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Del Mar for Sunday 22 November 2020

Be back with you on Thursday Thanksgiving Day which begins the Del Mar Turf Festival which runs until closing day on Sunday 29 November.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

7  Save the Story   seems like a great spot for a speed horse........the two times this filly found the front end she ran 2nd.......if she finds it again and repeats her last she will be very tough here

8  It's a Riddle   Hess runners have been firing at a higher rate than they normally do........that and this is one consistent filly and that includes at Del Mar..........but she sure likes to hang........needs to overcome it

9 Magical Smile   great spot for a switch in riders to a very aggressive gate jock in Maldonado as he enhances the chances of this filly getting a nice stalk position behind our top selection

2  Our Bonnie Lass

6  Our Romance


race 2    average clarity

4  Life Is Good   super pedigree for this Baffert MSW 1st took awhile for this colt to flash a few works that indicates he can run some but his last two drills indicate he's ready to roll and then some

6  Wipe the Slate   one of the better work tabs for an O'Neill 1st time starter in quite some time........jock is chilly to start the new meeting but he does his best work riding for the owner/trainer combo of Reddam/O'Neill

2  Roman Centurian   Simon Callaghan wins his fair share of the two year old MSW affairs and he appears to have his youngster training well enough to be dangerous in his debut run


race 3    average clarity

7  Florentine Diamond   three year old filly has broken poorly in 2 of her 5 turf sprints and in the 3 that she didn't she was on the front end of things.......but more importantly she really flew early in her latest with speed jock Maldonado aboard but had to duel in a nasty set of fractions......if she breaks well today she has a chance to get a very loose lead.......come on Edwin

2  Roses and Candy   beat our top selection in her latest sitting mid pack.......jock has been ice cold for an extended period of time but he won Friday and prior to that showed some hints of awakening

6  Mariah Girl   after a strong 5 race career in Argentina this filly has put in 5 disappointing races in the USA........but she was just claimed by O'Neill and the high percentage 1st following a claim trainer gets Prat to accept the mount hinting he might have the trump card for this filly which might be as simple as "blinks on"

3  Flat Out Joy

4  Brittle and Yoo


race 4    average clarity

6  Paige Runner   last race fits but what we really want is her effort 4 back which was the 31 July version of this 8K one mile race at Del Mar.......and we might get it as the meets runaway leading jock rides for the 1st time.......and that is especially noteworthy as this filly has had a steady diet of low percentage riders on her back

5  Boonesboro Beauty   seems best on conventional dirt........jock moved a little too early (and too wide) especially for a runner who likes too flatten out late......if the pace is slow (he will sit closer with reasonable fractions) or the jock times his move better this filly would have a decent shot at taking down this race

4  Shoe Game   trainer Manuel Ortiz sure is hot albeit with limited starters and he sends out a mare who is going for a 3rd straight win......1st at Del Mar but this six year old has won at many different venues so why not Dmr.......trainer and rider are 2 for their last 4.......danger city

8  Free My Soul

2  Fruitfully


race 5    below average clarity

4  Crankin   broke slightly tardy and then showed solid early speed in a MC50K dirt the move into the MSW ranks and the cut back in distance of 3/16.........1st on rider upgrade......those that have raced are not much

5  Master Run   very consistent sort amassing a career record (all on the turf) of (9 0 5 3 1) and with an average field size of over 9 horses.......that record combined with her running lines suggest she is definitely a "hanger"......maybe 1st time Rispoli can get her over the bad habit......we shall see

7  Queen's Code   MSW 1st time starter from the Gaines barn has many works put in and a couple that are so turf breeding but what really catches my eye is that Smith has won the last two mounts that he got from Carla

11 AE  Star Racer

6  Fat Stacks

2  Zero Down


race 6    average clarity

5  Shimmer Me Timbers   strong MC50K debut 22 days ago and a very reassuring 4F drill since......and this two year old got very little support at the windows hinting he wasn't all that cranked......he likely is today

8  Crash Corrigan   very poor exits from the metal monster in both lifetime starts.........he did move forward a lot in his 2nd start actually running better than par for today's MC50K when you adjust for a break where he lost 6L........bullet gate work since.......come on T C Baze

3  Detective Bernardo   fired his lifetime best in his latest racing too wide and still closing to grab a 2 beaten lengths 2nd .......better post and a nice reassuring quick 3F drill since.......not out of the win picture by any means......pun intended

7  Joe Don Looney

6  Big Well


race 7    average clarity

1  Ekklesia   colt ran the race of his life in his latest which was on the dirt where he dueled in a very fast pace and still managed to hold on to win........strong works since.........turf today and 1st time Prat........hard not to like

3  I'm Leaving You   three year old gelding finally gets a good post to work with and that should enhance his chances of getting a nice ground saving up close trip.......strength of his latest is disguised to some extend and that should help him go off a decent price

10  American Farmer   difficult post for Baze to deal with but this three year old has been facing better and he continues to train like a happy healthy individual up north at Golden Gate

4  Defense Wins

2  Goalie


race 8    average clarity

5  Oliver   away since June but I like like the way this O'Neill four year old is finishing up his training preparing for this afternoon's $100K Stakes race for Cal-breds.......(4 0 3 0) at the somewhat specialty distance of 7F and even tough he hasn't won at 7F he fired a couple of his lifetime best figs......and he races as a 1st time gelding today giving him the potential to improve

3  Take the One O One   likely pointed to this $100K Stakes race as this five year old is 3 for 3 on the dirt at Del Mar and only 3 for 13 everywhere else........regular rider Valdivia rides for the 6th straight time..........might go after the lead but it seems more likely that he will stalk a few speed types and note the only time he raced at 7F he won and did so stalking the lead

8  Galilean   four year old colt is (6 3 0 2) since John Sadler took over the training duties.........colt ran one big effort at Lrc in a $100K one mile Stakes race at Lcr following a 5 1/2 dirt win........5 1/2 turf win in latest and races in a dirt 7F Stakes.......not exactly the same maneuver but close enough

6  El Tigre Terrible

9  Loud Mouth


race 9    below average clarity

5  Quick and Dirty   decent turf pedigree.......draws Mike Smith........cost $95K so making his debut in a M80K doesn't bother me are decent and hint this filly has some speed

4  Bingos System   Hess is having a good meeting and he must like what he sees to step this filly way up in MC for his 1st grass and route race........and with Maldonado stays up you know he will go after a good up close early position

7  Itainteasybeingray   very good pedigree for the turf and a this GG invader who has two AW sprints under her belt seems very likely to wake-up what degree is the ? mark

2  Chicks Dig Munny

1  Malibu Hannah

6  Cutetip


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