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Del Mar for Sunday 4 September 2011



Decent card today. We have 2 more days left at beautiful Del Mar, Monday and Wednesday. Best of luck today.


race 1    slightly above average clarity

4  Cactus Flyer   consistent sprinter on the sod has a good post like last time......seemingly needs to sit back just off it and ponce in the stretch.....jock and trainer shooting for meet titles

5  Magic School   very solid in all 3 lifetime sprints on the turf.....closer gets ample pace up front to come roaring late with a strong sprint jock aboard

2  Sugar Spike   don't underestimate the  switch to the 2 hole after 2 hard trying runs from the 7 hole....has fired in all 4 lifetime 5F turf races

8  Thisoneforyou   tough post usually but this one is slow so she will most likely get over and have the chance at saving some ground.....long hiatus from the track but is proven fresh


race 2    average clarity

6  Great Hot   a pair of OK efforts on the turf and now makes the switch to the AW......2 for 2 on conventional dirt winning going away at the wire by daylight......trains like she will handle the AW

4  Long Lake Krista   trainer Reid is solid when he ships and this filly who has done little wrong in 3 lifetime starts ships x-country for this 100K Stakes

3  Love Theway Youare   not sure how up to the task this filly is but if she reverts back to her April form lookout


race 3    average clarity

8  Poponip   major move forward in last.....owns enough speed in this spot to get some decent position despite her outside post....bred fine to get the mile as a 2 year old

9  Regal Betty   bet hard in debut last and ran so so......but what an impressive drill for a 2 year old filly since.....123 flat......faster then they would run in a 2 year old filly MSW race most of the time....needs an intelligent ride from a difficult post

2  Natalie's Academy   progressed nicely in 2nd lifetime run.......trainer is good 1st time at a route and top jock has a good post to work with

1  Tap It Twice   all three career races are decent........good post and good pedigree to handle a route of ground at such an early stage of her life



race 4    average clarity

4  Downhill Diva   very good history route/synthetic......solid recent drill and comes off a strong effort......decent shot to see best ever today

8  St Trinians   Rosario is back aboard and he has a solid history riding this mare....will win if she brings her "A game" but she shows few hints that she can...still her "B game" can still win a non Graded Stakes

5  Jet Blue Girl    horse has probably never been any sharper and that goes for her trainer as well

3  Washington Bridge   is hoping for a major rebound in form and a good series of works hints that it might occur today


race 5    average clarity

3  Anakin   exits a fast heat versus better and sat way too far back in the early stages.....this race should provide ample pace for this colt to fly late

4  Memen   Mitchell takes over the training duties and drops.....enough said

6  Welcome Home Ryan   re-claims by Carava are dangerous especially when they are out of jail and still move up in price

7  Cat In The Forrest   believe Miller is taking the blinkers off because he likes what he saw in last....that being a total and successful reversal from speed to off pace for this gelding.....might fire big back on the grass relaxing in the early stages


race 6    slightly above average clarity

7  Sky Kingdom   brutal trip in MSW....powerful 6F drill since......Bejarano best make amends if he wants to keep riding for (all-world trainer) Bob Baffert

8  Norm's Praise   solid MSW debut and the drills since strongly suggest he will move forward in his 2nd lifetime start

4  Clearly A Cowboy   wound up like a top and seemingly ready to roll in his MSW debut....has hit the track every 5 or 6 days since early July

5  Castaway   expansive baby had a good MSW debut and continues to train like a good 2 year of many in the Baffert barn


race 7    average clarity

8  Thinking Of Girls   not the luckiest of horse's once the gate opens....diplays plenty of energy/effort.......just has been unlucky trip wise.........same horse with a good trip and should be tough to beat

6  Gregor   also has been void of good trips lately....Lloyd horses are running better lately

4  Mandated Bliss   yet another who could use a cleaner trip then he got in his last race.......has shown good effort in all 5 lifetime races

2  Frenzo   impressiv win in last getting caught 3 wide pressing a decent pace....might get loose in this spot


race 8    average clarity

7  Banned   good runner on yl and gd turf but a great runner on fm turf.....welcome to sunny California home of good wine, beach bunnies, and very firm turf

1  Midnight Interlude   only had 3 works in 2 months between starts before his last which tells me Baffert didn't have his 3 year all that wound up for his last.....that race and a strong 7F drill should have him all set for an improved effort today

5  Cloud Man   improving with each and every start.....2 straight bullet 6 furlongs works is rare but significant for Sherriffs who doesn't push them hard in the a.m. 

4  Extensive   very high priced claim for a trainer like I don't take it lightly.....Cerin has won 1st out with 1/3 of his last 1 1/2 dozen claims....very consistent animal


race 9    average clarity

5  Sweet Pleasure   tossed a clunker in last but his mc debut 2 back is a hidden strong the fact Rosario sticks around for a 3rd straight time....rebound city

4  Jade And Diamonds   broke poorly and rushed and checked and ran a little wide....not what you want in your debut into the racing riding Talamo takes over....likely to show big early speed if she breaks cleanly this time

6  Babessa   1st timer is training as if she is ready for her mc debut....trainer/rider have been a great combo this summer

7  Nana Beach   improving with every start this summer....fits well but does display a tendency to hang in late stretch when the real running begins


race 10    slightly below average clarity

12  Dance Little Angel   displayed much more energy without the blinkers in 1st 3 career races 2 of which were horrid trips.....the other was a 4 length win.....blinkers off today

9  Mavisca   just claimed by Bonde from a low % trainer.....race 2 back the one that most likely got Bonde's eye fits well here

1  Birthday Time   clunker in last.....race 2 back fits.......trainer gave him 5 weeks off and put 3 works into him....might rebound

11  The Great Atlantic   trainer could use a win and this filly takes a logical drop....retains Rosario

2  Cactus House   O'Neill also could use a win....bad meet at Dmr.....drops to get one

4  Gotham Spirit   consistently fires but tends to hang and especially at 6 1/2 furlongs




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