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Del Mar for Sunday 28 August 2016

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Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

5  Mr. Cartagena   gelding was forced to alter his running style in last and ran a strong race from off the pace......he was able to get up for the win despite running very wide.......hopefully the connections learned something from the effort and will take back once again as I believe the pace will be a hot one

6  Jonny's Choice   turf to dirt and 2nd out after the Mullins claim........likely can sit in a nice stalk position behind our 4th selection.....a very dangerous proposition with Prat on his back

8  Roman Tizzy    claimed for 20K in his latest and drops to 12.5K.......trainer has won 2 of his last 4 drops after a claim......seems dangerous

3  Rough Passage


race 2    below average clarity

3  Lambo Luxx   last sure appeared to be a public work-out to tune-up and drop into easier today.......the switch to Prat hints today is a "go" as almost everything has been "live" when Carava puts up the jock

1  Two Six Wins   checked and fell back and still came back to nearly win the 16 July version of this race....really liked the way he finished......Stevens stays up which seems more significant than usual because this is a low level race...... and Gary is quite choosy these days and seldom rides in "cheap" races

2  Nueces   ship and win bonus money is at stake so you would think Hollendorfer will have his new shooter from the Midwest ready to roll

4  Louden's Gray


race 3    average clarity

3  Salsita   nicely improved mare 2nd out for Baltas ......and today she gets same post - same rider - same surface - and extra 1/16th to negotiate which sure appears to be a positive for 40K to nw alw is only a baby step tougher

5  Lunar Express   double barrel action from Baltas as he also conditions our top selection........Baze sure appears to have the front end here and I think the pace will be very reasonable.......very dangerous.....hard to split the top two

6  Holograeme   seems to be on a rebound sorts and that is a dangerous proposition when The D'A and Prat are at the helm

4  Frulian


race 4    below average clarity

1  Cairo Healer   speed and endurance put into this Baffert 1st timer who appears ready to roll at 1st asking......and speed wins the great majority of the 5 1/2 races at Del Mar

10  Rafter One   Pender 1st timer is working as if he has an abundance of speed for Stevens to work with which is a good thing with his far outside post......Pender has had a better Dmr meeting than his record indicates

6  T. Montana   one of only two mounts on the day for Espinoza who sure has been on live mounts the entire so drills for this Miller 1ster except for the 3 gate works which are nice.....hmmm

3  Hot Sean

Long-shot consideration:   2  Monster Man   Hansen isn't exactly a trainer of merit with 1sters but this colt is training too well to ignore....believe he is well meant and ready for his debut


race 5    average clarity

4  Princess Roi   showed good early speed in MSW debut and ran 2nd.....blinkers on and Prat sticks around for the red hot Richard Baltas.....move forward seems likely in lifetime start number two

7  R Sunday Surprise   nice forward move in 2nd lifetime start and the effort is hidden but a wide trip after a slightly slow start....and the a.m. work since is quite a bit better.....believe she moves forward again......O'Neill (who has been extremely over bet this meeting) could use a win and might get one here

9  Dreamy Gal   a lot like our 2nd choice as his effort is disguised by trip trouble......better journey and a move in the desired direction and she will be a major player today

Long-shot consideration:   5  Just Be Held   dull works but tightly spaced likely has wound this two year old filly up to some degree and in a way that goes unnoticed quite often....and her last work was only 4 days ago.....feeling good


race 6    below average clarity

1  All Call   bad trip 1st time competing in S Cal hides the effort.....claimed by Carava and he gets his go to guy and the highly sought after Prat to this fellows races at today's 9F....and he appears best on very firm turf the kind of firmness you see all summer long in S Cal

8  Freddies Dream   Freddies dream might be for races carded at 1 1/8th when the grass is firm which of course it will be this gelding is a perfect 3 for 3 on firm turf at 9 furlongs and 2 of those are on the new Dmr turf

7  Bird E House   woke up some in last and since then he put in his best looking work since May.....rebounding and I like the rider change

11 AE  Unusual Fleet

5  Infinite Magic


race 7    average clarity

4  Mo'Vette   on the improve with almost each work-out seemingly has the Baltas 1st timer ready to roll in his MSW debut

3  Jeweled   OK MSW debut but not to the ones that bet on her at odds on.....Baffert goes to Prat....definitely gets a another shot as well as she worked prior to her debut and as hard as she was supported at the windows in her debut

1  Spooky Woods   nice works at LA for this 1st timer and Hollendorfer has done fairly well training at LA and having success with his 1sters.....few people have

6  My Alchemist


race 8    above average clarity

1  Enola Gray   has won all three lifetime races and by an average of almost NINE lengths.....and incredibly hasn't missed a beat in the morning......that'll do

7  Bellamentry   owns plenty of ability but comes from the same barn as our top choice....both have speed but I doubt the D'A wants them to guess is this one will stalk as she has won from off of the pace

3  Kay Kay   should be closing the best she can late hoping for a few "off form" efforts from our top two choices

8  Belvoir Bay


race 9    below average clarity

5  Ultimate Luck  should get a nice stalk position in this the cut back in distance as this gelding tends to flatten some past on mile......trainer has done well with limited starts

1  Bow Howdy   dueled in brutal pace in last at 7F doing well to only to be beaten by 3 3/4 lengths at the wire....bullet sped drill since.....wire to wir is possible if he can shake free from our 4th pick and maybe the 8 horse

4  Tribal Tribute   very wide trip on the grass earning an effort better than par when adjusted for being so wide.....that was on the sod but he might be better on the dirt......might sit back some and fly late

3  Prime Issue


race 10    average clarity

3  Complimentary  exits a productive race with the winner coming back to win again and 2nd place finisher running another 2nd in a MSW the drop here sure seems meaningful as does the the switch to Prat who does ever so well with young turf runners

6  Tinderella   Mullins youngster has run par or better for a great portion of her career for today's lowest maiden level of her life since arriving in the good old U S of A....should be a major player

7  Sassy Ashley   drop into MC for the 1st time should obviously help  and you have a dangerous rider/trainer combo......but the distance might hurt as her staying power is not so hot at one mile little lone a mile and one sixteenth....we shall see

8  Latina Mo

9  Pyscho Sister

1  Holiday Movie

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