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Del Mar for Monday 2 September 2013


Believe this to be a good card as you can see in my clarity evaluations. One day still to go at beautiful Del Mar on Wednesday.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

8  Carbonite   needs to bring his "a game" and of late that seems like a 50/50 proposition.......but.........if he does he is likely to take this affair

3  Muchos Besos   decent history with ample time between starts and gets it here........and he has been a good fit when Maldonado is aboard

9  Apollo Ten   impressive climb up the class ladder until last where he finally couldn't quite handle the challenge........drops back a claiming notch........continues to train like a happy healthy horse

7  He's A Dance Star


race 2    slightly below average clarity

2  Spirited Touch    exits a fast heat of maiden claimers in a race a couple of maiden claiming levels higher where beaten by 8L still works out to be an effort that fits well at mdn30K........and since the race his work regiment hints at a move forward today

9  Money Machine   fairly competitive in all 3 lifetime races which were at higher levels than today's affair.......the drop and switch to Peter Miller's top jock these days in Garrett Gomez suggests the barn means business

1  Big Macher   bad trip in last or this Baltas runner likely would have won 1st out after the claim.......two very reassuring drills since.........very dangerous with a better trip today

8  Wildcat Candy


race 3    average clarity

5  Warren's Rosebud   on the improve with every start and never sharper in the a.m........seems likely to fire best ever this afternoon

9  Marcyjane   seems to be a better grass horse since switching to route grass racing from sprint grass racing.........repeat of his last has a shot today 

2  Tiz a Kiss   best ever in latest in her 1st ever at a route of ground on the AW.......another 1st today as this is her 1st ever on the sod.......pedigree for the grass is decent 

3  Krazypapaya


race 4    slightly above average clarity

9  Jojo Warrior   Baffert 1st timer's last work is her best work and quite impressive......especially considering it was produced just 4 days ago.......and mom has been one nice producer tossing 6 winners from 6 starters with 3 of them Stakes winners 

2  Mostro Belle   good MSW debut both in pace and final time.......and Stevens sees fit to accept the mount from a winless in 2013 trainer.......same or better seems likely today

1  Here Comes Tribal   just purchased in July and this Harrington 1st timer seems to be doing most everything right in the a.m. for her new connections.......Harrington youngsters have been firing of late

7  Sushi Empire


race 5    slightly above average clarity

4  Better Bet   somewhat hidden effort in latest......dueled in decent pace on a somewhat dull rail which was one of the few dull inside days of the Del Mar meeting........and this colt has never worked better

1  Gangnam Guy    just keeps better.........and better........and better...........and better............and sure is working as though the trend is likely to continue today

2  Solid Wager   only needs a small rebound and Miller finally is going to his top jock at the meet in Gomez that hints the small rebound has a decent chance at occurring

6  Aotearoa


race 6    average clarity

1  Clenor   solid 1st ever in the U S of A and solid 1st at a route.......handled running off of short rest in Ireland.......short rest today and for a trainer that wins many a race wheeling a horse back in 4 weeks or less

3  E Equalsmcsquared   fell off some in latest.....blinkers on for today..........and the works hint that the equipment change has put some life back into this Kruljac two-year-old filly........would have been top pick if she had better grass breeding 

2  Venetian   still a maiden but she exits a very fast heat of MSW runners.....only needs to move forward a couple of lengths and of course handle the grass which she is nicely bred for

9  Pleasant Miss

Longshot consideration:   4  Nesso   seems like a nice pick up out of Florida for Belvoir..........seemingly training better than anyone in the field.............and she is bred well to handle the green carpet


race 7    average clarity

4  Too Fast To Pass   took to the Dmr synthetic quite nicely in last his 1st run ever on it.......and his stout work since suggests he benefited from a run over it's surface and he is "tuned-up" muscle wise to produce even more today

6  Life a Riley   on the improve and his last forward move is somewhat hidden by a wide trip.........and he might feel really good for Sadler to wheel him back in such short rest

7  Scherer Magic   another Sadler runner and in this case his last is very hidden as he was off a bit slow and had a very wide trip.......did well to only be beat by 5 1/2L at today's same level.......2 for 3 at today's distance

3  Sacred Ovation


race 8    average clarity

8  Costamar   very solid work regiment for this Bonde 1st timer and Stevens gets the call.......both signal this nicely bred filly is meant and ready for her MSW debut

3  Georgia   Baffert runner was just purchased at sale in April so the connections had some idea of what they were getting and the recent works hint what they are getting is a filly ready to compete for the win at the MSW level

10  Faith Hope Love   another purchased in April..........trainer Dollase has had a decent Dmr meet better than his record indicates and he has worked his new filly as if he wants he ready to fire a significant effort in her MSW has tossed 3 winners from 3 starters all of which precociously won at 2 

1  Pretty Storm


race 9    slightly above average clarity

5  Egg Drop   very impressive 1st ever in a route grass race in latest........runs awfully well with 6 weeks or more between starts and gets that here ........big gap of 4 1/2L to 3rd in Grade 2 last.....that's a significant gap in a 5 horse field 

7  Halo Dolly   as consistent as they come on firm turf......blocked (and still won) in reassuring work since.........excellent history with Bejarano on her back  

2  Quiet Oasis   toss out two back at Kee......doesn't ship well.......toss out last as it was a public work-out versus way to tough on the poly track........back to the grass where she has shown she can compete in a Grade 2 at a high level 

4  In The Stars


race 10    slightly above average clarity

6  Southern Diva   big awakening in 2nd lifetime start.........broke poorly and ran wide so somewhat hidden.........solid fig when you adjust for trouble........apprentice best be ready at the gate as this gelding also broke slowly in her maiden debut

10  Sudden Rumor   maiden debut last is better than appears in print.........not the best of trips and sat back too far off of a pedestrian pace being set up front.......jock Martin Garcia will be out to make amends

3  Even to the Moon   OK final time fig in MSW debut last but maybe more importantly was able to sit behind a fast pacesetter and not tire too badly.........should be formidable from start to wire if he builds upon his debut

1  Go First


race 11    average clarity

7  Artic North   horrid trip in 2nd lifetime race and her 1st on the sod......very impressive to only get beat by 3 1/2 trainer and new rider and when that is Miller/Gomez that is an upgrade

1  Ceraro   improving with every start and just worked a very solid 6F.....bred to appreciate the longer distance.........another move in the right direction seems likely

8  Tortola   Drysdale is having his best meet in many a moon and appears to mean business here with this laid up 2nd time starter who is training as if he is ready to show his stuff at 1 1/8th on the turf today

4  Corinthian's Song

3  Layton Register

5  Power Ped




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