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Del Mar for sunday 12 August 2012


OK race card to finish off the week.

Might offer a special publication for Saratoga's Travers day. Watch for news about that Monday or Tuesday.


race 1    slightly below average clarity

4  Full Dancer   effort/fig on the AW sure stands out he just has to duplicate it or come close to it in his 1st ever on the lawn and a route......turf and route bloodlines aren't bad

3  K J's Maddog   moving in the right direction with every grass start.....will need the trend to continue if our top pick takes to turf and distance racing

2  Roheryn Strider   solid awakening in last somewhat hidden by a wide trip.....good chance to get a good chase position behind the 5 horse who isn't impossible hold together but rather doubtful to hold together


race 2    average clarity

5  Cotton's Point   last race was solid........race 2 back was stellar......recent a.m. work suggests we will see that top notch effort 2 back

9  Boller Bomb   broke a little tardy in MSW debut and ran 4 wide and still ran 2nd.......same effort with a smoother trip and she has as good a shot as anyone in the field

8  A Little Luckier   broke slightly tardy in MSW debut and ran 3 wide and also managed 2nd like our 2nd choice.......smoother trip also puts her squarely in the hunt here....trainer is better with 2nd time starters

3  Global Warming    Hollendorfer will try to heat things up in his cool barn with this 1ster training as if ready she is ready to roll


race 3    average clarity

3  Seventh Avenue   fell off some in last.....prior two grass races are solid.....solid turf works since his latest.....rebound likely today

7  No Silent   very nice 2 turn grass effort last March with a very low % rider........ Bejarano is aboard today as he was in winning a turf sprint in latest

6  Ransom Canyon   would have made this powerful late runner top choice if there was more potential pace in the race.....but.....there is not

1  All Squared Away    should get a nice ground saving chase position if he takes to the sod in his 1st ever on so grass breeding 


race 4    average clarity

5  Caballo Del Cielo   Bonde 1st timer is showing speed and (maybe more importantly) endurance in his works because the 2 year old MSW's are going 6 1/2 furlongs here...rather sure ready to roll

10  Code West   expensive Baffert 1st timer ready ?  Of course he is.........almost all of them are

7  Outside Nashville   solid MSW debut for this Hollendorfer runner.......same with a good trip might be good enough....more would be icing on the cake

4  Cameo Appearance   another Baffert 1st timer training up to snuff to be ready and willing in his debut into the wonderful world of thoroughbred racing


race 5    average clarity

11  Yer Woman    Morey is dynamite with horse's dropping multiple levels and look who takes the mount........Bejarano

1  Filly Power   right track......right distance......right race in shapes up for a speed horse like this gal

12  Fifth Avenue   Another trainer in Cassidy who is rather successful dropping a couple of claiming levels

7  Woodman's Lass   very consistent runner takes a significant drop in claiming......very stout rider/trainer combo

Possible Long-shot:    4  Magic Mama   not much in latest.....race 2 back is solid....drops to level where she won 3 races back


race 6    average clarity

5  Princess Ash    ran 2nd in latest to a monster of a barn mate who won yesterday as our standout top pick.......very nice filly of Baffert's

6  Not My Tap   Baffert again here....this time with with a 1ster who sure finished up her work regiment exceptionally well....feels good at the right

4  Golden Production    two nice races in 2 lifetime starts for this Ellis charge.....but she will need even more today as our top pick outran her in her latest

12  My Brother    really become a nice horse by her 4th lifetime start....fits off the layoff if she returns at that level.....but.....she might need one....not sure

Possible Long-shot:    9  Cantienus Gold   invader shows up in the Bonde barn and she is training like she greatly appreciates the Dmr AW


race 7    slightly below average clarity

4  Planet Sunshine   25 to 1 in last his 1st ever at a route probably pleasantly surprised his barn some........solid race somewhat hidden by a wide trip.....and a very consistent sort

8  Special Kid   just claimed by Autrey and he lucks out getting a good speed spot for this runner who appreciates being on or close to the front

1  Majestic Moment   improving with every start.....fits just fine if the trend stays intact

3  Dreamcatcher


race 8    slightly above average clarity

4  Nereid    best grass runner in the field and he is easily the controlling speed here......that'll do......classy trainer Shirreffs sure could use a winner and maybe stop singing the where have you gone Zenyata blues

5  Go Forth North   seems to fire her best fresh off of the bench.........fresh today and loves the Del Mar turf

3  Cambina    very unlucky horse in that she keeps catching races lacking pace and that is not a good thing for her far off of the pace running style


race 9    average clarity

2  Indy Cat    last was the gimme to go go go 2nd out after the layoff.......should be on the lead or awfully close to it and I doubt he is going to give it up very easily

9  Sister Glady Oh La   runs well fresh and she is fresh today......has been faces better at GG

8  My Friend Gail   invader handled her 1st run over the Dmr surface quite nicely and that had to please O'Neill and company who claimed her.....back in 18 days enough to be "out of jail" and run back for the same tag......very likely to move forward and be a factor for the top prize here

12  Miss Oops

5  Real Housewife

1  Rossi Reserve



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