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Del Mar for Thursday 15 August 2019

Studied more than half of Saturday's card and I sure like it both in quality and decipher-ability so far!

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

1  Empress of Lov   trainer is often at his most dangerous with the sprint-sprint-route maneuver and that is the case here for this four your old filly......and she just ran one of her better races in quite some time in her latest on the 26 of July

2  Cee Sam's Girl   trainer has been a little chilly at the Dmr meeting so far so that might be the catalyst for why he is making an overdue drop to a level this filly should fit......another impetus to drop is that this filly seems best on the Dmr dirt and best take advantage of it as there is less than 3 weeks to go at the meeting

5  Love of Art   may have needed a race over the Del Mar surface especially considering that it was her first ever on it.........if she did she should have a shot if the fractions are realistic up front as she appears to be the best of those coming from far back

3  Forbidden Command


race 2    below average clarity

1  Snazzy Dancer   sure seems loose in this spot which is about two or more lengths softer than her last three racing endeavors........trainer is having a decent 2018 but thru last Sunday is still looking for his 1st win at the meeting......that might change here

6  Erotic   pace scenario seemingly plays against him in this spot but the drop in class combined with the nine furlongs to work with might help him get the job done in the very late stages of this 9F grass affair.......and having Prat back aboard after being absent for a race can only help

3  Calle Kingpin   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE   3 for 3 when running for a tag including her latest which was at today's distance and at Del Mar......dropping one notch after a win doesn't bother me much as the purse money for a 32K claimer is good at Dmr


race 3    average clarity

6  Tidal Effect   last four one mile dirt races (4 1 3 0) the trainer change for today and especially like the rider considering this is a dirt race.......laid up since Nov. but the drills say - meant & ready

5  Secret Courier   seems loose a goose in this spot so if Gryder can slow things down early he just............... might................go..............all.................the...............way (couldn't help myself with football season just around the corner)

4  Unbroken Star   nice debut win grinding away with a lack of early speed.........taken in the race by Puype who might have made a very good claim from Ellis if this gelding is a sound individual.........look for a similar grinding away effort once again


race 4    below average clarity

6  Miss Toyko   tightly spaced copious drills hint this Baltas debut runner is meant and ready for her MSW debut........that and mom has tossed 5 winners from 5 starters and two of them were turf winners

1  Road Rager   solid final time dirt fig two back where she was disqualified from 1st......then in her last race she dueled in a nasty set of fractions and tired in a very good MSW final time for the given day........1st on the grass with a decent pedigree for......if she handles it she should be a force from the get go

2  Be a Shero   comes from far back which hurts her chances racing as short as 5 furlongs.......but......her recent fast gate work hints she will sit closer to the front today which would give her some shot to get up in time

8  Tinnie

10  Mischiffie


race 5    below average clarity

4  Biddy Duke   can't remember the last time Bob Hess was so hot........he picks up a new horse from the Midwest who is eligible for the ship and win bonus who should fit solidly here with the drop out of MSW racing.........filly should be in the mix from the get go.....hard not to like

5  Leucothea   filly exits the same race 4th of July race at Ellis as the top pick where she finished 4 3/4 lengths behind her........1st time Lasix and also 1st time win blinkers on today.......might have been set up for today to be at full throttle and grab the "bonus" money with a win

1  Small Surprise   MSW debut (vs. the boys) on the GG AW fits fine if she can run similar on the real dirt at Del Mar.....her latest race vs her own sex does not.......trainer does rather well with two year old guess is we will so her debut run unless she doesn't care for the Dmr surface

8  Musically

3  Foggy Bottom


race 6    above average clarity

3  Shehastheritestuff   believe Bejarano will work out a ground saving trip for a good portion of the race sitting mid pack with some weak speed types in front of him.........and this mare has a good late kick most of the time

4  Sedamar   good history in one mile grass races with today's rider Ruben Fuentes up (4 1 2 1) and that includes a win and a second in two starts at Del Mar.......hard not to like

9  Papaya   won her only turf race and it was at one mile on the grass.......tough post but there are many faster and slower horses to her inside giving a good turf jock like Cedillo a shot to get on over

5  Super Bunny

7  Lil Bit Dangerous


race 7    average clarity

7  Liberalism   Brian Koriner two year old filly ran a decent 2nd in her MSW debut which was opening day......and Koriner is so much more dangerous with 2nd time starters......very sharp a.m. work since debut.......seems highly likely to make a solid move forward today which would make him tough to beat

3  Navy Queen   like our top selection this filly had a decent MSW debut as she was able to run 3rd despite a four wide good a shot as anyone if she moves forward and gets a better negative is that the trainer is 0 for his last 18 with 2nd time starters

9  Flying Business   dangerous looking work tab for this Matt Chew 1st time's only starter was a winner and precociously was able to win at two.......likely a hungry rider in T C Baze is up - who I hope he sticks around S Cal

10  I Want One

1  Almost a Factor

6  Mamas Got Cash




Posted on August 15, 2019 at 9:13 am by richs · Permalink
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