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Del Mar for Friday 12 August 2011



Decent looking card today. Our top selection is the morning line favorite only once today that being in the first race. A refreshing change from yesterday when our top pick was the morning line favorite in most of the races. That turned out OK since four of them won. 


race 1    above average clarity

5  Clear   absolutely seems ready to roll for set of works for a Sadler Calbred 1st timer in quite a long time.......good shot to live up to his name crossing the wire

2  Warren's Baby   as good as it gets work wise for a Gutierrez 1st timer.....breeding not much but the drills are

4  Surplus   needed debut last and a sizzling work-out since.....highly likely to move forward today


race 2    slightly above average clarity

4  Devour   not his best race/fig in last but just snatched at the claiming box by the ever dangerous 1st after a claim M Mitchell...strong chance to move forward 2nd out after the layoff

6  Chinese Praise   mid pack style looks like a good thing here....can sit mid pack in what should be a lively pace....Miller is not afraid to drop a horse to score

7  Los Bomberos   a little tardy out of the gate and then ran wide.....somewhat hidden forward move in last....might be poised to repeat her run 3 back which would handle these

2  Stu's Gone Wild   pressed the pace in last on an off the pace day and faded late like most did on 20 July opening day.......cut back of 1/2 furlong looks like a plus


race 3    average clarity

4  Warren's Performer   useful debut 8 weeks ago showing a decent late run into a soft pace up since strongly hint at a vastly improved ready to roll 2nd time starter

9  Little Unusual   debut race 2 back a sprint grass race that was a horrid trip breaking bad and getting blocked about 5 lengths......full of run....that was turf but the pedigree is also good for the AW...believe we will see a rebound to that energy level today

2  La Sombre   done little wrong in 3 lifetime races.....trainer could use a trip to the winners circle

5  Clean Break    last looks like your typical turf sprint tightener (20-1 in debut) to be fit and ready in 2nd lifetime start switching to the synthetic


race 4    average clarity

7  E Z Led   bad news trip in latest hides this gelding's return to top form.....1st at a route but not 1st around two turns.....crushed foes at Fpx by 7 in a two turn 6 1/2 furlong sprint....route pedigree is fine to handle the 1 mile distance

2  Welcome Home Ryan  re-claim has found his home and it is running long on the synthetic where he is 3 out of 4 in the win column

4  Iwannaiwannaiwanna   decent run in last especially considering the 9 week break....claimed that race and top jock wants the mount back....good hint we will get more today 2nd out after the layoff

3  Quite An Honour   Knapp is quietly having a good Dmr meet including a longshot win for us........he just claimed this gelding  and he has a sharper drill for his new runner then we have been seeing...might hold trump card


race 5    average clarity

5  Lady's Plan   showed life in debut and then fell off some......trainer usually rebounds with this kind of runner especially 2nd time lasix.....Espinoza back aboard after not riding in her lackluster 2nd out

2  Backwoods Belle   17 to 1 for a high % trainer in Myadi says MSW gimme.....ship to Mitchell and drop go go go go

6  Jessakar   very fast early filly will be tough to catch if she has learned to rate some since her last race

4  Pumpkin Pie   so so Sadler drops out of MSW to give a chance to compete


race 6    average clarity

2  U Turn Me Crazy   last win on the AW came at Dmr last August.....laid up but training like she is all set to roll for her new conditioner the ever dangerous M Mitchell

4  Bench Glory   race 2 back was a winning MSW debut despite a bad trip.....that solid race was at today's 6 1/2 furlong distance.....also had a bad trip in last....still we may need to see energy she showed in her debut

5  Sweet Bbaguette   1st ever on the AW.......last on the grass was dull....race 2 back was fine as was his lone race on "real dirt"

1,1a  ENTRY   rather hard to leave out Bob when he has two going in the same race


race 7    average clarity

4  Broken Dreams   love her mid pack striking trainer/rider combo as they often are thru the years.....impressive recent 5/8ths bullet workout

1  Unzip Me   world class history sprinting on the turf....ironically 1st ever on the grass at Del Mar or would have been top pick

6  Separate Forest   5 lbs off may wake up to last Spring's form which was stellar including an upset of Unzip Me

3  Givine   race 2 back which was in a sprint was solid....will need that effort and maybe a little more

Longshot Possibilities:  Strawberry Tart   won a 6 furlong grass race 2 years ago by daylight....showed vastly improved speed in last on the dirt at Sac......major wake-up in speed often is the 1st sign of a vastly rebounding horse....recent good drills......Bonde has changed something....seems dangerous 2nd out after the layoff in a 5 furlong sprint


race 8    average clarity

11  Ranger Danger   exits 2 straight loaded MSW races....drop to Mdn 40 maybe like going from men to the boys

9  Fear The Beard   same as above but has had to deal with 3 stellar MSW fields

8  Senior Rain   decent debut and Miller is better quite often 2nd time around....positive rider switch to Gomez 

5  Sabe   Machowsky 1st starters have been showing life lately and many of them not working as well as this baby....draws the meets leading rider

3  Forest Souvenir   showed some decent early speed 8 weeks ago in a MSW affair but not much of a final time figure.....takes the ever dangerous drop out of MSW to maiden claiming......seems like a good sign Rosario sticks around

2  Enuff Bull   Art Sherman has a weak record with 1st time starters but the drills for this gelding suggest he may break the mold today







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