Taking a work holiday beyond must-do site chores, but will not be action-less.
A Horse to Watch from Tampa Bay last spring goes in the fourth at Del Mar today after a barn change. The trip note said:
“Terrific turf debut, sprinted away in deep stretch while only ridden out. Galloped out well; follow (crafty handling and placement)”
That’s it. Haven’t looked at the race, have my own parameters for betting Horses to Watch back as I let the odds be my guide with no handicapping involved:
At 4-1 or lower ML, win only–from 4-1 to 9-1, win/place–10-1 or greater, win/place/show.
Freedom Lass, 4th race Del Mar, is 8-1 ML. Drew worst post at two turns on the Oceanside turf course–far outside; can only hope she will be ignored by the crowd and drift higher.
Without thinking–and in case it’s turkey time–making win/show wager right now.
If I get to see it live, might handicap the race and play some exotics.
Happy Thanksgiving to all the HRI Faithful. For your family and friends, Stay Safe; wear a mask