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Del Mar for Thursday 21 July 2011


Average (at best) betting card today at Del Mar. Not exactly full of quality races either. Not to worry, they will be forthcoming at this terrific seaside meet.


race 1    average clarity

4  Good Acktress   impressive wake up win in last with a wide trip.....P Val owns the last two wins on this filly and he sticks around for today's price rise 

6  Socal Event   low % rider but he does a nice job with this filly......par like effort in last and has a good chance to move forward 2nd out after the layoff

1  Mavicsa   woke up some in last on the drop down and drops again....reassuring impressive 4F work last week

2  Takethemoneyandrun   fits at this level on the drop in claiming price.....but.....very flat past 6F in her career so far......but.....maybe the 10 lbs off with the bug boy up can help her stay the 6 1/2F


race 2    average clarity

5  Quite An Honor   well placed in this spot....hasn't missed a beat in the morning waiting for a race....back to Rosario who is 1 for 1 on the horse

1  Welcome Home Ryan   3 wins in last 5 races......speed rider aboard the most likely front runner....shot to wire

3  Iwannaiwannaiwanna   good route horse has handled the AW just fine at Kee......major factor if he is cranked up enough to handle to the 10 week layoff


race 3    average clarity

6  Forest Souvenir   only paid $11k for this youngster so the drop to m32K from MSW is very Rosario sticking with the Mullins charge 

2  Lockheart   Miller 1st timer looks rather ready for his debut into the wonderful world of thoroughbred racing

8  Navy Seal Six   useful mc debut and the trainer is more dangerous with 2nd time starters

3  Noballstwostrikes   not exactly top notch breeding but the works aren't bad and it sure has been difficult to ignore Mitchell horses the last 4 or 5 months...what a roll


race 4    average clarity

9  Raingear  repeat of  last fresh race run on 17 April would handle these.......recent drills including one on the Dmr AW suggest we may see it

3  Skippy Due   hard to argue with 28 of 53 either 1st or 2nd on the AW....trainer is stellar 2nd out after the claim like today

4  Dee Dee's Legacy  in good enough form and sure appreciated the new Dmr synthetic surface last Summer

5  Certified Diamond   trainer/rider teamed up for an upset win on opening day.......gelding has a stout history sprinting....1st ever on the AW is a question mark


race 5    slightly below average clarity

7  Wild Date   1st timer has hit the track weekly without missing a beat for the last 10 weeks.....Harty is very dangerous with mid priced maiden claiming 1st timers

6  Tap It Twice   beat 1/2 the field in her MSW debut last....Baffert means business  taking the 2 lbs off in exchange for $10K off the claiming price

3  Sheza Great Friend   47 to 1 in MSW debut strongly suggests that was the tune-up for today's drop and go go go

4  Silver Street   rather impressive this 1st timer has been able to hit the track every 6 days for an extended period of time


race 6    Slightly below average clarity

2  Diamond Journey   big awakening 1st after the Mike Mitchell claim and 1st ever long in last....that was on the it a go on the turf....only grass race was weak but that was in a sprint affair and pre-magic-Mike

5  Rebecca   2 solid sprint turf races....1st ever long.....enough distance pedigree to handle to abbreviated turf route distance of 1 mile

7  Laura Beasley   hidden forward move 2nd out after the layoff in last.....likes the Dmr grass course....good history with Blanc

10  Butterfly Beach   solid easy win 1st ever on the turf in why not higher in selections?......10 post was winless last year at Dmr in turf routes and this filly has only worked twice in 5 weeks since her last

Longshot Possibilities:   8  Warren's Creampuff   major wake up in last winning 1st ever on the turf.....that was a in sprint and today he will need to handle 2 turns on the sod.......only needs a small move forward and a good trip if he does handle a turf route



race 7    average clarity

6  Salty Sarah   great work tab even by Baffert standards for this laid up mare who has constantly improved under his auspicious...seems poised for best ever

3  Excellent News   likes the 7F distance and many do not.....should be in good striking position from the get go

4  Late Cuddle   sharp turf form fits if she can make the transfer to the AW...her 1st ever on it


race 8    average clarity

2  Lil Miss Macky   Mitchell charge is bred to be a good sprinter and sure is training as if she is

7  Kisses For Kate   wide trip in last somewhat hides a decent move forward......and just worked his most impressive drill to the shorter rest.......trainer knows how to get it done

5  Aunt Gert   Canani is ever so dangerous 1st time in maiden claiming....11 of last 20 have been winners

9  Full Fashioned   new barn takes over an improving horse....good history for the trainer with blinkers on

8  Sentimental Ballet   filly is better than appears in print.....needs a better journey from gate to wire then she has received in 2 lifetime starts

6  Warren's Anan   showed enough life in her debut last as to not be impossible with a solid forward move in her 2nd lifetime endeavor





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