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Del Mar for Monday 27 July 2020

The next special publication will be full card selections for Travers Stake Day on August 8th. There usually are 13 or 14 races carded. Purchase will be available soon.

Very tough card to decipher at Del Mar as you can tell by the clarity ratings.

Best of luck as always!!

 

race 1    below average clarity

4  Havest Moon   3rd in her debut which was produced in an allowance race on the turf at SA.......then she was impressive winning in solid time to break her MSW over at Lrc in a route dirt race.......Prat stays up

1  Velvet Queen   filly would have been (4 3 1 0) with the blinkers on if not DQ'ed........continues to work like she has held form and maybe even better......hard not to like

3  Great Return  best career race was run off of short rest.........17 days since her last sure qualifies for that........1st on the dirt but bred OK for it

 

race 2    average clarity

4  Lavender   quite the aggressive work series with the addition on blinkers since a dull effort on 5 June.......might be up for a rebound to her effort 3 back which just happens to be the only time today's jock Pereira has ridden her......if that is the case she is the one to beat

5  Gallovie   away since September but like most of the trainer's turf stock she appears ready roll off of the extended hiatus from the game.......... that and she seems at her best on the Del Mar and that is somewhat hidden for this Richie Baltas four year old filly

3  Muchly   best is the USA was run off of short rest and fits solidly here....can she do similar off of a 7 1/2 week break.........we shall see

1  Quick

6  Gypsy Spirit

 

race 3    average clarity

1  Awesome Agenda   believe there is a decent chance her last might have been a total no go to get away today's 9K drop and get a little exercise........race 2 back (way back in May of 2019) fits as does her only start on the Del Mar dirt

5  Sindy's Revenge   blinkers go back on for her 2nd out following a 4 month layoff.........and her two lifetime races with them on fit nicely vs today's bunch.........and it makes sense that they go back on as she veered out badly at the start and was rank some after that

10  Thunder Woman   (5 1 1 1 1) when up for a tag........and.......lone lifetime conventional dirt sprint fits fine

7  Midnight Garden

4  Real Good Deal

 

race 4    below average clarity

(Note that AE14 War Path has a shot if draws in)

2  Munning Pilot   colt showed life in his MSW turf sprint debut and also showed some run in his layoff run which was a one mile grass race.......can't see it on paper but you can viewing a replay.......blinkers off (strong move for Baltas) and Prat stays put.......should be a price

6  No Slo Mo   blinkers go on today (strong move for Glatt) and this three year old gets one significant rider upgrade for a grass race.........moved forward in his 2nd lifetime race and that is rather hidden......as in somewhat wide and checked 2 or 3 lengths......like our top choice he should go off a decent number

7  Power Source   needs his race 2 back that he ran in Ireland........bombed in his USA debut but maybe he was injured as he has been absent since the 10 Aug 19 race.....new better trainer especially with turf horses......good work tab........dangerous at a big price

9  Comradery

10  Dominant Soul

 

race 5    below average clarity

11  Little Miss Ellie   filly earned a nice adjusted Santucci fig in her MC debut.......4 reassuring works since.......she beat a filly for 2nd that moved up into the MSW ranks and won at a monster price.......hard not to like

12  Too Hot for Curlin   turf route to dirt sprint led to a nice 2nd in a MSW race that was at Del Mar in Dec.......same turf route to dirt sprint maneuver today but this time in a MC race......it's not rocket science

10  Candy's Honey   filly trained with a MC debut winner (which we pegged) also from the Desormeaux barn......and she outworked her now and then........dangerous sort

9  Approved for Flyby

7  Va Va Voom

 

race 6    below average clarity

1  Kylemore   very strong "fresh" race on 19 Jan in a $25K claiming race run at 8F on the grass race like today.......and........the strength of the effort is disguised be not the best of trips.......that race was run of of 52 days rest.......last race 66 days ago......solid works.......should be a handsome price

11  Worthy Turk   bad trip in latest........earned a number that is slightly better than par......3lbs off today and one significant rider upgrade.......bad post but the right guy up in Prat to deal with it

6  Never Easy   last might have been a dirty up his form effort to get away with today's drop in his 2nd race following the claim......trainer is 4 for his last 8 second out following a claim

3  Hootie

5  Ocean Fury

 

race 7    average clarity

8  Most Sandisfactory   all three lifetime dirt races (sprints) fit solidly at today's lower level.......and he handled a turf route just fine so he likely will be OK in a dirt route......only went for $20K at sale as a yearling so why not drop to MC20K......that and Peter Miller is not afraid to lose a horse

7  World Affairs   takes the plunge from MSW racing to MC20K........2 nice reassuring drills at Del Mar......Glatt is 30% win with the MSW to MC move.......that and when he legs up Abel Cedillo over the last couple of months his runners for the most part have been live

3  Hapi Hapi     bore out badly turn one or might have graduated in a dirt route.......new jock today........a little dangerous

5  Negotiator

9  Kazansky

 

race 8    average clarity

2  King of Speed   seems at his best at Del Mar on the turf.........recent works are improved.......owner/trainer/jockey won yesterday's opener as the 4th choice in a 5 horse field.......can lightning strike twice.......we shall see about about 5:30 pm pacific

4  Fight On   major league rider upgrade for this Doug O'Neill five year old who is trying turf for the 1st time........pedigree for it is good.......owns some numbers on the dirt that fit well.......should be a player if he takes to the sod in his first race on it

7  Mesut   Carla Gaines is at her best 2nd out following a layoff.......blinkers off today ......works are stout hinting the equipment has helped.......might be rated too low

6  Gregorian Chant

 

race 9    average clarity

5  Anna Fantastic   won her MSW debut at 20 to 1 despite showing good works as our 4th selection..........1st time Lasix today and she has continued to work like a happy healthy individual for Karen Headley.......seems like a player

6  A Melis   nice effort in both lifetime starts.......nice reassuring 5F drill at Dmr since his 4L MSW win at Lrc......handled SA and Lrc so likely to handle Del Mar main track as well

3  Warm Summer   one for one in his only dirt effort with the blinkers off which was his latest .......3rd out after a layoff.......dangerous

2  Give Me a Hint

1  Lil Grazen

 

race 10    below average clarity

4  Tsunami Spring   solid MSW sprint turf debut at GG closing very fast......like her pedigree better for a route......good rider/trainer combo up North........trainer does well when he ships

2  Cassie Belle   trainer is often at his most dangerous 3rd out following a layoff which is the case here.......sprint-sprint-route scenario........should get a close up ground saving trip for Gryder

13  Rockie Causeway    decent debut and likely to move forward.......but one tough post to cope with even for the likes of Flavien Pratt......1st turn should be telltale

12  Layaka

5  From Jamesto Jamie   

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