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Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Friday, Nov. 12

FIRST RACE: 4-5-6-2 9 (BEST BET)

You can’t get a bigger jockey upgrade than apprentice Diego Herrera to star Flavien Prat and that’s what you have here SHE’S SO SHINY (4-1).

SECOND RACE: 1-5-2-4

THIRD RACE: 1-7-3-6

FOURTH RACE: 1-2-6-7

FIFTH RACE: 4-3-7-2

SIXTH RACE: 11-8-2-9

SEVENTH RACE: 6-1-3-2

EIGHTH RACE: 4-5-7-2

Good luck. Stay safe.

SATURDAY’S DEL MAR RESULTS
dTop choice winners: 4 (Dicey Mo Chara $10.20, first race; Going Global $7.60, third, daily double key $23.40, Pick 3 key $49, exacta key $48.20, trifecta key $57.50; Ce Ce $14.40, fourth, cold daily double $72.80, Pick 3 key $82.40, exacta key $111, trifecta key $119.20, superfecta key $139.30′ Space Blues $6.20, ninth)

Second choice winners: 3 (Lone Rock $5, second, daily double key $27.20, reverse exacta $9, trifecta box $9.60; Life Is Good $3.40, sixth, exacta box $12.20; Yibir $19, 11th)

Third choice winners: 2 (Loves Only You $10.60, seventh; Knicks Go $8.40, 12th)

Fourth choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 0

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Jeff Nahill’s Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar opinions for Saturday, Nov. 6 (First post 10:55 a.m.)

Note: Not much to say about Friday’s 10th race other than it was a cluster. Someone didn’t follow protocols and scratched a horse that was actually healthy. It will be interesting to see the handle numbers today. I hope someone made some money off my first five races on Friday because I lost money. Decent handicapper, bad bettor. And no opinions for Sunday. I’m watching football.


FIRST RACE: 6-9-3-7-2

SECOND RACE: 4-2-6-3-5

THIRD RACE: 7-2-8-1-9

For the rest of the card, go to:

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/horse-racing/story/2021-11-05/jeff-nahills-saturday-breeders-cup-opinions

Good luck. Stay safe.

FRIDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 2 (3) (Big Switch $8.60, third race, daily double key $241.40, Pick 3 key $426.40, cold exacta $21.40, cold trifecta $36.50, superfecta box $280.10; A G Indy $15.40, fourth, cold daily double $75.60, Pick 3 key $815.70; Modern Games $0.00, 10th)

Second choice winners: 3 (Triple Tap $5.60, first, reverse exacta $16.40; Echo Zulu $3.60, seventh, exacta box $9.80, trifecta box $16.40; Corniche $4.80, ninth)

Third choice winners: 1 (Finneus $10, fifth, daily double key $97.80, Pick 3 $143.60, Pick 4 key $1,514, Pick 5 key $6,054.20, exacta box $23.80)

Fourth choice winners: 1 (Astronomer $62.60, second)

Long shot winners: 0

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Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Friday, Nov. 5 (Breeders’ Cup Day 1, first post 11:55 a.m.) UPDATED

FIRST RACE: 11-4-7-2-5 (NEW: 11-4-1-2-5)

SECOND RACE: 7-3-8-1-9

THIRD RACE: 8-6-3-9-10 (NEW: 6-3-9-4-10)

FOURTH RACE: 2-1-8-4-10

This is a 5-furlong race on the turf for 2-year-olds and up. And yes there is a 2-year-old entered: No. 6 Thunder Love (20-1), who has been running in Europe. She gets in with 112 pounds so jockey Florent Geroux better be able to make weight. I’ve never seen a juvenile against older. Should be interfesting. NOT SO INTERESTING: THEY SCRATCHED THE 2-YEAR-OLD,

FIFTH RACE: 11-1-12-3-7

For my Breeders’ Cup selections, go to

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/horse-racing/story/2021-11-04/jeff-nahills-friday-breeders-cup-opinions

Good luck. Stay safe.

THURSDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 2 (Risk and Reward $2.40, fourth race, daily double key $15.60, Pick 3 key $37.60, exacta key $8.40, trifecta key $10.60, superfecta key $9.10, quinella key $6.40; Team Merchants $12.40, seventh, daily double key $96.20, Pick 3 key $277)

Second choice winners: 2 (Adens Dream $8.60, second, exacta box $16, quinella box $7.20, trifecta box $22.60; Gerlach’s $23.40, sixth, Pick 3 key $55.50, exacta box $196.20, trifecta box $286.20)

Third choice winners: 3 (Warrens Candy Girl $15, first, exacta box $49.20, quinella box $21.20, trifecta box $135.90; Mikes Tiznow $13.40, third, exacta box $104.60, quinella box $41.60; Tezzaray $7.60, fifth, daily double key $12, Pick 3 key $39.60, Pick 4 key $89.80, Pick 5 key $732) 

Long shot winners: 0

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 1 (Starship Chewbacca $5.80, first race, exacta key $14.20, trifecta key $29.90, quinella key $7.80)

Second choice winners: 4 (Sparkle Blue $5.20, second, daily double key $19.20, exacta box $26.20, trifecta box $40.30, quinella box $13.40; Next Revolt $4.40, fifth, exacta box $14.40; Moraz $10.60, sixth, reverse exacta $25.60, cold quinella $13.40; Livingmybestlife $7.40, seventh, reverse exacta $12.60, cold quinella $5.60) 

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 0

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Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Thursday, Nov. 4 (UPDATED)

FIRST RACE: 7-8-6-4

SECOND RACE: 4-5-1-6

THIRD RACE: 6-8-5-3

FOURTH RACE: 5-3-6-1 (NEW: 3-1-4-2)

FIFTH RACE: 6-3-2-7

If you’ve never seen a New York grass race you will get to see it here. SoCal’s top two turf jockeys (Flavien Prat and Umberto Rosario) are on the also eligible list and likely not to get in the race. That means The Brothers Ortiz, Irad and Jose, are both in the race so look for them to grab out of the gate and make one run. Either one might win, but give me Joe Bravo on Hemmerle (No. 6).

SIXTH RACE: 5-6-8-1 (BEST BET)

SEVENTH RACE: 6-7-2-4

EIGHTH RACE: 4-8-11-6 (NEW: 8-11-6-1)

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Wednesday, Nov. 3 (Opening day) UPDATED

Note: Back to the seaside oval and the Breeders’s Cup is Friday and Saturday. What could be better? Remember from the summer, the No. 1 and 2 posts won 46% of the 5-furlong races on the turf. Flavien Prat and Umberto Rispoli are tough on the turf, especially going two turns and include Joe Bravo in that mix. On the main track, look at each race and see what biases might be developing. There were plenty of times over the summer when you could see an inside speed bias or a rally wide bias developing.


FIRST RACE: 4-6-3-1

SECOND RACE: 4-3-6-7 (NEW: 4-5-6-70

THIRD RACE: 6-5-10-8

FOURTH RACE: 1-7-5-4 (NEW: 1-7-3-4)

FIFTH RACE: 1-8-6-5 (NEW: 4-8-6-5)

SIXTH RACE: 3-4-5-9 (BEST BET)

SEVENTH RACE: 2-6-5-4 (NEW: 2-6-5-3)

EIGHTH RACE: 6-2-9-5

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Santa Anita Fall results

SUNDAY
Top choice winners: 4 (Ready Jet Go $6, first race; Bristol Bayou $4.20, second, cold daily double $19.60; B’esame Me Mucho $7.60, sixth; Barraza $9.80, ninth, daily double key $62.60)
Second choice winners: 1 (Ready Soul $5.80, third, daily double key $15.40, Pick 3 key $24)
Third choice winners: 0
Long shot winners: 1 (Clampett $21.20, eighth, exacta box $68, trifecta box $140.30, superfecta box $193)


SATURDAY
Top choice winners: 5 (Smileforme $4, second, daily double key $7.60, cold exacta $12, cold trifecta $25.20; Thrilling $4, third, cold daily double $8, Pick 3 key $7.50, cold exacta $11.80, cold trifecta $38, cold superfecta $47.40; Talkative Gal $6.40, daily double key $10.80, Pick 3 key $40.70; Burgoo Alley $12.60, eighth, cold daily double $32, Pick 3 key $37.20, cold exacta $56; Travel Smart $6.40, 10th, daily double key $14.20, Pick 3 key $38, Pick 4 key $143.40, Pick 5 key $258.20, Pick 6 key $293.12)
Second choice winners: 2 (Brillant Cut $3.40, sixth, exacta box $8.40; Moose Mitchell $3.80, ninth, daily double key $26.60, Pick 3 key $35.40, reverse exacta $8.80, trifecta box $26.60)
Third choice winners: 3 (Mucho Unusal $3.20, first, exacta box $8.40, trifecta box $32.50; Letsgetlucky $5.60, fourth, daily double key $16.80, Pick 3 key $14)
Long shot winners: 1 (Eastern Ocean $12.40, fifth, Pick 3 key $47.50, Pick 4 key $91, Pick 5 key $207.10)

FRIDAY
Top choice winners: 1 (Harbor Sky $4.40, seventh race, daily double key $16)
Second choice winners: 2 (No Hang Charlie $5.80, third; Park Avenue $3.20, fourth, exacta box $21.20, trifecta box $29.30
Third choice winners: 3 (Clayton Delany $8.40, first, exacta box $19, trifecta box $32.80; Hot On the Trial $6.80, sixth, $18.80 exacta box; Irish Heatwave $8, eighth, daily double key $19.40, Pick 3 key $38.10)
Long shot winners: 1 (Teton Valley $11, second)

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