Hello everyone, this will be my first time posting here and today I’ll be taking a look at Del Mar. I’ll give a few selections and a brief analysis for selected races. My advice to anyone betting horses has always been to avoid taking any handicappers pick as gospel, but instead to use it as information to add to your own analysis. So hopefully today I can provide some worthwhile information for you.
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Race 1: Terra Lago (7) goes 1st our for Miller who is 25% 1st time out in maiden claimers. Her dam Maggie’s Storm has 6 winners from 7 starters and Terra Lago shows a solid work tab for her debut.
Mis Viola (5) drops in class and also shows good works. She is eligible to improve here.
Fly as a Falcon (4) took a lot of money in her debut but broke awkwardly and didn’t factor much in the outcome. However, she deserves another chance if she can break cleanly.
Race 3: These turf sprints often offer great betting value and this one is no different. A couple such horses that I am taking a look at in here are No Silent (2) who returns from an April layoff but has consistently run in higher class races and owns a 6-2-1-1 record over the course. The other is Hank the Tank (8) who hasn’t been out in almost a year and is making his turf debut here for Mike Puype. This race is a tough start for pick 6 players out there.
Race 4: This race is another wide open affair. The one I am looking at in here is Dangerously Close (5) who finished behind Adios Cali (4) last time out at Lone Star Park, but he didn’t have the cleanest start and shows a bullet (4 in 46 1/5) workout at Del Mar in preparation for this race. My alternate selection here would be Zuzu’s Petals (6) who has been popular at the claim box and goes our for Jeff Mullins today. This one usually comes with an honest run and has hit the board in all 4 of his Del Mar tries (4-1-1-2)
Race 6: In the features 150k Real Good Deal Stakes I prefer the two Doug O’Neill runners. Ann Arbor Eddie (6) comes into this one off a big effort last time out and could take another step forward here. The only 3 losses on his resume have come in graded stakes company with 2 of them coming at the hands of the talented but injured Mastery. His stablemate, Milton Freewater (5), should get a decent pace to run at here and could be along for a share late.
Race 7: Offshore (9) was put into a few difficult spots after breaking his maiden first time out over this course last September but finds a more realistic spot here for Drysdale.
Oregon (2) faces winners for the 1st time after breaking his maiden with a nice effort last time out. Another step forward would put him in the mix.
Trifecta (3) goes 3rd time off the layoff and is also worth a look here if he can work out a trip under Talamo.
To anyone that reads this thank you for giving me a few minutes of your time. This is my first time posting picks to a website like this and I definitely look forward to any feedback you may have as I find ways to continually improve both my handicapping and formatting.