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Del Mar for Saturday 6 August 2022

Mandatory payoff for the 20 cent pick 6 today starting in race 6. Pool might reach 5 million. Race 11 has a SHF carryover of $18K.

Best of luck as always!


race 1  average clarity

7  Still On the Books   tried the turf out in his 3rd lifetime start to see if he appreciated it before willing to drop from the MSW ranks down to MC40K.......both dirt races fit fine (one at SA and one at Lrc).......if he runs as well on the Dmr dirt he should be tough today

4  Multi Platform   not much in his MSW debut for Baffert and company and only went for $100K at sale which is chump change for a Baffert drop makes sense and he just popped a bullet 5F gate drill 1st time drilling on the Dmr hot rider/trainer combo in Hernandez and Baffert

3  Midnight Majesty   very dangerous recent work 58:3H

6  Memes

8  Sproston


race 2  average clarity

9  Chaos Theory   rather consistent when he gets to race on Lasix and the drop to the lowest level of his career ($32K) doesn't bother me much as the best this gelding has done since the Hess claim 8 races back is two 3rd places finishes.....and Bob gets one hot grass rider in Umberto Rispoli to take the mount

2  Encroachment   4 for 7 on firm turf and 1 for 1 on Dmr's turf and the race was at today's 5F distance.......solid race in his latest (gate to wire win)and he gets 6 lbs off today........jock Erick Garcia remains up and he is decent with speed types

10  See Thru It   best with time off.....gets it

5  Established

3  Jamming Eddie


race 3 average clarity

6  Lexington Humor   both lifetime races (one on the AW at GG and the other on the grass at SA) fit well fig wise and the one on the AW is disguised in its strength........pedigree for conventional dirt is solid.......Rispoli wisely stays put

3  Taming the Tigress   Peter Miller's filly ran two races last summer on the dirt and both were par like efforts for today's level......and she is a perfect 2 for 2 at today's 6F distance.......four year old has run well off of layoffs in the past so the 5 month break isn't much of a concern

8  Smitten by Kitten  consistent runner in sprints......unproven at Del Mar

2  Annie Graham

7  Althea Gibson


race 4  average clarity

7  Madeira Wine   appears well-meant this afternoon with the incentive of the extra $$$ for shippers.......Mike Maker is decent 3rd out following a claim especially when he legs up a top jock.......filly is likely feeling good for Juan Hernandez and his agent to want the mount.......four year old is a good gate horse and has a nice stalking stalk.......seems likely to get a good trip-a-rue

2  Joymaker   another who most often breaks well and can sit close up fact she seems the most likely to grab the front end and in a race that seems set for those close up in the early stages

1  Lady Jae   dangerous small potatoes trainer.....Berrios looks great riding the Dmr turf

8  Kuoro

4  Novella

9  Above All names


race 5  average clarity

6  Carmel Road   two year old colt went for $650K as a yearling and mom has tossed 4 winners from 4 starters and all 4 precociously won at two.......Baffert has put solid works into this baby and he acts like he has plenty of early speed.......this should be one of the last 5F MSW races (most are 5 1/2F now and soon to be 6F)

8  Hawker   another very expensive baby in this case for Sadler and his top sire Justify is off to a good start and mom as tossed 7 winners from 8 starters and two were Stakes winners........nice works but whereas the top choice trains like he will be a front runner this colt works like he will come from off of the pace

3  Mister Iceman   solid MSW debut.....dangerous if moves forward

2  Heartbreak Kid

7  Eakly


race 6  average clarity

8  Vasco   likely a "lead type only" so the barn adds blinkers to an already fast individual at least on the AW......1st on the grass but this three year old owns a pedigree that should take to it.......good speed rider up in Gonzalez

10  Airkita    no action on the board in her MSW debut hinting she wasn't all that cranked up.......and yet she still earned an adjusted for trip Santucci fig that is only 4L over par.......likely fully cranked/fit today.......Rispoli stays put supporting the notion......very stout turf trainer at the helm

3  Grazen Touch   cut back in distance a plus

1  Margot   

6  Three Point Oh


race 7  average clarity

8  Carnivore   bad claim by Diodoro as he drops his new acquisition from 40nw2 to 16nw2......but with the extra money for shippers into Dmr if this three year old wins he should break about even for the new owner.......the kind you can consider betting but maybe not claiming

6  Economical   Sean McCarthy has had a much improved 2022 and he can keep the good times going with this gelding who appears as if he can get very loose on the lead......rather sure his last was a gimme and it is a go go go today........lone win came off of 20 days rest........15 days since his "gimme".......hmmm

2  Wesphal   on the improve....apprentice can ride

3  Primer Dimer

11  Warrens Candy Man


race 8  average clarity

2  Spring Spinning   nice rebound in form 1st out following the Reed Saldana claim.......lifetime best was run the only time this filly raced at one mile on the grass and the race is disguised in its strength by about 6 1/2L of trip.....that and the race turned out to be a key one......Roman Vasquez stays put and that is a plus as almost everything he has ridden for Reed has been very "live"

4  Deise Delight   lone lifetime win came 2nd out after a long layoff.......same scenario today and O'Neill is not messing around as he gets the meets leading jock on the grass to ride in Mr. Rispoli

5  Sweet and Cheeky   trainer might now have the trump card for this mare

10  Frazzled

6  Street Shadow


race 9  average clarity

1  Soothsay   fabulous work tab for this laid up Richard Mandella four year old filly......that and the race profile seems to favor those who sit back off of the pace some which she usually does......and money Mike Smith lands on her for the first time......4th ML choice.....5 to 1 would be nice

5  Shedaresthedevil   one tough team in Geroux and Cox........mare shows up almost every time including in Grade 1 affairs like this race.......mostly made 2nd choice as she might get caught up in a lively pace as the 4 & the 6 also like to front end of things

7  Blue Stripe   improving just as she did in Argentina in 2020/21

3  Desert Dawn


race 10  average clarity

2  Carmelita's Man   trainer Dean Pederson does really well in non Graded Stakes races like this one.........he has won 7 of his last 15 and with 4 others in the money in non Graded Stakes..........retains the meets top gun in Hernandez.......good post.......fairly smooth runner........easy to put on top

8  None Above the Law   four year old gelding is at his best on the Del Turf and that is somewhat hidden........believe Geroux will turn out to be Peter Miller's go to other words this laid up gelding is likely fit and ready off of the 7+ month hiatus from the game

7  Jimmy Blue Jean   hot trainer........gelding should get a good trip

10  Chosen Vron

4  Freeport Joe


race 11  average clarity

2  Rusty B Cause   Kristin Mulhall is very dangerous with MC 1sters and the work regiment for this MC50K first time starter screams "ready"........we shall see if that is so about 7 PM Pacific time

7  Dutch Bus   last three racing endeavors sure fit well vs. today's competition.....that and this gelding gets quite the jock upgrade........two nice tightly spaced back to back preparatory 4F drills......hard not to like

3  Always Litt   needs best....meets leading rider might make that happen

6  Hustling Bus

5  Mourvedre

11 Carol's Comic

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