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Del Mar for Saturday 16 November 2019

Decent card today. Be back with you on Sunday.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1   below average clarity

6  Two Fifty Coup   often the best time to get away with a drop is off of a layoff and that is the case here with this O'Neill gelding........2 of 3 lifetime races on the Dmr main track fit well in this spot.......works are solid........hot jock gets the call......should be in the mix from the get go

4  Dubnation   lone race at Dmr fits fine here.......(5 1 2 2) on main track surfaces.......four year old is versatile as in capable of running on or off of the pace.......trainer has a solid history winning right back following a maiden breaking race

3  Buck Duane   (6 0 4 1) in his last six sprints when wearing blinkers......they are on today........2 decent reassuring drills since his latest that was run 33 days ago......rather sure he fires a good race but he does like to hang

 

race 2    average clarity

2  King Abner   lifetime best was run turf to dirt off of 36 days rest.......turf in latest 28 days ago.......capable on or off of the pace........2 for 3 at Del Mar........(6 2 2 1) at the distance.........a superfecta of reasons to consider this D'Amato five year old

1  Curlin Rules   fits just fine if he brings his "A game" especially at the distance of one mile.......he brought it in his latest and likely can duplicate the effort......like his chances more if he takes back some but I doubt that happens with Maldonado up

 

race 3    average clarity

5  Zipper Mischief   good turf sprinter (3 1 2 0) and the shorter the sprint the better.......and his regular rider has options a he is responsive both on or off of the pace.....definitely the one to overcome

6  Young Hendrick   best on the Del Mar turf and he is coming off of his lifetime best........still if our top choice brings his "B game" or better he will need to run another lifetime top.......works have never been better.......hmmm

2  Older Brother  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE   best of what's left.......10 lbs off with bug boy up.......does like the grass.......big step up.......stranger things have happened in abbreviated turf sprint races

 

race 4    average clarity

2  Western Flyer   trainer does decently with limited starters and he has won 2 of his last 6 with 2nd time starters.......three year old was given a tune-up in his debut which also was at one mile......showed life and galloped out well........improved work since the race........rather sure this fellow moves forward.......how much is the ? mark

3  Luck Is My Name   best in routes and his route races on the grass and the synthetic fit here.......if of course he can reproduce similar today in his 1st to date on the conventional dirt......pedigree hints he should

6  Brazilian Summer   good 1st at a route in his latest and the cut back in distance of 1/2 furlong sure should be a plus........not out of the win picture by any means

8  Barrel Angel

5  Nil Phet

 

race 5    average clarity

1  French Getaway   latest on the dirt was a big run and disguised in it's strength by slightly slow start and a wide trip up near the pace-setters.......and he seems better on the turf (5 2 0 2).......and he is one for one at the one mile turf distance........should get a nice ground saving stalking trip.....hard not to like

5  Moonlight Drive   another who can get a good stalking trip behind a suspect leader in the 7 horse........six year old won his latest and that is a dangerous thing for the opposition when the trainer is Mulhall as she is 8 for her last 22 with "claim repeaters"

9  Offshore   seems like the best of the off pace runners but with a difficult post to break from.......but Cedillo has been magical at times on the grass and is a great addition to the S Cal jockey colony

3  Tough It Out

11 AE   Many Roses  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE

8  Forever Juanito  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE

 

race 6    average clarity

4  Bristol Bayou   strong forward move in her 2nd lifetime start which was in a route and the strength of the effort is disguised bad trip......that in her next she broke bad.......blinkers on to help her focus........looking for her to sit closer and finish well

5  Night On the Town  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  very strong work tab for this R Mandella MSW 1ster..........and over the years when the trainer shows strong drills for an expensive baby they quite often run big........$425K purchase

7  Parkour   double barrel action for Mandella as her also trains our top choice.......looking for more from this 2nd time starter as there was little support at the windows for her in her debut and yet she almost ran par........might not have been fully cranked......likely is today

8  Paige Anne

1  Mundaye Call

 

race 7    below average clarity   

3  Kitty Boom Boom   on the improve with each and every race for Baltas and company early in 2019........repeat of her last which was in l;ate April would likely be tough to beat......believe she is ready......but is the rider as G Franco has been dismal to start the meeting especially considering he gets decent mounts.......come on Geovanni

1  Pretty Point   seemingly suites the 1 1/16 turf distance the most........Mike Smith likely will sit far back and come roaring home in the stretch........trainer has been awfully cold......but might jump start things here

8  Out of Balance   talk about a rider that fits a horse.......and that rider couldn't be a better for a grass race in Flavien Prat.......like our 2nd choice this filly will be running from far back

5  Sedamar

4  Hello Bubbles

 

race 8    above average clarity

3  Thousand Words  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  brilliant MSW debut for this Baffert two year old colt stopping the clock in a time that fits strongly at today's Grade 3 level........and he did it with a wide trip......Prat wisely stays put

6  Strongconstitution   could have been two for two lifetime if things didn't get tight in the stretch drive........that and by my book he owns the most impressive preparatory work for today's 7F G3.....not out of the win picture by any means

5  High Velocity  Baffert "other" horse win need a move forward today despite a 2L win in his MSW debut.....might provide it as his morning work is more impressive at Dmr than SA

 

race 9    average clarity

4  Abusive Gary   big move forward in his 2nd lifetime start which was back in Jan.......raced wide on a day the rail was golden at Santa Anita on a sloppy surface.......away since that Jan race but he is training like he is ready to roll as a 1st time gelding.....decent grass pedigree......big speed in the aforementioned slop race..........believe he goes after the lead here and in a good spot to be a speed horse

8  Play Money   tough post but a somewhat wide trip might not keep him from winning as his numbers sure stand out in this race......and he seems at his best racing on the Dmr turf at today's one mile turf distance

2  Bud Knight   smooth turf running type.......smooth turf jock.......decent post......those three things can make up for a three year old who is a little short number wise

6  Brix

5  Fravel

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