Well we bombed out in the first leg as the two horse race saw the 3rd choice win and we ended up 3 of 4 again for the second straight day. Still, we are connecting on our small bets with two 4 of 4’s and 2 three of 4’s! Today’s sequence does not look easy so if we can connect it should be a nice price!
The shortest price in the 1st leg today is 9/2 so wide open is an understatement! Bejarano hops on #3 Blondy’s Reward who ran third last out for a relatively unknown trainer who also owns this horse. #10 is interesting here dropping in class for a trainer winning 19% off the bench. She has not raced since September at Los Al where she tried dirt for the first time and trained at Santa Anita but they waited till now to race her. They had this race in mind perhaps? If you have strong opinions in other legs with 9/2 being the shortest price here an ALL button is not a bad idea. If I hit all the favorite will win!
In race two they race 5 1/2 on dirt with 2nd choice favorite being #7 Kronwall. This Reddam horse was stuck on the rail and gunned from the gate to weaken. The post should help today and a sharp workout last week for a trainer/jockey winning 34% this is a must use horse. The favorite here is #2 Lucky Reality who has run second 2 of his last three races. He cuts back a furlong today and the speedster could go gate to wire and adds blinkers to aid the cause. #1 Xerxes seems to do best at this short distance with a 3rd at 5 furlongs and a 2nd here at Del Mar in August at this distance.
Bejarano rides a horse I simply love to bet on in this race, #10 Horizontalyspeakin. Seeking his third straight win with three bullet workouts in a row, 5 of 53 last week, 1 of 69 the week prior and 1 of 30 the week before that. If there is a single in this sequence this is the horse! #4 Poshsky was 5th in a G2 last out so the drop today should help a horse who ran second and third here at Del Mar slightly shorter in the summer. #5 Atomic Rule as second and won here in the Summer and at 12-1 is a great price and races with a 5 pound weight break too.
We get maidens for the last race today with a tepid 7/2 favorite in #6 Miss Bliss. She ran second last out at Santa Anita off a 6 month layoff and put in a good workout two weeks ago. #1 Silver Score ran second last out but gets Smith today for a horse owned by the trainer. Strange move cause if your horse was live and you were betting on it why put on a jockey who would drive down the price? #2 Secret Chords ran third but bobbled at the start a year ago. A sharp workout this week adds to the appeal here. #3 Makena has been rattling off sharp works for her return. #10 Bamboche is another rattling off sharp workouts. The speed workouts make the last two my top choices.
Today’s Late Pick 4 will cost $36 horses listed in preference
ALL bet keying in on Horizontalyspeakin single costs $24
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.
Good Luck today