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Del Mar for Saturday 27 August 2016


race 1    average clarity

8  Fans On the Run   trainer is still looking for his 1st win at the meeting and might get it here as the works since his claim from Bill Spawr are quite a bit improved.....that and the fact that his new shooter has had a race over the Dmr surface.....which  has been a very good thing for most of this meeting

2  Etailer   might prefer Dmr and that might be the reason (impetus) O'Neill (sure could use a few wins) is willing to drop and risk losing this 3-year-old as this is likely his last shot to run on its surface for a couple of months

6  Exemplar   might be best on the Dmr surface and that is somewhat that he is placed for the lowest tag he has run at off of the layoff it hints he is ready fresh as opposed to being placed higher at a claim protected level

5  Tomasino


race 2    average clarity

9  Jimmy the Juice   sure showed he can handle the Del Mar surface with a wide trip 4th in a fast heat (for the given level) at five furlongs it's back in a route which he can handle.... and.... many in here might not handle

1  Above Board   suspicious drop but on the other hand he shows solid works since his vastly improved last.....and Prat wants the mount.....rate it 60/40 he is in good enough condition to fire another strong race

6  Latest Craze   another O'Neill drop (2nd choice race 1 is the other) .......2 of 4 lifetime dirt routes fit fine in this spot

7  He's a Knockout


race 3    above average clarity

5  Masochistic   has to slip off of form not to dominate this race from start to finish.....2 for 2 at 7F is reassuring as is his stellar a.m. prowess

3  Vyjack   interesting shake-up for this once very promising trainer in D'Amato and he sees fit to sprint this six-year-old who has been are eye-popping strong......2 for 3 at 7 furlongs in races run a long time ago........should be motoring late


race 4    below average clarity

1  Dream It Do It   consistent but nothing special......but this is a dismal field where consistency makes it a no brainer for me to put this Miller runner on top

3  Thunder Basin   decent shot to put in a strong stretch run as there seems to be plenty of weak speed in this affair.....that is if Mulhall has this gelding fit enough off of the layoff

9  Dynamic Scoring   race two back fits quite well and this Kruljac three-year old is in an every other pattern.....nice recent reassuring work at LA.......dangerous and at a price

8  Redneck Crazy

Long-shot consideration:   2  Runassaurus Rex   away since May of 2015 but fired fresh decently in 2014 and 2015.....and man does this spot seem like a good place for a new face in the crowd


race 5    average clarity

8  Leveler   nearly won a fast heat at one mile on the dirt in her 1st ever at a route......and she was given a wide jock today and a new in turf.......pedigree suggests she should make the transition especially as good as the D'A does on the turf

4  Anythingcanhappen   copious furlongs of work (with an impressive one mile drill to boot)  and outstanding grass breeding scream ready for this R Mandella 1st timer.....and my favorite jock with young developing grass horses in Pratt gets the call

6  C. C. Zipp   rider has been horrendous on the grass (winless on the sod - OK still on the dirt) at the meeting but he almost brought this one home wire to wire in her 1st ever on the lawn....and the cut back in distance for today appears to be a plus

3  Lauren's Export


race 6    above average clarity

8  Skye Diamonds   away since early April but proven "fresh"......has never seen the Del Mar dirt but I sure like 6 rather decent works over it's many early in the meeting with just a couple of works needed a race even when the works were solid.......different story here with 6 works.....Machowsky is white-hot and appears to have made another sharp move here.....rider/trainer are 4 for their last 6

9  Passionate Emotion   claimed by Glatt 6 weeks ago and he must like what he sees to step up his three-year old multiple levels......filly sure likes Dmr with two wins and a 2nd in three starts on its new dirt surface.....another hot rider/trainer combo....3 for their last 6

10  Paschalitsa   turf route to dirt 6 1/2 furlong sprint maneuver here.......and the improvement in the works since her 1st grass sure appear to have muscled her win and 2 2nd's running 6 1/2F or further

3  Kristie's Heart


race 7    average clarity  

3 Nodiac   last 4 races were in Stakes races and all of them fit in this easier level and a couple of them are disguised by bad trips........D'Amato and company are likely looking for a confidence builder

2  Patriot Diamond   seems to like one mile on the grass......3 races run at one mile on the sod - a 2nd and a 3rd in 2 Stakes races and a bad trip decent adjusted for trouble fig in another which was her latest race......good post and seems likely to get a nice ground saving stalk position at least thru turn 1

6  Sutton's Smile   seems best with a target to run at and I believe that will be the strategy today......should be able is sit in a nice mid pack position

10  How Unusual


race 8    average clarity

3  Miss Sunset   impressive MSW debut especially visually.........strong couple of drills last time she should be a factor from the opening bell

2  You're Late   double barrel action for Bonde as he also trains our top selection......smooth looking runner might get a nice stalking trip like she did in winning her latest in style

1  Dixie Chick Rocks   overcame trouble and gamely came from mid pack to graduate in her latest.......might get the pace she needs up front today to be a major factor late when push comes to shove


race 9    average clarity

2  Life's Blessings   hard not to be impressed by this 1st timers last two drills which by my thinking supersedes the gap of 18, 12 and 11 days prior to the last couple of strong works.......we shall see

3  Soul Singer   good a.m. work for this Miller 1st time starter and I like that Espinoza is up as most everything he has been up on this meeting has been has tossed 5 winners from 5 starters including a Stakes winner

6  Americana   very aggressive work regiment for this Hollendorfer 1st time starter hitting the track every 6 days since July 15.....and just like our top two selections she sure appears meant and ready for her MSW debut

8  Hansen Tale Blues


race 10    below average clarity

7  American Aristocrat   can be tough in this spot if he duplicates his effort put forth in his latest and gets a better trip......Lindsay has struggled on the grass as so many bug boys do so I like the switch to Perez........and (5 3 1 0) at the distance seems significant

1  Temple Keys   shorter quicker works of late hint they want this deep closer to not be so far back early as he sure looked more formidable in his last sitting mid pack in instead of in the rear.....sure seems like a smart move by Baltas who is making all the right moves lately

11 AE  Lindante   very bad trip in last......toss it out.........solid race two back and he produced the effort (that fits here) even though he appeared to be rather washy.....very dangerous if Garcia can manage a good trip from his outside post

10  Sir Cal....

8  Matriculate

5  Antolian Heat

4  Glory Bound

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