08-25-2019 Del Mar Full Card

We have 9 races today and the return of Improbable in race 8, my single today in the late Pick 4. It has been tough singling favorites this week but we need those singles in order to spread in these wide open races. 

UNION TRIBUNE VALUE PLAY OF THE DAY:

Fifth Race No. 4, Lincoln City (5-1)

Lincoln City ran third June 21 after a nine month break, a race that has produced multiple winners and runner ups indicating it was a very live race. The horse flew from the gate but was given a very poor ride with the jockey pulling him up and then racing four wide despite having the inside post advantage. When ‘City was in the clear he moved late and passed the winner on the gallop out. This is the same race my race 10 longshot River God on Saturday was in. We have a sharp workout last week and it was not claim bait as the horse races protected today. I love the jockey upgrade to Abel Cedillo. 

Pick 5 I need a single is race 2 Painting Corners who “drops” in class today off a stakes win at this distance last out for Prat and Miller who are dominating at Del Mar winning 29%. 2nd start off the layoff a nice logical single in the Pick 5 today. If you need added coverage S Y Sky is the backup.

Pick 4 I need a single is in race 8 Improbable who drops in class today from Grade 1 races, 1st start since May. King jack is unbeaten but I had to pick a single and this is the one today.

Longshots of the Day:

Race 1: Concord Jet is the other Koriner horse (he has the favorite). 1st start since a win last November here at Del Mar. The horse races protected today and has some sharp works in preparation for today. It could be merely a prep race but as we all know it’s expensive to sit on horses for a year with no paychecks so when trainers get a free shot they tend to place to collect

Race 6: Day by Day ships in off the claim for Wong who has huge numbers and races protected today for the ship and win money. Won last out at Churchill in a race that saw 2 next out winners. This is a WIDE OPEN race with soooo much early speed we need a closer and this is the one. Mongolian Humor is 1st time Cerin who claimed off red hot Ganbat and Cedillo rides through the claim at 10-1. Cerin wins 27% 1st off the claim.

Race 7: General Interest has 2 wins and a 2nd at Del Mar. He won last month 1st start off a 9 month break for the potent Desormeaux/Hess tandem and beat a next out winner. Hess wins 21% 2nd start off the bench and the same 2nd start turf.

Today’s Race 1 Early Pick 5 will cost $40.50 with horses listed in preference

Race 1: 6,2,5 (4)*

Race 2: 7,5,1

Race 3: 1 (5,4)*

Race 4: 2,10,1

Race 5: 8,4,5

Today’s Race 6 Late Pick 4 will cost $45 singling with horses listed in preference.

Race 6: 8,7,9,4,2

Race 7: 8,3,4,2,5,9

Race 8: 6 (3)*

Race 9: 4,5,12

Selections for each race with horses listed in preference

Race 1: 6,2,5 (4)*

Race 2: 7,5,1

Race 3: 1 (5,4)*

Race 4: 2,10,1

Race 5: 8,4,5

Race 6: 8,7,9,4,2

Race 7: 8,3,4,2,5,9

Race 8: 6 (3)*

Race 9: 4,5,12

Typos happen and I do my best not to make them. Always read through my writeups to make sure the posted numbers are correct. I list Pick 4, Pick 5 selections and also a listing of all plays for each race. If there are any differences, please let me know.

*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.”

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