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Del Mar for Thursday 2 August 2012


Average looking card at best today. About 1/2 finished with tomorrow and so far it looks like a decent card.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

5  Speargun   shipper was caught 3 wide near the pace versus better......needed the race and the trainer smartly drops.....most of colt's career fits well at today's mc30K level

7  Beau Royale   claimed back in April for 50K by Belvoir......laid up since but training nicely.....repeat of his last is solid here......likely to be ready and duplicate the effort today

1  America Rising    another dropping with races that fit well here who I think is in relatively good health to get to the circle of joy for the first time in his life

6  Malibu Affair   claimed in last off of an improved race which was run at a route.....that race should build his endurance for his new 22% 1st after the claim trainer.......and we get a jock upgrade to the hot riding Maldonado


race 2    average clarity

2  The Roan Ranger   back to the AW where this colt has a good history running long on the synthetic....and takes a logical drop in claiming

1  Rich's Kid   shipper from Crc shows up in the Belvoir barn and the trainer has him working as if we might see his maiden debut where he dusted mdn 12.5K claimers by 14 lengths in an excellent time even for today's much higher level

4  Take No Prisoners   improved in last on the grass ........back quickly and drops.....shot to improve again which puts him soundly in the hunt here

7  The Bien's Gift   just claimed by Pederson who wins at a 30% clip 1st out after the claim......and the horse is 3 2-1-0 on the AW


race 3    average clarity

2  Let's Get Crackin   change of trainers for today and takes a significant drop in claiming.......if it wasn't for the change in conditioners I would be more suspicious of the drop.....but with the trainer change I think this fellow is in good enough health

7  Bwana Be Gone   laid up drop down fits fine if ready.......I doubt this is a tune-up or I believe Mitchell would have protected him at a higher level

4  Charlie Company   solid efforts at today's distance of 6 furlongs......seems all cranked up and ready off of a good series of 7 works since his last run in early June.....and besides..... I was a member of Charlie Company long ago in the Army

6  Tribal Dreams   just claimed for the 3rd time in 5 lifetime races.......steps up multiple levels.....speed of the speed here and the light weight app. is up.....shot to get away and hide


race 4    average clarity

2  Bella Viaggia   very strong MSW debut caught wide and still closed fast to snatch 2nd.....and Puype is about twice as good with 2nd time starters

3  Romance Is Roman   poor trip in MSW debut last and it is somewhat disguised........race lacks speed and this filly showed some after breaking a little slowly

4  Tiz A Daisy   shows plenty of effort but so far she is a bad gate horse.........but lookout if she breaks decently because she showed solid speed after a tardy start 3 races back.....might be loose in a race lacking a front runner

6  Missdang Sally   laid up filly is training as if she is returning ready to roll fresh off of the bench..........showed good ability in her MSW last debut.....trainer has been waking up out of the doldrums


race 5    average clarity

4  Lil Miss Macky   figs/efforts have been slipping of late but just claimed and her connections are willing to drop.......seemingly should still fit competing at her lowest claiming level ever

1  Indy Beauty   way too flat at 7F in last and her racing figure fell off by a large amount......cut back of 1 furlong sure looks like a much better proposition

Mavicsa    very competitive sort has been racing every 2 to 4 weeks for too long of a time......should appreciated a break of 7 weeks

3  Plazarita   efforts fit for this filly but she has a lot to prove sprinting......only sprint was poor but it was her lifetime debut.....deserves another chance


race 6    slightly below average clarity

5  Slippery Slewp   good effort in mc debut at Pln somewhat hidden by not the best of trips......blinkers on to help focus.......solid rider/trainer combo in Bonde and Maldonado especially with speed and I expect this colt will show good early foot today

2  Tiz A Minister   exits a fast heat where this colt broke slow and then checked hard which compromised his maiden debut chances greatly in a 5F race.....add to this his conditioner is better with 2nd time starters and you have a top contender

1  Mine Fever   useful MSW debut and now drops in for a tag.......Hollendorfer is very stout 1st time in claiming with a given horse

6  Monument    works are soft for this maiden claiming 1st timer but the Dam was very quick and very broodmare......we shall see


race 7    slightly above average clarity

5  Key Decision   all three selections here are strong horses for today's level....but this one must feel really good for Avilia to wheel him back in 8 days off of a strong effort

2  Obviously   solid sprint turf figs for this very consistent Mitchell charge......1st at a route but bred just fine to handle one

4  Bruce's Dream   not out of this........very powerful grass efforts for this Puype runner who never ran a bad race in 9 lifetime tab hints that he maybe returning as good as new


race 8    slightly above average clarity

8  The Brian   owns outstanding sprint speed in a race lacking route speed.......yikes......great spot for 1st ever at a route runner from the Baffert barn

6  Tiz Dynamic    last sure looks like nothing more then a sprint tune-up to tighten up and be at full throttle in his 2nd lifetime start at a route.....1st time blinkers and a strong couple of 7F drills support that he is very ready for much better

7  Hometown Hero   Avila won with a 1st time starter going a route of ground last week and the works sure look similar for this 1st timer

5  Toruk Makto   only needs slightly better than he has been running.....tough call if he will give it

4  Northern Iowa

2  Money Talker





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