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Del Mar for Wednesday 29 August 2012


Sure was happy with the Del Mar meet until Thursday of  last week. Four straight humbling days Thurs. thru Sunday. Will do my best to rebound this week and next. Last day of the meet is a week from today leaving 7 race days to go. Average card at best today but the good news is Thursday's card looks quite good as I have already finished studying. Good luck everyone!


race 1    slightly below clarity

8  Divas And Diamonds    not much in MSW affair 3 back........strong race 2 back on the drop that most likely beats these........not much in last........drops here.......needs to rebound

7  Sweet Saturday   trainer has been awakening some.........1st timer is working well........purchased for 32K in May and comes out running for mdn30K.......connections seem to mean business

9  Gypsy Kitty   useful mc debut last and now drops a couple of levels and adds blinkers.......only needs a small move forward today to seemingly fit as well as anyone in this affair

10  Tribal Dress    work pattern hints this 1st timer is ready to roll in his maiden debut.......also find it interesting that Myadi passes running this filly at GG which is up and running again and ships to Dmr........seems well meant for her debut


race 2    slightly above average clarity

2  Van Brit   not only by far the most grass credentials in this group but she loves 1 mile on the sod and owns some early speed in a race that has little

7  Carrie Rose   caught 2 tough fields the last 2 times she ran on the lawn and competed fairly well ........coming off a solid 7F AW win in latest and has trained as if she has remained in good form/health

6  Include Me Out   respectable 1st ever on the grass in last......consistent late runner gets a rider upgrade and might be poised for very best 3rd out after a layoff......likely will need more pace than anticipated to aid her late run

1  Bonita Star    unimpressive in latest but might have needed the race off of the 6+ month layoff


race 3    average clarity

4  I Don't Care   Sherman is not a 1st start trainer so beaten by only 6 for twice the maiden claiming price in his debut bodes well for start number 2 

8  True Again   tough trip in mc debut last somewhat hides a decent effort......nice 4F work since and jock switch to the meets top gun who has won his last 4 of 7 mounts for Cerin

2  Ukraine James     last looks like the MSW tune-up to drop and go go go in today's maiden claimer.......Gomez appears to have jumped ship off our 4th pick to ride

11  Primed And Ready   on the improve with every start.....last fig is rather solid.......would have picked higher if it wasn't for being leery that this Texas bred can get the 7F very well


race 4    slightly below average clarity

3  Gregor   trainer is waking up some........8 of 11 lifetime races fit well here considering today's race condition including his last

8  Big Business    creditable race 1st after the claim by Miller in latest.........and it was versus quite a bit better.........drops to lowest level ever......should fit very well versus this group

5  Centenario  good recent drills for this gelding who last ran on 9 March........ believe this laid up runner needs to be ready as he runs well on the AW and poorly on conventional dirt......and AW racing ends for quite some time next Weds

4  You're Joking   broke maiden in last and claimed that day.........very impressive work tab for his new conditioner who is stellar 1st out after a claim......and good sign Bejarano sticks around


race 5    slightly below average clarity

8  Wunderbar     horrid start in MSW debut losing about 6 lengths at the start........ran just fine after that so much so that he very well might be the one to beat if he breaks cleanly today

6  Point Cadet   expensive 1st timer is working as if he's meant and ready for his debut into the wonderful world of thoroughbred racing which was a little less wonderful last week

5  Chloe W   AW races fit.......last on the grass does not......back on the AW today

12 Princess Ash   unlike most Baffert youngsters this filly seems to be slipping a little in each lifetime start......needs a rebound........Bejarano sticks with the horse......a hint that she might rebound


race 6    slightly above average clarity

5  Cat Meeting   showed a liking to the green stuff 2 back sprinting on the sod.........and then ran lifetime best on the AW winning despite being blocked badly in the stretch........1st at a route on the grass which is right up Jeff Mullins alley

9  Huntsville   3 year old gelding has been improving this summer and was just claimed back by Barry Abrams after losing him for one race.......another positive sign this gelding is on the upswing

2  Milazzo   has fired every time since going on Lasix except in the races that totally lacked pace and didn't give his late running style much chance.....good sign connections of this N Cal invader bring along his regular rider Couton who has done well on this runner

8  Excessive Assault   seemingly runs his best when he is able to sit on or near the front end of things and that looks like the case here.......should have a good opportunity to get a nice chase position


race 7    average clarity

7  Tilde   exits a very fast MSW heat with a fast that the effort/fig fits just fine in this Cal-bred Stakes affair.....and a somewhat logical move forward would make this 2nd time starter awfully tough

1  Bert's Altarcation   3 to 5 in MSW debut and did not disappoint......Marty Jones has patiently waited for this spot and that makes him especially dangerous

5  Tribal Gal   exits a very fast heat with a MSW breaking win......fits fine here if this filly can build just a little on the effort

8  Boller Bomb   two bad journey's in 2 lifetime races......still a maiden but fits if jock can get a smooth trip out of this baby and she shows just a touch more

Long-shot:   6  Akiss Forarose   ran about 3 1/2 to 4 lengths less than our top pick (effort wise) in the same race in her latest but she sure showed plenty of life in the stretch......should by motoring late with 1/2 furlong more to work with


race 8    average clarity

11  Sparkle   trainer has really woken up the last few weeks after an extended dry spell.......all his AW races fit well versus these and quite a few of those races are hidden by a bad trips....also 5 1/2 furlongs seems like a good fit

3  Truco Landing   had brutal trips early in career mostly boring out on the turn or could have beat much tougher........diminished in the late summer and wasn't much......but time off can do wonders.......potential to crush these if she is in relatively good health and of course doesn't blow the turn in his return to the race wars

6  Chasing The Heat   chased in a very fast heat in career debut last......looks loose today (I'd say about a 75% chance to be loose) and only has 5 1/2 furlongs to hold it together

8  Light Up    Baffert 1st timer is training quite well especially considering the level but $400,000 purchase debuts in a maiden 20K......yikes.......screaming claim me please.......but then again might have one race in him before physical problems set in

2  Valen

5  He's A Sure




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