No. 1 Billy Big gets a needed drop in class, D’Amato gives him just that as he looks for a nice confidence builder in this $25k mile turf race and we like Van Dyke sticking. No. 7 It’s The Ice is the stablemate of Billy Big and also gets a needed drop in class, he gets back on the grass and will show his early speed today.
No. 5 Psycho Dar won first out at Del Mar in August and the horse that finished second behind him came and won next out. No. 6 Neighborhood Bully also comes off a win last out at Del Mar in September and Van Dyke sticks with him as he will try and take down the early double. No. 7 Get Em Up Scout looks the speed on the drop and gets a huge rider upgrade to Prat. 5-6-7
We will go singling here in this 6-1/2 furlong $20k maiden claimer taking our shot with No. 9 Orejas with Sash Risenhoover getting a rare ride for Richard Baltas, Sasha can flat out ride and will be looking to build on the opportunity. 9
Win and place 9
No. 1 The Street Fighter exits a key race a race in which he finished second with the winner and third place finisher both coming back to score next out. No. 5 Family Code loves this track as he has won 3 of his 6 starts here. 1-5
We get $25k fillies and mares going down the hill and we will be going stag again using No. 6 Del Mar Ann on the turn back in distance, she owns a win on this course and will get a fast early pace to set up her last run. 6
Win and place 6
Maiden 2yo fillies go six furlongs. No. 6 Songofthedesert is a first time starter out of the dam Unchanged Melody who has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters including a stakes winner, she gets the hot riding Van Dyke. No. 7 Carrie’s Success was well bet first out going off as the 8/5 chalk finishing second. No. 9 Smiling Tigress has been working a hole in the wind, look for a big run today. 6-7-9
Exacta box 6-7-9
Down the hill they go here and we will key on No. 9 Cheekaboomboom who has been down the hill two times with a win and a second, Prat has been on this 3yo three times with two wins. No. 3 Bourque beds down in the ultra hot Mick Ruis barn and is a must use. No. 6 Mr Vargas is the speed and will be playing catch me if you can with Roman riding. We have two runners on the also list and both exit our HTW list, we will add use them if any of them draw in, No. 12 Incensed and No. 13 Caribou Club.
9** with 3-6 (12-13 AE).
Cal bred $50k maidens go six furlong and we have made this a two horse race using No. 5 Reverend Al with the big jock switch and No. 10 Decarchy Dawn who exits the same race. 5-10
7th 3-6-9 (12-13)
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