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Del Mar for Saturday 19 July 2014

Average card today at Del Mar. Be back with you Sunday.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

5  Kantune   nice drills in Kentucky and his lone drill locally is a bullet gate work at Del Mar.....Mark Casse trainee seems ready to roll in MSW debut

3  Lord Nelson   solid work regiment for Baffert 1st timer with multiple drills at today's 5F distance or further......likely ready and has plenty of foundation put in to finish well

7  Calculator   Miller 1ster hasn't missed a beat in the a.m. since mid May hitting the track at Slr every 7 days or so........Miller is tough with two year old 1st timers and likely has this newbie ready at first asking

2  Iron Fist


race 2    average clarity

4  Two Step Flor   big race turf to AW at AP........turf to AW (the same AW surface) today........running for the ship and win bonus.....good trainer/rider team

7  Frisco Fog   seems best on the synthetic and made a rebound of sorts on the conventional dirt in latest at Otp.....solid reassuring work at GG since......believe will appreciate getting back on the AW in a big way today

6  Adellusion   excellent history on the Polytrack at Kee and AP (5 1 4 0)........same surface at Dmr........well placed to win and why not considering the ship and win bonus being put up by Del Mar

3  Whodoo Pirate


race 3    average clarity

3  Toowindytohaulrox   1st route grass race was his last and it was fairly decent.....but more importantly the blinkers come off for today and the recent drills hint the equipment change is a good move......combine that with 2nd out after a layoff and we have a horse seemingly ready for his best

9  Yard Line   very strong route dirt figs so much so that if this fellow can produce similar on the sod he will be very tough in this spot.....and his pedigree is above average when it comes to  turf potential

2  Sawyer's Hill   caught in a duel in a Stakes affair in last.....might be better served by taking back and having a target to run at......or....... if the pace is slow early he can go to the front.....jock has options.....always a plus

8  Dynamic Decision

Long-shot consideration:   1  Garen   only grass race is much better than appears in print as he had a very wide trip.......and he seems better with the blinkers on....back on today and the recent drills hint at an improved rebounding horse


race 4     slightly below average clarity

2  Maverick's Gun   last 4 races fit well here and his latest is hidden by a bad drills since......O.Neill runners have come out firing to start the Dmr meeting

5  Aspirational   invading laid up runner is running for added ship and win money and his races in New Mexico fit fine and his drills for his new trainer Peter Miller suggest he is fully fit and ready to roll

10  Redistribute    liked the synthetic in N Cal and this Kruljac four year old gelding should be nicely legged up coming off of multiple turf efforts

4  U S Citizen


race 5   average clarity

9  Bollywood   expensive purchase is working as if yet another Bob Baffert baby is ready to roll at 1st the two consecutive bullet gate drills

6  Remo    O'Neill 1st time starter was just bought in April so the crafty trainer and his connections pretty much knew what they were getting......showing hints of early speed in his work tab

7  Scorpious   Cassidy isn't much with 1st time starters but this colt draws Smith and is training too well to be ignored

5  Bold Bid


race 6    average clarity

6  Moone's My Name   very good history in the USA running on the grass when not in a Graded race (3 2 1 0).......not a Graded race here......bad trip in last hides a very solid effort

5  Beatrice   laid up Euro invader fits the race condition well......draws Bejarano..........and she is training as if she is fit and ready to roll fresh

1  Premier Steps   par like efforts for today's level in last two races....draws a good post.......I usually toss out bug boys in Stakes races without their weight break but not with Van Dyke who is showing that he is something very special

2  Yahilwa


race 7    average clarity

2  Power Crazed   Baffert first timer is working well enough to be ready at 1st asking as 75% of his 1st timers seem to be.....believe the Baff man might have pointed this fellow for Del Mar all along as his pedigree to handle the Poly is decent

7  Turnover   yet another from the Bob Baffert barn working as if day one of his racing life might be a winner

9  Southern Freedom   Hollendorfer and company colt did little wrong in 3 races at Dmr last summer and his best might have been his MSW debut.....that bodes well for the three year old to be ready fresh off of the bench this afternoon

5  Gold Chaser


race 8    slightly below average clarity

3  Guns Loaded   likes the Dmr AW.....very solid race the last time he got to run on it's synthetic surface

5  Holy Lute   2 for 2 at Del Mar.......0 for 6 everywhere else.......hellooooooo Del Mar

2  Caminetto   Baffert runner has been absent since Oct of 2012 but he is 3 for 3 at today's distance and training well enough to be ready fresh

1  Giant Ego


race 9    average clarity

4  Diversy Harbor   best post today in 5 lifetime route grass races and considering with how well this filly has done with tougher posts she seems to be the one to overcome here

8  Istanford   2 for 2 at one mile on the sod.....beat the boys in a race 2 back in a Grade 3 at Arlington Park......fits very well if she has arrived out West fit

1  Tiz the Key    cut back in distance seems like a plus.......and draws an excellent post at the one mile turf distance at be in the hunt from the get go

12  My Conquestadory 

Long-shot consideration:   2  Tepin   good 1st ever on the grass in last at CD and the effort is somewhat hidden.......very sharp couple of drills sine....ships in seemingly ultra sharp.......good post 


race 10    average clarity

6  Accelerant   seems very hidden........strong forward move in last and disguised by a very wide trip.......handles the Dmr AW.......2 for 3 at the distance.....plenty to like so top pick-a-roooo

3  Dress Code   claim back by Diodoro who has had a great 2014........eight year old gelding still is very competitive.........good spot here as he should be in the hunt from the get go

7  Harlan's Vitesse   invader is up for the additional purse money and sure seems well placed to win and wisely so with the extra 33% return if he wins

9  Mind The Master


race 11    average clarity  (Note:  #14 has a shot if gets in)

5  Garnisheed Wagers   not much in last but MSW debut at GG was decent and I doubt she was all the cranked up for her the 2 recent drills.....good post......believe she fires her best ever today

9  Sweet As A Rose   2 of her 3 mile turf efforts are solid here including her last.......would have been top pick is she didn't have to cope with a tough post

3  Burning Arch   sat too far back of lackluster paces in her last 2 and only 2 grass races.....she can finish fast provided she finally gets a a realistic pace to deal with

10  Bijoux

12  Star Act

11  Art Of War


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