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Del Mar for Friday 6 August 2021

Take note that soon you can purchase (at a $3.50 discount for a limited time) our special publication for Saratoga's big day which is of course Travers Stakes Day, Saturday the 28th of August.

Best of luck as always !


race 1    below average clarity

2  Aventapp   Glatt filly went off at 19 to 1 (in an 8 horse field) hinting the race was a tune-up and a decent one at that.......three year old was shuffled back early and then showed some life closing down a couple of lengths despite a very soft set of fractions being set up front........that and Glatt is much more dangerous with 2nd time starters than 1st time starters

4  Newpark   beat 12 of 13 foes at 100 to 1 in her maiden debut which was run in Ireland last Feb.........then she had a trip from you know where in her 1st in the USA in mid least 11 lengths of trouble (lost by 11)........9 works since......Mullins means business

1  Kazuhiko

3  Cali Bay

8  Gregory's Pride


race 2    average clarity

8  Kristi's Tiger   Rispoli sure gets along with this four year old filly from the Thomas Bell barn as he has 2 wins and 3 seconds from 5 mounts......that and the only time this girl competed at Del Mar on it's main track she ran her lifetime best.......hard not to like

2  Tiz a Master   absent since she was claimed way back on 23 May 2020......but she is training as if her trainer Vladimir Cerin has the trump card for this five year old mare.......and the fact one of the trainer's main guys in Desormeaux is up supports the notion that this gal is ready to fire a big effort fresh off of the bench

4  Ten the Smart Way

3  Truly Fabulous


race 3    average clarity

6  Bobby Bo   1st at a route today and also 2nd out following a layoff are both solid stats for Bob Baffert and both apply here.......and Baffert's three year colt owns the top numbers in the race so it basically comes down to how well he will handles the two turns

2  Magnificent   nice move forward for this Shirreffs three year in his 2nd lifetime start and 1st on the dirt.......three reassuring 5F endurance building works since his latest which seems like a smart move as he flattened out some in his dirt race to be a distance 2nd.......Espinoza has been very selective with only 15 mounts and most of them have been "live"

1  Fenway

5  American Admiral


race 4    average clarity

4  Clearly Gone   seven year old mare is (12 3 4 2) at the one mile turf distance.......(8 2 3 3) in her last 8 turf races when in for a tag.......and (4 2 1 0) on the Del Mar grass.......add to that (2 1 1 0) with Umberto this case stats win out

1  Zabava   sharp win in this mare's latest and the strength of her win was supported by the fact that 2nd and 3rd returned to win their next race.......brothers Desormeaux at the helm........mare carries 2 lbs less today.......trainer is awfully good at getting back to back wins with a given horse and today Keith D. is shooting for back to back to back wins

2  Ellie Arroway

9  Take a Leap

3  Runway Dreamer


race 5    average clarity

(13 AE Wedding Chapel fits if she draws into the field)

5  Big Novel   very strong a.m. work for a two year old Cal-bred filly MSW 1st time starter......strong rider/trainer combo in Rispoli/Sadler.......if this Sadler 1ster runs to her works she should be tough in her debut into the wonderful world that is thoroughbred racing

9  Connie Swingle   D'Amato two year old filly exits a fast heat at Lrc on 2 July where she ran 2nd and did so with a somewhat unsettled trip......four reassuring works since the our top choice she appears to be a two year old filly with some talent

8  Spoiled Rotten

7  Addydidit

2  Infinite Love


race 6    average clarity

7  Steak and Cheese   both races at GP look awfully good vs. the majority of foes that this Mike Maker runner faces today.......and with the extra moola for shippers if they win 1st into Del Mar one would surmise that the outstanding turf trainer will pull out all stops to have the gelding ready to run a big effort

1  Commanding Chief   consistent sort ran a race in his latest that is better than par for today's racing level and did it off of 53 days 47 days since the race might provide another better than par race today.......supporting the notion is the the fact that J J Hernandez stays aboard

9  Racetrackers

5  Stone's River

2  Absolute Unit


race 7    average clarity

2  Smash Ticket  here is the comment for this filly prior to her 2nd start which was an impressive MSW win at Dmr, "ran 2nd in a much softer circuit but the race has turned out to be a key one........and the a.m. work since her 2nd place finish hints she exited the race in great shape"........filly popped a number that can win a Grade 2 especially this if she repeats she should have a big chance to take down this prestigious race

9  Elm Drive   fast race at Lrc to break her maiden at 1st asking......and she won by 8 lengths (in only a 5F race) and 2nd returned to win.......seemingly only needs a small move forward and of course a liking to a new dirt surface

7  Sax

3  Eda

10  Roses for Suzzett


race 8    below average clarity

7  Zahra   five year old is at her best in conventional dirt route races and the barn seems to realize that now and so once again they ship her out of GG and it's AW track to race on the "real thing"......five year old seems to be placed to succeed.......good rider/trainer combo over the last couple of months with 2 wins and a second from 3 races

10  Sugar Kisses   not much of a grass horse and she had zero support at the windows (60 to 1)...... so...... her latest was likely a muscle her up gimme to set up today's drop and go go go on the dirt which she can handle.......three year old filly from the Gaines barn should be closing late

6  Summer Rose

4  Chewy Chewy Good

9  Katla

2  Lady O'Prado




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