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Del Mar for Thursday 27 July 2017

Decent looking card this afternoon at Del Mar. Take note that Saturday and Sunday's publications will both be posted on Saturday morning and the comments shortened some on Sunday.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

2  Cupid's Beau   Rafael Becerra just needs to hold his new shooter's form intact to be a major factor in the outcome of this race......the 3 works since the claim hint that he will ......good to see apprentice rider Roman ride thru the claim

3  Zarqa Star   last win came turf to dirt off of 23 days rest......turf in last.....dirt today this time with 24 days rest......rider is still looking for his 1st win of 2017.......maybe start number 76 will be it

4  Seal Six   takes one large drop in class and why not as this six-year-old gelding has been away since 14 Oct 16 and prior to that he raced on 11 Oct 15.......trainer is having a good year so I'm leaning on this fellow being healthy enough to handle this 16K nw3 level


race 2    average clarity

2  Lea's Reward   mega trainer upgrade for this filly and the recent woks hint that Baltas will get the most out of this filly to date this afternoon.......seems likely to get a nice stalk position for her 1st ever at a route

6  Miss Trusty   drop sure makes sense for this for this Palma filly as the closest that she has been to the winner at the wire is 10 lengths.......recent works are night and day better.....rather sure she runs her lifetime best today 1st time at a route which she is well-bred to handle

9  Tenthousandreasons   Dollase has won his last 3 of 6 2nd out following a claim.....and thru the years he has been tough the 1st time he sends a given horse a route of ground which is the case here

8  Quiet No More


race 3    average clarity

1  Exclusively Ours   Florida invader has been away since October but winds up in the Miller barn after being in a 13% barn at that is one significant upgrade.....and does Miller have his new shooter wound up with very tightly spaced 6 day interval training dating back to 21 May.....very dangerous especially with Prat accepting the mount

6  Kenzou's Rhythm   D'Amato doesn't ride Gonzo too much but he wisely uses him on this three yr old as the rider has 3 wins and a 3rd in 4 mounts on him.......away 8 weeks but sports 6 works during that time period.....well spotted to succeed....hard not seeing this youngster being a major factor in the outcome of this 3 yr old $40K claimer

3  Oopper Wallah   might be a turf tightener but I don't think so........because.......even though the last two times he ran on the grass it didn't work out well the 1st time he did (Oct 2016) he ran (by my book) his strongest race of his career......and Gary very selective these days Stevens wants the mount

8  City Storm


race 4    average clarity

6  Make It a Triple   solid improvement for this gelding since the blinkers were added two races back......and I like the confidence that Machowski shows stepping his gelding up out of maiden claiming and putting him a MSW race......significant rider upgrade..... and..... the cut back in distance appears to be a plus......plenty to like here

4  Vegas Vic   solid MSW debut and yet the D'A sees fit to put the blinkers on his 2nd time starter.......trainer is very dangerous with equipment changes.......Roman will be out to impress as he doesn't get many mounts for D' far

10  Lucky With You   might be a good claim by O'Neill and friends as both lifetime endeavors fit well at today's level of racing......but on the other hand he has only worked his new member to his barn twice since the 10 June race that he took him in......tough call

1  Rule Number Eight


race 5    average clarity

6  Mac McLovin   poor trip in this two yr old runner's MSW debut hides an effort that fits well at today's lower level......low percentage trainer but catch this stat that overrides the 5 % win for in 4 wins in his last 6 (with one other in the money) MSW to maiden claiming.........hmmm

8  Oh Man   trainer popped with a $64 1st timer yesterday........decent effort for this colt in his 2nd lifetime start and 1st on conventional dirt......that race run at Otp seems like it would fit here if of course the baby can run as well on the Del Mar surface

1  Lucky Pegasus   3 of his 4 lifetime races look quite good versus today's foes.....but 5th race for this 2-year-old in 68 days.....that is pushing the envelope or would have been rated higher

4  Royal Titan


race 6    above average clarity

1  Golden Light   one for one on the Del Mar turf course (and it was run at today's 1 1/16th) and coming off of her best effort run on the SA grass to date.....and the effort is somewhat disguised by a wide trip.....good post and regular rider up and with options on this mare who can run on or off of the pace

5  Spin Me a Kiss   3 nice grass sprints to her credit over at SA down the hill.......1st time at a route and appears to be best early speed in the field.....that and she is conditioned by a trainer in D'Amato who is very dangerous 1st time at a turf route with a proven turf sprinter

3  Moonshine Annie   not too crazy about her latest turf effort but her maiden breaker two back was rather impressive....needs a rebound to that race and maybe a little more......nice to see Hall of Fame rider Gary Stevens stick around for a 3rd straight race

6  Hawk's Journey


race 7    average clarity

3  Plastered   very consistent sort and especially so at today's one mile distance where she owns 4 wins in 5 starts......greatly appreciates ample time between starts and gets it today....stepping up in class today but appears more than ready for the challenge

2  Avicii   another rather consistent sort and she sure has done little wrong on the Del Mar dirt (5 2 3 0).......she does have something to prove around two turns but the way in which she has been handling 7F the last 8 months hint that a trainer of Miller's caliber can get the added furlong and the two turns out of her......rider/trainer are 4 for their last 7

5  She's a Warrior   Eurton had a super opening week at Dmr and the filly he sends out here likes to run fresh which is the case today.....Stevens know her well as this is his 5th mount on her......filly seems highly likely to fire a good race

7  Mended


race 8    average clarity

3  Tweeting   6th different racetrack today in her 6th career don't see that too often.....1st different surface and that and the drop into claiming should be a very good thing as she is nicely bred to handle the grass......and her endurance is there as she is coming off of 3 straight route races.....and look who gets this Tom Proctor mount......Gary Stevens.....just like the good old days.....I hope

2  Oh Scatty Oh   back to Prat after he was absent for one race and Prat like he did in that race two back should work out a clean trip once again....and that my friends is have the battle in these maiden claiming turf races

7  Pantsonfire   was on the improve in each and every start in Ireland prior to shipping to the USA and landing in the Baltas barn for her 1st endeavor in the good old U S of A.....Baltas is a good grass trainer and will be interesting to see what he can do with a Ire invader......doubt this is a gimme as she would likely have been placed in a protected MSW race if it was

10  Tiz My Love

4  Flower Heart Deer

6  Gee Street


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