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Del Mar for Saturday 23 July 2011

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race 1    average clarity

6  Chinese Praise   Miller is a very dangerous conditioner 1st time with blinkers with bullet drills showing since his last race and that's what we have here

3  Yankee Gone South   invader is loaded with speed and only has 5 1/2 furlongs to last with P Val aboard who still at his advanced age holds loose horse's together as good as anyone in the game

1  Special Kid   ever dangerous Carava just snatched at the claiming box and he is red hot lately when he teams up with today's rider...Rosario

 

race 2    average clarity

4  Matto Mando   running well versus better.....only one other speed type to cope with and he looks like he should tire about the 7F mark in this mile turf affair

1  Waltzing With Blue   improving sort and steps up in claiming price.......strongly suggesting he can more forward again and he fits if he does

5  Winesome Charm   needed last and likely to move forward.....Dollase barn seems to be heating up

7  Cayambe   appears to be on a rebound of sorts.......another forward move today and he fits fine for the 40K level

 

race 3    slightly below average clarity

6  Tummel   tepid top pick in a wide open affair.....23 to 1 in a 7 horse MSW debut suggests this one wasn't all that cranked up for debut....logical to think he will show more today

2  Secret Circle   Baffert 1st timer looks ready to roll but must overcome a difficult post for a 2 year old to cope with....Bejarano sure helps

7  Spit Ball   trainer/rider teamed up with an upset 1ster win at 16 to 1 on Thursday....drills hint this one might be ready as well 

4  Basmati   similar to the 6 horse....big odds and still ran decent race showing big early pace...more can occur today 2nd time out of the box

 

race 4    average clarity

5  Meter Me Gone   very consistent sort on the AW combined with the combo of Carava/Rosario makes for a good chance we are backing a live runner 

6  Michailsheartlite   sharp recent 4F bullet drill suggests we may see this girl's solid race 2 back

7  Judicious   on the improve and just snatched at the claiming box.........2 for 2 since went on Lasix.......3 for 3 is possible in this spot

8  One Bad Texter   much improved in her 2nd lifetime start......can and needs another forward move

 

race 5    slightly below average clarity

9  Lilly Fa Pootz   quite good when right......blinkers off....works indicate she has woken up with the equipment change

3  Andina   great shot for a ground saving mid pack trip.....has been facing better

1  Wild Mia   last wasn't bad......race 2 back is what we want

5  City To City   big race last year on the Dmr grass course almost upsetting Evening Jewel.......might be in peak form 3rd out after the 10 month layoff

 

race 6    average clarity

7  He Be Fire N Ice   positive trainer change and Ellis has this laid up colt at a peak for his return to the races

3  Surplus   good 1st timer sire....works are up to snuff.....owners (believe live in San Diego) and the trainer love to win at Dmr

6  Mint Humor   2 year old debut last year was very impressive.......return race this year was decent....could use a forward move and we might get it

8  Field Report   good foundation applied to this Sadler 1ster which seemingly is a good thing (as opposed to speed type drills) for the so far tiring and slow Dmr synthetic

 

race 7    slightly above average clarity

9  Orientatious   debut 2 back was an impressive 2nd in one stout MSW field....then won under total control in next out......continues to work like something special and Puype is having his best year in a very long time

8  Home sweet Home    3 solid races in 3 career starts that all fit fine here......Sadler is super with 3 year old fillies

10  Lunch Time Diva   good sprint history......late runner sure suites the Dmr track we have seen so far this meet 

5  Teddy's Promise   good history fresh on the AW......1st time Ellis charge is training like he appreciates his new handler

 

race 8    slightly above average clarity

7  Caracortado   should be able to get an excellent ground saving mid pack position......extremely consistent horse is in 4 lbs less than our 2nd pick

6  Acclamation    would have been top pick if had equal weight with the top choice.....should be on or near the lead from the get go and be tough down the lane

5  Smart Bid   solid invader will need his very best....might get it cause he seems to fit today's 1 1/6th mile distance well 

8  Celtic Princess   filly versus the boys but she sure is improving and the Avila barn is heating up

 

race 9   slightly above average clarity

4  Kalya Cat    horrendous trip in last hides a good forward move....back quick with a solid 3F drill....history for this gelding says back quick is a goooooood thing

5  Fortunate Appeal   wide with pace in last somewhat hides a very strong move forward.....Miller has been getting the job done

7  Perfect Easter    nice invader drops for 1st in the O'neill barn.......rather sure he will be tough here but he tends to hang

6  Clue Me In   last race fits here decently.......off 2 1/2 months but training like Canani is bringing him back ready

 

race 10    slightly below average clarity

12  Silver Luna   great chance to range up from the outside near the lead....right up P Val's alley

1  Warren's Glitter   decent maiden claiming debut....tough post but blinkers on seems like a good thing because if the blinks help his speed he can get some position in this race void of speed

9  Miss Mystic   not a great group so if this 1st timer is ready lookout

4  Suances Star   bet some in debut 2 back.....bombed on the turf in next.......blinkers off and the 1st thing I look for is improved works and we have a solid 2nd best of 50 5F work showing.....maybe.....and at a monster price

2  Game Changer   debut 3 back was OK....then 2 clunkers......now 2 straight solid works.....poised for a rebound

6  Confectionist   needs a big wake up call......conditioning of a hall of fame trainer to give him one  

*NOTE 13 Running Isabella has a shot here if she draws in

 

 

 

 

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