07-24-2021 Del Mar Full Card

A great start to the weekend with my $135 Pick 5 paying $5,324! That is the type of score I push my betting strategy around. We have 11 races today so let’s jump in!

Value Play of the Day:

Race 11: Run Like Kona – before the last turf race Rispoli thought enough of this horse to ride it 3 in a row, a 2nd in September here and 2 disappointing outings off the bench in April and May. Hess drops the horse today and adds Jessica. From 2 races here at the beach Kona has a win and a second and at 15-1 is very attractive value. I picture Pyfer taking this horse gate-to-wire.

Value Plays for Today:.

Race 3: Socially Smart had a best of day workout last week in preparation for today’s 1st try on dirt. Jessica jumps on with a 5 pound weight break. This horse cost $300k at auction. A nice backup to the odds on Prat favorite.Horses over 5-1 have won this race 6 of 10 times it’s been run and the favorite has won once only.

Race 4: Dicey Mo Chara has as much last race speed and back speed as the favorite and a great closing kick. The issue – the 1 post is 1 for 20 at the meet on all surfaces.

Race 5: Investment Account drops in class and adds blinkers for Tim Yakteen who is winning 29% 1st start, 27% shipping and hits with prices on these moves.

Race 6: Uncle Addouma lone victory was under Jessica in April going 6fl. Next out going 6 ½ he came 8wide to miss by less than 4 from far back. Last out it was another late move under Hernandez. Jessica is back on and I believe this distance is ideal for this jockey at 15-1.

Race 10: Jibber Jabber – hard to bet against the odds on favorite BUT anything can happen in racing and this horse has the top closing kick.

Race 11: Run Like Kona – before the last turf race Rispoli thought enough of this horse to ride it 3 in a row, a 2nd in September here and 2 disappointing outings off the bench in April and May. Hess drops the horse today and adds Jessica. From 2 races here at the beach Kona has a win and a second and at 15-1 is very attractive value. I picture Pyfer taking this horse gate-to-wire.

Today’s Race 1 50 cent Early Pick 5 will cost $120  with horses listed in preference

Race 1: 5,3,1,7

Race 2: 3,4

Race 3: 2,4,5

Race 4: 7,3,2,1,9

Race 5: 9,7

Today’s Race 8 $0.50 Late Pick 4 will cost $54 with horses listed in preference

Race 8: 6,2,3,5

Race 9: 2,6,4

Race 10: 2,5,7

Race 11: 6,9,10

Selections for each race with horses listed in preference

Race 1: 5,3,1,7

Race 2: 3,4

Race 3: 2,4,5

Race 4: 7,3,2,1,9

Race 5: 9,7

Race 6: 7,5,3,10

Race 7: 5,1

Race 8: 6,2,3,5

Race 9: 2,6,4

Race 10: 2,5,7

Race 11: 6,9,10

Typos happen and I do my best not to make them. Always read through my writeups to make sure the posted numbers are correct. I list Pick 4, Pick 5 selections and also a listing of all plays for each race. If there are any differences, please let me know.

*Horses listed in brackets are for added coverage if wanted and for exotics.

For races where I only have one or two selections I usually like to KEY the top choice  with the second choice and an outside for trifectas.

When I have three horses selected in a Pick 4 or Pick 5 consider them for Trifecta boxes and for superfecta boxes use the 3 selections with the highest priced horse with good form or top tier jockeys riding, especially if they give a price. Rolling Pick 3 and doubles using selections. 

Irish horse racing saying –

“Bíonn grásta Dé idir an dialait agus an talamh.”

“The grace of God is found between the saddle and the ground.”

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