The Pick 4 ended up being chalky which was ok as we were shopping for prices again and will continue to at Del Mar. The Pick 5 continues to pay off big numbers and that will remain a focus for us. We are right there in every race even with our price horses so another big score is looking close! Today’s match race between California Chrome and Dortmund got a lot “easier” for them with a couple of scratches so its now a 5 horse race. Chrome just seems to get better and better with each race so its definitely his race to lose. I have some nice prices in the Pick 4 sequence today and some very nice ones in the Pick 5 sequence. We will need at least one of them for a good payoff today with a couple of free spots for many punters. The emphasis today is on long shots. I really like the prices we are possibly going to get on a number of them today. Win/Place bets plus exotic bet emphasis today. With 50c trifecta boxes and 10c superfecta boxes you don’t have to go crazy on bet size to get nice scores here!
Del Mar is where the big prices usually hit and where our biggest wins have come!
long shot shopping today
Longshots of the Day:
Race 2: Dragon Eyes, Gallagher is 21% turf to dirt and this horse won last out on dirt. Bug boy is due to heat up and if we get 20-1 oh boy!
Race 4: Tammy’s Window, I was going to make her a single in Thursday’s card, an easier race so at 10-1 today for sure I am using. Odds on in debut race.
Race 5: Atomic Rule, 3 starts at Del Mar have seen a win and second, both with this jockey. He likes Del Mar and 20-1 yes indeed!
Race 7: Princess Princess, Stevens rides a 20-1 invader. Strong late kick and in a field of speed on a track favoring closers we again get a great price
Race 8: Tooluckysupermoon, won last out despite a bobble at the start. This race is won by horses over 5-1 50% of the time, over 10-1 27% of the time and she has as much speed as the 5/2 favorite but we get 12-1!
Race 9: Holiday Movie, 4 of 18 races have been won by horses over 10-1. DP Racing is 3rd in owner win standings so far with a 2-2-1 record from 9 starts. Jockey Theriot has 4 seconds from 8 starts. Great spot for a win!
Today’s Late Pick 4 will cost $36 with horses listed in preference.
Races 1-6 selections and also for Pick 5, exacta and trifecta boxes
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.”