Jeff Siegel’s Blog: “What You Need to Know” for Del Mar – Friday, November 18, 2022

November 18, 2022

By Jeff Siegel, Handicapper & Analyst

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Sixth Race: Post: 3:00 PT
Top Pick: 7-Love My Jimmy (7/2)

Was disappointing in a mixed breed allowance sprint at Los Alamitos two weeks ago but drops into an $8,000 claimer today and is reunited with “win rider” Edwin Maldonado, so we can expect the Bob Hess, Jr.-trained gelding to return to form in this modest bottom rung affair. A six-time winner from just 18 starts, the son of Tapiture catches a favorable pace scenario and should be on or near the lead throughout. At 7/2 on the morning line, he offers value in the win pool and a good exacta partner with the race’s other main player, 3-Oil Can Knight.

Seventh Race – Post: 3:30 PT
Top Pick: 2-One Silk Stocking (5/2)

Stretching out for the first time to a distance that should be within her range, this Doug O’Neill-trained filly earned a career top speed figure in her most recent outing when an excellent runner-up in a similar starter allowance event last month at Santa Anita and is properly priced at 5/2 on the morning line. In a race that projects to have a modest early pace, she should be on or near the lead throughout along with the race’s two other main players, 4-Flame McGoon and 6-Teen Drama, both of whom should be used in exactas with our top pick.



(Races 1-4)
1st race: 4-Luka Grazie; 3-Please Focus
2nd race: 5-Thales; 2-Purified
3rd race: 9-Big Beauty (also-eligible); 1-Doris May; 5-Smiling Molly
4th race: 5-Charlotte Harbor; 2-Spanish Channel; 3-Bog Shamrock

(Races 5-8)
5th race: 3-Playlist; 5-Pleasant Wave; 7-Seek the Truth
6th race: 7-Love My Jimmy; 3-Oil Can Knight
7th race: 2-One Silk Stocking; 4-Flame McGoon
8th race: 4-Greenbow; 7-Palagio

Jeff Siegel’s Blog: “What You Need to Know” for Del Mar – Friday, November 18, 2022

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