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Del Mar for Wednesday 7 August 2019

Week number four at the Del Mar meeting starts off with an average at best race card.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    below average clarity

2  Impossible Task   Doug O'Neill put on quite a show last week as in (20 9 4 1) and Cedillo sure does a nice job riding on the turf.......two year MSW 1st time starter was just purchased in April so the connections got a good looksie at what they were has tossed 3 grass winners

5  Chasin Munny   good grass pedigree for this Mark Glatt 1st timer who was recently bought in May......two year old colt shows some hints in his a.m. work the he has some early speed........if that is the case 5 furlongs of turf should be a good fit

4  Tomorrow Knows   whereas Doug O'Neill had a dream week Sadler did not as he was win-less with a dozen starters.......but.......the memory of that could fade here with this 1st time stater working awfully well and for a trainer who is one of the best on the grounds at winning on the grass with 1sters

6  K P Indy

7  Encoder


race 2    below average clarity

4  Interesting Times   trainer has had one of his better years in 2019 including 2 wins with 3 starters at the Del Mar meeting.......with that in mind we will lean on the effort this filly produced in her 2nd out which looks quite strong here instead of her other two lifetime races which do not

1  Diamond of Value   five year old mare has showed up to work with vigor in all 5 lifetime sprint races.......and at today's six panels she has a win and two 2nd's from 3 starts........that and her trainer Alfredo Marquez is often his most dangerous 2nd out after a layoff which is today's scenario

5  D's Lovely Sophia   won her MC debut like a good thing and since the 7 July race at Lrc she has been able to put in four works including two decent drills at Dmr........she will need a move forward and those works hint she might provide one


race 3    average clarity

5  Aussie Fox   Mullins is firing on all cylinders at the meeting and has a shot to keep the good times rolling with this five year old gelding who has 4 straight adjusted for trouble Santucci figs that are par or better for today's higher level......the start might be the key as the gate isn't his friend sometimes

2  Combat Zone   latest is unlikely to get the job done but his race two back would be tough here.......he should be in the mix from the get go saving some ground which is where Pedroza usually does his best work when riding on the grass

7  Passionate Reward   four year old has shown that he runs well fresh and he is 3+ months fresh today.......1st time in claiming today and his trainer Richard Mandella just happens to be 6 for his last 11 "1st time in claimer" with a given runner

4  War Chest

6  Soul Beam


race 4    average clarity

4  Aleda Lutz   filly has put in a very strong work series for a guy like Miyadi who usually does not push them too hard in the a.m.......and he sees fit to switch riders to Cedillo who has been one of his top go to jocks over the last couple of months with 3 wins in 9 starts and 3 others able to hit the board.......filly owns some back numbers that look awfully good here

3  Tell It Again   this filly was dead on the board in her MC70K debut which was on the grass at SA on June 1st when Mullins was not "hot" like he is now.......drops to the bottom MC level......dangerous sort from a barn that can do no wrong so far at the new meeting

7  Appolina  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE   5 seconds in 5 lifetime races mostly because this Baffert filly has shown little will to win when the wire approaches.......blinkers come off today to shake things up and hopefully change the way she completes her race in the late stages

2  Noble Girl

5  Battle


race 5    above average clarity

6  Toinette   filly is 4 for 4 racing at 1 1/16 or less on the mile of turf today and retains Prat for a 5th straight race.......scratched out of a Grade 2 last Saturday for this significantly easier spot......not only did this filly win her last 2 Grade 3 races but she earned solid figs in both efforts

1  Quebec   good post........good rider.......might be at her best at the one mile turf distance.......proven on the Del Mar grass......only mount of the day for Van Dyke.......a SHF or reasons to consider this Baltas five year old mare

2  Supercommittee   rider/trainer teamed up for a win on Sunday......four year old filly will likely benefit endurance wise from the cut back in distance........should work out a ground saving trip stalking the leaders


race 6    average clarity

7  Crown the Kitten   seven year old is (4 0 3 1) when Saldana has been the listed trainer.......he has been racing vs. better in S Cal and running well but not coming home a winner........drop to 12,500 makes sense to me as Saldana claimed him last Feb for 16K.......and claiming races at Dmr are tough to win

6  Tiz Love  strong rider change from Aragon to Bejarano.........but on the other hand not the most reliable outfit to run solid back to back races....... but....... if Patricia Harrington can accomplish the task today this gelding should have been top pick-a-rue

4  Excavation  best at Del Mar and it showed in this gelding's latest......the effort deserves a step up in claiming and we get one.......might have considered higher in not for a down grade in bug boys from 16% win for the year to 9% win for the year

1  Camino de Estrella

2  For Him


race 7    average clarity

4  Play Money   outside 10 post led to a predicable wide trip in this colt's last.....4 post today should help Joe Talamo work out a much better trip........just raced 3 weeks ago and yet this youngster was able to put in a very strong 5F drill.......believe he has remained sharp......and........maybe even sharper

2  Fravel   nice pedigree for this has tossed 10 winners and 2 Stakes winners from 14 starters......and 9 of them were turf winners.......just getting 14 starters is a major accomplishment......decent trainer in Mandella with horses debuting in a turf race.....and he gets Mr. Prat to ride

9  No Parking  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  have my doubts that Arroyo will work out a good trip from the 9 post but if he does this gelding might be quite dangerous as he finishes his races well when many in here do not

8  Jamming Eddie

5  Asaro




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