At ol’ Del Mar
It’s the final week of the meet at the seaside oval and if you have been paying attention, you might be able to make a lot of money when many of these horses run back at Los Alamitos or Santa Anita.
For the last week or so, rally wide horses have been the way to go on the dirt main track. Give extra props to horses that have done well on the inside down the stretch.
Also watch out down the line for horses getting off the Del Mar inside at the start. The statistics are mind blowing.
The inside posts on the main track have been a death knell.
How are these numbers: the No. 1 post is 0 for 10 at 5 furlongs, 4 for 29 at 5 1/2 furlongs, 1 for 29 at 6 furlongs, 2 for 16 at 6 1/2 furlongs, 1 for 6 at 7 furlongs and 2 for 29 at 1 mile.
Frankly, I’m surprised more trainers haven’t scratched their horses from the race when drawing that post.
For some reason, the No. 2 post has been great at 5 1/2 furlongs with a 7 for 29 mark and has been OK at 6 furlongs, too, but at 6 1/2 (1 for 16), 7 furlongs (0 for 6) and a mile (3 for 29) not so great.
On the turf, the No. 1 post is 2 for 25 at 5 furlongs while the No. 1 and 2 posts are both 2 for 36 at 1 mile. The inside three posts are 9 for 16 going 1 1/16 mile on the Jimmy Durante turf course.
Top choice winners: 2 (Kentan Road $25.80, third race; Side Street Dave $14.40, fourth)
Second choice winners: 1 (Improbable $3.40, eighth)
Third choice winners: 2 (Call You Tomorrow $3.20, first; Mountain Spirit $3.80, fifth)
Long shot winners: 0