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Del Mar for Friday 2 August 2019

Average race card at best this afternoon. Be back with you for tomorrow's 10 race card.

Best of luck as always!


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5  Brilliant Richie   Jonathan Wong runners having been eating a lot of cash (14 0 2 2) and hopefully that ends here with this three year old that drops off of a strong win at Pln.........gelding owns 4 wins and 4 seconds in his last 8 usual he should be in the mix from the get go

6  Mason Dixon   latest racing endeavor for this three year old was his 1st at a route and it was decent versus older.......trainer had a monster day on Wednesday winning 5 of 7 carded races and might keep the good times rolling here if our top choice tosses a poor effort

7  Poppy's C Note   latest race is a par like effort but this gelding has difficulty repeating good races.....but than again he has done his very best running at Del Mar

1  Ooh La La Whalah


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1  Y Not Sizzle   lifetime best and a solid fit in this spot was run 3 back off of 8 weeks rest........8 weeks rest since her latest which was her fourth straight 3rd place finish to start her career......good post and Gryder wisely stays put.......and least but not least Mullins is red hot at the moment

3  Too Hot for Curlin   D'Amato MSW 1st time starter is extremely well-bred for a California-bred and draws Mr Pratt........good post........decent prolonged work regiment........never easy to win a route turf race in your debut but this one just might

2  Tizzy   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  N Cal invader stalked some blazing turf route speed in her latest and tired late holding on for 3rd after blowing the lead in the stretch.......that race was 1/16 further than today so the cut back to one mile should help her should Bejarano in the saddle

7  Super Bunny


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3  Atina   decent time for the given level at Lrc in this gal's latest where she ran 2nd.......and the number earned was supported by a gap of 10 lengths to the fact she has put in two works since the 7 July race hinting she is doing well physically......Joe Talamo stays put which is a good thing as he is riding well these days

1  Cash for Cass   last sure appeared to be a gimme to drop way down today and possibly keep from being snatched up at the claiming box........the fact Fuentes doesn't jump ship supports the notion..........and the lone lifetime win for this filly is with Fuentes up

6  Norwegian   bug boy got his 1st win of the meet as our third choice in yesterday's nightcap.......and maybe he can make it two straight as he is riding for Periban (who just claimed this three year old off of a nice race) which has been a good thing over the last two months as in 2 wins and 2 others in the money in 6 works since the claim to boot

7  Meso



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5  Wildman Jack   O'Neil is dismal with 1st time starters on the grass as in 0 for his last 31 and maybe worse than that.........but this race is only 5F and his MSW debut runner is training sharply and with hints that he has some early speed........that and Van Dyke (and his agent of course) are for the most part getting on live horses this meeting

4  Chewing Gum   another 1st time starter that I believe is meant and ready for his debut appears that Mandella has put both speed and endurance into his four year old.......and he entices Prat to take the mount

2  Lord Adare   Hess has been sending out live runners for the most part and his buddy Kent Desormeaux lands on this 1ster for his lone mount on the card.........dangerous sort

3  Tilted Towers

7  Snappish


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4  Magically Honored  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  not too many trainers are successful with their stock returning in very short rest but O'Neill is........two year old filly debuted just 8 days ago and she returns today dropping from MC80K to MC32K......that and she enters for 28K to get 2 additional lbs off to go along with the 7 lbs off for bug boy Velez and 3 lbs off for being a filly........that's 108 lbs folks........such a deal

8  You'reright Again   takes the MSW to MC plunge today for Lloyd Wicker and friends........needs his race 2 back which fits solidly for today's softer level.........and he gets a significant rider upgrade

7  Fluent in Sarcasm   (love the name) looks the most dangerous of the four 1st time starters in this race......and she might have early speed as Eurton sees fit to use speed jock Edwin Maldonado

2  Deckology

6  Clear to Close


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1  Meal Ticket   best numbers have been run at Del Mar and one of them included a 1 1/16 turf race like today where she won by 4 1/2 lengths.........up the track in her latest with Mike Smith up but I find it reassuring that Van Dyke rides today as both riders have the same agent

8  Mirth   cut back in distance appears to be a plus for the D'Amato filly especially considering she is two for two at the turf distance.......trainer/rider have been a reliable team over the last couple of months

6  Foxtail   mare sure has been on the right end of the learning curve for most of her career and she appears to have a shot at being the controlling speed in the race.......and she is capable of taking back and running well although she has yet to win when doing so

2  Archira

4  Ms Peintour


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10  Pas de Panique   last won't likely do the trick......but......his debut two back could where he ran a very fast time despite breaking tardy and racing a bit wide......and the colt who beat him won his the back to back 5F works helping him boost his endurance to get another furlong today

3  Big Returns   here is part of our comment for this colt in his debut, "trainer Luis Mendez does well with very cheap purchases in two year old colt went for 70K which is much more pricey than most of his 1sters"......he came thru and crushed his competition.........back in two weeks........trainer is decent getting graduating maidens to win their next

7  Bam Bam Again   plenty of speed in this affair can set things up for this Periban colt who likely will come from out of it.......jock upgrade and to one that has won his last two mounts riding for Periban.......colt might get ignored at the windows

8  Bluegrass Faith


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1  Cal's Gem  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  after a solid 2nd in his MSW debut vs Cal-breds he stepped up into an open company MSW race and crossed the wire 1st only to get disqualified to 3rd.....back vs Cal-breds today......Delgadillo will be out to make amends

9  Handsome Cat   last looked like a gimme which the lack of betting (33 to 1 in a 7 horse field) supports the observation........last three preparatory works were 6F drills getting him ready to run the 6F.........his two siblings are winners.......hope he makes it a perfect 3 for 3 for his Dam

6  Tribal Impact   10% trainer in Moger with MSW 1st time starters.......nothing special but good enough because mom has tossed 4 winners from 4 starters 3 of which were able to graduate at two.....and one of them was a Stakes winner.......should be ignored at the windows

3  Doc Tommy

8  Summer Fire



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