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Del Mar for Sunday 19 August 2012


Decent card today especially the 2nd half of it. Don't forget about signing up for Traver's Day full card selections. Last day of getting a price discount.


race 1    average clarity

6  Lime Rickey    has shown a strong appreciation for marathon distances.....can a LS invader finally win.....I obviously thinks so here

3  Te Rapa   definitely on the right end of the learning curve and would have been top pick if he was proven in marathon distances....but he is 2nd pick here

7  Yomybato   last two races both at 1 1/4 and both with solid stretch runs sure make it appear that this gelding will appreciate another furlong

2  Renegade Storm  consistently tries hard and basically fires the same number.......but...... most likely this late runner will need very best to take this affair.......Gomez is a big plus on a late running turf horse


race 2    slightly below average clarity

7  Judge Carr   love those tightly spaced drills for a MSW Hendrick's 1st timer.......believe this colt is wound up and ready to roll and should be a price

3  Life A Riley   decent debut for this Sadler runner and decent works since........doubt he is a world beater but I doubt he needs to be versus this field

2  Mr Lemon Tree   cheap purchase in May but not training like one......dangerous two year old

9  Robs Pal    nice turf tightener in MSW...........jockey upgrade......and 1st time running as a gelding........highly liked to show quite a bit more today......if fact as I see it there is little separating all 4 picks in this affair


race 3    slightly below average clarity

3  Yankee Dan   Mullins was willing to drop this 3 year old to 16K in March to doesn't bother me that he drops from 40K to 25K here......very solid jockey/trainer combo

7  Go To The Pulpit   seemingly plenty of speed in this affair to aid this late runners chances......ran fairly well 1st time blinkers on the grass in last and I think he is a better horse on the AW

1  McCallister Boys     good spot for his mid pack style........seems better with short rest and 10 days sure qualifies for "short rest"

9  Juan's Twin   last 3 races on main track surfaces are solid.....last of which was at Dmr........and this deep closer sure gets the aforementioned big pace up for to flatter his late run


race 4    average clarity

5  Panettone   seems like a good claim by broke slow and checked hard on the run up in last which was at Dmr and did well to run 2nd......and last year's lone race on Dmr was very best

1  Oskar Hval   last sure looks like the gimme to drop and be at full throttle for the recent bullet drill Hendrick's got out of this 6 year old

10  Aragorn Sword   rank and steadied in last and basically gave it up......race two back was solid especially pace wise.......needs a rebound to that effort

3  Nate Dawg    speed of the speed here.........not impossible to be tough thru if he gets loose

Longshot possiblities:   7  Warren's Cldye   ran like a horse that rightfully needed a start following a long layoff in his latest.........2 reassuring 5F works since........6 1/2 seems like a good fit......not impossible and at a price


race 5    slightly below average clarity

2  Collating Lady   nicely improved effort 1st time under the guidance of Machowsky..........strong drill since......steps up quite a bit but I think his new conditioner has the trump card for this filly......same or better today and I'm leaning on better

1  Ambitoness   highly likely to get a nice ground saving stalk position........just claimed by a high % grass trainer who does quite well when teaming up with Bejarno

4  In A Twinkling   might feel really good coming off an eased paced wire to wire route win on the AW.......not much stress on his body in that race can go a long way in firing a top effort today back on the grass

6  Folk Dancer   sprinter attempts to go a route of ground.........and might be able to get what the connections most likely were hoping for and that is a loose lead


race 6    slightly above average clarity

2  Winding Way     romped in both lifetime races.........passed the wire in a canter in latest despite breaking slow and pressing the pace.......seems like a special filly who will shine either here or in the future......I say it is here

7  Sugarinthemorning   exits a slow heat but she still ran 2nd pressing a decent pace 4 wide......yikes.......consistent and 1 for 1 at today's distance

1  Rumor   has fired strong races 8 out of 9 lifetime since early May but training like she is meant and ready to roll

5  Moonstruck Maya    speed of the speed here........wouldn't fit yesterday's track but might fit a different cooler track today (92 degrees at Dmr yesterday is way above normal)


race 7    slightly above average clarity

6  Truly Marie   Sadler charge exits a fairly fast heat of MSW runners and was only beat by 2 1/2 lengths.....and the drill since have been stellar.......believe moves forward today and that would be a scary thing provided she receives a good ride

4  Quick Chick   Baffert seems to have another wound up and ready to roll for their MSW debut.....what's new?

9  Secret Memo   solid better than par for the level MSW debut.....same or better in today's 2nd lifetime start puts her in the hunt in this good looking MSW affair

1  Miss Derek   22 to 1 odds hints that this Hendrick's runner was not fully wound up in her MSW debut last and yet only lost by less than 2 lengths........back in two weeks and probably fully ready this time around


race 8    slightly above average clarity

4  Antares World   seemingly should get a nice mid pace ground saving position behind what should be a lively pace........and 1st time Mullins.....and 1st time Bejarano.....potential is there for lifetime best on the turf

9  Halo Dolly    very stout filly with a very difficult post.......will need a very clever ride to get over on the 1st turn.....she will be the one to beat if Talamo accomplishes that task

2  Sparkling Style   quality Baffert filly sure handles 7 furlongs well so the 1 mile seems within her range........1st on the sod but owns better that average grass breeding.....speed type but has taken back to win as well

3  Unusual Hottie   like our top pick this filly is likely to save some ground on the 1st turn.......that's 1/2 the battle........seemingly never sharper and now gets 6 lbs. off and Gomez most likely can make the 113 assigned lbs.


race 9    average clarity

5  I Run For Fun   exits a fast heat with an effort than won't look so good in print.......and has trained vastly improved sine that debut run......very likely to move forward and be tough today

8  Danger Lurking   exits an average heat in last which was his debut.......Ellis charge also seems likely o move forward (and probably be the fave) off of the effort

7  Canal Grande   bought for only $3K at sale but training like he is worth quite a bit more than that......Kruljac has had a better meeting than his record would indicate

9  A. P. Corsair    lost by 12 in last but my notes had 13 lengths of trip trouble........hmmmmm......has shown life in 5 of 6 races since going on Lasix

10  Lea Von    very very dangerous trainer........and he has used Charlene Hunt (who seldom rides) with success in the past

3  Americn Racing   disappointed in last......needs a rebound.....not sure we will see one




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