Archive for the ‘Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’ Category

How to bet Sunday’s Del Mar Pick 6 on a budget

By Jarrod Horak, winninghorsepicks.com (@jchorak)

Sunday is closing day of the fall meet at Del Mar, and the Pick 6 has a mandatory payout. There is also a Single Ticket Jackpot Carryover of $104,118.

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I will use one of my favorite cost-effective Pick 6 wagering strategies, the spread ticket formula. In the spread tickets below, I have separated my primary and secondary win contenders to keep the cost down. It would cost $720 to lump all of my contenders on one ticket, but the spread ticket formula knocks the price down to a much more reasonable $176.

Pick 6 Contenders for Sunday

Race 4 (OC-20k/1x, CA-bred, 6.5f) 
Primary – #6 Gemini Journey, #7 Haviture Way
Secondary – #3 Desert Madam, #2 Gotham Desire

Beat the Favorite: Om looks vulnerable in 2017 Seabiscuit Handicap

By Jarrod Horak, winninghorsepicks.com (@jchorak)

Om is the 5-2 morning line favorite in Sunday’s Seabiscuit Handicap at Del Mar, and you have to go all the way back to the 2015 Mathis Brothers Mile to find his last win. 

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Om has raced 10 times since without a victory, compiling four runner-up efforts and four show finishes. He added blinkers for his last two starts and did not show his usual tactical speed in either of those events. He has the back class to make a run at the top prize but lacks a winning spirit recently, won’t offer much value on the win end, and is probably best used underneath.  
Flamboyant and Tequila Joe finished third and fourth in the Hollywood Turf Cup on Nov. 24, and both will scratch from this spot. That leaves a trio of logical win alternatives to the favorite starting with Pee Wee Reese. The Phil D’Amato trainee is 4-for-5 with a 2nd on turf and the pace player runs well fresh. He earned his best speed figure yet when last seen in the American Stakes at Santa Anita on July 4 and he defeated Om that day.  

3 longshots to bet in Sunday’s Del Mar races

By Jarrod Horak, winninghorsepicks.com (@jchorak)
Breeders’ Cup 2017 might be in the books, but the fall racing action continues at Del Mar, and there are plenty of money-making opportunities on the horizon. Here are three live longshots to consider for Sunday’s card.
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Del Mar Race 3 – Claiming $8,000 – 6f – Post Time 4:33 p.m. ET
Live Longshot#4 Lambo Luxx (8-1) struggled at the $12,500 level in three of his last five starts. If you remove those races you are left with back-to-back $8,000 victories on July 2 and July 26. He switches from 5-pound apprentice rider Roman to 7-pound apprentice Fuentes and should offer value.
Top Win Contenders#9 Pray Hard#3 Airfoil (5-2), #8 Madelyn’s Wild Max (6-1).
Wagering Strategy #1 ($20) – $4 to win, $6 to place, $10 to show #4
Wagering Strategy #2 ($30) – $12 to win #4, $6 Quinella 9/3-4-8 ($18)

Please read the rest of this post at Horse Racing Nation

Wednesday’s Del Mar Late Pick 4 Tickets (7-22-15)

Sunday Del Mar Recap: July 19 (Winning Early Pick 3 Ticket)

Conditions started out good and firm but the weather deteriorated quickly. Sloppy (sealed) main track beginning with race 3 and the G2 San Clemente remained on turf (condition: good, won by late runner Prize Exhibit). Race 2 was a 5f turf sprint and was captured by a patient runner. All other turf races switched to the wet main track, which seemed to play fair.

Four wins for jockey Santiago Gonzalez. Flavien Prat booted home a pair. James Cassidy and  John Sadler both saddled two winners and Gonzalez was the pilot of choice for both trainers.

Sunday’s suggested Early Pick 3 tickets from Del Mar yielded two Primary winners (Sweet Profit, Codacious) and one Secondary winner (Toomanytomatoes). The winning 8-1-5 combination returned $121.80.

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Pick 6 Blog Schedule During 2015 Del Mar Summer Meet (July 16-Sept 7)

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: DEL MAR Pick 5, Pick 6 carryover, or Pick 4 Tickets

Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays: SARATOGA Pick 6 carryover or Pick 4 tickets

Each Saturday, Sunday, and Holiday Monday, I will be offering full card analysis from Del Mar for $10/day at:

The Runaway Horse

Today’s Racing Digest

Upcoming full cards: Del Mar weekends (July 25-26).

*** Every full card includes suggested Early Pick 4, Pick 5, Pick 6, and Late Pick 4 spread tickets.

Weekend full card recaps with highlights are posted on The Runaway Horse What You Missed page

Jarrod Horak’s Del Mar Late Pick 4 Tickets  – Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Race 5 – MSW, 8.5T
Primary – #3 Gigantis, #1 Sir Cal
Secondary – #7 Over Par, #9 Heat, #11 Diablo Caballero, #2 Unusualy, #10 Bold Papa

Race 6 –  OC-62.5k, 8f
Primary – #5 Savings Account
Secondary – #6 Divina Comedia, #1 All Star Bub

Race 7 – Wickerr, 8T
Primary – #8 Global View, #2 Footstepsinbronze
Secondary – #4 Kulik Lodge, #11 Winning Prize
Wednesday’s HRN written Play of the Day

Race 8 – Mcl-20k, 8f
Primary – #1 Dixie Tweet
Secondary – #5 Katsfashion, #8 Luvuryan

Wednesday’s Late Pick 4 Tickets (Pick 4 calculator courtesy of Del Mar):

dmr late pick 4

Del Mar 2013 Video Series: Pacific Classic Recap + Closing Week Preview

The 2013 Del Mar thoroughbred season wraps up on Wednesday, September 4. My Del Mar video series concludes below with a look back at Game On Dude’s Pacific Classic and a preview of closing week.

As always, I will be posting daily free Del Mar Pick 6 selections and tickets:

For daily insight on Del Mar’s Pick 6 races, check out Pick 6blog.HorseRacingNation. com
for free selections and tickets.

Del Mar 2013 Video Series: Week 5 Recap + Pacific Classic Preview

The 2013 Del Mar thoroughbred season got underway on Wednesday, July 17. In the video series below, I look back at the 2012 leading riders, trainers, and the track profile. Each week, I also take a look at current track bias trends, hot jockey-trainer teams, key races, and horses to watch for 2013.

Each week, I will recap the racing week that was at Del Mar, and preview the upcoming week.

As always, I will be posting daily free Del Mar Pick 6 selections and tickets:

For daily insight on Del Mar’s Pick 6 races, check out Pick 6blog.HorseRacingNation. com
for free selections and tickets.

Del Mar 2013 Video Series – Week 4 Recap + Week 5 Preview

The 2013 Del Mar thoroughbred season got underway on Wednesday, July 17. In the video series below, I look back at the 2012 leading riders, trainers, and the track profile. Each week, I also take a look at current track bias trends, hot jockey-trainer teams, key races, and horses to watch for 2013.

Each week, I will recap the racing week that was at Del Mar, and preview the upcoming week.

As always, I will be posting daily free Del Mar Pick 6 selections and tickets:

For daily insight on Del Mar’s Pick 6 races, check out Pick 6blog.HorseRacingNation. com
for free selections and tickets.