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Del Mar for Sunday 26 November 2017

It has been a fun meeting to handicap even having to deal with eye surgery which turned out great so far with 20/20 vision (or close to that) in both eyes. Thanks for the well wishes from many of you and the patience from everyone. It is much appreciated. Closing day today. Los Alamitos is up next starting on Thursday.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

7  Dialed to Go   nice awakening in her 2nd lifetime start 1st time running with the blinkers on.......and her a.m. preparation for this afternoon's race is better than it was prior to her latest.....rather sure she will fire similar or better today

3  Kleptocracy   $6K purchase was bet hard in her debut and she ran more like her purchase price the low odds she went off at.......blinkers go on today to help her focus.....Freeman has her really wound up with a 6 work series that is tightly space.....dangerous 2nd time starter

4  Cee Sam's Girl

1  Tapitha Bonita


race 2    below average clarity

4  Tasunke Witco   might be a very good claim by Knapp who is at his most dangerous 1st out following one......last race is very strong and somewhat disguised.....five year old is more than deserving of this step up in claiming.....3 for 8 at today's distance to boot

8  Bear Skinned    following 20 starts this gelding got the opportunity to race on the conventional dirt and did he really take to it.......2 for 2 on it winning by an average of 5 lengths at FE.......shows up in the Glatt barn and he is realistically placed.....very dangerous invader

1  Mesa Sky

5  Native Treasure


race 3    average clarity

7  Pee Wee Reese   D'Amato does a terrific job with route speed types especially those running on the grass.......this colt has done little wrong on the sod with 4 wins and 2nd in 5 starts......race lacks speed so Talamo should be able to get this fellow to relax some as I doubt he gets challenged early.......away since July but he has shown he can run well "fresh"

2  Om   seems likely to get a very good trip sitting about 2nd or 3rd saving ground and that is a dangerous proposition as consistent as Ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm is

6  Hunt


race 4    average clarity

4  Briartic Gal   laid up six-year-old mare (since early July) returns with a new trainer in Baltas and he sure seems to have discovered the trump card for this gal as her a.m. work at Slr is stellar.....and Richard Baltas has shown in the past that he can really improve a runner that he takes over the training duties of

3  Desert Madam   turf tightener in her last should have her all muscled up for today's race on conventional dirt where she is (28 10 5 1) .......would have made her top choice if she was more proven in sprints as she has competed mostly in route races

2  Gotham Desire

7  Haveiture Way


race 5    average clarity

1  Fizzy Friday    solid races when not competing in a Graded Stakes race out in 2 2nd's in 2 races and seemingly against better........and both races were at today's one mile distance........good post and work before exiting Lexington.......catches a soft looking local bunch......should sit mid pack and come running late

9  Cash Prize   appears to be the controlling speed in the race and with a decent jock with turf route speed in Talamo.......that and this filly might have good endurance at today's one mile distance coming off of a decent 1 1/16th grass race

5  Be Mine

3  Peach Cove 


race 6    average clarity

4  Secret Touch   very consistent on conventional dirt and might be at his very best at Del Mar......solid rider/trainer combo in Gutierrez and the cut back to a one turn sprint race especially one of  seven furlongs as he often flattens out some in his two turn races

3  Quality Line   trainer has snapped out of a prolonged slump.......four year old gelding was beaten by our top choice rather easily but that was 44 days ago when the trainer had yet to wake up........shot to turn the tables on our top choice

6  Desert General

9  Divisor


race 7    average clarity

7  Cambodia   big effort in the BCFMTrf-G1 22 days ago and the bullet grass work since says she exited the challenging race in great shape .....that and she appears at her best on the Dmr turf....should be flying late

2  Lull   three-year old filly owns brilliant speed but is capable of winning without the lead which gives Flavien Prat options.....she ran a blistering 132:3 in her last and runs with 3 lbs less today......believe she will be tough to wheel in the late stages in this prestigious Grade 1

8  Off Limits

9  Rubilinda


race 8    way below average clarity 

(this race was extremely difficult for yours truly to decipher so I took the liberty to break the rigid format for the TRD and give you in order of preference the many runners who I believe have a shot in this MSW affair for two-year old fillies)

6  Allianna

14 AE  Mischievous Song

5  Toinette

11  Tell Your Mama

4  Sutro

8  Uno Trouble Maker

12  Swak

3  Zusha

7  Pacific Kitty


race 9    average clarity

2  Analyze It   ultra impressive MSW debut for this Chad Brown colt winning in 134:1 at Belmont with a gap of 6 to 2nd and another gap of 3 to 3rd......and you would surmise that Brown has his new potential star feeling great to ship him coast to coast for only a 100K purse.....good post and dynamite grass rider up.......hard not to like

9  Inscom   on the improve with each and every start for one of S Cal's top trainers of young horses in Simon preparatory works....retains the meets leading rider in Pratt who seems at his very best with young grass horses

5  Armour Plate

6  Pubilius Syrus

4  East Rand

7  Magic Musketier



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