Del Mar for Friday 19 November 2021

Plenty of racing at Del Mar as in 7 of the next 10 days.

Seems like a decent race card today.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

3  Map to My Heart   three year old filly from the Koriner barn has been absent since October 2020 but she returns using Lasix for the 1st time and with a prolonged work tab that suggests she is ready to roll.......she showed she can run well fresh as she put in a good stretch run to finish 3rd in her MSW debut which was run at today's 5F distance and at Del Mar........jock upgrade to boot

2  Vigilantia   lone lifetime race for this filly was back in March at GP on the dirt and it wasn't much........shows up in the Michael McCarthy barn and with a five work series that is very strong.......good rider/trainer combo........pedigree says she should take to the sod........solid incentive to be ready as she is eligible for the extra moola available to ship and win 1st in invaders

1  Va Va Voom

 

race 2    average clarity

4  Velvet Slippers   both one mile races for this Baffert filly are fast time/figs........that and she has shown she is capable of running on the lead or off of the pace......such a deal

3  Ginja   double barrel action for Baffert as he trains our top choice.......1st time Mike Smith and the Hall of Fame jock likely will go after the lead in a race that seemingly favors those that do.......hard to split the Baffert horses

2  California Kook

 

race 3    average clarity

2  Bright Leaf   plenty of gas signed up in this affair should flatter this Sadler colt's late kick........and then there is the Ellingwood/Sadler combo as no "team" is hotter as they are (6 4 1 0) with their last 6 and most of the wins were by a wide margins

6  Hay Juan    speaking of a dangerous rider/trainer team.........Hernandez and O'Neill 8 for their last 18......two year colt is all about early speed and he might be the speed of the speed here........1st out after the O'Neill claim and the works suggest he has improved his new addition to his barn......we shall if that is so about 1:30 p.m. Pacific time

7  Tizlightning

4  Clampett

 

race 4    average clarity

1  Psycho Dar   good post and rider for a 5F grass race at Dmr for this gelding who can win from off of the pace but mostly likes the front end......2nd out after the Truman claim and over the years that is a dangerous proposition for the opposition

3  Barristan The Bold   rather hot trainer in Papaprodromou who like Eddie Truman is quite dangerous 2nd out following a claim which is the case here.......cut back in turf distance (6 1/2F to 5F) for today can aid this fellow's endurance when push comes to shove in the late stages of this 5F turf affair

5  Fight On

7  First Prez

2  Fly the Sky

 

race 5    average clarity

4  Riviera Champ   just claimed by Michael Maker and the two vastly improved works since hint the trainer has the trump card for this two year old.........that and the connections are wiling to drop this baby from MC50 to MC32K........and it is a good sign that J. J. Hernandez rides thru the claim

7  Town Boy   on the improve with each and every race and now drops back to the MC32K level where Doug claimed him for two races back following a nice 2nd in a MC50K.........trainer is 18 for his last 54 (33%) 2nd out after a given claim

8  State of the Union

5  Besame Mucho

9  Medina Man

 

race 6    average clarity

8  Absolute Unit   colt seems at his best on the Dmr turf and racing at today's one mile dirt distance........best set of works for a Michael Maker runner that I can remember since he arrived in S Cal with some horses.......Rispoli gets the call and when Maker legs up the fine turf rider his stock is usually "live"........rather sure this colt is doing well

1  Dr. Troutman   Hollendorfer seven year old is a "need to lead" type and the only other horse that seemingly can go with him early (# 3) I believe is not doing too well right now........right guy for the job in Maldonado who has a solid history riding this gelding who is (17 0 6 4) at today's distance but might grab his 1st win at the distance today

9  Stirling Drive

5  French Getaway

7  Seeking Refuge

 

race 7    below average clarity

5  Big Summer   very consistent sort on the grass for Blake Heap and friends.......1st on the dirt for career start number 6 and her pedigree for it is just fine......race has a decent chance to set up for a mid pack (or a deep closer) runner like herself as the 1, 3 and the 4 all seem likely to go after the lead

7  Cassie Belle   another who has something to prove on the dirt but her recent 3 drills put in hint she will handle it......trainer Sean McCarthy is often at his most dangerous 2nd after a break which is the case today

2  Kristi's Tiger

1  Saturday Heist

4  Delta Wind

 

race 8    average clarity

10  La Deuxieme Etoile   all three lifetime turf races were at today's one mile distance (and two were at Dmr) and are better than par for today's level of racing.........works are solid and she finally gets out of the open company ranks and gets to face Cal-breds today

5  Bonnie Brae   two year old filly had a bad trip in her MSW debut breaking badly and running wide but she still managed to beat 4 of 7 foes in a 6F dirt race.......pedigree to handle one mile of turf is very solid .........recent bullet best of 21 59:2H work is impressive for a two year old filly state-bred..........trainer/rider are 3 for their last 8.........seems very dangerous

11  Roubaix

4  Precious Insight

8  Infinite Love

3  Candy On Top

 

 

 

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