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Del Mar for Saturday 26 November 2016

Sure seems like a good card today. Let's call it a 7 on the 1 to 10 scale of things.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

3  Runasaurus   most of career fits well at today's level.....toss out his only race on the Dmr dirt as he stumbled horribly one half-dozen lengths..........this is only his 6th race since starting his career 26 months ago but his works suggest he is doing well physically

6  Look Twice   blinkers on and showing a decent work or two hinting the equipment change might help.....seems likely to get a nice outside stalk position which has been a good place to sit at the fall Dmr meeting.......Miller barn is on fire

1  Bluegrass Bronco   has handled the one post well in the past.......full throttle early for this four-year old who looks as though he needs the front end to win.......solid rider/trainer combo in O'Neill/Prat


race 2    below average clarity

6  Glacken Too   likes to stalk the lead and that seems as if it should be the case here.....last 4 races all fit well and a couple of those efforts our disguised some.......back to back bullet works in preparation for todays race........Miller trained

3  Malibu Mogul   likes the Del Mar surface.......significant rider upgrade........seemingly the best early speed in the race.......good chance to get loose or on a short lead with our top selection lurking

5  Alabami Tide   like Peter Miller Mr. Puype is also firing on all cylinders.....and a good potion of his success is with Elliot his best at six panels


race 3    average clarity

3  Lob City   nice awakening in recent bullet 3F work since......appreciates close contact to the front and seems likely to get that in this spot........steps up a couple of "ability notches" but seems ready for the challenge

5  Trinitys Turn   yet to miss the board in 7 races (and all at today's distance) since Gonzo took over the riding responsibilities..........last effort run at Dmr which was run 3 back is solid and disguised by a very wide journey......does tend to race wide but how wide can you be in only a 7 horse race

1  Sharp Holiday   filly sprinters attempting a route for the 1st time often run a good effort in their 1st attempt at two turns especially when they can grab the early lead like this filly has a good shot of doing.......and gets a rider upgrade to 1st time Desormeaux

4  Margie's Minute


race 4    above average clarity

4  Eddie Haskell   good gate colt is two for two at the abbreviated sprint distance and ran a snappy 56 flat in both races which were at Del Mar.........seems likely to stalk our 3rd choice who can really fly

1  Richard's Boy   rider is hot right now and Espinoza owns a good history on this four-year old ( 5 1 3 0).......also...... 2 wins and a 2nd at the 5F grass distance for this gelding......needs to avoid a suicidal speed duel with our 3rd choice one way or another

5  Distinctiv Passion   speed of the speed and he might really fly today fresh off of a 10 1/2 month layoff....dangerous high octane sort

7  Bottle Rocket


race 5    average clarity

4  Gosseecal   continues to work as if this two-year old filly has held her form or possibly even improved a little.......and if she has with the cut back in distance she should be a major factor in the outcome of this race

1  Mistressofthenight   last effort is par like for today's level when you adjust for a tough trip where she checked on turn one and also had a wide trip.......put 6L of trip trouble in my our top choice the cut back of 1/16 should be a plus

6  Spooky Woods   sprint - sprint - route scenario for this Hollendorfer (22% with his last 190 with the manuever) 3rd time starter ......both sprint races are good as is her pedigree to get the two turns......definitely fits if she lives up to her pedigree.....not at all easy to separate our top choices

2  Vexatious


race 6    average clarity

3  Mo'vette  very impressive 1st ever routing on the grass in latest......two year old filly trained by Baltas overcame trip trouble and still made a strong 3 wide move on the 2nd turn.......that race with a better trip should make her tough here in this Grade 3 despite just graduating

1  Defiant Honor   solid efforts/figs in her two lifetime one turn route races on the grass at Belmont......more than deserving at a shot in a Graded race.......good east coast conditioner in James Toner.......1st around two turns is a small ? mark

2  Bella Luna   on the improve with every start.......and she might feel really good coming off an easy likely stress free 9 length win at GG.....and the fact that Hal of Fame jockey Gary Stevens wants the mount supports the notion

4  Journey Home


race 7    above average clarity

4  Unique Belle   pounded at the windows in her MSW debut back in June to 3 to 10 .......and.......despite not winning she ran like she was bet.......the final time was sizzling and she had about 5L of trip trouble........earned an exceptionally solid number for a two-year old filly in she did prior to her impressive debut she is working as if she is something special......Smith will be all out to make amends or risks losing a filly with a big future

7  Mannerly   good debut for this O'Neill 1ster running better than par for the MSW level and also displaying decent speed......and the works since her 2 Oct debut are improved hinting that even better can occur this afternoon

5  Lady Mamaba   very expensive 1st time starter has the best looking work tab for a Peter Eurton 1st time starter in many a moon......likely has a bright future and might display that future today

8  Arrowsphere


race 8    above average clarity

3  Om   very consistent hard trying colt from the Hendricks barn has only missed the board once in 11 lifetime turf starts.....and.....following that miss but he needed 5 1/2 months off hinting he got hurt in the race.......sure like that Stevens knows this multiple Graded Stakes winner very well

8  Hi Happy   four year old colt was something special in Argentina and the barn bothers to fly in his regular ruder for today's first in the U S of A........a perfect 6 for 6 including a big win in a prestigious Grade 1 in ARG........very strong work regiment at Slr going back to late Sept......plenty of potential for a big race

7  Ring Weekend   only time Van Dyke rode this five year old gelding he won a Grade 1 at SA on him.....and Van Dyke is on fire......gelding has a win and a 2nd in his only two grass routes at 1 1/16.....both Grade 2 races like today

4  Vyjack


race 9    average clarity

5  Sawbuck   solid move forward in his 2nd lifetime start and sharp in the a.m. since.......rather sure this colt has remained sharp.....that combined with a rider upgrade to 1st time Desormeaux makes him the one to overcome

4  One I'm Running Too   beat our top choice by a nose in his last which was also an improved race in his 2nd lifetime endeavor.....and the cut back od 1/2F appears to be a plus.......placed as the 2nd selection mostly because of the way in which our top choice is training

7  Majestic Journey   very prolonged work regiment for this Baltas 1st time strter suggests he is meant and ready for his MC debut.......have reasons to believe he will be running from off of the pace

2  Blow My Mind

1  General Info

6  Saturday Command

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