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Del Mar for Friday 19 August 2016

OK card today. Incredible card tomorrow.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    above average clarity

6  Bollywood   very hidden effort in latest.......dueled in fast pace on a dull inside.....did well to only get beat by 10L in a very fast heat.....cold jock off and Raffy up.....strong morning work.......poised to graduate

1  Curlin Road   exits the same fast race as our top selection and beat him but he had a good trip benefiting from sitting towards the rear off of a brutal pace.......but that just might occur today if the 5 and the 6 knock heads early

2  Top Of the Game   late running CD invader likely will need a decent pace to aid his late run.......and he will need his effort two races back which fits fine


race 2    average clarity

7  Sizzlin Square   won his debut like a good thing......then dueled in one nasty quarter for a baby and rightfully tired against much tougher.......should be in the mix from the get go with the ever dangerous trio of Reddam/Gutierrez/O'Neill

3  Tchula Sunset   1st two lifetime races sure fit but his latest was dismal.........blinkers on today to shake things up......not sure who shows up today but if the good "Sunset" does......lookout

1  Ninety Nine Proof   maiden debut fits fine here and if this colt benefitted from the effort he might be rated too low

6  Dutt Bart


race 3    average clarity

2  So Good To Go   likes the distance and likes to run off of short rest which is the caes today.......seems highly likely to get a nice mid pack ground saving trip thru at least turn one......should be solid if that occurs

4  Molly's Honour   very impressive in latest dueling in a stout set of fractions and still managing to hold 2nd versus slightly tougher.......needs to avoid a suicidal duel with our 3rd selection one way or another

6  Swiss Skimmer   very consistent in her last 7 endeavors on the AW or the turf (7 4 3 0)........and likes today's turf distance (3 2 1 0).......needs to avoid a suicidal duel with our 3rd selection one way or guess is Raffy will attempt to take back some

9  General Ann

Long-shot consideration:    1  French Alps   quite a bit of speed in this affair might set things up for this Molly Pearson mid pack runner who can get a nice ground saving trip at least thru turn one........six year old mare is consistent and especially at today's distance with 3 wins in 4 starts


race 4    average clarity

7  Arewehavingfunyet   Baltas and company don't mess around when they place this filly in a claiming race (4 1 1 2).....and back to Bejarano who has been aboard this filly only once and it led to a 7 length win two races back

9  Vow Me Over   lone mount of the day for Stevens seems telltale considering he shows up to ride a conditioned claimer.....should be on or near the front in a race that should lead a reasonable set of fractions and maybe even a soft set of fractions.....very dangerous

8  Sharp Holiday   seems 7 furlongs appears it might hurt her chances but if I'm wrong about that she will fit fine

6  Sheswildnfree


race 5    average clarity

6  Aeon   very significant rider upgrade especially for a grass race and 1st time running as a gelding......should be able to sit in a nice stalk position for Prat who is terrific with young grass runners......and I sure like when Truman uses top jocks

9  Broken Up   difficult post but he was able to get over from the same post in his fact Baze could have won the 30 July version of this race if not for being blocked in the stretch

3  Nat's Nation    seems like a good spot for this MSW grad who broke her maiden down the hill......seems like the controlling speed in the note that she had to be scratched in the gate in early June as she acted up.....but Puype gives her plenty of time off to get her mind straight......I think

4  Woody's Folly


race 6    average clarity

2  Gemini Journey   work regiment for this 1ster timer is very strong considering the level of racing she debuts in........and........Machowsky is on fire and he and Pereira have won 3 of their last 6 as a combo.......easy to put on top

5  Broken Marriage   another trainer who has done little wrong all meet long in Koriner........debut for this baby was decent.....claimed and Koriner puts the blinkers on...... and a rider upgrade (Theriot sure has shocked me that at the moment he fits fine in S Cal)......should move forward and if she does she should be a major player

1  Furious Fire   tough trip in her debut or could have been right there at the wire.....solid 4F drill since......rider does well for the trainer who shows confidence in this filly stepping her up one MC level

8  Informant

Long-shot consideration:   7  Blazing Miss   yes a low % rider and yes a trainer in Knapp (who sure can be sneaky at times) that rarely has a 1st timer ready......but......take a look at the 1st work showing for this 1st timer......47:1 3rd best of 49....scenario is the barn saw they had a two year old that can run some and have backed off showing much more so as to go off a big price and/or not get claimed....we shall see


race 7    below average clarity

5  Frenzified   filly is screaming out for a marathon which was her "thing" in GB and gets it in her 3rd start in the good old U S of A.......and gets in as co low weight.....such a deal

4  Dressed To A T   very consistent on firm turf and just won at today's 11 furlongs 3 weeks ago carrying 125 lbs.....tougher here but carries 9 lbs less than she did in her winning effort and firm turf is 99.9% likely

3  Annulment   Victoria Oliver is almost always live when she ships into S Cal from the Midwest......11 furlongs appears to be a good fit

6  Fanticola


race 8    average clarity

4  Alltheleavesrbrown   reassuring decent 4F work since the Ian Kruljac claim which might be a good one........solid race at today's level for this gelding who had a very wide trip and maybe moved a bit prematurely......10 post that day.......4 post today.....same effort - better trip......and he is the one to beat

3  Thesheetsguy   claim back by Pederson.......last might have been a gimme to drop and go (no support at the windows whatsoever) ......if so he will be trouble

1  Allovertwistabout   trip from you know where in latest.......good time to drop and for a trainer who isn't afraid to......seems more than capable of getting a mile.......definitely dangerous

10  Valentine Boy

8  Tribal Again

7  Black Tie


Posted on August 19, 2016 at 9:58 am by richs · Permalink
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