Jeff Siegel’s Blog: “What You Need to Know for Del Mar – Saturday, November 19, 2022

By Jeff Siegel, Handicapper & Analyst

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Del Mar Fifth Race: Post: 2:30 PT
Top Pick: 9-Seal Team (7/2)

Debuting 2-year-old has done some excellent work in the a.m. for trainer Richard Mandella, and while first-timers from this barn have underperformed of late (to put it mildly), this son of War Front may be able to buck the trend. He appears to be blessed with excellent gate speed, and with a pedigree that screams grass this good looking, athletic colt looks very much like a live item under Flavien Prat. At 7/2 on the morning line, he’s a strong win play and rolling exotic single.

Churchill Downs Sixth Race: Post: 5:35 ET
Top Pick: 1-Coach (9/5)

This genuine and consistent filly is undefeated in a pair of one-turn races (her first two career starts, victories by a combined 14 lengths) and this drop back from a series of 10 consecutive route events should allow the daughter of Commissioner to reach her peak performance. Fast on figures and a stakes winner over the Churchill Downs main track, the Brad Cox-trained filly should have enough early speed to use her rail post to good advantage and then be able exert her superiority when the pressure is tuned on from the quarter pole to the wire. Listed at 9/5 on the morning line, she will offer solid wagering value at that price if you can get it.



(Races 1-5)
1st race: 1-Doc Adams; 4-Worse Read Sanchez; 5-Beaudacious
2nd race: 4-Joker Boy; 1-Bochombo; 6-Micky From Wexford
3rd race: 2-Pammy’s Ready; 1-Countess Rosina; 4-Lexington Humor
4th race: 5-Little Rachel; 6-Bowl of Cherries; 1-So It Would Seem
5th race: 9-Seal Team

(Races 6-10)
6th race: 6-Blessed Touch; 1-Justique
7th race: 3-Quintecents; 1-One More Bid; 5-Six Magpies
8th race: 4-Big City Lights; 5-The Chosen Vron; 6-None Above the Law
9th race: 5-Kitty Kitana; 4-Gillian Elizabeth

Jeff Siegel’s Blog: “What You Need to Know for Del Mar – Saturday, November 19, 2022

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