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Del Mar for Sunday 30 August 2020

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race 1    above average clarity

4  Rantanen   young promising trainer is in his 1st career slump and that might be the catalyst for dropping his two year old colt into claiming for the 1st time.....that and I doubt that Prat and his agent would take the youngster for the 1st time if his relative health wasn't in decent shape

5  Freerunning   gate to wire threat with a good speed rider up

2  Mandrew

7  Grit City Kid


race 2    average clarity

6  Midnight Garden   five year old mare can get loose in this spot but she can win without the lead so J J Hernandez has options........owner/trainer combo of Wygod/Sise have had one nice summer as a team

5  Operatic   very consistent late runner needs to learn what it means to win again.......2nd time Prat might help the cause

7  Atina

2  Take a Leap


race 3    average clarity

4  Heels Up   Baffert's MSW 1st time starter appears to like the Del Mar surface as her a.m. work is night and day better since switching her training from LA.......last preparatory drill is an eye popping 58:4 Hg

5  Gravitron   turf to dirt for her 2nd start and her pedigree is better for the dirt......Hollendorfer has been firing at a better rate than his (9 1 3 2) indicates

1  Moomlight d'Oro

7  Fracing Fast


race 4    below average clarity

1  Miss Fraulein   1st on the grass today and with a decent enough work on it 10 days ago........good trainer with turf sprinters in Peter Miller........three year old filly broke on top and opened a clear lead the two times she started from the one post both of which were dirt sprints

3  With This Vow   graduated in her 2nd lifetime start off of 27 days rest........2nd out after a break today (21 days rest).......good grass pedigree

4  Brittle and Yoo

6  Queensbeccaandjane

8  Sugar Pickle


race 5    average clarity

5  With Due Cause   last was OK considering today's lower level but what we want is his effort 2 back which was run run at today's 5 1/2F distance.......both mounts that J J Hernandez got from Mike Harrington over the last couple of months were live ones and one of them was a win

6  Colt Fiction   solid better than par for today's given level........can he repeat it is the ? mark as this five year has only been able race twice (1 July 18 and 7 August 20)

3  Jungle Roar

10  Spud

2  Starship Chewbacca


race 6    average clarity

6  Bud Knight   when Powell has legged up top turf jocks this gelding is (4 1 3 0).........latest race which was the 2 August version of the turf race is solid and disguised in its strength some........gelding gets 3 lbs off today........Rispoli wisely remains up.......hard not to like

1  Rip City   ultra impressive when last seen on New Years Day 2020........a ton if he is up for similar today off of an extended hiatus from the game

5  Tallien

3  Montana Moon

8  City Rage


race 7    average clarity

2  Uncaptured Hero   seems like an alarming drop to some degree but this gelding's lone race at Del Mar was a win and easily his lifetime why not drop to 32Knw2 to win and at the same time get eligible for the nw2 starter races.......Prat up supports the notion this gelding is healthy enough

3  Nesbit   works sure suggest this Sherman gelding is meant and ready fresh off of the bench........and he gets in light with 2 lbs off for entering for 28K and 7 more with the bug boy in the saddle

7  Terrible Ted

1  Natural History

8  Etterbay Ucklay


race 8    average clarity

6  Most Sandisfactory   sprint-route-sprint scenario.......turf to dirt.......and most importantly 2nd out following a claim where O'Neill is 32% win with his last 44........draws leading rider Rispoli to boot

3  Poise to Strike   last likely wouldn't do but his effort two back would......needs a rebound

12  Air Jockey

11  U. S. Ranger

10  Hoop Dream


race 9    average clarity

8  Thanks Mr. Eidson   very big race 2nd time turf 2 races back.......colt raced 3 wide and did so a length off of a nasty set of preparatory works.......likely will stalk our 2nd his chances if that is the position he sits in

6  Brickyard Ride   colt has opened up a clear lead in all 6 races since the blinkers were put on.........rider upgrade.......races at the shortest distance of his career which seems like a positive

3  Devil Made Me Doit

2  Nero

1  Seven Scents


race 10    average clarity

3  Governor Goteven   small barn with a nice Cal-bred who won a Cal-bred $100K Stakes like today in her 2nd lifetime start by 3 1/2L earning a nice fig.......she also won her 4F recent work hints she should fire another solid race

5  Will Take a Kiss   nice forward move to graduate with the addition of blinkers........and improved a.m. work since........should be tough for Mike Harrington and company

2  Do You Hear That

1  Mucha Woman


race 11    below average clarity

3  Wind and Hope   solid move forward in her 2nd lifetime start and for the 1st time in her career she gets to race off of short rest........significant jock upgrade especially so for a grass race.......trainer is having a stellar Del Mar meeting

6  Acoustic Shadow   better than it appears MSW debut in Jan in Florida.......decent a.m. preparation.......Powell is better than average with horses racing off of extended layoffs........seems ready and likely at a handsome price

7  Frose

1  Ya Beauty

2  Miss Audrey Pray

9  Viazar


Posted on August 30, 2020 at 9:00 am by richs · Permalink
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