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November 27, 2014

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Ralph Siraco’s Del Mar selections

Saturday's card

1st Race -- DIG FOR IT -- Flores aboard co-owner Headley trainee, draws good post for mile opener, good spot for action. HOT MARKET -- Draws inner box for two-turn claimer, bug boy Bisono atop Ivory trainee, a forward factor throughout. Value Play -- CASSIDY LOVES YOU

2nd Race -- VINZIYAN -- Hustling Espinoza aboard Hines trainee, draws good post for mile maiden/claimer, adds blinkers for this diploma try. EXCESSIVE CONTACT -- Draws alongside top pick for two-turn tag run, Moran gets chance on Mullins trainee here, Excessive effort puts foes out of Contact here. Value Play -- RUBIANO'S WISH

3rd Race -- SAGITTA RA -- Nakatani atop owner Frankel trainee, lands good spot in Grade I Oaks here, all systems go. WESTERN HEMISPHERE -- Baze aboard Baffert trainee for owner Golden Eagle Farm, draws good rail box for turf route stakes, the one to beat here. Value Play -- SEDUCER'S SONG

4th Race -- PROUD HOPE -- Espinoza aboard Mullins trainee, needs prompt start and clean trip from inner post at sprint distance, connections always dangerous. MAGIC MARK -- Hustling Pedroza on co-owner Chaltos trainee, also needs to be quick from the blocks from rail post in Cal-bred maiden dash, adds blinkers for this diploma try. Value Play -- WATCH OVER ME

5th Race -- SHE'S MOVIN ON -- Draws good outer post in full field at sprint distance, bug boy Ruis atop young Stute trainee, adds blinkers for this outing. VICTORY GIRL -- Draws alongside on the outside of top pick in claiming dash, Baze aboard O'Neill trainee, backers hope Girl provides the Victory here. Value Play -- NORTON PEAK

6th Race -- CASHMULA -- Part of McIngvale-owned & Baffert-trained coupled entry with ALLRIGHT, Flores here, Nakatani there, double diploma threat. GIACOMO -- Smith scales Shirreffs trainee for owners Moss, draws good post for freshman maiden sprint, Gia-oh-no-graduation? Value Play -- SWISS LAD

7th Race -- SUNSET PLACE -- Espinoza on McAnally trainee for owner Whitham, needs prompt start and clean trip from rail post at sprint distance, should be ready for best. ATTACK ALERT -- Draws good middle post for allowance/claiming dash, Flores aboard Baffert trainee, likes the seaside course. Value Play -- NO SOCKS DOC

8th Race -- DREAM OF SUMMER -- Speedy mare draws good post for spirnt stakes, Smith scales Garcia trainee, Rancho Bernardo victory is Dream Of Summer. COCONUT GIRL -- Hustling Espinoza aboard Aguirre trainee, needs crafty trip from inner post at Grade III dash distance, fits this field well. Value Play -- CYBER SLEW

9th Race -- HUKA'S DIAMOND -- Bug boy Ruis atop Mitchell trainee, needs to overcome outer post in turf route finale, good spot for action. LEGAL LOGIC -- Draws good rail post in two-turn Cal-bred grass allowance/claimer, Nakatani atop Canani trainee for owners Wygod, shortest trip to winners circle? Value Play -- RUSH COUNTRY

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