11/08/2017 8:29AM

Free: Del Mar horses to watch for week of Nov. 6



Trainer: Dan Blacker
Last race: Oct. 26, 1st (Santa Anita)
Finish: 3rd by 2 1/4
Beyer: 72
This claiming-caliber turf filly is past due for a jockey change. Blocked in deep stretch, steadied, buried, finished with run. She’s no champ, but had no shot with this trip.

Bill Spawr
Last race: Oct. 27, 6th (Santa Anita)
Finish: Second by a nose
Beyer: 76
A 2-year-old first-time starter, she weaved through traffic and nearly collared the perfect-trip winner while finishing seven clear of third. Midnight Lute filly has bright future. 

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Trainer: Vladimir Cerin
Last race: Oct. 28, 5th (Santa Anita)
Finish: 1st by 4 1/4
Beyer: 104
This allowance-caliber gelding blew away his rivals in a minor stakes race, his first start in eight months. Lightly raced (12 starts), he is a top prospect in the winter handicap division.

Trainer: Bill Mott
Last race: Oct. 28, 9th (Santa Anita)
Finish: 4th by 3 3/4
Beyer: 92
Tough to win a Grade 2 turf route with a four-wide trip, which is what this gelding faced in the Twilight Derby for 3-year-olds. This was a better-than-looked effort. 

Trainer: Cliff Sise
Last race: Oct. 29, 9th (Santa Anita)
Finish: 7th by 5 1/4
Beyer: 84
This Smart Strike filly out of a Grade 1 winner was stuck inside, blocked in the lane, and steadied. She would not have defeated impressive winner Lull, but would have finished closer.

Trainer: Peter Miller
Last race: Nov. 1, 1st (Del Mar)
Finish: 2nd by 1/2
Beyer: 88
A turf sprinter, he was tons best in this first-level allowance. Blocked into the lane, nowhere to go, switched outside, finished with a rush. One to beat next time in a similar N1X.

Trainer: Mark Glatt
Last race: Nov. 1, 7th (Del Mar)
Finish: 5th by 4 1/2
Beyer: 83
First start in Southern California, first on turf, this gelding had a tough trip into and through lane. He galloped out super past the wire, and fits in another turf route for 3-year-olds.

Trainer: Vladimir Cerin
Last race: Nov. 4, 3rd (Del Mar)
Finish: 11th by 5 1/4
Beyer: 67
Another tough trip in a turf race. This 2-year-old colt was shut off in the stretch, steadied, and eliminated. It is uncertain how far he wants to run, but this race was a complete toss.

Trainer: Jonathan Thomas
Last race: Nov. 5, 4th (Del Mar)
Finish: 1st by 1 3/4
Beyer: 75
First start in California, first around two turns, this Scat Daddy 2-year-old filly won this allowance route under a hold despite trouble into the far turn. Next stop, stakes.

Trainer: Michael McCarthy
Last race: Nov. 5, 9th (Del Mar)
Finish: 2nd by 3/4
Beyer: 69
This bottom-level maiden-claiming gelding is no champ, but he actually ran well. Four wide start to finish in the mile race, he finished more than four clear of third. Next time.