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Del Mar for Sunday 5 November 2017

I have always had a soft spot in my heart for Del Mar as the Santucci's spent a couple of weeks there multiple times in winter staying at my sister's small place a couple of blocks from downtown. I am mentioning this because it came as no surprise to me that Del Mar the track and town (and San Diego) put on a 1st class show and environment. Sadly my sister moved years ago or I would have been there.

Be back with you on the next day of racing which is Friday.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

6  Z Z Tiger   very nice work regiment for this Jeff Bonde owned and trained two-year old....and I like that Rosario wants the mount of only two he is on this afternoon......and this appears to be a weak group to make your maiden debut against

5  Copper Cowgirl  moved forward nicely in her last her 2nd lifetime tab since hints she might improve good a chance as any in here to get to the circle of joy if she does

3  Carpathia


race 2    average clarity

6  Lovely Raqel   lone race on fast rated dirt and at today's 6F easily stands out as her best and the strength of the effort is disguised as she broke slow and ran wide.....about 5L of trip trouble which was what she was behind the winner.....away for 11 months but working up to snuff and appears to have caught a soft bunch

3  Duranga   useful MSW debut and being that she had little support at the windows for a Hollendorfer 1st timer one would surmise she will move forward in her 2nd lifetime start

5  Kentan Road


race 3    below average clarity

1  Native Treasure   tepid top choice likes Del Mar (4 2 1 0) and he seems to have woken up with the switch back to dirt racing........and I like that Roman sees fit to ride thru the Yakteen claim

3  Matriculate   fits fine if Spawr has him ready off of the extended hiatus from the game....tough call if he does.....trainer has had a great year so let's call it 60/40 that he does

4  Indavidualist


race 4    above average clarity

4  Medaglia Gold   could have won a Stakes race in her latest if it wasn't for a very wide trip and doing so close to the pace setters.....big bullet 5F work since.....rider upgrade....hard not to like

6  Tesora   won her lone lifetime start in mid September at GP and did it impressively overcoming a bad trip to win a 5F grass race......trainer is stout both 1st at a route and when he ships....and he gets Rosario to ride......very dangerous 2nd time starter

5  Retro

3  Klosters


race 5    average clarity

2  Big League   believe this affair will produce a lively pace and that should play into the hands of this Peter (floating on air after a great B C day) Miller three-year old gelding if he takes back some.....drop is significant and seems overdue

4  Southern Keys   very solid work tab for this laid up Machowsky four-year old who has an abundance of speed and who also has a 10 lbs apprentice rider up who has won 1 of 3 sprint mounts.....fresh speed is dangerous speed especially carrying only 112 lbs

1  Short of Ez

6  It's Tiz time


race 6    average clarity

1  Morning Dance   10 post led to a predictable wide trip in her latest which somewhat hides how well she ran......1 post today and with her biggest challenger that I can see sitting on the outer-most 8 post......the D'A is stout 2nd time route and 2nd time turf and both are the case here

8  Sasini   another coming off a wide trip where she did beat Morning Dance by 3/4 of a length.....but with the much better post position for our first choice it made it logical to make this filly the 2nd selection

5  Malibu Model

7  Scandal


race 7    average clarity

7  Go Ghetto   lifetime best was run two back in his only race run at Dmr.....claimed in his last at SA and Baltas seems to have a handle on his newbie as the works are solid over at Slr........and it seems noteworthy that over the last 2 months Baltas and Risenhoover have won 2 of 5 with one other hitting the board

9  Make It a Triple   last two times this gelding was up for  tag he ran races that would very likely win this affair and his latest might win this by multiple lengths....but .......he only shows one dull work since his last and the drop following such a strong race hints he has slipped much is the ? mark

4  Rick's Dream

1  True Ranger


race 8    average clarity

4  Moonless Sky   nice turf sprint in her last should have her all set for a solid turf route effort today especially considering this filly is dynamite at the distance (6 4 1 1)......that and Hall of Famer Desormeaux knows her inside and out as this is the 8th straight mount on her

1  Jeremy's Legacy   seemingly best on the sod at Del Mar (2 of 5 in the win column) and both lifetime wins were at today's one mile turf distance.....good grass rider and good post.....should be a major factor in the outcome of this race

7  Cordiality

3  Bernina Star


race 9    below average clarity

9  Topgallant   believe this three-year old moves forward some today racing off of shorter rest and with 2 drills put in since his latest on 14 October......feeling better and his lifetime best is at Del Mar

8  Brilliant Light   always hard for most barns to drop an expensive (in this case $350K as a yearling) purchase to the bottom level of maiden claiming but that is the case today.....hopefully if they win this race it can still bring at least a small smile on the connection's faces

7  Vow's Son

10  Super Duper Cooper

5  Bourbonmademedoit

6  Mr. Magico





Posted on November 5, 2017 at 8:36 am by richs · Permalink
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