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Del Mar for Wednesday 19 August 2015

So so card today. Rate it a 4 on the 1 to 10 scale.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

5  Warrensdollarsigns   strong wake up in last.......decent history running off of short rest which is the case today

7  Norastone   so so a.m. work prior to her last which was also so markedly better for today's endeavor ...........similar to how she trained prior to her 26 June race which she won by 5 1/2L

2  Smooth Talker   nice win in last fits......solid 5F work since hints she has held her form.......same rider / post / distance

3  Sallyana   like the cut back in distance and I like the fact the winner of her last race came back to win at $25K albeit in a grass race


race 2    average clarity

6  Cadet Roni   logical drop into mid priced maiden claiming following 5 attempts in the MSW ranks.....3 of 4 lifetime sprints fit well at today's easier level

8  Analysis Paralysis   away from the game since November but her work regiment hints she is ready and like our top pick runs in a mc for the 1st time

3  Seaward Cottage   decent works prior to debut but no action on the board........good works since.......hmmmmm....seems like a gimme - drop - and go go go

1  Bella Sierra   dangerous speed........rider upgrade......bit leery of the drop......might be hurting


race 3    average clarity

5  Follow Me Crev   last two efforts since Cerin claimed are strong ........very positive rider change especially for a turf race......should be a ton if he can get the 1 3/8ths marathon distance

6  Lime Rickey   wide trip in latest or wins the version of this race on 24 July.........can this 9 yr old hold form and beat our top choice who is 1/3rd his age......we shall see

4  Image of Joplin   controlling speed here will be very dangerous if he manages to move forward 2nd out following a layoff even with a struggling veteran rider in the saddle

2  Wicked Finance   deep closer isn't impossible if faster fractions develop than anticipated by yours truly


race 4    below average clarity

7  Prodigious    seems capable of rating and few are in this affair..........1 for 1 at the distance.........0 for 5 at other distances .......good rider/trainer combo

2  War Destiny   over the years in the midwest I have seen many a horse leg up running off of sloppy track efforts (similarly to turf)......and the works since his last (and the step up) hint that he has

3  Top Drawer   dangerous trainer 1st following a claim and he gets Bejarano to ride.......Palma is still looking for his 1st win at the meet and might get it here

6  Next Right   seems better with the blinkers they come for today.......might wake up


race 5    average clarity

3  Big Move   won her latest by 3 1/4 which is a significant margin in a SA hill grass races.....and previous race has turned out to be a very key race.....1st long but prepared nicely for it.....retains top gun Bejarano

6  Sidepocket Run   last 3 races are solid.....away since 23 May but sure seems ready off of a solid series of drills

9  Redo It   just keeps getting better.......and better..........and better..........and

1  Awesome Lookn   good breaker and a smooth runner.....good post and a rider who knows how to same ground......likely to get  a good trip


race 6    below average clarity

2  Sugar Buzz   Dollase is dangerous with maiden debut runners and especially so with maidens debuting in a maiden claimer.......very aggressive tightly spaced work series........seems ready to rock and roll

6  Frac Candy   drop doesn't bother me much with the nice purse money offered at Dmr and the fact that this colt only went for $25K at sale......mid pack runner should finish up well coming off a route grass rcae

1  Benesh   1st time running as a gelding and drops significantly.........might be now or never

5  Palamon   some hints in a.m. work that this Miyadi 1st timer is ready at 1st asking

Long-shot consideration:   3  Rocky Justice    cheap purchase is training rather well for his debut and might fit quite nicely at the bottom level for 2 yr old maidens at Dmr


race 7    average clarity

6  Distinctiv Passion  Bonde runner has brilliant earlier speed and should be tough to catch with only five furlongs of turf to last

1  Holy Lute   good history breaking from the 1 or 2 post (3 2 1 0)....ignore his latest also at 5F on the sod as there wasn't any room whatsoever for this fellow to get thru and catch those in front of him

2  Forest Chatter   will be motoring late as usual.......debatable if 5F is enough distance for him to get up in time......would be top pick if this turf sprint was 1/2 furlong (or more) longer

4  Inkling   outstanding trainer in Ward with turf sprinters.....away since 1 Nov but training as if he is ready for his U S of A debut


race 8    below average clarity

2  Ghost of Navigator   nothing special but faces a bad group and I think he can finish up with some run when many in this dismal field will be gasping for air and/or stopping because of soreness

6  Santiago's Home    1st at a route in 2nd lifetime start is much better than appears in print....caught a little wide dueling in a hot pace for the mdn20K level.....seems like the most likely to grab the front end....if so he might never look back

4  Pleasure Point   very strong route debut 3 back and the race is disguised by a brutal trip....last might have been a tune-up.....if so this three-year old has significant potential

5  Aaron Again   should sit close to the front.....needs more punch late especially at 1 1/16th......shot if he finds it

8  Wild   would likely need best ever.....decent rider/trainer combo

9  All Star Parade   best ever was lone route conventional dirt race......still needs somewhat more than that effort but maybe blinkers on will help provide it

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