08-23-2018 Del Mar Full Card

We almost swept the Del Mar Thursday card as we won the 1st seven races and going into the last race we had 4 horses. Alas a 20-1 longshot was loose on the lead and could not be caught. We did nail a 21-1 longshot in race 6 and along with another Pick 5 win we padded the bankroll. Again I can’t believe we got 21-1 on that horse!!!! The single of the day keying on top of all exotics also paid nicely!



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 Friday and Sunday one hour before the first race at the main entrance.



Pick 4 I need a single is race – none today


Pick 5 I need a single is in race 2 Lucky Student, although rising up in class after winning 2 weeks ago going shorter the horse dominated and should be very tough right back even on the class hike. 6 fl seems to be the perfect distance. Highest speed at the distance and best speed of all in here. Single and key on top off all exotics



Longshots of the Day:

Race 3: Varanasi, Mandella tries turf and puts Prat on. I doubt we get this 10-1 morning line. Dam has 3 winners from 6 starters including 1 on turf and we get a sharp work

Race 8: All I Can Say 1st start in a year and in for a claiming tag so have to think live at a price with bills to pay. Win rider Quinonez hops on for Brinkerhoff and he is 3 of 6 for the trainer and we also get a sharp work


Today’s Late Pick 4 beginning in race 7 will cost $30 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.”