Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar opinions for Friday, Nov. 22

Note: Think this will be a tough card to handicap. The grass races are off the turf and I think there will be more scratches in those races. Also, think the main track will be fast but who knows after Del Mar got 1.45 inches of rain since Tuesday.

FIRST RACE: 1. Short of Ez, 2. Puriano, 3. Miracle March. LONG SHOT: Autumn Day.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Best Chance, 2. Jamason, 3. The Stiff. LONG SHOT: Bamboozler.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Saralin, 2. Rare Find, 3. Cosmic Cowgirl. LONG SHOT: Storie Blue.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Govenor Cinch, 2. Fly the Sky. 3. Go Time. LONG SHOT: Gorky Park.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. CARNELIAN HERO (BEST BET), 2. Papa Tony, 3. Baltimore Beecho. Beyond Precher.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Persepolis, 2. Meso, 3. Carressa. LONG SHOT: Cyrielle.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Claudelle, 2. Velvet Queen, 3. Catoca. LONG SHOT: Incredibly Lucky.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Nocherrylikemycherry, 2. Big Time Grammy, 3. Ride Sally Ride. LONG SHOT: Via Alpina.

Good luck.

SUNDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 2 (Nomizar $5.80, fifth race; Madame Bourbon $4, sixth)

Second choice winners: 1 (Lighthouse $7, second)

Third choice winners: 4 (Coilette $7.60, first; Jodie Faster $11, third; The Hunted $8.40, fourth; Queen Bee to You $8, seventh)

Long shot winners: 0

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Del Mar opinions for Sunday, Nov. 17

FIRST RACE: 1. Diamond of Value, 2. Bellazano, 3. Coilette. LONG SHOT: Secret Maneuver.
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SECOND RACE: 1. She’s So Special, 2. Lighthouse, 3. Nu Pi Lambda.; LONG SHOT: Florentine Diamond.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Eddie’s Sister, 2. Elgofranco, 3. Jodie Faster. LONG SHOT: Lucky Long Legs.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Murad Khan, 2. Foray, 3. The Hunted. LONG SHOT: Sellwood.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. TIME FOR SUZZIE (best bet), 2. Nomizar, 3. Swing Thoughts. LONG SHOT: Busy Paynter.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Freedom Ride, 2. Madame Bourbon, 3. Peaches and Nuts. LONG SHOT: Teachers Big Dream.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Mo See Cal, 2. Starr of Quality, 3. Queen Bee to You. LONG SHOT: Creative Instinct.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Love Not War, 2. Tizzy, 3. Scarlet Heat. LONG SHOT: Lady Ember.

Good luck.

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 3 (King Abner $3.40, second race; Brazilian Summer $6, fourth; Sedamar $8.20, seventh)

Second choice winners: 2 (French Getaway $5.20, fifth; High Velocity $4, eighth)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 1 (League of Shadows $13.20, third)

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Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar opinions for Saturday, Nov. 16 (Updated)

FIRST RACE: 1. Dubnation, 2. Two Fifty Coup, 3. Into a Hot Spot. LONG SHOT: Bully for Eric.
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SECOND RACE: 1. King Abner, 2. Curlin Rules, 3. Federal Case. LONG SHOT: Rocky Tough.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Young Hendrick, 2. Zippert Mischief, 3. Hit the Seam. LONG SHOT: Older Brother SCRATCHED, new pick: League of Shadows.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Spectator’s Dream, 2. Brazilian Summer, 3. Barrel Aged. LONG SHOT: Nil Phet.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Moonlight Drive, 2. Forever Juanito SCRATCHED new pick: French Getaway, 3. Tequila Joe. LONG SHOT: Magic Musketier.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. PAIGE ANNE (best bet), 2. Parkour, 3. Night On the Town. LONG SHOT: Map Maker.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Sedamar, 2. Out of Balance, 3. Kitty Boom Boom. LONG SHOT: Pretty Point.

Make sure to use HARMLESS in your exotics.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Rager, 2. High Velocity, 3. Strongconstitution. LONG SHOT: Zimba Warrior.
This will end up ebing a 4-horse graded stakes as trainer Bob Baffert has said he will scratch 7-5 morning-line favorite Thousand Words.
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NINTH RACE: 1. Fravel, 2. Bud Knight, 3. Abusive Gary. LONG SHOT: Brix.

Make sure to use ENDLESS TALE in your exotics.

Good luck.

FRIDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 2 (Aqua Seaform Shame $13.40, third race; Tigre Di Slugo $11.20, eighth)

Second choice winners: 3 (Confirmation $10.40, second; Eternal Endeavour $7.40, fourth; Doc Yco Cheeks $4, seventh)

Third choice winners: 2 (Of Good Report $9, first; Stackin Silver $17.20, sixth)

Long shot winners: 0

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Del Mar opinions for Friday, Nov. 15

FIRST RACE: 1. HARTEL, 2. Swamp Souffle, 3. Of Good Report. LONG SHOT: Blue Skye Jade.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Love of Art, 2. Conformation, 3. Heart’s Passion. LONG SHOT: Cee Sam’s Girl.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Aqua Seaform Shame, 2. Speech, 3. Venetian Harbor. LONG SHOT: Kissable U.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Oh My Oh, 2. Eternal Endeavour, 3. D’s Lovely Sophia. LONG SHOT: Rizzi’s Honors.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Super Bunny, 2. Flying to the Line, 3. Red Bunting. LONG SHOT: Leading Indictor.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Temple Bar, 2. Going to Vegas, 3. Stackin Silver. LONG SHOT: Taco Waco.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Rose Dunn, 2. Doc Yco Cheeks, 3. Magnificent Q T. LONG SHOT: Avalon Ride.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Tigre Di Slugo, 2. Grandpa Louie, 3. Afternoon Heat. LONG SHOT: Spendaholic.

Good luck.

THURSDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 1 (Hariboux $4.80, second race)

Second choice winners: 4 (Harper’s Gallop $3.40, first; Oil Can Knight $3.60, fifth; Kittyhawk Lass $7, sixth; Threefiveindia $3, seventh)

Third choice winners: 1 (Speedy Justice $4.80, fourth)

Long shot winners: 0

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Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar opinions for Thursday, Nov. 14

FIRST RACE: 1. Goddess Aphrodite, 2. Harper’s Gallop, 3. My S V R. LONG SHOT: Magical Kiss.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Hariboux, 2. Goliad, 3. Commander. LONG SHOT: Pas de Panique.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Fast as Cass, 2. Dr. Bagley, 3. Cosa Nostra. LONG SHOT: Gryffindor
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Benny Chang, 2. Too Late, 3. Speedy Justice. LONG SHOT: Cebolla.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Policy, 2. Oil Can Knight, 3. Toothless Wonder. LONG SHOT: Alvaaro.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. JACCAT (BEST BET), 2. Kittyhawk Lass, 3. Trust Fund Kitty. LONG SHOT: Samandah.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Horse Greedy, 2. Threefiveindia, 3. Awesome Anywhere. LONG SHOT: Fight On.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Descartes, 2. Totally Tiger, 3. Lightning Fast. LONG SHOT: Fantasy Game.

Good luck.

SUNDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 5 (Big Base $12.60, second race; Miss Hot Legs $3.80, fifth; Murad Khan $9.20, seventh; Leucothea $2.80, eighth; Royal Act $7.20, ninth)

Second choice winners: 1 (Lord Adare $3.40, fourth)

Third choice winners: 1 (Octopus $3.60, first)

Long shot winners: 1 (I Belong to Beck $12.80, sixth)

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Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar opinions for Sunday, Nov. 10

FIRST RACE: 1. Mahi Mahi, 2. Dream Palace, 3. Octopus. LONG SHOT: Pastor Mike.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Big Base, 2. Princess Dorian, 3. Empress of Lov. LONG SHOT: Bragging Rights.
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THIRD RACE: 1. CARDIFF CAY (best bet), 2. Commanding Chief, 3. Da Kine. LONG SHOT: Ghost Street.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Red Valor, 2. Lord Adare, 3. Mike Operator. LONG SHOT: Acclamation King.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Miss Hot Legs, 2. Red Livy, 3. Anonymously. LONG SHOT: Pacifica.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Satanta, 2. Tiger Strike, 3. Midnight Special. LONG SHOT: I Belong to Becky.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Murad Khan, 2. Musawaat, 3. Dreams of Valor. LONG SHOT: Cupid’s Claws
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Leucothea, 2. Stellar Sound, 3. Biddy Duke. LONG SHOT: Orquidias Biz.
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NINTH RACE: 1. Royal Act, 2. Capital Call, 3. Goalie. LONG SHOT: Frasard.

Good luck.

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 2 (Potantico $6.20, first race; Authentic $3.20, fifth)

Second choice winners: 1 (Twirling Tiger $5.60, third)

Third choice winners: 4 (Guitty $6, fourth; Overjoyed $7.80, sixth; Union Ride $7.80, seventh; Uncaptured Hero $11.60, ninth)

Long shot winners: 0

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Del Mar opinions for Saturday, Nov. 9

FIRST RACE: 1. Potantico, 2. Shades of Victory, 3. Via Egnatia. LONG SHOT: Mongolian Hero.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Tizwellwithmysoul, 2. Cover Version, 3. Vegas Palm. LONG SHOT: Visual Magic.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Fast Cotton, 2. Twirling Tiger, 3. Papa Turf. LONG SHOT: Mo Dinero.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Eclair, 2. Savvy Gal, 3. Guitty. LONG SHOT: Seahawk Lisa.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. AUTHENTIC (BEST BET), 2. Moon Mishchief, 3. Absolute Unit. LONG SHOT: Winners Club.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Lace, 2. Awesome Ella, 3. Overjoyed. LONG SHOT: Sabinos Pride.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Principe Carlo, 2. Platinum Nights, 3. Union Ride. LONG SHOT: Seven Scents.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Ocean Fury, 2. Carnivorous, 3. Dueling. LONG SHOT: Golden Birthday.
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NINTH RACE: 1. Stone Secret, 2. Defense Wins, 3. Uncaptured Hero. LONG SHOT: Candy Fury.

Good luck.

FRIDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 1 (Adorably Sweet $7.40, sixth race plus cold exacta $30.40 and cold trifecta $44.20 for $1)

Second choice winners: 1 (Impression $15.60, third race plus reverse exacta $89.60)

Third choice winners: 2 (Storm the Bastille $19.80, fifth; Meso $22.60, eighth)

Long shot winners: 0

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Del Mar opinions for Friday, Nov. 8 (Bing Crosby Season opener)

Note: Jockey Abel Cedillo is suspended Friday and Saturday. Flavien Prat will be suspended Saturday, Sunday and next Thursday. The main track should be tighter than in the summer so I’m thinking speed might do better. Rally wide was the way to go so definitely monitor this. The inside posts didn’t do well on the main track last meet. We’ll see this month.

FIRST RACE: 1. Summer Fire, 2. Debt Monger, 3. Squared Straight. LONG SHOT: Very Irish.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Wildman Jack, 2. Truck Salesman, 3. General Interest. LONG SHOT: Big Runnuer.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Ernie Banks, 2. Impression, 3. Fire When Ready. LONG SHOT: Kenzou’s Rhythm.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Ladies Luv Munny, 2. Golden Melodie, 3. It’s a Riddle. LONG SHOT: Unusual Secret.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Volubile, 2. Hootie, 3. Storm the Bastille. LONG SHOT: Tiz a Slayer.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. ADORABLY SWEET (best bet), 2. Too Hot for Curlin, 3. Into Rissa. LONG SHOT: Twirling Diamond.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Poster Girl, 2. Excellent Sunset, 3. La Sardane. LONG SHOT: Lostintranzlation.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Tiki Bar Logic, 2. Tiz Toffee, 3. Meso. LONG SHOT: Bunny Yogurt.

Good luck.

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Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita opinions for Sunday, Nov. 3

Note: Sorry no picks for Sunday. I think the day after the Breeders’ Cup should be a break but since it doesn’t want to do that, I will.

As for the Breeders’ Cup. I hope some of you won some money off my selections. I won some money, but not as much as a friend at work who won over $500 using my picks. Like I say all the time, I’m a good handicapper and poor bettor. I should have played a lot more trifecta and superfecta boxes because in most of the races I had all of the horses, just not in the right order.

See you Friday with the opening of the Bing Crosby season at Del Mar.

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 1 (Spun to Run $20.20, sixth race)

Second choice winners: 1 (Flagstaff $4. second)

Third choice winners: 7 (Covfefe $5, fourth; Belvoir Bay $31.60, fifth; Iridessa $28.40, seventh; Mitole $5.60, eighth; Uni $9.20, ninth; Blue Prize $19.80, 10th; Bricks and Mortar $4, 11th)

Fourth choice winners: x (Just Grazed Me $7.40, first)

Long shot winners: 0

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Santa Anita opinions for Saturday, Nov. 2 (Breeders’ Cup Day II)

Note: The main track on Friday favored speed. You needed to be forwardly placed to win, like I thought. That doesn’t mean closers can’t finish out exactas, trifectas and superfectas but it’s tough on win end. I told you Flavien Prat would nail a big one and I think he will again today as he has a mount in all nine BC races.

FIRST RACE: 1. #5 Apache Princess, 2. #8 Girls Know Best, 3. #9 Escapade, 4. #4 Just Grazed Me. LONG SHOT: #7 Gypsy Blu.

SECOND RACE: 1. #2 Extra Hope, 2. #4 Flagstaff, 3. #3 Roadster. LONG SHOT: #1 Horse Greedy.

THIRD RACE: 1. #6 Jais’s Solitude, 2. #3 Nolde, 3. #8 Neptune’s Storm, 4. #11 Henley’s Joy. LONG SHOT: #2 Hackberry.

FOURTH RACE (Filly and Mare Sprint): 1. #7 Selcourt, 2. #9 Spiced Perfection, 3. #1 Covfefe, 4. #6 Bellafina. LONG SHOT: #8 Dawn the Destroyer.

FIFTH RACE (Turf Sprint): 1. #11 Om, 2. #4 Shekky Shebaz, 3. #12 Belvoir Bay, 4. #10 Eddie Haskell. LONG SHOT: #5 Stubbins.

SIXTH RACE (Dirt Mile): 1. #3 Spun to Run, 2. #5 Omaha Beach, 3. #2 Improbable, 4. #8 Blue Chipper. LONG SHOT: #1 Giant Expectations.

SEVENTH RACE (Filly and Mare Turf): 1. #10 Mrs. Sippy, 2. #2 Sistercharlie, 3. #1 Iridessa, 4. #8 Castle Lady. LONG SHOT: #7 Vasilika.

EIGHTH RACE (Sprint): 1. #6 Shancelot (BEST BET), 2. #7 Whitmore, 3. #4 Mitole, 4. #1 Catalina Cruiser. LONG SHOT: #2 Hog Creek Hustle.

NINTH RACE (Mile): 1. #10 Without Parole, 2. #6 Got Stormy, 3. #11 Uni, 4. #12 Lord Glitters. LONG SHOT: #14 Bowies Hero.

10TH RACE (Distaff): 1. #4 Midnight Bisou, 2. #2 Ollie’s Candy, 3. #11 Blue Prize, 4. #9 Serengeti Empress. LONG SHOT: #6 Wow Cat.

11TH RACE (Turf): 1. #10 Old Persian, 2. #5 Anthony Van Dyck, 3. #9 Bricks and Mortar, 4. #4 Mount Everest. LONG SHOT: #3 United.

12TH RACE (Classic): 1. #7 Higher Power, 2. #4 War of Will, 3. #9 Mongolian Groom,, 4. #8 McKenzie. LONG SHOT: #6 Elate.

Good luck.

FRIDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 1 (Rayana $9.60, second race)

Second choice winners: 2 (Itsinthepost $8.80, first; Tap Back $30, fourth)

Third choice winners: 3 (Four Wheel Drive $5, fifth; British Idiom $7.40, seventh; Threefiveindia $8.20, 10th)

Fourth choice winners: 1 (Storm the Court $93.80, ninth)

Long shot winners: 0

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