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Del Mar for Sunday 15 August 2021

Purchase is now available at a $3.50 discount until Tuesday when the price goes up for our special full card publication for Saratoga's big day which is of course Travers Stakes Day.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

4  Busy Paynter   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  the 3 horses lined up to the inside of this mare are slow and she has speed and she exits the gate exceptionally well....... so......... Frey should get the rail and a decent chance to snatch the lead.........most of the stock out of the Mathis barn has been live better than his overall record indicates

3  Storming Lady   somewhat of a suspicious multiple level drop for this six year old but on the other hand Prat gets the call and the last time he rode this mare from the Marquez barn he won.......tough call but if this gal is physically OK she should be a major factor in the outcome of this race

8  Smiling Annie

5  On Deck

6  Miss Kitness


race 2    average clarity

6  Sauls Call   drop makes sense out of the MSW ranks down to MC50K as this two year old has been flattening out at 5F and now has to race 5 1/2F.......part of the "flattening" was because this Miyadi baby caught 3 key fields to start her career........should be in the mix from the opening bell and tough thru-out if this gelding has held his form

5  Thirsty Chapo   nice improvement for this Jorge Periban (who has done well in 2021 albeit with limited starters) colt in his 2nd lifetime start.......he ran 2nd in both races so if he moves forward again a visit to the circle of joy has a decent shot at occurring today

3  I Know Cash Flow

2  Tizlightning   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE 

7  Gemini Bay


race 3    average clarity

1  Angelcents   trainer Librado Barocio is a perfect 2 for 2 at Del Mar lighting up the board but this speedy filly will get bet and deservedly so as she a perfect 4 for 4 loose on the lead at the 5F turf distance........and two of those races including her last at Del Mar were breaking from the one post.......and......posts 1 & 2 have won 1/2 of the 22 races run at the 5F turf distance

2  Gidgetta   only grass win in 4 turf races came the lone time Mr Prat was up.......he's up today and he seemingly should get a lively pace up front in this race to help his cause as this four year old filly comes from out of it

7  Five Pics Please

6  Beautiful Ballad

3  Ana Lisa


race 4    average clarity

4  Heir   12% trainer is twice that racing 1st out following a claim which is the case today............and Belvoir is able to get high in demand rider Flavien Prat to accept the mount........last sure fits number wise and it is disguised in it's strength by a brutal trip

2  Paint Me Lucky   Baffert six year old maiden (doubt I have ever written that before) should be loose on the lead and tough to wheel in if he is OK physically speaking as this is the 1st time he has been able to race more than two times before going bye bye for a long period of time

3  Investment Account

8  Whistleblower

7  Big Well


race 5    above average clarity

5  Hemmerle   Mandella sends out a MSW 1st time starter that owns a terrific pedigree for the grass and a route........and the two year old filly is training like she is very meant and ready to roll at 1st has tossed 3 winners from 3 starters one of which was a Stakes winner and all three were able to win on the lawn

3  Helen Well  D"Amato has been unreal with his horses that he gets from Europe and I don't see any reason he can't continue his success with this filly who faced the boys running a nice 4th in a 10 horse field in Ireland going off 28 to 1.......Risploi gets the call and take note that he and the D'A teamed up to win (our top choice) yesterday in a grass race

7  Very Scary

6  Carroll Girl

10  A Crown for Kitten


race 6    below average clarity

4  What Goes On Tour   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  Hess has snapped out of a slump and he might keep the improved times rolling here with this Midwest invader shooting for the win 1st in extra moola available.....both lifetime races on fast rated dirt fit decently but maybe even more can occur today as this is the 1st time this fellow gets to race on Lasix when running on a fast track

8  Flat Out Joy   cut back of 1/16th should help this Ellis runner who has run well in 3 7F races but flatten out to grab 2 2nd's and a 3rd.......trainer is struggling so maybe that is the impetus for another drop in claiming.......hard not to root for Ron Ellis who sure could use a win.....if Ron gets to winners circle I wouldn't call it flat out joy but rather "relief"

5  Secret Mission

1  Pasito

3  Daring Cat


race 7    above average clarity

2  Leggs Galore   filly set a torrid pace and still held on to run 2nd in good time in an open company race that was a Grade she faces Cal-breds and as the lone speed in the race.....that and she is 6 for 8 on the turf and a perfect 2 for 2 at Dmr

7  Warren's Showtime   connections will likely have their fingers crossed hoping that someone can push our top pick some in the early stages.......if so this very consistent Craig Lewis filly should be tough

3  Nardini

1  Pulpit Rider


race 8    average clarity

1  Dr. Troutman   for an apprentice rider Jessica Pyfer does a nice job getting the lead from the one hole not only in routes but sprints too........and her mount has enough early gas to help her get loose and lonely on the lead......just claimed by Hollendorfer and the works since the claim hint he has tweaked something that has improved this seven year old

4  Cajun Treasure   another just claimed who looks dangerous......a solid work put in since the Papaprodromou claim......and take note Van Dyke & Papa have teamed up to win their last two races as a the other two this fellow should go off a decent price

6  Leprino

7  Causeididitmyway

8  Royal Insider


race 9    average clarity

1  Vantastic  strong move forward in his last race and gets to face easier today and with Prat back aboard after being absent for a race extremely reassuring 5/110 4F drill since his last racing endeavor.......hard not to like

9  Liar Liar   exits the same race as our top choice where he earned a Santucci Fig that is a length better than our top our top choice I believe he will fire a similar race today but whereas our top choice goes from post 11 to post 1 this guy goes from post 1 to post 9

12  C Falls

4  Nerves of Steel

5  East Rand

3  Foothill




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