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Del Mar for Friday 19 August 2011


Glad the grass course has been moved from beat up lane 1 to 7 feet out. It was getting rather goofy both to handicap and produce turf figs which I also do. Will be selling those figs sometime this Fall by the way.

No there isn't a missing 8th race. The plan is to only run 7 the rest of the meeting on Friday's.


race 1    average clarity

2  Roses For Joni   Abrams hardly ever fires with MSW 1st timers but he is solid with high priced 1st timers and the works suggest this one is ready

8  Wade County   owns experience of racing when none in here do.....decent run in debut with no support at the windows suggests she needed that race and more is likely today

5  Katie's Turn   Sadler also fires at a decent % with high priced 1st timers and those horses often drill somewhat uninpressively as not draw attention at the claiming box....that seems the case here

3  Fire Wise   almost all Yakteem horse's have been firing at the Dmr meeting (won at 8 to 1 yesterday) and this 1ster appears to be well prepared for his mc debut


race 2    slightly below average clarity

3  Eltoninadress   1st time Troy Taylor is a very dangerous thing....kind of the M Mitchell of of the Northwest....this filly crushed her foes despite decent pace and getting bounced around some

8  Real Dream   done nothing wrong in 3 lifetime starts....blinks on and that is usually a good move for Dollase...might pop lifetime best

1  Outrageous Belle   just claimed by Walsh which she seldom does so she must really have liked this filly who broke her maiden at 1st asking.....good sign that Gomez accepts mount because they have a very good history teaming up together

6  Warren's Fancy   responded to the blinkers on in last with a win and an improved fig......can rate and there are a lot of speed types in here



race 3    average clarity

2  Warren's Creampuff   caught wide and blocked some in the stretch or might have won this alw level in last and that would also have made her 2 for 2 in turf sprints.....solid reassuring work since

4  Cactus Flyer   speedball just worked a solid bullet 3F drill at SA....might be faster than ever......really tough here if she can clear especially the 7 horse who she dueled with in her last

1  Tribalicious   ran like a horse that needed her last....if so she fits just fine in this spot

8  Rebecca    both lifetime turf sprints are par like efforts for today's level....tough post but a positive rider switch to Gomez might be a fair trade off


race 4    average clarity

1  Full Fashioned   exits a fast heat with a solid number/effort here....owns some speed versus these.....good shot to be on or near a very reasonable pace

6  Thou Shalt Not   horrid trip in last and maybe most importantly showed some quickness rushing some after a tardy start....quick 4F drill since......might get the front if breaks cleanly....either way I believe she will make a good account of herself here

3  Geniality   useful debut and the trainer is better the 2nd time around with a youngster

4  Jade And Diamonds   Terry Knight is not much with 1sters but this girl is training too well to ignore


race 5    slightly above average clarity

7  Bauble Queen   I love horse's of Kruljac's that show a steady progression and that is the case here with this filly...not to mention a sizzling recent bullet drill at 4F

8  Dos Lunas    after running 2nd two straight races to two outstanding grass hosre's she then won...and 2nd in her winning race came back to win her next......a ton if fully fit after a long ship and 7 weeks off

2  Mizdirection   done little wrong in 3 lifetime grass races....can be in the hunt from the get go

5  Great Hot    ran fairly decent considering it was a layoff run......her 1st at a route....her 1st on the turf....and versus a much higher level then she had been facing....more today sure seems logical


race 6    average clarity

6  Lease Of Life   all his route races on the AW fit well in this spot

2  Saravas Wild Again   solid rider/trainer team haven't missed the board in their last 1/2 dozen starts as a team.......Aguirre just claimed and you would think he can move this horse forard as hot as he has been

10  Whirling Thunder   significant drop and Mitchell has been heating things up once again....would have rated higher if it wasn't for a difficult post at 1 mile on the synthetic

3  Man Chester Man   just claimed by Miller and he is using P Val who is quite the jock upgrade over LS rider McNeil....and the gelding was making his 1st start on a synthetic track in last.....most need a run on it


race 7    average clarity

6  Smart Ellis   just slip the tune-up debut race in this one's work-out lines and it sure looks like nothing more then part of the learning precess for this colt who is bred to appreciate the the long recent drills for a 2 year old

3  Unusual Heatwave   solid debut last and also is very well bred to handle a mile and the sod

9  Mental Giant   great grass pedigree for this 1ster and Mr Baffert is the conditioner

2  Guidopanzini   not much showing in debut last but very sharp workouts since and the drills prior to his debut were unimpressive

8  Dr. Evil   not much in debut but good turf pedigree....might have always been pointed for today's race....might end up being Dr. Evil to some of the pick 6 players

1  Big Bad Barry   needs to show more....does have decent potential to handle a route of ground on the green stuff and was pounded in his debut 2 races back....last a tune-up?





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