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Del Mar for Friday 5 August 2011



O.K. card to start the weekend. Sure looks as if we are in for some excellent racing on Saturday and Sunday


race 1    slightly above average clarity

7  Kisses For Kate   N. Cal trainer Pederson is off to a great start at Dmr and this improving youngster adds blinkers and is training as if her very best is about to occur  

2  Running Isabella   cut back in distance to 5 1/2 furlongs looks like a good fit for this filly who usually flattens out some at 6F and beyond 

1  Brave Journey   logical drop out of MSW racing should make this filly competitive in this spot


race 2    slightly above average clarity

1  Solar Rocket   obvious physical problems for this laid off 5 year old with only 4 races to the ? is of course just how healthy is he......Baffert has a stellar record with significant drop downs off of long layoffs...that's good enough for me

4  Mega Heat   sure like the work series for this laid up statebred and the team of Bejarano/Eurton are on fire together....9 for 9 in the money over the last 2 months of racing

6  Aeroman   improving sort will need the trend to continue here


race 3    average clarity

5  Sun's Out   multiple trouble in last her 1st ever at a route on the sod.....adjusted for trouble fig on The Racing Digest's Top Turf Today was quite strong.....blinkers on and she just worked a very fast 5/8ths bullet one week fast works with equipment changes

3  Checkmark   very consistent par like efforts on the sod in 2011......would have been top pick if it wasn't for his tendency to hang....yet to put his nose if front at any point in 8 career races

8  Starspangled Heat   continues to train like a very nice individual and sure has outstanding turf pedigree....might see it today in his 1st ever at a route

7  Unusual Beam   2 useful races on the AW and now gets a jock upgrade and what the barn most likely has pointed to....that being a distance grass race for which he is well bred for


race 4    average clarity

6  Ribat   competitive in all 3 lifetime starts on the AW.....cuts claiming price in half.....and gets Gomez to ride after a nice grass tune-up

5  Tart N Smart   Miller often fires best 3rd out after a layoff....this horse fits fine if he does

7  Deluxe Bus   favorite tailed off quite a bit in last even though he won his 4th straight on the drop.....claimed that race and Sherlock has won only 1 of his last 20 1st after the claim.....still a dangerous horse but probably overbet 

2  Free Time   somewhat dangerous speed horse keeps out running his odds and gets P Val once againg in the saddle


race 5    average clarity

4  Man Chester Man    dangerous dropping invader....good spot for speed and he has some

7  Rock Solid Charm   logical layoff dropper has hardly earned his keep....lone race on the AW is quite good

8  Just Heat   probably needed last.....back quick and Carava is solid in this situation 2nd out after the claim

6  Lease Of Life   consistent sort these days racing in the low rent district when placed in route races


race 6    average clarity

2  Hot Affair   nice sprinter on the main track.......bred fine to handle the work tab for a reliable trainer when she shows good drills

4  Nice Meidal   proven late runner on the grass......gets a good sprint turf jock and ample pace to flatter her late run

3  Advantage Player   another with a sharp "I'm ready" work tab....speed type will need to avoid a potentially nasty speed duel

7  My Untamed Heart   dangerous invader owns brilliant speed on the dirt and has good enough turf breeding to handle the switch to it



race 7    average clarity

Note: Hard to split my 4 selections so the price shot gets the nod as the top pick. 

2  Made Love to Her   still a maiden but ran 2nd in her MSW debut in what I think will pan out to be a key MSW won out of it yesterday.......only needs a small logical forward move....sure like the recent decent 6F work in prep. for 6 1/2 F

6  Mighty Caroline   best speed in this race will be very dangerous if Rosario can slow things down early

1  Killer Graces   likely favorite has basically needed good trips to win 2 straight Stakes races....will need another good trip or a forward move to win this

8  Heleonor Rugby   has won last 2 endeavors on the AW both with today's jock aboard...figs/effort fit as well as anyone in here


race 8    average clarity

11  Promiscuoussuances    eye popping recent recent drill for this laid up filly whose lone race is better than appears in print.....and maybe more importantly trained by a conditioner who is on fire

10  Make Mine Remy   giant hidden run 3 back followed but 2 decent somewhat hidden races in last 2....a ton if smooths things out in today's trip  

9  Girls Lacrosse   another quite a bit better than appears on light with struggling apprentice aboard....good time to get his act together

5  Imperial Suite   solid debut last and considering she went off at 27 to 1 I imagine she can show more today with that 1st run under her belt

1  Brooklyn Rose   logical drop to the low rent district after 3 so so races at more then two times today's claiming level

3  Candy Girl   showed some life with no name jock up....switch to P Val has got to be worth enough of a move forward to make her competitive here

Longshot Possibilities:  2 Duda Ten   last looks like the gimme 1st after the claim to go go go today.....can Knapp pull off a bomber for us again?





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