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Del Mar TODAY; Cost $7.50; Nov. 21, 2020 by Richard Eng author of “Betting On Horse Racing for Dummies”

Post Time 12:30 p.m. PT

Race 1–  5 furlongs (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $33,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up

5 Mystery Messenger – There is a lot of gas in this field so expect Umberto Rispoli to sit in arrears and wait to make one big run

1 Blackout – Chance to save every inch of ground from the rail under Flavien Prat, the big class drop can only help him too

Long Shot–  4 Mr. Lovejoy

Race 2 –  1 1/8th miles, $100,000 Native Diver, 3-year-olds and up

4 Midcourt – There is talk that he may be scratched from the Native Diver, if he goes that’s a green light that he’s ready to fire

5 Extra Hope – I hope he runs next year as a 5-year-old because he is just starting to get good finally, horses mature at 4 and or 5

Long Shot–  1 Combatant

Race 3 –  6 furlongs, Purse $36,000, Claiming $32,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds

7 Trouville – Chance to sit a cozy outside trip while letting the field sort itself out, oddly enough she drops in class off a victory

6 Miss Fraulein – Claimed by Ron Ellis off a sharp second n well spotted for a nice paycheck, has a sparkling dirt mark at Del Mar

Long Shot–  5 Zelaia

Race 4 –  1 mile, Purse $43,000, Claiming $50,000, 3-year-olds and up

6 Kershaw – He has been knocking heads with better and cashing smaller paychecks, this class drop gives him no more excuses

5 Bold Endeavor – Ran a lifetime top in last for a nice victory, the key is whether he can pair up such a big speed figure or bounce

Long Shot–  3 Popular Kid

Race 5 –  1 mile (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $34,000, Maiden claiming $80,000, 2-year-olds

4 Mac Daddy Too – His two good turf sprints sandwich a miserable effort on the main dirt track, this is his preferred surface

2 Endless Sunset – I like to equate the synthetic surface to grass racing, Tapeta in particular has the same tendencies as the turf

Long Shot–  6 By Moonlight

Race 6 –  6 ½ furlongs, Purse $57,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 2-year-olds

2 Rhythm And Grace – John Shirreffs is not really known for popping many FTS, supposedly this Distorted Humor filly is a runner

6 Exotic West – Sure to be a heavily bet favorite from the Bob Baffert barn, many bullet workouts n his new go to guy Abel Cedillo

Long Shot–  5 Empire House

Race 7 –  5 furlongs (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $35,000, Optional claiming $50,000, 3-year-olds and up

2 Hartel – Picking a horse who has not raced in a full year is not only a vote for the horse but an indictment on the rest of the field

8 Carulean – He just graduated his MSW so he is facing winners for the first time, it’s a big step up but he is improving each race

Long Shot–  3 Johnny Podres

Race 8 –  6 ½ furlongs, Purse $57,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

3 Brace For Impact – Bruce Headley has proven over the years to be deadly off a layoff, he can get horses razor sharp on works

4 Lil Richards Bello – Been knocking on the door when second in his last 2 starts, reunited w Umberto Rispoli for the money shot

Long Shot–  1 Starship Chewbacca

Race 9–  1 1/16th miles (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $33,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up

8 French Getaway – He has been nibbling the last few starts but these are his friends for $25,000 and he has Mike Smith up

4 Worthy Turk – Nearly pulled off a major upset in last when second at 11/1 odds Abel Cedillo is trying to nail down the riding title

Long Shot–  3 Acker

Best Bet – 4 Midcourt (race 2)

Del Mar Friday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/6/$37.80; Long Shots, 8/0/$0;Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Del Mar & AqueductTotals – 182/46/$333.40; Long Shots, 91/13/$122.60; Best Bets, 11/1/$5.20

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