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Del Mar – Wednesday, July 22 – Opening Day

It’s time to dive into the opening day Pick 6. We will tread lightly until we get a handle on track trends and hot connections. In the meantime, we will rely on past bias info to construct our tickets. Watch the first four races closely to see if we can spot any early trends.
DMR 5 (Clm-10k, 4up, 6f) Fair distance in ’08 with middle to outer posts winning more than anticipated. #5 Tijuana Tuesday is a sharp pace player under Joel Rosario, and he tallied in last 2 synthetic sprints. #6 Spot The Diplomat is 1 for his last 19, but he likes this course and distance and should sit a decent stalking trip. Carava has done well here the past two seasons. #7 Exceeding is a 3-time local winner, and his last victory occurred off a similar layoff.
DMR 6 (Clm-16k, 4up, 6.5f) Sustained runners won more than expected at this distance last year. #5 Deluxe Cat had a troubled beginning in the entry level ranks last time. He won lone outing at this distance and projects a stalking trip for 38% Solis/Headley team. Seems well spotted. #6 Make Mine Vodka cuts back in distance off a layoff, and he’s a 2-time local winner.
DMR 7 (OC-20/1x, CA-bred 3up, 8f) Flat mile played fair last year, and inside three posts strong. #1 Kallokan Storm was stuck out in post 10 on weeds last time. Won 2 of last 3 synthetic outings and lands cozy rail today. #2 Unbridled Roman is out of the 3yo stakes ranks, and he shows up in a new barn off a layoff. #3 Acclamation improved nicely in last 2 turf routes, and barn is 20% turf/synthetic.
DMR 8 (Oceanside, 3yo, 8T) Edge to stalkers and closers from outer posts in 2008. #3 Rendezvous hated the slop last time, and he was a troubled 3rd on the weeds before that. Won only other turf start. #6 Mark S The Cooler was up the track in the productive Colonial Turf Cup, and he nabbed both flat mile turf starts. #9 Meteore has won two straight for Mandella, and he’s a snug profile fit.
DMR 9 (Clm-20k, f&m 3up, 6.5f) Looking at #2 Princess Susan M as a potential single. She was nabbed out of her last by 26% claiming artist Art Sherman. Off the pace type has won here before and missed by a nose at 6.5f last out. Other contenders include #7 Wickednwackyingrid, who won here last year, and new trainer Ted West is 27% 1st off the claim. #8 Dona Amelia got no pace help in a compact claimer last time. She will be finishing in this spot.
DMR (Mcl-25k, 3yo fil, 8.5f) Sustained runners strong at this distance last year. Posts 8 and out poor. #5 Prohetise is a possible single. She finished 8th in much needed US bow, and she hit the board in both overseas synthetic starts. Late runner drops in class and will be finishing under Talamo. Should mention that #2 Eleventh Hour was seemingly on her way to victory before clunking into the rail and finishing 6th last time. Carla Gaines is a profitable 21% in the maiden claiming ranks.
Budget Ticket:
$2 Pick Six 5-7/5-6/2-3/3-6-9/2/5 ($48)
Larger Ticket:
$2 Pick Six 5-6-7/5-6/1-2-3/3-6-9/2-7-8/5 ($324)sv

It’s time to dive into the opening day Pick 6. We will tread lightly until we get a handle on track trends and hot connections. In the meantime, we will rely on past bias info to construct our tickets. Watch the first four races closely to see if we can spot any early trends.

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Del Mar #5 (Clm-10k, 4up, 6f) Fair distance in ’08 with middle to outer posts winning more than anticipated. #5 Tijuana Tuesday is a sharp pace player under Joel Rosario, and he tallied in last 2 synthetic sprints. #6 Spot The Diplomat is 1 for his last 19, but he likes this course and distance and should sit a decent stalking trip. Carava has done well here the past two seasons. #7 Exceeding is a 3-time local winner, and his last victory occurred off a similar layoff.

Del Mar # 6 (Clm-16k, 4up, 6.5f) Sustained runners won more than expected at this distance last year. #5 Deluxe Cat had a troubled beginning in the entry level ranks last time. He won lone outing at this distance and projects a stalking trip for 38% Solis/Headley team. Seems well spotted. #6 Make Mine Vodka cuts back in distance off a layoff, and he’s a 2-time local winner.

Del Mar #7 (OC-20/1x, CA-bred 3up, 8f) Flat mile played fair last year, and inside three posts strong. #1 Kalookan Storm was stuck out in post 10 on weeds last time. Won 2 of last 3 synthetic outings and lands cozy rail today. #2 Unbridled Roman is out of the 3yo stakes ranks, and he shows up in a new barn off a layoff. #3 Acclamation improved nicely in last 2 turf routes, and barn is 20% turf/synthetic.

Del Mar #8 (Oceanside, 3yo, 8T) Edge to stalkers and closers from outer posts in 2008. #3 Rendezvous hated the slop last time, and he was a troubled 3rd on the weeds before that. Won only other turf start. #6 Mark S The Cooler was up the track in the productive Colonial Turf Cup, and he nabbed both flat mile turf starts. #9 Meteore has won two straight for Mandella, and he’s a snug profile fit.

Del Mar #9 (Clm-20k, f&m 3up, 6.5f) Looking at #2 Princess Susan M as a potential single. She was nabbed out of her last by 26% claiming artist Art Sherman. Off the pace type has won here before and missed by a nose at 6.5f last out. Other contenders include #7 Wickednwackyingrid, who won here last year, and new trainer Ted West is 27% 1st off the claim. #8 Dona Amelia got no pace help in a compact claimer last time. She will be finishing in this spot.

Del Mar #10 (Mcl-25k, 3yo fil, 8.5f) Sustained runners strong at this distance last year. Posts 8 and out poor. #5 Prophetise is a possible single. She finished 8th in much needed US bow, and she hit the board in both overseas synthetic starts. Late runner drops in class and will be finishing under Talamo. Should mention that #2 Eleventh Hour was seemingly on her way to victory before clunking into the rail and finishing 6th last time. Carla Gaines is a profitable 21% in the maiden claiming ranks.

The Play: If you click the image, you can see how the play was structured for a total cost of $348. Those on a budget, simply use the first listed ticket titled “All A Entries” which will cost you just $48.

Editors Note: All our pick six plays will be displayed using Daily Racing Form’s TicketMaker, available when you purchase their Enhanced Past Performance package.


2 Comments

  1. P6 Playa

    July 21, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Very nice. I think I will take a shot. Will you do P6 plays every day, or just on big days and carryovers?

    • Admin

      July 21, 2009 at 10:47 pm

      I will be covering the Del Mar Pick 6 on a daily basis.

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