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Del Mar for Sunday 18 August 2013


Very nice card at Del Mar once again and a nice pick 6 carry-over!

Best of luck as always!


race 1    slightly above average clarity

2  Boller Bomb   big rebound in last and the race is disguised by a bad ride.......claimed by Miller and he makes a change in riders to a low % guy to Gomez.....that'll do

6  Buckingham Bull    N.Y. shipper exits a key race......draws Bejarano.......and.......being that she is up for a tag I'll assume the barn means business

3  Cavalla   big run in lone lifetime grass race and it is disguised by a wide trip......fits if the app manages to save some ground at least on turn 1........sure draws a good post to get that accomplished

4  Unward Spiral


race 2    average clarity

2  Royal Meridian   new trainer is the red hot Doug O'Neill and he drops this gelding a couple of levels where he should be the one to beat

4  Metropolitan Man   prolonged impressive work regiment says this Diodoro runner is all set fresh off of the bench.......and he seemingly faces the easiest field of his career

5  Keyboard Courage   exits a very fast heat of 8K claimers.....claimed in the race and Pender smartly steps this 4 year old up a couple of levels........finally races in a sprint where he is 1 for 1 and it was at today's 6 1/2F distance

7  Red Defense


race 3    average clarity

7  Big Wags   very big effort on the claim-back by Spawr.......ran way wide on an inside condition and still managed a close 3rd.....and now drops a level

2  Fear The Beard   fear the barn......tough to toss anything O'Neill sends out right now especially on a drop in claiming of one notch

3  Rock This way   sharp races 2 and 3 back......blocked 1/2 dozen lengths on the trun and str. in last.....toss it out........fits solidly if his form has remained intact

1  Quiet Command


race 4    average clarity

1  Renessgotzip   best race horse in the race (when right) speed in the race.....and likes the wood......and back to Gomez who has fit her well in the past

2  Winding Way   seemingly loves the Dmr surface and she made a solid 2nd out after the layoff move forward at Hollywood in at Dmr since suggest she is in top form and has a shot of beating the big horse

3  Sugarinthemorning   another who appreciates the Dmr AW......Stevens gets a shot on this mare who has forgotten what it means to win the last couple of years


race 5    slightly above average clarity

4  Somethings Unusual   on the right end of the learning curve and 1st time Bejarano suggests a big effort will be put forth this afternoon

7  Tom's Tribute   blocked badly in last or would have won.......trainer isn't too hot these days of good back to back efforts but this one might have lots in the tank today being blocked and all

5  Motown Men   capable of cutting big cut back in distance might really help this Mitchell runner hold together in the stretch in his likely wire to wire attempt

1  Kid Dream


race 6    slightly above average clarity

10  Let's Get Crackin   wide too close to a solid pace does just about anyone in yet this claimer managed to only get beat by 2 1/2 at the wire.....very impressive.......Spawr wisely steps him up a notch......jock might need a bit more of a clever ride today to get the job done

6  Hadfunlastnight    seems to be on the rebound.....takes a small drop in claiming.....and should be on or near the lead which obviously has been a good thing at Dmr most of the meet

8  Gnarly Dude    Sadler is extremely dangerous 2nd out after a the last in a non-claiming affair looks like the gimme to drop and be at full throttle back in a claimer this afternoon

1  Malibu Knight


race 7    average clarity

7  Spring Again   brilliant set of drills at Kee for this Ward 1st timer and Ward is very dangerous with 2 year olds 1st time out of the box

2  Belle Of The Fleet   best set of drills for a Hendricks 2 year old 1st timer in many a moon.......very impressive 6F bullet drill on August 3rd.....many in here might not be able to run that fast in a race of 6F

6  Sunset Strip   seems like the best of the 3 Baffert 1st timers in here and draws Garcia who I believe often has his choice of multiple Baffert runners in a given field

9  Bosserette


race 8    slightly above average clarity

2  Halo Dolly   best animal on the grass in the field.......and she is 3 for 4 at Dmr.....draws a good post.......and is 6 for 8 at the distance.......yikes

5  Bella Viaggia   sure handled her 1st ever turf route in fine fashion........and now we get a rider upgrade to Stevens who hopefully isn't too bummed by the lack of form from the two faves he rode from California in the two big races at beautiful Arlington Park

4  Heat Trap   done little wrong in 3 lifetime races......very impressive 7F drill bodes well for her chances of handling her 1st ever route race


race 9    slightly below average clarity

no. 12 has a shot if draws into the field

5  Tamarando   bad trip in last or wins for jock and a great addition to the Cal jockey colony will be out to make amends

1  Takem By Surprise   good early speed here......and back quick (2 weeks) is usually a good thing for Sherlock

4  Time To Go Robo   Solis 1st timer appears to all set for his MSW debut hint he owns some good early speed

3  Tribalist


race 10    slightly above average clarity

5  Red Vine    Clement ships in and he won yesterday's Grade 1 (as our top pick) and he brought this MSW along who has fired 2 races in NY that fit solidly here

2  Just Fisnin   filly likes ample time between starts and gets it........both lifetime efforts at 1 mile on the turf are better than par and they are hidden by bad trips

6  Self Confident   lone grass race was at AP in 2012 and it was decent.......has been working extremely well at AP this summer so well that Proctor saves her return for Dmr instead of easier pic-kin's at AP

3  Maxx The Giant

7  Angel Charge

9  Cunco





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