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Del Mar for Thursday 29 July 2021

OK card today and I like Friday's card quite a bit. 

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

3  Civil Suit   five year old mare won by 13 lengths in a MC20K the lone time the connections were willing to risk losing her in a claiming with that in mind it seems likely she was given a tune-up off of the 13 month break to tighten up and be fit for her 2nd lifetime claiming race a 25Knw2.......we shall see if that is so about 2 p.m. pacific

1  Morning Addiction   3 of 4 lifetime dirt races fit fine in this spot including her latest where she sat awfully close to a hot pace and predictably got tired in the stretch........races a couple of levels lower as in $30Knw3 to $25Knw2.......should be a major player if she holds form

6  Flat Out Joy


race 2   above average clarity

4  Scotish Star   2 for 2 lifetime in Argentina winning both races by 7 lengths and her 2nd race was a Grade 1 where she beat 15 horses at 12 to 1........away since October but her work regiment is stellar.......Richard Mandella seemingly gets one heck of a new "pick-up" as does Prat

6  Stellar Sound   filly won her MSW debut and her other lifetime win in 6 races was also a "fresh win" run off of a 8 month layoff where she won by 7L.......away since December......nice work tab.......should be up for her best

5  Road Rager


race 3    below average clarity

10  So Very Smart   claimed two races back and O'Neill saw fit to race his filly in a route turf race which she didn't handle well.......MSW debut 3 races back fits fine here.........3 nice preparatory drills since her disappointing grass race......believe she is ready to duplicate her debut run

3  Seven Sisters   Mathis drops his five year old mare from MSW to MC today........his mare already has shown good early speed and now adds blinkers.......both lifetime races fit solidly here........good 15 July drill (1st ever on the Dmr surface) is reassuring......hard to split top two

1  Supersonic Flyer

7  Sugar Plum

9  Livin' At the Bu


race 4    average clarity

5  Red Storm Risen   the D'A takes over the training duties of this N.Y. invader shooting for the extra $$$$ for shippers.......all three 2021 races were turf routes and appear to fit well here.......and his a.m. prowess since arriving at Del Mar is impressive especially his best of 18 5F turf work on 18 July at Del Mar......trainer is dynamite 1st time out with new grass runners he picks up

1  Blameless   another invader from the east coast racing with the the added money incentive to be ready 1st into Del D'Amato the trainer Michael Maker is stellar with turf runners........hard not to like

6  First Premio

9  Keystone Field

4  Irish Heatwave


race 5    average clarity

4  Madame Barbarian   all five sprint races since Mullins took over as the trainer of this eight year old mare fit fine and today she races for the lowest level since Jeff became her conditioner........and why not drop as in 5 months she will be a nine year old.......sure seems well-meant today

6  Grazen Honor   sprint-sprint-route scenario and blinkers go back on after two races with them off.......turf to dirt and Miyadi drops her multiple levels.........considering she went off at 58 to 1 in her latest race the effort was likely badly our top choice she sure seems well meant today

7  Kirsch Truffle

3  Your Royal Coil

9  Chollima


race 6    average clarity

9  American Bourbon   three year old filly has enough early gas to overcome a tough post with the rails out 30 feet on the grass course........preparatory works have never been better and Wong gets Flavien Prat and his agent to accept the mount.......seems likely to add to her (3 2 1 0) record in turf routes to date

3  Cecile's Chapter   as mentioned in race two M. Maker is stellar with his turf stock and he sends out this filly who is eligible for the ship and win bonus who is (4 2 1 0 1) on firm turf route races and the 4th was in a $500K Stakes at KD.......she should be a major factor in the outcome of this 40K claiming race for three year old fillies

4  Plum Sexy

5  Frazzled

2  Chasingserendipity


race 7    average clarity

3  Lady Mystify   both lifetime races on Lasix are better than par Santucci figs for today's higher level not to mention her last one was a 18 length win in her 1st at a route.......that race was way back in early February at SA.......preparatory works for her return to the races have improved with each and every drill.....seems all set to continue where she left off......Prat wisely stays put

1  Lucky Peridot   (6 3 1 2) on convention dirt and the 3 wins were at today's 8F distance......solid 4L win at Lrc racing 1st out after the Mulhall claim......Kristin has had a strong 2021 and is she is often at her best with route runners and not to shabby getting a given runner to go back to back

7  Ginja

4  Did I Stutter


race 8    below average clarity

6  Over Attracted   tepid top choice appears to have been in "gimme mode" in a protected race to get away with today's drop into mid priced conditioned claiming without getting claimed.......very aggressive tightly spaced works preparing for today's race suggest she is "well-meant" this afternoon

3  Mulligan   not much on the dirt in his latest for Richard Baltas and company.......both grass races which were sprints are good considering today's racing level.......1st long on the sod is the question mark........but 1st "long" with a grass runner is right in the trainer's wheelhouse

8  Brittle and Yoo

10  Buy Wave Buy

9  Navy Queen

7  Starship Sky



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