Printer Friendly View Printer Friendly View

Del Mar for Thursday 10 August 2017

So so race card this afternoon.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    below average clarity

3  Tiz Jolie   nice rides by Maldonado yesterday winning with both of his mounts.....hope he gives another one here as this gelding is very well prepared in the a.m. for this race ......a race in which he drops down multiple claiming notches......sure appears "well meant"

5  Dynamic Scoring   seems best on conventional dirt racing at today's one mile distance (3 2 0 1)........retains the meets leading rider and his 5 lbs break....should sit in a nice stalk position likely behind our 3rd choice

4  Alex Rossi   best speed in the race and with a 7 lbs apprentice up who has done little wrong in two mounts on this owns some nice back numbers at Dmr despite not winning


race 2    average clarity

4  Brooks All Mine   Thomas Bell is dynamite 1st following a claim (and this is a claim back as well) having won 2 of his last 4 with 2 others in the money.......gets Stevens to sure seems likely that this filly exited her last (which is very strong) in good shape for Stevens to show up for one mount for a small barn

2  Comet Sixty Two   running well versus slightly better on the East coast......willing to drop 1st out following the claim to go after the lucrative return if you win 1st in with an out of state shipper at Dmr......stout rider/trainer combo in 4 for their last 10

1  Warm Endowment   significant rider upgrade especially for a grass race Elliot to Prat........last two wins for this Dean Pederson filly?.....the only 2 times Prat was up.....trainer is (2 1 0 1) to start the meeting


race 3    average clarity

9  Tybee Island   wide trip in his latest hides a run that is better than it appears in print....back on the dirt for the 1st time since he started his career.....that race was last summer at Dmr and fits fine here....but what catches my eye most of all is how well this fellow is working for a mdn20K race

10  Vigorously Juan   one of the trainer's better stats is 2nd time following a layoff which is the case here for this three-year-old gelding......and the gelding ran s solid 2nd off the bench....seems to have dangerous potential

11  Clifton Beach   seems to be a need the lead type......but the best speed he has ever shown was the only time Roman rode him in a dirt race......dangerous sort....mostly placed as the third selection because of his "one-dimensional" running style

7  Cash Driven

 Long-shot consideration:  3  Teamplayer   works out-of-state were good for this debut so works at Del Mar but maybe the connections didn't want to show too much as this fellow cost $95K as a two-year old.....trainer is only 2 for his last 29 with 1st timers but with a positive ROI......hmmm


race 4    below average clarity

6  Ib Prospecting   exits a very fast heat of dirt MSW runners where she ran a par like number despite being a 7 1/2L beaten 2nd........switches to the sod for start number two which she owns a good pedigree for......and she owns some early gas which obviously comes in handy in these 5F turf sprints

1  Cool Munnings   1st time starter from the D'Amato barn seems very well worked and ready for her MSW debut.....but.....I am not too crazy about her grass pedigree.....but then again....... one stout turf trainer sees fit to put her on the grass for her maiden debut

3  Angel Allie   another who is working like she is meant and ready in her MSW debut........and mom has tossed 2 grass winners from 2 starters........Glatt got a 0 for 25 with Graded runners monkey off his back with a Graded win last weekend.....might get another monkey of his back....that being 0 for his last 20 with 1st timers debuting on the lawn

5  Sunday Prophet


race 5    below average clarity

1  Forbidden Command   might be a good claim by Miyadi as this mare likes conventional dirt (6 3 1 1) and hasn't been raced on the "real thing" enough......Pena is struggling to start the Dmr meeting but he won for fun at SA on this horse and in general rides route speed OK

5  Blooming Hannah   might be at her best running around two turns.....and she usually runs well off of short rest......gets both today to go along with a two level drop in claiming.....such as deal

7  Trinitys Turn   seems as if the connections liked something they saw in this filly to step her up double the claiming level following such a dismal 6250 effort....and she surprised many including yours truly running 4th at 49 to she drops 2 levels.....lookout if she builds just a little off of her  last

3  Scathing


race 6    average clarity

9  Hold That Smile   drops into MC for the first time and takes some weight off entering for $47,500......and one of Callaghan's stronger stats is MSW to MC.....sure seems to be the one to overcome

1  Twisted Rosie   Bonde runners have not been doing much but that might change here as this 1st timer is appears ready to roll and draws Kent has tossed 2 winners from 2 hint she has some early speed

2  Myrcella   2nd best credentials of those who have raced......likely exited her race in good shape to get wheeled back in 15 days .......might come running late if she benefited from her racing experience

8  Tapitha Bonita

Long-shot consideration:   6  Lemon Crush   very big work the 1st time she trained at Dmr (best of 76 bullet 5F drill) after so so (but Numerous) drills at SA......trainer might have backed way off with her other two drills at Dmr not too show too much prior to her maiden debut......trainer/owner Melody Colon returns with a 'bang".....we shall see


race 7    above average clarity

8  Touching Rainbows   awfully stout racing on fast rated dirt (4 2 1 0 1).....last at SA is better than par and today we get a rider upgrade with Pereira taking the mount on our 2nd choice......should be tough

9  The Street Fighter   nice start to his career with a 1st and then a 3rd over at SA.......this colt trained well at SA but nothing like he is working on the Del Mar surface......Bruce Headley has made the most out of his limited starters in 2017 and likely will keep the good times rolling with this well prepared three year old

3  Coils Gold   decent layoff run in his last.....and the works since for this Baffert charge hint a forward move is in the cards for today.....dangerous for sure

1  Overcomer   


race 8    above average clarity

3  Speakers   outer-most posts led to brutal trips in both lifetime starts which were also MSW turf routes.....filly showed life and a liking for the lawn in both rider Prat gets a much better post to deal with....should be a major player

5  Halo Ahead   earned a solid number in her latest when you adjust for 6 lengths of trip trouble.......see you Talamo and hello Bejarano who ironically might have been fired on our top choice......if that is so he might have the added incentive of a little "sweet revenge" this afternoon

1  R Sunday Surprise   full to the mighty California Chrome seems to be coming around slowly......and she sure has a fast closing run late on the grass.....needs some pace up front..... but...... lookout if she gets it

4  Zillinda

11  Battleground State   SCRATCHED OUT

10  Right to the Point


Posted on August 10, 2017 at 9:47 am by richs · Permalink
In: Free Information, Selections