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Del Mar for Saturday 21 August 2010


Handicappers Corner

Good looking card loaded with quality and betting opportunities.

NOTE   Make sure you want Saturday's pub. as both were available on Friday


race 1    average clarity

5  Spring Forth   laid up for 1/3 of a year but training as if well meant in his return to the races.....powerful bad trip wide efforts in both lifetime route races... a ton if ready and gets an OK trip  

4  Dave's Ruler   checked early and ran way wide in last and still snatched 2nd....steps way up but looks to be improving fast


race 2    average clarity

4  Runaway Wildcat    4 speed horses and 1 closer in a field of 5....I'll take the closer

3  Gibson Home Run   speed of the speed will earned his victory here if he can wire, duel, or rate off of 3 other speed types


race 3    above average clarity

1  Genuine Magic   earned a strong fig with a horrendous trip in her 2 year layoff last....positive rider switch and one race under her belt can smooth her journey out today

4  Warrensmysterydice   horse's history says expect more 2nd out after the layoff and a nice 5F drill 6 days ago supports this

5  Ascot's Highflyer   looking for her maiden debut effort 2 races back which fits fine with the top contenders here


race 4    average clarity

2  Never   good opportunity to get a nice mid pack ground saving position behind what looks like a very lively pace

3  Cigar Man  strong late runner wants and may get the blistering pace set by the front runners in his last race

7  Diferentkindagreat   4 2nd's and 4 wins in 8 lifetime races on the AW.....sure is impressive so why add blinkers....would have been top choice if the barn didn't make an equipment change


race 5    average clarity

7  Russian River   solid MSW run on the AW 1st time in the Mitchell barn....what's new?.......bred to handle the grass and a route of ground....can be prominent from the get go

3  Charm The Crowd   just missed in MSW debut at Suf....big gaps after her 2nd place finish hints at a solid run at a lessor racing circuit to say the least...strong works and good turf breeding suggest Mandella may have a good one

1  Jax El   filly made a decent move forward in 2nd lifetime start and the dangerous successful team of Sutherland & Abrams reunite here 

5  Lilly's Perfect   fell off a little in her last but her MSW debut 2 back fits just fine versus this group


race 6    slightly above average clarity

2  Indian Winter   training as if he is a really nice colt....shows speed and stanima in his works...1ster should be tough

3  Red Sharp Humor   raced on a somewhat dull rail and checked in the stretch and still only lost by 2 in his MSW debut....Bejarano gets off to ride our top pick but P Val will be just fine thank you

1, 1A   ENTRY   both 1/2's of the ENTRY fit just fine here


race 7    slightly below average clarity

2  Hammurabi   jock sent out ridiculously fast early in last....Bejarano will be out to make amends with a better job of rating this gelding this time

3  Incurable Lou   has some health issues but lookout if he feels good today....owns some back turf figs that would crush these

7  Nima's Pad   good improve 1st back in his old barn....seems likely to move forward again and that would make him a contender

6  El Crugat   invader has nice grass breeding and is training well


race 8    average clarity

4  Jet Blue Girl   bad trip hides a solid layoff run....yet to run a bad sprint race in 4 lifetime endeavors

 8  Samba School   showed speed in sprints on the AW and the grass and there isn't much speed in here.....long layoff but the drills say ready

3  Saint Isabelle   3 solid sprints in 3 2010 races...also appears to have a speed advantage in the race

9  Ebo's Love   moving up the class ladder in leaps and bounds....barn is hot and they have the filly working sharply......gets in light with the app. up 


rae 9    slightly above average clarity

2  Antares World    chased a fast pace for a 1 1/4 mile race in her last and still ran a nice 2nd......distinct lack of pace in this highly regarded race gives her a tactical advantage

4  Evening Jewel   look for this fabulous filly to sit just off the pace in a very good reasonably paced position

3  Perfect Shirl   just won a big Grade 2 at Saratoga and earned a nice fig on very firm turf.....that bodes well for her taking to the Dmr grass course 

6  Harmonious   mega move forward in last....may need more pace than anticipated to put in here best stretch run like last last time out


race 10    average clarity

2  Carrie Rose   M Mitchell drops to a level her speed can be dominate and carried her all the way to the winners circle

3  Ride A Wave   1st time in the Walsh barn is a very dangerous thing and the Hollywood works support that history...long layoff for Crc invader but ready

6  Rising Honour   long overdo drop or this filly especially considering she has only managed 7 career races in the past 25 months

8  Touch A Dream   decent early speed.....positive rider switch and 2nd out after a layoff is a strong stat for the trainer

10  Real Obvious   checked 3 on the run-up and ran a little wide in her last.......blinkers on to help focus and fits fine in here if the equipment change settles her down


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