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Del Mar for Friday 1 August 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.


3rd straight decent looking card at Dmr.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    slightly above average clarity

4  Spectacular Proof   trainer has had a good year with limited starters and he sure appears to have his three year old filly 1ster ready for her debut off of a solid prolonged work regiment.......with hints of some solid early speed

7  Ryderoo   tough trips in last two endeavors and her latest is hidden by an off the pace wide trip on a rail biased speed day........away 7 weeks but training at SA and Bsr as if she fit and ready.......1st on the Polytrack is a question mark

3  Bow Tie Belle   major league trainer upgrade......and a solid rider upgrade as well.......needs best ever and might give it considering who is in charge now

6  Flyin for a Livin


race 2    average clarity

5  Wonderful Union   drops a little.....owns big early speed here......and retains Maldonado who is slumping some but can jump start things here with a wire to wire win for Ellis and company.......good trainer/rider the last 4 months or so 

3  Volkonsky   no wins despite some decent efforts in 7 starts since Hollendorfer became the trainer.......connections like to win so they risk being claimed for $ can't be afraid to lose a horse and lately you usually do as claiming these days with the better economic conditions has picked up 

1  Luckbox Sam   trainer is hot right now and he doesn't claim many but he does pretty well when he does snatch a horse......very aggressive work tab suggests he has improved this four year old gelding quite a bit


race 3    slightly above average clarity

4  Storm the Heavens   on the improve with every start and today we go from a jockey in a prolonged slump to one who has had a very nice 2014......seems poised for very best

8  Superboot   nice effort 1st ever on the Dmr AW in his latest.......returns in short rest and he has preformed well off of a quick turn around in the past

6  Tribal Mystery Man   improved in latest and it is somewhat hidden........mostly ran on a very dull inside on July 20th at Del Mar......and 5 1/2F sure appears to be a better fit than 7F for this Diodoro runner

1  Curlin Iron


race 4    average clarity

9  Price of Glory   Sean McMarthy has put some impressive prolonged series of drills into his this 1st timer........two year old colt is bred to appreciate a sprint.....and I also like his pedigree to handle the Del Mar Poly

5  Los Gatos   another 1st timer working as if meant and ready for his big day........and trainer Carla Gaines is quite capable with a two year old 1st time starter

3  Pulmarack   broke slowly than showed some life in his MSW debut..........vastly improved work since and it was done on the Del Mar surface.......highly likely to move forward today

10  Matty's Tribal


race 5    average clarity

1  West Ruler   believe this is only the 2nd career mount for the new bug boy Brian Pena so I highly doubt John Sadler would put the kid on an unsound runner (physically or mentality) so that makes the significant drop down off of the long long layoff more dangerous

4  Pennies From Denny   took some significant early action at the windows and came through with a better than par like win making the trainer 2 for 111 for Hawk Harrelson the Chi Sox T. V. announcer would say "don't stop now boys"

9  Glorious Rebecca   drops off of the claim ........not a good sign......but........the trainer has been firing of late with just about everything he puts on track and the purses are big at Dmr

5  Chippette 

Long-shot consideration:   8  Pursuitofparadise   both lifetime races on the Del Mar AW are good and his last is disguised by bad position.......way too wide and too far back on a good rail day and of course good rail day's almost always make for good speed days


race 6    average clarity

5  Jade With Envy   plenty of gas in this affair can set things up nicely for this late runner who has a solid record of (4 1 3 0) on the grass and the win came in his lone grass race around two turns.......two turns today

1  Market Quote   very bad gate horse is starting to leave the gate better.......1st race under the the guidance of Sise who takes over from Shirreffs........another off pace grass cutter hoping the race evolves as appears on paper 

3  Unusual Style   filly appears as if the extra 1/16 of sod will be to her advantage as she sure runs well at the wire in one mile grass races.......and the only time she was ridden by an apprentice she seemed to appreciate the weight break.......ran 2nd at 12 to 1

4  Jennyway U Want It


race 7    average clarity

11  Alert Bay   stout N Cal trainer does well in non-Graded Stakes and with shippers......his gelding is ultra consistent with a record of (8 3 4 1) and he has run on multiple different surfaces.....cut back turf route to sprint is usually a good move

10  Patriots Rule   another cutting back from route turf racing to 7F on the AW.....trainer has had a tremendous year for himself..........maybe his best ever in S Cal and elsewhere

13  G. G. Ryder

6  Whine For Whine


race 8    slightly below average clarity

2  Uncle Luck   new trainer takes over this laid up three year old with two lifetime starts.......good recent 6F work.....drops.......debut sure is solid.........believe this one comes out ready for his new conditioner Rafael DeLeon

4  Home Run Prize   not much in mc debut for Kathy Walsh.....but she puts the blinkers on for today and assuming the recent drills are with them on.....lookout......vastly improved drills can lead to a big move forward 

8  Justa Splash   MSW drop down to mc20K for a $410K at sale Baffert three year old......and 1st time gelding.....mixed bag of info.....still might run some at the basement level

6  Berlusconi

5  Lay It On

9  Salt Power


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