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Del Mar for Saturday 3 September 2011



Average card at best today. At least Sunday appears to be a nice Del Mar card.


race 1    slightly below average clarity

3   She's A Minx   worked like a horse who needed a start and got bet like one as well (45 to 1).....after breaking bad in debut she showed she can run drills since debut......plenty more horse today

7  Special Charm   good 2nd in MSW debut and Mac is usually much tougher with 2nd timers

5  Customer Base   tight interval training and a nice mixture of long and quick short drills might have this 1ster ready to roll for his MSW debut

4  Nihilist   1st timer is bred to sprint and she is training up to snuff to possible ready in his MSW debut for Sadler who is good with young fillies


race 2    average clarity 

5  Bonita Star   new better trainer takes over.....drops after 4 ambitious races over her head....should fit her quite well

2  Irenes Jackpot   good layoff run in last....and a good work since.....and a good sign steps up..... top effort seems likely

6  Secret Cove   fits well if not "one and done".......last fits fine but has fired some dull efforts 2nd out after the layoff....needs to break the mold today

8  For You My Heart   only poor effort in 5 lifetime races was on an off track....still......will need lifetime best to win this


race 3   average clarity

2  Quine   showed ability to chase solid pace in MSW debut last.....major league 5F drill since......good chance not to tire in 2nd lifetime start and be prominent from the get go

1  Contested   big drills from a big time trainer who is as good as it gets getting 1st timers ready for their debut

5  Egg Drop   good work series for Mitchell for this 1ster timer who I think will come from off of it from the way he is being conditioned

10  Chick Flick   well bred filly sure is training like she is ready for her MSW debut....tough post will make a winning task a tough one


race 4    average clarity

3  Photo Shopped   strong late runner was just claimed by Hollendorfer and he gets her into a grass race 1 /16 futher which looks like a good thing the way this colt puts in a big very late run

7  Red Sharp Humor   all four of this gelding's grass races seemingly fit at today's optional alw gets his 8th new jock in a row but a good one one in Rosario

6  Spud Spivens   consistent closer who has been racing versus a bit too tough has races on the AW that fit it today's level if he can transfer those races over to his 1st ever on the turf.......good grass pedigree on dad's side...not so hot on mom's

9  Ultimate Eagle   decent win breaking his MSW 1st time on the sod....will need to move forward a little and get a clever trip from the toughest post in the race


race 5    slightly below average clarity

1  Hurry Home Clover   not my favorite trainer 1st at a route in O'Neill but this 2 year old is sharp and runs (and is bred) like a route of ground will be to his liking

9  Liason    very nice work series for this Baff 1st timer and you have to love the impressive 7F drill just 6 days ago to be fit enough to get the 1 mile at 1st asking at 2 years of age....rather sure well meant and ready

10  Majestic Moment   horrid trip in last....showed the effort/energy to win a MSW....also training the right way to be able to get a mile at such a precious stage in this colt's life

7  Tale Be Told   just claimed off of a race that fits fine at today's higher MSW level....I am concerned Puype has put enough into this colt to be able to get the 2 turns however....we will see


race 6    slightly above average clarity 

4  Preamble   major move forward last winter 2nd out after the layoff....sprint win to route win.....looks poised for history to repeat itself today

7  El Martillo   2 for 2 at today's I think two consecutive 7F races followed by strong works Baffert style has this 6 year old ready to have a decent shot at 3 for 3 at Mile

2  Warning Song   once again should get a nice chasing trip trying to catch the 1 horse.....4 lbs off should help his cause

1  Kelvar Kid   Carla Gaines sure gets the most out of this gelding....very consistent hard trying sort....looks like lone speed......shot to wire the field


race 7    average clarity

2  Senator Bob   very much looks like the controlling speed in this spot and that usually fits the skills of P Val to a tee

5  Kettle Corn   Sadler took over an improving colt from my neck of the woods and appears to have moved this colt in the right direction....very impressive 6 furlong work 6 days ago....rather sure fires best evr today

7  Oilisblackgold   nice ability but sure has been a bit over bet for a horse whose only win to date was at Fairplex

1  Bay Rush   back to the main track is a plus.....likes 4 to 5 weeks between starts and Gallagher shows patience and gives it to her


race 8    average clarity

7  Emerald Gold   shuffled back and ran wide and still won MSW 2nd start going away.......great breeding to handle the taxing 7F distance at 2

6  Weemissfrankie    very good stretch run winning her only race to date which was at 5 furlongs.......fabulous work tab since.....barn and rider are red hot together

2  Coup De Coeur   fast invader crushed foes at SR.....Bonde is good with speed horses and this one sure can motor in the early stages....1st ever on a synthetic surface

4  Self Preservation   impressive win in IRE winning by 5 in a 10 horse field......pedigree is fine for the  AW.....not the stoutest local bunch so she might be very dangerous if she is ready for her 1st ever in the good old U S of A


race 9    average clarity

8  Charm The Crowd   not shown enough in alw racing so this seems like a very logical drop......should be very tough in this much weaker spot

1  Dubai Perfecto   improving sort should get good close up ground saving position at least thru turn 1

2  Siempre Esperanza   better post today....believe will sit much closer today....sat in poor position too far back off of a semi soft pace in last 

6  Jeopardy Lady   last on the AW is a par like effort for tofday's level....yet to show much on the lawn but Mitchell places her in a grass race anyway.....too dangerous of a trainer 1st after the claim to leave out


race 10    average clarity

1  Tiz Royal   good 2nd career race 1st time with the blinkers in last.....7 furlongs looks like a plus with his pedigree and it win't be for many in here

12  Roark    bad trip in debut.....Joe Talamo will be out to make amends.....also should appreciate the 7F

11  Stardust Dancer   blinkers on to find this one's effort in his debut race 3 back....good recent drill hints the equipment change may work  

6  Detective Poirot   should be loose here but 7 furlongs seems like a major question mark......Rosario must be clever and lull them to sleep

2  Del Mar Dude    needs race 2 back....7F is also a ? mark with this gelding

8  Brother Ernie    woke up some in last with 1st time Gomez.......needs another forward move today.....Gomez sticks with the horse



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