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Del Mar for Thursday 13 August 2015

The grass Stakes races at Arlington on Saturday are loaded with talent with many overseas shippers. I believe because the B C Cup is at Keeneland and Lexington Ky is only 3 1/2 hours south of Arlington Hts., Illinois. 

Not an easy card to decipher but at least our top choice is the favorite in only one race and a 7-2 favorite at that.

Best of luck as always.


race 1    below average clarity

2  Altaira   trainer could use a winner and he drops when there is plenty of doubts in the minds of those interested in claiming....that being off of an extended layoff......debut fits well here.....hoping we get it today

3  Canadian Exchange   trainer is at his best turf to dirt and that is the case here......drop doesn't hurt any either

7  Twosome    decent works for this has tossed 2 winners from 2 starters......very live rider/trainer combo of late

5  She's Moja   also owns some decent a.m. work for a bottom level 2 yr old mc 1st timer........and mom has tossed 5 winners from 6 starters


race 2    below average clarity

2  China Love   tepid top choice seems likely to get a nice ground saving stalking trip and with the meetings top gun in the saddle

1  Atomicseventynine   big race/number the last time this filly ran off of a layoff which was 2 1/2 months........3 month layoff for today.... and ......a good work regiment.......seems ready

7  Luvuryan   hello Del Mar........big wake up 1st time on its surface in last.......steps up but with plenty of potential here

4  Twinkle Toes   likes ample time between starts and gets it.....5 for 5 on the board in 2015


race 3    below average clarity

5  Straight N Strong  solid MSW dirt sprint debut........good turf  trainer and rider........owns a pedigree that is aqueduct to handle the sod and the added distance

1  Sheeza Milky Way   useful debut and draws Gary Stevens who only has this mount for today......filly must be doing well

9  Imflatoutsweet   strong debut was a par like effort despite being beat by 8L........went off at 18 to 1 strongly hinting she wasn't all that wound up for a Hollendorfer two year old 1ster......and the drill since her debut sure says she is now.......owns an adequate pedigree to handle a route and the sod

2  Balboa Tradition    some signs she might be ready in her MSW debut



race 4    below average clarity

4  Love de Car   improved effort in his latest his 1st at Dmr......and his work since on the Dmr dirt suggests he is moving forward this afternoon.....believe this six-year-old really appreciates the new Dmr dirt track that was put down

2  No Ez Money   trainer is often at his most dangerous 2nd out after a layoff which is the case here......lead type only will need to shake off two or three other speed horse......solid shot to wire if he can

9  Shakahari   seems like an OK claim by Pender and the connections aren't messing around as they convince Bejarano and his agent to take to mount

7  Mighty Brown   last sure fits but the connections probably had the gelding very pointed for his "1st in" to take advantage of the ship and win extra cash.......if that is true he might fall off some today


race 5    average clarity

1  Agustina de Aragon   good trainer claims a consistent horse........that usually yields a high % chance that a strong effort is forthcoming.....good post and distance for this mare to deal with

5  Taylor Lane   all 5 firm turf mile efforts are decent.....par like run in latest and a major league rider upgrade for today......doubt 20 to 1 (morning line) but she should be double-digit odds

4  Fantastic Mizz   7lbs off for today........and sizzling works since her latest which was her 1st run after the Carlos Lopez claim.....might be rated too low

3  Intoxicating Move   deep closer has a very good turf route history when Nakatani is up......and he is back aboard today


race 6    average clarity

5  Gypsy's Rule   solid runaway debut win at 5F........filly sure seems well spotted here......I like that she can rate which will go a long way in her handling the 6F distance offered here

1  Sooner Time   another who handled her competition quite easily in her mc debut which was at was the lone win for Eurton so far at the jock remains up enhancing Eurton's chances of getting his second win at the meeting

6  Tumbleweedprincess   solid winning forward move in last and it was the 1st time with O'Neill as the trainer.....back in short rest and steps up.......might be feeling good

4  Heartbreak Honey   nice awakening in 2nd lifetime start......away two months but works as if she is returning ready.....not impossible with a small forward move


race 7    average clarity

6  Rainbow North   very strong wide trip layoff run in last......better trip and same energy 2 weeks later and the winners circle seems likely

2  Tiz Futurity   3 of his last 4 grass races fit and today when get a jockey upgrade......back in 2 weeks but ran well off of 3 weeks and 1 weeks rest in the recent past

1  Durango Flyer   10 post to 1 post and switches to a jock that has been riding great on the great carpet

8  Unusually Green   deep closer will likely be flying late once again as he did in his last two efforts


race 8    average clarity

9  Swiss Cheese   works since switching from GG to Dmr for this 1ster are markedly better.....very solid 6F work on 23 July which was a deep a.m. surface.....good rider/trainer team

3  Lucky Logan   woke up back on conventional dirt in since hint he is very likely to move forward......(30 1 0 1) rider up or would have been top pick

12  Brownhawk   new trainer's forte has been with 1st time starters (27%) and he is 1 for 1 with mc 1sters.....dangerous

8  Royal Gambler   very dangerous laid up maiden drop down is working like he is ready just as he was in his maiden debut last Dec.

1  Relative Time   sure is training as if the new Dmr surface will be to his liking.....and look who accepts the call for the 1st time

4  Casuality   working up to snuff.....might be dangerous in his maiden debut



Posted on August 13, 2015 at 10:57 am by richs · Permalink
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