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Del Mar for Saturday 31 August 2013


Plenty of talent on display for the next 3 days at Del Mar on this extended weekend.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

4  Ghost N Your Heart   exits two consecutive fast heats and they are both at higher the drop here should be especially helpful.......low % jock but not on this runner

6  One Magical Girl   just claimed by Hendricks and he might have the trump card for this filly as she just worked significantly better for his new connections......1 for 1 at the distance is a plus

7  Rossi Reserve   this five-year-old-mare seemed to be declining then pow.....she rates which seemed unlikely and pops a vastly improved effort......claimed back by Javier Sierra.....can he get the same out of her.....we shall see

5  Jet Blue Girl


race 2    average clarity

4  Southern Freedom   moved forward in last his 2nd lifetime start......and trained awfully well since......good barn......bred to handle a route..........another forward move seems likely

3  Bourne Hot   decent turf route in last should have this O'Neill colt well conditioned to switch back to the AW and another route......owns some decent early route speed and has a good speed rider up

6  Confisio    22 to 1 for a Mitchell 1st timer strongly suggests the race was a tune-up (and a heck of a good one and I imagine surprising the barn some) for today's route endeavor......should be in it from the get go

1  Schoolofhardrocks


race 3    slightly above average clarity

1  Danderek   was able to set a very slow pace and so wired the field quite stress means plenty of horse likely for today......and once again he looks loose

5  Senator Bob   laid up since early March when he was vanned as if he is returning ready and sure seems sound for O'Neill who gave him 2 bullet works at 3F......if he was suspect health wise he wouldn't work him so quickly as to set him back from too much of a pounding

9  Major Magic   consistent sort is a little hidden in that he closed the best that he could being compromised by a lackluster pace up front.......and he most likely will use some of his tactical speed this time

8  Beachcombing


race 4    average clarity

3  Carson's Ten   strong route grass race in last his 2nd lifetime start........seems likely to handle his 1st on the Del Mar AW......and if he does he should be in the hunt from the get go and competitive thru-out

9  New Year's Day   decent MSW sprint debut for this Bob Baffert colt.......2 solid drills since.........and sure is bred to appreciate a route of ground

1  Oso Smart   seemingly has a fitness advantage over others in here coming off of 2 route grass races........good post to help low percentage rider out some.......1st on the Dmr AW seems to a the question mark

7  Bond Holder


race 5    average clarity

4  Clubhouse Rules   fell off in last.......but strong drills since and back to Gomez who fits this mid pack runner well.........rather sure rebounds this afternoon to some degree

9  Liason    seems like a confident builder same as he had in winning a 70K Stakes race 4 back.....won a Grade 2 in the following race......same scenario today setting up

2  Wilkinson   2 for 2 at the distance albeit on conventional dirt........blinkers on and the works hint he well take to his 1st ever run on the Dmr AW 

7  Sky Kingdom


race 6   average clarity

7  Socialbug   powerful MSW debut winning in stellar time for the given day and class.......3 reassuring works since the team of Baffert/Garcia have a decent shot to keep this fillies record perfect

3  Spring Breeze   steadily moving up the class ladder since running for as low of 5K at Pen last Dec.........last two races run (last at Dmr and one in Apr at Tampa) on main track surfaces are better than par for today's level......claimed by O'Neill and he smartly steps him up again

9  Mum's Truckee   very consistent sort on any surface and Gomez stays up who gets the most out of this Miller runner.....1st ever at 6F but it appears to be a good fit as he flattens a little in his 6 1/2F races

6  Tribal Peace


race 7    average clarity

2  Swissarella   quite a bit better than appears in print.....bad trips and or very fast heats.....continues to train like a happy healthy sort........good post and rider

10  Stole a Kiss   exits a very fast heat for today's level where beaten 5L is still a better than a par fig.........would have been top pick if it wasn't for drawing the outer-most 10 post

1  Eddies Curl    fell off in last.....race 2 back is very strong.....blinkers off seems like a good move as her 2 races running off of it some are good.....last stalking the pace is not

6  Heaven and Earth


race 8    average clarity

6  Unusual Heatwave   very strong route race at Dmr last summer to finish up the the layoff 5F sprint in last sure looks like the tune-up to tighten him up as only the grass can do sometimes for today's 1 mile affair

7  Blue Tone   fell off in last......race two back is very solid........big shot today if he rebounds to the significant effort

1  Tiz Dynamic   four-year-old likes today's distance of 1 1/16th and it showed in latest winning on the step up in claiming .........steps up again which is a sign that the barn thinks he has improved some more.......we shall see

8  Germany Bay


race 9    average clarity

1  Awesome Baby   well named as his debut was awesome for a 2 year old.....excellent pace and final time fig........big big 6F drill since.....not an easy post at 7F but I think she can overcome it

6  She's A Tiger   2 for 2 loose on the lead.....ran a nice 2nd stalking the pace in Grade 2 last.....blinkers on for today.....barn wants and will probably get the front end

8  Secret Compass   plenty of heat in here combined with 7 furlongs and this late running Baffert baby might come flying late

7  Sprouts


race 10    average clarity

2  Rookie Sensation   big AW route race 2 back and then an even bigger grass route in last........broke slow and ran wide and still almost won and in good final time......very impressive 5/8ths bullet drill since (on 15 August) especially for someone like Shirreffs who doesn't push them too hard in the a.m.

8  Ranuff   so so in last.......strong winning sprint 2 back both in pace and final time ........that race was run on the Hollywood synthetic and most horses that run on the Hol AW handle the grass.....pedigree is decent for the grass as wire to wire shot 1st time long and 1st time on the sod for this Baffert colt

1  This One's for Mel   on the improve in every start since Miller took over this more small forward move and he has a shot today

4  China Prince


race 11    average clarity

3  Wasted at Midnight   owns very good early speed in this spot......and is training as if she might be sitting on her best ever........and her last is better than par

9  Sidebar   2nd time starter exits a blistering fast maiden claimer where she had a bad trip so losing by 10 lengths was actually quite good......and she must feel real good as Spawr steps her up to a MSW race........big bullet drill supports this

4  Tappingintherain   back to a sprint where her last effort sprinting 2 races back fits fine here.......Kruljac has gotten run out of many runners this meeting more than his record would indicate

5  Scherzinger

2  Moon Ride

13  Pearl De Vere





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