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Del Mar for Sunday 31 July 2011



Average card today for a Sunday. See you back on Wednesday.


race 1    slightly below average clarity

4  Vicki Victoria   blinkers back on and a positive switch to Bejarano hints that this youngster is primed to rebound to the energy she displayed in her debut 3 back......bad green trip that day....good trip today and she likely will be tough

3  War Excess   bred to be a good sprinter and she training as if she is well meant in her debut

1  Heart's Memory   another 1st timer working awfully well especially for a filly Cal bred......Sadler is quite good most every year with his 2 year old fillies

5  LookinFor Jonesy   Hollendorefer has been rather cold but not with Gomez.......another 1ster training up to snuff for her MSW debut


race 2    average clarity

4  Antidote   like the pedigree to get the marathon distance and sure is training like they wanted a race past 1 1/8 miles and they got it

3  Yodelen Dan   talk about an experience edge.......ultra consistent running these marathon affairs 

5  Bay Rush   2 bad grass races in 2 lifetime races on it but this is 1st ever with the blinkers on on the lawn and he sure woke up with them on on the AW.....somewhat hidden......marathon distance is a ? mark


race 3    average clarity

3  Patriot's Voyage    seemingly a great spot for speed and he has plenty of it......Bejarano won 3 of the last 4 Saturday and is our top pick in the 1st 3 today.....yikes...hope he stays hot hot hot

5  Utopian   bad trip in last or could have won off a 13 month layoff......Shirreffs is usually much more dangerous 2nd out after a long hiatus from the track

1  Ultimate Decision   2 very solid races at AP last summer.....1st time Ellis and his stock has been firing of late....might be able to get a nice chase position and 1st crack at our top pick


race 4    average clarity

1  Star Nicholas   very dangerous horse at today's distance and ran better on the Dmr surface last year then it looks on paper

3  Very Fair   2 straight good efforts on the sod.....and might be better on the AW......should be able to get a good ground saving mid pack or chase position

8  Holladay Road   away from the races for over a year but working as if he is well meant for his return to the race wars......seemingly best speed so I imagine it will be a wire to wire attempt from J Talamo

4  Bluegrass Reward    solid return to the races on "real" dirt at Pln.....blinkers off and a solid 6F drill hints the equipment change did some good....dangerous horse and a dangerous GG trainer


race 5    average clarity

7  C. T. Bonafide    works sure suggest he is a runner....and is bred to be quick early.....rather sure he will run well but this 1ster better break clean in a 5f affair

6  Naturaliste   consistent efforts and a good gate horse add up to a top contender when you only run 5 furlongs as an older horse

5  Moonlite Beach  training like he is relatively ready for his maiden debut....trainer often sends out 1sters that have speed

4  Boomtown   has fired fresh off of long layoffs in the past and owns some early speed


race 6    slightly below average clarity

2  Sahara Sky   impressive in all 4 lifetime sprints....exits a very fast heat that was loaded with talent....not much fun to face Sway Away in an alw nw

3  Position A   very good history at Dmr.......likes today's 6F distance.....on or near the lead with a good speed rider aboard in a race without an abundance of speed

6  Sterling Outlook  easily career best was turf / turf to "real dirt"....turf / turf  to synthetic move by one sharp cagey claiming trainer....good speed in a race that lacks it 

4  Dance With Gable   ultra consistent turf horse also handles the AW quite well


race 7    average clarity

4  Bila Shaka   very solid wake up in last caught 3 wide into a decent pace and still won for fun......laid up 3 months but Jones is good bringing these kind back ready

9  Miss Resplendere   appreciates ample time between races and gets it......bad trip in last somewhat hides a vastly improved effort....Blanc knows this horse well having ridden him in all 5 career races

12  Cactus House   impressive breaking maiden fresh off the bench....claimed and training sharply for a claiming trainer 

7  Kalk Bay   powerful stretch runner and Gomez is super with these kind.....6 1/2 furlongs is a good fit and it may hurt others in here

Longshot Possibilities:  3 Scent Of Charm   lone win came 1 mile turf route to 6 1/2 AW sprint.....same scenario today and the same jock up...he used an inside rally that day and will probably try and save lots of ground once again


race 8    slightly above average clarity

4  Euroears   2 straight top notch high speed affairs in a row and trains as if a 3rd straight powerful run is about to occur......capable of holding off of sizzling hot pace....very few are

1  Smiling Tiger   most like will take back a little and chase and try to run down our top pick.....Jeff Bonde is as good as anyone with his stock in Graded races

7  Color Of Courage   race 2 back fits at this level....positive rider switch....rebound off of dull last and he will be flying late with a shot at the circle of joy


race 9    average clarity

5  Ultimate Eagle   improving with every start and proved he can handle 2 turns at least on the main track.......pedigree suggests converting to the turf should be a piece of cake.....trainer has been ready so far with his starters at Dmr

8  Channel Surf   another on the right end of the learning curve.....bred to handle both a route of ground and the grass......trainer had a runner run his eyeballs out yesterday in an upset winner......trainers often win in bunches

6  Irish Art   useful sprint turf debut last....trainer is quite good with horses running their 2nd lifetime grass has tossed 4 grass winners

2  Hy Lime Time    been racing at a lesser circuit at LS but had some hidden bad trip strong grass races....colt has good works for his 1st ever in S Cal

10  Cranky Jack   decent looking sprint grass horse has a difficult post to cope with for his 1st ever at a route or would have been rated higher

4  Plea Agreement   so so turf sprint debut...but a Guy like R Mandella deserves another chance with a horse especially 1st time long on the sod



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