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Del Mar for Friday 7 August 2020

Full card selections for Travers Stake Day on Saturday, August 8th which includes three Grade 1 races and two Grade 3 races. Cost is $28.15. As usual selections will be emailed to you about 5 pm central on Friday.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

2 Dr. Troutman   amazingly this six year old is still eligible for today's starters alw level..........away since September but training up to snuff.......3 of his 4 races since "Papa" took over the training by way of claim fit solidly here.......gelding has an abundance of early speed.......not my favorite turf rider in Blanc but he is quite good with turf route speed horses.......very dangerous

6  Avalanche   fairly ambitious goofy placement in his latest........back at a distance and a level where he should be highly competitive........the lone negative I see is that like his 24 May race at SA at today's distance he might once again be a little "pace compromised" as a deep closer in a race seemingly set for speed

3  Worthy Turk  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE   back awfully quick but it might be because he had some run left in him as he was blocked in the stretch.......and the fact Prat takes the mount back supports the idea.......Prat seems likely to get a distant stalk position saving ground.......seems tough if he can handle the rigors of short rest

1  Scarto

 

race 2    average clarity

3  Kaely's Candy   trainer Peter Miller is never afraid to lose a given horse to get to the winners circle.......so with that in mind the fact he steps this filly up a level of MC for her 2nd start suggests she is doing well and will move forward today........and her 1st start at Lrc was solid running a decent time and she ran somewhat inside on day you wanted to avoid the rail

6  Saving Shopie   all five of her dirt races are one length to 7 lengths better than par adjusted Santucci figs for today's lower level.......she wound up as our 2nd pick mostly because she appears to have a tendency to "hang" in the stretch

1  California Cool   new trainer.......new year......new racing circuit.......and training likely a totally didn't horse........dangerous price shot

8  Miss Alegria

5  Lady On Ice

 

race 3    average clarity

6  Awesome Score   lone race was a MSW turf sprint last Oct. at Santa Anita........Kristin Mulhall gelding was caught 3 wide and still beat 5 of 9 foes in a fast heat (102:1)........plenty of foundation put into this guy for his return to the races..........sure like his pedigree more for the dirt than the turf.......jock has a win and a 2nd with his two starts riding for Kristin

1  Colt Fiction   away 25 months following being vanned off of the track in his MSW debut which was a 3rd place finish in a MSW race at Lrc...........like our top choice his a.m. work hints he is ready to roll........Spawr is 2 for 6 in sprints at 2020 summer Dmr and is 2 for his last 8 with the MSW to MC move.......his go to jock is up.......plenty to like

5  Full Draw   rider upgrade........blinkers on.......and most importantly a vastly better work regiment for his 2nd lifetime start........Prat has been unconscious in sprint races at the new meeting (18 of 31 in the exacta and 10 of the 18 are wins).........dangerous sort

8  Babael

9  Candy Shopper

 

race 4    average clarity

4  Tinsel Town Queen   four year old filly from the Mulhall barn won her latest in good time at Lrc and is now 3 for 3 at today's 6F distance and 2 for 2 when J J Hernadez has been in the saddle......and catch this stat - Mulhall is 5 for her last 11 and with the other 6 in the money with "claim repeaters"

8  Busy Paynter   Glatt sees fit to drop his filly one notch below the price he claimed her.........filly is 3 for 6 at today's 6F dirt distance and 1 for 4 at other dirt distances........and her lifetime best by our book was a 4th place finish in a 6F affair at Dmr last Fall.......last but not least Cedillo rides for the 1st time and when Glatt goes to the jock these days his stock is usually very "live"

2  Madame Barbarian   trainer Mullins woke-up last weekend and he entices Prat to ride back off of a nice off pace win at SA on 24 May........deep closer's kick should be flattered in this spot that should yield a strong set of splits

7  Sweet Rafaela

5  Uno Trouble Maker

 

race  5    average clarity

7  Reedley   three strong turf sprints when today's jock Edwin Maldonado has been aboard......latest which was also at today's 5F turf distance and at Dmr is a solid fit despite being beaten by 6 lengths as the time was very fast.....should make a good account of himself this afternoon with the switch to Edwin

1  Italiano  top turf fig was made at Del Mar in a 5F grass race.......Prat stays aboard for a 2nd straight race and he might get a strong pace up front to come along in time to take down this abbreviated turf sprint

4  Blackout   gelding flashed some stout fractions in his latest at a distance he really doesn't want to go so he tired badly......but that race should build-up his endurance......7 lbs bug gets the call

10  Nero

8  Portando

 

race 6    average clarity

5  Mr. Pickles   nice forward move in his 2nd lifetime start stepping up to MC75K following the MC40K claim by Sadler.........eligible for the extra $$$ for shippers so the barn is willing to drop him back to the MC40K level to help ensure victory.......should be tough

4  Bordeaux Red   earned a solid number running wide in a MSW affair at SA where he was 6 1/4 behind the winner at the wire..........Prat takes our top pick......Rispoli will do just fine

1  By Moonlight   trainer can score when not showing much in the a.m. like this gelding is doing......mom has tossed 2 winners from 2 starters.....should go off a big price

10  Tripple Shake

6  Doghouse

 

race 7    way below average clarity

(as I do about 3 or 4 times a year in a field where seemingly anyone can win I do a rundown of the field)

3  Danceformunny

7  Y Not Sizzle

2  Lavendar

6  Queensbeccaandjane

4  Goodtimescominpink

1  Mela Jones

10  Zucchera

9  Freedom Lass

8  Blazing Charm

5  Solitaire

 

race 8    average clarity

4  My Girl Red   liked this filly in her debut and she ran even better than I thought she would......works since indicate an improvement..........retains meets top gun..........hard not to like

1  Get On the Bus  not the strongest of Grade 2 races so why not a 1st time starter......it wouldn't be the 1st time O'Neill's gang upset with a maiden in a two year old Stakes race.........will it be get on the bus Gus.......or.........make a new plan Stan........will shall see about 5:30 pacific

2  September Secret   might be rated too low considering the weakness of the field and the combo of Miller & Prat.......when is the last time you saw a Cal-bred MC graduate win a Grade 2 in their next start.........maybe today

6  Scaterra

 

race 9    average clarity

7  Alice Marble  SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE    MSW debut was a 5 1/2F turf sprint at SA where she appeared to be out for exercise........and she closed down more than 6L from the half mile mark to the wire.......in other words she showed life on the grass.......go city today for Miyadi and company

8  That's Amare   solid work regiment for this D'Amato filly MSW 1ster who draws the telltale services of the meets top gun in Flavien Prat........should be a major player if she handles the sod as well as she has the dirt in the a.m.

6  Leggs Galore   double barrel action from the D'A as he also conditions out 2nd selection..........two dull dirt races to start her career but since her 2nd racing endeavor this filly is training vastly better as if her trainer has tweaked something for the better.......OK pedigree for the grass

5  Miss Carousel

2  Lets Get Wild

 

 

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