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Del Mar selections for Friday, Nov. 7 (Bing Crosby Season)

The new fall meet begins Friday at Del Mar and it will be interesting, to say the least.

Remember this is the last meet with the Polytrack so you are going to see a lot of trainers with synthetic specialists trying to cash. The only synthetic track left in California will be at Golden Gate Fields in Albany.

Also remember the No. 1 post did very well this summer in sprints on the Polytrack and the inside was good going long.

On the turf, it was the opposite. The inside did very bad and tough to overcome. Jockeys Mike Smith and Corey Nakatani seemed to dominate on the new grass layout. They waited until the head of the strethc before they would make their moves.

Of course, all this could change in the fall with different weather and a more mature turf course, but it’s something to keep in mind.


FIRST RACE: 1. Wild Caroline, 2. Mango Reward, 3. Diamond Flush. LONG SHOT: Ann’s Gold.


SECOND RACE: 1. Unusually Green, 2. Benba, 3. Lucky J Lane. LONG SHOT: Deep Play.

Jockey Mike Smith could have ridden race favorite Lucky J Lane, but opts for UNUSUALLY GREEN (7-2), a son of Unusual Heat. The 3-year-old broke his maiden over this surface and Smith rode the new surface to perfection in the summer.


THIRD RACE: 1. Midnight Lady, 2. Adriatic Skye, 3. Jetbird. LONG SHOT: Clearly Annointed.


FOURTH RACE: 1. Oscillator, 2. Eltoninadress, 3. Marla Hooch. LONG SHOT: Miss American Pie.


FIFTH RACE: 1. Smuggler Union, 2. Bolo, 3. Selection. LONG SHOT: Armored Car.


SIXTH RACE: 1. Smooth Talker, 2. Up the Alley, 3. Adellusion. LONG SHOT: Spoiledandentitled.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. Vegas Strip, 2. Got More, 3. Ashleyluvssugar. LONG SHOT: Lolo El Canonero.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. Kitten’s Point (best bet), 2. Gender Agenda, 3. Queen of The Sand. LONG SHOT: Burning Arch.

Trainer Graham Motion has been on fire nationally and he shipped KITTEN’S POINT (9-2), a 4-year-old filly, to SoCal looking for some cash. She’s drops out of the Grade I First Lady, which has proven to be a key race with Dayatthespa and Filimbi coming back winners. Jockey Aaron Gryder picks up the mount.


NINTH RACE 1. Heat the Rocks, 2. Silver Starlight, 3. Scuti de Patuti. .LONG SHOT: Is This Georgia.

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