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Del Mar for Thursday 1 December 2016

Final week of racing at Del Mar and then racing moves to Los Alamitos for two weeks with a Grade 1 race as their feature on both Saturdays. Not too shabby for the small track.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

6  Easter Fever   good gate horse.......seemingly the best early gas in the field........and gets in light with the 7 lbs apprentice up.......all the ingredients for a gate to wire win

1  Run Sophie Run   GG invader is very consistent but she has come up short in the win department in 2016......but......she takes a one level drop and takes the blinks off for today......high percentage trainer in Wong is even higher when he makes the blinkers off move......seems likely to get a nice ground saving stalking trip

5  Miss Graycee   can't be claimed and she sure is working as if she is ready fresh off of a 7 month layoff........might be a prep for a route but if it isn't........lookout


race 2    average clarity

6  Sorry Erik   no shot whatsoever in latest as he stumbled very badly at the start......appears to have survived the ordeal physically as the a.m. work since is quite good.....lifetime best and by a wide margin was his lone route race at Dmr......believe O'Neill will pull out all stops to have his two-year old feeling good as it is a long time until he will see Dmr again

7  Montana   nice awakening in 3rd lifetime start which was his 1st around two turns.....bug boy Solis was up and also stays up today to likely attempt to fly early and get in the mix in the early stages.......and then there is the Miller magic as his runners have been in the  exacta 19 of 35 races at the Dmr fall meeting

5  Causa   broke his maiden at 1st asking flying down the stretch to victory despite a wide trip......the adjusted for trouble fig fits at today's higher level if of course he can handle a route as well as he did a sprint......his pedigree for a route sure seems adequate

2  Beantown Boys


race 3   below average clarity   

8  Nat's Nation   Mike Puype has padded his win totals this fall by not being afraid to lose a given horse by dropping them down.....that is the case here.......switching jocks to one of his go to guys of the last 2 months (25% win with 2 dozen starters) in Elliot........lifetime best was his only race run at Dmr and it was at one mile on the sod like today

4  Trust Your Gut   lone lifetime win came SA turf sprint to Del Mar one mile grass race.......raced down the hill in on the grass today.....and takes a small drop......Perez was up for the aforementioned win.......and he is up as well today

10  Malko   tough post but jockey Joe Talamo came to life last week and he sure knows this four-year old well as this is his 7th mount on him.......can be motoring late with a clever trip

7  Yoked


race 4    average clarity

4  Little Nati   takes that magical drop from MSW racing to maiden claiming........last on the turf both final time wise and pace wise sure fits well if this filly can manage similar on the Dmr dirt......look for Delgadillo to try to take her wire to wire

3  Jeanjeannie   very wide trip (especially for only a 6 horse field) in her latest which was her 1st at a route.....she did well to salvage a 2nd place finish........Arroyo will be out to amends for such an weak ride

1  War Factor   like our top selection this two-year old filly owns some dangerous early speed and seems likely to go after the front end......1st at a route is a question mark but Richard Baltas is quite successful the 1st time he sends a given runner "long"

5  Big Adventure 


race 5    average clarity

5  Time for Ebby   seems highly likely to get what she wants (and maybe needs) as in contact to the front end of things.............and she might be sitting on her lifetime best as her a.m. preparation has never been sharper....solid rider/trainer combo the couple of months in Perez/Sherlock

1  Conquest So True   wide trip in last (also at 7F) vs better somewhat hides an effort that should fit at today's easier level......rider upgrade from a struggling apprentice to veteran rider.....such a deal

4  Sid the Squid   showing improvement with each and every sprint race and also appears to be training better since arriving at Del Mar to work earlier in November.......Desormeaux knows his mount well having been aboard for all 4 of her lifetime starts

6  Halo Darlin


race 6   below  average clarity

7  Act   can really fly and runs as a 1st time gelding this afternoon........and if his recent 46:2 bullet work is worth a hoot his minor surgery seems to have helped improve this five-year old.........we shall see

1  Individualist   nice win in his MSW debut way back in February........been away since but is training as if he is ready to roll fresh once our top choice he also is a 1st time gelding is the potential for even a better runner today and his debut wasn't too shabby.....1st on the sod is a ? mark......but he owns a decent pedigree for it

5  Gutsy Ruler   last three 5F grass races all at Del Mar fit well and all three were with today's jock up.....also all three were run off of short rest........and 18 days since his last qualifies for that

4  Alright Alright 


race 7    average clarity

5  Conquest Cobra   ran an eye-popping 120:4 running off of 3 weeks rest following a Santa Anita route race.......SA route race in last........4 weeks later he is in a 7 furlong dirt race at Del Mar.......and with a stellar 7F work showing.......should be tough again

7  Silent Bird   very competitive in all 4 lifetime races.......and definitely on the right end of the learning curve.......continues to train like a happy and healthy four-year old.....1 for 1 at the 7F distance......very dangerous

2  Guns Loaded   consistent on any surface other than an off main track......gets 1st time Van Dyke which of late has been a plus.....has a shot at the winners circle........but..... easy to place as our 3rd selection

1  Clever Royal


race 8    average clarity

11  Bissou Bissou    MSW debut fits at today's lower level but her 2nd start also in a MSW race does not.......enough time off and a nice work series seemingly has her all set for a rebound

10  Queen Bee to You   very strong race two back at today's MC50K level so the connections moved their two-year old filly into a MSW affair where she tossed a our top choice she needs a rebound......the one to overcome if she provides one

7  Bona Fide Image   two-year old filly is a bona fide contender in this spot if she can get a better trip than she has gotten in her 1st two lifetime endeavors

8  Cuatro Rosas

2  Gypsy

5  Tribal Rosie




Posted on December 1, 2016 at 6:25 am by richs · Permalink
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