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Del Mar for Friday 27 July 2018

Decent card today. So so Saturday race card but a very nice Sunday card.

Best of luck as always!


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5  Devil's Beauty   last which was the first out following the Saldana Claim fits.....and take note the trainer has won 5 of his last 8 with two others hitting the board 2nd out following a claim

2  Revenue Virginius   SCRATCHED OUT OF RACE  best sprinting on the dirt and that includes the Dmr dirt (4 0 2 1)......latest is quite strong for today's lower level.......trainer has been hot to start the meeting .......mare should be motoring late

10  Myrcella   another hot trainer in Miller who legged up Figueroa for a win yesterday making them 6 for their last 25 as a team.......three year old filly gets in at 107 lbs (if the bug boy can make that weight) and should be in the mix from the get go.......yikes

6  Peaked

1  Royal Asscher


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7  Jest a Princess   good pedigree to appreciate a route of ground and it really showed in her latest which was her 1st around two turns........she dueled in solid pace and still opened up in the stretch for a 2 1/4 length win.......that number is strong here and this time around she gets to carry 3 lbs less.......such a deal for Bejarano who wisely sticks with the filly

3  Lemoona   trainer is ice-cold but Prat wants the mount and Baltas has been very good 1st out following when he takes over the training duties of an East coast runner........latest for this filly was a 6 1/2 length win at one mile at Aqu to graduate way back in say fit and ready

8  Of Note   big step up for this invading filly but she did win by 14 lengths at Otp albeit vs. softer........that and you have to like that good speed rider Ricardo Gonzalez is here to ride her........high % trainer in Herbertson..........dangerous N Cal invader

1  Starr of Quality

5  Lightning Dove


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4  Thermopolis   both turf routes for this D'Amato gelding are better than they appear in print.......decent sprint tune-up down the hill at SA..........a.m. work since is solid.........all systems go 2nd out following a long layoff

13 AE Clyde's Pride  SCRATCHED OUT OF RACE  gelding has an abundance of early speed and so Baze will be all out to use it to clear and get over by the turn.....if he accomplishes that I sure like her chances if he draws into the field from the AE list

7  The Hunted   horrendously green debut (I had him losing 16L because of the horrid trip/behavior) gelding him since seems like a good move......and.......his improved work tab since his surgery sure supports the notion

5  Big Barrel

6  Captain Buzzkill


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6  Naughty Sophie   big improvement in her latest and it was her 1st to date getting to run at today's 5 1/2F.........bit surprised she is not in a starter race but Miller just isn't afraid to lose a given horse especially when he is in full win mode which he is right now

1  Twisted Rosie   talk about a rider fitting a horse.....all three wins are with Desormeaux up and they were big wins averaging almost 4 lengths per win........Knapp is awakening (pun intended)........filly likes Del Mar.........should be closing late

9  Mis Viola   good history with Roman in the saddle as in 2 wins in 3 mounts..........and one of those wins was by 5 1/4L at Del Mar.......only race at 5 1/2F was a win at Lrc and the effort is still a good fit at today's higher level

8  Palace Paynter

7  Miss Pretty


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3  Defiantly   gelding appears to be on a rebound of sorts and it really showed in her latest running wide on both turns and still managing 2nd vs. similar to what he faces today........Baltas is cold and I sure hope he breaks out of the doldrums today as he is in our selections in 3 races today

5  Mr. Opportunist   Craig Dollase is stout with the sprint-sprint-route maneuver which is the case here......believe good speed rider Maldonado will send early likely stalking or leading the race

2  Bronzino   works sure look good for this GG invader who shows up with a new trainer in Vallejo who has done well will limited starters in 2018.........Bejarano seems likely to work out a ground saving trip close to the front thru turn 1 at least......dangerous sort

8  Montu

1  Overpar


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2  Take the One O One   shows up every time and he won his lone lifetime race at Del Mar by 3 1/4L......1st at 7F but it should be a good fit and it might not be for many in this race......jock is cold but he knows this colt well having been up for all 8 lifetime starts

4  Smiling Angelo   daylight wins in both lifetime races with a good forward move in the 2nd race......likely needs another move in the  desired direction and his a.m. prowess hints that can occur

5  Violent Ridge   last two racing endeavors fit fairly well and the cut back from two routes to 7F should really help this gelding's endurance when push comes to shove in the late stages

1  Fashionably Fast


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3  Plastered   Gary Stevens has won his last 3 of 4 mounts on this mare both on and off of the pace..............outside of the 1 horse there is not much speed in this race so Gary will likely stalk our 4th choice and get 1st crack at him........mare has been away since Jan. but Hollendorfer has him all cranked up and ready to roll

2  Award It   solid wake-up race on the dirt at Otp.......likely feeling good following the race for N Cal trainer Bill McLean to ship into Del Mar where it is so tough to win at

6  You're A Goat   last sure appeared like a much-needed layoff run........race two back way back in Oct is quite a bit better than par and hidden by about 5 1/2L of trip trouble most of which was being blocked badly in the stretch

1  Gone to Bali

9  Miss Boom Boom


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6  Vegas Itch   significant improvement in his latest and 4 reassuring drills since.......Gutierrez wisely sticks around.......should fire another good effort but careful as he sure gets over-bet in his races

2  Indian Gulch   decent 1st on the dirt in his latest.......likely needs to build on the effort and I see few reasons to believe that he won't

8  Channel Crossing   if this race was on the AW or the turf this Hollendorfer MSW to MC drop down would have been top choice......but........ it is on conventional dirt where he still has something to prove

9  Front Row Friends

4  Alfareed


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