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Del Mar for Wednesday 31 July 3019

Hard to believe that the 3rd week of racing at Del Mar is already here. The well run meeting always seem to go by too quickly despite my workload which greatly increases during the summer meeting.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

8  Tandalicious   trainer seems overdue to increase his visits to the circle of joy and he might jump starts things here with this laid up filly whose lifetime best (and one big adjusted hidden Santucci fig) was her maiden debut.......solid a.m. preparation for her 1st race in 10 months and racing at the lowest level of her life......... hard not to like this fresh and hopefully ready D'Amato runner

5  Vangogo   takes that ever dangerous drop from MSW racing into maiden the cut back in distance to help her staying power........proven at Del Mar.......likely in the mix from the get go and tough throughout

2  So Much Happy   sprint- route- sprint scenario and also turf to dirt.....improved a.m. work since her latest  which was run in mid June.....believe this filly fires her lifetime best today.......hard to ask for more than that

9  Bellazano

4  Thought I'dmissyou


race 2    average clarity

3  Commanding Chief   significant awakening in his 2nd lifetime start and 1st at a less than seven works since the June 2nd race and the last two works are especially reassuring as they were at Del Mar......repeat of his latest might do the trick but I believe he is up for another move forward

2  Gate Speed   sprint-sprint-route scenario for today..........and..........owns the best early speed in the race.......believe Desormeaux will put this three year on the lead and try help this youngster live up to his name in a big way

4  Street Class   three of his four lifetime races should fit fine here.......Desormeaux does land on our 2nd selection but Ruben Fuentes will do just fine as his forte is in route dirt races

7  C Falls


race 3    below average clarity

8  Bouncing Around   what we are looking for is his race two back which is quite strong and if he can find it he likely is the one to overcome.........that and this race has an abundance of speed signed up which should flatter his late running style

9  Baby Gronk   (4 1 3 0) in dirt races since Bill Spawr took over the training of this four year old gelding.........and he seems at his very best when racing at today's six panels.......and Pedroza has been up for all his lifetime races and done a nice job riding him

4  The White Shadow   claimed by Andrew Lerner way back in early December and has been away since.......showed enough ability last Fall that if he is fully fit he would have a chance of taking down this race.......tough call if he needs this race or not but if he doesn't he should be quite a nice price and with a shot at the winners circle

3  Big Barrel

2  Call You Tomorrow


race 4    average clarity

8  Nocherylikemychery   decent 2nd place finish in her last which was the 21 June version of this race run at SA......and today this two year old filly gets quite the rider upgrade especially for a two year old race.......another furlong to cover appears to be a plus

5  Bayonce   back to back bullet 4F gate works for this Peter Eurton 1st time starter to finish off her a.m. preparation with the last drill coming at Del Mar......sure seems well meant and likely with some talent

2  Traffic Stopper  decent debut and Koriner's most glaring trainer start is with 2nd time starters as in 32% win with his last 28.......filly has some early gas and now gets the ever dangerous speed rider Edwin Maldonado on her back......would have rated higher if inside speed didn't have such a dull go of it last week at Del Mar

4  Warren's Showtime  

10  Smiling to Excess


race 5    below average clarity

2  Wind Tartare   nice awakening with the blinkers removed in this gal's last.......four drills since the 7 June race.......lifetime best grass race for this five year old was run on the Dmr turf......only mount that Victor Espinoza has had for Belvoir over the last couple of mounts was a win......hmmm

1  My Aunt Tillie   very consistent since the blinkers were put on this mare..........1st ever in a claiming race and the move is one strong stat for Mike Puype.......and it is especially valid when he drops a runner coming off of a layoff.......last race for this mare was 13 months ago

4  Indypendent Deputy   little chance in her last three races as she sat in the rear of the field in races that had ridiculously slow fractions thus putting a lid on her late run.......believe her new jock will get her closer to mid pack early instead of trailing everyone........she could upset the apple cart if that is what occurs

3  Candy Swirls

8  Lady Phyllis


race 6    above average clarity

7  Cholula Lips   won MSW debut for fun and then was sent out of town where she ran a nice 2nd at CD in a $125K Stakes race........earned quite the number in the race.........nice reassuring 59H bullet at LA since........retains Bejarano and she faces Cal-breds today........should be tough if she handles her 3rd new dirt surface

2  Bulletproof One   Miller picks up a filly privately who won her two lifetime races by an average of over 8 1/2 lengths......and in her 2nd win she crushed the boys in a $125K Cal-bred Stakes.......hard to separate our top two picks

1  Roses for Laura   doubt a winner but believe she rebounds some here and is she does she should make a good account of herself

5  Wise Rachel

3  None of Your Biz


race 7    average clarity

8  Ocean Fury   vastly improved 1st out for O'Neill and company following the claim and the strength of the race is disguised by a ridiculously wide trip........five reassuring works since the 8 June race.....faces softer today.......Bejarano will be out to make amends

3  Big Sky Logan   lifetime best in latest and his connections wisely put him in a protected race......and the fact that they do hints he exited his lifetime top effort in good condition......hard not to like

7  Spanish Bay   ignoring his two turf races as he didn't run well on the dirt either without Lasix.....both lifetime races on the dirt with Lasix are good........seems likely to grab the lead here as their sure is a lack of speed signed up.........dangerous sort

5  Fast as Cass

6  Tartini


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