08-10-2018 Del Mar Full Card

So yesterday saw two of the coldest jockeys at the meet Desormeaux and Talamo each win a race. Let’s see if they can build on it. We are now in the middle part of the meet where things tend to get interesting every year. Streaks get broken and new streaks started right about now!


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 7 Cordiality who comes in with a sharp work for a trainer 19% off the layoff, highest speed in the race and drops in here off a Grade 3 beaten by 2 lengths race


Pick 5 I need a single is in race  – non today longshot shopping



Longshots of the Day:

Race 2: Old Indian Trick, these 5fl turf races have been bringing chaos, won last out on dirt, dam had 1 winner on turf, trainer is 27% maiden winner last race, early speed and we get a nice big price

Race 3: Wild Wild Kingdom, 20-1 or more for a Miller/Fig combo and they are winning 26%. Miller is 28% blinkers off, 25% 2nd off the bench. The horse has early speed then fades the blinkers off should help ration the speed for later at a nice price. Fig chose this over a 6-1 horse and this tandem is on fire

Race 7: Princess Roi, had trouble at the gate then flew early only to tire. That was the first start off the bench in more than a year, an obvious prep race. We get another bullet workout and Smith hops on. 8-1 is a great price

Race 8: Twitterati, ships in for bonus money for a trainer winning 28% shipping, has a name for Del Mar and a big price


Today’s Late Pick 4 beginning in race 5 will cost $27 with horses listed in preference.






Today’s Early Pick 5 beginning in race 1 will cost $54 with horses listed in preference


1,6 (6)


4,2 (9)




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.”