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Del Mar for Wednesday 24 July 2019

Decent quality for a weekday card at Del Mar which is often the case..

Best of luck as always!


race 1    above average clarity

4  Eddie Haskell   the 5F turf machine (11 8 1 2) and especially so at Del Mar (6 5 1 0) and the 2nd was by only a nose........5F turf specialist partly because of the fact that he is a good gate horse..........and he owns a nice stalking style.......looks like Kent Desormeaux will once again stalk the leader which should be our only other selection and turn on the after burners in the stretch

5  Tribalist   eight year old has 3 wins and a 2nd the last 4 times he has competed off of a layoff of 6 months or more.......Victor Espinoza is 3 for 3 in 5F affairs riding him.......that and he needs to be fully fit and ready as it likely will be months until he can race again..........not at all impossible to go gate to wire


race 2    average clarity

2  Market Sentiment   just popped a strong best of 11 4F gate work at Dmr 4 days ago......seems set up for today with a dull race (in a protected race at Lrc) in his last to dirty up his form some and get away with a significant drop in claiming without getting snatched up at the claiming box

5  Sergio   just won for fun in a conditioned claimer (12.5nw2) that essentially has the same par time as today's open 8K........reassuring 4F drill since the 4th of July race........should be a major factor in the outcome of this race if he fires similar today

3  Twirling Tiger   drops and drops back in the Treece barn......and the only time Treece was the listed trainer (5 races back) this six year old ran a very strong race........decent record at Del Mar.........gets in light with the bug boy in the saddle.......seems like he should be a factor in the outcome of this bottom level claimer

7  Jump the Tracks

6  For the Hustle


race 3    average clarity

4  Jen Go Unchained   gelding ran decently in his debut and then in his 2nd and 3rd starts he ran races that could have led to graduation day if he had better trips........continues to train like he is doing fine ........and you have to appreciate that all 4 of his siblings were winners

1  Atomic Candy   takes that ever dangerous often magical drop from MSW racing to MC for his 2nd lifetime start.......Peter Miller is 30% win with his last 80 with the move.....1st time Prat......all systems go

3  Twisted Plot   Art Sherman is 38% win with his last 16 3rd out after a layoff which is the case here........turf to dirt today.......also MSW to MC.......a trifecta of reasons to consider this three year old colt

2  Afternoon Heat

5  Anniversary Sale 


race 4    below average clarity

5  Two Thirty Five   plenty of speed signed up in this affair can play into the hands of this gelding who has won 3 of 8 races (all routes) since Baltas became the trainer.......and the 3 wins were with a much less accomplished rider than Flavien Prat......hard not seeing this guy being part of the win picture today

7  Curlin Rules   Sadler seems to have pointed this gelding for today's Del Mar race as he has a win and a 2nd in two one mile races at the seaside track........solid work regiment.......and a rider in Fuentes who is 31% win in route races with his last 49

1  Route Six Six   Koriner is off to a good start at Dmr and over the years he has teamed up well with Talamo........and like our top selection he sure appears to appreciated 8 furlongs of dirt as in (3 2 1 0)........1st on the Dmr main track is a small ? mark to answer

3  Leading Scorer


race 5    average clarity

4  Raymundos Secret   you don't see too many 40 to 1 MC 1st time starters win by 6 lengths in a route turf race.....but that is what this filly did at Tampa (and there were 4 next out winners out of the race).........might not have been all the cranked up to go off at such high odds......she will be today with the switch to the Baltas barn and the fact she is looking at the ship and win bonus.......and look who wants the mount.......Mr Flavien Prat

3  Whoa Nessie   won her only lifetime turf route and did so in decent time........she stalked the lead in the race and is likely to get that position today as well.......dangerous sort considering a decent trip seems likely

7  Trust Fund Kitty   runs her best with 2 or 3 months between starts and that is rather hidden........3 1/2 months since her latest and she gets the best turf jock on her back that she has seen.......should be a big price

5  Shandhai Truffles

6  Cash for Cass


race 6    above average clarity

4  For the Top   dead on the board for his 1st start for Baffert and in the good old U S of the race seems like a prep to be fit and ready for what he thrives on as in marathon affairs.......5 tightly spaced works since the 15 June USA debut supports the idea he pointed for today's G3 12 furlong long distance race

7  Campaign   seems best at 12 furlongs on the dirt and continues to train like a happy healthy individual.......definitely seems to be the most likely to run first or 2nd........but........for me the Arg invader (our top pick) has more "win" potential if he is up to either of his last two racing endeavors in Argentina

2  Itsinthepost   not impossible if he can handle fast conventional dirt for the 1st time in his life as he should love turf marathons amassing more earning than the rest of the field trainer at the helm to boot

3  Zestful


race 7    average clarity

2  Magical Grace   like the cut back in distance and also the strong two speed works put into this filly since her latest to boost her early speed so as to handle to abbreviated 5F turf distance........that and both lifetime 5F turf races at Del Mar fit just fine and are somewhat hidden in their strength

1  Distorted Win   trainer in much better with turf 1sters than dirt 1sters......few trainers are........pedigree is strong for the is fine.......rider is by far the best available at Del Mar handling young developing grass horses.......all systems in place for a "full blown - go"

6  Claudelle   four lbs less on her back today and with an improved work tab.......both lifetime grass efforts fit and if her a.m. work is worth a hoot she is sitting on one of her very best lifetime races


5  Mischiffie

3  Miss Stormy



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