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Del Mar for Thursday 1 August 2019

Decent card today handicapping wise. Let's call it a 7 on the 1 to 10 scale of things.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

4  Vander Kelen   par like effort in his latest for today's level of racing but what we really want out of this Glatt four year old is his race 2 back......gelding is 2 for 2 when the connections have put him in a claiming race like today

7  Satori   Marty Jones show some signs of snapping out of a prolonged slump and here he sends out a runner has won his latest two dirt races.......and his gelding won them both going eye to eye from start to finish which few can handle

2  Taste's Legend   half of the field are speed horses so this plotter might be in the drivers seat if the speed types set a killer pace with most of them hoping to steal the race......seven year old is coming off of a win and worked sharply since the 7 July race.....and his lifetime best dirt race was run at Dmr

5  An Ocala Ten

6  Union Rebel

 

race 2    average clarity

2  G Q Covergirl   just claimed by O'Neill who has put some impressive works into his new addition to his barn.......that and this appears to be a very good spot for a speed horse like this mare who can fly early and has the added advantage of being a very good gate horse.......and retains solid speed rider Maldonado who rides thru claim

4  Rocky Policy   trainer Andrew Lerner does extremely well with limited starters and part of his success is that he is not afraid to lose a given horse.......both 5F grass races since Lerner took over the training duties fit well here on the drop down......and back to Talamo who rode both of the races

7  Rebarules Again   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  six year old mare is in need of a drop in class to handle the fierceness of the competition at Dmr and McCanna sees fit to give it to her.......she might need more pace than anticipated but if she gets it she can come flying late

1  Swirling

3  South Boot Shirley

 

race 3    above average clarity

3  Loving Moment  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  might absolutely despise the Lrc racing surface as both lifetime races on it are dismal.......so I am ignoring her latest.....race two back at SA was fantastic and hidden by a brutal trip........1st on the Del Mar dirt but she just worked a best of 83 bullet 5/8ths work on it.........rebound seems likely.........sure like her chances if she does

6  Scarlet   solid awakening in her latest 1st ever racing around two turns......she ran a better than par effort and did so setting a strong pace.......work regiment since the race is stellar.....hard not to like this Mandella filly especially with the hot start for the classy trainer

4  Song of the Night   needs her best today as the top two project to run a race the is better than par (and then some) for the level of racing.......like our top two she is training exceptionally well........likely the best of her career.......and Mike Smith shows up for his lone mount on the card

1  Sunriser

 

race 4    average clarity

3  Sophie Antoinette   Midwest invader is shooting for the ship and win money and seems reasonably spotted to accomplish the task first time racing with Wong as the trainer.......race 2 back at CD would be tough here..........nice bullet turf work in preparation for today......solid rider/trainer combo in Cedillo/Wong

7  Khairiya   good history racing with blinkers and also racing in route races turf or dirt.....like our top pick she invades from the Midwest with the bonus money as an enticement.......trainer has been chilly and the rider in a total funk.......maybe they can help each other out here and both get win number 2

6  Miss Flawless   filly has yet to find her form that she displayed overseas in 2018......but she was just claimed by Eurton who might have seen something in her that her previous trainer did not

5  Creative Romance

2  Social Graces

 

race 5    below average clarity

3  Miss Bennet   tepid top choice has been quite consistent sprinting on the dirt (when the rider doesn't fall off)......race two back is par like and the two horses that beat her would be very solid against this field.......solid recent a.m. work with endurance put into her .........come onnnnnnnnn Iggy

4  Naughty Tiger   three year old filly has seen better days so the drop makes sense to me.......1 for 1 at Del Mar at today's distance and the race was at today's 5 1/2 furlongs and it was a Cal-bred Stakes......and back to Fuentes who is (3 2 0 1) on her when she has had the blinkers on like today

8  Time for Suzzie   2 wins and a 2nd racing at $25K claiming or lower.......red hot rider/trainer combo as in 3 for their last 4 as a team......would have rated higher if it wasn't for her (3 0 0 0) record at Del Mar

2  Bam Bams River

1  All Tea All Shade

 

race 6    average clarity

4  Red King   good claim by D"Amato four races back........this fellow faced quite a bit better in his last two racing endeavors and ran respectable........11 furlongs of turf fits this five year old well......Aaron Gryder has been a good fit riding him.......solid preparatory drills.......hard not to like

6  Unapologetic   Bill Spawr always seems to have this gelding fit and ready when he risks this guy racing for a tag.......in for 40K today and at a distance which he appreciates and many might not

2  Ground Attack   ignore his latest as it was likely was nothing more than a multiple spin around the track to dirty up his form and get away with today's drop into claiming without getting claimed......race two back (his 1st ever on the sod) was better than par for today's level when you adjust for a tardy start and a wide trip.......handling 11 furlongs is a ? mark

5  Twentytwentyvision

 

race 7    average clarity

7  Gallantlystreaming   decent first ever at a route in her latest and a very reassuring 4F work since the race run only 19 days ago at Lrc......like last time bug boy Velez will go after the lead and attempt to steal the top prize rather than the 2nd he had to settle for in the 12 July race.......trainer Peter Miller is 9 for 20 to start the meeting

1  Cat's Desire   on the improve with each and every dirt route and if the trend stays intact this filly has as good a shot at winning this race as anyone in the field.....improved recent drill on the Del Mar main track hints she might even though her trainer seldom wins a race including 0 for 17 in 2019

6  Girl Can Partie   small awakening in her latest her 3rd lifetime start and 1st on the dirt.......improved a.m. work since the race.......rather sure this girl moves forward again today......to what degree is the ? mark

9  Archana

4  Hilltop Harmony  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE 

 

 

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