08-12-2018 Del Mar Full Card

Let’s see if I can get some birthday luck today at Del Mar today! We hit another Pick 5 yesterday with our $36 bet returning a modest $173 win.


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 today longshot shopping


Pick 5 I need a single is in race 3 Anonymity has won 3 of 4 and moves up in class today to this Grade 3 race and picks up Prat who is winning 31% for trainer Mandella. Top speed in the race and she likes Del Mar going 2 for 2 here. When horses love this track pay attention! The 2nd favorite in this race Skye Diamonds the winner last year but Anonymity looks to tower above her.




Longshots of the Day:

Race 4: Sheza Factor for the Fig/Miller 31% winning combo, Miller is 26% claiming moving up in class up a win we get 6-1 or more

Race 5: Go Daddy Go, Koriner debut horse and jockey is 2 of 3 for him, sharp works and turf breeding and 8-1 is a nice price. We also have   a 1st time Irish horse, 1st time Lasix and blinkers with it seems a plan to try gate to wire. This horse debuted in May in Ireland then shipped here with 5 works. That race in Ireland was at 131 pounds so an 11 pound weight break today

Race 7: Gray Magician, Pereira chose this over the Koriner horse, dam has 2 winners from 2 starters with a stakes winner and a sharp workout and 10-1

Race 9: Lucky Again which is what we want today! Jockey Periera is 2 of 4 for trainer who also races another in here, Dam has 1 winner from 3 starters, trainer is 20% maiden claiming and we get a sharp work. Wide open race why not take a shot on a price with a name for the track!(SCRATCHED)


Today’s Late Pick 4 beginning in race 6 will cost $40.50 with horses listed in preference.






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



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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.”