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Del Mar for Wednesday 8 September 2010


Handicappers Corner

Fairplex opens tomorrow with a 12 race card. Many of the cards will have 12 races so our comments will be shorter so that we won't cut into our handicapping time. We had a terrific Fpx meeting last year our 1st year covering the bullring. So good in fact we decided it will be part of our racing calendar every year.

Decent closing card at beautiful Del Mar today.  Believe Bejarano leads the riders race by 1 but Rosario is on 4 top picks today and Bejarano none. My bet is on Rosario to take the title.


race 1    average clarity

2  Qouted   all 4 lifetime sprints on the turf or AW fit well here....placed to win

1  Lime A Nite  broke a step slow and dueled in a fast 1/4 and still won mc debut.....clean break today and has a shot to handle quite a bit tougher

4  My Man Marty   M M on the drop in class....whats new?


race 2    slightly above average clarity

4  Mother Ruth   exits some key races this Spring and Summer and seemingly faces softer....1st drill on the Dmr surface was an eye popper

3  Bonifacio   trainer has had a great last 2 or 3 months and this filly who is proven on the AW should feel good coming off a couple of runs on the sod

6  Fund Raiser   the epitome of consistency....11 fo 11 on the board and all were run on the horse to own


race 3    slightly above average clarity

5  Scorpion Time   coped with nasty fast pace in last 2 grass races and held well.....great chance to be involved early with a much slower fractions being set

7  Call Me Honcho   substantial fig earned in last with a very wide trip...Rosario who owns a couple of wins on this gelding will be out to make amends...1st run at the 1 3/8 marathon distance is a concern

2  Hog's Hollow   has really improved with the addition of blinkers

8  Dynamic Range   sure appreciates the Dmr grass course and is proven at the distance


race 4    average clarity

3  Dancing In Silks   terrific work barn....likes Dmr.....and faces easier than he is used to

5  All Saint   colt is training possibly the sharpest of his life...likes Fpx which starts Thursday yet elects to run in this spot....may be doing super

4  Truest Legend   speed of the speed and look who is up...Mr P Val


race 5    average clarity

10  Always A Princess   all 3 lifetime races basically handle these....trains as if 100% ready of the long layoff

8  Moon Stone Madness   decent run 1st time in the Robbins barn showing improved pace and final time

9  Gumption   woke up in last and just worked a big 5/8ths....rebounding in form

1  Tamerin   consistent sort has a prolonged tightly spaced work series that says all set to roll fresh


race 6    average clarity

2  Freewayracer   checked hard early about 1/2 dozen lengths and then showed run....can be up close early and be solid here with clean trip-a-roo

8  Alevei    useful mc debut....showed some early foot after checking early......good chance to sit close up at the 5 1/2 furlong speed friendly distance  

10  Queenie Marini   veered out some from the outer-most 12 post (most babies do) and then ran wide in a solid group of MSW runners....big factor with a clean trip facing much easier

7  Warren's Natalie   didn't show too much in mc debut but works are stronger since and Bejarano accepts the mount....barn can really vault forward now and then with 2nd time starters


race 7    average clarity

2  Lost Prophet   earned a solid fig showing strong pace in wire to wire win 1st time out after the claim......sure looks loose here 1st time on the lawn...adequate turf breeding

5  Ruby Lane   good chance to get a chase or near chase position in an affair seemingly set for the front runners   

1  Rising Honour   1st lifetime grass race (at today's distance) fits well here.....nice layoff 6F AW win should have him fit 

4  Warren's Too Cool   needed last and very likely to show more today....and will need to


race 8    average clarity

4  J P's Gusto    solid no fluke Grade 2 win in last made it 3 in a row....continues to train like a happy and healthy horse

2  Riveting Reason   still a maiden but only needs to move forward 2 or 3 lengths and recent 4F drill and the fact Solis comes in to ride strongly suggest he will....small barn is 7 of it's last 12 in the money in Graded Stakes

7 Western Mood   last two races fit solidly....only concern is the 7F distance as this colt flattened out a little at 6 1/2 F

8  Indian Winter   useful MSW 1st out win and Bejarano sticks with colt who is bred to be a nice sprinter


race 9    slightly below average clarity

9  Miss Seamless   solid 5 furlong gate work for this drop down O'Neill charge says all systems go fresh off or the bench

8  Champagne Snob   proven fresh and sure is training exceptionally well for this level of racing...can be in the hunt from start to finish

11  Tribal Witch   owns good early speed and the 1/2 furlong less to run today looks like a good thing for this filly who drifted out in the stretch in her last

1  Phone Maybe   drops to level where this filly should be able to compete for the top prize


race 10    average clarity

6  Tiz Argent   strong quite a bit better then par effort last Feb at a route on the great for his return to the race wars.....grass pedigree is solid for the sod

8  Marino's Star   decent 1st on the grass last....trained by a top trainer in Ellis so a move forward is likely 2nd time on the grass

7  Tribal Nation   compromised by a lack of pace in both lifetime grass races......doubt that is the case today

10  Jump On Board   set a suicidal pace in last and of course tired....can get away and be tough if this gelding can rate 

3  Papa Lev   switch to Bejaranomake help this colt rebound to his decent grass efforts he fired in early Summer


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