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Del Mar for Wednesday 9 August 2017

Very cheap race card today at beautiful Del Mar with only one allowance race and one MSW race. Be back with you on Thursday.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

4  Of Note   away 7 1/2 weeks but in the meantime Matt Chew has put a strong series of endurance building works into his filly who attempts a route for the 1st time.....and she drops significantly from MSW racing to MC40K.....and why not as she only went for 20K at sale

3  Warrior Vixen   solid layoff sprint in her latest which should have her primed for today's route race.....seems at her best at today's one mile distance......and I like the confidence Scott Hansen shows in his youngster stepping her up one level

7  Christmas Carol   her best race of her career was her maiden debut which was her lone dirt race to date.....finally gets back to it today and she retains the meeting leading rider Evin Roman

5  Bridal Arch


race 2    average clarity

1  Dream Police   7 lbs apprentice Laura Werner has done well in route dirt races including a nice effort on this five year old in his latest......believe this fellow just needs his latest to win this affair......but his running lines suggest he might have trouble producing a good effort third out following a break as he often needs a break after two efforts......a small concern for sure but a concern

5  Monterey Shale   Glatt is having an excellent meeting including a nice Graded race win this past weekend which was his 1st in many a moon......he might keep the good times coming as this filly just popped a solid 4F bullet work just 5 days ago.......T C Baze seems likely to sit in a nice stalk position

6  Real Big Deal   the presence of the high in demand Evin Roman hints the break did this five-year old some good......lone race at Del Mar way back in 2015 was very strong......used to have an abundance of early speed which has been absent of late......but it might return today

4  Radio Silent


race 3    below average clarity

1  On the Right   nice forward move in 2nd lifetime start working about to be par for what is usually takes to win today's lower level.......1st at a route appears to be a small ? mark as he has a so so pedigree to handle one.......but a good post for Joe Talamo to work with

9  Davka   double barrel action for Miller as he also trains our top this youngster's chance to handle the distance coming off of of an endurance building route grass support whatsoever for this Miller runner at the windows in both lifetime MSW races.....hinting at a gimme/gimme/drop and go scenario

6  Send a Buck   not a big fan of Harrington 1st at a route....but......the pedigree is good for this two-year to handle a two turn race.....and I like the back to back decent 5F works

7  For Him

Long-shot consideration:   4  Madi's Thunderbird   another who seems somewhat set up and pointed for his 1st in a maiden claimer.....and he sure is well-bred to appreciate a route of ground....that and the trainer is off to a good start at the Dmr meeting


race 4    average clarity

1  Todos Santos   graduated in her latest in a very fast heat for the MC20K level.......seemingly getting better with each and every race and the works showing since graduation day suggest she will improve again

8  Love Winning   another filly on the right end of the learning curve.......last fits.....more and she should have been top choice......but.....for the life of me I can't figure why Roman jumps off to ride the 2 horse following two straight wins on this filly

4  Dixie Chick Rocks   won at Del Mar off a 58 day break by 4L at Dmr in 2016........46 day break today and 1st time in claiming......Hendricks is solid with 46 to 90 days layoffs and 1st time racing a given horse in a claiming race......dangerous sort

2  Pay or Play


race 5    average clarity

7  Mr. Vargas   away since mid March following 2 lifetime races where he showed an abundance of early speed on the dirt at GP.....well-bred for the sod and training great.....Koriner has won with 6 of his last 12 shippers......and he is often at his most dangerous on the grass in sprints with "fresh" stock

3  Zipman   Bob Baffert 1st timer appears cranked up and ready to roll.....and he sure owns a pedigree that should love to race in turf sprints like today's 5F grass race

1  Tina's Exchange   best grass race and a solid fit here is his 1st grass race run 3rd back......not as good in next two racing endeavoring......needed a break and sharp trainer gives him one.....rebound seems likely.....and if he provides one he isn't out of the win picture in this spot by any means

5  Milhaud


race 6    average clarity

3  Vallestina   ships in off of an eye-popping 17 length MC20K debut win at Cby.......and she just worked an impressive near bullet 5F work on the Del Mar for the extra money with the ship and win 1st in policy.......lands Prat

1  Candy Boss   full throttle from the get go and with the 5 lbs meeting leading bug boy aboard.....very dangerous speed type

2  Lady Bellamy   yet to run like she trains but might today as O'Neill sees fit to give her a 6F work prior to today's race to finish off her preparation with some endurance put in

8  Social Taboo


race 7    average clarity

2  Mistressofthenight   both races on fast rated tracks with the blinkers on are solid and rather hidden efforts.....turf tightener in latest......strong drills since........all muscled up and ready to go

1  Just a Little Hope   three-year old filly has done little wrong in three lifetime endeavors......1st at Del Mar but her recent very decent 6F drill on the Dmr surface sure indicates she will likely appreciate the new surface......and she retains Mr Stevens for a 4th straight race

8  That's a Lady   yet another who is doing awfully well in the a.m. in preparation for today's race.......and she gets one significant rider upgrade especially when you take in consideration the 5 lbs weight break for the red-hot bug boy

5  Utana


race 8    average clarity

9  Altaira   last race fits a ton and them some at today's lower level....trainer loves to win races and is not afraid to lose a horse.......and besides he is still racing the mare at the same claiming price that he snatched her for two races back......might be hurting but I'm obviously leaning towards that she isn't

1  Marynetta   seems like the speed of the speed and knows how to win in a stellar 17 for 57 lifetime........trainer is cold but might jump-start things here

3  Rockantharos   nice forward move in latest and a sharp 4F work since........another move in the desired direction combined with a better jock up for today.....and....... he might have a shot to get the circle of pure joy

4  Irish Dame

11  Ebony Cat

7  Ryderroo



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