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Del Mar for Thursday 19 July 2012


Sure was great to see the racing surface at Dmr relatively even after 4 straight years of opening day being some degree of outside. Great start to the Del Mar Meeting on a difficult day. We got some nice trips and that is never an easy thing at Dmr.


race 1    average clarity

3  Love My Girl   O'Neill charge legged up on the grass in last..........race 2 back on the Hol AW is solid and is somewhat hidden with a poor trip.....blinkers on to help focus in the early stages.......Bejarano on too

2  Mrs. Rosa   another O'Neill runner (he just claimed) coming off a grass effort......strong grass fig/effort in latest.....1st ever on the main track......fits fine if she transfers her ability to the main track

6  My Diane   Sadler stops awhile on a declining horse.......put in 4 nice works.........battery recharged.......full go here on the drop into distance seems to be 6F as this runner tends to flatten out at longer sprints


race 2    average clarity

6  No Rachmones   improving with every start and owns good speed in a 5F affair......small drop from MSW to mdn80k should help keep any "monsters" away

1  Resistant   Eurton and company most likely had a good handle on what they were getting for $75K as this 1st timer was purchased in April......well placed for debut in mdn80K

3  Wildcat Moon   works are fairly good for this 1ster who has a good early speed pedigree......good speed trainer and a good speed rider......and only a 5F race


race 3    average clarity

6  She Spirit Di Su   all 3 lifetime turf route races are par or better........filly takes a very logical drop after not being on the board in 4 straight alw races

2  Star Vesta   sure ran well on the sod in the Big Apple (3 2 1 0)......1 for 1 on the turf in only race around 2 turf turns and it was a convincing 3L victory at Aqu at 5 to 1

1  Roses For Joni   on the right end of the learning curve......needs the trend to stay intact.......jock knows this filly well as this is his 5th straight mount on her

4  Starship Flare   owns significant early speed.....been in the doldrums but drops and does own some strong back numbers....maybe she can find them 2nd out after a 7+ week break in the action


race 4    slightly above average clarity

4  State Capital    purely a trip play here off of a 5th out of 10 finish in maiden debut last .....checked 2 early, ran wide, and check 2 in the stretch and it was in a fast heat......aggressive work tab since.......come on P Val

6  He's Not Too Shabby   work regiment looks good for this Mullins 1st timer.....good start for Mullins on opening day hints his stock is ready to roll

7  Hawkeye Declan    squeezed baldy at the start in his mc debut.......blinkers on.......good chance to break better and sit close to the lead....not impossible as Sadler is somewhat better with 2nd time starters

2  Old Man Lake   Mullins charge was  unimpressive in his MSW debut but takes the ever dangerous drop from MSW to mdn claiming


race 5    slightly below average clarity

2  Rossi Reserve   last sure looks like the gimme placed over her head to go go go 2nd out after an extended hiatus from the track

3  Somethingabouterri    very dangerous conditioner when he drops a runner multiple levels and that is the case here

10  Memo To Kathy   shooting for 3 in a row with a cheap filly is usually a difficult task.....but........3 for 6 at the distance and Spawr has been on a roll the last couple of months with his claimers

6  Hey I'm Sobaa    most likely leader here......needs to hold it together physically....was a vet scratch 2 weeks ago

Long-shot Possibilities:   1 Roulette It Roll    away since May 10th but......trainer has been hot......and this cheap filly sure worked awfully well (5F in 100:2H, 2 of 69 at Hol) just 5 days ago.....might be feeling great


race 6    average clarity

3  My Candy Gal   a virtual win machine here.......has won 4 of her last 5 and is (23 12 4 1) overall......yikes.......seems like a smart claim by Hess

8  Indycat   laid up runner is working as if she is ready fresh.......very stout history since the blinkers were removed 6 races ago.......good history on the AW (4 2 2 0)

6  Missdealornodeal   won her last easily but she fell off quite a bit figure wise........also she might not be as good on the AW.....but if this consistent sort rebounds to her effort 2 and 3 back..... she wins again

2  Miss Oops   mare is steadily getting better in 2012.....just claimed by Lopez who has had a good Spring/Summer stepping horses up multiple levels.....12.5K to 32K qualifies for multiple levels


race 7    slightly above average clarity

1  Sizzling Gold   very good early speed here but doesn't necessarily need the lead to win........only one other speed horse in here and that is the 5 horse

4  Sean S   3 for 3 in turf sprints......mid pack runner will be hoping 1 and 5 put the heat on one another

2  Big Honey Bee   consistent sort on the AW.....1st on the lawn but seemingly has the pedigree to handle it....should be motoring fast late if she takes to the new surface


race 8    average clarity

4  Kvetch    debut race at Dmr 2 races back was very strong and it is somewhat hidden by a bad since Oct. but this filly is training as if all systems are go for this Miller baby......Gomez/Miller have been a hot combo of late

9  Joyfull Julia   lone race was last Sept. at Fpx and it was very stout.........solid 2nd in a fast heat of MSW runners.....doubt this is a gimme or her trainer would have run her in a non-claiming event

11  Molokini   good foundation and good speed put into this Hess 1ster....and mom has tossed 2 winners from 2 starters 1 of which was a Stakes winner

12  Maid Of Dishonor   another 1st timer with a solid foundation of longer drills and some good speed works as well.......Tim Yakteen runner seems ready

7  Never Shea Never   only lifetime race was for 7+ months.....trouble if she returns fully fit......difficult to tell if this Mitchell runner is ready

3  Medio Ciego   another filly who is hard to decipher how ready she is off of the long layoff.......trouble if she is ready



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