08-08-2018 Del Mar Full Card

This card could go a number of ways today. Its not a card I wanted to spend a lot of money on and no longshots really jumped out. In fact this is the first time I could not find a nice longshot in a card. I have a mix of 5-1 shots but I would not call them longshots.


If you are at Del Mar this summer be sure to stop by the Newcomers Seminar and say hello as I will be hosting it each Sunday one hour before the first race at the main entrance.




Pick 4 I need a single is race  – none


Pick 5 I need a single is in race 1 Believe Indeed who ships in for bonus money off two straight wins back east. The 2 negatives are Desormeaux is ice cold at Del Mar as is trainer Hess but this horse is dropping and if this guy can’t win its wide open



Longshots of the Day:

None jumped out a first in many years for me at Del Mar!


Today’s Late Pick 4 beginning in race 6 will cost $16 with horses listed in preference.






Today’s Early Pick 5 beginning in race 1 will cost $32 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.”