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Del Mar for Thursday 28 July 2016

Tough day yesterday. Looking to rebound this afternoon.

Best of luck always!


race 1    average clarity

3  Midnight Edition   big move forward to break his maiden last summer in his 2nd lifetime start.....with that in mind his layoff last sure hints at being a gimme in a protected race to drop and be at full throttle this afternoon in lifetime start no. 4

1  Curly Road   decent rider/trainer combo......his 1st of two races at Del Mar which was in 2015 is strong and disguised by the fact he dueled on a very dull rail and rightfully tired in an extended sprint race of 7F......moved forward 2nd out after the layoff in last.....fits very well if he moves forward again today

6  Dramatic Angel   on the improved with each and every race.......looks well prepared for his 4 lifetime endeavor and gets 7 lbs. off with the new to the scene apprentice up......and the bug boy is a respectable 15% win

4  Prohibition Repeal


race 2    below average clarity

1  Revenue Virginius   good history with Prat in the saddle......and the 1st time up for a claiming tag since O'Neill claimed for $7K less.......that tells me he will be ready for a top effort as they might lose her but will end up adding to what already is a nice profit with her

5  Wedding Blush   impossible trip in last with only 5F to work with......caught wide up on a solid pace.......earned a solid adjusted Santucci jock today and that jock 1s Mr Bejarano

4  Matter of Luck   1 for 2 at Del Mar.....trainer scored with a 12 to 1 shot yesterday.......drops into claiming following two protected races elsewhere.......look-out if this speed filly was pointed for today all along


race 3    above average clarity

4  Contemplate   solid turf sprinter has been away since September but returns as a first time gelding......and his a.m. prowess suggests he is ready fresh

5  Midnight Rambler   4 lifetime races: broke well in two of them (both on the GG AW) and ran 1st by 5 in one of them and 2nd by 3/4's in the other......broke bad in the other two which were on the grass and did well to get a 4th and a those two grass races  he had bad breaking posts......the outer-most and the inner most......middle of the pack post today.....hmmm

6  Brandothebartender   won her MSW debut which was down the SA hill turf course.......and her recent bullet 5F bullet drill at SA says she's ready fresh once again

2  Senator Bob


race 4    average clarity

2  Bollywood   $700K purchase was a total bust in 3 races in 2014/15......but in his 1st race in 2016 he showed promise and the strong effort is disguised by a wide trip.....was caught 3 wide up on a fast pace in a 7F affair at SA......nice work series since finishing off with a near bullet drill at Dmr.........and the connections didn't spend all the money to have a good sprinter.......only needs to handle one more furlong and sure is bred to do just that

3  Accelerate   set a solid pace at 7F and it took its toll late.....did fairly well to hold on for 3rd........1st at a route and bred decently for one.........likely loose on the lead with our top selection stalking

7  Magical Mystery   double barrel action from Baffert as he also trains our top selection......1st time gelding and a rider upgrade......needs a rebound to his effort 2 back and has the potential to produce one

5  Picture Tube


race 5   above average clarity

1  Mitzi Winks   basically has been a "one and done type" you know that O'Neill realizes this and will have her very ready and pointed for this race as it might be many months before she races again

6  Optimism And Hope   layoff last appears to be the gimme to put some doubt into the minds of the claiming crowd and go go go today 1st time up for a tag........and she gets the best grass rider on her back since arriving in the good old U S of A

9  Ok Doll   ran well to win in her 1st ever on the grass in last which was on on June 10th.......away since because of the shut down of grass racing at Santa Anita to work on the new grass course.....that "forced" layoff gives this filly plenty of time to recover......2 fo 2 with today's rider Bejarano up.......0 for 5 with other riders

8  Tinderette

Long-shot consideration:   2  My Foolish Heart   made a significant forward move in 2nd lifetime start at Haw in Chi-town.....very solid time in the slop at a route.......if that race was a gimme lookout in his 2nd out after a layoff today ........bred well for the grass and I when a given horse with a good grass pedigree runs well on an off track at Haw they usually take to the turf.......trainer/rider scored with a horse over 50 to 1 as a combo in 2015 at Del Mar


race 6    average clarity

4  Royal Flush Babe   so so mdn 75K debut....but Prat stays aboard and Ellis drops his 2nd starter to the bottom as in the mdn20K level......solid work at Del Mar suggests the surface change might be a plus for her

3  Tribal Cache   solid forward move hidden by a bad trip ( broke two slow and ran wide on the turn) in 2nd lifetime start and 1st on the Del Mar circuit.......lookout if Kayla Stra gets things right this time around

7  Dixie Dame   definitely a hanger but she might get the lead in this spot........ and if she does and doesn't see anything in front of her or to the side....... she might wire

9  Sundar Creek


race 7    average clarity

7  Dressed to a T   does well with ample time between starts and gets it win and one 2nd in 2 lifetime starts on the grass at Dmr.........and both her pedigree and her running lines strongly suggest the marathon distance of 11 furlongs will be to her liking

5  Holograeme   runs like the true definition of a plotter so the 11 furlongs of turf might end up being right up her alley.......and the trainer and rider sure know how to get it a done with a grass horse

3  So Good to Go   3 for 3 in her last 3 grass races run at 1 1/16th or 1 1/8th......and she just won at 1 1/8th with a wide maybe that bodes well for her chances of handling a marathon affair

4  Lily Kai


race 8    average clarity

8  Malibu Dude   Puype is very dangerous with laid up runners who drop into maiden claiming for the 1st time......that is the case here and the work done in the morning say that this returnee is all set to rock and roll and hopefully graduate

2  River Hoss   at his best when racing at 5 1/2 or 6 furlongs (3 0 2 0 1) the switch in riders for this Sherlock runner as Perez/Sherlock are 5 for their last 12 as a combo

7  Johann's Command   significant rider upgrade to the red hot Desormeaux.......trainer has done fairly well with limited starters in 2016

10  Princely Warrior

1  Red Wine and Dine

6  Sir Matador



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