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Del Mar for Wednesday 20 July 2016

OK card this afternoon. Let's call it a 6 on the 1 to 10 scale of things. 

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

5  Zealous Tale   bet to favorite in debut but a bad trip by Talamo cost him the win.....broke 4 slow and ran wide......very deserving of step up of a notch.......rider is 0 for his last 7 for his father-in-law Ron Ellis.....ah.......the pressure

7  Agronomy   improved since the blinkers were taken off..........should be able to sit on or near the lead in what likely shapes up as a reasonably paced affair

4  Dreamy Martini   good race down the hill......but not much routing on the sod......and 5F on the grass seems to be too short of a distance for him.....what's left? logically drops for his 1st ever on "fast" rated dirt

6  Marvelous Man


race 2    below average clarity

6  Smooth Talker   vastly improved works since Pender claimed 3 June.....believe he has discovered the trump card for this mare.....that and the fact she appreciates the Dmr dirt make her top choice

7  Senza Fina   diminishing 5-year-old mare did move forward in last 2nd out after a layoff ....and now drosp multiple claiming levels where his latest run sure fits.......the last couple of years Glatt has been very dangerous when he makes such a radical move.....25% win over his last two dozen

8  Papaslilprincess   too flat late in her last two races both at 7 furlongs.....cut back of one furlong today should give her a fighting chance when push comes to shove late.....and there are some signs she prefers the Dmr dirt over the SA dirt 

1  Sweet Profit


race 3    above average clarity

7  Marriedtoaminister   on the improve and her latest is very strong running wide on both turns of a one mile affair at SA and doing so battling for the lead......that race sure appears strong here and the cut back to 7F appears to be a plus

6  Stylistic   drops multiple maiden claiming levels and appears to have enough early speed to sit on or near the lead in a race that is likely to yield a reasonable set of fractions

9  Journeytothestars    takes a logical drop (of multiple MC levels to the bottom MC level) as she only went for chump change at sale......nice improved recent 5F work......seemingly fits vs. these

5  Tanager 


race 4    below average clarity

2  Spicy Blonde   must be give away day for Glatt and company as this is his 2nd multi claiming level drop down of the day.....this last out winner is the more suspicious of the two but Glatt has won 2 of his last 4 dropping off a win

6  Dancing Sunset    seems best competing outside of SA including Del Mar where she fired one of her best ever efforts in her lone race on the Dmr dirt.......and the cut back in distance for today should be a plus

8  Golden Bayers   moved forward in her 2nd out following a layoff and if she is up for another move in the desired direction she should fit here.......1 for 1 at Dmr and changes riders (and definitely a rider upgrade) to the jock who was aboard on that day at Del Mar

9  Sham Holiday

Long-shot consideration:   1  Seaside Fantasy   both lifetime races at 5 1/2F fit well and one of them is disguised by a wide trip......away since 8 Jan but has been working as if she is returning fully ready......low % trainer but he has won 2 of last 10 off of extended layoffs for a positive (solid) return


race 5    average clarity

6  Chips All In   seven-year old is not what he once was but close when he competes in these abbreviated turf sprint races (5 3 1 1).....and he seems likely to get avery nice stalking trip

2  Fueled By Bourbon   not crazy about the dirt but just ran his top lifetime dirt race on 22 April......back to his favorite surface and as a 1st time gelding with a series of drills that say, "operation successful"

5  Kentuckian   showing signs that this race might be a public workout as he has only 3 works showing in preparation for his return to the races following a year layoff.....but.....if this is not a gimme he might crush his foes if he takes to the grass on his 1st ever on it....bred fine for it

3  Act


race 6    average clarity

7  Christy Jackson   both lower level lifetime races fit with a better trip than he received in both of them........and today we get a monumental rider upgrade from a struggling apprentice to K many lengths is that worth?

6  Chao Chom   solid MSW debut run in latest and the a.m. work since suggest even more will occur this afternoon.......and trainer Gary Stute has gotten his act together of late following a couple of lackluster years

8  Princess Tiznow   Puype 1st time starter has hit the track very 6 or 7 days going way back to April and with very few dull works showing......seems wound up like a top and ready to unwind

2  Tinian


race 7    average clarity

6  Shh She's Ours   speed of the speed here just beat one of tough lady in her latest and it was no fluke as she ran 107:3 at SA......I doubt Cassidy would bring her back in short race if she came out of the race anything other then in good shape.....1st on the Dmr surface is a ? mark

5  Lucky Folie   2 for 2 on the Del Mar dirt and Richard Mandella goes to one of his go to riders in Prat......away for 2 months but sure appears to be fit off of some solid a.m. work

2  Pretty N Cool   solid Baffert three-year old filly appears ready fresh off of the bench and she has won from the stalk position........that position might be wise in this spot as fast and as sharp as our top selection appears to be


race 8    average clarity

5  Buymeabond   solid efforts on the Dmr sod........handles today's 9F distance.......nice a.m. work at GG......trainer Wong is very dangerous 2nd out after layoffs......not a big fan of the rider with one exception......turf routes

2  Terrys Tom Cat   drops significantly.......handles the Del Mar grass......and I like the switch to Gutierrez who has done well on this gelding in the past.......and......recent works at GG seem vastly improved

3  Trifecta   quite consistent since the blinkers were added but he sure shows signs that he has forgotten what winning is all about....hasn't put his nose in front at any call in over a would be a good time to change his bad habit

6  Horizontalyspeakin

9  Infinite Magic

7  Madikwe


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