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Del Mar for Friday 4 August 2017

Seems like a better than average card handicapping wise. Let's call it a 7 on the 1 to 10 scale of things.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

3  Nothins Free   eventful MSW debut in that this 2 yr old filly dueled in solid pace on a dull inside at Lrc in early since that race suggest she exited the race in good shape......good shot to dominate from the get go.......Austin Solis best take advantage of this mount as his opportunities with fellow apprentice Roman (who likely choose the 4 horse over this guy) doing so well are diminishing

7  Streetwithnoname   nice spin around the track in his MSW debut which sure appeared to be a gimme.....returns with 1st time Lasix and he is showing some stout a.m. work since his debut......we see what he is made of today

2  Pasadena Princess  SCRATCHED OUT OR THE RACE  works aren't flashy but numerous for this Baltas 1st timer.....but what really catches me eye is the prowess of the broodmare with 9 wins from 9 starters and that includes 3 Stakes winners......very impressive

4  Cute Knows Cute    NOTE:  splitting the order of these 4 selections by hairs


race 2    average clarity

2  Supreme Venture   sure appears to be a good claim by Miller as he gets to face easier and yet is protected first out following the claim.....such a deal that you don't get too often in the claiming game

4  Sir Ransom   seems best on the dirt in 6F races like today.....and might be very muscled up coming off of two consecutive grass races......back to Theriot who got plenty out of this gelding the last time he rode 6 races back

7  Street Vision   sharp move be Glatt to race this fellow for a 40K tag off of some dismal efforts to get him eligible for today's starter condition.....and the race (where he ran 2nd) has turned out to be a productive one

1  Fly to Mars


race 3    average clarity

6  Desert Steel  SCRATCHED OUT OR THE RACE very well proven racing at 5F at Del Mar......Prat and his agent know that thus land here......hard not seeing him perk up back at a surface and a distance he appreciates

2  Long Hot Summer   useful return to the race wars in his latest and some impressive a.m. work since.....seems poised for very best......should be motoring late just as he did in the 2016 version of this Stakes race

1  Watch This Cat   might like this 5F turf sprint distance as he owns some fast 5F split times (and big leads at that point of the race) in his races down the SA notch rider/trainer combo in Raffy/Richie


race 4    above average clarity

2  Whatyouciswhatuget   SCRATCHED OUT OR THE RACE bad trip in last breaking slowly and running wide......earned a nice adjustrd for trouble Santucci fig.....and you have to like blinkers on for this filly who needs to focus better exiting the metal monster

4  One Fast Broad   good work tab for this two-year old filly 1st timer especially for a Cal-bred......and mom has tossed two Stakes winners from two starters......trainer has been rather silent to start the meet...... but...... that might change here

6  Goodlooknbroad   pounded at windows and ran fairly well but not like her backers thought she would.......blinkers on today......likely bet hard again.....but will the equipment do the trick.....we shall see

1  Got an Obsession


race 5    average clarity

4  Elegant Street   not my favorite rider for a route turf race in Delgadillo but I like his chances more when he can sit close to the front which he should be able to do today......both one mile grass races for this fellow fit and in those races he was ridden by a rider who even has a more difficult time in turf routes than Delgadillo......thus......a rider upgrade

6  Beaumarchais   last seems like a much-needed sprint tune-up off of the long layoff to prepare for today's turf route.......owns solid early speed in this spot......look for Sutherland to go after the front end......should be able to be no worse than 2 wide on turn one.......hoping this guy can come close to his effort run last 2 Sept at Dmr

5  Red King   invader ships in and shows up in the Cerin barn so one has to take note as the veteran trainer is off to a good start......but on the other hand this three-year old has only one effort in his 6 race career that fits well in this spot.......dangerous if Cerin gets that race out of him

3  Fishel


race 6    average clarity

5  Invasion Looming   significant drop and owns plenty of speed in this spot.....rider is chilly but he usually does a decent job of riding a speed horse who is well placed to win......only race a Dmr fits fine

9  Bucky Goldstein   lifetime best and by a wide margin was his debut run on 23 March 4 races 2 2/3 month layoff combined with a trainer upgrade might make for one big effort this evening

1  First Responder   Ellis is off to a hot start and might keep the ball rolling here with this drop down off of the layoff hint he is ready.....and he be better be as he appears to be a one and done type

2  Upperclassman


race 7    average clarity

3  Burnaroudtheedges   smartly steps up following a vastly improved turf route in his latest........cold jock up but he gets a good post to work with.........seems to appreciate ample time between races and his trainer shows patience and gives it to him

6  Klondike Creek   very consistent sort seems likely to finish strongly off of 10F & 12F turf races.....that and Mr Pratt knows him well having been up for all 8 career races

1  Eckersley  our top selection in his last at 10 to 1 could have won if it wasn't for 4.5 lengths of trip trouble (ck 1 on turn 2 and blocked 3.5L in the stretch).......away 2+ months but working like he is ready jock gets a try.......and Van Dyke won two yesterday both of which were on the grass

8  Conquest Superstar   SCRATCHED OUT OR THE RACE


race 8    average clarity

6  Seaquet   five-year old mare seems to be making a rebound of sorts and appears to be best suited for abbreviated sprint races like this one of 5 1/2F......five year old mare seems to respond to Laura Werner and her 7 lbs weight break on her back....1st on the Dmr surface is a ? mark

4  Norwegian Spy   drops a couple of maiden claiming levels and that makes sense as even at MC20K her best dirt race (her last) still works out to be a little above par......but easier competition and the oh so hot bug boy Roman takes over.....very dangerous

1  Tap On a Star   doubt her latest will do the trick for Molly Pearson and company.....what we need (and maybe a little more) is her effort two races back

3  Radio Chatter

10  Stormy Countess

9  Knowitallhousewife


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