Evening racing again to start off the weekend. My ticket today looks like I am a D’Amato/Baltas groupie! Granted, its hard to argue against using their horses right now with the heaters they are putting in.
The Pick 4 begins on the Hill today and I am going three deep here. The favorite in here is #9 Ya Ya Girl who shortens up after a 6th place finish last out. In March she was second at this distance ahead of my other choice here , the #4 Kathy Drama. I am also going to use the #7 Arewehavingfunyet from another hot trainer right now Baltas who is winning 33% and has won 6 of his last 8 first timers.
In race 6 we get the first D’Amato play in the sequence, #5 Watdifriendzitmake. On the shelf since December if she runs like she did back in October she’s a slam dunk. #6 Del Mar Dixie has been getting better in each race and Baze riding only helps.
I was going to skip #4 Soresca in this race but D’Amato claimed her last out and he is 2 for 4 off the claim, just to add to the interest. #1 Nicegirlsfinishlast gives us a price in this race of 6-1 despite having won 2 of 3. Bejarano and Baltas team up on #6 Jade With Envy. This combo has won 5 of 9. Jade has a claim voided last out but posted a bullet work and Bejarano sticks so I will use. #7 Provaricator ran second behind Jade last out first time route and first time turf. She is dangerous here if our leading trainers don’t get the win.
We get a 5 furlong maiden claiming to end the sequence with not much to go on. #8 Travel Free posted a fast workout here last week so I will use based on that even though she hasn’t run since July. Golden Gate shippers have been doing well at the meet and #2 Shallot plunges in class after finishing fifth on turf last out.
My ticket will cost $24
San Onofre ran 350 feet more than every other horse in Monday’s race and lost by a nose, need I say more? The Best Bet today is in race #2 Bolo but offers no value so I will try a Pick 3 with 1,3,6 X 5 X 3,4,5