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Del Mar for Saturday 17 August 2013


Very nice card today. Be back with you on Sunday which is another 10 race card.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    slightly above average clarity

4  Woodys Wharf    after a slow start it is hard to be any hotter than the O'Neill barn.....wire to wire shot with stout speed jock aboard

1  Indygo F M A   most proven to get the distance........trainer is awakening........good history with ample time between starts and gets it

2  Legacy    very aggressive work regiment to get the extra 1/8th mile today.......impressive close into a total lack of pace in last


race 2    slightly above average clarity

7  Meinertzhageni   exits an extremely fast heat (and fast paced heat) of MSW runners where 2nd by 4 1/2L (and sitting 5 1/2L of a blistering pace) was a good effort and not bad on the pace end of things either

6  Cal Gal   debut was fairly decent but more importantly O'Neill wasn't doing so well when this filly debuted in mid July but he sure is "the man" now in mid August

2  Katrina Kowgirl   solid debut way back in May....big shot here if she returns ready to roll especially with the major league rider upgrade

4  Singleinthelast


race 3    slightly above average clarity

2  Chestnut Moon   wide with pace in last hides this Cassidy runner some........should be able to sit near the lead here and this time save some ground.....rail sure was good yesterday

1  Hard Burns   seems like a sharp claim by Belvoir in last of an improving filly.......smartly retains Bejarano......seems likely to sit close up early and like our top pick save some ground

10  Totally Blonde   talk about a early speed wake-up with the blinkers added.......same speed and yesterday's track......wire city

3  Miss Wounded Knee


race 4    slightly above average clarity

2  Can The Man   Baffert and powerful drills with a 1ster....and bred to have some early gas.....that'll do

8  Yes Yes Yes   yes yes yes the works say ready to roll at 1st asking.......will need a clever trip from Smith from the outer-most 7 post

1  Test Ride   test ride I hope not as this Pender colt like our top two picks appears all wound up and ready to roll.....good start as a sire for Zensational who likely will produce many runners with early speed

6  Confisio


race 5    average clarity

2  Camp Victory   bad post and the cold jock had trouble dealing with it....wide with pace......big hidden effort........good post today and jock is shows small signs of his true ability lately

5  Kid Edward   impressive wide effort in last.....never stopped running despite being way too better jock today..........nice record at 1 mile on the sod (3 1 2 0)

6  Bio Pro   good grass conditioner Howard Zucker has this gelding in top form......great chance to be the controlling speed with vastly improved turf rider Gutierrez in the saddle

3  Circle The Moon


race 6    average clarity

6  Indexical   subtle trouble.....the best kind.....broke slightly tardy, bit wide, check 2L turn, and close to a stout pace.....solid Santucci adjusted for trouble fig.......most likely won't be on the somewhat overrated Sheets and Thorograph pubs

5  My Secret Affair   best set of drills for a Glatt 1st timer in many a moon....and look who is up.......the meetings top gun

4  New Year's Day   dull works especially early on but they are vastly improved lately.....might be developing at the right time.....right before his debut into the wonderful world of thoroughbred racing

9  Hi Fashioned


race 7    average clarity

4  Know More   red hot trainer and plenty of early speed in here bodes well for this late runner who has had his fair share of recent bad trips on the AW

5  Master Clip   Belmont invader with Hess training now......he wisely takes off the blinkers after 2 dismal races with them on in N.Y.......race 3 back without them on is solid here......very stout work tab and most importantly it is on the Dmr AW

7  Marchman   wide near the pace in last.....did well to hang on for jock today from a low % one to a high % one......all 3 lifetime sprints fit

11  Germany Bay

Long-shot consideration:   1  Innocent Man   dangerous fresh animal is quick early and training as if well meant today........and he might get the lead here with an improving 10 lb app up


race 8    average clarity

2  Discreet Marq   impressive high pace wire effort at Belmont in latest.....Clement must love the way he exited the big race for him to ship all the way from NY to S Cal.....good gate to wire chance once again

1  Wishing Gate   and the improve for Tom Proctor and just worked an eye popping bullet 5/8ths drill.......good post and an excellent turf jock with off pace grass runners in Gomez

7  Doinghardtimeagain   ultra consistent horse.......trainer........rider.......highly likely to get your monies worth

6  Kitten's Dumplings

Long-shot consideration:   8  Need You Know   vastly improved in latest with the blinkers off......and has worked markedly better since the race......lifetime best might occur today


race 9    average clarity

1  Say's Who    hello 1 post.....nasty outer-most posts especially for a baby in both lifetime races.....big run in last wide on an inside condition

8  Heaven And Earth   rather sure this Jerry Hollendorfer 1st timer is ready to roll......last 3 of 4 works are gate drills and worked a 2 year filly 6F from the gate in don't do that if you are about to give your new shooter a tune-up

3  In Dad's Honor   Ellis is not much with 1st timers but this filly is training as if he might break the mold here

2  Wired For Fun

Long-shot consideration:   4  Feature Attraction    bad trip in a fast heat of MSW runners hides a decent debut.....small move forward and a better trip and has a good chance to be in the hunt here


race 10    average clarity

2  Star Vesta   our top pick in layoff last and he sure came through crushing the field.......great drills since.....ought to handle the class hike with a nice ground saving trip on or close to the lead

1  Corlette Drive   disappointed in last so Sadler stopped on the horse and has given her a fabulous series of works......rebound city seems likely today

6  Showgirl Form   another given a break and appears to be ready fresh......trainer is having a terrific Dmr meeting so far

3  Atlantic Swing

5  Twelve Folds

8  Branding





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