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Del Mar for Sunday 21 July 2013


OK card at beautiful Del Mar to finish off the first week of racing that has started off well.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

7  Joeandbetty'sbaby    on the right end of the learning curve and seems poised for lifetime best today coming off a solid turf sprint and training sharply since......and her trainer Mike Puype has been hot this summer (no pun intended)

8  Princess of Pearl   both lifetime races that fit well here were the only 2 times this O'Neill runner ran off of less than 3 weeks sure seems like a tune-up (off a 2 month layoff) to drop and go back in 17 days

6  Joint Attempt   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE   done little wrong in 2 lifetime grass races at Crc the last of which was 21 June......2 reassuring works since she shipped hints she shipped well and is feeling fine

1  Awe' Some Kitten


race 2    average clarity

1  Socialbug     1st timer is working exceptionally well even by Bob Baffert standards and that is a scary thing.......not to mention mom has tossed 7 winners from 7 starters including one stellar Stakes runner

4  Nickels Wild    3 race career:  useful OK debut - solid move forward in 2nd lifetime race - blinkers on in 3rd lifetime race and ran a powerful effort and it is somewhat hidden (3 wide pressing the pace).....awfully big potential to be a 2nd choice

5  Wasted At Midnight   laid up runner showed she can run fresh and run fresh at Dmr as she had about 7L of trip mishap in her MSW debut and only got beat by 1 3/4.......a.m. work hints she is all set fresh once again

2  Witchcraft


race 3    average clarity

6  Everton   speed type goes a route for the first time and owns a pedigree that is good for two turn racing.....owns good early speed and 1 thru 5 do he should be able to get the wood sitting on or near the lead and the inside sure has been preferred the last 3 days

5  Holy Candy    laid up Sadler colt sure is training as if the 3 6f drills to finish up his a.m. preparation for a route today......arguably best race of colt's career was on the Poly at Kee........Poly here at Del mar

2  Curly Top   competitive in all 5 lifetime races.......very strong adjusted for trouble figs/efforts in last 2 races.......awfully nice horse (not to mention Baffert trained) to be a 3rd pick

8  God of War


race 4    below average clarity

6  Tribal Mystic    blocked in the stretch in last his 2nd race lifetime or would have been much closer at the wire.......impressive the way he closed once he got free......competitive sort?........1st time Bejarano.......might be something left in tank being blocked and all in last

5  Better Bet   just keeps getting better........and better.......and better...........and better.........and better........making him a better bet each time

2  Dubai Ruler   low % conditioner with MSW 1st timers but this Canani 1ster is training too well to be ignored......and he trains as if he has some early gas

8  Tamarando


race 5   average clarity

1  Soul Candy    strong somewhat hidden forward move with the blinkers on in latest which was run on the AW ay Hol........significant weight off today......likes the distance on the grass.......owns a couple of turf back numbers that fit.....good post and ample pace in here all on a grass course that has been kind to late runners so far

9  He Be Fire N Ice   continues to improve on the grass........also gets a good amount of weight off.......knows how to win on the turf (3 for 4).......remains sharp in the a.m........would have been top choice if he hadn't drawn the outer-most 9 post

6  Summer Hit   hard to argue with a record of (11 7 2 2) (5 3 1 1 on the turf) and he is 2 for 2 with Bejarano.......likely needs to avoid a speed duel one way or another with 3 others in here who can motor early like himself

4  Lucky Primo


race 6    average clarity

7  Southern Sunshine   many Peter Miller runners have been running their eyeballs out and this expensive N Y bred is working as if she might as well......2 of her last 3 drills our very impressive

2  My Lady's Holiday    8 to 1 for a Hollendorfer MSW 1st timer in a 6 horse field suggests the race was a tune-up......tightly spaced work regiment since suggests it is all business today

8  Fascinating   mega bucks Bodemeister's half sister owns some drills that hint she might be ready to roll for Baffert at 1st asking

10  Spring Moon


race 7    average clarity

4  Floating Feather   claimed by Mullins for $25K off of some dull races.....but he must have known the secret for this gelding as he moves him up $15K off of some eye popping (seemingly out of nowhere) brilliant work-outs.....2 for 3 at Dmr......owns some big back numbers

1  Chapman's Peak   very competitive on AW surfaces including Dmr.....six year old has been 1st or 2nd 11 out of 15 on AW surfaces........1st out after the claim by Ellis and he puts Smith up who is 2 for 2 with the trainer the last 2 months

2  Wiredfortwotwenty   smaller circuit Stakes star gets lured into claimer for a bundle of cash if he can win here.........more than he receives in the the majority of Stakes he has been running in.......owns significant early speed and gets Bejarano to ride.....dangerous front runner

7  Carbonite


race 8    slightly below average clarity

2  Iotapa    only average turf breeding by my book but if she handles it as well as she runs on the AW or conventional dirt she would need a mediocre trip to get beat

3  Libourne Eliza   solid last both in pace and final time and today we get a jockey upgrade and weight off

9  Foxy Boss   developing nicely seemingly with each and every race.....and Espinoza sure rides this three year old filly well

1  Unusual Way


race 9    average clarity

1  Blue Collar Boy  hasn't raced since Nov 2011 but he sure is training as if he is meant and ready fresh off of the bench.......and he has shown that he can fly early when he is right.......debut race 2 back is strong especially pace wise

8  Hustlin Nu   both lifetime races fit very well here.......and owns decent early foot which has been a plus the last 3 days at beautiful Del Mar

4  Fighting On   on the right end of the learning curve.......good early speed and one the most dangerous riders at Dmr with a speed horse in Maldpnado

5  Warren's Parolee

11  Centenario De Oro

3  Father Pabst



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