Friday racing where the surf meets the turf, the Fleet Treat Stakes will take place as Race 7 of a scheduled 8-race card going to post at 7:00 pm (PT). Nine horses will be running for the $175,000 purse.
This race is restricted to three-year-old fillies and will be run on the main dirt surface. The distance for the Fleet Treat Stakes will be seven furlongs. The weather for this day’s events looks as perfect as ever.
Typical running styles that win over this track in recent history are those who can stay just off the front pace. Of the contenders today, we will be highlighting three probable contenders.
(1) Fi Fi Pharaoh Betting Preview:
Say hello to the deserving money-line favorite. Their recent race history suggests back-to-back wins, first to break their maiden, followed by a stake victory last out puts this one in serious contention.
Jockey Umberto Rispoli is winning at 14% for the short meet and although he is known more for his turf riding, he’s getting better on dirt. Trainer Walther Solis will be looking for his first win at the meet where he is two of three in the money. Their running style is versatile as they can stalk or close.
If the pace is hot look for Umberto to close into a quick pace. Workout times are good compared to the group. Go figure this horse just needed the right jock to get on board to start winning.
(4) Eddie’s New Dream Betting Preview:
Their recent race history suggests a maiden win followed by stakes placings puts this one in as an interesting middle favorite. Eddie’s New Dream was second to (1) Fi Fi Pharoah last out. Jockey Mario Gutierrez is winning at a whopping 29% for the meet.
Their running style is that of a pacer, so they’ll get first calling. Workout times are good. I think this is a solid upset choice, but something tells me they’re going to settle back for third this time.
(8) Teddy’s Barino Betting Preview:
So, this one is interesting. Back-to-back turf sprints and this horse lands here? Their recent race history suggests a win to break their maiden with Jersey Joe Bravo aboard after not being able to break their maiden with Flavor Flavien Prat is interesting.
Jockey Prat is back aboard and is winning at only 9% for the young meet but he is the odds-on favorite to win the jockey title. Trainer Mark Glatt will be looking for his first win at Del Mar, but he is no stranger to the winner’s circle.
Their running style is that of a mid-pack closer. Workout times are average. Morning line odds won’t have this one as the favorite but Flavien always takes heavy money. I know there are others here with more experience, especially on the dirt, but something tells me this lightly raced horse really has a chance come Friday.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Exacta Box (1) and (8). Umberto and Flavien continue their domination on the west coast.
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