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Del Mar for Wednesday 31 August 2016

So so race card for today. I do like the Friday card quite a bit. Remember that there is not a publication available for Thursday.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

3  Californiasummer   filly earned an adjusted for trip fig on the grass in her latest that is better than par for today's lower now she just needs to reproduce it on the dirt......and she seems better bred for dirt than the turf

1  Pattin for a Dance   woke up in her 3rd lifetime start running well from far back following a poor start........trainer is stout at getting a youngster to go a route of ground for the 1st time in their career.........dangerous two year old filly from the Desormeaux barn

5  Feel Freely   pedigree to handle a route is questionable but her trainer can do no wrong these days and she seems to have the early lead in this affair thus enhancing her chances

6  It's Not So Easy


race 2    average clarity

6  Justonemorething   trainer has done decently with limited starters and this four year old sure closed well in his last from the rear of the field despite a lackluster pace up front......extra 1/2 furlong for today sure appears to be a plus

2  Airfoil   SCRATCHED OUT 

1  Basmati   not crazy about another drop for this gelding especially coming off of a win...... but...... he does like the Dmr dirt so maybe Diodoro is willing to risk him to get another win before he has to change racing venues

3  Madelyn's Wild Max


race 3    average clarity

2  Stylistic   turf to dirt maneuver (route to sprint too) 2nd out after the Hartman claim should have this speed type primed for her best back at a level and distance she can handle.......recent solid 4F work supports this.....should be in the mix from the get go

10  Dixie Dame   likes to cash it in 6F decent and recent drill put into this filly appears to by a smart move by the D'A.....rather sure this filly well battle much better today in the late stretch when push comes to shove

7  Peppermint Kitty   Miller is decent with MC 1sters and teams up with Desormeaux for many successes.....and mom has tossed one winner from one starter.....dangerous first time starter

5  Pragmaical


race 4    above average clarity

7  Queenofhercastle   giant effort the last time this filly raced turf to dirt as she won by 11 lengths.....Stevens was up for the 1st time in her latest which was on the sod......and he stays up today.......barn has snapped out of the doldrums of late.......big race seems to be in the cards for this filly today

8  Heat Me   claimed by Glatt in her last and the relatively hot trainer might have the trump card for this filly as her a.m. work since the claim looks awfully good.....and her last race isn't too shabby

1  Plane Lucky   last might do the trick but what we want is her effort two back......might be placed too low as 3rd selection if we get it

5  Chao Chom


race 5    average clarity

3  King Abner   solid works for a Keith Desormeaux first time starter is not the norm so that tells me he might break the mold today and have this Cal-bred ready to roll for his debut.......I especially like his last drill just 4 days ago out of the gate in a snappy 47:1 .....also like the fact that his works early on were extremely tightly spaced

9  California Clone   nice MSW debut for this two year old both in final time and how close he sat to a solid pace and was still able to hold together for 2nd with a gap 4L to 3rd.....Baze seemingly elected to ride our 3rd choice.....but such a deal as Bejarano takes over

5  Closing Time   trainer is awakening so tells me that this gelding is moving forward in his 2nd lifetime endeavor..... as does the fact he went off at 19 to 1 odds in his debut which hints he likely was not all that cranked up yet he still managed a good MSW debut

1  We Go Now


race 6    average clarity

6  Calculator   SCRATCHED OUT

1  Holy Lute   no support at the windows in his layoff run hints the race was a tune-up and today he will be fit and ready......and get this - his best race of his life?  one post at Del Mar in a 5F grass race with the rail at 24 feet......all of that is the same today

3  Cape Wolf   Prat seems to get the most out of this D'Amato runner who gets back to sprint racing today which is something he seems better suited for.......likely will save ground sitting mid pack and put in a nice stretch run hoping to get up in time

5  No Silent


race 7    above average clarity

3  Val Dori   nice near win in her 1st in the USA for Baffert and friends 1st time on Lasix......just needs similar today (and she is a very consistent sort) and their new shooter should be very tough in this spot

6  Makena   another consistent individual who is a perfect 2 for 2 at one mile on the dirt.....she runs fine fresh and her work regiment strongly suggests that won't change this afternoon

1  Jolene   mare has run well for her connections everywhere but on the Santa Anita dirt.....her a.m. work is very solid and hints she will take to the Dmr surface just as she handled multiple surfaces out East....should be closing late

5  Moyo Honey


race 8    below average clarity

11  Q' Viva    SCRATCHED OUT

10  Tooluckysupermoon   seemingly over his noggin in latest and 7F is a bit further then she can handle......needs a rebound to her effort two back.....not sure if we will get it but sure fits if we do

2  Papaslilprincess   hard trying sort almost every outing and she appear best suited to today's 6F distance......low percentage rider but he knows (and has done a decent job with) this mare well having been up for her last 4 races

4  Senza Fina

8  Mudge

9  Frandontjudge



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