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Del Mar for Thursday 11 August 2022

Next special publication is only two days away on Saturday and is dear to my heart as it is essentially Arlington Million Day at Churchill Downs. There will be full card selections for a great card. As in the past with our special pubs the selections will be sent in your email the afternoon before the big day. Price right now is only $24.90.

Next publication at Del Mar is Sunday 14 August.

 

race 1  below average clarity

3  Flame McGoon   race lacks proven dirt speed and this Glatt three year old filly appears to own the most of the commodity.........that and considering Glatt and company risked this filly for 50K in her debut (MSW race for her 2nd start) and they don't drop her back to MC50K without much threat of being claimed hint that she is doing well.......hope so

2  Baker Kait   needs better on the dirt today than this three  year old filly has shown on the grass in two lifetime sprint races.......a.m. work on Del Mar's main track is decent........usually dangerous trainer/rider/owner trio has been chilly but might jump start the barn with this filly this afternoon

1  Adam's Creed 

6  Tecumseh Caroline

 

race 2  average clarity

3  Storm Machine   John Sadler's two year old MSW 1st time starter has put in copious foundation building works and a few of them are works of merit.......turf pedigree for this "big bucks" colt is unproven but it has potential

4  Wound Up   another who is working like he is meant and ready for his MSW debut......a.m. work hints this two year old Mike McCarthy colt has some early speed which is hardly ever a bad thing in these early turf route for the babies

1  Big Stick   

6  Rexford

 

race 3 average clarity

6  Perfect Storm   nice win at Lrc off of the layoff for this Sadler six year old who makes a logical one level step up especially considering the mare is 2 for 3 at Dmr on the dirt and one of his wins was a one mile dirt affair at Dmr and was arguably his lifetime best race......Ramon Vazquez wisely stays put

1  Flat Out Joy   trainer Cerin got his first win of the meeting and it was a ten length winner......Vladimir tends to win in bunches so with that in mind and his 22% win percentage 1st off of the claim this mare is likely doing well......nice tightly spaced work series supports the notion

5  Mercy Mercy

7  Starship Defiant

2  A Broken Breeze

 

race 4  average clarity

2  Smiling At Val   quite the drop (and somewhat suspicious) from the MSW ranks to MC20K........but........maybe one of the incentives for risking this gelding by way of a claim is that this three year old has some speed and most MC 7F affairs lack the commodity......also there sure are not many MC20K races carded.......gelding should be very tough here if he is still in reasonably good shape physically speaking

9  Precedent   another dropping to enhance his chances (MC50K to MC20K)......last appears to be a gimme to set up today's drop.......and......the fact that Smith stays put sure supports the notion

1  Sippin N Kissin

6  Arrest

3  Carson's Legacy

11  Midnight Metal

 

race 5  average clarity

4  Daniel's Magic   very solid turn moves in turf sprints for this Eoin Harty colt and the right guy for the job for such a horse in Umberto Rispoli aboard........sure seems like the one to overcome if the 5F turf race yields an honest set of fractions

1  Street Art   jock upgrade especially for a grass race and Mr. Geroux should be able to work out a nice ground saving stalking trip.........three year old gelding appears best at 5F on the grass as he flattens out in his 6 & 6 1/2 furlong grass races

7  My Summer Dream

9  Santos to Wilson

5  Thunderheart

 

 

race 6    average clarity

1  Prayforourcountry   very strong last two preparatory drills at Del Mar for this debut runner considering today's level of racing (two year old MC32K)........speed jock up and a trainer in Luis Mendez who is tough with MC two year old 1sters........new sire is off to a solid start.......feel rather sure this baby can run some

8  Let Him Do   last race which was his 2nd start at CD sure fits solidly at today's much lower level........racing for $32K doesn't concern me much as this colt went for $25K at sale.....trainer K Desormeaux wins his fair share with the MSW to maiden claiming maneuver

10  Marks Hip

4  Aplombado

7  Rescue Story

 

race 7  below average clarity

3  Uncaged Kitty   filly seems loose in this spot and with a good gate/speed rider at the controls......and trainer Andy Mathis knows what it takes to win races at Del Mar where the competition is quite stout......and last but not least this (3 2 1 0) filly won her lone race at Del Mar by 5 1/2 increasing lengths

9  Lilly Babe   very aggressive tightly spaced prolong work series for this Mulhall three year old filly who won her 1st two lifetime starts and the debut was at Del Mar..........1st time on Lasix today and the young filly gets a hot jock on her back in Umberto Rispoli

6  She's Bulletproof

8  Saturday Heist

2  Vella

 

race 8  below average clarity

4  Tangledupingrey    debut was at GG on the AW and this colt fired a decent effort running fourth in what has turned out to be a key race........new trainer today in Sadler for this younger's 2nd lifetime start and John appears to have a solid handle on his new acquisitions as the a.m. work at LA is very strong..........turf and a route is a ? mark as it is 1st most in this affair

5  The Big Cheeseola   works look good for this Yakteen 1st timer who owns a pedigree that is good for the grass and decent for a route......and the two year old gelding gets jock in Geroux who handles two year old runners who race on the grass in route races awfully well

6  Syntatic

3  Reckless Affair

1  Chicknfingerfriday

 

 

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