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Del Mar for Friday 10 August 2012


 Decent card today which is welcome after a very difficult (cheap) card yesterday. Best of luck as always!

race 1    average clarity

4  You Know I Know   lack of pace to close into in latest......strong effort 2 back.......1st time Bejarano......small field usually means less traffic for a closer

3  Desormais   very solid effort/fig two races back especially for an early May 3 year old.....last at GG wasn't too shabby either

1  Major Magic   difficult 10 post in last and still was only beat by 1 1/4 for the top prize....1 post today


race 2    slightly above average clarity

3  Cat Meeting    1st ever on the AW but has a decent pedigree for it........solid grass fig in last for 1st time Mullins.........jockey upgrade to Bejarano.......stout here if this gelding repeats his last on the synthetic

4  Wild Side Story   seems like a turf tightener in MSW debut last.....and the way this gelding has worked since says the run over the grass sure muscled him up  

7  San Sebastian   rather good MSW debut last summer at Dmr and it is somewhat hidden by a poor trip.......away since Oct. but training like he is meant and ready for his return to the race wars

8  Bringon The Wain   rather flat in the stretch past 6 furlongs in his two efforts at that distance......but his race 2 back is quite strong and he owns some early speed and switches to a good speed rider in Talamo


race 3    slightly above average clarity

1  Passionville    earned a powerful (Santucci) grass fig with a wide trip in last.......Bejarano will be out to make amends today and gets a good post to work with

2  Miss Well Monied   smooth runner gets a good post and a top turf rider and seems to be on the improve......hard to beat that

3  Sea Of Red   1st time at a route today for this filly.......bred fine to get the distance........owns some good early speed.....should be able to save some ground on or near the lead

6  Three Blondes   solid wake up in last 1st time blinkers/1st time on the turf/1st time at a route......fits fine if this filly benefited from the experience and moves forward just a little


race 4    average clarity

4  Church avenue   very consistent sort seemingly catches one of the softer fields she has encountered in awhile......and she loves the Del Mar synthetic

3  Toomanytomatoes   2 wins in 2 lifetime races can sometimes take it's toll but this Dean Pederson runner continues to work as if she is only getting better....shot today for 3 straight

6  Carrie Rose   Mitchell runner fits here if she brings her "A game" and her recent work tab hints that she might


race 5    slightly below average clarity

2  Pennies From Denny   earned a better than par turf (somewhat hidden) fig in MSW debut considering today's lower level........then caught an extremely fast heat of bottom level claimers.....fits well here and it won't look that way to many on paper

7  Medio Ciego   solid layoff run in last and a reassuring drill since.....same or better likely today

3  Nana Beach   0 for 33 and counting......this hanger has the ability if she ever learns what staying in front thru the finish line is all about

4  Kvetch   fairly decent layoff run in last and was claimed by Sherman.....fits fine in this spot with a somewhat logical 2nd out after the layoff move forward

Possible Long-shot:    8  Whats A Rebah   faced the boys......faced the boys......faces the girls today......trainer has won 3 of his last 6 3rd out after a layoff which is today's scenario.......sure seems kind of set up doesn't it?


race 6    average clarity

2  Exchange Student   Proctor has been firing on all cylinders of late and it appears he can keep the ball rolling with this 1st timer working awfully well........5 gate works suggests he is well meant in his MSW debut

3  Mechaya   nicely bred Sadler 1st timer is training up to snuff showing both speed and endurance in her work regiment........she also is bred to be quick early

8  Bas    O'Neill 1st timer sure finished off her series of preparatory drills with a bang.......47:1hg best of 87 bullet work.....sure seems ready and probably has some early gas

4  Spellbound   another trainer in R Mandella off to a hot start........and yet another 1st timer working well enough to be ready for her debut into the wonderful world of thoroughbred racing


race 7    average clarity

2  Givine   ultra consistent turf runner has been away since Feb. but she is training great and that is a very dangerous thing for a Canani grass horse....rather sure will fire a good effort fresh off of the bench

3  West Ruler   fired best ever in her last start which was in sharply for her return to the races.......won the last time she had an extended layoff by 3L in a grass sprint down the hill at SA

8  Mega Dream   very solid grass cutter would have been top pick if she had a better post but she gets the difficult outer-most 8 post.......needs a 1st class ride from a rider capable of giving it in Gomez

5  Madoffwiththemoney    1st ever on the grass but 3 year old filly is assigned 111 lbs (and the apprentice can make the weight) and owns speed with only 5F to stick....dangerous if she handles the sod

Possible Long-shot:   6  Nechez Dawn   2 for 2 on the grass and both races were at today's 5F distance.......owns good early speed and gets blinkers on and a good speed rider.....invader has a shot


race 8    average clarity

6  Fit And Awesome   race lacks speed and this horse has some and gets a stellar (even at his age and all he has put himself thru) speed jock in P Val......3 for 3 when placed in a claiming race and has never raced lower

4  Margarita Shot    last looks like the layoff gimme for today's full throttle go......big rider upgrade......and can sit close in a race that has a good chance of not collapsing

2  Street Car   sharp recent drill  and drops significantly lower in claiming price......dangerous

11  Gold Medallion    trainer is decent 3rd out after layoffs.....that is the case here and we also get a very positive rider change

9  Sea Rascal

5  Cayambe



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