Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday 8/30 DEL MAR PLAY

1 Mile and Sixteenth (Turf)
Alw 40,000s

#7 Hog's Hollow (9-2)

This 8 year old gelding has some serious back class, but obviously had some health issues that kep him sidelined for almost a year and a half.  I think he is starting to feel a little bit like his old self after his most recent victory over the main track at Del Mar in a claiming ranks event.  Gets back on the turf today and I like his tactical speed which should allow Mike Smith to sit close in a race that I don't see a lot of speed.  Also worked last week and is protected today which are two more great signs for me.

Good Luck,

Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday 8/29/14 DEL MAR PLAY

1 Mile (Turf)
Filly- Alw 40,000s

#4 Intoxicating Move (9-2)

I drew a line thru her last effort b/c that was the race that involved that horrific spill and basically any chance she had of winning that day, as the luke warm favorite, went out the window.  I think stretching her out is going to be just what she needs and she does look to possess a powerful late kick which is key for any turf mile race.  Nakatani jumps aboard today and does his best work on the turf.  Look for her to be coming late. 

Good Luck,

Thursday, August 28, 2014


Md Sp Wt 75k

#6 Noble Bird (5-2)

Horse should have won for fun last time out.  My only question is why did this horse work 4 days ago at Arlington Park unless they plan on scratching in this spot.  I don't have that answer but if he does scratch that would explain it, and that they might be eyeing some kind of stakes race at AP soon.  If he goes then I don't think we get 5-2 and I don't think he loses

Best of Luck,

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Thursday 8/20/14 DEL MAR PLAY

5.5 Furlongs
Filly- Alw 40,000s

#2 Q' Viva (9-2)

Impressive winner last out as a QRacing play of the Day to break her maiden.  She had a very professional effort making a nice run and circling the field around the turn to win going away.  She'll need to move forward again today against tougher but she has had 2 solid drills since her victory including a 4f work in 47 seconds that was best of  62 horses on that day.  I think she is full of herself right now and the cut back in distance won't be a problem as to my eye she appears to be tactical.  I look for her to run huge in this spot.

Good Luck,

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saturday 8/16/14- DEL MAR PLAY FOR THE DAY

Filly- Alw 77,000 N1X
Turf- Mile and an Eighth

#6 Sistas Stroll  (4-1)

This filly, who only cost her connections $20,000 at a September Keeneland sale, surprised everybody a bit breaking her maiden at Churchill about 6 weeks ago at odds of 8-1.  She is the only 3 year old in the field and needs to take another step forward to get back to the winner's circle.  Trainer Tom Proctor has been patient with her and putting some nice works into her leading up to the race.  I look for her to run another BIG one today and take note she is eligible for the ship and win bonus at Del Mar.

Good Luck

Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday 8/15/14 QRacing looking for a little extra BEER $$

6.5 Furlongs
OC 62k/N2X

#7 Airfoil (5-1)
Should enjoy the cutback in distance and a return to the Del Mar surface.  Bejarano stays aboard for what should be a midpack trip.  If we can get some pace up front that could set up for Bejarano to run them down in the lane.  There are some sexier horses/connections in this field who will take the money so we should get a fair price on this Vladimir Cerin trainee.

Good Luck,

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Thursday 8/14/14 Hoping SWEET AS A ROSE can be Ultra Sweet Today at Del Mar

Filly- MSW
One Mile and a Sixteenth- Turf

#6 Sweet As A Rose  (3-1)
I'm still not convinced last time she wasn't whacked across the nose in deep stretch by her rivals jockey as it looked like she was about to blow on by and break her maiden.  Anyways, on to today and with Mike Smith picking up the mount, I hope this is a confident factor in getting her to the winners circle.  In my opinion she should have broke her maiden in her last 2 efforts so I'm looking at she is a winner facing Maidens.  Here is how I'm playing her

Win Money in the 6th Race on #6
Starting a Daily Double in the 6th Race 6/3 Straight

The second horse in the double is the #3 horse Addellusion (6-1) running for the first time in the Richard Baltas barn.  First time she ran against an impossible track bias that wasn't favoring horses coming off the pace.  Today adds blinkers and stretches out.  The horse has shown she can excel on synthetic surfaces as she ran a big race 2 back at Arlington.  Good Luck and hope we're cashing all bets today