Jeff Siegel: What You Need to Know - Del Mar | Sunday, November 20, 2022

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Fourth Race:  Post: 2:00 PT
Top Pick: 6-Forbidden Kingdom (5/2)

Talented sprinter flopped as the even money favorite in his comeback in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship-G1 last month in his first outing since the spring but we’re willing to give the son of American Pharoah another chance in his first start on Lasix.  A graded stakes winner over the local main track and drawn comfortably outside, the Richard Mandella-trained colt continues to impress in the morning and given the projected pace scenario simply should be much too quick for today’s field. At 5/2 on the morning line, he’s a win play and rolling exotic single.


Fifth Race – Post: 2:30 PT
Top Pick: 8-Icy Flavor (3-1)

In his first start since finishing unplaced in his debut in Florida, this Doug O’Neill-trained colt dropped into the maiden $50,000 ranks and was a most convincing winner last month at Santa Anita with a highly rated performance in a race that already has proven to be productive.  Protected in this starter allowance turf sprint, the son of Frosted appears well spotted for a repeat score from his outside draw that will allow an ideal stalk-and-pounce trip.  The lightly raced sophomore colt represents a reasonable gamble right back at or near his morning line of 3-1.



(Races 1-5)
1st race: 3-Frazzled; 4-Beachgrass; 6-Consternation
2nd race: 4-Conch Daddy; 6-Frost Alert
3rd race: 1-Moorea Time; 2-Loyal to a Fault
4th race: 6-Forbidden Kingdom; 4-Get Her Number
5th race: 8-Icy Flavor; 7-Wyfire

(Races 6-9)
6th race: 5-Night Party; 6-Hot Thoughts
7th race: 5-Shoppingforpharoah; 7-Woodbine Way; 3-Phenom
8th race: 2-Havnameltdown
9th race: 9-Maynard; 1-Egomania

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