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Del Mar Friday 2 September 2011




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


race 1    slightly above average clarity

1  Irish Art   exits a very fast MSW turf race and ran 2nd by a head.....ran and trains as if he can be a special turf horse down the road

7  Cook Inlet   3 of his 4 route races on the AW are better then par for the MSW work series has all set for 1st ever on the sod.....pedigree is fine for it

8  Hy Lime Time  consistently fires from far back so he will be hoping for some strong heat up front

4  Renewing   ran OK on the grass last winter when last seen....working as if he is all set fresh off the bench.....doubt a winner by he can be in the hunt for a slice of the pie


race 2    slightly below average clarity

2  Slam Slew   speed type faces plenty of other front running types but is very fast and fresh speed that is training sharply as this gelding is can be dangerous

7  Dance With Gable   consistent sort is capable of sitting off the pace which looks like a good thing here and should enhance his chances

5  Position A   one of only 3 proven off pace runners in the race......sure seems to set up for him

1  Derrick Do   history says lead type only but I think that Rosario will try to take back a little and save some ground trying to get this gelding to rate some


race 3    average clarity

4   Carrie Rose   was sent to Mitchell from Myadi and he ran a decent race....sure like more now that is has been in the Mitchell barn for 3 more weeks....believe this filly moves forward today

5  Diamond Journey   like our top pick this filly is cutting back from route to 7 furlongs....a good ticket to success usually and for some reason especially at Dmr

2  Sunburn   broke her MSW in last at 9 to 1 in a race that 2nd place came back to win.....3 useful works since....and most importantly the trainer has 4 wins and 2 3rds in 7 starts at the meet

8  Shesabigbroad   needed her layoff last and should be all set for better today.....will need best ever......Talamo knows the horse well


race 4    slightly below average clarity

5  Traweek   had about 9 lengths of trouble in last and only got beat by 10........previous was good.....postive rider switch

6  Quality Elusion   solid somewhat hidden move forward in last........reassuring work since.......expecting as good or better today 

4  Ride Captain   just claimed by is a little short figure wise but gets a very positive rider switch to P Val

1  Sabe   ran evenly in debut last.......solid 5F drill since.....Bejarano wants the mount back.....should see more today


race 5     average clarity

5  Hughesy   in good form on the AW and he is a better grass horse....field seems softer then the 2 turf races that he recently ran in

1  Vote Approval   great chance to get a nice ground saving close up position in this race that seems to favor the chances of the front runners

6  Ignited   sure ran well in his last start 1st at route on the AW....1st on turf today....we know 2 turns is OK but his turf pedigree is a tough call

9  Special Kid   race lacks speed and he appears to have the most....will need a little more turf staying power to snatch the top prize....drop and recent decent drill hint he might

NOTE:   Lookout if number 13  Warren's Kong draws into the the field......ran very big in last.....gets a very positive rider switch....just fired best drill in quite some time with the blinkers on for today..... as good as any in here 


race 6    average clarity

5  Uncle Sam   hard to argue with the fact that both lifetime wins are the only 2 times this 3 year old ran at the 1 mile distance

9  Pride Of Silver   excellent history for this gelding on the AW.......very strong recent bullet 5/8ths drill for a trainer like Hess who doesn't push his stock too hard in the mornings 

6  Shrug   positive jock change but more importantly it's football season and this colt sure looks loose and...........he might..........go............all.........the...........way

4  Celestial Night    doubt the best Mitchell 80K claim ever but he wanted this colt and has had since March 10th to turned him into something better


race 7    slightly above average clarity

3  Italian Channel   very solid mc debut way back in mid May which is hidden somewhat with a bad as if all systems are go in his return to the race wars

2  Blue Rock   good speed and drops.....Miller hasn't been afraid to drop a few levels to score......amazing what good purses will do

12  Let Me Finish   didn't show much in last but showed plenty in his debut 2 back and the effort was hidden by a horrendous trip-a-roo.....believe rebounds today and at a price

4  Incisive   on the correct end of the learning curve and the trainer is red hot of late

11  Melo Laser

10  Heavy Handle



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