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Del Mar for Thursday 19 August 2010

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Handicappers Corner

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race 1    average clarity

5  It's Not Unusual   broke poorly in maiden debut from a difficult post for a 1st timer....showed plenty of life after his poor beginning....can be prominent from start to finish with a good start today...bred to handle a route

1  Absolutlypositivly   last was the layoff gimme to tighten up and be full throttle on the drop into maiden claiming today

3  Noble Cavalier   smartly steps up a notch after getting beat by only 4 lengths in mdn 25K with a bad trip...earned 7 lengths of trip trouble in my notes 

 

race 2    average clarity

3  Squeeze My Tight  either race since Mitchell claimed fits here....so the the pace scenario which seems to favor mid pace runners

4  Suances De Espana   last effort the 1st after the claim for O'Neill fits fine.....can rate some which is a plus in this field that has a fair amount of early speed

6  Brought It   fresh speed is often very dangerous and this speedster looks ready off of the extended hiatus from the track

 

race 3    average clarity

3  Cantona   solid last out....impressive late run in his 1st ever grass race closing into little pace.....can finish strong and many in here do not 

6  Alley Hondro  Ellis charge is on the right end of the learning curve....1st ever on the sod with what I would rate as average grass breeding

8  Papa Lev   best grass effort in 4 races was his race at today's 1 mile distance....back in 5 days for Abrams suggests solid intent for today's race

9  Dr. Chen   possesses solid early speed on the AW and I like his grass pedigree.....should be prominent from the get go if he takes to the sod s I think he will

 

race 4    average clarity

4  Cee's Closing Time   been facing quite a bit better and appears to be the controlling speed here especially with P Val up

6  Manofold   on the improve with every start and well placed to win

7  Warring Heart   back to the claiming price that he was claimed for after 2 overly ambitious races versus quite a bit better

 

race 5    average clarity

5  Tuba Man    last fits OK but what we really want to see his his effort 2 races back run in early May

1  Three Pointer   good speed and a positive rider switch to Valenzuela...should be difficult to catch if he can break well from the inside post

9  The Full Lavino   decent return to the races after an 8 week break.....reassuring drill since....probably needs to avoid a speed duel with our 2nd choice

8  Razzo   last was the maiden tune-up to leg up and be tight for his 2nd lifetime run......very strong recent 5/8ths drill supports this

 

race 6    slightly above average clarity

7  Missdealornodeal   visually impressive (and a solid T T Today fig) 1st ever grass effort at it was at today's 5 furlong distance...barn and rider are hot

6  Pink Diamond   great job of training for Polanco since he snatched this mare for only 8K and put her back on the grass...both races are solid figs for today's level

4  A Clever Tan    hidden bad trip awakening in last on the AW and now switches back to what I believe to be his preferred surface

2  Holding Her Ground   major surprised the heck out of me win for this filly in her last......could it happen again?

 

race 7    average clarity

6  Made For Magic   simply put...last win was the last time this mare ran for a tag (same 62K)....she won by 9 that day 

3  Pure Class   seemed to love Dmr at 2.......works at Dmr suggests she is glad to be back  

2  Washington Bridge   work series suggests the trainer is trying to put stamina into this filly....good chance she moves forward today....on or near the front

 

race 8    average clarity

5  The Phenom   last looks like the MSW tune-up to drop and go go go in a 32K mdn claimer......3 straight very impressive works says Sadler is all business here

3  Not In This Life   3 wide trip and sat too far back comprised the overbet colt in his last.....should be a major factor with a better trip today

11  Si Es Verdad   new trainer in last and a big move forward 1st out under his care......last fits and another improvement would make him as likely to score as anyone

7  Grand Maneuver   showed lif in both lifetime races.....needs only slightly better

6  Tiger Trysts   showed decent pace and final time in debut......the are 4th pick only needs a little more today

NOTE:  IF NUMBER 14 DRAWS INTO THE FIELD FROM THE ALSO ELIGIBLES HE WOULD FIT SOMEWHERE IN MY TOP 3 CHOICES

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