Invaders Ship in with some Success at Saratoga and Del Mar
Each week we follow the races and provide insight into selected races and notes on horses of interest. At Saratoga out East in New York and Del Mar to the West along the coast in Southern California, the summer meets features some of the best racing in America, and with some of the best horses and biggest races. The stakes schedule list at Saratoga and Del Mar is long, with many top races and some for an even bigger prize – entry to a Breeders’ Cup race through the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series. Next weekend will feature two Breeders’ Cup ‘Win and You’re In’ Challenge Series races with the Del Mar Handicap and Pacific Classic, featuring the World’s No. 1 racehorse and last year’s Breeders’ Cup champion, Arrogate.
In an effort to provide racing fans and horsemen with additional information and stats to assist you in your racing coverage and pursuit of profit, the staff at East Coast Handicapping Report and West Coast Handicapping Report have put together some notes of invaders at Saratoga and Del Mar. Nothing scientific about coming up with these stats, as it’s done by pen and paper alongside the daily racing charts with no technology involved. As a result, we’ve uncovered some interesting info for you to review.
These invaders are horses that ship in from other race tracks. Some adjust well to the track, travel and surroundings, and others do not. This information is another addition to our reports to assist horsemen and those who wager on the races with additional insight and analysis.
Del Mar Invaders
POSITIVE – Runners coming in from PLEASANTON, have hit the board in 7 of 16 on the main track. This is a big change from what we saw 3 or 4 years ago when the awful synthetic surface was in place, and horses could not go from dirt to this surface, not even coming close to hitting the board coming in from Pleasanton. Today, many well-meant runners are making their presence known down here.
POSITIVE – Runners making their last start at BELMONT, have hit the board in 5 of 8 routing on the TURF.
NEGATIVE – *FOREIGNERS…..Runners who made their last start outside of the United States are a combined 0 for 8 here.
NEGATIVE – *Invaders from Delaware routing on the Turf – OFF THE BOARD so far at the Meet in 14 of 15 races.
NEGATIVE – *invaders from Churchill Downs routing on the Turf – OFF THE BOARD so far at the Meet in 30 of 35 races.
POSITIVE – *Invaders from Churchill Downs Sprinting and Routing on the Main Track – IN THE MONEY in 30 of 60 races (50%).
POSITIVE – *Invaders from Monmouth Routing on the Turf – IN THE MONEY in 6 of 12 races
POSITIVE – *Invaders from Laurel Park in all Turf races – IN THE MONEY in 7 of 15 races including 4 winners.
POSITIVE – *Invaders from Finger Lakes on the Main Track – IN THE MONEY in 5 of 9 races, not typical for runners coming in from this particular track, which makes these numbers interesting.
POSITIVE – *Invaders from Woodbine on the Main Track – IN THE MONEY in 4 of 4 races, moving from that synthetic surface to this dirt track.
The Saratoga Racing Notebook is compliments of the ECHR – eastcoasthorseracing.com.
The Del Mar Racing Notebook is compliments of the WCHR – westcoasthorseracing.com.