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Del Mar for Sunday 25 August 2013


Great day of racing and I think we can keep the ball rolling this afternoon.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

7  My Slew   Garcia owns 3 wins in 4 mounts on the gelding.........examining this runner's running lines suggests 5F is a good fit and it showed in his latest...........stalking style produced a nice win in his latest at today's 5F turf distance 

8  D'Obsession   laid up Michael Pender runner is proven fresh..........colt really kicks it in late on the turf.......and Pedroza knows and has ridden this four-year-old well

5  Wild Media   gelding has a better history running off of relatively short rest and that is the case today.......trainer has put in some fast speed works into this stalker likely to get him in the game earlier.........seems like a smart move

1  Follini


race 2    average clarity

1  Kady Asano    hello Dmr Poly.......big improvement in latest her 1st ever on the Dmr synthetic........and 3 solid works since suggest she exited her strong effort in good shape.......same of better today

5  High Jinks    solid 7F work for this Avila filly shows me she will handle her 1st ever on a synthetic surface........trainer historically is stout turf to AW which is the scenario here

3  Ismeme   seems like a lead type only and she should be able to get what she likely needs here in her 1st ever at a route........average pedigree at best to prefer two turn over one turn racing or would have rated higher


race 3    average clarity

2  Suances Candy   major league wake-up in latest 1st at a route since Mitchell claimed and probably of more significance 1st ever on the Dmr AW................and the effort is well disguised by setting powerful fractions on a dull inside......did extremely well to only lose by 5L

4  Just Irish   both lifetime races on the Dmr AW are impressive and both are hidden by very bad trips.......claimed in last and his new trainer adds the blinkers to help this colt focus better

13 Cunning Ride AE   3 of 4 career races fit well here including his layoff run in last........and in the late breaking news category: the horse that he ran 2nd to in his last came back to dominate yesterday's 1st race

1  Mudflats     wide trip hides a good layoff run on 28 July.......big work since.......should move forward and if he gets a smoother journey he fits here

6  Knucklebuster


race 4    average clarity

3  Be Proud   2nd time starter exits a fast heat of MSW runners and she only was beat by 3/4 of length and she lost to another stout baby in the Baffert barn........likely to be her turn today

1 Amaranth   another with a good MSW debut.......pressed an extremely fast pace for a filly two-year-old where getting beat by 8 1/2 was a decent effort especially considering the stout final time......four solid works since

10  Elite Eight   16 to 1 in an 8 horse MSW field strongly suggests that this well bred Proctor filly needed the race.......much more aggressive drills since.......Stevens up this time.........full throttle go here and at a significant price 

5  Antiquity


race 5    slightly above average clarity

4  Obviously   one of the BC Cup favorites if he races in the Cup this Fall consistently breaks 1:33 for a mile on the sod.......that'll do

3  Silentio   laid up Gary Mandella runner has limited starts in him per year so the conditioner wisely has him always cranked up fresh......needs lifetime best and/or bad day from the heavy fave to upset the apple cart

5  El Commodore   Machowsky runner appreciates very firm turf and ought to get guess is that Gomez will let our top choice go (to some degree) and try and put himself in the race by doing so


race 6    average clarity

6  Bardstorm   monster drills for this 1ster for someone like Bob Hess.........and look who's gun Bejarano

2  Primal Instinct   pedal to the medal to finish up work regiment with 3 straight strong gate drills has another Bob B. 1ster all cranked up and ready to put a show

9  Van Fraassen   as good of a work series as any 2 year 1st timer that O'Neill has sent to post so far in 2013.......expensive purchase in May so he pretty much understood what he was getting .........might be a very good colt 

4  Gift Exchange


race 7    slightly above average clarity

3  Goldencents   brilliant return to the race wars in last.......eye popping works since.........loves Dmr.........a trifecta of very strong positives........LOL for one of our sharp customers

6  Fed Biz   very talented Baffert runner only to have only earned $390K to date.......lone race on the Dmr AW in arguably his best ever beating Jimmy Creed as a three-year-old in solid time

8  Wine Police   impressive alw win 1st ever running for Dominquez......and sure has the right to move forward 2nd out after an extended hiatus from racing 

10  Drill


race 8    average clarity

1  Macaabra   loved very firm turf in SCal should be a great place for her........speed horse overseas and that might come in handy here in a race that lacks the commodity

5  Zanbo   loves the Dmr course and this likely will be her last run on it until guess is her connections will pull out all stops to have her ready for today.........Bejarano sticking around supports this

3  Libourne Eliza   3 of 4 USA races fit well here......good post to get a nice ground saving stalk position......trainer/rider could use a win

2  Include The Aussie


race 9     average clarity

9  Dullahan   wake up city of a sleeping monster on the grass at AP in latest......brilliant work tab since.........last year's winner of this prestigious race once again seems likely gets plenty of early pace up front to flatter his strong late kick

7  Kettle Corn    another strong late runner ought to appreciate all the speed in here.........seemingly never sharper

11  Game On Dude   loses M Smith who has 6 straight wins on the horse and I don't think Del Mar is his favorite track or would have been top pick......still..... one dangerous six-year-old superstar

10  Delegation

 Long-shot consideration:   4  Farraaj   GB invader proved he can ship well and run well running 3rd at 2 in the BC Juv. turf at CD in 2011.......2 for 2 at today's distance on the AW in GB........lands Gomez.........GB trainer has a good history shipping to the U S of A


race 10    average clarity

8  Diamond In Blue    dueled in stout fractions in last and rightfully tired late.......bullet work since.........sure looks loose going a route of ground today......trainer has been making the right moves / maneuvers all meeting long

2  Bobby Handy   loves today's distance and sure runs well on the GG AW and most that handle GG handle the Dmr since April by sure looks as if this six-year-old was sent to Knapp fit as the 1st work showing seems too quick not to have something previously put into this runner

5  Forever Freedom   last with Mitchell at the helm sure fits well......but claimed by a trainer still looking for win no. one in 2013......or would have been top pick

7  Yomybato


race 11    average clarity

9  Empty Headed   working as if  he is all set fresh off of the bench......good 1 mile turf effort closing fast........extra 1/16th likely to be a plus and gets the best closing grass rider around in Gomez

5  Volkonsky   competitive in all 3 lifetime grass races.......fell off some in last.....good 7F drill......rebound city today

1  Mr. Lemon Tree    so so grass pedigree but sure worked an impressive (seemingly out of nowhere) 5/8ths bullet drill and the trainer is good 1st on the lawn and 1st on the sod which is the case today

6  Awesome Okee

3  Starry Shark

10  Wings Of Mojave






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