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Del Mar Thursday 25 August 2011



Just a reminder we will be covering 2 or 3 days of the short Fpx meeting. I will let you know those days Friday of this week. I love thoroughbred racing and you know I like to handicap but I also like down time where I hike, bike, inline skate and bang the tennis ball around and give my mind a rest. Any tennis (A/B level or better) or avid inline skaters out there? We do have 2 tennis pro's and 1 golf pro as customers that I know of. Both professions are notorious for having horse players.


race 1    average clarity

5  Do It All   seems to love 6 to 12 weeks between starts and Harty shows patience and gives it to her.....blinkers off....2 for 2 on the AW without blinkers

1  Massone   solid return to the race wars in last.......need more of the same today....trainer is hotter then his record would indicate

2  Summer Movie   not much speed in this affair and this colt appears to have the most....might get free and easy an the front end


race 2    average clarity

5  Teddy's Promise   capable of extremely quick 1/2 mile speed since Ellis added the blinkers.....T C Baze is in somewhat of a slump and can right the ship here

3  Miss Georgie Girl   lots of pace seems likely and that can sets things up nicely for a late run from this consistent filly

8  Dazzling Display   has fired strong races both times when she was fresh......fresh this afternoon......1st on the sod but bred just fine to handle it

6  Brown Is Beige   can set for a late runner

NOTE:  no. 9  My Unusual Heart fits as well as anyone in this field if she draws into the field


race 3    average clarity

6  A Toe By Three   both lifetime races fit solidly here both fig and effort wise......only concern stems from a vet scr. on 10 Aug

4  Buried   work tab says Bob Baffert is once again more then ready to roll with a 1st timer

5  J Man   decent debut last and logically steps up a notch.....hard riding Joe Talamo is in a groove and the bright likable young man has a great shot at the Dmr riding title

2  First Time John   Dollase is quietly having a good meet and he appears to have this 1ster cranked up and ready for his debut


race 4    below average clarity

4  Elegant   tepid top selection in an affair where there isn't a single runner that would surprise me ending up in the winners circle in this spot.......believe Morey got lucky (or smart) claiming this horse on a "gimme" effort thus she should be very fit for today....trainer is stellar 1st after a claim

6  El Nadia   very consistent and lately 1 mile races seem to be the distance she most appreciates

9  There Is No Limit   difficult post for 1st at a route but owns some sprint speed and there isn't much in here so so might be able to get over and save some ground on turn 1.....good pedigree to get a mile

5  Initial Impression   consistent sort can sit close up which is something he has responded positively to in the past....great meet for McCarthy


race 5    average clarity

3  Edgewick Road   takes a significant drop and is training sharper....seems like a good combo for success

1  Orbach   lone lifetime win came the only time this gelding raced without blinkers on the AW....that is today's scenario

7  Sir Ed   been headed south since claimed away from Baffert......needs a rebound

4  Classy Lion   a little soft number wise lately but that 3 of 4 in the win column at 6 1/2 furlongs is hard to take lightly


race 6    average clarity

4  Already There   last up close was decent but the race 2 back (his debut race) was a solid off pace effort.....blinkers off tell me they want similar and Rosario sticks with this Miller charge

3  Points Offthebench   selected him 2nd in his debut off of a good work tab and here we are once more picking him as our 2nd pick off of a par like for the level debut run....seems 50/50 that we will see more horse today but last might be good enough

5  Helimark   checked back early about a 1/2 dozen lengths in debut last......showed good run after that horrid beginning.....good works since....barn likes what they are seeing and steps up to MSW

7  Moonlighting   a couple of weeks ago Mitchell had a GG trained 1ster shipped to him and it won easy......maybe same today even though I liked the works for the other one and not for this one


race  7    slightly above average clarity

8  Isle Of Prado   big 1st run under the control of are impressive since....same or better today and at the same seldom used 1 3/8 mile distance

5  Victorian Prince   extremely consistent par like efforts running in marathon affairs

9  Scorpion Time   appears to be in very good form and is proven at today's marathon distance....will be in it from the get go.....good reassuring works and a hot jock

2  Dynamic Host   consistent strong late stretch runner appears to want to run all day and has the pedigree to handle marathon affairs


race 8    average clarity

8  Evita's Crown   very impressive 6F gate drills for this level and the trainer is stellar with mc 1sters

12  Kvell   busted forward in last and continues to train like a healthy horse

4  Lady Aragorn   decent debut and a nice 4F gate near bullet drill since....rather sure this one moves in the right direction today

6  Persistantpleasure   work tab seems good enough to be ready and dangerous in this one's debut into the wonderful world of thoroughbred racing

10  Tony's Pinguini's   so so debut but expecting more today off of better works since

2  Believe Me   Cash Assmussen is a dangerous trainer with 1st timers......and he usually shows you little in the way of good works when he has a good look at mom....and mom has been a good producer of precocious runners




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