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Del Mar for Saturday 8 August 2015

Average looking card for today. Be back with you for Sunday.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

4  Navy Hymn   both lifetime races fit well here and why not drop a notch to $62.5K as he went for sale for $67K in May.....trainer has been doing awfully well with his youngsters

3  Gone With It   solid series of drills for this 1st timer with hints of some early gas in those works.........just bought in April so the connections likely had a good look at what they were getting

1  Proud Zoning   beaten by our top choice in his maiden debut but not by with that that a race under his belt he might be tough and turn the tables

6  Purrin' Proud    trainer has had success with his babies to start his career as a trainer.......danger city


race 2    average clarity

4  Warren's Dixi Bell   both lifetime races at 6 or 5 1/2 furlongs run on fast tracks fit solidly......and Bejarano sticks around........trainer sure is due to wake up

6  Mudge   popped her lifetime best in latest and if she repeats the run she should be a major player..... and....... if she moves forward she is likely the one to overcome

5  I'll Tell You What   she sure has been vastly better when she gets to run a 5 1/2F.........5 1/2 furlongs here

2  Warrensdollarsigns   1st drill on the new Dmr surface is a good one........not much speed in this race but she has some........speed jock up albeit a cold one


race 3    average clarity

7  Archaeo   like that the barn waited to start this two-year old colt in a longer sprint distance.......good drills and draws a Hall of Fame rider......seems all set for MSW debut

1  Young Brian   good work regiment for this D'Amato 1ster and the successful new trainer wins more than his fair share with 1st time starters in MSW races

3  Toews On Ice   caught an off track in his MSW debut and still got pounded to an odds on favorite......ran so so.....was it the off track or his ability.......we shall see today in all likelihood

4  Kelly With a Twist   MSW debut was better than appears in print as he ran wide on a slightly rail biased track......better trip and a forward move and then.......maybe


race 4    average clarity

4  Sayitright Kat   MSW debut run way back in September sure fits here at today's lower maiden trainer - rider - blinkers on 10 months later......Baltas - Graham have been live in all 5 starts so far as a team

3  Rockin Rhythm   good debut.....Eurton has been kind of cold but can jump-start things here if this filly gets a good trip or moves forward in lifetime start number two

2  Catalina Bonita   very strong race in the slop in last and it was hidden by a bad trip.........was it the off track or a true move forward.....should answer some ?'s today

6  Classy Chick   trainer is very dangerous sprint-route-sprint (29% last 51) and he switches to his go to guy of late in Nakatani


race 5    below average clarity

4  Swipe   on the improve with every start........stout brother team and Kent Desormeaux put on quite the display Friday winning 3 with some pretty rides

6  Annie's Candy   last was OK fig wise but he sure finished up rather easily........his effort two back is very strong........might be up for it today coming off a what seems like a stress free win

5  Nyquist  strong winning MSW debut fits solidly here if he can repeat it 9 weeks hot rider/trainer team to accomplish the task


race 6    below average clarity

4  Forest Blue   seems like a good spot for speed and Espinoza knows this gelding well having been aboard for 3 of his 4 lifetime starts.....should be tough here from the very start

8  Chiropractor   Proctor seems to have snapped out of a slump with his S Cal stock.......solid stretch run and win at Del in last once he got out a box on the 2nd turn.......and 2nd place in his race came back to win

9  The Gomper   believe Bejarano will hustle early as to not let the speed get away by a margin that will be too much to overcome......if he manages that and can get no wider than 2 wide on the 1st turn..... lookout

5  Seve's Road   should come flying late if there is more ES than anticipated by yours truly.....won't be the 1st time


race 7    average clarity

4  Ultimate Holiday   not too much in last but she ran a very strong race two back in a race loaded with talent.......was beaten by 7L but still broke the 122 flat heck of a time for a filly nw which she runs in today

1  French Press   1st time out with D'Amato as the trainer and a vastly improved work tab.... and is at Dmr........big MSW debut run 3 races back at CD.........believe she is up for similar today......draws the attention of Bejarano and his agent

9  Black Betsy   tossed a shoe in her MSW debut at the start and still won........ran too wide and drifted out in 2nd start.......did well to only lose by 9L in a very talented field......lookout if things go well today

7  Discatsonthesquare   (4 2 1 1) sprinting on the dirt in 2015......Gryder has been up for all those races......might have rated higher if I wasn't leery about her ability to run as well at 6 1/2F


race 8    average clarity

3  Fanticola    4th straight race where she appears to be the controlling speed......and this time she appearsto be very much the lone speed....and she is a rate-able sort......jock knows her well as he has been aboard for most of her career

4  Stormy Lucy   solid grass runner needed a it.....and responded with an effort that says she is back.......also......back to Bejarano today who has a good history riding her in the past

8  Elektrum   very strong grass races for Sadler since arriving in the U S of A.....filly has not been receiving the best of trips.......3rd new rider on her to get the task accomplished

9  Blingismything   has tactical speed and T C Baze best use it here......might find herself stalking the leader......lookout if she does


race 9   average clarity

7  Nextdorneighbor   a win machine.....Miller must have been doing cartwheels when he found out that nobody claimed this guy

5  Saint Prado   3 for 4 in sprints on the conventional dirt with his only loss (his last) versus much better than these

9  Expo And Fig   not eligible to be claimed....... just the kind you would try to get ready fresh off of the bench.....two for two on conventional dirt with the fronts on winning by 6L & 7L

6  Sacred Ovation   bled badly when last seen in March....returns with a strong work series......speed horse is feeling good again......dangerous


race 10    average clarity

2  Barbs Angel   last 4 races all fit.....nobody in this field is anywhere close to saying that.....drop seems logical......seems like a ton here if she has held form

1  Crystal Harbor   good history for Kruljac sprint-route-sprint.......and I like her chances to appreciate 7F coming off a decent two turn race (building up her endurance)

12  Chicago Angel    seems better around two turns......nowhere in two races at 7F.....still those route numbers fit........something has to give back at 7F today

5  Lady Juliet   2 of 3 lifetime races fit OK here....trouble if returns ready off of the long layoff

9  Unwarranted   1st timer might be ready......tough to tell but a dangerous N Cal trainer

7  Miss Green Pond   some ability in last two races shown.....needs about 3l better and then not impossible.......might like 7F


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