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Del Mar selections for Thursday, Aug. 27

FIRST RACE: 1. Ike Walker, 2. Doyouknowsomething, 3. Jens de Ville. LONG SHOT: Papa Kade.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Treasuring, 2. Jade Princess, 3. Shakti. LONG SHOT: Wake the Dawn.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Sinfully, 2. Antinanco, 3. City State. LONG SHOT: Okaad.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. #5 Bosserette (10-1), 2. Pearl de Vere, 3. Sweet Profit. LONG SHOT: Mark of a Gem.

Trainer Howard Zucker drops this 4-year-old filly into a claimer for the first time. She ran credible in her first race in a year last time and should be tighter this time. Jockey Joe Talamo takes over. Zucker is 17% on the turf.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. HANK THE TANK (5-2) best bet, 2. I’m Not Bullish, 3. Jimmy the Juice. LONG SHOT: Big Finish.

This son of In Summation is bred to sprint and he makes his career debut for trainer Peter Miller, who is seeking the Del Mar training title. There are some quick works at San Luis Rey Downs and Miller is 27% with first-timers. Miller is also 29% with jockey Martin Garcia the last 60 days.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Take Back Spring (8-1), 2. Kyankes, 3. Housemaker. LONG SHOT: Showcase Winner.

Trainer Kristin Mulhall is pulling out all of the stops here as she adds blinkers (27%) to this daughter of Spring at Last. It may look like the filly is moving up in class but she’s going from facing older fillies and mares to only facing 3-year-olds here.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. All Run, 2. Gravity Force, 3. Swiss Cheese. LONG SHOT: Overcomer.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Tribal Zen, 2. Bussjaeger, 3. Midnight Edition. LONG SHOT: Rickles.

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Del Mar selections for Wednesday, Aug. 26

FIRST RACE: 1. Microburst, 2. Ya Ya Girl, 3. Carnival Lights. LONG SHOT: Dad’s Princess.

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SECOND RACE: 1. #1 Ready Cat (4-1), 2. Panther Creek, 3. Bully Pulpit. LONG SHOT: Family Code.

There are two weeks left in the meet and this is where Peter Miller makes a big push for the training title. This shipper from PID showed he likes to come from behind. He has a good work over the track and Miller is 20% first time in his barn plus Victor Espinoza (19% with Miller) rides.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Gavin Streetsense, 2. On Fire, 3. Bistraya. LONG SHOT: Coach Q.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. #3 Buymearound (5-1) BEST BET, 2. Hobbits Hero, 3. Persuasive Paul. LONG SHOT: Anythingscookin.

Speed does well when the rails are out to 30 feet on the turf course like they are here. Trainer Kristin Mulhall claimed this 8-time grass winner and stays at the same level. Outstanding turf jockey Corey Nakatani keeps the mount.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Sunset Skies, 2. Sadie Clare, 3. Kiss At Midnight. LONG SHOT: Q’ Viva.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Worldwide, 2. Diablo Caballero, 3. One Smooth Indian. LONG SHOT: Sindys Luck.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Motown Men, 2. Smooth Roller, 3. Big Cazanova. LONG SHOT: Point Piper.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Ballplayer, 2. Mister Exchange, 3. Pop Pop’s Pizza. LONG SHOT: Papa Frank.

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Sunday’s top choice winners: 2 (Newfound Gold $3.40, first race; Miss Big Stuff $4, second)

Sunday’s second choice winners: 3 (Ms. K J $5.20, fifth; Gloryzapper $3.80, ninth; With a Twist $8.60, 10th)

Sunday’s third choice winners: 2 (Stealth Drone $6.40, fourth; Finest City $3.40, seventh)

Sunday’s long shot winners: 0

 

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Del Mar selections for Sunday, Aug. 23

FIRST RACE: 1. NEWFOUND GOLD (BEST BET), 2. Half Dome Dude, 3. Sunrise Legacy. LONG SHOT: Time to Go Robo.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Miss Big Stuff, 2. Shut the Box, 3. Too Much Chatter. LONG SHOT: Cape Nelo.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Super Majesty, 2. Clearly Confused, 3. Sky Mega. LONG SHOT: All Star Bub.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Mothernaturespell (7-2), 2. Roianna, 3. Stealth Drone. LONG SHOT: Hi Fever.

Was beaten as the favorite, claimed by trainer Bob Hess Jr. and now moved up a class level. She should fit right in here with these and leading rider Rafael Bejarano takes the mount.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Honor N Grace, 2. Ms. K J, 3. Quality Chimes. LONG SHOT: Designated Royalty.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. #3 Mr T Bird (5-1), 2. It Is Living Water, 3. Tiz Dynamic. LONG SHOT: Home School.

The for sale sign is out on this 6-year-old making his second start off a year layoff. He ran OK in his return, passing some tired horses in the stretch at this level. Today, jockey Flavien Prat, who has had a good summer, decides not to ride the inside two horses for this gelding, now trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, who is 3-for-10 at Del Mar with Prat.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Ponder Lea, 2. Lily Pod, 3. Finest City. LONG SHOT: I’ll Show Me.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Jimmy Bouncer, 2. Bai a Bali, 3. Talco. LONG SHOT: Kulik Lodge.
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NINTH RACE: 1. #1 Can Can Babe (12-1), 2. Gloryzapper, 3. Sweetrayofsunshine. LONG SHOT: Tatum’s Gold.

Trainer AC Avila claimed this 3-year-old filly out of a winning effort at Golden Gate and move her up in class. Avila is 36% first off the claim and 38% off a layoff of 61-180 days. He has been training this 3-year-old for this 7-furlong distance and he is 2-for-3 with jockey Fernando Perez. Upset special.

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10TH RACE: 1. Redressthebalance, 2. With a Twist, 3. Zuzu’s Petals. LONG SHOT: Toomanytomatoes.

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Saturday’s top choice winenrs: 1 (Skelton Pass $7.60, first race)

Saturday’s second choice winners: 3 (Appealing Tale $4.40, fourth; Procurement $5, sixth; Big John B $6.20, eighth)

Saturday’s third choice winners: 2 (Perfect Set $5.40, fifth; Beholder $6, ninth)

Saturday’s long shot winners: 1 (Casino Call $14.60, seventh)

 

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Del Mar selections for Saturday, Aug. 22 (Pacific Classic Day)

FIRST RACE: 1. Skelton Pass, 2. Dream Team, 3. Colonial Power. LONG SHOT: Paiasolo.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Ranulf, 2. Life Is a Joy, 3. Sea Preacher. LONG SHOT: Biltmore Boogie.

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THIRD RACE: 1. #2 Another House (4-1), 2. Dylan Ward, 3. Blue Law. LONG SHOT: Chromium.

This 3-year-old got quite an education in his debut at Laurel. He ran into trouble and finished fifth for trainer Tom Proctor. Gary Stevens takes over so look for a big improvement.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Kobe’s Back, 2. Appealing Tale, 3. Wild Dude. LONG SHOT: Turnover.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. #4 Henry’s Holiday (10-1), 2. Got Even, 3. Perfect Set. LONG SHOT: Tribal Jewel.

Finished second and was claimed by Ted West, who is 29% first off the claim. Tries two turns for the first time and should enjoy it being sired by Harlan’s Holiday. West is 2-for-3 with horses going sprint-sprint-route. Jockey Tyler Baze jumps on and he’s 24% with West.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Procurement, 2. Twentytwentyvision, 3. Soi Phet. LONG SHOT: Southern Freedom.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Fabulous Lady, 2. Tiz a Tommy Town, 3. Annie’s Curls. LONG SHOT: Casino Call.

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EIGHT RACE: 1. #9 Danas Best (10-1), 2. Big John B, 3. Ashleyluvssugar. LONG SHOT: Power Ped.

Was fifth horse on the wire in his U.S. debut and now jumps into graded stakes company. Trainer Phil D’Amato is 20% second off the layoff and Joel Rosario jumps on.

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NINTH RACE: 1. #5 Red Vine (6-1) BEST BET, 2. Bayern, 3. Beholder. LONG SHOT: Imperative.

This 5-year-old has three wins and a second on the main track since leaving the grass. Owned by Jon and Sarah Kelly of Rancho Santa Fe so a win at their home track would be huge. Jockey Joel Rosario comes West to ride for Christophe Clement and they are 22% together. I couldn’t talk you off almost any horse in this race. It’s tough. It’s put up or shut up time for Bayern. Would love to see Beholder win, but just not sure about the distance despite fabulous workouts. Imperative is training well as is invader Class Leader.

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10TH RACE: 1. Roy H, 2. Native Treasure, 3. Labour. LONG SHOT: Mal Verde.

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11TH RACE: 1. Mike man’s Gold, 2. Buckleberry Grey, 3. Saint Prado. LONG SHOT: Oligarch.

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Friday’s top choice winners: 4 (Basmati $11.80, second race; True Ranger $15.20, fourth; Chief of Staff $4, fifth; Olympic Lady $6.60, seventh)

Friday’s second choice winners: 0

Friday’s third choice winners: 1 (Honey Lake $17.80, sixth)

Friday’s long shot winners: 0

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Del Mar selections for Friday, Aug. 21

FIRST RACE: 1. Good Looking, 2. I’m a Drama Mama, 3. Vronsky’s Devka. LONG SHOT: Daddy’s Sweetie.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Basmati, 2. Saint Adalbert, 3. Mistaken Identity. LONG SHOT: Sacred Ovation.
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THIRD RACE: 1. #8 Trifecta (5-2), 2. Lovenseek, 3. Dynamite Ride. LONG SHOT: A Colt Following.

Trainer Phil D’Amato claimed this 3-year-old out of an off-the-turf affair the first weekend of the meet and brings him back at the same level. D’Amato is 25% first off the claim and 22% with jockey Joe Talamo.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. #9 True Ranger (6-1), 2. Nusret, 3. Kelly With a Twist. LONG SHOT: Outrage.

Trainer Dan Hendricks was 46% with maiden claimers at Del Mar coming into this meet. This 2-year-old finished third in his SoCal debut from New Jersey and now drops a level plus Hendricks puts blinkers on.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Chief of Staff, 2. Storm Comin Thru, 3. Prince Charmant. LONG SHOT: Nina’s Dragon.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. #3 DIDO (5-2) BEST BET, 2. Circling, 3. Honey Lake. LONG SHOT: One More.

Trainer Graham Motion doesn’t ship West much so when he does it’s with a purpose. The big question is whether this is a prep for a race later in the meet or the main objective? This 5-year-old mare comes out of a Belmont Park key race that produced a graded stakes winner at Saratoga last week.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Olympic Fashion, 2. Katsfashion, 3. Warren’s Honey Bee. LONGSHOT: Katy’s Plum.

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Thursday’s top choice winners: 2 (Belle Et Bete $6.20, first race; Dream Police $7.60, second)

Thursday’s second choice winners: 2 (Some Caan Job $4, fourth; Herbies Thunder $7.60, eighth)

Thursday’s third choice winners: 2 (Rocket Heat $7.40, third; Golden Bayers $9.60, sixth)

Thursday’s long shot winners: 0

 

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Del Mar selections for Thursday, August 20

FIRST RACE: 1. #4 Belle Et Bete (5-2) BEST BET, 2. Looking for Money, 3. Sound City. LONG SHOT: Revenue Virginius.

Trainer Phil D’Amato claimed this 3-year-old filly and moves her up, which is a positive sign. D’Amato is 25% first off the claim and 24% with beaten favorites plus he goes to the meet’s leading rider, Rafael Bejarano, and they are 32% together.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Dream Police, 2. Power of Hope, 3. Day in the Sun. LONG SHOT: Big Discovery.

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THIRD RACE: 1. City of Vengeance, 2. Smack Talk, 3. Rocket Heat. LONG SHOT: Jazzy Josh.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. #4 Pulpit Rules (6-1), 2. Some Caan Job, 3. Tequila Mary. LONG SHOT: Miss Lori.

Showed some pace pressure in her last two before taking 10 weeks off. Now she takes the all important drop from MSW to maiden claimers and trainer Steve Knapp is 29% with that move.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. #6 Tell Her Yes (8-1), 2. Sheza Eyeopener, 3. Miss Nikki J. LONG SHOT: Midnight Lady.

Trainer Jonathan Wong runs on Northern California circuit but he does have a win at Del Mar. Wong is 56% second off the claim like this 3-year-old filly is. He is 52% on dirt and 29% in route races. Jockey Santiago Gonzalez will have to use her speed in order to get good position going into the first turn.

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SXITH RACE: 1. Fast Escape, 2. She’s Too Wild, 3. Golden Bayers. LONG SHOT: One Bye Two.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Saint of Saints, 2. Small Town Cop, 3. Olympic Blue. LONG SHOT: Ice Cream Truck.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Show and Tell, 2. Herbies Thunder, 3. Ladies Man. LONG SHOT: Alston.

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Wednesday’s top choice winners:  (Cadet Roni $6.40, first race)

Wednesday’s second choice winners: 0

Wednesday’s third choice winners: 2 (Devil Rising $25.80, fourth; Aaron Again $12.20, eighth)

Wednesday’s long shot winners: 1

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Del Mar selections for Wednesday, August 19

FIRST RACE: 1. #7 Norastone (7-2), 2. Lexie Arleen, 3. Smooth Talker. LONG SHOT: No Tricks for Jack.

Trainer Kristin Mulhall admitted her horses might have been short first time at the meet because she trained lightly on the new track. This is the second run for this filly. She pressed the pace and faltered in the stretch. Look for bettor effort here with a good work in tow.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Cadet Roni, 2. Analysis Paralysis, 3. Bella Sierra. LONG SHOT: Seaward Cottage.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Lime Rickey, 2. Image of Joplin, 3. Wicked Finance. LONG SHOT: Interject.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. #9 Whiskey Wild (8-1), 2. Heavenly Haze, 3. Devil Rising. LONG SHOT: War Destiny.

This gelding didn’t show much in first run over the track, but trainer Ted West claimed and West is 29% first time off the claim plus this 3-year-old has a bid work over the track.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Sidepocket Run, 2. Q’ Viva, 3. Big Move. LONG SHOT: Redo It.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. #1 Benesh (3-1) best bet, 2. Frac Candy, 3. Sugar Buzz. LONG SHOT: Unbridled Rocket.

Trainer John Sadler is usually deadly at Del Mar in maiden claimers. Here he drops this 2-year-old to his lowest level ever after gelding him. Sadler puts jockey Santiago Gonzalez aboard and they are 3-for-5 (60%) at Del Mar the last two years.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Inkling, 2. Distinctiv Passion, 3. Forest Chatter. LONG SHOT: Heir of Storm.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Wild, 2. Lucky Shoes to Win, 3. Aaron Again. LONG SHOT: All Star Parade.

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Sunday’s top choice winners: 1 (Sir Barclay $10.40, 10th race)

Sunday’s second choice winners: 1 (Taris $4.20, fourth; Kristinite $8, sixth)

Sunday’s third choice winners: 1 (Seek Safe Harbor $4.40, first)

Sunday’s long shot winners: 0

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