media Melee   works for this O'Neill 1st time starter keep improving .........that suggests he is peaking at the right time and might be ready for his MC debut.........and like are 2nd choice mom has tossed 5 winners from 5 starters

3  Soap Box

 

race 2    average clarity

3  Bandido Too   3 straight races over his head since Kitchingman claimed..........today he runs a couple of claiming levels less than the $25K he was claimed for......and he appears to own the most early foot  (speed double with Pedroza riding both ends for Kitchingman ?)

4  Classic Gent   last two races are quite a bit better than par when you adjust for trouble........definitely a major player with the same effort and an OK trip

2  Justonemorething   last couple of races both wins fit.......but.....been off almost 3 months.......does he returns the same three-year old gelding?..........difficult to tell

5  Gotta Get Paid

 

race 3   above average clarity

2  Red Button   nicely improved since Spawr claimed.......latest effort vs. better was solid (likely his lifetime best) and is disguised by a very wide trip.......goes from the outer-most 8 post to the 2 post......gives Baze a good chance to make amends

4  John's Success   owns some tactical speed and has two slow early types to his inside.........seems likely to find the wood on the 1st turn..........trainer is hot.......drops a notch........three year old consistently tries hard.........should be a major player

5  Lovenseek   should sit 1st or 2nd thru both turns saving ground.......like that he stalked and won in his latest as he sure appeared to be a "need to lead" type........maturing with room to grow up some more being only three

7  I'll Play My Hand

 

race 4    average clarity

4  Tiz Jolie   3 of his last 4 races are quite strong for today's higher level......seems to appreciate the new Dmr dirt surface.......retains Bejarano........two reassuring drills since his last.........should be tough

3  A Colt Following   good history in route races on the dirt........seems likely to get a good trip saving ground thru turn one sitting in a nice mid pack or stalk position

1  Doyouknowsomething   solid improvement in last both in final time and pace.......that effort fits here......hard to tell if he is up to back to back strong starts.......trainer is a decent 3 for his last 9 with "claiming race repeaters"

5  Ain't Misbehavin

 

race 5    average clarity

4  Gunslinger   wide trip at today's same level and at one mile on the sod in lone grass endeavor......only was beaten by 1 1/4 for the win.......recent a.m. drill is improved........9 post in only grass race........much better draw today with the 4 post......trainer is hot*

6  Fishel   on the right end of the learning curve......last sure fits......if this colt manages to improve again he likely is the one to overcome........retains Bejarano a dream rider with off pace turf runners

2  Saxon Lord   dangerous speed type (and a good gate horse) with a light weight apprentice in the irons......cut back of 1/16th seems like a good thing........dangerous

3  Madikwe

 

race 6    average clarity

5  Freedom Hill   bombed out on the grass in 2nd lifetime start.......won MC debut like a good thing despite running wide up near the pace.........solid in this spot ..........if.........he displays the same effort as his debut and gets a better trip

3  Go Long   talk about a horse with the wrong name......3 routes races don't fit......2 sprint races do......Go Long - no......go short -yes

1  Frac Candy   couldn't have finished up any easier at the wire.......might be a good claim by Miller.........colt likely has plenty left in the tank for today 1st out for his new connections

9  Panther Creek

 

race 7    average clarity

3  Nite Delite   Maldonado had to cope (and did a nice job) with the outer-most 10 post in latest.....better post today......seems likely to get the wood......last fits and I don't see any reason why she can't duplicate the run today

5  Sharaun   impressive debut beating open company MSW runners at GG at today's same 5F on the sod.......hasn't missed a beat in the a.m. at GG since.......like our top choice this filly seems ready for another strong effort this afternoon

7  Sawyer's Jeff   won her MSW debut at GG on the AW.......sharp 5F work at Dmr since.......OK grass pedigree......draws M Smith and it is the choosy rider's lone mount of the day.....almost always a sign of a meant and ready runner

6  Lucky Student

Long-shot consideration:   2  Cin City Lad   used to break out of the metal monster decently.....but......she has broken poorly 3 of her last 4 starts which includes both of her lifetime races at 5F on the grass at Dmr.........finish very well in both of those efforts.......well enough that if she breaks OK today she has a decent shot of upsetting the apple cart

 

race 8    average clarity

6  Casino Fever   Baffert 1st time starter trains as is she is a rocket from the gate......mom as tossed 1 winner from 1 starter who was a Stakes winner as well........good speed rider Pedroza picks up the mount

2  Hurricaine Callie   cut back in distance is a plus.......needs race 3 back which just happens to be her lone race at Del Mar.......the effort is solid for the level and somewhat disguised

9  A Lucky Carry   Hollendorfer 1st time starter has put in many furlongs of work in the morning.......her endurance should be good ............hinting she will finish up well when push comes to shove

11  Lucky to Win

8  Bishops of Common

5  Spread The Joy

 

Posted on November 20, 2015 at 7:47 am by richs · Permalink
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