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Del Mar for Friday 26 July 2019

So so 8 race card today.

Late 4 pm 1st post today.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

1  Istain Man   solid MC150K debut and now the barn cuts the claiming price in half......that and Mendez is dynamite with 2nd time starters and two year old runners in general

7  Itsthattime   Bonde 1st time starter seems locked and loaded and ready to fire a strong MC tab hints he has early speed so Maldonado should be the right guy for job

3  Verified   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  nice forward move in his 2nd lifetime start and would have rated higher if he had shown a work since his 30 June race at Lrc.......that and Maldonado might have jumped ship to ride our 2nd pick.......still I might be all wet about both thoughts......if so he fits very well

6  Champers

2  Test the Water


race 2    above average clarity

2  Lucky Peridot   fabulous final time for a three year old filly MSW who had never run on the dirt or a route......and the effort was supported by the fact there was a gap of 14L to rider/trainer combo looks like they can win once again with this girl unless she ends up disliking the Dmr main track

5  Into Chocolate   nice graduation day on June 9th running a strong one mile (par for today's higher level) on June 9th at SA.......Smith wisely stays put on this promising youngster

4  Kaydetre   by far at her best racing on the dirt in one mile affairs (3 1 2 0)...........lead type only will try to get loose and never look easy task here but stranger things have happened


race 3    average clarity

1  Portando  seven year old gelding ran his lifetime best in latest nearly winning despite a wide trip and his trainer wisely gives him ample time off to recover.........Fuentes will be out to make amends and this time around draws a much better post in which to break from

8  Three Ay Em   hello turf......O'Neill colt ran a strong 1st on the turf in his latest which was the SA version of this race run in early June......and like our top choice he could have won with a better trip.......hard not to like

2  Young Hendrick   the D'A is often at his most dangerous 3rd out after a layoff which is the case today for this four year old.......should be in the mix from the get go and dangerous

3  Tribal War Chant

5  General Interest


race 4    average clarity

3  Watheeqa   giant race two back would be extremely tough for her opponents to overcome........last in a protected alw race might have been a gimme......if so lookout today back in a claimer again

5  Duranga   two strong daylight sprint races in a row for Miller/Velez.......sprint-sprint-route scenario and with a 7 lbs weight break.......very dangerous despite not hitting the board in 3 lifetime one mile races

7  Road Test   three solid one mile dirt races at Santa Anita all since Keen claimed this mare 4 races back.......and bug boy Diaz was up in those races and remains in the saddle today......good history at Del Mar......likes to stalk and has a decent chance of doing that today.......dangerous sort

2  Cee Sam's Girl


race 5    below average clarity

3  Sidepocket Charger   moved forward in her 2nd lifetime start and 1st at a since hint she benniffed from the race and is about to show even more today........good post and rider for the turf.........should be in the mix from the get go and with better "staying power" in the stretch

5  Goodthingscominpink   fairly smooth running filly should get a nice ground saving trip for the most part and be a major factor come stretch time.......2nd in her last two races but with big gaps to 3rd........graduation day might be at hand

8  Golden Necklace   sloppy ride but Talamo in this girl's latest racing wide despite drawing a good post (post 4)........filly did well to grab 2nd.......tougher post today but look for Joe to make amends and dive over to the inside if he is given the opportunity

10  Flying to the Line

1  Nothing But Heat


race 6    average clarity

5  Hypersonic   on the improve with each start........his last effort which was at CD might do the trick........and.........if the improving trend continues he seems very likely to take down the big bucks with the ship and win bonus.......trainer Metz sent out his 1st horse on Thursday and his runner put in a good effort

1  Blue Sky Jade   two of three lifetime one mile races fit fine here......and his trainer has been firing with the majority of the horses that he has sent out so far.........and that fact is somewhat under the radar

9  Union Station   inconsistent late running sort but when he brings his "A game" he fits fine at the MC20K level offered here

8  Caecilius

6  Indy Jones


race 7    below average clarity

3  Grecian Fire   seems best  on the Del Mar turf course and also best at today's 1 1/16 distance.....he ran 2nd in the 2018 version of this race running a solid time.......and it was the last time today's rider Mike Smith was aboard him.........hmmmm

9  Acclimate   upset win at 14 furlongs in a G3 at SA five weeks ago........might have a ton of endurance for today's racing endeavor.......Martin Garcia wisely sticks around to find out..........trainer is stout at getting his better stock to repeat

2  What a View   double barrel action for D'Amato as he also conditions our 2nd choice.......eight year old is racing for the D'A for the 1st time...........needs to come out firing off of the 11 month hiatus........can be dominate from the get go if he does

6  The Hunted

4  Ashleyluvssugar


race 8    average clarity

7  Todos Santos   consistent late runner seldom gets to race as far as 6 1/2F but i belive it to be a good distance for him.......not only to he pop his lifetime best number at the distance but he did so at Del mar.......race shape seems to favor those coming from out it......hard not to like

5  Red Livy   seems like the most dangerous of the speed types signed up in this affair.......step down in claiming seems like an intelligent move as the claiming races at Del Mar are as tough as it gets and are often won by horses dropping in claiming price

1  Victory Ice   Arizona shipper is in the capable hands of Molly Pearson and the crafty trainer sure got her mare to work well on the Del Mar surface as in an impressive 5F bullet work a weeks ago.......dangerous and likely at a handsome price

4  Empress of Lov

3  Topaz Time



Posted on July 26, 2019 at 7:07 am by richs · Permalink
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