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Del Mar for Friday 30 August 2019

There is a SHF carryover of $16K for race 7.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

9  Chosen Vessel   giant vault forward in his latest running a number that is about 5L better than par when you adjust for trip.......tough post but he showed plenty of speed in his last so I can envision him not getting caught too wide on turn 1......might be knocked out some from his vastly better race but if he isn't he should be a ton here

6  He's Like Violence   quite the rider upgrade for a turf race going from a low percentage grass rider to one that dominates the California jockey colony when it comes to turf racing......gelding .just popped his lifetime best and did so off of a year layoff.....number earned was better than par for today's small step up in conditioned claiming.....hard not like

3  Nevermissesabeat   gelding likely needed his last which was run off a long hiatus from the game.....if that is the case he should be a player this afternoon.......Bejarano sticks around with the potential of an improved outing for the Gaines four year old

1  War Chest

8  Trojan Spirit


race 2    below average clarity

2  Sassy Kitty  was improving with each and every race last summer/fall and her last race on 12 Oct where she ran 3rd turned out to be a key one with 1st and 2nd coming back to win their next start........1st time Miller as the trainer.......should be tough fresh off of the bench

1  Alicia's Pride   filly showed plenty of live in her MSW debut which was in a turf route......she broke very poorly and fell way back but she showed plenty of life once she got running........for her 2nd start she makes one huge trainer upgrade and and also a solid rider upgrade.......drops into MC and cuts back to a dirt sprint......last work preparing for today is decent and hints Hollendorfer is trying to quicken her early

6  Laker Jet   on the improve with each and every start especially 1st time running for Robert Bean in her latest which was at SR........would have rated her higher if the trainer didn't elect to use a 0 for 32 jock for the Dmr meeting......come on Assael.......send early and hang on

5  Incredibly Lucky


race 3    average clarity

3  Sunrise Royale  last three races for this filly were at 5F on the grass and ironically the best of the three was her latest where she only managed a 5th place finish following a 3rd and a 2nd in her previous two 5F affairs............better a.m. work since.........seems poised for a repeat and if she is and gets a better trip she has a big shot here

10  Lucky Ms Jones   D'Amato is very good at turning a route runner into a sprinter which if her quicker works are worth a hoot he is attempting to the switch to G Franco as when the D'A goes to the rider for the 1st time his horses are often "live".........should be a big number

4  Miss Ricochet   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE sure appreciates the 5 furlong turf distance and I believe she is poised for another strong run.........but she likely needs to avoid a suicidal speed duel one way or in either go all out to clear early or take back a little

7  Violette Szabo

1  Absolutely Perfect


race 4    below average clarity

7  Lightning Fast   Bill Spawr starts very few MSW 1st time starters but when he does he is often very dangerous with them........his colt hasn't missed a beat hitting the track every 5, 6 or 7 days dating back to 22 June........his last work was out of the gate and awfully fast for someone like Bill Spawr who usually doesn't push them too hard in the a.m.

10  Rebel Fire   last three preparatory works (all at 5 furlongs) for this Peter Eurton two year old Cal-bred 1st time starter are solid hinting that this colt is ready to roll in his MSW debut........we shall find out about 5:30 pm pacific

13 AE Cali Dude  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE   Sadler 1st time starter was just purchased at sale 2 months ago and draws the meets leading rider (by a big margin) in Flavien suggest he is well meant and ready (take note that Prat is also named on the 6 horse so if this two year old draws into the field you might ask "who did Prat take")

3  Summer Fire

11 AE  Wilder Than Most

8  Tribal Impact


race 5    average clarity

2  Great Return   very consistent to start her career (4 2 1 1) which has been all turf racing.......and she just popped her lifetime best in her 1st ever route grass race handling significant early fractions and still winning day daylight.........good post to once again be in the mix from the get go and save ground at least thru turn 1...........such a deal

6  Excellent Sunset   (5 2 2 0) for this mare when competing at one mile on the grass and the "miss" was in a Grade 1.........bad trip in latest and still wound up 2nd in a Grade 3........Bejarano can do better - solid shot in this affair if he does

8  A Walk in the Park   filly seems at her best racing off of short rest..........21 days since her latest qualifies for that.......not an easy post but Arroyo has options as this filly is capable of winning on or off of the pace

4  Don't Blame Judy

3  Animosity


race 6    average clarity

3  Phantom Boss   Periban not only has had his best year as a trainer but now he has a Cal-bred who has won a Graded race........and he won the race out of town at CD........back vs. Cal-breds........Bejarano accepts the mount for a 4th straight race......1st to date at Del Mar is a small ? mark

9  Big Returns  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  colt was put up to first (because the winner was justly disqualified) in his latest making it 2 for 2 lifetime despite a tough trip.......extra furlong to work with today seems to be a plus for him........not out of the win picture by any means..........pun intended

7  Drippin Sauce   strong move forward in his latest and it seems noteworthy that is was his 1st on the Del Mar our 2nd choice this Jonathan Wong colt should appreciate another 1/16 to cover today........Prat lands elsewhere........Mike Smith will do just fine

5  Pas de Panique

11  Square Deal


race 7    below average clarity (There is a SHF carryover of $16K for race 7)

10  Test the Water   two year old beat half of his foes in his debut at the MC80K level and now drops down to MC32K and with two straight very fast bullet works to his credit......not sure why but Mendez legged up a low % jock in his debut and once again gives another low % jock the mount........come on Brayan Pena

8  Georgian Road   dueled and cashed it in rather easily in his MC150K debut.......drops way down to the MC32K level and with much better preparatory work for his 2nd start than his 1st........and he might really fly early with the switch to the 7 lbs bug boy Diaz who does fairly well with early speed types

9  Jammers Justice   goofy placement in his debut suggests the race was a does today's rider change to Fuentes who is 4 for 8 in the win column (and a 2nd) riding for Mendez over the last couple of months........recent vastly improved 4F gate work put in 5 days ago supports the notion that he was out for air in his debut

5  Hapi Hapi



7  Baltimore Beecho




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