Carryover madness book ends the week after two straight days of nobody picking six winners leading to $442,770 to begin a pool that’s likely to push $3 million again.
Winding Way makes the leap into graded stakes company as the 2-to-1 favorite in the $150,000 Ranch Bernardo (Grade III) over 6 ½-furlongs on the main track off a pair of dazzling wins to start her career. The 3-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon has led every step of the way in both races racking up a combined 12 lengths worth of wins while posting 97 and 95 Beyer speed figures.
There should be plenty of company on the front end today meaning 3-to-1 third choice Sugarinthemorning could sit the perfect trip just off the pace with all the speed to her inside. The 4-year-old daughter of Candy Ride exits a runner-up effort in the A Gleam (Grade II) and is the only runner in the field with a pair of wins over this main track.
The under card sees Cal-bred females at a mile on turf in the $100,000 Solana Beach Handicap with 11-time winner Halo Dolly the 5-to-2 favorite looking for a repeat. The 4-year-old daughter of Popular carries six more pounds today as the 122-lb. high weight than she did when winning this race by 1 ¼-lengths last year.
Antares World has also been a model of consistency, finishing in the exacta in 16-of-25 career starts and owning a win over Halo Dolly in the Pacific Heights at Golden Gate last December. The 5-year-old daughter of Decarchy is another that can benefit by sitting just off what should be a contested early pace.
If she can run back to her win in the Frans Valentine from last year, Logical Single can upset at 8-to-1 making just her second start of 2012. The 5-year-old daughter of Singletary has a consistent work tab since a disappointing effort sprinting at Hollywood Park in May.
We’re off to the races!
Pick 4 -
Leg 1 – Race 6 (2,6,7) – Use the pair discussed above with No. 2 Winding Way and No. 7 Sugarinthemorning along with No. 6 Glamorista, who can also do some running from off the pace for Bob Baffert.
Leg 2 – Race 7 (1,2,3,6,9) – Five maiden allowance juvenile fillies with No. 1 Miss Derek, No. 2 Secret Movie, No. 3 Madame Cactus, No. 6 Truly Marie and No. 9 Secret Memo.
Leg 3 – Race 8 (2,4,5,9) – Add No. 2 Sparkling Style to the trio above of No. 4 Antares World, No. 5 Logical Single and No. 9 Halo Dolly.
Leg 4 – Race 9 (5,8,9,10) – Four bottom-level maiden claimers to close the day with No. 5 I Run for Fun, No. 8 Danger Lurking, No. 9 A.P. Corsair and No. 10 Lea Von.
Recap – (2,6,7) w (1,2,3,6,9) w (2,4,5,9) w (5,8,9,10) – Total cost of ticket = $120
Yesterday’s Result – (-$54)
Total for current Del Mar meet – (+$51.95)
Total from 12/26/10 – 7/15/12 – (-$1,571.15)
Pick 5 –
Leg 1 – Race 1 (3,4,6,7) – Marathoners on turf using sharp runners No. 3 Te Rapa, No. 6 Lime Rickey and No. 7 Yomybato.
Leg 2 – Race 2 (2,3,9) – No. 3 Life a Riley was impressive in her debut only getting beaten by a stable mate. She’ll be tough today, but we’ll search for value adding No. 2 Mr Lemon Tree and No. 9 Rob’s Pal.
Leg 3 – Race 3 (1,3,6) – Nine claimers with each not posting a work since last raced and No. 3 Yankee Dan knocks hard at this level on the front end, but we add No. 1 McAllister Boys on the barn switch and No. 6 Deal’ Em.
Leg 4 – Race 4 (1,2,5,8,10) – The customary spread with non-winners of two lifetime using No. 1 Oskar Hval, No. 2 Sweet Elation, No. 5 Panettone, No. 8 Lewdawg N Paradise and No. 10 Aragon Sword.
Leg 5 – Race 5 (2,6) – In the exacta in 6-of-11 lifetime starts, No. 2 Collating Lady can build off an impressive main track win over a next out winner from earlier in the meet. The late scratch of In a Twinkling means the projected pace duel won’t materialize, meaning No. 6 Folk Dancer is a threat to lead all the way.
Recap – (3,6,7) w (2,3,9) w (1,3,6) w (1,2,5,8,10) w (2,6) – Total cost of ticket = $135
Yesterday’s Result – (-$216)
Total for current Del Mar meet – (+$17,282.30)
Total from 7/20/11 – 7/15/12 – (+$1,874.55)
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