Del Mar Race 7 for Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Handicapped by The Turf Club Analysts
Del Mar - Race #7 - Post: 5:03pm - Stakes - 8.0 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $75,000 Class Rating: 111 Harry F. Brubaker S.
#7 WIN THE SPACE (ML=8/1)
#6 CUPID (ML=4/5)
#4 EL HUERFANO (ML=6/1)
#3 CURLIN RULES (ML=7/2)
WIN THE SPACE - This horse runs very well off of a layoff. Papaprodromou gets a break on this animal carrying 7 pounds less than last out. This certainly could make the difference right here. CUPID - This rider and conditioner have a high win pct together. Changes tracks from last out at Santa Anita to here. Multiple wins on different racing tracks tell me this thoroughbred likes to switch it up, so that's a good sign. I think the shorter trip will help this colt stay the trip. You have to be keen on that latest race rating, 113, which is the highest last race speed rating of this bunch. EL HUERFANO - When Miller gives Roman a leg up on any racer, you know full well that with their win pct you have at worst a fighting chance. Likes to go to the front and the fact that today is a shorter distance should be favorable. CURLIN RULES - When Sadler gives Prat a leg up on any thoroughbred, you know full well that with their winning percent you have more than a fighting chance. Shipped in on Aug 5th to take the top prize here. Take right back again. I like to wager on this handicapping theory, a campaigner coming back off a good effort within the last month.
Vulnerable Contenders: #1 SOI PHET (ML=6/1),
SOI PHET - In the last event this steed finished third. Doesn't show much potential for his chances this time around. 104/99/96, are the dropping speed ratings for this pony. The speed rating last time out doesn't fit very well in this race when I look at the class rating of today's event. Mark this entrant as a questionable contender.
Bet on #7 WIN THE SPACE to win if you can get at least 4/1 odds