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Del Mar for Wednesday 26 August 2015

Two weeks to go for the summer Del Mar meeting and then a break for a little R & R

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

3  Dad's Princess    drop out of MSW racing makes sense as this is her 12th lifetime start....nice move forward in last 1st time with blinkers and the effort is disguised by a rough trip.....1st time blinkers turf and her race two back without them on the sod is better than par for today's lower level

7  Ya Ya Girl   owns some tactical speed and there are plenty of slow horses inside of has a good shot at getting over and save ground on turn one.......should be a major factor if that indeed occurs

2  Carnival Lights    improved since blinkers were put on........should be motoring late especially if there is more "pace" than I anticipate

Long-shot consideration:   5  Everdeen   34 to 1 in MSW debut hints at a gimme to drop and go back in short rest......bred OK for both the grass and the speed works since his debut hint he will show some speed today


race 2   average clarity

4  Bully Pulpit   all three lifetime races fit and the 3 drills since his latest look awfully good for a Miyadi runner the trainer doesn't push to hard in the a.m.

5  Family Code   decent pace and final time in maiden breaking win in 2nd lifetime start and 1st at Dmr.......should be in the mix from the get go once again......might be the one to beat if he moves forward

3  Panther Creek   woke up and won in 2nd lifetime start and 1st time running with blinkers.....and he did at at today's distance of 6F when our top two choices graduated at 5 1/2F and have never run past 5 1/2F so far


race 3    below average clarity

3  Bistraya   SCRATCHED

2  Gavin Streetsense   decent MSW debut in a 5F sprint........needs to handle 8F in this his 2nd lifetime start........but bred to handle the added distance...... and.......1st time long for a R.Baltas trainee is a dangerous proposition

1  Afleet Domination   useful MSW debut and it was at today's one mile distance albeit on the sod........and his trainer is much better with 2nd time starters than 1st time his pedigree for the dirt better than the turf

5  Coach Q    expensive purchase might be ready to roll at 1st asking for Baffert........and besides Coach Q is my favorite Chicago coach of any sport in my lifetime


race 4    average clarity

2  Los Bambinos   awfully good at the 25 to 30K level on the sod and seems at his best at today's turf distance of one mile.....last is a total toss out as he was too wide and up on the pace

8  Persuasive Paul    somewhat of a suspicious drop to lowest level in a long time but the purse money is sweet at Dmr.....rate it 60/40 this fellow is still physically OK.....and if he is he will be a handful for his competition

5  Empty Headed   seven-year old has some strong back numbers and might be up for one of them today with the switch to Mike Smith is a perfect 3 for 3 over the last couple of months riding for Jeff Mullins

9  Hobbits Hero   another Mullins runner with a shot at the circle of joy.....Baze has won his last 4 of 6 mounts on this four-year old including his last


race 5   average clarity

8  Kiss At Midnight   very consistent to date never missing the board in 7 lifetime starts.........last two races are both strong and her latest is somewhat hidden by a wide trip up near the front.......should be in the hunt from the get go

9  Rockin Dorita   big wake up in 2nd lifetime endeavor and 1st time running at Dmr........retains Nakatani who once again should range up from the outside and be close to the pace.....thus dangerous

3  Sadie Clare    bad starts (5 slow & 4 slow out of the metal monster) in both lifetime starts but still came away with a 4th and a win......will need to break better today versus tougher......very dangerous if she does

5  Q Viva   consistent grass horse but she has that hang in the stretch bugaboo


race 6   below average clarity

7  Worldwide   nice forward move in 2nd lifetime (and 1st at Dmr) start and a good-looking set of 3 drills since......stout trainer at the helm.......believe best ever is in the cards for today

11  The Custodian   very strong key race two back route turf to 7F dirt mile grass race in last - 6 1/2F dirt sprint today.....should fire another big effort

3  Real Big Deal    1st time running as a gelding and the recent drills at LA hint the minor surgery has helped......seems likely to show good endurnce today cutting back from a route grass race to 6 1/2F on the dirt

5  Diablo Caballero   consistent sort on any surface or distance.....not out of this by any means


race 7    above average clarity

7  Motown Men   3 for 3 at one mile since Ted West claimed.......and a very reassuring near bullet 6F work put in just 6 days ago......believe he has held his sharp form

6  Smooth Roller   done little wrong in two lifetime starts.......Baze takes our top choice but with Baze getting off look who jumps on.......Mike ageless Smith

2  Big Cazanoza   inside speed in one mile races (when the rail is OK) at Del Mar is so very tough to catch.....and that is what we have here with this Miller runner

1  Safety Belt   factor if he is ready off of the long layoff as his last two one mile dirt races (one in 2014 & one in 2013) are impressive


race 8    average clarity

6  Where's Bubba   good-looking work series for this Spawr 1st timer.......and Spawr is a better than average with maiden claiming 1st timers........2 wins and 2 others in the money in 4 starts for Baze/Spawr combo over the last 2 months

1  Papa Frank   moved forward in 2nd lifetime start.......cut back of 1/2 furlong should be a plus........should be in the race for the opening bell on or close to the lead

10  Next Book   whole career on the dirt fits here......would have rated higher if had drawn a better post as he has run wide in his last 4 races

3  Mister Exchange   works seem good enough to be possibly ready in his mc debut for Sadler and company

12  Player's Charm   consistent and seems ready fresh.....but tends to hang and has a tough post.....or.....would have rated higher

8  True Deja Vu   drops and blinkers on.......somewhat dangerous 2nd time starter

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