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Del Mar for Sunday 9 August 2020

Yesterday was lucrative and fun at both Dmr & Sar. Hoping for more of the same today.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

6  Take Her Temp   MC 1st time starter was purchased as a two year old so Miller and company got a good look at what they were getting for their $32K.......filly starts her career in a MC30K with a series of tightly spaced works hinting she is wound up and ready........Prat and his agent concur

4  Afleet Diva   copious drills for this MC debut runner and she shows hints that she has some early speed.........trainer Simon Callaghan usually means business with his maiden claimers

5  Smooth Rithms

7  Pretty Saylee

1  Warren's Memorable


race 2    average clarity

3  Heywoods Beach   after three straight turf routes where he was battling for the win he had a bad trip that compromised any chance in the late stages of the the jock change to Rispoli who owns the lone win for this three year old in his only mount on him.......and in general when Sadler has used the jock since he came to town his runners have for the most part been "live"

1  Tripoli   double barrel action for Sadler as he also conditions our top selection.........colt had little shot in his latest because of a very wide journey in his 1st to date in a turf route........since the 24 July race he has worked a solid 4F drill........he returns in 16 days rest for his 4th start.......that has the potential for better today as he moved forward to graduate in a 5F turf race off of 22 days rest in his 2nd lifetime start

2  Eastern Ocean


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2  Come On Kat   obviously a very suspicious drop but Mark Glatt is much more dangerous with alarming multi-level drops in claiming than most trainers........that and Cedillo doesn't jump ship.......still I dislike these kind in a race and then some

6  Easy Grader   another dropping multiple levels but a little less alarming........trainer has quietly won with 2 of 4 starts........mare put in back to back 5F works only 6 days apart.......a positive sign her physical condition is adequate

1  Speedy Gigi

9  Miz Tianjin

4  Mama's Kid


race 4    average clarity

3  Luxury Liner   trainer's Achilles Heel is 1st time at a route (1 for his last 57 - ouch) but the pedigree for this filly is solid for a Cal-bred for two turn racing and decent for the turf........5F dirt debut was strong and disguised by a bad start and a wide trip.......he would have been an easy winner with a clean trip

5  Miss Ever Ready   clunker in her last which was her 2nd lifetime start but her MSW debut on the synthetic at GG is good..........nice 4 work series in preparation for today's challenge of a turf route......another trainer with a bad history "1st time at a route" but this filly has an excellent pedigree not only for a route but the turf as well

4  Pawnee

6  Big Moon

1  Big Dress


race 5    average clarity

2  No Name Fred   quite the move forward first out after the Jonathan Wong claim in a race run at GG on 11 the ample time off following his career best........most of this guy's career has been on the AW but he has run just fine the few times he has competed on the real thing.......should be one tough cookie if he repeats his latest effort

1  Claim of Passion   what we are looking for this this gelding's race two the 5 June race he had a tough trip and earned an adjusted for trouble Santucci Fig that is 4L better than par.......Cedillo stays put.......very dangerous D'Amato four year old

6  Tejon

5  Handsome Cat

8  Rookie Mistake


race 6    above average clarity

4  Hammering Lemon   on the improve with almost every start.......last is solid/better than since the 10 July race are improved.......rather sure this O'Neill three year old is sitting on his lifetime best today......hard to ask for more than that

9  Tropical Terror   brutal trip in last for this Cassidy three year old ..........both lifetime races (also one mile on the sod like today) run at Del Mar are his lifetime two best racing endeavors.......this gelding has a ton of talent but tends to run wide.......back to Smith who gave him a decent ride from the 9 post two back

3  Table for Ten

5  Me Macho

1  Luvluv


race 7    average clarity

7  With This Vow  no play on the board in this girl's MSW debut........dropped into MC in his next start........I likely her chances on June 21st with the gimme/go move and she not only came thru but ran a bigger race than we could imagine......nice works since......should be tough

6  Sheza Girly Girl   very big improved conventional dirt race at Pln.......shows up in a new barn........if Knapp can get as much out of her with the switch in surfaces she has a solid shot at visiting the circle of joy this afternoon

4  Morning Addiction

1  Miss Fraulein


race 8    average clarity

6  Capture the Sea   monster speed for this gelding in 2020 and retains a jock in Maldonado who makes a living with speed horses.......and........there isn't much other speed in this allowance race.......handicapping 101

2  Strongconstitution   O'Neill in awfully good in abbreviated turf sprints.......1st time Umberto Rispoli........stout turf jock should work out a nice stalking trip saving ground.......away since November but works say ready - ready - ready

4  Torosay

5  Ginobili

7  Tribalist


race 9    average clarity

3  Abusive Grey   gelding not only won the last two times that he has sprinted but both were strong efforts/figs........and the two races were also at today's 6F the step up today off of a strong win.......and the trainer Vann Belvoir is an eye popping 35% win with his last 17 "claim repeaters"

2  Self Taught   last three times that this three old gelding ran in fast rated sprints he owns 2 wins and a 2nd.....that and Hess will likely pull out all stops with him with the added $$$ for shippers at stake

6  Castle Grey

7  Camby

1  Botero


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2  K P All Systems Go   goofy ride in last moving way too early........but previously Cedillo gave this Mullin's colt nice rides leading to 2 wins and a near win 2nd........up and coming jock will be out to make amends........1st at 1 1/16 but the distance should be a nice fit

6  Smooth Like Strait   loaded with early route speed and he doesn't cash it in easily despite of it........low % turf rider for his races in S-Cal led to (5 3 1 1 1).........high % turf rider today.......such a deal

7  Storm the Court

8  Indian Peak

5  Kanderel


race 11    average clarity   (SHF carryover here) 

8  Veinstrike   decent MC debut and it was at a route.........sat too far off of a lackluster set of fractions and yet still closed enough to snatch 4th........away since the Nov. race but returns as a 1st time gelding........showed he can run fresh........has the potential to be a better racehorse with the ultimate change in equipment

6  Leprino   $700K purchase drops to the bottom MC level available.......ouch.......4 lifetime turf races fit if he can run as well in on the main track........we shall see about 7 pm pacific

9  Bigfoot City

12  Prince Ricky

10  Do Not Swipe Left

3  Hungarian Storm





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