Del Mar Archived Sheet

TODAY AT DEL MAR; Cost $6.50; November 24, 2019 by Richard Eng

Post Time 12:30 p.m. PT

Race 1 – 5 furlongs (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $55,000, Optional claiming $62,500, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

5 Littlefirefighter – Could see a nice trip if Flavien Prat can sit a few lengths off the dueling leaders, riding in top form

2 Kentan Road – Will try to be the speed of the speed again in this abbreviated turf sprint, is dropping down in class

Long Shot –  3 Flower Point

Race 2 – 5 ½ furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up

3 Norski – Been in the money in 7 of 9 starts, compared to his foes today that is a sterling record, will be grinding hard late

7 Fratelli – FTS at least has no blemishes compared to the resumes of some runners in here today, Tyler Baze is up

Long Shot – 10 Lucky Wally

Race 3 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $55,000, Optional claiming $62,500, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

2 Excellent Sunset – Flavien Prat is King of the Hill at least until Joel Rosario shows on Dec. 26, blinkers on for first time

4 Don’t Blame Judy – Gets big class relief from the grade 2 Goldikova for this, will be closing fast for Victor Espinosa

Long Shot – 1 Fiery Lady

Race 4 – 5 ½ furlongs, Purse $30,000, Optional claiming $50,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds

9 Lovely Lilia – Logical chalk won by 15-lengths on graduation day, like that Philip D’Amato switches to Abel Cedillo today

1 Vegan – Taken by Bill Spawr who has a long history of improving claimed horses, stays loyal to Agapito Delgadillo too

Long Shot – 3 Win Often

Race 5 –  5 furlongs (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $52,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up

5 Shandling – Suspect he is named after comedian Gary Shandling, ran green but well in debut, slow early and fast late

4 Cape Point – Got a good education in his career debut, now John Sadler switches to Abel Cedillo for the money shot

Long Shot – 1 Tyrannical Rex

Race 6 – 6 furlongs, Purse $30,000, Starter allowance $50,000, 3-year-olds and up

10 Next Gen – Respect the claim by John Sadler out of a maiden claiming victory, got a well bred animal for only $30,000

8 Gate Speed – Unleashed a big run under Joel Rosario to graduate in last, big figure win is a bounce candidate though

Long Shot – 6 Camby

Race 7 – 1 3/8th miles (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $53,000, Optional claiming $40,000, 3-year-olds and up

9 M Town Gem – Must overcome a parking lot post in this turf marathon but Flavien Prat is riding in a zone right now

1 Red King – Has lost some close call decisions so Philip D’Amato switches to Tiago Pereira who he has done well with

Long Shot – 7 North County Guy

Race 8 – 7 furlongs, $100,000 Cary Grant, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds

2 Grinning Tiger – This small field may be the toughest race on the card, four of these horses are noses n heads apart

3 Fashionably Fast – Logical chalk off a 3 race win skein, still he is not faster than these but fast enough to win again

Long Shot – 5 Oliver

Race 9 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $53,000, 3-year-olds and up

8 Perfect Wager  – Two horses I like have difficult parking lot posts, winning turf routes is all about getting a good trip

4 Cono – Mike Smith doesn’t ride many and certainly not in the last race so there must be something worthwhile here

Long Shot – 10 Jet Set Ruler

Best Bet – 3 Norski (race 2)

Del Mar Saturday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/7/$60.20; Long Shots, 9/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/1/$4.40

Del Mar Totals – 145/44/$301.40; Long Shots, 72/13/$124.00; Best Bets, 8/4/$14.00

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