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Del Mar for Wednesday 30 August 2017

Take note that on Monday the 4th of September we will only have a comment for the top selection because of some time constraints. Also, the only two days that we cover of the upcoming Los Alamitos meeting are the 16th & 17th of September. 

Best of luck as always!


race 1    way below average clarity

4  Dialed to Go    tepid top selection showed speed in his early works and since then has put in a steady diet of decent 5F works......might be meant and ready to roll despite O'Neill using someone who he usually doesn't use in Ocampo

1  Snaked   since the 26th of July this Miyadi filly has hit the track an average of every 6 days.....might be wound up and ready to roll.....and the trainer is becoming quite dangerous with 1st timers these days

7  Trust Fund Kitty   only lifetime endeavor was a turf sprint at GP in late May....ran last but had an eventful start as she checked sharply......1st work in S Cal at SA was on 21 June and she hasn't missed a beat since....only cost 20K yet Machowsky and company see fit to race her in a MC80K with the ship and win $ at Stake...might have some ability

3  Hay Baby Girl


race 2    above average clarity

4  Corps de Ballet   fell off some in latest and still nearly won a small Stakes turf race at Dmr.......race two back is very solid winning in a very good time despite a wide trip from a tough post......a.m. work since her latest hints we will see her effort two back.....good rider trainer combo in Nakatani/Baltas.......and a good post this time around

2  Prize Exhibit   usually at her best with 6 to 8 weeks between starts and gets it today......rarely placed where she is one of the top 3 contenders.....she is today......and by my book she gets the best grass rider she has seen on her back in quite some time in the name of Kent Desormeaux

1  Sheshastheritestuff   there isn't much speed signed up in this small field and she appears to have the most.....last win can the last time she was loose and the race was on the grass at Dmr at a similar level......seems loose today


race 3    average clarity

8  Wicked Old Fashion   very strong MC20K debut running 2nd despite about 5 1/2L of trip trouble.....same effort and a slightly better trip easily makes her the one to overcome

3  Knowitallhousewife   latest is much better than appears in print.....rider upgrade today especially considering his 5 lbs weight trainer for today and an improved work showing.....might be up for better and if she is and gets a good trip she should be a major player

4  On a Toot   ships in for the added money if she can win 1st in.......not much in her lone race which was a MSW turf sprint at Pim.......shows up in the Harty barn in a MC20K and that seems like a dangerous thing as the trainer's for the most part has been firing on all cylinders at Dmr

7  Team Astrology


race 4    average clarity

8  Lady Ninja   on the right end of the learning curve and might be very fit coming off of a turf route and cutting back to a 6F sprint on the dirt.....1 for 1 on the dirt and the race was at 6F......1st on the Dmr dirt is a small ? mark

5  Princess Drian   away for almost 10 weeks but she has been highly competitive in all 3 lifetime starts.....that and she has hit the track to work 7 times since her last.......seems more than ready.......and like our top choice 1st on the Del Mar dirt is a small ? mark

2  Anchor Baby   solid forward move in her 2nd lifetime start and the strength of the effort is somewhat hidden.....Baffert is a gaudy 30% win 1st race following a maiden breaking score

10  Norwegian Spy


race 5    average clarity

5  Candy Bark   one of the better work regiments D'Amato has shown for a 1ster in quite awhile....and he is not messing around as he gets Desormeaux to ride.....the only time in the last couple of months they hooked up it was with a win....expecting plenty of early speed and only 5 furlongs of turf to negogiate

9  Salten Sapity   away since mid January but Mandella is good off of long layoffs and appears to have this filly well prepared in the of her 3 lifetime races was her only turf race....and it was run at today's 5F distance at Dmr.....1st time Stevens......seems dangerous

8  Instant Reflex   1st time starters aren't Cassidy's thing but he sure appears to have this filly working as if she might break the mold......and mom has 3 grass winners from 3 starters including a Stakes winner.......dangerous potential here

4  Crayon


race 6    above average clarity

4  Show It N Moe It   hard not to like as this Sherlock baby has run better than par for today's level in her last two races and both were with Roman up.......two reassuring works since.....and the extra furlong seems like a plus.....hard not to like

6  Family Girl   wide trip in latest versus our top picks but her figure is still about 3 1/2 lengths shy of what our top choice ran.......but at the time Miller was quite cold.....and he is starting to heat things up maybe we see more out of this two-year old today

1  Little Doe   won out of the 2 hole and won again running out of the 1 post 1 doesn't concern much much.....but the step up in competition does......but she has as good a chance as anyone at getting loose on the lead....thus dangerous

8  Empress of Lov


race 7    average clarity

5  Cordiality   par like effort when you adjust for her trip in the 5 August version of this race........3rd out after the layoff and with a very consistent sort.......should be right in Mark Glatt's wheelhouse

3  West Coast Bias   only 5 races since starting her career in early July of 2016.....but keeps getting better ( 3rd-2nd-2nd-2nd-1st) barn.....should be able to get a good trip saving ground and sitting 1st or 2nd early

7  Salsita   4 for 7 on the Dmr turf.......2 for 14 on other turf despite Hollendoefer's rather dismal meeting thus far at Del Mar you would think he will pull out all stops to have this six-year-old mare feeling good

2  Nicarra


race 8    average clarity

1  On the Right   nice recent 4F speed drill might help this Miller two year old get the front end or awfully close to it.....and.....that appears to be a good thing in this one mile affair without much speed signed up

2  Old School Ike   double barrel action as Miller also trains our top pick.........drops into maiden claiming for the 1st time following two lifetime turf routes to start his I doubt endurance fitness will be a concern....change in surfaces might....but he has trained well on dirt albeit over at Slr......likely will be motoring late

4  Axelrod   it appeared to be a public workout in his MSW debut which was on the grass.......recent 5F work hints the grass muscled him up as intended........Iggy Puglisi has one win this year and it was on a Michael McCarthy runner.....seems dangerous and at a handsome price

8  Silver Fury

7  Craft Brew

10  Ima Take Charge



Posted on August 30, 2017 at 9:46 am by richs · Permalink
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