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Del Mar for Monday 1 September 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. The break every year is for much needed R & R time and website maintenance.

Difficult card but I worked my fanny off in hopes of keeping a solid extended weekend rolling along as our top choice has won the last 10 of 20 races run at Del Mar.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

7  Faith Hope Love   laid up big early speed well on the Dmr surface for her 1st ever on it.....and gets a jock coming off of a six bagger think Bejarano is back?

10  Ryderroo   much better than appears in print in many recent races despite running 2nd or 3rd in last 5.....due for some luck

6  Bella Compari   laid up since late Feb but drops to a level where she probably has belonged all along.......very well prepared for today in the a.m.

4  Smart Typical

Long-shot consideration:   8  Chain Lightning    just fired best ever in last her 1st ever at Dmr......positive rider change and steps up off a bullet work......might be feeling awfully good and at a handsome price


race 2    average clarity

3  Super Reagan   both lifetime route races (and at Dmr) are better than par for today's level.......and what a deal - in for 14K so 2 lbs less to carry than his previous two races.....Miller means business

8  Contributor   Proctor has won 3 of his last 10 dropping multiple levels........that is the case here and the drop makes sense

2  Compulsive   1st ever at a route but seems likely to get the front end and that is usually a dangerous proposition at any of the major S Cal tracks including Dmr

7  Runaway Que   

Long-shot consideration:   6  Noble Metal   big wake up 2 back.......dull in next out - back too quick ????......rebound city today with 25 days to recoup


race 3    slightly below average clarity

2   Yes Yes Yes   improving with each start in 2013........same thing is happening in 2014.......3rd out in 2014 today might be the charm

3  Monsieur Power   good spring and summer in Ireland.......ships in likely remaining in form and if that is true this three year old gelding sure fits

7  Wanstead Gardens   trainer has had a tough year but he is more than capable and shows signs of awakening of late......CD invader ran OK in lone start which was at 1 mile on the CD dirt......bred OK for the grass........aggressive work series.......and French is 2 for his last 7 1st time on the turf

4  Mr. Excavator


race 4    slightly above average clarity

8  Global Magician    trapped on a dull rail in last under the pressure of a solid pace....and his works since are improved.......has a shot at turning the tables on our 2nd pick despite losing to him by 5 1/4L in latest

7  Wake Up Nick   hard to argue with 3 for 3 lifetime and the last two endeavors being Stakes races.....seems likely to be tough for a 4th straight time

2  Truely Quick   two for two at SR including a 50K Stakes in last......draws Bejarano for his 1st at Dmr.....will need to like the AW enough to run his lifetime best this afternoon

1  Cardiac


race 5    average clarity

5  Lady Asano   likes Dmr running long......including a better than par (adjusted for being wide) fig/effort in last.......and it sure seems like a major plus that the red hot Bejarano sees fit to stick around

4  Tiz Midnight   Bob Baffert trained filly is on the right end of the learning curve and continues to train as if the learning process continues today

2  Zilber   last is likely a sprint tune-up for this BRZ bred who definitely has the credentials to be stout at today's level if R. Mandella gets her overseas form out of her for this race

7  My Happy Face


race 6    average clarity

5  She's Complete   done little wrong in 3 lifetime starts two of which were nice efforts on the grass in Ireland.......2nd out in the good old U S of A and retains the meetings top gun in the saddle......should be a handful here in her 1st USA grass race

3  Heart Of Paradise   3 nice lifetime sprint races......1st at a route and 1st on the sod but owns a pedigree that fits for both....and this Holllendorfer baby seems as if she can get loose here

1  Achiever's Legacy   won for fun in lone lifetime start on 27 June at GP........another Hollendorfer two year old filly that likely will handle a route at 1st asking

8  C'mon Simon


race 7    below average clarity

6  Pulla Train   tepid top pick in a very tough race to decipher has won his last 3 of 4 by daylight....and I like the solid bullet 4F work put in just 5 days ago

8  Ezio   ultra consistent sort especially on AW surfaces gets Bejarano.....must feel good for Belvoir to step him up multiple levels

7  Back Off Buddy   invader from CD 1s a 1st time gelding and training well for Machowsky who just might get his 1st win at the Dmr meeting

10  Play It Loud   

Long-shot consideration:   2  My Secret Affair   another 1st time gelding today who sure has put in an improved drill of 6F since the surgery......dangerous


race 8    average clarity

5  Sweet Sunshine   done little wrong in 3 lifetime routes.....good rider switch for a late running a race where the pace likely will be strong up front......sure seems likely to fly late

10  Conscience   done little wrong in both lifetime starts......bred for a mile quite well.......Tom Proctor is much better than most winning his next start following a maiden breaking win

6  Seeking the West   seems like a good for a runner capable of running off pace as this Ellis charge is.........would have rated higher it wasn't for this gelding's tendency to hang in the stretch some

3  Prime Issue


race 9    average clarity

7  Parranda    ran well versus better in latest.....recent 6F drill hints this mare has never been sharper for Hollendorfer and company......jock knows this runner well

5  Cozze Up Lady    seems almost certain to sit close (with very competent rider) and be no worse than 2 wide on the 1st turn and that is half the battle........especially........with a mare that is consistent

1  Stormy Lucy   slipped a little in last couple but the fact that Bejarano is back up strongly suggests a rebound in form is going to occur what degree is the ? mark

9  Miss Serendipity  

Long-shot consideration:   2  Need You Now   seems likely viewed as the speed not to worry about.....if she is she might slow things down and wire the field in this spot off of some improved a.m. work


race 10    below average clarity

8  Flexible   tepid top the last 3 gate works at Bsr for this Hollendorfer 1st timer....and mom has tossed 5 winners from 6 starters

7  General Dixie   best work tab on paper of anyone in the field by my account.....not crazy about the trainer/rider with a debuting baby but the drills are too good to ignore

10  Rocko's Wheel   trainer is quite dangerous with 1st starters and the gate work at Slr on 21 Aug makes me believe this colt can run some....we shall see

9  Mischief Clem    

Long-shot consideration:   2  Fritz Johansen   having MSW 1st timers ready isn't exactly Glatt's forte but the works for this youngster are rather good.......might be worth it at a price to consider him


race 11    slightly below average clarity

2  Mosso   solid 5F maiden breaking effort in latest.......and I like horses coming off of short rest when they run well and only had to exert themselves 5F.....can get a nice mid pack position just like last time

1  No Ez Money    last was very strong setting nasty fractions and doing it on a dull rail.....away for 8 weeks but runs just fine with 6 to 8 weeks off.......and training well

14 AE  Aspirational   pressed a torrid 1st quarter in latest.....did well to only get beat by 3 1/2 L at the wire......should to get a good stalk position here if he manages to get in from the AE also eligible list

9  Tribal Dude

5  Storm The Heavens

11  Patriotic Lions

10  Red Man Run



Posted on September 1, 2014 at 11:08 am by richs · Permalink
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