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Del Mar for Thursday 27 August 2015

Hot too crazy about today's race card. I would be delighted if things turn out well today. On a bright note Friday's late card looks good.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

3  Doyouknowsomething   claimed from a 4% trainer to a 17% trainer.....and last 4 races fit well........draws the meets leading jock.......a trifecta of reasons to back this colt

2  Ike Walker   repeat of last would definitely make him the one to beat......but.....he suspiciously dropped multiple levels in his last......likely had his physical problems yet fired......can he do it again as a declining horse.......we shall see

6  Win Quietly   invader's whole career has been in routes..........three year old has fired at 3 different tracks so that enhances his chances of handling the Dmr surface......not impossible with his best

 

race 2   average clarity

3  Treasuring   solid sprint MSW debut and I doubt he was fully cranked to go off at 14 to 1.......checked early and still salvaged 3rd in a fast heat........route today for this Baffert runner.....and like most of Baffert's young stock he is very well-bred to handle a route of ground

6  Shakti   bet to favorite in his MSW debut but had a bad trip and it was in a fast heat......did OK to only get beat by 11L.......trains as if he has some early speed.......might go after the front end with a cleaner start........a surprise to many but not yours truly

4  Tanager   useful route turf debut......might have an endurance advantage for today coming off of the effort.....and I like his pedigree for the dirt more than the turf

2  Albeit   sprint - sprint - route scenario here and with a vastly improved 4F near bullet (2/93) drill since his last.....danger city and at a price

 

race 3    average clarity

3  City State   trainer has won 3 of his last 6 dropping off of a claim which is the case here........speed horse seemingly only has one foe to put away early in  our 4th pick

2  Okaad   trainer is stout drooping multiple levels..........8 for his last 21..........that hints his layoff last was nothing but a tune-up and the real running starts today

1  Sinfully   big efforts turf to dirt albeit sloppy dirt........turf to fast dirt today........good enough

6  Antinanco   top choice is dropping so if he has slipped this fellow might get what he wants......that being the controlling speed in the race

 

race 4    average clarity

1  Not too Shiny   last sure seems like a gimme as this mare has moved forward in all three lifetime efforts running 2nd out following a fresh run.....fits quite well if she repeats the pattern this afternoon for a 4th straight time

6  Pearl de Vere   solid sprint grass race 2 back (and a somewhat hidden run) for Eurton and company.......the race run off of 4 weeks rest.......so back in 3 weeks off of what appears to be a tune-up sets her up for a strong run here

7  Sweet Profit   solid 22 to 1 5F turf sprint in last......might find the winners circle today with a move forward or a very good trip

8  Silver Mojave  has impressively fired in every lifetime grass race which were all sprints....3 2nd's and 1 3rd.......needs to find a way to not hang and win

 

race 5   below average clarity

7  Hank the Tank   very aggressive work series and finish up his maiden debut preparation with a very strong 5F gate work at Slr........went for $77K at sale in April so debuting for $80K don't bother me in the least

2  Jimmy the Juice   impressive looking works for this Tim Yakteen 1ster......and mom has tossed 3 winners from 3 starters and they all were able to win at two

1  Big Finish   owns some good early speed but could use a little endurance........has been somewhat unlucky not to get totally loose with the early speed that he posses......might be today

5  Autumn Blitz   solid efforts in both lifetime starts at smaller venues.......deservedly gives the big circuit a try.....trainer could use a visit to the winners circle

 

race 6   below average clarity

2  Kyankes   consistent sort seems likely to get a nice grounding saving trip stalking the lead and with Bejarano aboard .....and the meets runaway leader in wins knows this filly well

1  Scuti de Patuti   last was a little too tough.....but maybe more importantly she just worked an improved 4F drill hinting she is very sharp right now

6  Traiteuse   invader is well placed to win to take advantage of the extra cash........only turf race is better than appears in print and it was her maiden debut.....trainer has had a stout Dmr meeting

9  Housemaker    filly sure fits but has a nasty post......but James Graham is better than most finding the wood from difficult posts

 

race 7    average clarity

8  All Run   seems to have legged up nicely off of a route grass race where he showed much better early foot........big bullet dirt work at Dmr since.........like the switch to Guttierrez who sure is riding great at the meeting.....maybe as good as anyone at the meeting including top gun Bejarano

4  Swiss Cheese   seems like a good claim as this gelding won at 1st asking despite a semi-tough trip.........trainer is good 1st off the claim so a repeat or better effort seems likely for today back in short rest

6  Zackos My Man   failed to fire in his latest which was off a layoff......runs off of a layoff again today but this time sure looks fit and ready to roll....fits if he is

3  Overcome   away since early March but works hint he might be ready......and if he is he has solid early speed and might really open up a lead with fresh legs.....dangerous

 

race 8    below average clarity

10  Tribal Zen   Wa bred tossed a clunker in his MSW debut at Otp.......but returns off of two months rest with an improved work series....especailly like the last 6F work at Dmr.....the work was faster than most of these have run in a race

5  Rickles   last is decent and he  finished up late as if the additional 1/2 furlong for today is a plus

4  Sammy Wonder Stone   trainer has been ready with both starters he has sent out at Dmr so far (2 1 0 1).....and this fellow is working well enough to be dangerous in his debut

8  Midnight Edition   went off at 2 to 1 and showed little in debut.....but a sharp bullet speed drill hints Baffert wants and maybe thinks he needs the front to perform at his best

3  Dinner At Trani's   poor start in debut last and then showed some life....bettter start and a small logical forward move and he should be a player here in his 2nd lifetime start

6  Calvert Street   1ster had so so drills until his very last.....might be coming round when it counts the most

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