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Del Mar for Sunday 10 August 2014

Save $9 dollars by purchasing full card selections for two great days of racing at the same time. Arlington Park Million day on August 17th and Saratoga Travers day on August 24th. Cost is only $40.00 for both days. As usual the selections will be sent to your email the night before.

I have had some very nice Arlington Million days over the years going way back to the inaugural. Not too shabby last year either. Chicago was my racing circuit for some 30 years till switching to Southern California..

Decent card this afternoon at beautiful Del Mar. Let's call it a 7 on the 1 to 10 scale.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    slightly above average clarity

7  Princess Bertrando   on the right end of the learning curve......has good early speed and a team in Maldonado and Bonde that does well with speed horses

4  Tatum's Gold   checked early and ran wide on a good rail day in her last........earned a solid adjusted for trip fig.....blinkers on to help focus.......same effort and a decent trip and a visit to the circle of joy is a good possibility this afternoon

6  Slew's Charm   on the improve with every start and the recent drills strongly suggest another move in the right direction will occur today if she takes to the Dmr AW in her 1st ever on it

5  Cleverly Tuned 


race 2    average clarity

1  Toowindytohaulrocks   consistently tries hard when racing on the sod......blinkers off in last and the effort run was his best to date......closed well into a pedestrian pace in what turned out to a very fast heat of alw runners......did well to only get beat by 2 3/4 lengths

6  Home School   very consistent sort likely could use a confidence builder so O'Neill wisely puts his young colt in this alw affair where he fits solidly

8  Clever Royal    improving sort especially since switching to the sod two races back.....seems like a sharp claim by Eddie Truman and it might pay dividends this afternoon

3  Midnight Storm  


race 3    average clarity

5  Fly Blue   solid (better than appears in print) effort in a fast heat at one level higher in his 1st ever at Del Mar.......back in short rest and drops a notch.......1st at at the extended sprint distance of 7F but his running lines suggest the distance will be a plus

6  Close To The Edge   back to Baze who won 2 back with the Miller runner.....back to a level he fits.......handles the 7 panels quite well (7 2 2 0)

12  Two Is To Many   good early foot in this spot if this Yakteen claim has remained in good health......trainer is only 1 for 14 1st out after the claim.....shot to improve that dismal stat here

8  When We Met

Long-shot consideration:   3  Pure Sovereignty   claim-drop-drop is usually a very bad sign......but.......last might have been a gimme as this gelding does well back in short rest which is the case here


race 4    average clarity

4  Love Rules All   distance turf fit and seems best sprinting.....won 2 of his last 3 on the grass and one on the AW at GG.......most that run well on the AW at GG handle the Del Mar AW

2  Denomic   ultra impressive in both lifetime starts and both efforts were run fresh like today.......decent trip and the same horse today will make this fellow the one to overcome

6  Conquest Two Step   nice colt has done little wrong in his career to date and is training as if his consistency will continue this afternoon....not out of this by any means

8  Raised A Secret

Long-shot consideration:   7  Horse Laugh   3 for 4 at today's distance.....and his last at Del Mar is a nice effort disguised by a wide run on a decent rail day and a check of 2L on the turn......blinkers on to help focus.......back in short rest similar to his win on Dec 1st 2013


race 5    average clarity

10  He's On His Toes   big MSW debut 2 back way back in December 2013 at GG......and the race is somewhat hidden by a lousy since 16 Jan 2014 but training as if it is "man versus the boys" comparing their a.m. prowess.......rather sure this fellow is very ready to roll at a high level

6  Criminal Element   bad trip in MSW debut 2 weeks ago today......good trainer in Justin Evans puts a new jock up today.......this horse fits fine here if he produces the same effort/energy as his debut and of course gets a cleaner trip-a-rooo

11  Next Book   seems to be screaming out for an abbreviated sprint distance and gets it today......flattens out at 6 and 6 1/2 furlongs a little.......highly doubt will at 5 1/2F here

7  Shaniel


race 6    average clarity

3  Motown Men   laid up five year old gelding is training as if all systems are go for his return to the race wars....can't be claimed and is 1 for 1 on the Del Mar synthetic......such a deal

7  Gladding   yet to win since Vann Belvoir claimed on Jan 24th 2013  so why not cut the claiming price in half to $25K........gelding runs pretty well fresh and is 2 1/2 months fresh today

10  Magic Beam   loves the Dmr surface and it showed in his "wake-up" last.......barn likely (at least should be) all out to win now as this seven year old only has a few more opportunities to run on the Dmr AW as a new conventional dirt surface will be in place for next year

4  Ezio


race 7    average clarity

1  Manahatta    Hollendorfer is very reliable with two year old fillies that train stoutly for their MSW debut and this one sure is working stellar.......spell R E A D Y

4  Diva Express   had good support at the windows in MSW debut and ran a nice 2nd with a so so trip.......should be in the hunt for the top prize here with a similar effort and might be the one to overcome if she improves with a start under her belt

7  Windy Forecast   just purchased in April and didn't come as if the investment might be a good one for Callaghan and company

5  Maybellene


race 8    average clarity

6  Miss Serendipity   won a Grade 1 at today's distance on the grass in last.......and for today we get a rider upgrade in a Grade 2 at the same 1 1/8th distance.....such a deal

2  Every Way   very strong grass efforts since the blinkers were removed 6 races back......Midwest trainer Mike Stidham has been a good conditioner of grass horses over the last couple of decades

9  Cozze Up Lady   solid consistency on the grass......deserves a shot at a Graded grass race and Desormeaux/Desormeaux give it to her

5  Moulin De Mougin


race 9    slightly below average clarity

7  Intoclassymischief   dropped out of MSW racing last December most likely with his connections hoping that he would be claimed for 20K......laid up since and returns as if he has healed up some......fits a ton if he has

2  Juliet's Tizzy   just claimed off of a par like effort in his last by a dangerous 1st out following a claim trainer in Diodoro.......useful reassuring 5F work since her latest.....dangerous sort

11  Broadcaster   new trainer - new surface - 1st time gelding - drops.......mix that with a fairly strong recent 6F drill on the Dmr AW and you have a dangerous Matt Chew runner

4  Win Wish

6  Hidden Zensation   1st time gelding

8  Shop Forever


Posted on August 10, 2014 at 10:34 am by richs · Permalink
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