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Del Mar for Thursday 12 August 2021

Take note that there is a Super High Five Carryover of $36,434 in race 8.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    way below average clarity

3  Allaboutthemoney   tepid top selection drops to the lowest maiden level of his career and his best effort/fig was earned at Del Mar and it was run at today's one mile dirt distance........away since 11 June but he is training as if he is doing well and for a trainer in Cerin who has recently woken up in a big way

1  Gone Rogue   last which was on the turf where he went off at 85 to 1 sure appears to be nothing more than a dirty up his form and muscled him up at the same time gimme.......and like so many trainers Dan Blacker is at his most dangerous with the MSW to MC move

5  Mongolian Ford


race 2    average clarity

1  McWherter   posts 1 and 2 have won 10 of the 17 5F turf races carded at Del Mar to date........toss out this one's latest as he had a bad trip from a bad post at the distance (post 9 zero wins 9 starters).......Rispoli who won the previous 2 races on this O'Neill four year old will be out to make amends

6  Grit and Curiosity   Miller is hardly ever afraid to drop a given runner and lose him/her by way of the claiming box to get to the circle of joy and that is the case here.......gelding is (4 1 1 2) on the sod and he draws the attention of Prat and his agent.......away since the 1st of May but he is training up to snuff

2  Barristan The Bold


race 3    average clarity

6  My Sweet Mary   moved forward in her 2nd lifetime start and 1st race at Del Mar for Walther Solis and now this two year old filly gets a jock upgrade from a winless bug boy to T C Baze who has been given quite a few "live" horses from Solis.......another forward moves seems likely

5  Super Renee   trainer Kristin Mulhall has had a very nice 2021 and she might add to her 21% win percentage here with this debuting filly training as if she is well meant and ready to roll......that and this appears to be a weak group thus great for a 1ster who has some talent

3  Jacrodra's Devil

1  Areeb

2  Sip Sip Hooray


race 4    average clarity

1  Abhita   trainer is night and day better with 2nd time starters than 1st........and Lewis is also quite dangerous 1st time on the grass and OK 1st time at a route........two year old owns a good grass pedigree and a decent route pedigree........and the fact J J Hernandez stays with the two year old suggests her debut was nothing more than a tune-up

6  Dendera   very similar to our top choice as her MSW debut likely was just a learning experience tune-up........and look who hops aboard for the 1st time.......Mr Flavien Prat who is fantastic riding developing two year old grass horses

5  Peacehaven

9  Eleuthera

3  Heaven's Ghost


race 5    average clarity

3  American Dancer   last two route dirt races were very strong and both were run turf to dirt........turf in his latest and one mile of dirt today.........jock knows this gelding well as he has been up for his last 6 races including the aforementioned strong one mile dirt races.......trainer has been hot and Callaghan might up his 29% win % at the meeting here

1  Boyson   improving of late and his a.m. work since arriving at Dmr in mid July looks awfully this late runners chances if he gets an honest pace up front

7  Invictatatus

4  Street Behavior


race 6    average clarity

5  D's Lovely Sophia   not much in latest as she likely regressed following a "monster" break thru where she earned an adjusted for trip Santucci Fig that was not only 5L better than par for today's level but also 5L better than she ever produced.......believe she is up for a rebound and if she is and she can handles the Dmr turf as well as she did in her race two back at SA she will be very tough with a decent trip

4  Rain Diva   seems like the speed of the speed in this affair and she gets (for time 1st time) a good turf sprint speed rider in J J Hernandez........filly is 3 for 4 win when she gets a loose lead

8  Acai

3  Shylock Eddie

2  Square Peggy


race 7    average clarity

8  Joe Don Looney   not sure if the last was a gimme to get away with today's drop and keep at bay the claiming vultures lurking above but if it was his last 4 races look solid in this spot and the one three back is greatly disguised in its strength.......that and note high in demand Abel Cedillo stays put hinting you you might want to ignore this guy's latest race

6  Ashley's Valentine   turf to dirt......back in short rest.......drops in claiming multiple levels.......and for the most part Mathis runners have been ready to roll much more than his overall record (17 3 2 1) at the Dmr meeting suggests

11  Wedding Groom

3  Awesome Beach

2  Chasing Fame


race 8    average clarity

(Super High Five Carryover of $36,434 in this race)

2  Crew Dragon   last three races run on a firm turf all fit fine here.......blinkers on and two sharp recent drills hint the equipment change has helped........Rispoli stays put......smooth runner draws a lot better than last time when he had to deal with post 12 which is no picnic in a one mile turf race at Del Mar

3  Numero Dix   double barrel action from the Sadler barn as he also trains our top choice........Euro invader has been away for 4 1/2 months but that might be a plus as his 2 lifetime wins were his maiden debut and the other a race run off of a 4 month are plentiful and decent and Prat wants the mount.........dangerous colt from France

1  Hockey Dad

5  War Machine

8  Cotopaxi

4  Laker Mamba


Posted on August 12, 2021 at 8:09 am by richs · Permalink
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