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Del Mar for Saturday 11 August 2012


 Decent Saturday card and with another pick 6 carry-over. Believe we have 2 decent singles in races 7 and 10 with our top picks. Also our 2 selections in the 8th race seem to have about an 80% chance of covering that leg.

Good luck to all as always!


race 1    average clarity

3  Kinz Funky Monkey     solid pace in MSW debut last especially for a 2 year old filly.......beaten off dueling with a nice horse........reassuring work since......can be in this from the get go

7  Scooter Bird   Saldler 1st timer is all wound up and ready to roll in her MSW debut.......impressive interval training not missing a beat since early June

1  Midnight Ballet   1ster had a nice work tab at CD and also since arriving at Dmr......rather sure this Proctor charge is also meant and ready for her debut

2  Revive Me   yet another 1st timer seemingly well trained and well meant in her debut.......Hollendorfer seems kind of due to send out a good one


race 2    average clarity

6 Sky Cape   Spawr is all business for $4K less: 2lbs......and apprentice up: 5lbs....... love the 113lbs for this consistent grass horse who is 2 for 2 at today's distance on the turf

1  E Z Led   exits a fast heat with a nice effort first after the claim for Van Berg.......extra 1/16 today looks like a good thing.........Maldonado and Van Berg have done well together

2  Euroglide   toss out last as this 8 year old seemed to want no part of the 1 1 /4 distance........drops quite a bit in claiming but it makes sense......he is 8 years old after all

5  Scorpion Time   very strong run fresh off the bench......fits as well as anyone in here if he wasn't too used up running such a solid run 1st out in 11 months


race 3    average clarity

6  Confederate Recon   speed returned to this colt with the blinkers on in last.........whole career fits but the butt kicker would be his effort 3 back

8  Primed And Ready   Miller is very stout with his maiden claiming 2 year olds........nice forward move in last........and last fits unless our top choice brings his best.....then this fellow will need another forward effort

5  Lico   no support at the windows in debut suggests the race was needed...........drops claiming $ 1/2......2 nice 5F drills since his debut and gets Bejarano to ride.......hmmmm

1  Time Again   works seem good enough to possible be ready in his maiden claiming debut......some hints in his work regiment that he might have some early gas 


race 4    average clarity

4  Streets Of Heaven   decent return off of the prolonged layoff in last.......highly likely to move forward 2nd out after the layoff for Pender as most off his stock usually does

7  Bronze Fox   very consistent sort ships in off of some strong efforts that I think fit well here if he can handle his 1st ever on the synthetic

3  Raingear   very low % trainer but surprisingly he might have the trump card for this horse...........solid forward move in last and since then he has worked the best he has worked in a very long time....should go off a handsome price

6  Dave's Pacemaker    claimed and given 7 weeks off.....returns with 1st time might have been what this past win machine needed........we shall see 


race 5    average clarity

1  Bio Pro   both lifetime starts which were both on the grass are better than appear in print........Bisono rode this gelding nicely from the 1 post in his MSW debut......1 post today.......excellent conditioner of grass horses in Howard Zucker

6  Corinthian's Song   just missed graduating in both route grass races without the blinks today.....retains Garrett Gomez

9  Bandolim    trained great before MSW debut (on the grass) and unfortunately his jock sat far too off of a lackluster pace....continues to train well.....smarter ride should put this fellow in the hunt for the circle of joy

2  Time Lord   short fig wise but seemingly owns the best early speed and has the support of top connections in M Jones and Bejarano.......dangerous but most likely over-bet


race 6    slightly above average clarity

7  Gatheratthealter    solid history turf to main track surfaces.......that is today's scenario....and coming off of best grass race ever........that'll do

1  Unstopper Topper   decent shot to be loose and this gelding is very ratable.....and can chase if need be......Gomez seems in control of things here

5  Woodmans Luck    3 of his last 5 route AW races are quite stout for today's race level.....ability is not the problem......hanging in the stretch is.....same jock as always.....same horse.....we shall see.......handicapper's and former horse owner's note to connections: nothing wrong with Flores but sometimes a new jock makes sense

4  Romeo Royale   way wide with Joy Scott in last hides a solid move jock today....only race on the AW at today's distance wasn't bad


race 7    slightly above average clarity

4  Smart And Single    won her MSW debut in very fast time for the given day and the given level of racing....... and she had about 3 1/2 lengths of trip trouble.....continues to train like something special

3  Self Preservation   both lifetime races on the AW fit fine here....only race at Dmr is a 2nd place finish in a Grade pace runner will be motoring late

9  Hot Affair   consistently solid main track sprint races.......two of which were with long layoffs......laid up over a year but training like this mare will fire fresh once again

1  Magic School   lifetime best and by quite a lot was turf to Dmr AW.....that is the scenario here


race 8    average clarity

5  My Best Brother   colt is improving with every start and since his last he has seemingly never trained better....and that usually spells trouble for the competition when the trainer is Julio Canani

2  Old Time Hockey    Proctor grass runners have really been firing big this meeting.......colt seems to like 3 to 4 weeks between starts and gets it.....and he gets in as the low weight of the field


race 9    average clarity

4  Toy   owns significant early speed and..........well worked........fresh speed like this fellow is today is very very dangerous......wire to wire shot

1  Romaine  better than appears in print............crushed in her only race at today's distance of 5 1/2 furlongs.....Peter Miller is hot

8  Meadow Road   only win was layoff / drop and it was a big win........laid up and drops for his return to the race wars here.....hmmmmm

6  You Little Devil   late runner owns two straight efforts that are par for today's 16,000 nw2 level.....and there is nothing wrong with par especially at a distance you can handle

Long-shot Possibilities:   7  Zach's Cowboy    invades from LS.....trainer has done well with both of her invaders this meet.....really the only trainer from LS to impress me and that includes some much bigger named trainers.....note to LS trainers: Texas-breds aren't much so you need to drop your stock to the point it almost hurts to compete in S Cal


race 10    average clarity

9  Run'n On Residuals     both lifetime races fit well in this spot both final time and pace wise.........and both Miller and Maldonada get the job done with speed types

10  Sparkle Joel   exits a fast heat with a wide trip where getting beat by 7 was still a decent effort......trainer sure has had a horrendous year racing in S Cal......he has done just fine running in N Cal.......awfully due down south

7  War Face    loose with solid pace on a suspect inside in last.....that hides another move forward in the right direction........cut back of 1 furlong looks like a plus

3  Midnight Raven   laid up Eurton runner is most likely ready fresh off of the bench or he would have placed him at a higher level where thoughts of a claim would be non-existent

5  Buds Pal   gimme last.....go today.....not impossible

6  Valen    solid race at Dmr last year.....and a solid run off of a prolonged absent this year at Dmr.....and it is somewhat hidden by a bad trip.....late runner is not impossible if they heat things up up front

 NOTE:   13 Bitethebulitsuper has a shot if he draws in...... very bad trip in last



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