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Del Mar for Friday 31 July 2015

Average card again today and average is OK as witnessed by yesterday's decent results.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

1  Minister'sadventure   done little wrong in 3 lifetime starts all on the dirt.....1st on the lawn but bred adequately for it........Prat/Hollendorfer have hit the board with 9 of their last 10 when teaming up

2  Vow Me Over   back to Bejarano who has gotten the most out of this filly.....what's new?

4  An Unusual Group   2 of 6 lifetime races fit here and one was at today's 1 mile turf distance


race 2    average clarity

7  Rockport Kat    not much in MSW debut 54 months ago in the summer steam bath that is Gulfstream Park.......away since and returns in the red hot Baltas barn with a very impressive work regiment with speed and endurance put into him

2  Carson City Five   Baffert is equally as dangerous with maiden claimers as he is with MSW and he's one of the very best with MSW 1sters.......cold start to the meet for Baffert and even colder for jockey Garcia......they can jump-start things here

8  Bellamy Concerto   overdo drop out of MSW racing.....Stevens has won 4 of his last 7 teaming up with Richard Mandella......very dangerous

1  Bollywood   $700,000 purchase hasn't come close to hitting the board in 3 lifetime races......drops into claiming ......ouch$$$......big recent bullet work at Dmr.......wake-up time???


race 3    above average clarity

3  My Secret Afleet   best ever and very solid here was her only grass race at today's distance......owns tactical early speed in a race that lacks front running types

4  Summer Veil   one for one routing albeit on the dirt.......but mom has tossed a couple of turf winners.........very stout in the a.m. since the Kitchingman speed in the field.......Pedroza wired yesterday with Little Jerry on the turf and will likely try to do that here as well

5  Mango Reward   private purchase since last.....low % to high % trainer.......solid works.......seems best running at one mile........step up seems doable

1  Scuti De Patuti   solid 1st ever routing on the grass.......late runner should be motoring late especially if there is more pace than I anticipate


race 4    below average clarity

4  Some Caan Job   jockey change to the owner and trainer's go to jock.......two year old filly has early speed and speed had a field day yesterday........and........the filly just keeps getting better.....and better.......and better.......and

10  I'm a Drama Mama   big wake-up in 2nd lifetime start and the effort is disguised by a bad trip.....broke slowly and ran "Santucci fig" for the race is three lengths better than par for today's level.....same race/cleaner trip and graduation day is at hand

6  Yodelsong   1ster has good work's and Harrington and company entice Bejarano to ride......aging trainer might have a good one here

7  Fantasy of Luck   expansive buy for a Cal-bred in aren't up to snuff for a Baffert 1st timer but works aren't everything......each horse is an individual and maybe Bob has had to train her differetly.....we shall see


race 5     average clarity

1  Nahem   1st out after the claim by Matias and company and they bring their new shooter back for the same price they took him for.......gelding is 7 for 7 on the board in of only two speed types in the race and he is capable of stalking if need be

8  City State   very aggressive good-looking work regiment for a 25K speed in the field will look to go gate to wire.........five year old sure seems pointed and well-meant for this race

3  Fast Track   one notch drop following a claim with the good Dmr purse money doesn't concern me.......significant rider upgrade.........Truman wins his fair share first out following a claim

4  Jomelo   fits very well at the 25K level.....placed this low in the selections as he is a deep closer in an affair that seems likely to favor those close up early


race 6    below average clarity

3  Motown Men   race 2 back and 4 back are very solid and were both run at today's one mile distance........he is on the right end of the every/other cycle and gets to run at his favorite distance once again

5  Desert Dynamo   lifetime best and a good fit here was his race 2 back the only time Perez rode this fellow......he's back up today

2  Solid Wager   plenty of speed types in this affair might help the race fall apart right into the hands of this deep closer......good history when Espinoza is up

9  Alex Rossi   Grade 1 winner last year in Peru........2 for 2 at today's awfully well for his U S of A debut......Miller might have picked up a good one

Long-shot consideration:   6  Madiba   recent drills hint at a major wake-up today.......jock is riding the best he ever has in S Cal and he can get a nice ground saving mid pack position in a race that might collapse up front......dangerous price and for a top outfit


race 7    average clarity

2  Aiming Straight   on the improve with every start......fily has been good leaving the gate since th blinkers were added........should be on or close to the lead and do so saving ground.......5 1/2 furlongs should be a good fit

1  Ibelievewewillwin    seems quickest for at least for the 1st quarter-mile and speed and the wood were dynamite yesterday at the ever-changing Del Mar dirt track

6  Reckless Charm   solid improvement in 2nd lifetime start.......only mount of the day for picky Mike Smith sure suggest's another forward move is in the cards here

7  Obey   might be the speed of the speed and gets to break from the same 7 post that led to a wire win in her MSW debut


race 8    average clarity

4  Big Sugar Soda   just snatched up at the claiming box by Doug O'Neill and he wheels his new shooter back quick and for the same price.......all this fellow's 2015 efforts fit to some degree and his last was over the brand new dirt surface....seems tough if if he exited his last run (only 2 weeks ago) in good condition

3  My Slew   whole career fits here.....somewhat suspicious drop but he ran for today's 8K claiming price two back (and won easily) ........lost to a monster in his latest who came back to destroy his competiton in his next out

2  Maximinus   might be up for an improved effort as this Baltas four-year just worked a bullet 4F best of 37 over at far Baltas/Graham horse's have been "live".....Graham is a good rail rider and the rail was great yesterday

5  W. Giles   obviously a bad claim for 20K way back in Jan......owner (and or many of his friends) love to pour it on at the windows......might be a "gamble" in very meant and ready 1st back and in with the weight off in for 7K

8  Frensham   big move forward 1st time on the Del Mar new dirt surface.......not too hot at repeating back to back good efforts but lookout if he does

1  Preordained   best of what is left........doubt a winner especially with a cold rider up


Posted on July 31, 2015 at 10:47 am by richs · Permalink
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