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Del Mar for Thursday 25 July 2013


Not the easiest of cards this afternoon but we have been on a roll for the last two weeks so hopefully I am underestimating today's card.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

2  Danicing Lute   2 for 2 since blinkers on.....exits a key group.....seemingly best early speed in the field.....seems likely to handle the step up

5  Miz Wounded Knee    bad gate horse runs his heart out after her tardy beginnings......the one to beat if she breaks better

6  Devious Chic    second most likely to snatch the front.....lookout if she is able to.....can chase as well but the front end has been dynamite all but opening day

4  Egyptian Femme


race 2    average clarity

2  Cadron    solid work tab for Mr. Baffert's new baby and......copious drills hint she is quick early......and only 5F to run.......that'll do

5  L T Reckless   very good debut with decent pace and very good final time......would have liked to see a work since her last or would have be top selection

3  Fashionably Rich   very solid work regiment and like our top selection she is showing many signs of having early gas

8  Exotic Behavior


race 3    average clarity

4  Shadow Runner   new trainer Baltas wisely cuts this one back in distance as she flattens at 1 1/8th or further......big recent drill for her new conditioner who is quite good 1st time out after taking over the training duties of a given horse

1  Facoltoso   significant awakening in last changing tactics with this colt by sending him to the front......likely to do the same here and at the same claiming price

3  Lil Bit O'Fun   appreciates very firm turf......welcome to Del Mar........drops down.....gets the hot turf riding Gary Stevens and he does especially well for Tom Proctor

5  Sebastian Flyte


race 4    slightly below average clarity

9  Afflication   trainer has been very successful of late dropping to win.....and that is the case here.......and his four year old appears to have as much early foot as anyone in the field

7  Triple Jeopardy   vastly improved on the turf with the blinkers taken off in latest.......drops from MSW to the bottom for his 1st ever on the AW.......fits well here if he takes to it as most AW horses do

1  Jazillionaire   last was better than appears in print.......and blinkers on with a strong recent drill........look for another forward move today and more early speed......dangerous price shot

5  Matagot


race 5    average clarity

1  Sugar Spice   laid up since Jan but training exceptionally well considering today's level of racing....and has that valuable commodity of late......ES (early speed)

6  Abella   rather consistent competitive sort on any surface so I doubt 1st time on the Dmr AW will be a problem.......might come flying late with the 7lb. app. up if he angles in and saves some ground at least until late on the turn

3  Salty Forecast    four year old filly needs a rebound to her effort 3 back......and with the way Miller runners have been firing that is a distinct possibility

5  Saturday Nite Wish


race 6    slightly below average clarity

7  Danderek   steps up off of the Hollendorfer claim......solid work tab since the gun Bejarano gets the call......7 year old sure likes to compete in marathons and usually on the front end

2  Kid Dreams   both races on the grass are quite strong versus better.....bred fine to handle a marathon but can he handle one versus older big deal for a 3 year to compete in late July versus older at 1 1/8th or less but 1 3/8ths might be testing the limits a bit......but then again he has a Hall of Fame trainer in control

10  Irish Surf    tough post or I would have rated this three year old higher.....last is very strong at 1 1/8th.....appears to want to run all day long.......rider upgrade to Stevens

4  Vibrato Jazz


race 7    average clarity

5  Castaway   fired arguably lifetime best in last........and gets plenty of time between starts to recover........owns good early speed here if he duplicates his last......and speed has been king of late

4  Chiloquin   Scott Hansen runner is working as if coming off 4 straight grass races has his legs feeling awfully good......gelding seems poised for a strong effort this afternoon

6  Isn't He Clever   like our top choice this invader seemingly fired his best ever in last.......and continues to train like a happy healthy horse


race 8    slightly below average clarity

7  Van Dien Avenue    lone route grass race was run at 2 and it was rather decent ......and...... it was run 2nd out after a layoff with is the case today........excellent bullet 5/8ths work one week ago.......spells R.E.A.D.Y.

8  Marcyjane   par like for the level route grass effort when last seen back in mid regiment suggests this Jones charge is ready to roll fresh off of the bench......needs a sharp ride from the 8 post

10  Sidepocket Run   horse keeps running his eyeballs out but running way too wide.........maybe Bejarano can get a bit more clever this time around but he must cope with a difficult 10 post once again

2  Patriot C H

1  Hot and Pleasing

9  Dow Diva



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