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Del Mar for Friday 23 July 2021

Take note of the late start of 4 p.m. at Del Mar for Friday's card today.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    below average clarity

2  We All Agree   nice forward move in her 2nd lifetime start for this two year filly........trainer Mendez and company see fit to drop their baby from the MSW ranks down to MC50K.......and......Mr. Mendez is better than most with the move and that is saying something considering the high rate of success for most trainers dropping from MSW to MC

4  Jacrodra's Devil   trainer has been in a slump and seems due to get his mojo back........two year old filly 1ster has hit the track every week since at least April.......should be fit enough to be dangerous

7  Seven Exes

3  Agreeb

 

race 2    below average clarity

7  Muay Thai   overseas GB invader shows up in the Baltas barn (off to a good start at Dmr) for his 1st start in the U S of A and appears well spotted to succeed in a 40K claiming race restricted to three year old runners.......and by entering for 40K he becomes eligible for the lucrative and protected starters race

8  Optimistic Valor   both lifetime wins came ranging up from outside posts to stalk the lead and win going away at the wire.......same scenario today and with the ship and win money as a big incentive for Bill Morey to have his three year old very fit and ready to roll

4  Man Friday

6  Vantage Point

5  Stone's River

 

race 3    below average clarity

7  Union Bliss   best lifetime effort/number came the only time bug boy Centeno rode this gelding........it also was the lone effort to date at 6F.........three year old should fininsh up the 6F with some vigor coming off of 3 straight route races

6  Sir Flatter   as mentioned above in the 1st race (and selection) trainer Hector Palma has been in a slump and seems due to get some of his mojo back if not today then soon..........three year old gelding has run three straight races that look decent vs. today's competition......and like his move forward in his 2nd lifetime start he has a decent shot at a move in the desired direction 2nd out following a 3 month break

4  Mad Catter

3  Vaporized

9  Eight Maker

 

race 4    average clarity

2  Bold Endeavor   nicely improved since Glatt claimed last Fall at Del Mar where this fellow is (4 2 1 0) lifetime......five year old has five straight races at today's level (5 1 4 0) that are par or better........hard not to like

3  Family Biz   claimed by Miller for $50K at Bel likely with his eyes on the extra moola at stake for shippers......works since arriving in S Cal hint Mr. Miller has a good handle on his new acquisition......seems well meant and ready to roll

6  Azul Coast

7  Taishan

 

race 5    average clarity

7  Mount Pelliar   nice rebound in form for this gelding since his trainer saw fit to take the blinkers off.......and his last dirt race run two back is better than it appears in print.........races turf to dirt today and that is one of trainer Alferdo Marquez's better maneuvers.....should go off a decent price

8  Man On the Moon  claimed by Wong for $30K at CD likely with his eyes on the extra $$ at stake for shippers........so the drop to $20K is less of a concern than it normally would be and in fact it suggests the barn is all out to win as opposed to dropping because of a bad claim

9  Twilight Rider

2  Tribal Nation

1  Tacoflavoredkisses

 

race 6    average clarity

2  Lieutenant Dan   extremely consistent and versatile five year old gelding can go short or long and handle turf, dirt or AW.........he usually races straight and strong in the stretch in his sprint races.......last time this Cal Bred ran in something other that a Stakes race he won for fun........trainer has had a nice 2021

3  Thanks Mr. Edison   good post and rider for this gelding who is capable on or off of the pace.......four year old seems best suited to turf or dirt sprints at 5 or 5 1/2 furlongs.........along with our top pick he has a decent chance to sit pretty likely stalking a vulnerable leader in the 4 horse

6  Commander

9  Distant Vista

8  Tilted Towers

 

race 7    average clarity

9  I'm So Anna   seems best on main track surfaces and she shows signs that she is better in sprints than routes........good rider/trainer combo up north and Frey is a perfect one for one on this filly.........7F seems like a plus and it likely will not be for many in this field

4  Eddie's New Dream   trainer has won 3 of his last 10 in non Graded Stakes and with 4 others hitting the board........three year old filly continues to train like a happy healthy individual......hard not seeing her making a good account of herself

2  Closing Remarks

1  Fi Fi Pharoah

3  Respectfully

 

race 8    average clarity

8  Eagle in the Sky   solid two year old MSW open company race last summer at Del Mar at today's one mile turf distance........layoff one mile turf race at SA in May wasn't as good........work regiment seems better this time around than the preparation he put in prior to his May race.......and back to the grass course that he ran well on........shot to graduate this afternoon

5  Wilder Than Most   seems to have benefitted from his 2nd lifetime start which came after a long hiatus as his works since the mid June race hint th grass muscled him up.........the fact Prat wants the mount supports the notion........Prat should have him in the mix from the get go

3  Talklessworkmore

10  Donner Lake

12  Really Big News

1  Auspicious Style

 

 

Posted on July 23, 2021 at 8:15 am by richs · Permalink
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