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Del Mar for Saturday 11 August 2018

Take note that there is a SHF carryover in race 10 of $24K.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    above average clarity

7  Memorable Election   broke a length tardy and rushed into a fast quarter partially on a slightly dull inside.....did well to finish 5th beaten 2 3/4 lengths for the win....and Miller (never afraid to lose a given horse) drops a level........gelding should be tough from the get go

1  Don't Stalk Me   exits the same race as our top selection earning about the same better tha par fig when you adjust for trip.......and two reassuring works since

4  Colormemoney   by far at his best at Del Mar.......Hess and company seem likely to pull out all stops as this might end up being his last shot (maybe one more) this gelding can race at Del Mar until the 2nd week of November



race 2    average clarity

3  Red Shelby   plenty of early speed for this Miller four-year filly and with only 110 lbs to carry 5F.......trainer is very stout with speed turf sprinters

7  Laynee   seems best with short rest and did not get that last race but does today......trainer is better than his overall training record with horses running for a tag for the 1st time like this filly........1st time Prat to boot

2  Lori's Attitude   consistent grass horse whose last two wins came the last two times she was up for a tag like today........five year old mare likely will take back early and try to mow them down in the stretch

5  Emmy and I


race 3    above average clarity

1  Instagrand   cost and arm and a leg but what a beginning as he trounced his foes by 10L in his MSW debut in a lightning fast 56 one is anywhere close to the number that he earned

2  Owning   nice debut MSW win at Lrc but he will need a very big forward move to win today if our top choice is up to same effort (or even a little less) he ran in his debut

4  Mason Dixon   top two have yet to run at Del Mar whereas this colt broke his maiden at 1st asking in a seldom run MC150K at Del Mar.......proven at Del Mar is an obvious plus


race 4    below average clarity

1  K P's Smokin   turf tightener in last and the race is better than appears in print as he had a brutal trip......takes the plunge from MSW racing to MC which is one strong maneuver for Jeff Mullins

2  Tengs Rhythm   double barrel action for Mullins as he also trains our top choice.......consistent sort has yet to miss the board in 5 lifetime starts.........and it might be significant Mullins legs up Desormeaux as they combined for a nice win Thursday

5  Dianka   total lack of speed in the race and if this filly breaks well she has a shot at the front end......and if she gets the lead she might get awfully brave especially with the capable bug boy and his 5 lbs weight break at the helm

8  Eurasia

9  Star of Kobol


race 5    average clarity

2  Meal Ticket   (5 2 2 1) in route turf races and could have made in 3 straight grass wins in her latest in not for being blocked......and did she finish when she got free......hard not to like

5  Jazaalah   last three races fit well.......but.......Cassidy has been ice-cold and Kent Desormeaux hasn't been so hot either (but does appear to be waking up this week)........maybe they both get things right with this hard trying filly today

3  Goseecal   strong move forward in last and the effort is somewhat disguised by a slow start and a bit of a wide trip after that......still finished well......not sure if she will get enough pace up front to put in another strong finish but if she does she can be a big factor late

6  Siberian Iris


race 6    average clarity

2  The Aurelia Factor   MSW 1st timer from the Baffert barn is out working everyone one in this field by a wide margin........hard not seeing this two-year old filly anything but tough in her MSW debut

4  Calf Half Moon   Hollendorfer has this 1ster looking as if she is meant & ready for her debut.....and he gets Prat to take the mount and that seems more significant than it normally is as the two have won 4 of their last 5 as a team

6  Shes All Woman   O'Neill and company likely had at a decent look at what they were getting as this two-year old was purchased in April for a cool $150K

1  Claudelle

9  Be a Shero


race 7    average clarity

1  Kodiak West   filly changed countries off of 39 days rest (France to Spain) to win a nice purse in Madrid........those locations are apart by air about 7 hours.......33 days rest since her solid Grade 3 in Chantilly France......much longer long flight this time but I like that she worked 4F just 4 days ago at Del Mar.....Drysdale appears to mean business 1st in the USA and 1st on Lasix

3  Luminoso   toss her fig earned in last as a ridiculously pace set up front led to an unusable final time fig.....race two back is solid (about 2 lengths better than par)........should be very dangerous

7  Lady Bug   took 9 races to break her maiden and none of her races appear good enough in this spot......but......she is working exceptionally well since her 24 June win so much so she seems likely to make a significant move forward seems likely Sadler has discovered something that is very significant

10  Hey Negrita

8  Whirling


race 8    below average clarity

1  Twirling Tiger   in the exacta 11 of 20 lifetime races........hard fast paced unsustainable duel at 8F in his last which was run 16 days ago at Del Mar.........did decently to last as long as he did.......only other race on the Dmr dirt was his lifetime best.........good gate horse should sit in a nice stalk or mid pace position which he appreciates

6 Burn Me Twice   good history racing on the Del Mar dirt.......very good record when today's jock Agapito Delgadillo has been aboard (3 2 0 1).........capable on or off of the pace

2  Papa Turf  last looked like a spin around the track off of the 2 month break to put some doubt into the minds on the claiming vultures and get away with today's drop.......and the fact that most of his races running off of short rest are good efforts supports the notion

7  Ninety Nine Proof

4  Bow and Arrow


race 9    average clarity

4  Klosters   filly ran one very big effort since arriving from overseas and it was her 1st in the the race she broke 2L slow and ran very wide.......she earned a number in the Stakes race that was much better than fact the monster effort likely knocked her out as she never duplicated it.......she might now off of the long layoff........she will be a ton if she does and gets a better trip

6  Nonna Gianna   bad wide trip in her 1st foray in the good old U S of A......very consistent in Italy.......Gallagher is dynamite 2nd following a layoff and that is the case today for this nice three-year old filly......and I like the switch to Van Dyke

3  One Fast Board   trainer is waking up from the doldrums and might continue his resurgence here with this three-year old filly who is very consistent competing at today's one mile turf distance

2  Pursuing The Dream   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE

7  Nice Ice


race 10    average clarity   ($24K SHF carryover)

4  Irish Terrier   both lifetime races fit and I believe he is ready for even more today as the blinkers come off today and the works are improved......that of course is assuming he has been working with them off

6  Handsome John   nice move forward in his 2nd lifetime start and today he gets a significant rider upgrade.......and Bejarano and O'Neill have been a good combo the last 4 weeks or so.....should be a major factor in the outcome of this race

10  Hey Sal   believe his MSW debut was the gimme to drop into MC today.........and.........go go go in his 2nd lifetime endeavor

7  Silent Alarm

8  Empirical Data

5  Cyprus Souljah

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