Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar picks for Thursday, Nov. 22 (first post 11 a.m.)

Preview: It’s the third meet of the meet, eight more racing days to go. As far as post positions go, in dirt sprints the No. 2 (1-for-30) and No. 6 (1-for-28) haven’t been good for whatever reason. Dirt distance races have been fair for the most part. On the turf course, the No. 1 post is an awful 1-for-24 while posts No. 6 (6-for-24) and No. 9 (5-for-16) have over performed. Just keep it in mind.

Race 1: 1. The All Button, 2. Proud of Our Kids, 3. Eichel. LONG SHOT: Evolve.

Race 2: 1. Jonny’s Choice, 2. Alex Rossi, 3. Which Market. LONG SHOT: Broadway Nika.

Race 3: 1. Sky Preacher, 2. Got Even, 3. Poshsky. LONG SHOT: Professor Berns.

Race 4: 1. #1 Uptown Rythem (6-1) BEST BET, 2. Drover Crazy, 3. Basinca. LONG SHOT: He’s a Tiger.
This filly won her last race, was claimed but returned to trainer Carla Gaines after the claim was voided. She’s been away since March so obviously there was a problem, but Gaines is 19% with long layoffs and the horse is 2-for-3 at the distance.

Race 5: 1. #7 Family Code (4-1), 2. Brandothebartender, 3. Anatoalian Heat. LONG SHOT: Royal Privacy. 

Trainer Robertino Diodoro is off to a 6-2-1-1 start at the meet and he drops this gelding off a Santa Anita win. Diodoro is 42% when he drops off a win. He puts 3-year-old on the turf for the first time looking to increase his value. The sire Desert Code gets 8% first-time turf winners.

Race 6: 1. Forever Darling, 2. Lily Pod, 3. Brainspin. LONG SHOT: Ultimate Holiday.

Race 7: 1. #3 Swear By It (10-1), 2. Arles, 3. Nuovo Record. LONG SHOT: Generosidade.

Trainer Nicolas Esler ships from New York looking for a graded stakes win for this 5-year-old mare. She holds an amazing 21-point Brisnet Late Pace Rating so she will be rolling in the lane with new rider Norberto Arroyo aboard. There are some tough females in here but she’s a worth a shot at the price.

Race 8: 1. Party Rule, 2. Big Champion 3. Global Even. LONG SHOT: Frosted Boss.


Good luck.

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