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Del Mar for Thursday 21 July 2016

Card seems decent but 5 of the 8 races are for the females and that usually makes things a little less form-full. We shall see. 

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

4  Far Out Kailee   last fits but his best to date was at Dmr and at today's distance was with the blinkers off.......they are taken off today.......last win was last time up for a tag........and up for a tag today.......seems well meant today

3  Gunslinger   best dirt race to date was run turf to dirt.....that is the case today.......seems loose in this spot which would be nice but he is capable of running from off of the pace some if there ends up being a surprise leader

6  Sweet Shop   1st ever on the dirt which was run at Otp wasn't bad.......but.......he likely will need to build on the effort to take home the top prize this afternoon


race 2    average clarity

6  Pico Chick   solid race 2 back at SA at today's same level.......and 1 for 1 at Del Mar breaking her maiden by recent drill at Dmr......hmmmm.........seems poised for a big effort

1  Star of Munster   speed of the speed and sure does well when she manages to find the front end.....but......she will need to be pushed hard early from the one post.......right guy in Baze to get that accomplished

4  Gypsy's Rule   claimed by Art Sherman and he wisely retains Desormeaux.......last at SA is decent but appears that her favorite surface is the Del Mar......should move forward on it today

3  Where's the D


race 3    average clarity

7  Neveradoubt   nice layoff run and the connections wisely retains Pratt......1 for 1 at the distance......0 for 3 at other turf distances......1 1/8th is a plus for him and it won't be for many in the claiming affair

1  Tattenham   back on firm turf following a race that the turf was not firm (gd or yl) and a positive rider switch to the trainer's go to guy in Desormeaux......trainer is decent 2nd out following a claim which is the case here

3  Te Rapa   highly likely to get a ground saving up close position in what seemingly will be a semi-soft set of fractions.....if so his chances will be enhanced at getting the 9 furlongs which hasn't been a good distance for him in the past ( 1 for 9)

2  Mr. T Bird


race 4    below average clarity

2  Broken Marriage   1ster put in copious furlongs of a.m. work out-of-town and then worked decent 5F gate drill at Dmr especially considering this is a low-level two-year old maiden claimer.......trainer used to be very dangerous with these kind but it was quite a few years ago

8  Tammy's Window   ran a horrid race/figure considering she went off at 1 to 2 in her debut which was at MC75K.......that race though might fit OK here at the MC32k level

9  Kylie Informed   the "other" O'Neill runner as he also trains our 2nd choice......two year old filly 1st timer like our top selection has a prolonged work tab......should be fit and might surprise here

5  Furious Fire


race 5    average clarity

7  Shehastheritestuff   last is better than appears to some....sat close to a stout set of fractions and checked some on the 2nd turn.....should be able to clear many by the 1st turn.....nice preparatory a.m. work.....seems poised for her lifetime best

6  Californiasunshine   on the right end of the learning curve.....only grass race was a key race.......does lose Prat to our 4th pick but Mr Bejarano will do.....trainer is decent dirt to turf

5  X S Heat   bad trip in her MSW debut hides an OK effort especially considering the difficult proposition of handling a turf route in ones debut.....and she had no support at the windows hinting the effort was a tune-up.....not a tune-up today

3  Warm Endowment


race 6    average clarity

2  Plastered   Gary Stevens rode this filly in Ky at Kee and CD and he is up for 1st time with Baltas as the trainer this afternoon.....and Baltas/Stevens aren't exactly a team....... nice a.m. work in California ..........if ever there was a well intended "ship and win" type for the added money it is here

3  Trinitys Turn   one horse trainer in Ivory sure has done a nice job keeping his only runner on the track as this is her 9th start of 2016 and she is coming off two of her very best races......and the horse she beat to break her maiden just came back to win by 9L in stellar time as our top choice yesterday

4  Chalking It Up   three-year old filly won sprint to route two back.....protected in a route race in latest.....sprint today 2nd out following the Pender claim......hmmmm

7  Marell Street


race 7    average clarity

9  Queenofhercastle   monster rider upgrade today......2nd out after a layoff......might be up for her "A game" and lookout if she is as she is capable of popping a big number that would make her very tough here

6  Summer Lady   nice history running in turf routes on firm rated sod ( 3 1 2 0).......good turf rider and should by forwardly placed saving ground.....1st on the Del Mar turf is a ? mark

2  Lynne's Legacy   consistent sort for Cassidy and friends ran a close 3rd to two runners who won their next out in her lone grass race at Dmr.....dangerous three year old filly for sure

7  Mai Tai


race 8    average clarity

2  Magic Taste   last two sprints fit solidly and then some .......and ........the effort 2 back at today's 5 1/2 furlongs is well disguised.....trainer has awoken from the doldrums the last couple of months

6  Big Bad Jon   Bruce Headley knows how to get the job done with MC 1st timers and I'm about 80% certain he has this fellow all cranked up and ready to roll for his debut into the wonderful world of thoroughbred racing

5  Gambler's Wish   4 lousy lifetime good lifetime race.......away since Jan but working bullets as if he should be in a MSW race.........trainer has been in a prolonged multi-year slump so it is hard to count on his a.m. is stout for this lowly level

7  Five Star Jack

8  Batkid

1  Speedin With Eddie


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