07-30-2017 Del Mar Full Card

Update: Race 1 use #6 Passion for Papa in Pick 5


We started off with a great price in the Pick 4 yesterday with Domestic Village winning at 10-1 and in the Bing Crosby I was again correct in betting against the off the bench Baffert favorite but that was all she wrote in what was a frustrating day of gambling. Almost there but yet so far away! Today I am adding in something different with my Dad, the man who taught me everything horses taking a swing at the Pick 4! Miller continues to run cold at Del Mar and Hollendorfer is the frozen tundra again. The thing is one has to use them in sequences.



It’s Buy One Get One Sunday – get Wednesday Free!





Race 9 today is won by horses priced 5-1 to 10-1 odds at a 38% rate


Best Bets:

Race 8 Stellar Wind has won 4 of the last 5 including both G1’s this year and she loves Del Mar going 2 for 2


Longshots of the Day:

Race 1: Hennessy Storm, Chantal picks up the ride as they try dirt for the 1st time since January when strangely enough this horse had her best race of the year running a closing 2nd at 6 fl on dirt like today. Her works are faster than the top two choices as well and I believe this distance is ideal at a great price!

Race 2: Little Bit Lovely, claimed from Miller the last week at Santa Anita and we had a similar situation last week where I thought another mistake for a trainer on a cold streak, Stevens picks up the ride for this speedster and they cut back and offer up for the claiming price so they are hunting for the win, trainer is 18% 1st off the claim. Based on recent races longer and the early speed this distance looks perfect.

Race 7: Burger and Fries, I have bet every race this horse has run in the States as Frank Scatoni reminded me on twitter last night so once more we try! This time Roman hops on and Paddy is winning 22% at the meet thus far, much better than last year, off since Del Mar in November they have bills to pay and did attract bug boy! In this same race Talamo rides Tequilla Joe 2nd off a year break who raced well in Grade 3’s last year. Prat rode the warm-up off the bench race at Santa Anita and is not here today. If he was riding we would not get this price I can assure you!



Dad’s Late Pick 4 will cost $24






Son’s Pick 4 today will cost $36 with horses listed in preference.






Today’s Pick 5 will cost $36 with horses listed in preference










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.”