A nice way to end the week on Sunday with the call of, “They would need to sprout wings,” from Trevor Denman bringing home a nice score in the Pick 4 with Morganouska.
That cut our losses in half and we have seven days left to make this a profitable meet with respect to the Fity Cent Pick 4.
The final week of racing at Del Mar kicks off with a deep and competitive field of California-bred 2-year-old fillies in the featured $100,000 Generous Portion sprinting six furlongs on the main track.
Perfect Curls is likely to go off favored after shipping down from Northern California for trainer Clifford Delima off a pair of scores by open lengths in stakes races.
Off her win here in the $100,000 CTBA earlier in the meet, Swiss Wild Cat is likely to get some action and can score again from off the pace.
We’re off to the races!
Leg 1 – Race 5 (2) – Six furlongs sprinting on the main track for 3-year-old $12,500 claimers and there’s lots of early speed in the race to set it up for No. 2 Purse Luva to mow them down in the lane.
He gets the services of Rafael Bejarano second off the layoff after closing into a slow pace going seven furlongs here on August 15. Although he hit the vets list off that race, he returned to work a solid four furlongs last week.
The likely favorite is No. 9 Seeuat Sticknstein dropping to the lowest level of his career, however this will be his third start in three weeks and he was soundly beaten by our single in their only meeting.
Leg 2 – Race 6 (1,3,4,5,6) – A mile on the turf for California-breds and we’ll go five deep the rest of the way and hope for a price.
Leg 3 - Race 7 (2,3,4,7,11) – The aforementioned Generous Portion is today’s featured race. Five deep again, but the top pick is No. 3 Miles Rules, who ran them off their feet, including No. 7 Faisca, in her debut at Hollywood Park and comes back six weeks later after continuing to look impressive in the morning.
Leg 4 – Race 8 (1,3,4,5,8) – As is often the case, bottom level maiden claimers close out the day and another pack of five is on the ticket. The edge here goes to No. 5 Swiss Emperor off solid performances earlier in the year and a pair of sharp works here since disappointing in his last.
Recap – (2) w (1,3,4,5,6) w (2,3,4,7,11) w (1,3,4,5,8) – Total cost of ticket = $62.50
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Sunday’s Result – (+$376.30)
Total for meet – (-$481.70)