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Del Mar for Monday 7 September 2015

Be back with you in a few weeks with my batteries recharged!

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

6  Statesman   very strong works for someone like Sise who doesn't often push his stock too hard in the mornings........Bejarano and his agent want the has tossed 4 winners from 5 starters three of which were Stakes winners

7  Marvelous Max   Ellis is low % with 1st timers but the last 5 of 6 drills for this 1ster are gate drills.....unusual for Ellis which tells me this one is meant and ready

8  Waymond Boyd   moved forward in 2nd lifetime start.....bullet drill since.....seems likely to move forward once again for Baffert and company

5  Action Hero   away since May but shows a good prolonged work series and blinkers on for the 1st time......believe returns as an improved runner


race 2    average clarity

3  Boompa   great time to drop into a cond. claimer off of a well hidden heat and at a higher level - and wide on a somewhat rail biased day......should fit here well

7  Fancy Shoes   believe just tried the turf before putting up for a tag.....ran lousy on the sod......up for a tag back on the dirt today

8  Diva Down   very consistent hard trying sort.......needed his last off the layoff.....might be a good claim and a good spot for Carava and company

9  Ink Well   strong GG work prior to nice win 2 back........bullet GG work for today's race......and the red-hot Gutierrez up


race 3    average clarity

5  Sleepwalker   trains like he has plenty of talent and so far has only preformed so so......believe he doesn't like dirt in his face.......1st time on turf today and a maybe signficant rider choice as Gutierrez lands here instead of 6 horse

4  One of the Greats   good grass pedigree and dangerous work tab.....Miller wins his fair share with MSW 1st timers

9  Golden Atlantic   finished off his work regiment for his MSW with a bang........quite dangerous despite Glatt's 0 for his last 19 with debuting turf 1st timers

2  Zendal   should appreciate 5F.....will he appreciate his 1st ever on the sod.....we shall see

Long-shot consideration:   7  Tirpitz   chased a suicidal pace in a turf route in last and rightfully tired......positive jock switch especially for a turf race....dangerous speed and likely at a price


race 4    average clarity

2  Cherubim   1st time gelding today and a recent vastly improved sizzling 5/8ths bullet just one week ago......rather talented horse to geld so the barn means business.......both races at 6F since D'Amato took over fit.....and he might fire his best ever today

12  Big Macher   best credentials in the race and training as if ready fresh......would have been top pick if he hadn't drawn the tough outer-most 10 post

3  Athens   on the right end of the learning curve and just popped what arguably is his best lifetime 5/8ths drill......not impossible

9  Look Twice   won debut way back in June breaking 109 as if ready fresh once again.......Gaines and company must think he is quite talented passing on a nw alw race to face significantly stronger here


race 5    average clarity

2  King of Jazz   lead type only might have more staying power than usual as he comes off of a marathon turf race and cuts back 3 furlongs to a one mile turf affair

3  Small Town Cop   on the improve since switching to the turf.........last grass race fits......good history running off of short rest........only 18 days since his last

9  Follow Me Crev   last was too far for him......good race two back running way too wide and still finished well for a closing 2nd.....kind of hidden and seemingly fits

6  Nahem   claim back by the red-hot Hollendorfer for a 2nd time.......that's good enough for yours truly


race 6    average clarity

9  C. C. Zip   powerful MSW (1st ever on a fast track) 2nd start..........dueled in stout set of fractions and still only won.........doubt needs a move forward to take this race just a repeat performance of her last

3  Escapee   dueled in a suicidal pace with our top pick in her debut......blinkers off for start number two.......believe Baffert wants to slow her down some in the early stages.....dangerous if the equipment works

5  Seaside Glory   exits a fast heat where getting beat by 5L was still a good effort........jock up and Hollendorfer........might be rated too low

6  Part Of The Charm   rider & trainer teamed up to win with a 1st timer yesterday and this expensive filly is working every bit as well and maybe better


race 7    below average clarity

3  Sassy Ashley   love the back to back 6F bullet works to finish her a.m. preparation for this Baltas 1ster who is bred well to handle a one mile grass race.......and Bejarano and his agent see fit to take the mount

1  Eileen's Girl   like the works and the pedigree for this Eurton 1st timer.......low % trainer with 1st time starters but Eurton horses have been live when Gutierrez is up

10  Award It   solid work regiment for this R Mandella 1st timer that says ready......tough outer-10 post or would have rated higher

9 Red Stitch and AE 11 Keira    tie for 4th choice.....either have a shot at the winners circle


race 8    above average clarity

5  Nyquist   both lifetime efforts peg this colt as the one to overcome.......won last at 6 1/2 going away at the wire so you would think the 7 furlongs will be a good fit and it might not be for many in here

7  Blameitonthelaw   good MSW debut crushing his competition in fast time for the given day.....and four reassuring drills since.....feeling good......seems likely to show even more today

8  Rockin Bayou   ran a very strong debut albeit in the slop overcoming a nasty trip......3 wide on a very good rail day and up on the pace.......lookout if he is as good or better on the dirt as he was on the slop

1  Nightly News   still a maiden but the cut back to 7F from 8F should serve him well endurance wise when push comes to shove in the late stages........... especially as the low weight in the field


race 9    below average clarity

1  Gomo   handled the grass well two races back to graduate by 5L......then quite impressive.........ran 2nd in Grade 2 sprint on the dirt......good post and rider.......should be a major player unless he picks today to go off form

4  Optimism  beat the boys in Ireland at today's distance and it was only 10 weeks ago......likely has stayed in form since.....gets Smith for his U S of A debut......dangerous

3  Jakaby Jade   also beat the boys in this case in GB and only 7 weeks ago........nice turf work at Del Mar.......seems ready to go for O'Neill and company

5  One Last Shot   solid MSW dirt turf a try.....1st on the grass is not one of Baffert's strong stats to say the least but I do like his pedigree for the green carpet


race 10    average clarity

10  Unforgettable   leaped forward (losing by only a nose) in a big way 1st time out with Baltas as the trainer.......that race was a nw2 alw race.....this is a nw alw race.......enough said

7  Moyo Honey   disliked the sod in last.....race 2 back sprinting on the dirt fits and is about 4 or 5 lengths better than appears on paper

1  Glory   better sprinter.....gets back to one today........capable of rating and that seems wise here in a race that could have a blistering pace up front

6  Sensitively   very talented but......lead type only so far........and the front end might be suicide here....1st attempt to take back?.......or full steam ahead?

11  Black Betsy   has significant early speed and now adds blinkers.....two bullet works in a row......behaved in her winning debut.....did not in next two starts.....big potential with 1st time blinkers

9  Discatsonthesquare   rated in last......not out of this if that is the tactic today

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