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Del Mar for Saturday 27 August 2011




Opening day at Fairplex Friday, September 9th and Derby day at Fairplex, Saturday  September 24th will be available. Most likely there will be another card covered which I'll announce at a later date. 


race 1    average clarity

7  Amoracchius   bad trip in last hides a solid wake up.....good reassuring work jock Gomez will be out to make amends

1  Cranky Jack   race 2 back was impressive......closing fast into soft fractions from far back in a sprint....last his 1st route run looked a little soft......back to Rosario.....a good sign 2nd route race might be significantly better

4  Unusual Beam   bet hard in last 1st time long and 1st time on the turf and ran like a different much improved Bejarano stays around for another try

6  Lord Vronsky   1st on the lawn and bred fine for it.....should get a good trip on or near what should be a soft paced affair


race 2    slightly below average clarity

7  Clue Me In   works well and runs well especially for Pedroza......repeat of last with a smoother trip and he will be tough to beat

1  Mr. Saturdaynight   Keen claimed a horse in good form and has put an impressive 4 furlong work into him......same or better likely today

5  Rummyssecret War   blocked in last and that maybe a good thing for Warren who just claimed because he should have some horse left to handle the 1 week rest....should be prominent from the get go with light weight apprentice up

3  Tequila Gold   invader sure has a good looking record running for25K claiming or less....should be formidable if he is fit and ready


race 3    average clarity

2  Phantom Lover   powerful adjusted for trouble fig/effort in layoff last.......and a good work tab since.....Ellis is hot

7  Rock This Way   on the improve and continues to work like the trend will stay intact today

5  Hey Killer   last looks like the gimme to be full throttle today off of vastly improved works since his tune-up debut.....trainer is due

6  Ted   blazing fast fractions opening up by about 15 at one point in route grass run in last......good drills on the AW since....might be dangerously fit


race 4    average clarity

2  Hudson Landing   Bonde is very dangerous off of the claim and this gelding looks as if he should get the trip

7  Red Alert Day   back where belongs after a crazy ship to JPN.......runs best for today's jock Rosario

4  Stoneside   always runs fresh and is fresh today

5  Sporting Art   blew any easy lead in last but 2nd after the layoff and 1/16 shorter may help his chances


race 5    average clarity

8  Bluegrass Reward   1st time Mitchell.......major rider change for the better.....and should get a nice mid position behind a lively pace

2  Mega Heat   good awakening 1st time as a gelding in last......bred fine to handle a mile.....trainer/rider have been on fire together

7  Holladay Road   consistent runner was claimed by Canani and is working sharply for his new connections....needs to avoid a speed duel versus 2 other front running types

10  Killer Bear      really like the 2 good 4F drills since his last......seems to have the pace up front he will need to enhance his late run....rather sure sitting on a peak effort


race 6    average clarity

6  War Excess   solid early speed in the spot.....Pedroza will most likely try to wire and he is solid with front running sprinters

7  Heart's Memory   bad trip in debut and still just missed......smooth the effort out and show the same energy and he will be the deserved fave here

1  Vicki Victoria   last race is strong and her debut race 4 back is good as any if we get the good 1/2 of her race efforts

2  Toluca   solid mc debut and training solidly since....good smart move to step out of claiming

Longshot possibilities:  8  Peppy Bolly   33 to 1 in MSW debut strongly suggests that was the needed leg me up like no work out can do and work better and go go go in 2nd lifetime race....only needs to improve about 5 lengths and of course get a decent trip


race 7    average clarity

7  Sinai   training as if a rebound to his winter form is about occur.....will be solid here if I am right

5  Sourdough Sam   toss out only race on conventional dirt and you are looking at a very nice runner.....Pederson is stellar getting a horse to fire off of extended layoffs

2  Scofield Barracks   good horse with 6 to 10 weeks between starts and gets sharply.......6 1/2 seems like a good sprint distance for this gelding

1  Korban    runs well for P Val....likes the chase position and has a decent shot to get his desired position in this spot


race 8    average clarity

5  Our Nautique   speed type rated in last and that is usually a very a good sign......weight off....1 mile seems like the perfect fit.....seemingly sitting on best ever

2  Caracortado   1 mile may be his best distance.......should sit about 3rd saving ground and make his move on turn 2 or the stretch

1  Champ Pegasus   best animal in the field but 1 mile maybe a little short for his big late kick....but he is working great and may sit closer then most folks think


race 9    average clarity

9  Foreboding   lone lifetime sprint would crush these.....somewhat suspicious drop but lookout if this one is still healthy enough

8  Tiz Golden   another formidable drop down needs soundness to stay intact from gate to wire

5  Magic Beam   blocked in last or would have graduated at the same mc level as today.......very good work tab in preparation for layoff effort today

10  Competent    bad trips in last two races fit fine here effort/energy jock today might help

11  Ruling Force   horrid trip in debut hides a decent run......trainer is the most dangerous small outfit operation in S Cal....good sign more horse today or he wouldn't have stepped up

7  Valuation   another MSW drop down.....does the apprentice get a bone or a dud....hard to tell




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