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Del Mar for Thursday 1 August 2013


I've got the string of rail biases ending on the 26th of July. I have the track "neutral" on the 27th. I have the track slightly outside on the 28th. And then yesterday the track was definitely outside which almost always helps off pace runners especially those close up to the pace.

Very seldom make excuses about bad trips and close finishes when it comes to evaluating my selections as those unfortunate occurrences even out over the long haul......but........when a racing surface (bias) is fairly unpredictable as it was to yours truly yesterday I have to tell you it is painful to watch as my selections are greatly compromised.

Enough whining. Good card today. I studied for a slight outside bias. I hope we get that or "neutral" .


Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

4  Frequent Fame   very consistent the past two years......handles route racing just fine.......par like effort in last hidden some by a wide trip

6  Igotnosixes   just claimed in last off of a sprint race that is better than appears in print.........back to route racing which is this fillies forte.......low percentage trainer but he does surprisingly well first out following a claim

1  Katy's Kitty   speed of the speed here with light weight app up......would have rated higher if her record was a little better on the Dmr Poly and speed wasn't so hot yesterday

2  Hawfinch


race 2    slightly above average clarity

6  Zuzu's Petals    very solid races for the level in last two and her last is well hidden as she dueled on a dull inside and still nearly won

5  Lets Get Frisky   done little wrong in 3 lifetime races on main track surfaces........good sign Mr. Bejarano seems fit to stick around for a 2nd straight time

2  Comin Easy     nice 5F turf win by a wide margin for such a short distance......nice works since.........invader for GG might be feeling awfully good for her 1st ever on the main track


race 3    average clarity

7  Rousseau   1st timer really woke up work wise in her last 2 preparatory works since switching from Hol to Dmr........and mom has tossed 4 winners from 4 starters......rather sure this Mitchell trainee is ready

4  Whatsallthedrama   Hollendorfer has been dynamite with maiden claiming 1sters over the years and appears to have another one wound up and ready to roll at 1st asking

1  Thunder Bonnet   trainer has had one heck of a nice year especially with his youngsters.........and the works for this Kitchingman 1ster sure seem headed in the right direction

5  Tookmebysurprise


race 4    average clarity

5  Strong Wind    cut back to a 5F affair sure looks like a fit for this Glatt runner who set an extremely fast 1/2 mile (for the day) in his latest........1st on the sod but bred fine for it.......draws Stevens which is a big plus these days on the turf

2  Sacred Ovation    very consistent sort (including on the turf) should also appreciate the cut back in distance and like our top selection be in the race from the get go

3  Wild Media    training the best of his career in preparation for his 1st ever on the sod......lots of foundation put into the drills......and he sure is bred nicely for the greed carpet

8  Cast A Doubt


race 5    slightly below average clarity

8  Boss Of Me   improving one small step at a time.......never trained better......and a very significant rider upgrade.......rather sure best ever this afternoon

2  Money Machine   6F mc debut at Bhp fits and 2nd lifetime start in a 6F MSW turf race at Bhp fits......1st long and 1st on the Dmr AW seem to be the ? marks.......answer:  Peter Miller is hot so let's go with the flow

3  Mikey T   just snatched at the claiming box by O'neill and he comes right back for the same tag as he claimed this gelding for......most proven route ability in the race and another with a rider upgrade

4  Sir Searsucker

Long-shot Possibilities:   6  Cruel Spirits    improved runner since switching to the AW........cut back in distance sure appears to be a good thing......and yet another positive rider change


race 6    slightly above average clarity

2  Fury Kapcori   very stout in last 4 race since December but working as if Hollendorfer has this colt all cranked up and ready to roll

4  Doyouseemecoming    new racehorse since adding blinkers.......eye popping 5/8ths work on the Dmr surface on 20th of July......trainer is red hot

1  Gladding   wide and close to a strong pace in last......not the place to be......rightfully tired late........same effort with a smoother journey puts the Belvoir charge in the hunt here


race 7    average clarity

3  Old Time Hockey   good history back in relatively short rest and that happens to be the case today.......and his layoff last was good........3 lbs off and Proctor/Stevens combo is hot

4  Lucayan    faced way too tough in latest and did not fire his best.....race two back his 1st in the good old U S of A is strong.......aggressive work regiment since his last........rebound seems last

6  Hawk's Eye    set way too fast a pace at 1 1/2 miles on the grass in last........4 for 6 at 1 mile on the grass in Brz........should be fit and ready and maybe formidable in 2nd start in his new surroundings

2  Irish Art


race 8    slightly below average clarity

3  Candy Sweetheart   1st time gelding and working as though the surgery did his demeanor some good.....solid trainer/rider combo since Belvoir arrived on the S Cal racing scene

2  The Gatekeeper   blocked in last and the apprentice his lost whip or would have broken maiden in latest......and work since might be his best drill ever or at least in a long time......switch from low % rider and a high % jock

10  Si The Ocean   exits a fast heat in debut last where getting beaten by 8 1/2 L wasn't good as anyone in here with a move forward.......yesterday's track outside friendly track wouldn't hurt either

4  Grand Gambler

8  Saint Leo

7  Know Plans







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