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Del Mar for Friday 9 August 2019

Late 4 pm post time this afternoon at Del Mar. Hoping (no promises) to have some (bonus) selections for you on Saturday for Arlington Million day in some of the Graded races.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    below average clarity

1  The Creep   Wong took over the training duties of this colt in early March and won an allowance race the first time he was listed as the he has done since with his new addition is a multiple level drop seems warranted and makes sense.......turf to dirt bullet work........all systems go

4  Incredible Luck   just like our top selection this Hendricks six year is cutting his claiming price in half today.......and 3 of his 5 lifetime dirt races fit decently at the 20K level which includes his latest which was six races back

2  So Long Sailor   gelding sure has shown he appreciates racing turf to dirt......that and one of his turf to dirt wins was at Del Mar and at today's one mile distance.....1st time racing in the Kruljac barn and that is usually a positive

5  Mongolian Humor

7  Zararoff


race 2    average clarity

6  Fantasy Heat   both lifetime 5F grass races are solid but Talamo best be a little more clever than he was in this girl's last as he wasted a good post with a wide trip......yet the filly still finished with a good stretch run......Talamo needs the ride he gave her in her other 5F grass race which ironically was from a tough post and in her debut run

7  Mariln's Smile  likes short rest and gets it today as her last racing endeavor was 3 weeks ago.......(6 2 1 0) at the distance and a impressive history when N Cal rider Ricardo Gonzalez is up

1  Rose Drum   bet to 2-5 in her MSW debut last December and did not disappoint in a dirt race at Lrc last December......heads to the turf for her 2nd start and she should handle it if her pedigree is worth a are solid and so is Brian Koriner off of long layoffs........blinkers on.......speed jock up

2  Ismelucky


race 3    average clarity

4  Clear the Mine   back to Fuentes who has a solid history on this gelding and is dynamite riding in dirt route races like this one......1st out following the Miyadi claim and that is usually a very dangerous proposition for the opposition

1  Implicitly   double barrel action for Miyadi as he also trains our top selection........bug boy is struggling but he gets to ride a speed route horse so the decision making is somewhat taken out of the equation.......and like our top choice this Miyadi runner is also competing 1st following a claim

5  Cabin John   last was poor but it was in a protected race so maybe it was just a dirty up his form run to get away with today's drop with less of a threat of getting claimed......if so he fits just fine in this spot

3  Roaring Rule


race 4    average clarity

2  Lofty   trainer has had an uncharacteristically bad meeting so far at Del Mar but he sure appears dangerous with this MC 1st time are stellar and mom has tossed 3 winners from 3 starters.......McCarthy sure could use a visit to the winners circle and he might get it here

9  Calese   Mulhall MC 1st time starter also looks well prepared for her debut with plenty of foundation put into her and with a last drill that is very impressive.....that and when she rides Garcia her runners are usually "live"

5  Eye On Tiger  trainer Luis Mendez does well with very cheap purchases in two year old colt went for 55K which is much more pricey than most of his 1sters......he had a 70K purchase start in a MC who we also liked and he crushed the hot rider/trainer combo as in 3 for their last 6 with another hitting the board

6  Ice Angel

7  Way too Cute


race 5    average clarity

8  Boru   Cerin is still looking for his 1st win at the meeting and might get it here with this sharp (a.m. & p.m.) gelding who might grab the lead but also can go eye to eye and still run well.......and he races with 4 lbs less today......such a deal

6  Speakerofthehouse   race projects to have a strong set of fractions and it that comes to fruition it plays into the hands of this deep closer who races in a MC for the 1st time in her career

10  Seeking Refuge   most of this 10 horse field is either faster early or slower early so that should help Bejarano find a gap and get on over by the 1st turn from his 10 post his chances if he accomplishes that task

9  Montana Moon

3  Bold Endeavor


race 6    average clarity

2  Rickey B   not much of a 1st ever on the grass race for this colt in his latest which was the 1st out following the  Sadler claim.......away since the 10 May race but training well..........5 for 6 lifetime on the dirt including 2 for 2 at Dmr.......capable on or off of the pace.........1st time Pratt.......should be tough

7  Platinum Nights   on the improve with each and every fast rated conventional dirt race run......and seems best with Smith up......and speaking of Smith he is almost always very live when riding for Peter Eurton

8  Silken Prince   likes Dmr and that is somewhat hidden.......but I am touch little leery of this gelding running for a tag today as he sure displayed plenty of ability at two last summer and he only worked once since his 14 July race at Sac......but if he is in OK shape he fits very well here

5  Loud Mouth

6  I Belong to Becky


race 7    average clarity

1  Mo See Cal   Prat seems likely to work out a very good trip saving ground sitting behind two or three speed types in front of him......lifetime best grass race was run at Dmr and is disguised in it's strength......hard not to like

5  Fiery Lady   might be quite the claim by King Jerry on June 8th for $40K of a mare who is 3 for 4 on the grass "at the distance" training on the Del Mar sod as if Hollendorfer owns the trump card for this five year old mare

9  Sneaking Out   talented three year old filly (7 3 4 0 $280K) tries the turf for the 1st time and with a decent pedigree for it.......and if she does take to the green carpet Mike Smith has options as she is very capable on or off of the pace

6  Pulpit Rider

8  Lynne's Legacy


race 8    average clarity

4  Contratto   nice wake-up in his 2nd lifetime start and 1st running with Lasix.......blinkers on today and with one strong 2 Aug work at Dmr hinting he likes the equipment and/or the Del Mar racing surface.......believe this three year old moves forward again this afternoon

10  Red Valor   placed up higher in a MC40K to protect him and he went off at 44 to 1 odds both suggesting the race was a tune-up......back in short rest for a full blown go today back at the MC20K level......only one lifetime race at Dmr and it was decent.......1st time Fuentes today which is often a dangerous thing on the dirt

9  King Parker   2nd out after a layoff is one of the trainers better stats.......and route to sprint scenario.......both suggest he has been pointed for today's race......not out of the win picture by any means

8  Kenetic Strike

1  White Russian

6  Severin




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