Del Mar, Horse racing, Tampa Bay Downs

Del Mar selections for Friday, Dec. 2 (plus a few for Tampa Bay Downs)

Preview: Jockeys Alonso Quinonez and Abel Lezcano have left the Southern California jockey colony for Turfway Park. The turf rails are at zero for the final weekend of the meet so look for big fields and fair racing.

Race 1: 1. Mintenized, 2. St. Reno, 3. Woodstock Memory. LONG SHOT: Pop Pop’s Pizza.

Race 2: 1. Resky Business, 2. Velvet Jones, 3. Perfect Cocktail. LONG SHOT: You’re the Reason.

Race 3: 1. #10 Mt. Leinster (10-1), 2. Sizzlin Square, 3. Crosscheck Carlos. LONG SHOT: Rim Ditch.
Been away for a few weeks after breaking his maiden. He now tries turf for the first time and the sire Field Commission is 17% with firs-time turf. Jockey Tyler Baze keeps the mount and he’s 31% with trainer Gary Stute.

Race 4: 1. #2 Autumn Twilight (8-1), 2. Albeit, 3. Zanab. LONG SHOT: Open Enrollment.
This filly has been away for more than a year, but trainer Steve Miyadi is a decent 23% with this type. She is dropping into a claimer for the first time and apprentice Chad Lindsay takes the mount.

Race 5: 1. Domestic Vintage, 2. Ciao Bella Rosa, 3. Cynthiana. LONG SHOT: Go Argento.

Race 6: 1. Ain’t Misbehavin, 2. Spud Spivens, 3. Matriculate. LONG SHOT: Att’ Boy Woody.

Race 7: 1. Site Read, 2. Rye, 3. Danas Best. LONG SHOT: Fritz Johansen.

Race 8: #6 Cast and Blast (9-2) BEST BET, 2. Dixie Patrol, 3. Supreme Giant. LONG SHOT: Kenzou’s Rhythm
A son of Sky Mesa, this 2-year-old should enjoy going two turns. Trainer Doug O’Neill is 18% going from sprint to route and he’s 16% with jockey Norberto Arroyo.


Preview: Only an eight-race card into into the weekend. Jockey Daniel Centeno showed up on Wednesday and immediately won three races. Ronnie Allen Jr. won two on the card. On the training side, Gerald Bennett won his second and third of the early meet.

Race 3: #1 Polygram (12-1)
At this stage of his career, jockey Daniel Centeno doesn’t need to ride every race so when you see him show up on a 12-1 shot you take notice. This gelding is dropping in class and trainer Ian Hemingway won a race on Wednesday.

Race 6: #5 Darnells Spirit (4-1) (turf only)
Here’s that combination again of jockey Centeno and trainer Hemingway, who are 31% together the last year. This gelding in coming in from GPW and holds Brisnet’s late pacing rating.

Race 8: #5 Bucking Thunder (4-1) (turf only)
This gelding loves to win races (15 out of 35 lifetime).He has won 5 at 9 times at this mile distance. Jockey Dean Butler and trainer Bernell Rhone are at 16% combination.

Good luck.

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