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Del Mar for Thursday 29 August 2013


Decent card today and on Friday.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

2  Two Blue Hens   exits a very fast heat where getting beat just short of 9L was still a par like effort for the filly m40K level.......not really an early speed type but has more than most in this field so she is likely to be in a nice desirable close to the front position early

4  Intoxicating Move   good layoff run in last and has a good history back in short rest which is the case today

5  Itsabeautifulday   seems to have run into shape protected in MSW affairs........seems fit now and drops into maiden claiming.........likely to be competitive today

6  Mile Luna


race 2    average clarity

5  Toledo Eddie   broke slowly and ran wide and still only lost to one stout winner in a 5F grass race..........nice reassuring 4F drill since.........seems likely to fire another strong run once again at the abbreviated sprint turf distance of 5F

9  He's a Dance Star AE   ultra consistent turf sprinter has yet to miss the board in 10 grass sprints........outside start if gets in but owns plenty of early gas to get a decent position early

7  Free Time   best speed here especially if our 2nd choice fails to draw into the field.......gets very brave when he shakes free by a length or two

2  Field Report

6  Tribe


race 3    average clarity

8  The Gatekeeper   hello Del Mar.......ran very impressively 1st on the Dmr surface in latest breaking slowly and running way too wide on an inside condition.........did extremely well to run a 3L beaten 3rd.........bullet gate work 10 lb. apprentice gets a tasty bone from Sadler.........hang on kid and you can be in the winners circle

1  Hope 'n Pray   connections sure got high on their runner following a nice 2nd at today's mdn20K level 6 races back.........back to  reality and back to mdn20K once again after racing at a higher level mostly unsuccessfully......back where his efforts/figs fit well 

2  Supersonic Heat   sure moved forward in his last which was start no. 10.........solid bullet 3F work since..........same effort as last and he has a shot.....better seemingly makes him as good as anyone in here

11  Warren's Tyler S.


race 4    slightly below average clarity

6  Unkept Rendez Vous    just claimed by the red hot Victor Gracia who is 6 for his last 9.... and.......9 of his last 18 1st out after a claim........last race fits.......race two back is quite strong (broke 4 slow and ran wide) and it is hidden by a bad trip

9  Fiesta Express   consistent sort is coming off of a good effort which is better than appears in print and cuts claiming price in half......good history firing good efforts on the drop.......does tend to hang a little but less so at 1 mile

10  Easy Goes By    2 consecutive lousy trips hides a mare in decent form........not sure about her a ability to be able to handle a route......but......her trainer takes the blinkers off and he has won 3 of his last 8 with such a maneuver hitting the board 6 of 8

7  Pure Blush

Long-shot consideration:   5  Gotta Skedaddle     her name says it all here.......showed big early route speed with the blinkers put on in last but was pressed into tiring......same early speed here would likely put her on a loose lead and that is a dangerous thing with a 7 lb. app up


race 5    slightly above average clarity

2  Journey On   took to the Dmr synthetic in a big way crushing her foes in stellar time earning a fig in the Mdn40K race that would win most MSW affairs.....stand-out here if she repeats her latest........actually 85% of her last would likely do the trick if of course she takes to the turf.....good pedigree for it

1  Motivated   very solid work regiment at Arlington Park yet Proctor elects to go versus tougher in California for the larger purse and passes on making a start at AP.......owns good early speed and draws a good post.......rather sure well primed and ready to roll

9  Rolanda   low % trainer but not 1st run after a claim and not with 1st time blinkers.......might be a good claim as this filly seemed to be improving one small step at a time for her previous trainer John Sadler

8  Cavalleta

Long-shot consideration:   5  Clearly Anointed   impressive close from far back into a lackluster pace being set up front......and the race was versus better........jockey upgrade......dangerous at a big price


race 6    average clarity

4  Brighton Star   good move forward in 2nd lifetime start but maybe more importantly runs as if the 7F distance will be to his liking and for many in here it will be a bit too far

3  Sailors Brother   ran 2nd in both lifetime starts versus similar and was compromised in both starts by breaking a bit tardy........blinkers on and switches to a top notch gate breaking jock in Maldonado.......never sharper in the a.m. as well

7  Znelle   fell off some in 2nd lifetime start but did show much improved early speed......debut fits.........claimed by Sadler in last and Sadler has done extremely well snatching up 1st of 2nd time maiden starters

10  Kimnjet


race  7    average clarity

9  Pat's Back   best by far was the only time this filly ran 6F on the Dmr her other lifetime start on the Dmr AW she chased the mighty Beholder in a 7F Stakes and logically was put away and tired ..........I doubt this is a layoff gimme as Miller would have protected this dropper at a higher level

7  Out of Thin Air   seems best at today's distance of 6 1/2F.........probably needs a move forward even off of a decent run in last if I am right about the top choice.......last fits if I am wrong about the top choice

3  Bluegrass Ellie    might be able to grab the lead here and in examining her running lines you will see that is her route to success

12  Decoy

Long-shot consideration:   10  Amulay   finally back sprinting seemingly where she belongs.......most of her career sprinting fits well in this spot and many of the efforts (especially early on in her career) fit really well here


race 8    average clarity

3  Strong Wind   most likely winner if he fires either one of his last two efforts which were both at today's 5F on the general a good gate horse which obviously is important in these abbreviated turf sprint races

5  A Toast to You  solid layoff run in last running 2nd to one tough his only other start at 5F on the grass at Dmr he was a winner......and 1st time as a gelding

2  Summer Exclusive   2 fo2 lifetime with Gomez aboard........0 for 3 and not even close with 3 other accomplished riders up.......back to Gomez and blinkers back for one with blinkers as part of his equipment

1  Kingpin Ryno


race 9    slightly above average clarity

5  Concorde West    solid layoff run in last somewhat hidden by a bad trip......wide near the pace.......claimed by Bonde and he puts the blinkers on and man have the works improved.......rather sure this colt moves forward in a big way this afternoon

10  Denzel   Baffert laid up dropper obviously is very stout if he returns in relatively good condition......tough call but oh so dangerous

7  Arizona Wildcat   solid return to the race wars in last off of an 11 month hiatus from the track......fits fine if he makes a logically improvement off of the layoff run

3  Mary Helen's Storm

11  Regally Soul

6  Senor Snickers




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