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Del Mar for Friday 14 August 2015

Decent card today which is nice following yesterday's oh so tough card to decipher.

Word of warning for this weekend:  I have electrical problems and have an electrician coming today. If I get shut down for an extended period of time the comments might be very abbreviated for Saturday and Sunday. Thanks for your understanding if that happens.

Best of luck as always!


race 1   above average clarity

4  Doyouknowsomething   not the best of positions in his (sprint) last........4 wide and up on the pace......solid race to only lose by 3L......back to a route.....route race 3 back would do the trick

2  Pefilio   Bejarano should get a nice ground saving stalk positon......that should enhance his  chances of taking down this race

1  Omduman   already has shown significant speed......blinkers go on today.........should open up lead and if the new equipment helps......... he might............ go..................all.................the.....................way


race 2    average clarity

6  Hot Lightning   very consistent sort especially on conventional dirt (9 2 3 4).....last run 4 weeks ago at today's distance and level fits.......two reassuring works since......should get your money's worth here

5  Far Out Kaliee   big wake up win 1st time on the Dmr surface.........very reassuring 4F drill since.....last is a fit.......a move forward would help

2  Brimstoned   inside route speed at one mile on the dirt is a dangerous commodity at Dmr and this filly has it

1  Derby Glass   mid pack runner needs a little more "punch" rider and top trainer at the helm to get that accomplished


race 3    average clarity

6  Spirit Of Xian   has been running well versus better........likes the lead and should get the lead and with a decent front end turf rider in Talamo.....R Mandella has had a good go of it so far at the Dmr meeting

4  Curlin's Fox   trainer has been cold but she appears to have a good handle on this filly as she just got her to work a blistering 59:3 breezing (2/89).......and Mike Smith knows her well having been up for every start of her career

5  Singing Kitty   good grass runner gets ignored at the windows and Matt Chew is good off of layoffs.....not out of this


race 4    average clarity

4  Bussjaeger   trainer and rider more than doubled their win totals this week and might add to that here with this 1st timer working as if he is ready to roll at 1st asking

1  Cee The Preacher  SCRATCHED OUT     y

9  Scatastic   1st time running as a gelding and his 3 lifetime races aren't bad......danger city

2  Carlos Dangerous    Bonde isn't afraid to lose a horse and is win-less so the step up out of claiming into MSW seems significant.....should be in the hunt from the get go


race 5   average clarity

5  Lily Kai   SCRATCHED OUT    

10  Ticaboo   rider has to go early to clear and get over......good gate rider in Pedroza to get that done

1  Warren's Purrfect   off pace runner was boxed up on the turn and the stretch giving her little chance.....might have some horse left for today.......improved recent decent drill hints she is doing the best she has been in some time

11  Moonie   1st on the grass but owns a good pedigree for it.......tough post but Gutierrez sure has learned to ride the grass well


race 6    average clarity

8  Bandido Too   trainer/rider are 4 for their last 6 over the last two months as a team.........consistent three year old should appreciate the cut back of one furlong

3  Where Y'at Joe Joe   ship and win and get some extra cash........ hints Desormeaux will have this colt ready to bring his "A game".....and his A game in cajun country seems solid here

5  Pat the Bear  drop to win or drop so he gets claimed......leaning on he drops to win mostly because of the rider switch to Espinoza who has gotten the most out of this Miller runner

4  Bluegrass Sight   step up hints he might be feeling good.......race 2 back at SA is a fit

Long-shot consideration:   7  One More Roll   SCRATCHED OUT    


race 7    average clarity

1  Wanstead Gardens   the further the better for this Neil French grass horse and today he gets to run the furthest of his life.......and I like that Stevens stays with mount for a 4th straight time

7  King of Jazz   only one other speed type in here (our 3rd pick) and he is taking the blinkers off for today suggesting the barn wants him to take back.......if so this fellow is loose and dangerous

2  Street Maven   seems likely to sit behind our 2nd pick or mid pack and be a factor by turn two or the stretch......switch to Bejarano who won on this gelding the last time he rode her which was 10 races ago

6  Texas Ryno   consistently puts in a late run.......blinkers on to get her to sit closer........1st in a marathon but bred just fine to handle one


race 8    above average clarity

3  Southern Lady   didn't like turf in last.....lost rider in previous race........the 4 races prior to that are all strong for today's lower level......Desormeaux bros mean bizz with this three-year old shipping in from Evd

10  Giant Warrior   broke slow and ran a little wide in MSW debut last December....that effort fits for today's lower level....and he returns as a 1st time gelding and with the blinkers taken strongly suggest he is meant and ready

8  I'm Zonin   race two back jock today in Nakatani who has been Kruljac's go to guy of late....and it is the only mount of the day for the veteran rider....not out of this by any means

4  Papa's Playboy  improving sort needs the trend to continue or our 1st three picks seem a little too tough for him

11 I'll Play My Hand   ship and win for the extra cash and a good barn.......dangerous

5  Broken Up   enough a.m. work to be ready in his maiden debut......but seemingly a solid group to break into


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