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Del Mar for Sunday 14 November 2021

Be back with you Friday which starts 7 days of racing over a 10 day period.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

1  Bestrella    filly is better than she appears in print.......funky ride by Mike Smith two races back and then in her next out she raced wide throughout........1st time Umberto Rispoli today and when Gallagher has used the fine grass rider almost all of his horses have been "live"

5  Del Mar Drama   trainer shows signs of waking-up and he drops this filly one claiming level attempting to notch his 8th win of the year .......this girl's latest might get the job done but what we want to see is her effort 4 races back which was a very powerful effort/fig

4  Prance

7  Pistachio Princess


race 2    average clarity

7  Professor's Pride   can't remember when I have seen an Eddie Truman 1st time starter (or any horse in his barn) train so well.......if this two year old filly runs to her works at SA and handles the Dmr dirt as well she should be tough versus a somewhat soft looking group of MS Cal-breds........and her jock J.J. Hernandez won 3 yesterday

5  Bold Choice   both lifetime races run at Del Mar are not as good as her other lifetime start which was at SA......if she can finally handle the Dmr dirt as well as the SA dirt she might be the one to overcome

6  Mo Connelly

2  Roman Express


race 3    above average clarity

2  Sumter   Frey to Prat on a two year old colt who just moved forward and ran a 55:2 at 5F on the turf at SA.......nice 4 work series since the 1 Oct improved race.......Mandella is seeking his 1st win at the Fall Del Mar meeting and has a decent shot at getting it here

4  Admiral Halsey  D'Amato's two year old is eligible for the extra moola for ship and win 1st time invaders...........two year old ran well at Sar and KD on the turf and has a smooth way of going......big 58:2 drill a week ago ........plenty of incentive with the extra money at stake for the DA to have him ready to roll

3  Apprehend

1  B Dawk


race 4    average clarity

5  Rookie Year   both times that Prat rode this Miller three year old on the dirt led to large margin wins as in 9 3/4 lengths and 9 1/4 lengths.........and the 9 1/4 length win was run at Del Mar at today's one mile distance and he earned an adjusted Santucci fig that was 5L better than better than par for today's 16K level

7  Back Ring Luck  one best take note when Sadler rides bug girl Emily Ellingwood as they are one fire as a team including a 4L win with this gelding in his latest..........that race was 7 weeks ago but the works since the 25 Sept race at Lrc are up to snuff........hard not seeing this three year old being a major player

2  Launch Pad



race 5    average clarity

2  Freedom Lass   great post and spot for a flexible speed type who is capable of winning on or off of the pace......Prat should save ground likely stalking our 2nd selection......par like number (for today's given level) earned for this filly in her latest but a much better fig earned 2 back racing off of 23 days rest.......last race run was on 22 Oct. which adds up once again to be 23 days......hmmmm

7  Mercy Mercy    best early gas in the field should be loose especially with a good speed rider in Edwin Maldonado up.......plenty of a cut back distance might really boost this mare's stamina when push comes to shove in late stretch

1  Sugary

8  Over Attracted

6  Awesome Drive


race 6    above average clarity

6  Durante   fabulous final time/fig not to have graduated at 1st asking for this O'Neill 2nd time starter who lost the win by 1/2L.......and the strength of the run was supported by a gap of 9 1/4 lengths to 3rd......same effort reproduced today should win this race by many lengths

5  Corsica Flavor   there is so often the gimme/go maneuver mentioned for a 2nd time starter but seldom the gimme/gimme/go move for a 3rd time starter......there are hints that is the case today for this Gallagher two year colt who is also racing turf/turf/dirt today as well.......and........his dirt pedigree might be better for the dirt than the turf......we will likely find out today

3  Blackadder

1  Union Train


race 7    average clarity

1  Dancing Crane    heck of a good trainer in Mark Glatt with laid up speed sprinters that have some talent like this three year old filly......that and you have to like that this filly won the freshest race of all as in her MSW debut.......Prat up and he is 3 for his last 7 with 3 others on the board riding for the conditioner over the last two months

2  Nu Pi Lambda   four year old filly appreciates the 5F turf sprint distance at Del Mar and likely will fire a good effort once again at the abbreviated turf sprint distance but she needs to get over a strong tendency to hang in late stretch......she should get a nice ground saving close up mid pack position

5  She's Devoted

4  Greg's Diva

7  Miss Carousel


race 8    average clarity

1  Messier   alarm bells go off for yours truly whenever Mr Baffert takes off the blinkers following a big effort by one of his young horses.......that is the case today......when other trainers make the move it is almost always a negative thing to me but not Baffert.....he is usually dynamite with the move

2  Kamui   double barrel action from the Baffert barn as he also trains our top his barn mate this gelding just won for fun to graduate in his 2nd lifetime start........a.m. work is impressive.......not out of the win picture by any means......pun intended

3  Winning Map


race 9    average clarity

2  Basiliabest   two lifetime best efforts are the two times this Miller filly had Prat on her back........that and she just put in her best back to back works of her career......seems poised for her lifetime best......hard to ask for more than that

8  Del Mar Flash   race two back at one claiming level higher was a 45 to 1 win and fits in this spot.....not much in next outing in a protected race........back in a claiming race and with a very subtle but improved 4F work showing........seems likely to mount a rebound......10 to 1 ML

3  Agreetodisagree

9  Lady Emily

1  Golden Voice



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