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Del Mar for Friday 23 August 2013


So so card today. Saturday and Sunday at 1st glance look good handicapping wise. Sunday's card is loaded quality.


Best of luck as always!


race 1     average clarity

1  One Firm Cat   handled the AW at Dmr fairly well in his lone start on it at two.......seems to have an endurance advantage here running at 7F coming off of grass route racing

4  Humorous   decent layoff run in last........and a vastly improved work since.......seems highly likely to move forward this afternoon.......connections won yesterday's opening double

5  Space Runner   come a long way in 5 races (3 1 1) stepping up the class ladder after starting his career in a mdn5K claimer......has been stout in each race on the climb up......2 for 2 when loose on the lead.....might be loose here


race 2    slightly below average clarity

2  Grand Pulpit   good move forward in 2nd lifetime endeavor.......1st time gelding today and the ultimate equipment change sure seems to have done him some good in the a.m........very likely to move forward again today

8  Mr. Obeso   very good trainer with maiden claiming 1st timers.......7 of his last 18 and 5 for his last 9.........good drills and good speed breeding

11  Heyyoucan  AE   last was fairly good especially pace wise for two year old claiming maiden......and the cut back of 1/2f sure sems like a positive........NOTE: if this AE doesn't get in with his potential speed it ought to be a plus for our top pick

4  He's A Wizard

3  Steppingood

Long-shot consideration:   5  Punxsutawney Phil   bet hard in last his 2nd lifetime start & 1st time in maiden claiming but had a brutal trip.......solid series of 3 drills jock.......might get it right today


race 3    average clarity

3  Ruby Pumps   auto-pilot type is (11 5 5 1) for her must be fun to own career........has faced similar or better on the grass with great success in N Cal

2  Meltarib    wide trip hides a move forward in general really seems to like the Dmr turf.......trainer is red hot

1  Ricspretentiousgal    consistent sort just lacks a little punch sometimes in late trainer and new rider might get her to produce that little extra late which is so critical to winning grass route races

5  Gittel


race 4    average clarity

2  Quinnette   wide trip in last on an inside......that race sure fits at today's lower level.......claimed for 16K so the drop to 16K doesn't bother me in the least

7  Sugar Spice   speed of the speed here has done little wrong in main track surfaces rated "fast"........good trainer/rider combo over the last couple of years in Belvoir/Espinoza

9  Piano Kitty    cold trainer could use a win so he has a good history when up for a tag

8  Tiz The Route


race 5    average clarity

6  Southern Sunrise   all four lifetime MSW efforts fit well here.........and proven he can fire fresh........drop makes sense as he is five (and this is only his 5th career start) and it is late August

3  Fly High   both career races on the AW fit albeit at Hol.......major league rider upgrade for today.......blinkers off.........historically a very strong Baffert work regiment........seems well meant up for his lowes tag ever

2  Broker Brett   almost all his career sprint races fit well here......exits an extremely key race......runs well fresh and he is fresh today

9  Mi Hijo


race 6    average clarity

6  Topic   three year old appears to want to run all day long and today she gets a big 7 pounds off and with a great grass jock in Gomez........that'll do

8  Miss Pippa   ultra consistent sort has fired every time outside of her two fresh lifetime races........and she also gets significant pounds off for today

2  Midnight Music    most marathon credentials in the field but our 2nd pick ran as well as she did when they faced each other in early July and I think the 8 horse will get the jump on her turning for home.......but by no means is this Proctor grass runner out of this

5  Silver Hustler


race 7    slightly above average clarity

6  Public Defender   way too wide on maybe the most inside day of the Dmr meeting and that is saying something......and improved a.m. since........seems capable of lifetime best today and that combined with a good trip would make this fellow stout here

2  Warren's Cliff S.   last was OK.......race 2 back is strong and the recent works strongly suggest we will see a rebound to that race 2 back today

10  Tuckers Point   claimed by Miller in latest which was a dull effort for this gelding.......big effort 2 back........dull effort 3 back.........good effort 4 back.......need I say more

9  Chocolatier

1  Jazillionaire

3  Alkaray





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