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Del Mar for Friday 27 August 2021

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Good Friday card. Post time has been moved up to 3:30 Pacific time.

Best of luck as always!

 

race 1    average clarity

5  Zabava   five year old mare has a decent history racing off of short rest........short rest today and 1st out following the Mulhall claim which is one of Kristin's stronger stats..........two works put in since the 6 August race and they were spaced only 5 days apart.....seems wound up and ready for a strong effort

3  Miss Flawless   trainer Powell is quietly have a strong Dmr meeting and he has a shot at his 5th win here if this mare's latest was nothing more than a gimme to get away with today's drop 2nd out following a break......she went off at 28 to 1 in her last which supports the idea of gimme/tightener

2  Lavender

4  So Much happy

8  Too Much Heaven

 

race 2    average clarity

2  Northern Gem  didn't like this filly whatsoever in her last not only did she win at 46 to 1 but she did so with a brutal trip.....she had about 8 or 9 lengths of trip trouble.......trainer starts few but he is 3 for his last 7 getting back to back wins......step up of a level seems like a good sign this three year old has held form for Librado Barocio

8  Flat Out Joy   1st out following an O'Neill claim is almost always a dangerous proposition for the opposition...........five year old appears to be the speed of the speed and she has run well at 7F so I believe 8F is doable for her unless she dislikes the two turns

4  Morning Addiction

3  Illapawnie

1  Mama Superior

 

race 3    average clarity

3  Fast as Vass   placed rather ambitiously in his latest and didn't embarrass himself beating 5 of 8 foes at double today's 10K claiming price....and the effort was run off of a 17 month hiatus from the game.......and it was a sprint and his thing is route racing.....trainer Lorenzo Ruiz is solid 2nd time off layoffs and very strong dropping 2 or more levels

2  Studly Perfection   big fractions set by this Mulhall six year old and he did them on a dull inside.......he had every right to cash it in down the stretch........rail has been good most of the time since...........gelding appears as if he should be loose on the lead today.....would have been top choice if he hadn't been a vet scr on 5 Aug

6  Jan's Reserve

5  Itsthattime

1  Conquest Cobra

 

race 4    average clarity

4  Flying Drummer  hot start for new sire Gun Runner who was quite the race horse (maybe a little underrated) and this Baffert baby ran awfully well/fast in his debut in a 6F affair.......and the connections didn't shell out $850K to have themselves a nice sprinter........that and Baffert is 34% win with his last 100 1st time racing in a route

7  Barossa   another expensive baby from the Baffert barn that had a solid MSW debut but then ran a dull 2nd out.......works hint at a rebound and like our top choice the connections didn't shell out $560K to have themselves a nice sprinter........Baffert is strong with two moves that apply here - sprint-sprint-route maneuver and blinkers off

2  Oviatt Class

6  Clampett

8  Carbonite

 

race 5    average clarity

6  Steak and Cheese   solid race for this invader coming from the out east in his 1st race at Del Mar in the one mile version of this cond. claiming 32K race.....extra 1/16 should be doable ........Maker's go to guy so far at Dmr as he and Rispoli have won 4 o7 with two others in the money

3  Jack Sprout   solid forward move in his 2nd lifetime start to nearly graduate at Hst at two........solid 2nd out after a long layoff to graduate at Dmr at 3 and he was dropping in for a tag......so 2nd out after another layoff in 2021 and up for a tag should be - go city and then some

2  Avigale

4  Good Bye Putin

5  Hammering Lemon

 

race 6    average clarity

3  Miss Bigly   five year old mare has shown she can run well off of Lasix which she has to run without today......and......she is 4 for 5 at the distance and the one blemish was in a one turn mile at CD.......decent rider/trainer combo in Hernandez and D'Amato........five year old hasn't missed a beat since her last race run on 26 June as she has hit the track 6 times including two good works on the Del Mar surface which bode well for her chances of handling a new dirt surface

1  Paige Anne   consistent sort should benefit from a small cut back in distance as both lifetime wins have come at one mile......she tends to flatten late in her 1 1/16 mile races

2  Miss Stormy

 

race 7    average clarity

(AE 9 Encroachment  has a shot if he draws into the field)

4  Go On   not much in his MSW debut last summer as a two year old with the blinkers on but two months later in fall he fired a solid par like effort with the blinkers taken off.....away since the late Oct race but works suggest he is ready fresh and with 1st time Lasix.......he seems ready for a big effort if of course if he handles his 1st on the sod........pedigree says he will

1  Gregory's Pride  1st two lifetime races (both turf sprints) fit very well here but he regressed in his latest about 3L fig wise as the favorite......that race was run off of a long layoff and a tough post at Dmr at 5F on the turf......great post today - 2nd out after a layoff - and switch in jocks.......rebound seems likely

3  Tiz the Tale

5  Secret Weapon

6  Eagle Chief

 

race 8    average clarity

9  Doncic   obviously a bad claim for $100K but owner has a barnful of runners and just won a big Grade 1 so why not cut the losses and start this colt in a MC32K.......blinkers on and improved works......decent chance he wins and is taken away by a different groom following the win

7  Proud Veteran   another dropping way down in the maiden ranks and in this fellow's case he is eligible for the extra moola available for winning 1st in shippers......impressive preparatory drills at Slr........seems very well meant and likely to be a big factor in the outcome of this race

3  Borkan

8  Money Back

2  Pick Your Bid

 

Posted on August 27, 2021 at 9:00 am by richs · Permalink
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