12-02-2018 Del Mar Full Card

The last day of the Fall meet is upon us. If you are on track today 1 hour before the 1st post I will be offering tips and tricks at the Newcomers Seminar inside the main gate. Thanks for reading my write-ups during the Fall Meet. Next up is Santa Anita December 26th.


Van Dyke again leads the jockey race by 1 win over Prat. They each have 5 mounts today.



Pick 4 I need a single is race 7 Vasilika who is looking for her 9th win in a row with Prat riding. Jockey is 3 of 4 for the trainer recently. What more can you say other than win 9 is coming!


Pick 5 I need a single is – none today looking for prices and spreading



Longshots of the Day:

Race 5: Lucky Knickers trainer is 60% 2nd time routing like today and at 15-1 or more is a great price play in a wide open race. Snazzy Dresser in this race is another who will try to win gate to wire  and Maldonado rides and he is 3 for 3 for the trainer and is a jockey for the horse

Race 7: Fahan Mura has the highest speed in this race and will have one strategy under this jockey. Fly from the gate and wire the field. If this horse is leading at the 1st turn we have a legit shot at a giant price. Always in the money a must use in all exotic bets

Race 8: Calexman, drops in class, moves back to dirt, has the top last race speed, cuts back to a sprint for a trainer winning 30% doing this and put in a sharp work. 8-1 is great


Today’s Race 6 Late Pick 4 will cost $54 depending on singles with horses listed in preference.







Today’s Race 1 Early Pick 5 will cost $72 with singles with horses listed in preference


5,6 (1)

4,8 (1)




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.”