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Del Mar for Friday 17 July 2015

Average card at best today. Saturday's looks quite good.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

3  One Last Standing   very aggressive tightly spaced work tab for this Miller 1st timer........seems all wound up and ready to unwind.......only went for 45K at sale in Apr. so up for 80K doesn't bother me much

7  D. Shifflett   solid work regiment at AP........a few works of merit and all but his very 1st work look decent.......that hints he has worked within himself

4  Benesh   yet to run like it but continues to train as though he has ability......1st in a maiden claimer might help bring it out of him

2  Navy Hymn   flashed solid speed in debut......so so final time........has every right to have more endurance with one race under his belt and might never look back

 

race 2    average clarity

7  Big Sugar Soda   1st time in the Miller barn and well placed to win......not that afraid of drop downs when there is a private change of trainers

2  No Contingency   seems to be on a rebound of sorts and pulls back one claiming level which is a wise move at Del Mar where the competition gets tough even at the lower claiming levels

3  May B.   gelding has seen better days so he takes the plunge before it is too late......or......claim me PLEASE

1  May Weather   last at 5F fits number wise but he still has something prove at today's distance where he is (12 1 04)....but he sure gets a rider upgrade for today

 

race 3    average clarity  

8  Ghost of Navigator   takes an overdue drop out of MSW racing where in 7 starts he has only earned $5,440.00......ironically he drops all the way to the bottom level maiden claiming.......someone needs a check 

1  Lucky Shoes to Win   obvious best early foot in the race......so you know the drill.....full throttle early to get loose and if she does...........she ............might.......... go............all................the..............way 

11  Proud Captive   both lifetime races which were on the grass fit just fine in this spot if this Ellis runner can produce similar in his 1st on the main track.....believe his breeding is slightly better for the main track than the turf

9  Miltee   expensive purchase hasn't panned out and seems to be slipping badly......but....... it seems likely he can be competitive at this rock bottom level.....first on conventional dirt but his pedigree to handle it is fine

 

race 4    below average clarity

2  Getoffmyback    showed plenty of life after breaking slow in his MSW debut.......and Mark Casse has been much more dangerous with 2nd time starters in S Cal

7  Captain Akers   good forward move in 2nd lifetime start........last fits but if he manages even more today he is likely the one to overcome

1  Tengas Ransom   recent drills for this Mullins 1st time starter hint he can run some and might be dangerous in his debut into the wonderful world of thoroughbred racing

6  Silver Chrome   Belvoir 1ster worked from the gate 4 of his last 5 works hinting he is well-meant in his MSW debut......and Bejarano and his agent see fit to take the mount

 

race 5   below average clarity  

9  Windy Forecast    filly seems sharp right now and the abbreviated 5F sprint distance appears tp be a good fit......not too hot the only time she ran on the grass but it was her lone effort ever with blinkers......no blinkers today

11  Ben's Duchess   very powerful efforts in 3 of last 4 races........1st on the sod but owns an OK pedigree for it......would have been top pick if she wasn't stuck so far outside in a 5F race

7  Xoxo    laid up since Jan but works say ready......as does the fact that her trainer Peter Miller was ready with all of his (numerous) runners yesterday......1st on the grass is a ? mark

4  Hooligan   sprint grass runner is 2 for 3 on firm rated turf races and 1 for 1 at 5F on the sod.......trainer Wesley Ward is stout with turf sprinters

Long-shot consideration:   6  Romona's Wildcat   good layoff dirt run in last........lone grass race was versus some good competition and she ran better than appears in print.....interesting price shot if she moves forward 2nd out after the break

 

race 6    average clarity

6  Baruta   strong win off of the bench in last......impressive 7F work since......likely to range up from the outside just like she did in winning her latest

1  Scherzinger    9 for 9 in the money on main track surfaces........and 3 for 4 at the distance........Smith..........Hollendorfer.......hard not to like   

5  Uzziel   2 for 2 at the distance and stout brother team in Keith & Kent Desormeaux......away since 26 April but the trainer is very good off of 2 or 3 month layoffs

 

race 7    average clarity

3  Conquest Curlgirl     ran a decent 3rd in Grade 2 last especially considering she was stuck on a somewhat dull inside battling for the lead......should be a ton if she takes to the grass........only owns an average pedigree for it

7  Zipessa   crushed her competition in her MSW which was at AP........works since including a 3F drill on Weds. indicate she is doing very well.........decent turf and route pedigree ........and good grass trainer over the years in Michael Stidham

9  Moyo Honey   very strong 2nd lifetime start especially pace wise....broke a little tardy and still was right there on a 44:2 one half mile........good grass pedigree and decent route pedigree.......along with our top choice she should be in the hunt from the opening bell

5  Sweet   improving with each and every start......proven on the grass and our top 3 selections are not

 

race 8    average clarity

2  Urloveneverfails   solid MSW debut and it was at 7F which is usually a more difficult distance for a newbie as compared to 6 1/2 furlongs or less......should have staying power come crunch time with the cut back of a furlong 

11  Melinda's Girl   John Martin is dynamite with MSW 1st timers having won with 7 of his last 15.......of course this isn't GG this is Dmr........solid prolonged work regiment hints this filly is fully fit and dangerous

5  Precious Time   very solid work tab for this 1ster especially considering her trainer Steven Miyadi usually doesn't push them too hard in the a.m.

10  Rockin Dorita   very strong work tab prior to her debut and yet tossed a clunker........blinkers off for today and continues to train as if she has ability.....deserves another chance

4  Warren's Honey Bee   so so MSW debut back in April on the sod......good looking work regiment since.....1st on the dirt and she sure appears ready for it

6  Jean Edward   four year old filly owns six second place finishes in six conventional dirt races at 6 1/2F or less......same rider but new trainer for today......might be rated too low

 

 

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