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Del Mar for Wednesday 23 July 2014

Average card at best today. On the one to ten scale let's call it a six.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

7  Hennythelovepenny   Miller is dangerous in high priced maiden claimers with 1st timers and his two year old filly sure is working sharp enough to be ready at 1st asking

5  Nicole Michelle   solid MSW debut at Emd running a 3 3/4L beaten 3rd with not the best of trips and it was in a fast heat.......and 3 reassuring drills since with the last drill being at Dmr and the work is decent

1  Stealth Drone   another Peter Miller 1ster with a work series that hints he is ready to roll at 1st asking

6  Danette


race 2    slightly below average clarity

9  Susan B Good    on the right end of the learning curve since switching to the grass........seems likely to sit in a nice chase position which nearly led to a maiden breaking win in her latest

5  Stylish in Black   lone race 15 months ago was a wide better than it appears in print effort on the AW at Bhp.....bred fine for the sod and most that run well on the AW at Bhp handle the grass (sorry to see that angle go)..........very nice work tab at Bsr says ready to roll fresh 

4  Cee's Tizzy Belle   turf runner with some ability finally gets to run off of short rest in his 4th lifetime start.......decent chance to fire her best ever for Marty Jones today and her best ought to fit well

10  Jenny's V.


race 3    average clarity

3  Warrens Lil Margie   small drop in claiming should help but what I really like is her 1st drill on the Dmr of 53 4F bullet drill.......did run very poorly in her lone Dmr race but it was her 37 to 1 debut and the only race where she didn't where blinkers.....easy to toss it out

5  Winninginfashion   small step up of a claiming notch is a good indication this Pender filly exited her last in good condition...... jock upgrade especially on a speed horse......lead type only will be in high gear from the get go

8  Elda   on the improve with every start until the barn took off the blinkers........back on today.......good rider / trainer combo in Desormeaux / Hess

7  Gia Is a Bella


race 4    average clarity

8  Spring Breeze    logical drop off of the long layoff for this O'Neill five year old who has hardly earned her keep since the crafty trainer snatched her at the claiming box......most of the trainer's stock has been ready at the new meeting.....strong works at Bsr......seems very ready

1  Fanny Brice   Baltas claimed in late May and had to give his new filly a little time off before putting some good drills into her.......might be a better runner on the AW where she started her career with promise (3 1 1 1) in 3 races at WO

9  Mizzilli   7th different track in 11 races for this mare.......she has shown time after time she handles shipping well......very consistent on main track surfaces (15 6 2 3) and at today's distance (4 2 1 1)

3  Tribal Peace


race 5    above average clarity

7  Mal Verde   winning MSW debut on the SA hill was solid........second lifetime race on the hill was very solid.......and he owns significant early speed so the cut back in sprint distance should be to his liking

2  Gangnam Guy   another with two good sprints on the SA hill in his only two lifetime grass races.......good history running in five furlong AW on the turf should be right up his alley 

6  Tribal Waters   1st time running for Hendricks and 1st time on the grass.....and he is extremely well bred to handle the the trainer wisely puts him on what might turn out to be his favorite surface

4 Luck Lasts



race 6    slightly below average clarity

5  New Nature    trainer has woken up from the doldrums..........lone route race (albeit on the sod) for this three year old filly is quite good.......2 sharp preparatory drills one of which was on the Dmr AW......seems likely to run well on the synthetic and at a route 

3  I'msoulflattering   big wake up in latest.........5 drills since hinting this filly is feeling good.........major factor if she handles her 1st ever competing on the AW

2  Dublin Dancer   very logical drop for this GG invader following 3 consecutive 5th place finishes in allowance races.......those checks won't pay the bills.......time to enhance her chances to get to the circle of joy as she did 2 straight times before tackling the alw ranks

6  Swissarella


race 7    slightly below average clarity

3  Raised a Secret   trainer has come out firing so far at the Dmr meeting.....and his colt here just worked his most impressive drill in a long time.....(2 1 0 1) on the Dmr AW.......should run a solid effort

11  Quality Plan  off 4 days shy of 1 year.........last race was a 8 1/2 length MSW breaking win at Dmr......most likely pointed for the Dmr meeting and pointed by Mr Bob Baffert

2  My Slew   best off of the pace and his new connections (claimed 3 races back) seem to have recognized near bullet 5F drill just 6 days ago....feeling good

7  Midnight Storm


race 8    average clarity

4  Bright Thought   hard to train much better.......very good history when Bejarano is up (3 2 0 1)......needs to avoid a speed duel with the the innermost and outermost runners in Boyett and Rangi

5  No Jet Lag   seems likely to get a nice ground saving mid pack position in an affair that seems as if it should yield some solid since Feb. but working well enough to be fully ready to roll

3 Te Rapa   fits very well in this spot even though 1 mile isn't his favorite turf distance as (mentioned above) this race can set up for a mid pack or late runner

6  Safety Belt


race 9    average clarity

9  Mensa Heat   two nice works since the Mullins claim......jockey upgrade.........most of career fits well here including his races at Del Mar.....can sit close in a race lacking speed

1  Format V.   another who handles Dmr and can sit fairly close early......claimed by Hess at CD to bring back's 6 1/2 furlongs seems like a good fit 

7  Electrolyte   race lacks speed and this O'Neill colt has some.....and he comes off of a significantly better effort 1st out following the claim by O'Neill

8  Shining Son

5  When We Met

10  Master Chef



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