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Del Mar for Sunday 11 November 2018

Seems like a decent card this afternoon. Be back with you Monday for the Veterans Day race card.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

6  Girl Downstairs  top turf jock Prat should work out a very nice up close position in an affair that should favor those that do......Prat won the 15 August version of this race by 6 1/4 lengths

1  Believe Indeed   Bejarano should get a nice ground saving trip behind our 3rd selection in a race that should yield a reasonable set of fractions thus favoring those close front end of things

4  Ok Doll   training as if Yakteen and company mean business with this mare running fresh off of the bench........bug boy is likely to try to open up a lead and never look back


race 2    average clarity

7  Dancing Belle   3rd out following a long break today and that should be a good thing as this filly ran very well in her 3rd lifetime start last year.....that and her off pace running style should be a good fit in this affair where our 2nd pick is liking to cut out some fast fractions

2  Creative Girl    solid better than par MSW sprint race in her last her 2nd lifetime start........she can really fly so look for Baze to attempt to get the lead in her 1st around two turns.......bred just fine for a route

3  Giveherdalute  sprint-sprint-route maneuver for this Baffert 3rd time starter........and one of Baffert's better starts (and that is saying something) is with the move as in 41% win with his last 41.......yikes

4  Waze Ready


race 3    average clarity

2  Banze No Oeste   race is loaded with speed so this gelding's off pace running style should be an advantage here.......and you have to like Geovanni Franco in the irons as he has won 4 the 1st two days of this new meeting

6  Exotic Ghost   consistent sort on main track surfaces but he tossed a clunker in his last.....previous 3 races all fit well and one of them was in a route at Del Mar where he lost to our top choice by a head.......needs a rebound......recent works hint he might provide one

4  Above Board   race is loaded with significant route speed which this fellow also has......but........he is capable of stalking and winning and that sure seems like it would be wise here..........very strong rider & trainer combo in Hernandez & Trela.......that and Trela is 7 for her last 12 1st out following a claim which is the case here


race 4    above average clarity

7  Neighborhood Bully   runs best at Dmr and the last time he raced turf to dirt like today he won by more than 7 lengths......1st time he has raced further than 6F on the dirt but the extra 1/2 furlong to cover today sure appears as if it will be a plus.......and Van Dyke has a solid history on the three-year old colt

6  Italiano   lone sprint dirt race with the blinkers on is his lifetime best and run at Del Mar......that race fits well here and considering he handled 7F you would think that 6 1/2F would be a piece of cake

3  Wild Verse   three-year old gelding is getting better with each and every race........and considering that Miller is hardly ever afraid to lose a given horse it seems noteworthy that he steps this younger up in class quite a bit

4  Redesign


race 5    average clarity

6  Falcone   this Keith Desormeaux colt has only had a good grass rider up once in his five lifetime grass races and the number he earned that day stands out as so much his best effort.....and that rider is the brother of the trainer.......hard not to like this (5 0 4 0) lifetime route grass horse

1  Rumpus Cat   high percentage trainer 1st out following a claim in Baltas......and he is able to get Prat to ride.........good post to work with for the stellar grass rider........only route turf race is decent......dangerous sort

3  Shaky Alibi   four-year old gelding seems better suited to sprint turf races as he has been flattening out late in his turf routes.......but he should be able to open up a lead in this spot and if Bejarano can slow things down he just might hang on for a win

4  Mo Bob


race 6    average clarity

6  Fast Cotton   lifetime best and by a wide margin (and it's strength greatly disguised) was his lone race at Dmr which was run 2 back........a ton here is he repeats the effort and gets an OK trip

7  Harley's Pride   lone race was on the AW at GG almost a year ago in a MSW race.....number earned that day fits well at today's lower sure hint he is ready fresh......already showed solid early speed and now gets blinkers......might get away and not get caught

9  Rounding for Home   trainer and apprentice rider have teamed up twice with one pricey winner.......1st time starter hasn't missed a beat in the morning dating back to 6 Sept.........and trainer Phil Oviedo is decent with 1st time starters

10  Grand Minister

5  Sought Bai


race 7    above average clarity

4  Worthy Turk   outside of his race two back this gelding owns very strong Santucci figs in turf routes and especially so at Del Mar......and now gets 1st time Prat and with a good post........hard not to like and make as the top selection

8  Souter   capable of running better than par but still likely will need lifetime best to beat our top choice (note he did beat in him his latest) if he runs the race I think he will

3  Snazzy Dresser   should be loose in this spot and might be more capable of slowing down early with the blinkers coming off for today.......dangerous sort

7  Ayacara

5  Hot American


race 8    average clarity

8  S Y Sky   shows up every time and she is the lightest assigned weight of any four-year old in the field.......that should come in handy when push comes to shove in this 7F affair

3  Just Me Grazed   double barrel action from D'Amato as he also trains our top selection.....not easy to place this filly 2nd as she has won both of her lifetime sprints by an average of 5L......mainly placed 2nd as she is three and has to carry 2 more lbs than her four-year old barn partner S Y Sky

2  Love a Honeybadger   (6 4 1 10) since the blinkers were taken off.......has one way of running and that is at full throttle from the get go.......and Miller is one stout trainer with speed sprinters

4  Spiced Perfection


race 9    below average clarity

1  Operandi   (8 3 3 1) since the blinkers were put on.......has run this level race 2 times at Dmr at 5F and it has led to a win and a 2nd.......Prat wisely stays up for Andrew Lerner following a nice 1st out after the claim win down the hill at SA

2  Bako Sweets   very consistent sort for William Morey and company at GG and her lone 5F grass race at GG looks rather good........that and the trainer does awfully well with his N Cal shippers

7  Herunbridledpower   ultra consistent sort albeit vs. softer but she should love the abbreviated 5F turf sprint distance.....and she is quite versatile winning on or off the pace.....she has been in the exacta when racing on the fast rated dirt or the turf 16 of 21 races and 9 of the 16 were 1st place finishes

4  Coco Kisses

3  Shylock Eddie



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