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Del Mar for Sunday 4 September 2016

Always a touch sad when the end to the summer meeting at Del Mar is near. Be back with you for closing day on Monday.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

9  Laura's Babydoll    wide trip up near the pace somewhat hides a better than appears 6 beaten lengths 2nd in her debut.......went off at 15 to 1 hinting that she might not have been full cranked up.....and her works since are good......forward move seems likely

3  Lucky Dolly   small circuit Stakes race is difficult to judge how it fits here but this filly ran 106 flat at Arp in her debut and I don't see too many in here who would have if they were in the race......dangerous Molly Pearson 2-year-old

7  Spring Heat   double barrel action from the Yakteen barn as he also trains our top selection.......filly was not too much in her 1st two races but today there is a telltale rider upgrade to Prat..... and ......she is in for $40K with 4 lbs off....seems ready for a jump forward

4  Miss Bula Bula


race 2    average clarity

3  Reflected Star   last two grass races were much better than appear in print......tough trips and in solid heats time wise......extra 1/16th for today appears to be a trainer and hot rider......jock has a better post to break from

8  Zinvor   last three races fit......seems likely to get a nice stalk position saving ground at least thru the 1st turn......and that is at least 1/2 the battle

4  Newsman  Euro invader seemingly fits here if he is ready in his 1st endeavor in the good old U S of A.......and the fact that Prat lands on here hints that he is

5  Zip the Monkey


race 3    below average clarity

3  Eddie's First   Miller is quite dangerous with laid up horses that he is willing to move by my book as it is never easy to pull the trigger at the claiming box with a such a horse

2  Malibu Mogul   double barrel action from Mr. Miller.......and as mentioned above Miller is quite dangerous with laid up horses that he is willing to move by my book as it is never easy to pull the trigger at the claiming box with a such a horse

4  Too Fast to Pass   not my favorite trainer dropping right after a claim but lately Sadler has been breaking the mold.....and this runner has had a decent series of four drills since the claim.....nothing usually stays the same.......or does it?

7  Blue Anchor


race 4    average clarity

9  La Galy   exits a very strong MC 40K key race with a solid 3 beaten length 4th where she could have fought for the win with a better trip......3 reassuring works since and drops a notch......should be tough if she holds form

4  Sid the Squid   debut sprint was good and then her 2nd start at a route was not......back to a sprint and drops a MC level........retains Desormeaux for a 3rd straight race......should be a major player

7  Time for Ebby   showed improvement in 2nd lifetime start and now switches jocks to Perez who has teamed up with Sherlock for a decent rate of success the last couple of months......rate it about 60/40 she moves forward again which she likely needs to do

3  Sweetwater Gal


race 5    bellow average clarity

1  Stand by for News   1st time Bejarano.......entered for $14K to get the 2 lbs off ........very consistent from start to finish.....cut back of 1/2 furlong appears to be a plus.......hard not to see as a major player

8  Mint Julep Taffy   wide trip in a fast heat at a higher level hides this filly somewhat.....drops and dumps Lezcano who didn't get much out of this girl but yet rode 4 straight races on her.....come on Iggy

9  Holidayincambodia   blocked about 4 lengths on the turn or might have won at this level in her latest.....trainer has had a dull meeting but might double his win total here

5  Faith Pacer


race 6    above average clarity

6  Sobradora Inc.   5 for 5 lifetime all on the grass.......would have won her USA debut but 3 or 4 lengths instead of 1/2 length if she wasn't blocked on the turn......extra 1/16th for today is a plus......nice addition to S Cal turf colony and I believe she will reinforce that today

1  Gloryzapper   filly has done little wrong on the main track in 6 lifetime starts.........should be loose and dangerous if she takes to her 1st ever on the sod......pedigree sure is decent for it

2  Nancy From Nairobi   consistent sort is relatively fresh and I sure like the way she is training on the turf at Dmr....acts like she is sitting on a big race this afternoon

3  Elektrum


race 7    below average clarity

1  Roosevelt   never easy for a two-year old 1st timer breaking from the 1 post at 6 1/2 furlongs but this Baffert MSW debut runner  is training so well to still have a shot at overcoming the post

3  Big Hit   very expensive for a son of Super Saver so he must have really been impressive looking at sale......ends up in the more than capable D'Amato barn and is working as if he might be "meant" in his MSW debut

8  Gormley   things haven't exactly flourished for John Shirreffs (one of my favorite trainers) since the Zenyatta days but he does show some signs of awakening......and his 1st timer might be ready to roll in his debut off of some decent a.m. work

11  Bobby G


race 8    average clarity

2  Blackjackcat    2 for 2 lifetime on the sod and in his latest he was quite impressive......likely only needs one or two more lengths of improvement to be tough here......Mike (I could use a win) Smith wisely sticks around to find out

4  Moonlight Drive   very consistent colt should get a nice mid pack trip breaking from a good post with Bejarano aboard.....solid a.m. work.......king of the dirt Baffert doesn't get many Graded turf wins but might here

8  Monster Bea   solid job of training since he picked up this improving three-year old gelding out of Ky.......and I sure like when a smart jock like Gary Stevens knows a given runner well and that is the case here having been up for his last 4 races

12  Lucky Bryan

Long-shot consideration:   9  Dressed in Hermes   has plenty of ability just needs the "trip" to show it.......trouble in last (what's new) was subtle......that........should help the odds get to double digits


race 9    average clarity

7  Papa Papa Papa   two hard races in a row often makes me leery of a 3rd but the way in which the Glatt barn is going I am not as concerned as usual would be....last two are better than par for today's level

6  Schillairess   2 for 2 on the dirt and 0 for 3 on the more turf likely.....back to the dirt.......seems tough here with one caveat....might be a need to lead type and might be pressed by our top pick and one or two others in here

2  Blameitonthelaw    lifetime best was his MSW debut and it was at Del Mar and at today's 5 1/2 one would surmise that Sadler would try to have him ready fresh off the bench once again

1  Ten Blessings


race 10    above average clarity

2  The Spiral Jetter   only grass race was against better running a 2 beaten lengths 4th and not with the best of trips.......blinkers are coming off for today.......and assuming that this filly just worked her best of 89 5F bullet with them off she seems very sharp and ready for her very best......1st time Bejarano to boot

4  Cordiality   4 wins and a 2nd since the blinkers were put on......4 of those races were on conventional dirt and one of them on the synthetic.......1st on the sod but owns a good pedigree for the turf and most that handle the GG AW and have some turf blood run well on the grass .....and retains Prat

5 Algorhythmic   works since her somewhat disappointing last are improved......that and the cut back in distance suggest she will be a major player in this field

8  Warm Endowment

11  Almost Reality

6  X S Heat

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