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Del Mar for Friday 21 August 2015

So so card this afternoon. 

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

7  Vronsky's Devka   improved in 2nd lifetime start and the solid effort is hidden in that she dueled on a dull rail.....3 reassuring decent looking works since......seems up for another good effort

9  Good Looking   solid improvement on the grass in a route in latest.......ran wide and still beat 4 of 6 foes.......seems solid here if she can run as well back on the dirt today

8  I'm a Drama Mama    big effort 2 back......broke slowly and ran wide in a fast heat.......not out of this by any means

5  Sharp Holiday   filly had trip trouble in MSW debut at Lrc and now drops into a maiden claimer......vastly improved work 6 days ago and it was at Dmr....trains like she has some early speed.....let's hope she shows it

 

race 2    below average clarity

8  Mistaken Identity   drops......rider upgrade.......but most importantly training on the Dmr surface like she will really wake up in a big way in her 1st race on its new surface

7  Basmati   little shot in last dueling on a slightly duel rail.......claimed by Miyadi and he takes the blinkers off.......and assuming this fellow worked with them off his 5F bullet work 10 days ago hints the equipment change has worked

9  Derringer   so so run in last........what we want is his effort two back where he impressively salvaged 3rd despite a wide trip up on a decent pace

1  Shame On Alex   in an every other pattern.......and today is the positive end of the pendulum

 

race 3    below average clarity

8  Trifecta   seems to fire in every start (since switching to route racing) no matter what the suface.....just claimed by D'Amato who is stout with horse's he claims for the turf

5  Lovenseek   proven on the grass.........lone win came the only time he was able to snatch the lead........blinkers back on today to help his chances of getting loose on the lead this afternoon

3  Rockin Robin   small drop in claiming......and switches to the meets leading rider.......not out of this by any means

1  Dynamite Ride   consistent sort likely will be competitive once again.......but........he needs to overcome a tendency to hang in the stretch

Long-shot consideration:  6  A Colt Following    1st of the grass with only a so so pedigree for it......but blinkers on and a powerful 5/8ths bullet drill on 15 August......dangerous if he takes to the green carpet

 

race 4    average clarity

(AE 12  Line of Doom   has a shot if draws into the field)

4  Kelly With a Twist    blinkers off in last didn't work out......back on today and his debut two back with them on fits here at this significantly lower level.......rider uprade

10  Nusret   drops......runs the 1st time as a gelding......gets a fast surface instead of a sloppy one......and Bejarano and his agent see fit to stick with two-year old......a superfecta of positives

9  True Ranger   gimme/go at Mth (mc40K down to mc 30K) moved him forward.......same situation today at Dmr.......Hendricks has done well with maiden claimers at Dmr over the years

6  Dixie Writer   bet to favorite in both lifetime races.......poor debut but solid 2nd lifetime race......blinkers on for today to help focus

 

race 5    average clarity

7  Chief of Staff   strong race in last both in pace and final time......and the a.m. work since hints he exited the race in good shape and likely is up to another impressive effort

3  King Budrick   won his last two dirt efforts (12 July 15 & 20 Sept 14) and seems likely to get a nice ground saving mid pack position with a lively pace up front

5  Nina's Dragon   keeps stepping up and succeeding to the tune of 7 wins and 2 2nd's in his last 9 races.....trainer has won with 2 of last 4 shippers

4  Preacher Roe   improved nicely since Kitchingman claimed.......and.......he will need to get even more out of his gelding this afternoon.......lookout if he does

 

race 6    average clarity

3  Dido   big turf marathon 2nd place finish at Belmont and basically the same level as this race.....1st and 3rd won their next out.......works at Fai strongly suggest this invader has remained very sharp

7  Circling   1 1/4 to 1 3/8th on the grass seems like a good fit......impressive 7F turf work with the dogs up.....Smith sticks with the filly for the 4th straight race

5  Star Act   good win in latest his 1st in a marthon.....retains Stevens.....not out of this by any means

2  Aguafria   tends to hang these days.......needs to get over it if she ever wants to visit the winners circle again

 

race 7    average clarity

9  Olympic Lady   on the improve with every start in 2015 and that is somewhat hidden.......drops to the lowest level of her career....1st at a route but Victor Garcia has popped with 7 of his last 18 "1st at a route"

7  Katsfashion   1st at a route in last wasn't bad.....but Mathis is very strong statically 2nd time at a route...... so....... more might be in the cards for today

6  Not Tonight   has some shot to grab the lead......and the lead in one mile dirt races at Del Mar has been a great place to be

4  Sailor's Cry   blinkers off for today and training better......wake up time?

10  Unstoppablepassion   lookout if last was a gimme to drop and go this afternoon

5  Warren's Honey Bee   best of the rest

Posted on August 21, 2015 at 10:39 am by richs · Permalink
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