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Del Mar for Thursday 31 July 2014

Plenty going on at the Santucci household this week as my son is getting married on Saturday.

So..........I need to let you know that Saturday's selections will be unaffected but on Sunday there won't be any comments with our picks and the picks might contain horse numbers only.

Thank you for your understanding.


Once again a decent looking card this afternoon

Best of luck as always!


race 1    above average clarity

6  Masochistic   giant effort at CD in latest off of works that suggested the powerful run........very strong preparatory drills since........should be a ton here

2  Passing Game   4 for 7 on AW surfaces including 2 of 3 at Dmr with both of those wins with today's rider Martin Pedroza in the saddle

3  Mythical Storm   solid win down the majestic SA hill turf course in his MSW debut........tossed a clunker in next start in a conventional dirt since the early April race but training as if he appreciates the Dmr surface and is ready fresh once again

4  Courtside


race 2    average clarity

3  Getaway Keys   on the improve with every start and the last forward move is hidden..........loose in fast pace on a dull inside........did well to hang on for 2nd

1  Ipolita   sharp preparatory drills for the given level.......needs 5 1/2 furlongs (or less) and gets it.......stout rider/trainer combo these days in Talamo/Ellis

10 Lil Reef   last two work-outs at Bsr indicate an improving 1st time starter......likely feeling good enough to compete if of course she handles the radically different AW surface at Del Mar 

7  Vord Queen


race 3    average clarity

3  Hope's Prey   nice improvement in latest........not just in final time fig but in early pace as well........usually when a thoroughbred moves forward in both it is a good sign of a horse turning the since his last support the notion

2  Sheer Talent   last sure looks like the gimme to drop (and come back in short rest which this gelding likes) and go in today's quite a bit easier conditioned claimer

6  Innocent Man   speed of the speed in this affair likely will appreciate the abbreviated sprint distance of 5 1/2 furlongs

9  Zippingaroundtown


race 4    average clarity

7  Ultimate Holiday   the Baltas barn is heating up and this 2nd time two year starter is training well following a decent MSW dirt debut at Lrc.........bred OK for both a route and the grass........and the up and coming trainer is solid both 1st time long and 1st time on the sod

8  Visarno   trainer is quite dangerous with MSW 1st timers debuting on the turf........and this filly is brilliantly bred for the green carpet on both sides of the equation

9  Hashtag Stormy   bet hard in MSW debut at Arlington and drew the services of AP's leading rider...........solid 5F work at Dmr just 5 days ago........bred rather well for the sod and the distance 

3  Awesome Diamond


race 5    slightly below average clarity

10  Sing With Bling   SCRATCHED   big forward move 2 races back 1st time blinkers........gelding was impressive to run 2nd despite running wide close to the pacesetters......bad race in last 1st at a route......but Mike Smith sticks around.....might not be a router whatsoever

4  Raspberry Ala Mode   ultra consistent decent or strong drills for this Palma 1st timer hint he is training well within himself and is likely very well meant and ready for this $62.5K mc

2  Shakahari   all 3 lifetime MSW races (including his MSW debut at Dmr) fit well at today's lower level......drop make sense as the best he has done in 3 lifetime starts is a 3rd

8  Aleander


race 6     average clarity

3  Rockin Girl   won at 1st asking way back in August of 2013 in a bottom level filly since and returns with a new trainer.....very game stretch run in debut through traffic to hint this filly has a shot at making it 2 for 2 lifetime

2  Classy and Sassy   solid winning maiden debut at Emd on 28 June.....Emd is a very fast track but still 1:16 Flat is awfully good of a time for 6 1/2F and should fit here if this Troy Taylor filly handles the transition to an all weather track from a conventional track

4  Moscato Girl   two nice positives here......steps up and gets out of claiming indicating a healthy horse.....and she has a good history back in short rest which is the case here

1  Pearl de Vere


race 7    average clarity

NOTE:   10 has a shot if gets in from AE list

5  Upbeat Mood   best at 5F on the turf and gets it here........full speed ahead from the get go and she is a good gate horse......such a deal

3  Goodbye Roselina   won mc debut.....stepped up quite a bit in 2nd lifetime start and won again.......another step up and a new surface in turf today.....pedigree for it is fine.....trainer's hot.....rider's hot.....3 for 3 might be in the cards

2  Belle of the Fleet   ran well in 2nd lifetime start and ran well 2nd out after a layoff.......2nd out after a layoff here..........should be poised for a top effort........cut back in distance looks like a plus as well

4  Lemon de Oro


race 8    average clarity

5  Grammy Big Mouth   Cal-bred removes the blinkers for her layoff run and the recent a.m. prowess at Slr hints the equipment change is working for this Miller three year old filly......2 lbs off for entering for $18K and 5 more off for using the bug boy....trainer means business

8  Rosa Divina   been away 13 months but both lifetime races are better than par for the level efforts with the debut effort disguised by a bad trip.......returns today with a rider upgrade

1  Faith Proof   yet another laid up individual who looks ready to rock and roll off of a nice work regiment ending with a good 5F gate drill 1st time hitting the Dmr surface

11  Bellanza

12  Threatrical Cast

10  Ava's Ballet



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