09-01-2017 Del Mar Full Card

I was going to say that this was a very tough card today that should lead to some large payoffs but the prices that have been hitting and the favorites that are running 4th it should not surprise. My pick 4 today depends on my single in race 6!


Today’s Full Card is only $8.






Pick 4 I need a single is race 6 Halo Ahead with Bejarano riding in a race won by the favorite 32% and horses under 5-1 82% of the time. Was beat on the line at this distance and level last out. This is either a do all race or land on one horse and this horse looks to be up for the task today on a likely gate-to-wire move.


Longshots of the Day:

Race 2: Clean Living, won last out at a big price gate to wire at this level and we get 12- again with a jockey upgrade? Yes please!

Race 4: Saldamente, Talamo jumps on for Koriner and they are 3 of 7 for 43%, 1st off this bench since last September and protected here and look at all those bullet and best of day workout reports, live at a nice price!

Race 5: Desert Madame, loves summer racing at Del Mar winning both times last summer, in for a claiming price with Stevens riding, 1st start off the claim and the bench and dropping in class for the paycheck at 6-1 or more


Today’s Late Pick 4 will cost $30 with horses listed in preference.







Today’s Pick 5 will cost $24 with horses listed in preference



2,8, 9 or 11 – whatever one Roman rides

1,9 (5,8,10)

9,7 (5,6)




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.”