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Del Mar for Sunday 24 November 2019

Fun day yesterday. Not as good a card today but still a decent one.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

1  Stealthediamonds   seems like a good claim by Puype who has put in two works into his new shooter since taking her on 27 October......and her last work is a best of 60 4F bullet at SA.......2 for 2 at today's 5F turf distance (winning by 4L & 2 1/2L) and one of those efforts was at 5F breaking from the one hole like today and with the rail at today's 24 ft position......such a deal

5  Littlefirefighter   race is loaded with speed so that should flatter this gal's off pace style.......recent a.m. work is better which likely is the impetus for Prat staying put

8  Mischiffie  lifetime best in latest and her turf works since hint she is about to top that today......and like our 2nd selection the race profile seems to favor those coming from off of the pace......and it better as speed has dominated these 5F races so far at the Fall Dmr meeting

2  Kentan Road

7  Smoovie


race 2    average clarity

3  Norski   might not be doing that well physically speaking as he keeps dropping and not winning......but on the other hand even his worse figures fit well in this spot

7  Fratelli   solid work regiment for this Jorge Periban 1ster.........and if our top choice continues to decline he sure appears to have a great spot in which to debut in

1  Darkhawk  small circuit invader is training sharply and he is better than he appears in print as he didn't get the best of trips his last two races which were at Fno & LA........dangerous price shot if he runs as well in the p.m. as he has been training in the a.m.

10  Lucky Wally

6  Creeds Revenge


race 3    above average clarity

3  Maxim Rate   2 for 3 at today's one mile turf distance and finally gets to race in something other than a Graded race where the most he has been beaten in 6 Graded races is 4 1/4 lengths......blinkers on and his recent a.m. work seems slighter

2  Excellent Sunset   another who could use some class relief.....solid figs since arriving in S Cal one year ago but without a win.......blinkers go on and Prat stays on........trainer Anna Meah who usually gets over-bet (especially for a newcomer) could use a win and might get one here helping her dismal ROI

1  Fiery Lady   mare seems at her best with ample time off between starts and gets it today........3 for 5 at today's one mile turf distance and her last with the blinkers put on might be her lifetime best as she would have cracked the 134 flat barrier if not for checking in the stretch

5  Harmless

4  Don't Blame Judy


race 4    average clarity

1  Vegan   might be a good claim by Bill Spawr especially considering the made to order spot that he gets to run his new addition for one at today's 5 1/2 furlong distance and the race was at Dmr........two year old filly is (5 2 2 1) when not spotted over her head as in a Stakes race & a race against the boys

3  Win Often   won MC debut for fun with gaps of 4 1/14 & 3 3/4 to 2nd & 3rd.......4 reassuring works since the 18 October race........last fits and if she is up for more in her 2nd lifetime endeavor she should have been our top pick-a rue

8  Perfect Rush   V Espinoza is hot right now and part of that is with John our 2nd choice this filly graduated in style winning by 3 1/2L with significant gaps to 3rd and 4th.......believe the lead will go to our 4th pick but she might grab a nice 2 wide stalk position.......such a deal if the is what occurs

5  Biddy Duke

9  Lovely Lilia


race 5    below average clarity

5  Shandling   bet to favorite in his MSW debut where he ran 2nd with not the best of trips........broke a length slow and then got shuffled back a couple of since his debut are stellar indicating he muscled up some.......rather sure this three year will show more today so if he gets the "trip" he should be one tough cookie......don't necessary count on it because the jock is ice cold

7  Lincoln City   this Eric Kruljac three year old colt has a decent shot to graduate if he gets a good trip........but..........that seems less than a 50/50 proposition as he usually finds trouble in his usually occurs in the early stages

2  Tromador   trainer is 29% win with his last 29 2nd time starters........and this colt's debut which was on the dirt sure appeared to be nothing more than a tune-up.......pedigree for the sod is decent

4  Cape Point 

8  Montana Moon


race 6    average clarity

8  Gate Speed   lead type only to date has other speed foes to face but he is training lights out since he graduated on 27 September by 8 1/2 lengths.....trainer has done well with limited starters at the Del Mar fall meeting.....tough post but he seems sharp enough to overcome it

1  After You   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  very strong 6F race at two to graduate earning a fig that fits fits fine when you adjust for age and today's higher level.........failed badly at Saratoga last summer.........he has been off since been he is returning as if he is in good shape physically.......1st time Lasix today........blinkers off as well........and in very light being a three year old and with a decent 5 lbs bug boy

10  Next Gen   good speed and Prat better use it to clear or get over to the inside somehow as there has not been a winner from post 7 and out in any of the sprint distances

3  Railman

6  Camby


race 7    average clarity

7  North County Guy   pedigree says no whereas the trainer and the recent eye popping work tab for this gelding says yes as far as how well this Baltas four year old will handle his 1st marathon........gelding should get a nice stalk position in what should wind up being a very reasonable pace

2  Crystal   very solid races at 10 furlongs with few reasons not to believe he won't handle another furlong just as well.........bad trip in latest hides a good layoff run.......would have been top pick if there was more speed signed up to aid his late run

9  M Town Gem   rank in the early stages and then settled down and ran fairly well in his 1st to date as far as 10F........2 for 2 on the Del Mar grass.......Prat stays put........trainer is hot.......Prat/Puype are 4 for their last 7 as a team........dangerous sort

1  Red King

5  Buckstopper Kit


race 8    above average clarity

3  Fashionably Fast   3 for 3 since Dean Pederson saw fit to take the blinkers off of this four year old gelding........and two of those were were at Del Mar.......rider Pereira knows this fellow well having been aboard him for the majority of his 10 lifetime races.......four year old continues to train like a happy healthy individual

5  Oliver  by far at his best on the Del Mar main track so my feeling is that O'Neill will have this colt ready to roll this afternoon as it is a long time until his youngster can compete at Dmr again.......route gimme in last full - blown go today

1  Ultimate Bango   not only a jock upgrade to Mike Smith but because it is Mr. Smith (who must believe this gelding can run just fine on the Dmr main track) it enhances this guy's chances of running well on the dirt where he has competed only once and a long time ago


race 9    average clarity

6  Jammy Eddy   poor trip in latest led to his 1st to date where he wasn't competitive when competing on the jock today and with a solid bullet 5F gate work put in one week ago.....check out his 31 Aug win at Del Mar......solid gate bullet work 3 days prior to his winning race.......hmmmm

4  Cono   trainer has snapped out of the doldrums and now seems quite dangerous.......filly just fired her best one mile grass race in her latest with first time "fronts on"........that and whenever Smith has ridden this McCarthy four year old he has been "live'

10  Jet Set Ruler   solid layoff run (3 1/2 months in duration) for this Baltas four year old last Feb.......runs off of a layoff of 7 1/2 months today......and with very solid a.m. work put in at Slr preparing for today's race......tough who ya gonna call "postbuster" in Flavien Prat

2  Asaro






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