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Del Mar for Wednesday 4 September 2013


Decent card to finish up what has been a good Del Mar meeting both for beautiful Del Mar and The Racing Digest. 

Reminder: We are offering selections for opening day at Fairplex which is this Friday.  Next day to be offered for sure (might be one other offered) is on Saturday 21 Sept. the biggest day of the meeting.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    slightly above average clarity

6  Gypsy Robin   4 for 5 on AW surfaces.......and the only blemish came in her latest as this stout filly had a brutal trip versus a monster in Renesgotzip......continues to work like something special

1  Madam Cactus   all 3 lifetime sprints are impressive including her MSW debut which was at Dmr and run in an extremely fast for class 103 flat.....she only lost by 1L and was 3 fresh off a long hiatus from racing might be a goooooood thing

2  Wednesday   consistent sort......but........ will need her best ever to fight for the win if either of our top selections bring their "A game"


race 2    slightly above average clarity

7  Pebble Beach Baby   three-year-old-filly sure likes the AW as both lifetime races on synthetic surfaces stand out as her 2 best efforts and her last is disguised somewhat by a bad trip-a-roo.......and today we get a major league pivotal rider switch

3  Lady Rosamond   leery of another drop in claiming or would have been top selection.......very powerful bad trip in last......caught wide too close to a sold pace and folks that does just about anyone in........great history with Bejarano up to boot......5 2 3 0

1  Explosive Argument   5 3 1 1 drill since a nice win which was at Dmr and her 1st to date on an AW surface.....good history running off of short rest......24 days qualifies as "short" rest

4  Magestic Stinger


race 3    average clarity

2  Station House   never easy to win your MSW debut at a route on the turf as this colt was able to do for R since hint the youngster has muscled up some more off of the winning grass run......seems highly likely to move forward today

1  Home School   solid looking invader from Ireland seemingly has an advantage experience wise as he has more grass starts than the rest of the field combined

4  Ontology   nice Callaghan runner sprinting on the AW tries the grass and a route for the very first time and he owns a pedigree top and bottom to handle both

8  Diamond Bachelor


race 4   slightly above average clarity

5  Sawyer's Hill    Mulhall 1ster sure is working like a sire is off to a decent start and this colt is one of the most expensive babies at sale that he has sired

6  Karma King   another 1st timer training as if meant and ready to roll.......Craig Dollase has been fairly dangerous with 1sters in the past year or so

9  Malibu Colony   Mike Mitchell 1st timer is working up to snuff to possibly be ready to roll at 1st asking.......trains as though he owns some early gas.......and look who is up.......good speed jock Maldonado

4  Big Medicine Man


race5    average clarity

8  Roman Threat   all three lifetime races are stout and all three were loaded with extremely talented horses......been away for 15 months but my guess is Baffert will have him ready as he has had only 3 lifetime races and he is a late summer 5 year old......any race might be his last for quite some time

7  So Brilliant  another Baffert runner here.........colt is 2 for 2 on all weather surfaces.........capable of dueling eye to eye in significant pace and still competes with vigor.......very few can handle that stress 

9  Chiloquin   Ellis has finally woken up out of the doldrums and he appears to have this hard hitter very sharp and ready with a solid set of drills in the a.m........five year old seems best at Dmr and best at 6F

1  Ain't No Other


race 6   slightly below average clarity

3  Quiet Force   won MSW debut at 1st asking back in Feb. in a race down the SA hill grass course........massive rider upgrade for since his debut but training as if he is fully ready........extremely well bred to appreciate his 1st at a route

10  Something Unusual   last was OK......what we want is his strong race 2 back and the effort is disguised  by not the best of rides by Talamo today who is 1 for 1 on the gelding

11  Te Rapa   never sharper.......would have been top pick with a better post and/or higher % rider

2  Unbridled Giant


race 7   slightly below average clarity

12  Teacher Teacher    away since 24 Nov. 11 but training like she is feeling great and ready to roll in only her 4th race at the ripe age of six......ran great in what turned out to be very stout races/foes in her 1st 2 lifetime starts

7  Yawannagold   trainer Cindy Kelley only has one horse and she seemingly has her ready to roll fresh off of the bench with a solid series of tightly spaced drills as she did in her MSW debut on day one of 2013

9  Red Door Drive   very bad trip in MSW debut.......straighten things out in 2nd lifetime race and she should be in the hunt for the win.......trainer is much more dangerous with 2nd timers

5  Crystalline Indy

Long-shot consideration:    3  Kana Flavor   broke slowly and checked/shuffled on the turn.......bit of a gimme.......full throttle go today......good sign Mike Smith sticks around


race 8    average clarity

11  Indexical   big move forward in 2nd lifetime start both in pace and final time.....same effort has a shot at the win.......move forward would be icing on the cake

5  Alberts Hope   won despite a bad trip to win Grade 2 in last.....struggling jock will need a cleaner trip here and if he gives it this two-year-old should be tough as nails if he has remained the same horse as he was in his lastest

4  Celtic Moon   on the right end of the learning curve and needs the trend to continue.......recent stellar 6F drill hints that it will........especially with Miller/Gomez at the helm

3  Dance With Fate


race 9   average clarity

6  Omega Star   solid history when sprinting........repeat of his last his 1st ever on the Dmr surafce would make him tough here.....trainer and rider have both had terrific meetings and especially as a team

2  Amazing Hearted   good forward move in 2nd lifetime start and Baffert smartly gets this 5 year old gelding out of claiming.......same effort as last fits........more and he will be especially tough

4  Appealing Tale   both lifetime sprints on the AW fit solidly and both races are hidden by bad since Jan 31st but training sharply for a top trainer/rider combo......very dangerous

1  Keyboard Courage

Long-shot consideration:   5  Know More    good history sprinting at Del Mar on the Poly without wearing blinkers..........and that hasn't been the case since his first two lifetime starts which were very good


race 10    slightly below average clarity

 9  Nicegirlsfnishlast   two nice grass sprints to start career last since but working sharply......and bred to be even better going a route on the grass

7  Fanticola   showing talent in 3 lifetime sprints on the AW.........and he owns a pedigree that should handle both the route and the grass......and his trainer Mike Mitchell is solid 1st at a route and adequate 1st on the turf

4  Switched Up   decent work regiment for this Sadler 1st timer who is bred well for route grass racing.......and mom has tossed 5 winners from 5 starters and 2 of them were turf winners

8  Serene Melody

2  Lake Maracaibo

1  My Looloo



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