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Del Mar for Wednesday 24 July 2013


Decent card to start week number 2 at Del Mar. Special hello to my brother who is at Del Mar the next couple of days on business for Arlington Park. Lucky Guy!

Best of luck as always!


race 1    slightly above average clarity

1  Cotton's Point    layoff grass run in latest sure appears to have tightened up this Hollendorfer runner to the max as she has worked brilliantly since for a Cal bred maiden filly......and she has shown a liking for the Del Mar Poly

2  Cravin' the Heat   last on the sod back in March is decent........Abrams filly hasn't missed a beat in the a.m. as she has hit the track every six days since 7 June.......seemingly wound up like a top and ready to roll (spin)

5  Sophie's Secret   best ever was her MSW debut and it was at beautiful Del Mar.......fresh and working up to snuff and today's race is of course at Dmr........hmmmm

8  Tiz A Kiss


race 2    average clarity

7  Change of Plan   solid awakening in last to break maiden.......and.......3 solid drills since including a strong work in last over the Dmr AW........same or better today and that sure fits here

3  El Sabios    very solid move forward in latest on the step up in class on the conventional dirt at Pln........smartly steps up once again........fits well here unless it was the "dirt" surface that made the gelding move forward impressively

4  Captain Corrigan   three year old gelding has done little wrong since Kitchigman claimed 4 races back......and his best ever was on the Hol AW which was his only lifetime race on a synthetic surface

6  Hardliner


race 3    slightly above average clarity

2  Taelyns Prince   solid MSW debut sprinting 5F on the grass.......solid reassuring work since.....bred well to appreciate 1 mile of the grass......good post......good grass rider......good grass trainer.....that'll do

8  Station House   very aggressive tightly spaced work regiment strongly suggests Mr. Mandella has this 1st timer ready for his debut into the wonderful world of thoroughbred racing

9  Sunny Kat   nice somewhat troubled turf sprint debut and he is bred to handle a route of ground even better.......and Sadler is quite good when one of his runners sees the turf for a second time around

7  Settheworldonfire


race 4    slightly below average clarity

5  Bev N Bud   wide trip in last hides his effort which was competed at a couple of levels higher.........this race totally lacks speed and he has a little and his best quarter and 1/2 mile calls came at..............Del Mar

8  Blake   consistent sort should be able to get a nice close up or possible lead position in an affair seemingly conducive to speed and on a track where speed did well last week

1  Streets of Heaven     best of the off pace runners will be hoping for more pace than anticipated and/or a more even racing surface than we saw last week

6  Jim's No Preacher


race 5    average clarity

1  Tom Kha    vastly improved in 2nd lifetime start and it is somewhat disguised by a bad trip.......broke a little tardy and ran wide on a day the rail was awfully good.......and now drops to mc30K which makes sense as she was bought for only $35K in Mar 2013

4  Wickedly Sassy   decent works (for the level) for this Hendricks 1ster........and mom has tossed 2 winners from 2 starters both of which precociously scored at 2

7  Ryleigh Ruler   trainer wins his fair share with maiden 1st timers and his 1st starter here is working well enough to possibly be ready to roll 1st out of the box

12  Adriatic Lass


race 6    average clarity

8  Royal Tiger   dynamite gate to wire 14L win and an outstanding final time (for the day) 2 races back.......tried to come back in 13 days lured by a Grade 1 off of such a powerful forward move......took it's toll as she fell off some but she did not embarrass herself.......smartly gets 5 1/2 weeks rest........big 6F drill...........rebound time if she runs as well on the Dmr AW

1  Ondine     consistent sort seems likely to get a ground saving stalking position which is so often the route to victory for many a recent drill at Dmr is reassuring

4  Bella Viaggia   filly Cal bred has done little wrong in 5 lifetime starts on multiple surfaces including Dmr where she is 2 for 2 in the win column......that'll do

3  Sweet Lulu


race 7    average clarity

2  Indy Point   multiple Grade 1 wins in Argentina for this invader.......nobody in this field could have had that success........and the work regiment for Richard Mandella has ready written all over it 

5  Corporate Jungle   Midwest invader has a solid history when racing in Grade 2's or lower   (4 wins and 3 2nd's in last 7)..........and draws top gun in Bejarano

7  Chips All In   another ultra consistent sort who owns 5 wins and 4 2nd's in 11 races on the sod or AW..........colt hasn't missed a beat in the morning since winning a Grade 3 on April 20th

8  Wilkinson


race 8    average clarity

11  Tucker's Point   2 of his last 3 would crush this group unless he gets a real bad trip and/or someone wakes up substantially.......trainer (Autrey) has learned you need to place your horses low enough that it hurts to invade and win at Del Mar.....and he is off to a very good start

1  Indy Cat   drops from MSW to mdn 20K to greatly enhance his chances to visit the circle of joy.......or........claim me please.......tough call for yours truly.......50/50

2  Warren's Cliff S.    solid wake up in latest and it was at today's 1 1/16th distance........1st on the Del synthetic but just worked fairly well on it

4  Alkaray

8  Doutch Courage

10  Will He Amaze





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