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Del Mar for Sunday 31 August 2014

Abbreviated schedule (as has been on our website all year) for the Fairplex meeting (now at Los Alamitos) and it is as follows: Sept. 5th, 19th, 20th and 21st and with brief comments only. It is for much needed R & R time and website maintenance time.

Wasn't that crazy about yesterday's card yet had a decent day. I like today's card quite a bit so what does that mean? We shall see.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    slightly above average clarity

4  Ultimate Holiday   decent route grass race in 2nd lifetime start and the race sure appears to have muscled this Baltas runner up as the a.m. work at Dmr since is impressive........1st on the AW but sure seems likely to handle it

1  Danette   par like effort in latest which was at at today's distance of one mile.......last fits and if she moves forward she likely will be the one to beat

3  Here Comes Chloe   last was the tune-up (and a decent one at that) to tighten up and be well prepared to get a route of ground in lifetime race number two.......sure like the one mile work put in especially for a Proctor runner

6  Maybellene


race 2    slightly above average clarity

2  Salista   exits a fast heat at the same level with a nice 2nd 12 days ago........and seems likely to fire another solid effort 2nd out following a 5 month break

5  Ipolita   ran best ever in latest to break maiden and it was her 1st ever on the Del Mar surface........needs only a small forward move in her 2nd effort over it's AW surface to be a tough cookie here

6  Spirit of Ten   three year old filly is improving.......trainer is improving......should make for a contender for the top prize here

8  Hugger of Trees


race 3    average clarity

2  Educating    rather convinced this Proctor 1st timer is ready to roll in her debut and she better be as she tackles a turf has tossed 5 grass winners....... and the tightly spaced and prolonged work regiment has fit, meant, and ready written all over it

1  Dixie Tweet   sure woke up in 3rd lifetime start in the version of this MSW turf route race run on the last day of July.......good post and route turf proven.....not much to dislike here

4  Luyuryan   always tough to debut in a turf route as this Vann Belvoir runner did......slow early but showed plenty of life late........blinkers on seems like a good move to help get his young filly in the game sooner this afternoon

7  Eementar  and  9 Tiz Ladys Legs  (tie for 4th selection)


race 4    slightly above average clarity

6  Burning    last two efforts fit well here........and this is the last shot to run at what appears his favorite surface for about 3 months......Hollendorfer has more incentive than normal to have him ready

5  Designated   takes that ever dangerous drop from MSW racing to low level mc racing.......away for a couple of months but returning with a good work regiment over at Slr putting in plenty of foundation......and draws Rosario

4  Stauffenberg   deep closer might be the last one standing at the end and run on by them all late.......sure took to the Dmr AW in his last

1  Kimnjet


race 5    average clarity

4  Jo Jo Warrior   very strong Grade 2 win in last with the blinkers back on.......won her only race at Dmr quite easily in MSW breaking on the Del Mar surface are strong and plentiful

1  Delta Flower   was favored over our top pick in last but didn't fair too well.......but Hollendorfer sure has put the pedal to the metal in the a.m. with his filly.....rebound city seems likely today

5  Thegirlinthatsong    dangerous new shooter for the Hollendorfer barn should be flying late if she takes to her 1st ever run on a synthetic surface......believe she will as I doubt the sharp trainer would run her here and waste a race if he didn't believe she will handle it because soon it is all conventional dirt in S Cal

7  More Complexity


race 6    average clarity

4  Boozer   all 3 lifetime route grass races fit well here with few reasons not to believe another highly competitive effort won't occur today especially with Mr. Bejarano sticking around

3  Quality Plan   new trainer for today and some solid recent works showing......last was much better than appears on paper.....1st on grass but bred well to handle it

9  Husband's Folly   gelding has been ultra consistent having hit the board in 8 straight races........sure like the ride that Desormeaux gave this six year in his last and the jock stays up for today

1  Song To You


race 7   slightly above  average clarity

6  Broken Sword   all 3 lifetime AW route races fit just fine in this spot........full speed ahead from the get go here.......solid wire to wire shot

7  Oscar Party   won his 1st ever on the Del Mar synthetic in last despite not the best of journey's around the oval........that effort fits at today's higher level quite well and with 3 lbs off to boot......that is if he gets a better trip this afternoon

5  Every Way   four year old filly has handled multiple surfaces so I doubt the Del Mar AW will be a hindrance.......trainer has a good history turf to AW with is the case here

9  Legacy


race 8    average clarity

3  Diamond Of Blue   3 for 5 on the Dmr AW.......3 for 13 on other surfaces.......Hollendorfer very likely will have this gelding more than ready for his last shot at taking advantage of the surface for about 3 months

1  Grandstand   seems likely to move forward 2nd out after a very long layoff......and........with a switch to the quite reliable Kent Desormeaux especially so the 1st time he rides a given horse

4  Dr. Action   nowheresville in 3 races since arriving from Argentina.......but......drops into claiming and for the first time and with a solid set of drills at Slr for the ever dangerous Peter Miller

8  Sizzlin' Joe


race 9    slightly above average clarity

7  Flamboyant   a flamboyant record of (9 3 3 3) to date and his latest in the Belmont Derby on the sod was stout to say the least.......impressive works since arriving back to S Cal........seems set for another strong performance

5  Enterprising   hard to argue with 5 for 6 on the sod......would have been top pick if he didn't show a tendency to flatten out slightly past 1 1/16th......still Mike Smith is up and the way he has been riding the grass ought to help this fellow get that extra 1/16th

2  Sawyer's Hill   very sharp "now" horse deserves a shot ay the big time........1st running as far as 1 1/8th but sure finishes as if it will be a plus

4  Talco


race 10    average clarity

1  Gold Medallion   solid effort/fit 1st out after the claim by Hess......decent useful 4F drills since......same or better seems likely today

7  Hawk's Eye   another with a strong for the given level effort/fig........trainer has has a big meeting and has a runner here who can keep the good times coming

3  Big Wags   trainer is very dangerous 3rd out after layoffs and that is the case year old is a ton when he brings his "A game" and he might here

6  Fly Blue


race 11    average clarity

7  Halljoy   laid up GB invader sure fits if she is ready and the works put into her by her new trainer Gary Mandella say that she is

3  Classy Chick   nice public work-out in MSW debut last in a 6F sprint on the AW........long/grass/2nd start all make this three year old filly a contender today as she is bred well for a grass one mile affair and her trainer is much better with 2nd time starters

10  Bijoux   wide trip from a wide post hides a decent turf route in last.....wide post again hurts but we get a major league rider switch to Joel Rosario

4  Seek A Star

11  Nighttiming

8  Keezheekoni




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