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Del Mar for Sunday 22 November 2015

With the early post of 11:00 a.m. for Thanksgiving Day we will post the selections for Thursday no later than 7 a.m. Pacific time for your convenience.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

5  Sunday Rules   superior animal who can cut out nasty fractions and still be a handful for her competition on main track if she takes to the lawn in her 1st on it she should be stout at the abbreviated 5F sprint distance

4  My Year Is a Day   good history sprinting on the turf in France......1st time under the guidance of D'Amato and he wisely puts her in this sprint following 2 so so route turf races since arriving from Europe

2  Home Journey   hard to argue with a record of (3 2 1 0) racing at 5 or 6 furlongs on the grass....not out of this by any means


race 2    average clarity

4  Ultimate Luck   1st ever at the extended sprint distance of 7F but he finishes at 6 1/2F as if the distance will be a good fit......and I believe putting the light weight apprentice up will enhance his chances of finishing well when others will be gasping in air and/or feeling chronic pain

8  Sunrise Legacy   very solid improvement in latest winning in decent time at 1/2 furlong less than today's 7F trainer/jockey combo ( 4 for 9 over the last 2 months)......very good history running off of short rest like today

1  Monument   after hitting rock bottom this five-year old gelding seems to be on a rebound of the switch to Lopez  who is a decent bug boy and especially so in sprints

2  Formally Wild


race 3    below average clarity

3  Ipray   placed over head 1st after the Palma claim to get in a tune-up........back to the level he was claimed for..........(3 2 1 0) at the distance........Palma has won 4 of his last 10 2nd following a claim

7  Chia Love    seems to be on a rebound of sorts and now gets a significant jock upgrade........solid rider/trainer combo in Gutierrez/Baltas

4  Luvuryan    last fits and so does quite a few other efforts.....but.....not so hot at running back to back competitive efforts....but gets Bejarano for the 1st time hinting the mold might be broken today

9  Abets Abet


race 4    average clarity

8  Unforgettable U   vastly improved filly since R Baltas took over the training duties 3 races back.......continues to train exceptionally well.......1st on the turf but owns a decent pedigree for it.......ignore last..........dueled in a brutal pace and did so on a slightly dull inside.......that basically would do anyone in

5  Dancinthenightaway    3 for 3 in MSW or allowance races.......nw2 allowance race here.......won her only 5F grass race for fun.......away since Jan 24th but Glatt is usually ready with good laid up sprinters

6  More Complexity   very consistent sort......and.....right there at the 5/8th's mark of most of her lifetime races........also away since Jan. but won "big" off of a layoff in 2014

7  Minks Aprise


race 5   average clarity

1  Mountain Hero   flashed speed and stopped in MC debut.....blinkers put on today to help him focus longer......and drops multiple levels which is right in Puype's wheelhouse as he has won his last 5 of 7 dropping multiple claiming trainer for the meeting is likely hungry for a winner

11  Classico   deadly team of late in Bejarao/O'Neill.........and........ with a drop down MC here.........not the best of posts in a 5 1/2 furlong affair or would have been top pick-a-rooo

9  Bullish On Steve   Palma used to be weak with maiden 1st timers but not this year......and this MC 1ster is working as if he might have some ability

7  Sunny Truce


race 6    average clarity

3  Kristinite   on the improve and a good history routing on conventional dirt.......Bill Spawr is quietly having a good Dmr meting........very solid a.m. preparation for a Spawr runner.....believe ready for best

8  West Coast Storm   vastly improved since Baltas claimed albeit on the turf........but.......this four year old fily owns 3 wins and a 2nd in four lifetime route dirt races.......should be a major player

9  Handfull   route speed lady is 14 for 36 lifetime and 2 for 3 on conventional dirt.......been facing better.....rated 3rd pick mostly because she is a speed horse with numerous speed types in the race.....still with the drop in class she might be a handfull

2  Toomanytomatoes


race 7    average clarity

7  Perfectly Majestic   very consistent sort and especially so when Kent Desormeaux rides.......and my guess is he is up to a top effort 2nd out following a 2 1/2 month break

4  Yes Yes Yes   with two slow early types to his inside he very likely will be no more than two wide on the 1st turn which has been essential since the rail was moved to 18 foot position.........very hot rider/trainer combo in Gutierrez/Eurton

6  King of Jazz   not my favorite grass rider (6% over his last 181) especially in turf route but he has done little wrong riding this grass horse......speed has done decently with the rail and 18 ft and this fellow has plenty

9  Hobbits Hero


race 8    average clarity

5  Big Macher   monster of a race two back in his lone effort ever on the new Del Mar dirt course......broke poorly and ran wide and still crushed in a small Stakes race.......not the best of trips in B C Sprint race at Keeneland......slow early and too wide.......should be tough versus much softer here

7  Red Outlaw   seems likely to be on or near the lead with one tough speed rider (when he is "right" and he is now) in Maldonado......and Peter Miller is one good conditioner with "speed types"

8  Forest Chatter   has something to prove on conventional dirt as this is his 1st ever on it........but........he sure has flashed some impressive works on the dirt at SA........and if Smith & Mandella believe he can handle it........that...... is good enough for little old me

2  Solid Wager


race 9    average clarity

8  Lottie   quite the finish in her MSW debut at Kee for a two-year old filly in a 1 1/16th turf race.......and she seems to catch a somewhat soft group of S Cal MSW runners for Graham Motion and friends

5  Taffeta   MSW 1st starter owns an excellent pedigree to appreciate route turf racing.......Ben Cecil has hit the board 3 of his last 6 with 1st timers debuting on the lawn......and his go to guy is up.....and the works hint this filly is peaking/ready for her debut

6  Nikki's Fine Time   tough trip in MSW debut in the 31 Oct. version of this race......did well to only miss 2nd by a head.......and Drysdale is much more dangerous 2nd time at a grass route

2  Nodiac

3  Zira Gold

11  Aquacate


Posted on November 22, 2015 at 9:15 am by richs · Permalink
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