Hiya, my identify is John Cherwa and welcome to our horse racing publication as we get attempt to recover from our Breeders’ Cup hangover and surprise when everybody can see racing dwell once more.
Horse racing is every week faraway from its massive week, pleasure ought to be excessive and everybody ought to be trying ahead to subsequent 12 months and seeing these stars in motion. Proper?
Let’s see how this works on the massive race, the $6 million Traditional. (So as of end.)
1. Genuine. This man is simply 3. Certainly, we’ll get to see him as a 4-year-old, for the nice of the game. Nope. He’s going to face stud at Spendthrift for $75,000 a shot.
2. Unbelievable. Acquired to see him as a 4-year-old. How about at 5, please? Nope. He’s going to face at WinStar for $40,000 a pop.
3. International Marketing campaign. One other 4-year-old. Is there an opportunity at seeing him within the high divisions after solely 10 lifetime races. Nope. He’s going to face stud at WinStar for $12,500 a pop. (There have been hints he would possibly go as soon as extra within the Pegasus, however that doesn’t appear probably now.)
4. Tacitus. He’s a 4-year-old that has run 15 lifetime races. Coach Invoice Mott appears to assume he’ll be again for one more 12 months. And he’s owned by a breeder, Juddmonte Farm.
5. Most Safety. Effectively, he’s definitely been within the information. He received 10 of 14 lifetime races. Will we see him as a 5-year-old? Nope. He’s going to face stud at Ashford for $20,000 a pop.
6. Tiz the Regulation. This Belmont winner, clearly 3-years-old, will run subsequent 12 months for Sackatoga Steady.
7. Title Prepared. He’s 5 headed to six. That’s not a foul time to retire, however he’s by no means received a stakes race, graded or in any other case. He’s sticking round.
8. By My Requirements. This 4-year-old is probably going not completed. In reality, he’s a doable for the Clark at Churchill Downs later this month.
9. Tom d’Etat. He’s 7 headed to eight. The Benson household stored him round longer than most. He’s getting a well-deserved day job at WinStar for $17,500 a pop.
10. Larger Energy. He’s 5 headed to six. He deserves to take it straightforward and you may all the time rely on the Hronis brothers to do what’s greatest by the horse and for the business. He’ll be standing stud at Darby Dan for $10,000 a pop.
OK, so what did we study? Greater than half the Traditional subject received’t be again, together with the highest identify within the recreation, Genuine. The best way it appears, is the enterprise mannequin revolves round getting a horse to the breeding shed as a result of that’s the place the cash is. No shock there. Ought to the game be known as horse racing or horse breeding? Clearly, one is extra vital than the opposite on the high ranges.
Forgive me for shaking my head once I hear about teams reminiscent of myracehorse.com, which offered microshares in Genuine, discuss in regards to the pleasure and wonderfulness of horse possession and attending to be a part of the general expertise. It began to promote shares in Genuine in June after which individuals obtained to look at their horse for, let’s see, one, two, three, sure, 4 races. However fairly darn massive races.
In full equity, the location solely had a 12.5% share in Genuine and sure had nearly no say on what would occur to the colt. Within the post-race interviews, Michael Behrens, who heads the syndicate group, mentioned: “We’d wish to maintain it going, don’t get me mistaken.”
Effectively, I’m guessing a lot of the 5,314 shareholders would in all probability wish to maintain it going, too, relatively than wait by their mailbox (or on-line checking account) to get their .001% share every time the horse breeds. Is retiring a horse after 4 races actually within the spirit of what’s being offered, even when it could be extra financially profitable?
And the “I’ve obtained a bridge to promote you second” belongs to Ned Toffey, basic supervisor at Spendthrift. “We simply felt there wasn’t much more to perform for a Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup Traditional winner,” he mentioned. How a couple of second Traditional? Or an opportunity to be thought of one of many biggest horses of all time? Or is it that the risk-reward was simply too excessive? Good factor the Lakers and Dodgers don’t have that very same perspective.
Let’s face it, if racing is to outlive, it wants assist. It wants extra followers. Racing wants stars. Is that this the easiest way to perform it?
Wow, I feel I’ve blown my question-mark funds for the month.
Who goofed, I’ve obtained to know?
It was me and a fairly large goof. On Monday, when doing the recap of the Betty Grable Stakes at Del Mar, I used to be trying on the mistaken chart. I obtained the winner proper however the different horses had been mistaken. So, the official order was 1. Mo See Cal; 2. Warren’s Showtime; 3. Simply Grazed Me.
Del Mar Preview
Del Mar begins its racing week with a nine-race card beginning at 12:30 p.m. 5 of the races are on the turf. It’s a fairly mediocre providing with only one allowance/optionally available claimer. The function is 1 1/16 miles on the turf for horses 3 and up. Cali Caliente is the 3-1 favourite for coach Eric Kruljac and jockey Juan Hernandez. He has received three-of-six races and three of the final 4, two of these allowance races. Two of his wins have come at Del Mar. Murad Khan is second selection at 7-2 for Doug O’Neill and Ricardo Gonzalez. This 7-year-old gelding has received eight-of-29 lifetime races hasn’t received since Feb. 23 of this 12 months. He was fourth final out within the Lure Stakes. Submit is round 3:33 p.m.
Listed below are the sector sizes, so as: 8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 8, 10, 12 (1 additionally eligible), 10 (1 ae).
Bob Ike’s DM choose of the day
SEVENTH RACE: No. 6 Salvator Mundi (5-1)
Enhancing gelding from the Phil D’Amato secure chased and drained when dealing with a lot better in a Grade 2 race going 10 furlongs however drops again in with allowance firm and is best at this 1 1/16 miles distance. He isn’t actual quick early however could be forwardly positioned on this subject and have an opportunity to get first run on probably pacesetter Cali Caliente. He likes Del Mar, retains Umberto Rispoli and has a wholesome work tab since his final begin on Sept. 26.
Sunday’s consequence: P R Radio Star (8-1) sat behind the pacesetters early, obtained first run on the chief at high of the stretch, made lead at 1/8-pole, then couldn’t maintain off the spectacular winner by means of the ultimate 100 yards however gamely held second.
Bob Ike is a Associate/VP of Horsebills.com (right here’s a video) and the proprietor of BobIkePicks.com (full-card picks, 3 Finest Performs and betting technique).
Ciaran Thornton’s DM choose
NINTH RACE: No. 4 C Falls (6-1)
C Falls tries turf for the primary time at this time for coach Shelby Ruis who’s 1-1-1 from 4 begins on the meet. The small secure of Ruis, who additionally owns the horse, is successful 19% on the 12 months. The one horse racing shielded from a declare at this time, C Falls makes the primary begin since November of final 12 months. There are sharp exercises main into at this time. Horses over 5-1 have received this race 9 instances from 21 races. 6-1 is a good worth if we will get it.
Sunday’s consequence: He’s the Cause broke properly and settled into second place earlier than fading badly going into the flip to complete final, a really surprisingly dangerous end result.
Ciaran Thornton is the handicapper for Californiapick4.com, which provides day by day full card picks, longshots of the day, greatest bets of the day.
Golden Gate weekend preview
Right here’s our weekly have a look at one of the best racing happening at Golden Gate Fields. We’re delighted to have race caller and all-around good man Matt Dinerman as our host for previews and different musings. So, take it away, Matt.
“The seventh race on Saturday is the marquee race of the week: the Golden Nugget Stakes at six furlongs on Tapeta for 2-year-olds. The one to beat is Exhalting, who has a three-race win streak. He most just lately received an allowance three weeks in the past and, three weeks earlier, received a starter allowance at low odds. He broke his maiden on Sept. 26, that means he can be making his fourth begin in simply seven weeks for main coach Jonathan Wong.
“There are a selection of spectacular maiden winners within the Golden Nugget. Mischievous Path, an attention-grabbing eight-length maiden winner for coach Greg James on Oct. 4, is one that may probably get wager. Mischievous Path is a son of California stallion Curlin to Mischief, a royally bred son of Curlin who’s a half sibling to Grade I winners Into Mischief, Beholder and Mendelssohn.
“Run Snappy, a Runhappy colt educated by John Sadler, attracts the within submit place for his first profession begin over an artificial floor. He was bought for $230,000 as a yearling and is a half sibling to Grade 3 winner Heavenhasmynikki and stakes winners Dougs Buddy and Floral Sky. Ben Wade, within the meantime, is a Nick Alexander California-homebred educated by Steve Miyadi who comes off a three-quarter size maiden win at Golden Gate and attracts submit place two. Longshots Coriscan and Mando full the sector.
“The third race on Friday is extraordinarily aggressive. Why is it noteworthy? As a result of it’s the final leg of the Stronach 5. In Stronach 5 tickets, I might unfold. The seventh additionally catches the attention; a first-level allowance for 3-year-olds and upward. Final 12 months’s stakes winner Our Silver Oak has not been capable of win this 12 months however has been shut and prone to get wager once more. Prepared for a Struggle has proven a powerful affinity for the Tapeta however tries routing for the primary time whereas latest maiden winner Railsplitter tries winners for the primary time. These are your foremost contenders within the subject of eight.
“In jockey information, Alex Cruz and Assael Espinoza just lately shipped their tack to Golden Gate Fields. A local of Puerto Rico, 27-year-old Cruz received the just lately concluded 2020 Emerald Downs meet driving title with 72 wins from 38 racing days. Cruz additionally received essentially the most races of any jockey final 12 months at Turf Paradise. He received a minimum of one race each day within the final 25 days at Emerald and closed out the meet with a five-win day. Assael, the 20-year-old nephew of Corridor of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza, was born and raised simply miles from Santa Anita Racetrack in Arcadia. Espinoza had a superb apprentice season and rode for high Southern California trainers together with Bob Baffert, Peter Miller and Sadler throughout his keep in Southern California. After a quick stint as a journeyman at Santa Anita, Espinoza moved north.”
Los Alamitos weekend preview
Los Alamitos is the one observe in California racing at evening. So, let’s flip issues over to advertising and marketing and media guru Orlando Gutierrez, who will inform us about issues happening at Los Alamitos. Orlando, the ground is yours.
“Six races across the flip, together with an all thoroughbred early Decide 4, will kick off racing on Friday evening at Los Alamitos. First submit is 6:05 p.m. This system additionally has two races at 1,000 yards and an $18,000 allowance occasion closing out the late Decide 4.
“There can be some new faces at Los Alamitos as Northwest coach Robert Baze will begin a few horses on Friday. Baze is a longtime completed horseman at tracks reminiscent of Emerald Downs, Portland Meadows and extra. He has received greater than 600 races and his starters have earned greater than $5.4 million. His high earnings runner has been Grinder Sparksaglo with $282,110.
“A winner of 21 stakes races. Baze will ship out Goboldly within the opening race on Friday. The New York-bred gelding has completed within the cash in six straight races and can debut right here with high jockey Francisco Orduna Rojas. Baze may even saddle the five-time profession winner Belief And Liberty within the third and four-time winner Don’tbeshywillie within the fourth.
“Later, Baze will saddle Remembertobreathe, a 14-time profession winner of greater than $230,000. He arrives after successful his two most up-to-date begins at Emerald Downs.
“Saturday’s eigh-race program can be headed by the $25,000 Corona Chick Handicap at 400 yards for 2-year-olds. Abel Reyes’ homebred filly La Reina Del Sur 1 will headline the Corona Chick, after taking a four-month layoff. She beat male runners in her final begin when successful the $25,000 Freshman Stakes on July 25. She beat a subject that included eventual PCQHRA Breeders Futurity winner Monopolist. It was additionally coach Sally Rivera’s first stakes win.
“’I’ve educated principally thoroughbreds however had an 870 quarter horse who set a observe file at Santa Rosa,” mentioned Rivera, who has been working with horses for 40 years. ‘I’ve all the time had actually good homeowners. I do it extra for enjoyable now.’
“She is definitely having a number of enjoyable coaching La Reina Del Sur 1 proper now.
“A pair of Z. Wayne Griffin Administrators Trials are on Sunday evening to find out the ultimate presumptive berths to the $600,000 Champion of Champions. Not less than two presumptive berths can be up for grabs with extra doable berths opening on the weeks earlier than the Dec. 12 closing. Among the many 14 horses within the trials, the excellent 7-year-old gelding Zoomin For Spuds can be underneath the highlight making an attempt to qualify to the Champion of Champions for a file tying fifth straight 12 months. Fridge and Jess You And I are the one horses with 5 Champion of Champions appearances. The trials may even function Jesstacartel, the runner-up within the 2018 Champion of Champions, Ruidoso Derby winner Hotsempting, Heritage Place Derby winner Inaugurator, and Spencer Childers Championship winner Bail Czech.
“Inform Cartel received the richest operating within the 67-year historical past of the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Tremendous Derby final Sunday evening with nearly as good of an effort because the colt has posted on the best way to changing into a three-time derby winner this 12 months. Aided by a 20 mph tail wind, Inform Cartel received the 400-yard race in :19.324, the third quickest in Tremendous Derby historical past. The hassle additionally earned Inform Cartel a presumptive berth to the Champion of Champions.”
Chris Wade’s Friday LA choose
FOURTH RACE: No. 2 Fort Lewis Rivers (4-1)
He has received his final two begins and did it very straightforward as our choice on this house 19 nights in the past for the recent barn of coach Robert J. Lucas (29% win ratio). With a aggressive determine for this occasion and a pointy racing kind, we’ll push this 8-year-old steadily to interrupt close to the lead and provides this stable subject a run for all the cash at a a lot better worth this evening for a stable jockey/coach (29%) combo that has confirmed succesful to pop with a worth.
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Now, the star of the present, Friday’s entries.
Del Mar Entries for Friday, November 13.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Membership, Del Mar, California. $2 Win, Place and Present; $1 Exacta, $2 Quinella, 50-cent Trifecta, $2 Rolling Double, 50-cent rolling Decide 3; 10-cent Superfecta; 50-cent Decide 4 final 4 races; 50-cent Gamers Decide 5 first 5 races; 50-cent Decide 6 final 6 races; $1 Place Decide All; $1 Tremendous Excessive 5 final race. Trifecta wants 4 betting pursuits; Superfecta wants 6. sixth day of a 15-day meet.
5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $57,000. Maiden Particular Weight. 2 12 months olds.
|1||Lance the Legend||Edwin Maldonado||120||Jeff Bonde||6-1|
|2||Sufficient Nonsense||Alexis Centeno||113||Doug F. O’Neill||10-1|
|3||Gator Shining||Ricardo Gonzalez||120||Richard Baltas||9-5|
|4||Sai Con||Umberto Rispoli||120||Richard Baltas||8-1|
|5||Gregory’s Satisfaction||Juan Hernandez||120||Philip D’Amato||8-1|
|6||Chasing Fame||Flavien Prat||120||Doug F. O’Neill||5-2|
|7||Whidbey Prince||Tiago Pereira||120||Frank Lucarelli||20-1|
|8||Mac Daddy Too||Abel Cedillo||120||Doug F. O’Neill||5-1|
1 Mile. Purse: $21,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 12 months olds and up. Claiming Costs $16,000-$14,000.
|1||Invincibella||Juan Hernandez||124||Hector O. Palma||5-2||16,000|
|2||La Rosa Drive||J.C. Diaz, Jr.||122||David E. Hofmans||6-1||16,000|
|3||Summer season Love||Jessica Pyfer||112||Philip D’Amato||7-2||16,000|
|4||Realrealgood||Alexis Centeno||117||Alberto Amparan||20-1||16,000|
|5||Sapphire Silk||Abel Cedillo||122||Jorge Periban||5-1||16,000|
|6||Coronary heart River||Heriberto Figueroa||122||Jeffrey Metz||20-1||16,000|
|7||Samandah||Tyler Baze||124||George Papaprodromou||4-1||16,000|
|8||Pasito||Ricardo Gonzalez||124||Steve Knapp||4-1||16,000|
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $57,000. Maiden Particular Weight. Fillies and Mares. 3 12 months olds and up. State bred.
|1||Lakaya||Edwin Maldonado||122||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||8-1|
|2||Phoenix Tears||Alexis Centeno||115||Daniel Dunham||30-1|
|3||Slew South||Flavien Prat||124||Neil French||7-2|
|4||Jan Jan Can||Umberto Rispoli||124||Mike Puype||4-1|
|5||Eternally Free||Heriberto Figueroa||122||Anthony Ok. Saavedra||20-1|
|6||Purchase Wave Purchase||Tyler Baze||124||Alexis Barba||20-1|
|7||Envy||Abel Cedillo||124||Anthony Ok. Saavedra||7-2|
|8||Rose’s Crystal||Juan Hernandez||122||Carla Gaines||9-5|
|9||Hold Dancing||Jose Valdivia, Jr.||122||Michael S. Wilson||12-1|
1 Mile. Purse: $20,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 12 months olds and up. Claiming Worth $20,000.
|1||Princess Story||Umberto Rispoli||122||Mark Glatt||3-1||20,000|
|2||Moreavino||Heriberto Figueroa||124||Gary Mandella||12-1||20,000|
|3||Adrienne’s Progeny||Alexis Centeno||115||Jorge Periban||20-1||20,000|
|4||Gotta Be Fortunate||Jessica Pyfer||114||Carla Gaines||5-1||20,000|
|5||Midnight Jamboree||Tiago Pereira||124||William Spawr||3-1||20,000|
|6||With a Whisper||Edwin Maldonado||122||J. Keith Desormeaux||15-1||20,000|
|7||Nicole Grace||Abel Cedillo||122||Peter Eurton||15-1||20,000|
|8||Into Victory||Juan Hernandez||122||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||5-2||20,000|
|9||Slew’s Display Star||J.C. Diaz, Jr.||122||Daniel Dunham||8-1||20,000|
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $33,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 12 months olds and up. Claiming Costs $25,000-$22,500.
|1||Lakerball||Mike Smith||120||Doug F. O’Neill||4-1||25,000|
|2||Peach Time||Heriberto Figueroa||120||Ryan Bratcher||12-1||25,000|
|3||Seaside Dancer||Flavien Prat||118||Peter Miller||5-1||22,500|
|4||Sugary||Drayden Van Dyke||118||Martin F. Jones||7-2||22,500|
|5||Fortunate Peridot||J.C. Diaz, Jr.||120||Peter Miller||5-1||25,000|
|6||Quinnie||Juan Hernandez||120||Vladimir Cerin||6-1||25,000|
|7||Miss Flawless||Jose Valdivia, Jr.||120||Javier Jose Sierra||15-1||25,000|
|8||Hurley||Umberto Rispoli||120||Eddie Truman||4-1||25,000|
|9||Lexington Grace||Edwin Maldonado||120||Reed Saldana||12-1||25,000|
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $20,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 12 months olds and up. Claiming Costs $8,000-$7,000.
|1||Majestic Diva||Jessica Pyfer||113||Reed Saldana||15-1||8,000|
|2||Mama’s Child||Alexis Centeno||115||Sal Gonzalez||7-2||8,000|
|3||Hit It Twice||Eswan Flores||122||Jose R. Gonzalez, Jr.||6-1||8,000|
|4||Zillinda||Edwin Maldonado||120||Bruce Headley||12-1||8,000|
|5||Senoradiablo||Tiago Pereira||120||Manuel Ortiz, Sr.||8-1||8,000|
|6||Give Me a Trace||Ricardo Gonzalez||120||Peter Miller||5-2||8,000|
|7||Simply Grace||Abel Cedillo||120||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||7-2||8,000|
|8||Tremendous Klaus||J.C. Diaz, Jr.||120||Victor L. Garcia||8-1||8,000|
|9||Sybil’s Kitty||Tyler Baze||120||Kristin Mulhall||12-1||8,000|
1 1/16 Mile Turf. Purse: $61,000. Allowance Non-compulsory Claiming. 3 12 months olds and up. Claiming Worth $62,500.
|1||Murad Khan||Ricardo Gonzalez||121||Doug F. O’Neill||7-2||62,500|
|2||Barristan The Daring||Edwin Maldonado||121||Mark Glatt||6-1|
|3||Tartini||Tyler Baze||121||Mark Glatt||15-1|
|4||Cali Caliente||Juan Hernandez||125||J. Eric Kruljac||3-1|
|5||Grey Magician||Flavien Prat||121||Peter Miller||6-1|
|6||Salvator Mundi||Umberto Rispoli||123||Philip D’Amato||5-1|
|7||Untamed Area||Tiago Pereira||121||John W. Sadler||10-1|
|8||Musawaat||Jose Valdivia, Jr.||121||Mike Puype||20-1|
|9||Kazan||Drayden Van Dyke||121||Javier Jose Sierra||20-1|
|10||Cleopatra’s Strike||Abel Cedillo||121||Philip D’Amato||6-1||62,500|
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $23,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 2 12 months olds. Claiming Worth $32,000.
|1||Ruthies Racer||Flavien Prat||120||Peter Miller||6-1||32,000|
|2||Bingos System||Edwin Maldonado||120||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||12-1||32,000|
|3||Gemstone Gal||Tiago Pereira||120||Dean Pederson||12-1||32,000|
|4||Daring Cat||Tyler Baze||120||Alfredo P. Marquez||12-1||32,000|
|5||As Required||Umberto Rispoli||120||John W. Sadler||5-2||32,000|
|6||Sensible Lola||Jose Valdivia, Jr.||120||Kristin Mulhall||20-1||32,000|
|7||Woman Mo||Heriberto Figueroa||120||Ruben Gomez||30-1||32,000|
|8||I am the Boss of Me||Ricardo Gonzalez||120||Peter Miller||3-1||32,000|
|9||Paint Me Once more||Alexis Centeno||113||Sal Gonzalez||20-1||32,000|
|10||Finest Woman||J.C. Diaz, Jr.||120||Rafael DeLeon||20-1||32,000|
|11||You are All Discuss||Abel Cedillo||120||Peter Eurton||6-1||32,000|
|12||Tequila Diva||Juan Hernandez||120||Jeff Bonde||8-1||32,000|
|13||Brewed Large||Eswan Flores||120||Sergio Morfin||30-1||32,000|
|14||Pirates Cross||Abel Cedillo||120||Jerry Hollendorfer||8-1||32,000|
1 1/16 Mile Turf. Purse: $31,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 12 months olds and up. Claiming Costs $50,000-$40,000.
|1||Recreate||Tiago Pereira||122||Samuel Nichols||30-1||50,000|
|2||Canadian Luck||Geovanni Franco||124||James M. Cassidy||10-1||50,000|
|3||My Indy||Heriberto Figueroa||124||Samuel Nichols||8-1||50,000|
|4||C Falls||Juan Hernandez||124||Shelbe Ruis||5-1|
|5||Capo Mafioso||Flavien Prat||122||Richard Baltas||3-1||50,000|
|6||Meadway||Alexis Centeno||113||John E. Cortez||30-1||40,000|
|7||Ok P D Day||Victor Espinoza||122||Alfredo P. Marquez||6-1||50,000|
|8||Tembo||Umberto Rispoli||122||Michael W. McCarthy||5-1||50,000|
|9||Drasario||Ricardo Gonzalez||122||Richard Baltas||4-1||50,000|
|10||Full Draw||Edwin Maldonado||120||Reed Saldana||8-1||40,000|
|11||River North||Alexis Centeno||111||Jeffrey Metz||30-1||40,000|
|12||Western Smoke||Edwin Maldonado||122||Craig Dollase||8-1||50,000|
|13||Most Sandisfactory||Tyler Baze||118||Doug F. O’Neill||4-1||40,000|
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