Bombs away at Del Mar on Saturday and not too shabby on Monday (closing day) either. See below. Opening day at Santa Anita has been pushed back to Friday 25 September because of fires near Arcadia.

7 September 2020: After any scratches: 2nd race pick 4 was 4th, 3rd, 3rd, top pick for $7,914.80. 2nd race superfecta box of top 4 picks paid $1,591.80. 4th race pick 3 was top, 3rd, 2nd pick for $330.00. 5th race exacta was 3rd, 2nd pick for $89.20. 5th race pick 3 was 3rd, 2nd, top pick for $229.60. 6th race pick 3 was 2nd, top, 2nd pick for $64.20. 10th race double hit COLD $20.80. 10th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $15.20. 11th race trifecta was top pick, 4th pick, 3rd pick for $1,037.60. Nice way to wrap up a fairly lucrative Del Mar summer meet

5 September 2020: After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, top pick for $9,845.00. 1st race trifecta box of top 3 picks $246.40. 1st race exacta box of top 2 picks $58.40. 1st race pick 3 was 2nd, 2nd, 3rd pick for $365.20.3rd race 2nd pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $51.20. 7th race pick 5 was 2nd, top, top, top, 6th pick for $15,607.80.  8th race pick 3 HIT ICE COLD for a another (see below 23 Aug) stunning payoff of $511.00 for a $2 bet (that folks is a 259 to 1 shot). 8th race top pick ($29.80 to win) 3rd pick exacta was $106.20. 8th race COLD double was $209.80. 9th race exacta hit COLD $41.20. 10th race double also hit COLD $12.00. I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

23 August 2020:  After any scratches:  2nd race $1 place pick 10 was top, 2nd, top, top, 3rd, 2nd, top, top, top, top pick for $2,347.40. 5th race top pick, 4th pick exacta $48.20. 9th race pick 3 HIT ICE COLD for a stunning payoff of $477.20 for a $2 bet. (that folks is a 238 to 1 shot)

22 August 2020:  1st or 2nd pick won the 1st 8 races leading to some nice rolling bets. 1st race pick 5 was top, 2nd, top, 2nd, top pick for $300.20. 1st race exacta hit COLD $7.80. 3rd race top, 4th pick exacta $26.00. 4 race pick 3 was 2nd, top, 2nd pick for $100.40. 5th race pick 3 was top, 2nd, 2nd pick for $239.20. 6th race pick 3 was 2nd, 2nd, 2nd pick for $341.60.

15 August 2020:  After any scratches:  3rd race superfecta box of top 4 picks paid $1,004.80. 4th race exacta hit COLD $14.00. 6th race Pick 6 jackpot was 3rd, 4th, 2nd, 2nd, top, top pick paid $317,001.60. 7th race pick 5 was 4th, 2nd, 2nd, top, top pick for $28,019.60. 7th race pick 3 was 4th, 2nd, 2nd pick for $1,637.40. 8th race pick four was 2nd, 2nd, top, top pick for $6,674.20. 8th race superfecta box of top 4 picks $1,234.80. 8th race 2nd pick, 2nd pick double paid $329.20. 10th race double hit COLD $34.00. I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

9 August 2020 Del Mar:   1st race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $28.80. 1st race pick 3 was 2nd, top, 2nd for $74.80. 2nd race exacta hit COLD $29.60. 5th race pick 3 was 2nd, top, 2nd $275.00. 6th race trifecta hit ICE COLD $84.00. 6th race (5 of 6) pick 6 was top, 2nd, miss, top, 2nd, 5th pick for $3,393.00. 7th race superfecta box of 5 given picks $803.40. 9th race exacta hit ICE COLD for one big overlay of $199.20.  9th race pick 3 was top, 2nd, 5th pick for $950.40. 10th race trifecta box of top 3 paid $50.80.

8 August 2020 Del Mar:  After any scratches: Top choice won 5 races and ran 2nd in 3 others.  4th race exacta hit COLD $18.20. 4th race double also hit ICE COLD $62.00. 3rd race pick 3 was top, top, 2nd pick for $340.20. 5th race pick 3 was top, 2nd, 2nd pick for $370.40. 5th race exacta hit ICE COLD $40.20. 5th race top pick over next 3 picks paid a superfecta of $636.80. 6th race pick 6 was 2nd, 2nd, 2nd. top, 4th, 4th pick $30,167.20. 6th race 2nd pick 4th pick exacta $225.20 7th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $69.60. 7th race pick 5 was 2nd, 2nd, top, 5th, 4th pick $9,384.60. 8th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $21.80. 10th race superfecta box of 5 given picks $547.40.

8 August 2020 Special Pub for Saratoga:  Top pick won 6 of the 12 carded races. 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, top, 3rd, top, top pick for $420.48. 3rd race trifecta box of top 3 picks $145.00. 4th race pick 3 hit ICE COLD for $134.00. 4th race our top pick over our 4 other picks paid a superfecta of $379.40. 5th race Trifecta hit ICE COLD for $126.00. 6th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $66.00. 8th race trifecta box of top 3 picks paid $320.00.

31 July 2020 Del Mar:  After any scratches: Top choice won 5 races and ran 2nd in 3 others. 1st race exacta hit COLD $9.60. 3rd race top pick over next 3 picks trifecta was $58.00. 4th race trifecta box of top 4 picks $140.60. 7th race pick 5 was 5th, 3rd, top, top, top pick for $12,156. 8th race box of top 3 picks trifecta paid $190.60. 8th race superfecta box of top 4 picks paid $641.80. 9th race pick 3 hit ICE COLD for $132.40. 9th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $16.00. 10th race top choice over our other 3 picks paid a superfecta of $1,624.80. 11th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $22.80. I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

24 July 2020 Del Mar:   1st race tri box of 3 givens picks $64.00. 2nd race tri box of 5 given picks $1,266.80. 4th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $13.40. 4the race double was top pick, 2nd pick $31.80. 5 race 2rd pick, 3rd pick exacta $55.00. 7th race pick 5 was 4th, 4th, 3rd, top, top pick for $14,610.60. 10th race double hit ICE COLD for $65.80. 10th race exacta also hit ICE COLD for $54.60. 11th race exacta was top pick, 3rd pick for $50.40.

18 & 19 July 2020 at Saratoga:  Fully enjoyed handicapping Saratoga with Del Mar closed and the results were decent. So much so that Travers Day will replace AP Million day (cancelled) as one of our special pubs. After any scratches top pick won 8, 2nd pick won 4, 3rd pick 5 and 4th pick 1 of the 21 races carded at Sar for the weekend. 18 July: 2nd race pick 4 was 2nd, top, top, 2nd pick which paid $491.48. 3rd race COLD double paid $20.20. 3rd race pick 3 was top, 2nd, 3rd pick for $354.50. 5th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $21.00. 7th race hit trifecta COLD for $21.80. 19 July: 1st race pick 3 was 3rd, 2nd, 2nd pick for $155.50. 2nd race 2nd pick, top pick exacta paid $23.80. 2nd race pick 3 was 2nd, 2nd, top pick for $57.80. 3rd race 2nd pick, top pick exacta was $13.00. 6th race pick 5 was top, 4th, top, 3rd, top pick for $2,732.00. 8th race top choice over the next 2 picks trifecta paid $37.20. 10th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $26.20. Travers Stakes Day is August 8th!

21 June 2020:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy. After any scratches:  2nd race trifecta box of 4 given picks $268.40. 3rd race trifecta box of 5 given picks $453.60. 5th race double hit COLD $40.40. 5th race top pick over our other 3 given picks $83.00. 5th race pick 3 was top, top, 3rd pick for $207.20. 6th race our top pick of over our other 4 given picks paid a superfecta of $917.00. 6th race pick 3 was top, 3rd, top pick for $144.00. 7th race trifecta box of our 3 given picks paid $40.60. 8th race pick 3 was top, 3rd, top pick for $274.00. 9th race pick 3 was 3rd, top, 3rd pick for $251.20.

20 June 2020:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy. After any scratches: Top selection won 7 of the 13 races (one of the them was the Belmont Stakes) at Santa Anita. 4th race top pick over our 3rd pick paid an exacta of $30.40. 5th racr trifecta box of 5 given picks $438.00. 8th race pick 5 was top, top, 2nd, top, top pick for $433.80. 8th race top pick over our next 3 picks paid a superfecta of $662.20. 10th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $35.80. 11th race COLD double paid $16.40. 11th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $22.40. 12 race exacta hit COLD 44.60. BELMONT STAKES our top choice over our other 4 given picks paid a trifecta of $199.00.

14 June 2020:   Top pick ran 1st or 2nd in 7 of the 9 races carded. 2nd race pick 4 was 2nd, 3rd, top, 4th pick for $4,758.20. 2nd race exacta box of top 2 picks $13.20. 3rd race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $39.00. 4th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $22.00. 4th race top pick, 4th pick double paid $205.80. 5th race pick 5 was 4th, 3rd, 3rd, top, top pick for $6,178.80. 7th race 3rd pick, top pick exacta paid $34.60. 8th race exacta hit COLD $12.00. I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

7 June 2020:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy. After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, top, 3rd, top, 4th pick for $2,544.00.1st race exacta box of top two picks $27.40. 7th race pick 3 was 3rd, top, 4th pick for $336.10. 9th race superfecta box of 4 given picks paid $1,964.40.

24 May 2020:   1st race pick 5 was 3rd, 3rd, top, top, top paid $1,987.60. 3rd race pick 3 hit ICE COLD for $96.40. 4th race exacta nit COLD for $18.40. 4th race 20 cent Pick 6 was top, top, 2nd, 5th, top, 5th pick for $10,493.70. 5th race top choice over our other 4 picks paid a superfecta of $18,309.00. (10 cent paid $915.45) and an exacta of $582.80. 8th race top choice over our other four picks paid a $1 Super high five of $2,123.60. 

23 May 2020:  After any scratches: 1st race superfecta box of 5 given picks paid $1,419.00. 4th race double hit COLD for $42.80. 4th race pick 3 was top, top, 3rd pick for $233.60. 5th race pick 5 was top, 3rd, 3rd, 2nd, 2nd for $4,212.00. 8th race exacta box of top two picks $16.00. 9th race exacta box of top two picks $28.60.

22 May 2020:  1st race pick 5 was 3rd, 3rd, 2nd, top, 3rd pick for $4,953.00. 5th race pick 3 was 2nd, 3rd, 2nd pick for $385.20. 8th race superfecta box of 5 given picks $2,511.60.

16 May 2020:  After any scratches: 1st race trifecta box of 5 given picks paid $739.80. 2nd race superfecta box of top 4 picks paid $1,320.80. 6th race pick 5 was 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd top pick for $1,284.80. 7th race 2nd pick, 3rd pick exacta $29.20. 9th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $69.20. 10th race top pick over next 3 picks paid a trifecta of $303.00.

15 March 2020:   After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was top, 3rd, 3rd, top, 2nd choice for $10,782.80. (50 cent $2,6782.80) 1st race top choice over our other 4 picks paid a $1 SHF (cost $24) of $843.20. 4th race top pick over our other 2 picks paid a trifecta of $70.80. 7th race 2nd pick won and paid $45.60 $15.40 $6.40. 8th race 21 to 1 top pick missed by a nose paying $18.80 $12.00 to place and show.

6 March 2020:   1st race double was 2nd pick, top pick $32.20. 1st race box of top 4 picks paid a surperfecta of $299.20. $1 SHF box of five given picks paid $682.30. 4th race pick 5 was top, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd, top pick for $5,126.40. 5th race pick 4 almost paid as well as the low take pick 5: 5th race pick 4 was 2nd, 3rd, 2nd, top pick paid $4,982.40. 6th race pick 3 was 3rd, 2nd, top pick for $992.60. 7th race 2nd pick, 4th pick exacta $180.00. 8th race top pick, 4th pick exacta $56.00. I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

29 February 2020:  After any scratches:  1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 3rd, top, 3rd, 2nd pick for $7,494.60 (50 cent payoff was $1,873.65).

15 February 2020:  Bombs away at Santa Anita. After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was 4th, 2nd, 2nd, top, top pick for $4,338.80. 2nd race pick 4 was 2nd, 2nd, top, top pick for $1,569.20. 4th race pick 3 was hit COLD $60.80. 5th race pick 3 was hit COLD $466.00. 5th race pick 5 was top, top, top, top, 3rd pick for $2,112.40. 5th race top pick over our other 4 picks paid a superfecta of $1,671.00. 6th race pick 3 was hit COLD paying $91.60. 6th race exacta hit COLD $31.40. 6th race top choice over our other 4 picks paid a $1 SHF of $472.80. I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

30 January 2020:  After any scratches:  1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, top, 2nd pick for $4,637.40. 4th race pick 3 was top, 2nd, 3rd pick for $250.00.40. 4th race top choice over other 4 picks paid a superfecta of $544.20.

24 January 2020:  BOMBS AWAY AT SANTA ANITA. IF YOU PLAYED OUR SELECTIONS 3 DEEP A RACE YOU JUST HIT THE 20 CENT SINGLE WINNER JACKPOT WITH A $146 INVESTMENT AND IT PAID $780,000. (HOPEFULLY IT WAS ONE OF OUR CUSTOMERS). LATE PICK 5 WAS JUST SHORT OF $100,000 FOR A 50 CENT WAGER OR $122 INVESTMENT. 

17 January 2020:  182 races run so far at Santa Anita and a wager on every one of our top picks has yielded a 11.5% profit. Almost all of our competition doesn't produce that with their "best bet" of the day. 17 Jan highlights: 3rd race superfecta hit COLD $1,345.20  (COLD Trifecta $634.00 & COLD Exacta $152.40). 3rd race pick 5 was top, 2nd, 5th, 2nd, top pick for $12,328.80. 6th race trifecta box of 3 given picks $114.20. 7th race trifecta was top pick, 3rd pick, 2nd pick $127.00. (Exacta was $62.20) 7th race top pick over our other picks paid a super of $905.80.

11 January 2020:  After any scratches:  1st race pick 5 was 2nd, top, 2nd, top, 4th pick for $4,741.20. 1st race exacta box of top two picks $18.80. 2nd race trifecta hit COLD $61.00 (COLD exacta $23.60). 4th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $35.20. 4th race pick 3 was top, 4th, 3rd pick for $1,688.20. 5th race SHF box of 5 given picks $1 payoff was $8,103.70. (superfecta paid $1,591.60)

5 January 2020:  Bombs away at Santa Anita on Sunday. Top pick won race 1 as the highest price ($33.60 to win & $13.80 to place) in the race to start the day off with a bang. 1st race pick 5 was top, 3rd, 4th, top, top pick for $93,071.20 (50 cent payoff was $23,267.80). 1st race top pick, 3rd pick, 2nd pick trifecta $732.20 (exacta paid $220.60). 4th race exacta hit COLD and paid $10.40. 4th race double hit COLD for $42.20. 5th race top pick, 4th pick exacta $89.90. 8th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $112.40. 7th race double hit COLD $20.60. 5 of the 8 races were won by our top pick paying $33.60, $6.80, $12.00, $3.20 and $9.40. I might be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

14 December 2019:  After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was 3rd, top, 2nd, 2nd. 3rd pick for $3,790.20. 2nd race exacta hit COLD $10.80. 4th race pick 6 was 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, top, 4th, top pick for $20,632.60. 4th race pick 3 was 2nd, 3rd, 3rd pick for $576.00. 5th race pick 3 was 3rd, 3rd, top pick for $214.80. 6th race top choice over next 3 picks superfecta paid $197.60.

13 December 2019:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy. 1st race double was 2nd, top for $53.20. 1st race pick 3 was 2nd, top, 2nd pick for $74.00. 2nd race pick 3 was top, 2nd, top pick for $127.40. 6th race pick 3 was 3rd, 4th, 3rd pick for $1,060.60.

7 December 2019:  1st race superfecta box of 5 given picks $1,500.80. 1st race pick 5 was 5th, 4th, 5th, 2nd, top for $15,089.00. 2nd race pick 4 was 4th, 5th, 2nd, top pick for $1,495.20. 3rd race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $44.80. 4th race pick 6 was 2nd, top, top, 2nd, top, 2nd for $354.00. 5th race exacta and double hit COLD paying $20.00 & $12.80 respectively. 6th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $27.80. 8th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $12.80.

29 November 2019:  After any scratches:   3rd race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $33.60. 5th race pick 3 was 2nd, 3rd, top pick for $1,064.20. 6th race double was 3rd pick, top pick $827.60. 6th race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $129.40. 7th race top choice paid $38.00 to win. 

24 November 2019:  After any scratches:  1st race pick 3 was top, 2nd, 4th pick for $940.20. 1st race top pick, 3rd pick exacta was $32.60. 2nd race 2nd pick, 3rd pick exacta $110.20. 7th race double hit COLD $19.00. 7th pick 3 was top, top, 4th pick for $527.20. 7th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta was $48.00. 8th race trifecta hit COLD $21.60. 9th race superfecta box of our 4 given picks paid $6,412.20.

23 November 2019   1st race pick 5 was top, 2nd, 2nd, top, 3rd pick for $23,509.00. (50 cent was $5,877.25). 1st race trifecta hit COLD $86.60. 4th race trifecta hit COLD for $36.40. 4th race pick 3 was top, 3rd, 2nd pick for $310.80. 5th race pick 3 was 3rd, 2nd, top pick for $813.00. 5th race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $190.80. 6th race trifecta box of top 3 picks paid $91.80. 7th race double hit COLD $31.60. I may be a Midwest boy but I love S Cal racing!

22 November 2019:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy especially on a day loaded with small fields.  After many scratches:  1st race pick 5 was 2nd 3rd, top, top, top pick for $445.20. 3rd race COLD pick 3 was $23.40. 4th race exacta hit COLD $15.20. 5th race trifecta was top, 3rd, 2nd pick for $66.20. 7th race trifecta box of top 3 picks paid $245.60.

14 November:   After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, top, top, top, top pick for $731.40. 2nd race pick 4 HIT COLD $359.20. 3rd race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $30.40. 6th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $20.20.

10 November 2019:   Top choice won five races, 2nd choice won two races and 3rd choice won two races on a nine race card. 1st race pick five was top, top, 3rd, top, top pick for $739.20. 1st race double hit COLD $24.20. 1st race superfecta top choice over the other 3 given picks paid $140.60. 2nd race exacta hit COLD $39.20. 4th race superfecta top choice over the next 3 given picks paid $140.40. 5th race pick 5 was top, 2nd, top, 2nd, 3rd pick for $1,147.00. 7th race exacta hit COLD $20.40. 7th race trifecta hit COLD $55.80.

9 November 2019:  After any scratches: 1st race exacta hit COLD $35.40. 1st race pick 3 hit COLD $86.60. 1st race pick 5 was top, top, top, 4th, top top for $868.40. 2nd race trifecta hit COLD $107.60. 3rd race superfecta hit COLD $194.60. 5th race exacta hit COLD $12.40. 5th race pick 5 was top, 3rd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd pick for $1,516.80. 6th race 2nd, 3rd pick exacta $57.80. 7th race trifecta box of our 3 given picks paid $140.60. 9th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta was $23.80.

27 October 2019:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy. 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 2nd, top, 2nd, 5th pick for $4,012.20. 2nd race trifecta box of 3 given picks $91.40. 7th race trifecta box of 3 given picks $154.40.

24 October 2019:  1st race 2nd pick, 3rd pick exacta $28.00. 3rd race pick 3 hit COLD $199.60. (basically a 99 to 1 shot) 3rd race 20 cent pick 6 was top, top, top, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd pick for $1,143.60. 4th race pick 3 was top, top, 2nd pick $319.20. 4th race pick 5 was top, top, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd pick for $5,017.40. 5th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $16.80.

14 October 2019: 1st race exacta was 2nd, top pick $16.40. 3rd race 20 cent pick 6 was 2nd, top, top, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd pick for $792.42. 4th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $36.80. 4th race pick 5 was top, top, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd pick for $3,005.60. 5th race exacta hit COLD $25.40. 5th race trifecta paying $120.20 was top, 2nd, 4th pick. 6th and 7th race box of top two picks paid $11.00 & $20.80 respectively.

10 October 2019:  After any scratches:  1st race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $259.40. 1st race pick 3 was 3rd, 5th, top pick for $1,763.20.  2nd race 20 cent pick 6 was 5th, top, 4th. 5th, 3rd, top pick for $18,116.10. 3rd race pick 5 was 3rd, 5th, top, 4th, 5th pick for $111,211.40. (50 cent paid $27,802.85). 3th race pick 5 was top, 4th, 5th, 3rd, top pick for $10,654.20. 3rd race top choice over the other 4 picks paid a superfecta of $7,160.00.    

5 October 2019:  2nd race pick 4 was top,3rd, top, 3rd pick for $3,449.40. 2nd race pick 3 was top, 3rd, top pick for $965.80. 3rd race 3rd pick, 2nd pick exacta $118.40. 4th race pick 3 was top, 3rd, top pick for $197.60. 4th race trifecta was top, 4th, 3rd pick for $197.60. 5th race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $20.20. 6th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta $22.60. 9th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta paid $12.00. 9th race 2nd pick, top pick double paid $17.20.

3 October 2019:  After any scratches:  1st race pick pick 3 was 2nd, 3rd, 4th pick for $2,604.60. 1st race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $60.60. 1st race trifecta box of top 3 selections $182.20. 2nd race pick 3 was 3rd, 4th, top pick for $369.60. 3rd race box of top 4 pick paid a trifecta of $1,768.40. 3rd race 4th pick, top pick double paid $174.00. 4th race exacta hit COLD $13.60. 7th race exacta hit COLD $42.80.

29 September 2019:  Top selection won 4 of the 8 races and ran 2nd in 2 others. 2nd race pick 4 was 2nd, 2nd, top, top pick for $178.80. 4th race double hit COLD $16.60. 4th race trifecta hit COLD $185.80. 5th race trifecta also hit COLD $53.20. 7th race double hit COLD $35.00.

28 September 2019:  Very nice day at SA with the top selection winning 6 races, 2nd pick 1 race, 3rd pick 2 races, 4th pick 1 race. 1st race pick 5 was top, 3rd, 3rd, 2nd, top pick for $3,390.40. 1st race exacta hit COLD $15.20. 2nd race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $33.60. 3rd race 3rd pick top pick exacta $66.80. 3rd race trifecta box of top 4 picks $339.40. 5th race double hit COLD $32.80. 5th race pick 3 was top, top, 4th pick for $283.60. 7th race pick 3 was 4th, top, top pick for $329.60. 50 cent SHF box of our 5 given picks paid $1,114.50. 8th race double hit COLD $33.00. 8th race top pick over other 4 picks $521.80. 9th race exacta hit COLD $34.20. 11 race exacta hit COLD $36.00. 11th race top pick over other given picks paid a superfecta of $763.80

27 September 2019:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy. 3rd race trifecta box of top 3 picks $210.40. 4th race trifecta box of top 3 picks $61.80. 5th race pick 5 was top, top, 5th, 2nd, 5th pick for $6,369.60. 6th race exacta hit COLD $18.60.

7 September 2019:  After any scratches:  1st race pick 5 was top, 2nd 3rd, 5th, 2nd pick for $9,701.80. 1st race exacta hit COLD (with only two selections given) $7.60. 2nd race trifecta box of top 3 picks $58.00. 3rd race pick 3 was 3rd, 5th, 2nd $1,120.80. 4th race pick 3 was 5th, 2nd, 2nd $1,397.40. 5th race double was 2nd pick, 2nd pick $126.00. 5th race trifecta box of 3 given picks $115.40.

6 September 2019:  After and scratches: 2nd race double was 2nd pick, 2nd pick for $139.60. 3rd race 2nd choice won and paid $45.00 to win. 3rd race exacta was 2nd pic, 3rd pick $213.60. 3rd race trifecta box of top 3 picks $619.80. 3rd race superfecta box of 4 given picks $1,325.60. 5th race double hit COLD $17.00. 8th race 3rd pick, top pick Exacta $46.80.

2 September 2019:  After and scratches on closing day Del Mar:  Top pick won 5 races, 2nd choice won 2 races and a 3rd choice won one race. 3rd race pick 3 was 2nd, top, top pick for $114.60. 4th race double hit COLD paying $46.00. 4th race pick 3 was top, top, 2nd choice paying $584.00. 5th race double was top pick, 2nd pick for $102.40. 6th race pick 3 was 2nd, 3rd, top pick for $224.80. 8th race top pick over our 4 other picks paid a superfecta of $307.40.

1 September 2019:  After any scratches:  1st race pick 5 was top, 4th, top, top, 5th pick for $1,984.00. 5th race pick 3 was 5th, 2nd, top for $673.20. 6th race pick 3 was 2nd, top, 4th pick for $564.40. 7th race top choice over the other 4 picks paid a superfecta of $787.00. 9th race trifecta box of top 4 picks paid $246.80.

30 August 2019:  Not the kind of day that will go into our "highlights" section but noteworthy. Our 3rd ICE COLD superfecta in the last 5 days at Del Mar in race 1 paid $484.60. (other two paid $277.60 & $407.80). COLD trifecta was $147.0 Two nice top choice winners in the 7 race card paid $9.00 & $16.00. 1st race pick 3 was top, 4th, top pick for $246.00.

29 August 2019:   After any scratches:  1st race pick 5 was 3rd, top, 2nd, 5th, top pick for $2,977.60. 1st race pick 3 was 3rd, top, 2nd pick for $381.00. 1st race 3rd pick, 2nd pick exacta was $60.40. 2nd race exacta hit COLD $30.60. 3rd race pick 6 was 2nd, 5th, top, 4th, top, 3rd $12,906.80. 3rd race trifecta box of 4 given picks $236.60. 4th race pick 5 was 5th, top, 4th, top, 3rd pick $4,291.36. 7th race exacta hit COLD for $21.20.

28 August 2019:  Our fifth COLD trifecta $80.80 and second COLD superfecta $277.60 in the last 6 race days in race 1 today.

25 August 2019:  4th COLD trifecta this week in race 6 paid $170.60 to go along with $76.40, $163.60 & $28.40 earlier in the week.

24 August 2019:  3rd race superfecta hit ICE COLD for $407.80. 6th race 5th pick, top pick exacta $73.60. 6th race pick 5 was 5th, 4th, top, top, 5th pick $12,7960.30. 8th race double hit COLD $20.20. 9th race 5th pick, top pick exacta $162.60. 9th race 5th, top, 3rd pick trifecta $642.00.

22 August 2019:  3rd race pick 5 was top, 4th, top, top, 2nd pick paying $6,366.20. 3rd race top pick, 3rd pick exacta was $17.20. 4th race trifecta box of top 4 picks $380.20. 5th race double hit COLD $19.20. 6th race trifecta hit COLD $28.40. (that's 3 COLD trifecta's in 2 days or 15 races: $76.40, $163.60 & $28.40) 7th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $45.20.

16 August 2019:  After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, top, 5th, top, 3rd pick for $12,524. (pick 3 was $1,041.40 and the double was $99.20). 1st race trifecta box of top 4 picks $245.80. 3rd race superfecta box of 5 given picks paid $6,340.60 (10 cent super was $317.03) 4th race pick 5 was top, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 4th pick for $3,186.40. 6th race trifecta box of top 4 picks paid $398.80.

14 August 2019:  After any scratches: 1st race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $33.40. 1st race 2nd pick, 2nd pick double $44.20. 4th race superfecta box of 4 given picks paid $873.00. 5th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $24.80. 6th race trifecta hit ICE COLD $85.40.

9 August 2019:  1st race pick 5 was 4th, top, 3rd, 3rd, top pick for $1,975.60. 2nd race top pick over our other 3 picks paid a trifecta of $531.20. (exacta $117.00). 3rd race trifecta box of top 3 picks paid $47.60. 4th race 3rd pick, top pick exacta $21.60. 5th race top pick, 2nd pick exacta $18.00.

4 August 2019:  After and scratches:  1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 2nd, top, top, 2nd pick for $1,484.60. 1st race trifecta box of three given picks paid $200.20 (only a $12 investment). 1st race 2nd pick, 2nd pick double paid $83.20. 2nd race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $42.20. 3rd race superfecta box of 4 given picks $152.20. 4th race pick 3 was top, 2nd, top pick for $57.40. 5th race trifecta box of top 3 picks $43.40. 6th race exacta hit COLD $19.80.

2 August 2019:  After and scratches:  1st race superfecta hit COLD $73.40. 1st race pick 5 was top, 3rd, top, top, 4th pick $1,138.40. 2nd race trifecta box of 3 given picks $49.00. 3rd race double hit COLD $26.00. 3rd race top choice over other 3 given picks paid a superfecta of $328.60. 5th race superfecta box of 4 given picks was $269.00. 6th race exacta hit COLD $33.20. 6th race top pick over next 3 given picks paid a superfecta of $306.60. 7th race top two picks quinella paid $10.40.

1 August 2019:  After and scratches:  1st race top pick over other 4 picks trifecta $105.20. 3rd race pick 5 was top, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd, 3rd pick paying $1,831.80. 6th race 2nd pick, top pick exacta $19.40. 7th race trifecta box of 4 given picks $209.40.

28 July 2019:   Top choice won 4 of the 8 races carded and ran 2nd in 3 others. 4th race pick 5 was top, top, 5th, 4th, top pick for $5,012.00. 6th race 5th pick, top pick exacta was $150.20. 7th race superfecta box of 4 given picks $175.00. 8th race top pick, 3rd pick exacta paid $32.60.

26 July 2019:   2nd race pick 3 was 3rd, 5th, 2nd pick for $894.80. 2nd race trifecta box of 3 given picks $53.40. 3rd race pick 6 was 5th, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, top, top pick for $12,421.00. 5th race trifecta box of 5 given picks $329.40. 7th race double hit COLD for $28.70.

25 July 2019:  After any scratches: 1st race pick 5 was 2nd, 4th, top, 4th, top pick for $6,260.60. 2nd race pick 6 was 4th, top, 3rd, top, 2nd, 3rd pick for $7,280.00. 4th race box of top four picks trifecta paid $202.40. 5th race top pick over our other 3 picks trifecta was $324.00. 5th race top pick, 2nd pick double paid $25.20.

 

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 5:24 pm by brian · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Del Mar for Monday 7 September 2020

Mandatory payoffs for today which is closing day at Del Mar. Nice battle for the riding title today between Prat & Rispoli who leads by one going into today. Santa Anita starts up in 12 days on Saturday the 19th of September. We will be ready. 

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

3  Next Revolt   Rispoli is up by one in the jockeys standings and he has a chance to make that two with this colt who has faced many key fields and ran a time in his latest that fits just fine at today's 16K nw2 level........hard not to like

1  My Journey   likely to open up a lead in this spot and might be difficult to wheel in 2nd out after a layoff for Richard Baltas and company.......and a bonus in that he is capable without the lead

5  Bodega   1st after the Meredith claim and the small outfit gets Prat to ride........doubt his last would do the trick but his race 3 back would

10  All I Can Say   

2  Bam Bam Again

 

race 2    average clarity

4  Mickelson   lone race was way back in June of 2019 and it was a decent MSW race and for a trainer in Desormeaux that usually doesn't have them fully cranked for their debut........returns in the Baffert barn and he is fully cranked this time around........so Mickelson will likely be firing below par today

9  Defense Wins   another laid up individual (returns as a 1st time gelding) who looks ready to roll fresh off of the bench just as he was in his MSW debut........all three lifetime races at Del Mar fit well vs today's foes.......mostly placed as 2nd choice as O'Neill's go to guy is not exactly Cedillo (1 for 23 over the last 2 months)

1  Keystone Field   another 1st time gelding and yet another racing off of a layoff.........in fact this Mandella gelding raced once in 2017 and once in 2019......so.......one would surmise that he will be fully fit and ready as it might be a very long time before he can race again

2  Cem Sultan

3  Malibu Dreamin

 

race 3    belowaverage clarity

5  Hot Rod Charlie   sprint-sprint- route scenario for this O'neill 3rd time starter who ran a decent turf sprint in his 2nd start.........1st time Prat who is so good at getting the most out of young developing distance turf runners

10  Gone Rogue   retains Rispoli who dominated the grass races at Del Mar off of a decent endurance building one mile turf race........blinkers on likely get get him to sit closer in the early stages.......dangerous sort from the Dan Blacker barn

4  Taratino   expensive purchase as a yearling likely wasn't bought for his chances on the dirt as mom has tossed 4 turf winners from 4 starters.......very unusually buy for a Baffert runner must be respected

8  Heliochrome

3  Mount Pelliar

 

race 4    average clarity

6  Awhitsportscoat   overly ambitious placement in this fellow's latest.......fits fine at 10K........race two back which was run at today's 6 1/2F distance is solid and disguised by a bad start and a wide trip.......he won the 8K race despite the troubled trip and today he gets a much more accomplished rider on his back than he had in the 8K race.......such a deal

11  Around the Dial   sure appreciate when a given horse shows a better final time and doing so with improved pace.........this Herss gelding did just that and now drops two levels..........should be in the mix from the get go

4  Write Me a Song   solid layoff run in his latest and Papaprodromou must like what he sees since as he steps his newbie up a level for his 2nd start since he took over the training duties of the five year old gelding.......fits awfully well if he benefited from his layoff run

13 AE  Country Road  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE

1  D K's Crown

12  Black Storm

 

race 5    average clarity

9  Kleen Karma   just fired her lifetime best and what seems noteworthy was it was her 1st to date on the Del Mar turf.........the Santucci fig earned is 3L better than par for today's alw level.......Prat logically stays put and the filly gets 2 lbs off which is worth about 1/2L at the distance of one mile........plenty to like here

7  On Mars   another who just popped her lifetime best in her 1st ever on the Del Mar turf.......her MSW breaking win fits fine here as she broke a little tardy and ran somewhat wide yet she still won by 4 1/2 lengths at the wire.......4 drills since........with Smith not riding today Valdivia gets a shot to impress the D'A

4  Harper's Gallop   another who ran a solid race in her latest at Del Mar that matches up well with our top two picks.......the reason she has been made the 3rd most likely winner is because the extra 1/16 to cover might flatten her out some

6  Pushing Sixty   

11  Empress of Fire

 

race 6    average clarity

6  Ensleys Dream   good MSW debut and trainer Brian Koriner is much better with 2nd time starters.........Prat remains up.......seems like a ton here if this two year old can handle the quick 15 day turn around

3  Eddie's New Dream   very bad start in her MSW debut and still managed to run 2nd ........3 very solid reassuring drills since.........hard not to like

9  Big Stretch   very good drills after this filly switched her a.m. work to Del Mar........good rider/trainer combo.......trainer has been awfully hot and might keep the ball rolling here

8  Big Chick

1  Complete Control

 

race 7    average clarity

10  Table for Ten   1st time Prat today and this gelding just put in his best work to date (by far) hinting the D'A has tweaked something for the better.........3 3rd place finishes to start his career - beaten 3L then 1 1/2L and then 1 1/4L for the win in 3 turf routes........sure seems poised to graduate

1  Tropical Terror   very strong consistent late runner owns quite a few races that are much better than par for the MSW for Cal-breds but he sure likes to hang in the stretch......maybe 1st time Van Dyke can get him over the bad habit

2  Mamba Cool   double barrel action for D'Amato as he also trains our top choice........so so run in dirt sprint debut......but dangerous looking works since and a pedigree that should like both the turf and a route.........might have always been pointed for this race......lookout if that is the case

6  Luvluv

8  I Am Innocent

 

race 8    average clarity

3  Happier    SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE   never easy to win your MSW debut at the distance of 7F but this $800K purchase did just that for Baffert and friends........one half furlong less today to run should be a piece of cake in start no. 2........LOL

7  Been Studying Her   very strong efforts/figs racing at the distances of 7F & 6 1/2F........plenty of speed signed up to flatter this girl's late running style.......not out of the win picture by any means

2  Magic At Midnight   3 for 3 lifetime and all three races fit figure wise very well at today's racing level.........but she has been loose in all three and might not be today with two fast early types just to the outside of her.......hard to split top three

1  Summer Love

 

race 9    average clarity

10  Rombauer   very impressive one mile turf MSW debut winning with a big late run into a pedestrian pace up front........should be flying once again for an underrated jock in J J Hernandez.......hard not to like

2  Get Her Number   Prat mount the 7 horse scratched so move over Cedillo as Prat scores the ride........I liked this filly with Cedillo up.......I like her enough now to make her 2nd choice following a strong winning turf sprint debut

1  Ambivalent   likely needs lifetime best.......catalyst to get there might be 1st time blinkers to improve his focus and 1st on the grass which he has a very good pedigree for

11  Cotopaxi 

12  Inner Ghost

 

race 10    average clarity

6  Dr. Shivel   stands out here figure wise so if he can run as well at 7F as he does at 6F he should be one tough cookie.......pedigree hints that he can...........J J Hernendez wisely sticks around.......trainer has had his best Del Mar meet and by quite a wide margin

5  Dixie's Two Stents   solid MSW debut and if he builds on the effort he has a big shot in this race.......solid trio at the helm in O'Neill/Gutierrez/Reddam

1  Spielberg   bad trip in his MSW debut in the race that our top choice won.......he earned a Santucci fig that was only 3L less than our top choice earned in the race......3 solid works since.......not impossible to turn the tables on our top pick especially considering he is trained by Bob Baffert

 

race 11    average clarity

9  Three Ay Em   believe a no go in his last which was in a protected race to come back quick in today's claiming race and go go go.......and note that Smith was up in his last race and with him not riding today's his agent's other jock gets the mount......hmmmm

10  Colosi   like are top choice he might be a no go in his last which was in a protected race to come back quick in today's claiming race and go go go..........last win was 5 back the last time this gelding was up for a tag (32K) and the day O'Neill claimed him

11  Move Over   strong late runner and the turf course with the rails in like today sure have favored late runners at the one mile distance all meeting long including yesterday

3  Erotic    

8  Mithqaal

4  Klondike Creek   

13  AE Sphinx    SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE

 

 

Posted on September 7, 2020 at 10:18 am by richs · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Del Mar for Sunday 6 September 2020

Nice race card today and then some. Closing day tomorrow which means mandatory payoffs!

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

2  Madame Barbarian   Mullins is very strong at getting claiming horses to repeat winning efforts........and I like the confidence that he shows in his new mare as he steps her up a level for the 2nd straight time trying to make it a perfect 3 for 3 since he took over the training duties......Prat also remains up for a 3rd straight time

5  Crown Kitten   like the step up following a nice effort at the 16K level for this five year old mare who ran awfully well at 45 to 1..........that and we get a nice rider upgrade..........might be ignored at the windows

3  Eternal Endeavor

4  Red Livy

 

race 2    average clarity

7  Clearly Gone   just won for 32K with low win % Blanc......races for 25K and this time with high win % Rispoli.......trainer has had a bang up meet with 2 wins and a 3rd from 6 starters.........nice to see for Sean McCarthy who was struggling prior to the Del meeting

5  Sugary   good history when Jones legs up Van Dyke as in 2 wins and a 2nd from 4 mounts........filly is 3 for 6 on the grass at Dmr and 4 for 10 at today's one mile turf distance........that and Jones means business as he enters for 22,500 to get 2 lbs off.........hard not to like

6  Seaside Dancer

3  Mongolian Window

2  Lexington Grace

 

race 3    average clarity

4  Bulletproof One   speed of the speed in this spot and this three year old filly is a perfect 4 for 4 racing at 5 1/2 furlongs......and maybe more importantly the only 5 1/2F effort on the dirt at Del Mar's was a powerful  6 1/4 length win.......also Gonzalez is a perfect 3 for 3 riding her

5  Quality Response   works are very impressive even by "Baffert standards" for this quality laid up filly........and she is proven fresh as she won her debut was Sept at Dmr in hand by 7 1/4 lengths.......dangerous for sure

3  Lucky Peridot

 

race 4    average clarity

10  Floral Essence  Clifford Scott is having a very strong rebound year (albeit with limited starters) especially so for the owners of this two year old filly.........two year old filly had good works prior to her MSW debut as our 2nd selection and ran well earning a par like number.........she owns some route turf speed which should come in handy from her outside post.......trainer is solid in two categories that apply here:  2nd career race & 2nd route

5  Miss Ever Ready   impressive stretch run for this Cal-bred filly attempting to beat open company following her 1st on the lawn and a route......two nice maintenance drills since her 9 August race.......not out of the win picture by any means.........pun intended

1  Miss Peaky Blinder

3  Cielo d'Oro

9  Consternation

 

race 5    average clarity

11  Leprino   horse cost $700K in 2018 so for R Mandella to drop him to MC20K in his 5th start hints he has a big "hole" somewhere........but he ran his eyeballs (2nd by a nose with a gap of 7 1/2L to 3rd and 7L to 4th) out in a MC20K earning a number that fits for the MSW ranks.......is there anything left in him for his new trainer off the claim.......we shall find out

10  Time to Testify   colt's two lifetime MSW starts were turf routes run last winter and the efforts are about 3 or 4 lengths better than par for today's lower level.......pedigree for the dirt is OK.......ran decently fresh in her maiden debut......works are up to snuff........very dangerous

1  Kenjilookslucky   

2  Rossman

AE 13  Sharp Speaker

6  Tiger's Song

 

race 6    average clarity

2  Greg's Diva   exits a very key strong 5F turf race albeit way back in Oct of 2019........and she won her only 5F turf race at Dmr..........works hint she is ready to roll as does the fact that Prat rides and the only time he has been aboard her it led to her MSW breaking win......easy to like this youngster

8  Velvet Queen   fired her lifetime best in her latest and the strength of the effort is disguised by setting at brutal 1st quarter and doing it on a dead rail in a one mile dirt race.......amazingly strong run to hang on for 2nd.......big a.m. work since.......she can fly on the turf as well so a 5F sprint grass race seems doable

9  Devil's Dance

5  Woke Up Access

1  Swirling

 

race 7    average clarity

1  Parnelli   prolonged work tab for this John Shirreffs ywo year old MSW 1st time starter and about of a third of the 11 works showing are strong enough to suggest this colt has some talent........trainer often doesn't push them hard so this $500K purchase might be ready to returns some dividends this afternoon

4  Risk and Reward   big work tab for this Bob Baffert two year old 1st time starter......what's new.......only reason he is not placed as our top choice is because this colt's pedigree is not fabulous like so many Baffert 1st timers are

3  Labor Union

8  Superman Shaq

6  Tenor

 

race 8    above average clarity

2  Madone   very impressive MSW one mile turf debut for this Callaghan filly who ran a fig that is better than par for today's Stakes level...........Prat wisely stays put and gets a great post to work with........easy to put as top selection

6  Canooding   stout MSW debut sprinting on the grass closing fast to win rather easily despite getting shuffled back in a race with some soft fractions.......good pedigree for a one mile grass race........dangerous sort

11  Ivy League

7  Nimbostratus

3  Inner Beauty

 

race 9    average clarity

6  Forest Caraway   impressive wide trip win to graduate at 1st asking earning an adjusted for trip and some pace Santucci fig that is better than par for today's Grade 1 level........strong near bullet 5F work since hinting this filly has remained sharp

5  Illumination   filly already has shown that she has the best early speed in this field and today Baffert puts the blinkers on her........she can get loose in this spot and maybe never get caught

4  Princess Noor

 

race 10    average clarity

2  California Kook   nearly won at Grade 1 at Del Mar 15 days ago and it also was run at 9F on the turf.........gets a turf rider upgrade and 3 lbs less to carry..........he has now raced at 9F on the sod twice and they are his two best lifetime efforts.........leading trainer at the helm.........what's not to like

4  Pixelate   trainer Michael Stidham knows how to ship and win and he coax's leading turf rider Umberto Rispoli and his stout agent to accept the mount.........colt shows up every time never missing the board in all 9 turf races

12  K P All Systems Go

8  Kiss Today Goodbye

11  Margot's Boy

 

race 11    average clarity

4  Lil Nas   new sire has been decent so far and mom has tossed 3 winners from 3 starters.......works are good for a Cal-bred two year old........good enough to draw the attention of Flavien Prat and his agent

10  Big Flame   nice MSW debut earned a par like fig for the given level.......and his early speed was decent for two year Cal-bred racing in early August.......Cedillo best use it from his outer-most post draw

9  Big Story

8  Charge Cash

2  Alpine Thunder

 

 

Posted on September 6, 2020 at 8:41 am by richs · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Del Mar for Saturday 5 September 2020

So so card today. Sunday's appears much better.

Best of luck as always !

 

Churchill Downs   race 14   Ky Derby 

17  Tiz the Law  tons of talent as he is 6 for 6 on fast tracks and all his wins were by 3L or more........colt has developed into one smooth running push button individual which should help his chances of coping with a far outside post........NY bred already cleared the 10 furlong distance hurtle which many in here have not albeit this is the first Saturday in September and not the first Saturday in May.......3 of his last 4 races are monster figs when you adjust for trip and pace factors.......the only race that he ran that might make him vulnerable is his race 2 back in the 9F Belmont Stakes

4  Storm the Court   ran his lifetime best when it counted the most as a two year by upsetting the apple cart in the B C Juv. last Nov. at Santa Anita.......he dealt with a difficult set of fractions being pressed all the way and yet won at 45 to 1.......he has been nowhere near as good since but he likes SA and as mentioned before horses that like SA usually handle CD quite well.......and I like that he was put on the grass in his latest as it appears to have muscled him up as him a.m. work to follow is improved........good post and a rider who knows CD well in Leparoux........bombs away I hope

16  Honor A. P.   believe this John Shirreffs three year old will appreciate another furlong to run and then some.........and he has money Mike Smith up who is a totally different (better) jock these days on the big days and they don't get any bigger than Derby Day in Ky

2  Max Player

15  Ny Traffic

7  Money Moves

 

Del Mar race 1    average clarity

5  Kalypso   nice MSW debut sitting awfully close to some nasty fractions especially for a two year old........reassuring drill since the 15 August race.........Espinoza wisely stays put..........Baffert runners at the meet to date have been in the exacta 23 of 43........yikes

6  Queengol   Sadler is very capable with young fillies and he appears to have this two year old ready for her MSW debut off of many weekly drills that got quite good at the end of her a.m. preparation.........and high in demand Prat lands here

4  Beautiful Gift   OK works for this Baffert 1st timer but when her training switched to Del Mar they got awfully good.......Baffert doesn't use Pereira but he does here.......not sure what that is all about

3  Agreetodisagree

 

race 2    average clarity

3  She's Our Charm   filly owns a record of (5 2 0 1) but basically she has shown up in every race all of which were on the turf........she had trip trouble in 3 of her 5 lifetime races and the two that she didn't she won.......come on Brice Blanc

2  Tonahutu   nicely improved since the O'Neill claim 3 races back.......very solid preparatory work with the dogs up on the turf..........would have been top choice if it wasn't for the Cedillo/O'Neill combo yielding only one win in their last 25 starts as a team

5  Tapwater   2 for 2 on the turf when Prat has been up.........that and this filly gets to race off of short rest for the 1st time in her career which gives her the "potential" of producing her lifetime best

 

race 3    average clarity

4  Whirl Candy   very strong improved recent drills.......controlling speed in the race.......Prat remains up.........should be tough from start to finish

1  Seiche   gelding was blocked badly in the stretch or would have graduated at 1st asking........1st at a route today and 1st with Cedillo on his back.........and Abel is 5 for his last 11 over the last two months (and with 4 other in the money) riding for Mr. Baffert

6  Divine Armor   gimme go.......turf to dirt.........change in riders........Sadler colt migh be poised for a big race........if he is up to his effort 3 back and can handle the Dmr dirt as well as he has the SA dirt he will have a big shot in this afternoon's race and is rated too low

2  Charlito

5  Garth

 

race 4    average clarity

2  Bench Judge   1st time Rispoli is a plus.......cut back in turf distance appears to be a plus........back in short rest for the 1st time has the potential of being a plus........jock should get a nice mid pack ground saving position at least to the 2nd turn.........hard not to like

7  Push Through   3 of the last 4 races for this gelding trained by Edward Freeman fit nicely vs. today's competition.........runs well with ample time between starts and gets it today........OK so here is a negative - tends to hang in the stretch

8  Call Caliente   par like efforts in both turf routes when wearing blinkers which remain on today.........turf rider upgrade and for an underrated trainer with grass horses in Eric Kruljac.......dangerous sort

6  Claim of Passion

3  Doc Tommy

 

race 5    below average clarity

7  Mister Bold   like the lone gate work on 7 August which is by far his best drill showing of the dozen that are listed........believe they got a good look at his ability and did not want to show too much more after that.......might be a decent price in this difficult race to decipher

12 AE  SCRATCHED  Time the Get Go   very good work tab for this Luis Mendez 1st time starter.......and Mendez is very good with two year debut runners........not an easy post but this colt acts in the a.m. like he has good early speed

11 AE  SCRATCHED  Lemon Drop Shot   wide trip in this colt's last or he would have had a chance at winning the 15 August version of this race.......Prat remains up and will be out to produce a more creative ride (as in less wide) than he did in this youngster's debut

10  Swtswgngbillynav

6  Stone's River

4  Red Hot Cat

 

race 6    below average clarity

7  Offshore Affair   last race was run at a distance that he doesn't seem to have the endurance for........previous race was the July 24th version of this race and in the race he ran incredibly well (4th beaten 3/4L for the win) considering the brutal trip he had......Cedillo can do better

8  Cali Dude   2 of his 3 lifetime dirt races fit solidly here if of course he can produce similar in his 1st on the sod.........decent pedigree for the lawn and his two works on it seem decent enough to believe he will handle it just fine

10  Hit the Seam   best early speed in the race and one dangerous rider/owner duo in Gutierrez & Reddam........last win was 2nd out after a break........same scenario today

12 AE  Jamming Eddy

2  Johnny Podres

3  Brix

 

race 7    below average clarity

2  Mucho Macho Woman   up for a tag only twice in her career and it led to a 9 1/2 length win and a solid 2nd.........both were run following a couple of dirty her up races.......bad effort in last and back in a claiming race........it's not rocket science

11  Stormin Ranger   exits a fast key race where being beaten by 10 lengths is still a good fig at today's lower level.......a.m. preparation hints this filly is doing OK physically speaking........if that is so she should be tough at today's lowly level

7  Kallinki   powerful internal fractions thru the 6 furlong mark of a one mile turf race for this D'Amato filly........she takes her 2nd straight drop to face a level she can handle if of course she takes to the Dmr dirt

9  Run Like Kona

4  Canadian Ginger

5  Mean Sophia

 

race 8    above average clarity

6  Fivestar Lynch   1st ever at the 9F turf distance but when examining his running lines it seems as if it will be a good fit.......lifetime best and totally hidden in it's strength is his race two back and it seems noteworthy that it was run the only time he has competed with less than a month between races.........last race 28 days ago

8  Go Daddy Go   last two races were with Valdivia up and he was only one & two lengths from the winner at the wire......switches jocks to top grass jock Rispoli.......that should be worth at least 2 lengths........solid back to back 5F turf works........hard not to like

9  Whopping Jay   last is OK but what we want is his powerful effort two back which would give him as good a shot as anyone in this field of ten

4  Liberal

5  Rocky Tough

 

race 9    average clarity

7  Tobacco Road   seems at his very best sprinting on fast rated dirt........significant forward move in his latest........if he can repeat it he is likely the one to beat.........Mulhall is done very well with limited starters at the meeting and has a shot to add to her (11 3 1 2) record today

5  Octopus   last two racing endeavors are better than they appear in print.........he dueled in solid fractions on a slightly dull rail in his latest doing well to only be behind the winner by 3 3/4L at the wire.......race prior to that he checked multiple times but still managed to win......good chance to sit near or on the front end in an affair that seems to set up for those that do

2  Camby  3 of his last 4 starts fit well here and that includes his latest where he had a very wide trip and did it up close to the pace.........seems likely to be a major player in this 20Knw3 claiming affair

1  Wild Bean

11  Red Valor

 

race 10    average clarity

8  Raymundos Secret   best early speed in this 8 horse field and draws highly sought after Flavien Prat so you know this filly is feeling good in this Grade 2 that came up weak........and if she doesn't get they lead she has won 3 times stalking the lead.........should be tough in this made to order spot

2  Lady Prancealot   best credentials (and earnings) in this Grade 2......gets 1st time Rispoli......and by my book her best ever was run in a Grade 1 at Dmr in August of 2019 in a race which was also at 9 furlongs on the grass

4  Pulpit Rider   decent shot to get a nice ground saving trip not surrounded by too many others down the back-stretch.........3 seem quite a bit faster and the 4 others seem quite a bit slower.........such a deal

6  Meal Ticket

3  Don't Blame Judy

 

race 11    average clarity (SHF carryover of $10K here)

3  Strongconstitution   lone race (run two back) running off of relatively short rest was his lifetime best and it seems noteworthy that it was run at 7F (as a two year old) only one furlong less then the 8F (albeit two turns) that he needs to get today.......last race only 26 days ago......seems meant and ready for best

2  Nolo Contesto   (4 1 3 0) in four dirt routes that were not Stakes races.......stalked a solid set of fractions in his latest and ended up running a strong 2nd in the 1 August version of this nw alw race........endurance building a.m. work since.......hard not seeing this fellow not battling for the win in late stretch

6  Royal Act   very impressive works in preparation for his return to the race wars following a 1/2 year layoff........if he is up to his race 2 back in a Grade 3 at SA where ran a bad trip 2nd he has as good a shot as anyone to win this race..........dangerous sort

5  Ronamo

10  Friar's Road

1  Tizamagician

 

 

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Del Mar for Friday 4 September 2020

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Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

4  Allie's Pal   very steady decent work tab for this Wong MC 1st time starter with only one drill I would call dull......and she shows some hints of early speed in her works which makes sense as mom had some early foot........decent 7 lbs bug boy up........like her debut chances if the kid gives her a good ride

6  Taming the Tigress   both lifetime races were run at the MSW and fit well at today's MC50K level.......blinkers off for Miller and that is one of the leading trainer's stronger stats.....Prat wisely sticks with the two year old filly for a 3rd straight race

7  Bingos System   filly showed some ability in her MC debut earning a number that is decent enough that if she builds on the effort she should have a shot at the circle of joy this afternoon

2  Clubhouse Saint

 

race 2     average clarity

7  Chipper   2 of his 3 lifetime races are both much better than par Santucci figs and they are both disguised in their strength by about 5L of trip adjustment.........trainer is very good at getting laid up sprinters ready to roll.........1st on the sod but bred to handle it.........Prat was up when last seen on the 1st of Dec. and is up today as well

2  Coalinga Road   dangerous inside speed and this gelding has exited the gate well in both lifetime starts........solid preparatory works and 1st time leading turf jock Rispoli up hinting Carla Gaines has her three year old ready off of a layoff

4  Master Ryan   just keeps getting better.......and better......and better.......and if the trend continues he has a big shot at reaching the winners circle this afternoon

6  Count Alexei

8  R Matineigh Idol

 

race 3    average clarity

7  Just Grace   Bob Hess and company have a big incentive to have this capable 3 for 5 filly ready fresh off of the bench as she is eligible for the extra $$ for out of town runners.......2 for 2 in claiming races vs slightly better

2  Give Me a Hint   most of the time today's drop would be very alarming but that is not necessarily the case when the trainer is Peter Miller who is seldom afraid to drop a given horse precipitously to get them to the winners circle

10  Tiz Toffee   five year old mare seems best on the Del Mar dirt where she owns 2 wins, 2 2nds & a 3rd in 6 starts...........and the only time she competed at 5 1/2F she won........high % trainer in Rosemary Trela albeit with limited starters

3  Easy Grader

5  Chay Up and Away

 

race 4    below average clarity

3  Lady On Ice   ran rather decently for a filly who had no support at the windows in her MC40K today........doubt she was fully cranked for her debut.........decent chance she benefited from the race..........drops to MC20K where she might have been pointed to all along

4  She B Salty   Puype is much better than average getting MC debut runners to fire at 1st asking.........numerous weekly drills put in and with the last 8 put in at Del Mar.........mom has tossed a winner from one starter........youngster likely will be ignored some at the windows

9  Miss Mozart   2nd out after a layoff.......hot rider/trainer combo at the meeting.......mid pack runner with enough speed signed up to help her cause

10  Second Avenue

7  Save the Story

 

race 5    below average clarity

3  Freedom Flyer   purchased at two for $450K so the connections got a good assessment of what they were getting.......works hint that this filly has speed........Prat is 4 for his last 8 over the last 2 months riding for Callaghan and with 3 others in the money........filly does face males but she is bred well for the turf and training sharply

5  Run Snappy   bad trip in his MSW debut (ran awfully green) where our 3rd pick beat him by 4L but they earned the same Santucci fig......blinkers on to help his focus......2 solid drills put in since the his 14 August debut hinting he exited the race in great shape

6  Commander Khai   decent debut but this Baltas colt did get away on the lead with very soft splits........so if he is a need the lead type his speed needs a boosting or he likely won't see the lead again.......but there then again there aren't many reasons not to think that he can race well without the lead

1  Stratofortress

10  Lochinvar

 

race 6    average clarity

1  Principe Carlo   talk about a horse who likes a particular distance.........(7 4 3 0) at today's 6 1/2 furlong dirt distance........claimed for 20K so the drop isn't much of a concern especially taking into consideration that he is racing for a $57K purse.......good history dealing with post 1.........and today he gets the best rider on his back in some time

4  Rookie Mistake   tough to tell if he is up to his "A game" this afternoon but if he is he has as good a chance of taking down this race as anyone in the field

2  Quick Finish   six year old gelding can get a nice stalking trip which he seems to appreciate as many of his top efforts have come when he grabs the position.........gelding hasn't run a bad race in 2020 but he has yet to win with 3 2nd's and a 3rd........good rider/trainer combo in Rispoli and Blacker

5  Handsome Cat

3  Abusive Gary

 

race 7    average clarity

4  Sabinos Pride   not much speed signed up and this filly appears to have the most especially on the grass........and the two times she was able to get a loose lead she won.......that and she appears capable of a good race without the lead but her chances will lessen without it

6  Little Bird   seems like the best of the many late runners in the field.......2nd out after a layoff and that should be a plus as she won her 2nd lifetime start to graduate and her other win was run 2nd out after a layoff which was also 2nd start in the USA.......good grass trainer in Richard Baltas

5  White Velvet   significant jock upgrade to Prat who seldom rides for Palma...........three year old filly should get a nice stalk position which should serve him well in a race that seems to favor those close up early.........we shall see if that is so about 5 PM Pacific

7  A G Indy

1  Awesome Drive

 

race 8    average clarity

4  Positivity   new trainer for today for this colt who has started his career a perfect 2 for 2........and his 2nd win was in a $100K Stakes race at Del Mar similar to today's $100K Stakes..........that and he has finished up his two races at shorter distances as if more ground to cover today will be a plus

7  Touchdown Brown   little chance in his latest which was run in the same Stakes race as our top choice..........checked plenty on the run-up and ran somewhat wide.........prior to that race he won his MSW debut by 5 1/4 lengths........blinkers on to help his focus

6  Pappy Boyington   0 for 22 at the meeting for the trainer but if this colt can run as well on the conventional dirt as he did on the AW at GG in his MSW debut the elusive win might happen right here

5  Good With People

1  Alpine Thunder

 

race 9    average clarity

5  Sweet Sonny   all three lifetime races which were at the MSW level fit fine at today's MC50K level.........and with his horse up for sale Koriner doesn't mess around and gets the meets top jock to ride making for quite the rider upgrade

8  Siena Silk   works sure suggest Baltas has this 1ster ready for this MC50K.......and why not start her for a tag as she went for sale at only 37K

6  Mulligan   another Baltas 1st time starter working well enough to be dangerous in her MC debut......my guess is at least one of the Baltas horses is well meant today

2  Queen Stormborn

4  She Loves Karaoke

 

 

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Del Mar for Monday 31 August 2020

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race 1    average clarity

6  Lil Richards Bello   after an OK turf race it is back to the dirt for his 3rd start........his MSW debut on the dirt was quite strong and disguised in its strength by a wide trip........and today we get a much more accomplished rider on his back

3  Crooked Finger   decent efforts in both lifetime races and he was a smooth looking easy to handle runner in both......that can go a long way in putting "decent efforts" in the winners circle

5  Tough to Break

1  Zero Down

 

race 2    average clarity

5  Althea Gibson   both lifetime races were on the dirt and are par like efforts for today's level.........1st on the grass but this filly owns a pedigree that should appreciate the surface switch........and when the D'A turns to Prat for the 1st time his horses are almost always "live"

1  Starship Leia   mom has tossed 3 grass winners so the surface change has the potential of being a "positive"..........blinkers today and with this girl's best work to date showing........jock upgrade.......should be a price

2  All Star Heat

8  Capital Heat

9  Scream and Shout

 

race 3    average clarity

2  Impression   bet hard in his latest and did not disappoint.......trainer is solid getting claiming horses to repeat.......that and he shows confidence in his gelding as he steps him up a level.........like last race he should be in the mix from the get go

3  Little No Way   somewhat disguised wake-up in his latest as he stalked a hot pace but did so on a dead inside at Dmr on 31 July 2020......he did lose to our top choice but might turn the tables and at a decent price

6  The Creep

5  Plum Dandy

 

race 4    average clarity

10  Luxury Liner   like the cut back in turf distance (8F to 5F).........and........this stat sure stands out for Steven Miyadi who is still looking for his 1st win at the meeting: 33% win with his last 50 with the sprint-route-sprint move........seems like he has a shot to get that elusive win this afternoon

1  Teddy's Barino   dangerous looking work tab for this debut runner and she lands Prat who has won 3 of his last 7 for Mark Glatt

7  Sky On Ice

6  After Midnight

2  Closing Remarks

 

race 5    below  average clarity

1  Big Dress   Yakteen is 3 for his last 5 with the sprint-route-sprint move and leading rider Umberto Rispoli sticks with the filly.......and it is reassuring that this filly broke well from the rail in both of her lifetime starts........not that much speed in the race and this two year old filly has some

2  Take Her Temp   decent debut and Prat stays put......likely needs a small forward move and she might provide it

3  Vanna

8  Dancing Dana

6  Big Moon

 

race 6    average clarity

3  Invincibella   trainer Hector Palma likely saw something positive for his filly to step her up following 3 dull efforts at the 25K level.......she ran a solid 2nd in a decent time for the day and level showing vastly improved route speed........two reassuring drills since.......should be in the mix from the get go

6  Red Bunting   seems best of the late runners signed up and she is racing 2nd out following a layoff so she might show more this afternoon because of it

11  Colombian Gold

8  Lady Noquez

4  Danceformunny

 

race 7    average clarity

5  Paige Runner   trainer Lorenzo Ruiz is 24% win 1st after a claim and he wisely puts up Figueroa who is (5 2 1 0) on this filly.......Ruiz is also strong with the route - sprint move which is the case here......and her race 2 back at Dmr was one fast heat for the 8K level on 31 July and fits well at today's significantly higher level

1  Dorita's Lemon   filly should get a nice stalking trip sitting behind our 3rd selection who should be loose on the lead but tends to flatten come crunch time......such a deal

4  Bounty of Gold

8  Wishful

3  Zillinda

 

race 8    below average clarity

2  Scarto   good post and retains the top turf jock on the grounds in Rispoli.......latest is very solid for the level and fits at today's higher level of racing........the race was the 1st time this three year old got to race of off 4 weeks or less........24 days since her latest........might be feeling awfully good

7  Mecklenburg   brutal trip in her 1st in the U S of A as she broke poorly and ran rank for quite some think......Prat stays put despite of the lack of control.......lookout if this girl settles down

8  Ajourneytofreedom

1  Ekklesia

4  Great Power

 

race 9    average clarity  (Super High Five carryover of $13.5K here)

4  Into Victory   O'Neill just claimed and year in and year out that is a dangerous proposition for opposition.......lone dirt race was run in her latest race and is solid for today's level.......that and the one mile to 7F cut back is quite often a very good move........jock upgrade to boot

3  Caught in a Trappe   2 of 5 lifetime races are par like efforts for today's MC20K level and both are better than they appear in print.......decent chance to get a nice stalk or mid pack position which often works well in 7F races

10  Big Game Plan

5  Suezaaana

1  Apache Pass

9  Foxy Carmela

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