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Del Mar for Saturday 7 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!


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6  Laurel River   both starts in 2021 stand out here both in final time and pace and with the deadly combo of Baffert and Cedillo at the helm.......hard not to like

3  Fratelli   SCRATCHED OUT OF THE RACE  five year old has won 4 of his last 5 when Miller was the trainer and he has won 3 of his last 3 dirt races with Miller and by an average of 2 1/2 lengths.........that'l do 

5 Butkus

1  I Got No Munny


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4  Queen Goddess   filly went off at 25 to 1 in her MSW debut and yet ran 2nd in a solid time for the given day/level.......those odds hint the barn did not have her fully cranked and like the public they were surprised that is the case she should be a ton today

8  Sommer Daisy   red hot trainer/rider combo came thru for us two days ago with a nice top choice 6 to 1 and they might pull off another upset here ironically with a 6 to 1 ML........shipper's two lifetime races were in GB on the AW and were solid fields/efforts.........pedigree for the grass is fine as is her a.m. preparation..........dangerous sort

1  Cliffsofthunder

6  Cedar's Stars

2  Floral Essence


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6  Twirling Derby   last two races are very strong Santucci figs and the one two back is disguised in its strength by racing wide on a day the rail was biased.......rider has broken out of a slump and Geovanni now has 4 wins at the meeting with two wins yesterday.......and he knows this gelding well as this is his 9th straight mount on him......such a deal

10  Magic Tiger   all three lifetime races fit well here and the only time this three year old was up for a tag (his MC debut) he won for fun.........decent N Cal trainer hasn't hit the board with 4 starters but that might change today


8  Musical Gem



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7  Flying Drummer   hot new sire and mom was a Stakes winner and also a debut winner.......and Baffert and company got a good look at what they were getting as this colt was purchased at two and for some major coin.......big mount for Bravo to ride a expensive Baffert 1ster

1  Montebello   double barrel action from Baffert as he also trains our top for this two year old colt are numerous and impressive......would have been top choice if he had drawn better

5  Forbidden Kingdom

2 Right Dandy


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6  Midnight Jostar   powerful late on the scene stretch runner is racing 2nd out after the D'Amato claim and the stout turf trainer has won 2 of his last 3 "2nd out after a claim" runners......solid tightly spaced 5 work series suggests all systems go

3  Uncle Jeff   gelding is a little short on numbers but he should get a very nice trip likely stalking a suspect front runner in  the 2 horse.......solid rider/trainer combo over the years in Desormeaux and Cerin

5  Zippy Baby

7  Ox Bridge

4  General Mathis


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7  Gold Rush Candy   new sire is off to a good start but on the other hand mom has tossed only 1 winner from 4 it a wash.......but no "wash" in the a.m. work for this Baffert MSW 1ster as his back to back sub 1:00 flat gate works at Del Mar are very impressive.......and Cedillo gets the call and has he ever been impressive handling Bob Bafferts stock

8  Joker Boy   dynamite new sire in Practical Joke (thus the name Joker Boy) and mom has tossed 5 winners from 5 starters and one of them was a Stakes are good as is the trainer's 20 % win (10 for 50) with MSW 1st time starters

3  Arthur Spooner

10 There is Juan

4 Sippin N Kissin


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7  Escape Route  trainer is ever so dangerous with laid up sprinters that have shown talent......and this colt popped one big race/effort when last seen on 29 Nov and the race was at Del Mar and with 1st time blinkers......hard not to like

9  Took Charge  Richard Baltas is 10 for his last 31 1st following a claim......claimed 3 months ago but in the interim he has worked his new four year old gelding 8X and many of the works are solid........that and it appears that he should be able to snatch a loose lead in a race profile/field that seems to favor those close up early

10  Black Belt

3  I'mgonnagesomebody

6  Hollywood's Best


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4  Luck   shipper from France after 3 solid AW races bombed on her 1st on the turf.......but she is training great on it for Baltas and mom has tossed 11 turf winners - wow........and she draws the attention of Rispoli and his agent.......and being away for 3 months should be a plus as she is 2 for 2 racing "fresh"

2  England's Rose   ultra impressive race/number in her latest......but......she tends to find trouble and has yet to break cleanly in 4 lifetime starts.......that and Victor Espinoza is only 4% win with his last 47 turf mounts.......if Victor coaxes a decent trip out of her she should have been top choice

6  New Heat

8  Lady Noquez

5 Del Mar DRama


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3  Pappacap   Casse colt won his MSW debut impressively running a solid 58:2 at GP and where he set a decent pace........connections will have have ready (good work tab supports that notion) going for the added purse money for shippers that win 1st into Dmr

4  Finneus   four speed types in here can help flatter the last running style of this Cal-bred colt from the Solis tab is awfully impressive with plenty of endurance building put into this youngster

6  Aquitania Arrival

1  Bet On Mookie


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1  Bodhicitta   quite the break thru fig wise in her latest running her lifetime best general she is a smooth runner and Trevor McCarthy did a nice job riding her in her since her 31 May race are very good and the last three are on the grass.......mare is shooting for a perfect 2 for 2 in Grade 2 races

9  Maxim Rate   five year old mare is (7 4 2 0) in 2020/21 on firm turf and 3 of those races were Grade 1 or Grade 2's .........not crazy about the post or would have made top choice

8  Princess Grace

4  Dogtag

3  Charmaine's Mia


race 11   below average clarity


10  Sweet Sonny   tepid top choice is at her best at today's abbreviated 5 1/2 furlong dirt distance and she sure appears to love the Dmr main track which she has yet to race on as her a.m. work is vastly better on it.......she should be in the mix from the get go

6  Katie's Paradise   filly just missed at this level in her last two races and Cedillo stays put for a 3rd straight time and at a speed friendly distance so far at the new Dmr meeting

1  Sweet and Cheeky

5  Bathory

12  Uncaged Kitty

3  My Tigress



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