Del Mar Picks

Del Mar analysis by handicapper Jarrod Horak

Del Mar Summer Meet Best Bet Winners
July 23 - Wilder Than Most/Eagle In the Sky Quinella ($17.20)
July 24 - CLEM LABINE ($7.20), Quinella ($24.20)
July 30 - LENA'S BIG DAY ($4.80), Quinella ($7.00)
Aug. 6 - Bobby Bo/Magnificent/Who's the Star Trifecta ($15.20)
Aug. 12 - JOE DON LOONEY ($6.80)
Aug. 14 - ANNA FANTASTIC ($5.80)
Aug. 22 - AZUL COAST ($6.40)
Aug. 27 - GREGORY'S PRIDE ($5.80), Exacta ($20.80)
Sept. 5 - BIG COUPE ($4.20), Trifecta ($61.40)

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Monday, September 6, 2021
Race 4 (OC-80k/1x, 8.5T)
Post Time 6:02 PM ET

Primary - #3 OPTIMISTIC VALOR, #1 Wyfire

Secondary - #4 Beyond Brilliant, #6 Dicey Mo, #8 Berolijean, #5 Numero Dix

Wagers: #3 to win, Quinella 3/1-4, Superfecta Key 3/1-4-5-6-8

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Comments: #3 Optimistic Valor (7-2) looked good winning a local $40k sophomore 8T affair from off the pace July 23. Bravo hops aboard the versatile gelding and Morey chose this spot over Saturday’s highly competitive Del Mar Derby (G2). #1 Wyfire (5-2) removed blinkers and lost his speed in his last two turf routes. He puts blinkers back on and reconnects with Prat, who guided him to a pair of runner-up finishes in turf sprints. They will probably just go on with it early from the hedge. #4 Beyond Brilliant (8-1) hit the board in both turf sprint tries and graduated by open lengths in a dirt route. Shirreffs has decent stats dirt/turf and she will probably attend the pace under Kent D. #6 Dicey Mo Chara (6-1) looked good winning a slow early/fast late turf route here July 24. She probably won’t save ground this time but she is getting better. #8 Berolijean (6-1) makes her US bow for Sadler and she goes on lasix. Rispoli ends up here and she won her lone start in France at 9.5T May 9. #5 Numero Dix (7-2) was just okay in his US bow (6th beaten a length). He rallied mildly and the late pace rating was okay, but that field was very bunched up and Prat abandons. He showed something in 2 of his 4 starts in France and might be able to go better in his second stateside start for Sadler.  

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