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Del Mar for Saturday 13 August 2011

It has been quite awhile since I liked three race cards in-a-row but that is the case today. Hopefully I'm not too high on things after a very profitable day yesterday.




race 1    average clarity

3  Gilligan    wired on opening day which wasn't easy to do.....awfully sharp right

7  Fog Alert   last 2 races run at a higher level fit fig/effort wise here......last 2 career wins both occurred in claiming affairs

5  Rackateer   sure like claim backs by Carava which is the case with this 8 year chance to put in a winning close in last the pace up front was way too soft

1  Dixie Trouper   wide trip in last hides a 2nd consecutive decent effort......1st ever at a route but his pedigree says he should handle the distance


race 2    slightly below average clarity

5  Recipient   same sprint tune-up in last prior to a route race that has been used a couple of times before with relative success for this filly in 2010....has won her last 2 races when put up for a tag

3  Cactus Jane    has given good effort in all 4 lifetime races.......was able to get up in time from off the pace in latest despite a slow pace up front 

6  Siempre Esperanza   hot trainer with limited starters steps up this filly after a race that fits if she can handle the move to the turf and the two turns

4  Secret Cove   only one career turf race fits and it is very strong for the competition was run fresh and she is fresh today


race 3    slightly above average clarity

2  Nijinsky's Song   been away a year but training exceptionally well....lone race was a strong effort where she ran greenly and displayed lots of run/energy

4  Just Imagine   recent 3 furlong bullet and a route tune-up to aid his staying power should make this colt tough from the get go in a race without a lot of speed

1  Candy Sweetheart   Sadler has been on fire this past week and this 1ster is training as if all systems are go to be competitive in his MSW debut

7  Death Star   needs quite a bit more then his debut race but Shirreffs 2nd starters can jump up and bit you once in a while


race 4    average clarity

3  Hodge    this 1st timer sure finished off his work regiment the right way with 2 impressive tosses runners and many of them are 2 year olds

8  Fit To Rule   exits an extremely fast heat that was talent laden.....blinkers on so expect more early speed today which is a good thing with his outer-most post

5  Groovin' Solo   rather decent debut from a small barn that is dangerous with 2 year olds.....blinkers on......Cho has won 2 of his last 5 with such an equipment change

1  Drill   great name for a Baffert horse......not the best of trips in MSW debut last....smartly puts the blinkers on....rather likely to move forward today


race 5    slightly below average clarity

5  Photo Shopped   seems like a sharp claim......colt is 2 for 2 going long with 1 win on the sod and 1 on the AW....O'neill seems to be firing with better success lately

4  Nahem   work tab says very ready for 1st ever up for a tag and you need to be ready the way people are snatching horses at the claiming box these days

2  Go Richie Go   Baze will be out to make amends after a wide trip in last and has a good post in which to start with to make a ground saving trip happen

6  Kingsford Drive   just claimed by Dollase and he worked his new charge on the turf and the drill was decent....he has a good history 1st time turf and I imagine he claimed this colt because he had faith she will be a turf move up


race 6    slightly above average clarity

6  Fortunate Angel   solid efforts/figs/pace in last 5 sprint races on the main.....hold sway and he surely is the one to overcome 

1  Me Salty   prefers shorter rest so I believe we will see his effort 2 back which is a little bit better then par for today's level

5  Naturalist   improving  sort owns decent speed and can be in the hunt from the get go which has been a good thing the last couple of days at old Del Mar

3  Le' Heat   poor trip in last hides a move forward.....10 lbs off with the app. up might help chances....almost always an interesting proposition


race 7    slightly above average clarity

1,1a ENTRY   both of Baffert's horses are strong in this spot and I still would have on top if one of them scratches

2  Balladry  not the best of trips in fact the effort/fig/energy displayed fits fine in today's alw nw level....and the colt continues to train forwardly

6  Centralinteligence   exits a fast MSW sprint heat and was able to win despite a 3 wide trip and pressing the pace.....1st long but bred to get a route of ground....Ellis horse's have been firing

9  Great Warrior   in very good form on the grass and now switches to the indicate the switch will not be a and ready but will need a very clever trip from the 10 hole


race 8    average clarity

4  Burns   last was good and 2 back was very good and it was at today's distance.....weight off.....should come flying

7  Midnight Interlude   won a small Stakes race in lone grass race with a bad trip.....would be top choice if it wasn't for a somewhat sketchy work regiment

5  Fort Hastings    solid last year in Germany and their racing gets more formidable every year......may have needed last ...if so he should be able to compete for the win here.....Hall of Fame Hollendorfer is a sleeping monster overdo to awaken

2  Thirtyfirststreet   bombed in last at Cnl but O'Neill is uncanny at getting return shippers to rebound....fits fine if he does bounce back 


race 9    average clarity

4  Ismene   not Spawr's strong suite to be ready with a 1st timer but the drills for a filly statebred 2 year old in August 1st timer are outstanding

7  Too Sharp   this Harrington charge has gotten rather hidden after 2 consecutive runs on a suspect inside......and the works are getting much sharper......can be a very sweet price and prominent from the get go

1  Starlight Magic   works suggest that this 1st timer is ready and Glatt was able to get Bejarano to ride

8  Musical Arts   works are decent for this 1st timer but maybe more importantly most of Sadlers stock has been firing that last couple of weeks


race 10    slightly above average clarity

1  Entabeni   lifetime best fig on The Racing's Digest's Top Turf Today was on a firm turf at 1 mile....trainer is hot and and the mare is in good negative caveat...she has broken poorly the last 2 times she started from the 1 post.....cross your fingers

2  El Nadia   consistent mare is best at 1 mile and that's today's distance.....small drop should also help quite a lot

6  No Flies On Doodle   very fast....looks loose here here and P Val is up.....dangerous

3  R Vicarious Girl    may have needed last....if so looks like she can be in the hunt

5  Bab At The Bowster   been too flat in route races but claimed off of a solid sprint race.....maybe her new connections can get her to finish the last 1/16 instead of flatten out

9  Attar Of Rose   will need 3 or 4 lengths more horse then her last and a good trip......plenty to overcome but not impossible





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