11-11-2017 Del Mar Full Card

A nine race card awaits us today and thus the Pick 5 and Pick 4 sequences do not overlap! We have some small fields today and in the Pick 4 a couple of races where if the top couple of choices do not pan out we are looking at some chaos and potential decent payoffs.  The 1st leg in the Pick 4 today is for winless horses in 2017. The 5/2 morning line favorite is 0-3-3 from 8 races at the distance losing by half lengths each time. The Pick 4 ends with an $8k claimer and in between we have a wide open 2 year old maiden race. Yikes! Let’s get to handicapping this card and pull out some nice wins.


Today’s Full Card is only $8.






Pick 4 I need a single is in race 6 today Royal Albert Hall who drops in from a G1 race, picks up Desormeaux, moves back to turf and switches barns to D’Amato who is 18% 1st start off the claim. He has shown he can pass horses which is big in a  race like this!


Longshots of the Day:

Race 4: Bacoli, has the best speed in here  and drops in class today and if he repeats his race in September we could have a bomber at a large price and the weight break is an added bonus at this distance. Trainer Ruis is 1-0-2 from 4 starts here

Race 6: Lord of Chaos likes Del Mar and that can be the difference maker with 2 wins and a 3rd from 4 starts. Bejarano who has been a little chilly rides a horse who always seems to run out of room in the stretch but does pass horses. The distance could be ideal today

Race 7: Destiny Awaits, Van Dyke is Baffert’s streaky rider at the moment going 5 of 9 for 56%. No flashy works for this Baffert and 12-1 morning line but with our chaos theme today I will use



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







Today’s Pick 5 will cost $18 with horses listed in preference


2,5 (7,4)

2,6, (7)


3 (2,5)




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.”