11-22-2018 Del Mar Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Eight races await us today with both the Pick 4 and Pick 5 overlapping in race 5. I am handicapping the card as if there is no rain. Any scratches I am just going to stick with the other choices.




Pick 4 I need a single is – none today


Pick 5 I need a single is – none today


Longshots of the Day:

Race 8 Amandine is a 1st time UK invader and I always bet them 1st time in the US. 1st time Lasix booster. Class towers over this bunch. 6-1 would be a great price for this winner!

Race 3: Irish Polo is a 6-1 morning line longshot. Van Dyke hops on which means Miller means business as they are 54%



Today’s Race 5 Late Pick 4 will cost $18 depending on singles with horses listed in preference.







Today’s Early Pick 5 will cost $54 with singles with horses listed in preference








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.”