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Del Mar selections for Friday, Aug. 22 (updated)

FIRST RACE: 1. Wade, 2. Bookrm, 3. Forest Cahtter. LONG SHOT: Kimmy Bouncer.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Anillo, 2. Money Cannon (SCRATCHED) NEW PICK: Hadfunlastnight, 3. Mike Man’s Gold. LONG SHOT: Regally Soul.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Arigato (SCRATCHED), 2. Aaron’s Thunder, 3. Mikes Lion. LONG SHOT: I’m Popeye. NEW PICKS: 1. Aaron’s Thunder, 2. Mikes Lion, 3. Gottalovethosecats. LONG SHOT: I’m Popeye.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Itz a Saint, 2. Quinnette, 3. Grandiose Tactics (SCRATCHED) NEW PICK: Tebowing. LONG SHOT: Sweetrayofsunshine.

ITZ A SAINT (8-1) just missed at a lower level and is moved up in class by trainer Richard Baltas, which is usually a good sign. Baltas is 25% with claimers and jockey Martin Pedroza stays aboard.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Mal Verde, 2., Off the Deep End, 3. Passing Game. LONG SHOT:

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Customer Base (best bet), 2. Beatrice, 3. Rhagori. LONG SHOT: Ann of the Dance.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Spoiledandentitled, 2. Super Defence, 3. Smoke ‘n’ Whiskey. LONG SHOT: Cocabella Myst.

SPOILEDANDENTITLED (601, a 4-year-old filly, cuts back from a pair of route races to this one-turn effort for cagey trainer Julio Canani. Red-hot jockey Kent Desormeaux jumps on.

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Thursday’s top choice winners: 1 (Ashley’s Sassy $5.80, fifth race)

Thursday’s second choice winners: 1 (Volkonsky $7, fourth)

Thursday’s third choice winners: 1 (Brother Pete $14.40, seventh)

Thursday’s long shot winners: 2 (Sudden Rumor $9.20, first; Hot Market $7.60, eighth)

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Del Mar selections for Thursday, Aug. 21 (updated)

FIRST RACE: 1. Pillar of Strength, 2. Newport Red, 3. Prime Agenda. LONG SHOT: Sudden Rumor.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Mind the Master, 2. Pepper Sweet, 3. Gal Has to Like It. LONG SHOT: Newfound Gold.

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THIRD RACE: 1. South Texas, 2. Haaay Sexy Lady (SCRATCHED) new pick: Brazilian Barbeque, 3. Libby. LONG SHOT: One Hot Note.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Counting Days, 2. Volkonsky, 3. Midnite View (SCRATCHED) new pick: Run Hide. LONG SHOT: Sun Spots.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Ashley’s Sassy, 2. Appealing Lady, 3. Stormy Adieu (SCRATCHED) new pick: I’ll Tell You What. LONG SHOT: Cinderella Lady.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Q’ Viva (best bet), 2. Jetbird, 3. Bunuska. LONG SHOT: Shared Image.

Q’ VIVA (9-2), a 3-year-old filly broke her maiden over the surface going longer, but jockey Rafael Bejarano stays aboard and he will know when to send her at the shorter distance here.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Grachus the Hunter, 2. Christopher Street, 3. Brother Pete. LONG SHOT: Skip Tony.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Armensky, 2. Salt Power, 3. Forest Romance. LONG SHOT: Hot Market.

This isn’t the toughest $20,000 maiden claimer in the world so why not go with a first-timer like ARMENSKY (8-1). This son of Vronsky has been training OK for the level and trainer Richard Baltas gets the red-hot Kent Desormeaux to ride.

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Wednesday’s top choice winners: 1 (Lucky J Lane $4.40, fourth race)

Wednesday’s second choice winners: 3 (Faith Proof $5.80, second; Alexis Tangier $6.80, seventh; Madame Forbes $7.80, eighth)

Wednesday’s third choice winners: 0

Wednesday’s long shot winners: 0

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Del Mar selections for Wednesday, Aug. 20

FIRST RACE: 1. Halo La, 2. Rhodium, 3. Woebegon. LONG SHOT: Nueva Fortuna.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Dr. Vincentstein, 2. Oatka Little Lou, 3. Borealis Breeze. LONG SHOT: Southeast Asia.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Hanna No Sir, 2. Faith Proof, 3. She’s Flush. LONG SHOT: Josephine’s Moment.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Lucky J Lane, 2. Smart Journey, 3. Badasmywifeletsmeb. LONG SHOT: Droppin Buttons.

The inside post is 1-for-41 on the turf going around two turns at this meet and is an automatic toss out for me from the top spot.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Winninginfashion (best bet), 2. Casey’s Clem, 3. Passionville. LONG SHOT: Marina Del Heat.

There doesn’t appear to be a lot of speed in this race and WINNINGINFASHION (4-1), a 4-year-old filly, just scored over the Polytrack in wire-to-wire fashion. Trainer Mike Pender moves her up in class and jockey Edwin Maldonado stays aboard.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Secreto Primero, 2. Harmonic, 3. Battle of Evermore. LONG SHOT: Pioneerof the West.

SECRETO PRIMERO (10-1), a 2-year-old colt, tries two turns for the first time after an even effort going 6 furlongs in debut. Trainer Mike Machowsky puts blinkers on this son of First Samurai and jockey Victor Espinoza sticks around.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Gratification, 2. Alexis Tangier, 3. Love In The Desert. LONG SHOT: Oeighter.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Veronica Bay, 2. Madame Forbes, 3. Full of Spice. LONG SHOT: Vord Queen.

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Sunday’s top choice winners: 0 (bad day, man; sorry)

Sunday’s second choice winners: 3 (Judy the Beauty $4.60, fourth race; Conquest Misbehave $21.60, seventh; Mom’s Winner $7.80, 10th)

Sunday’s third choice winners: 1 (Sawyer’s Hill $8.80, fifth

Sunday’s long shot winners: 4 (Fighting On $7, first; Cardiac $9.80, sixth; Heat Du Jour $21.40, eighth; Format V $9.60, ninth

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Del Mar selections for Sunday, Aug. 17

FIRST RACE: 1. U S Citizen, 2. Jimmy’s Date, 3. Rum Point. LONG SHOT: Fighting On.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Justa Spalsh, 2. Burning, 3. Money Fan. LONG SHOT: Cotton Valley.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Forest Elf, 2. Zip Cat, 3. Xuang Feng. LONG SHOT: Los Bambinos.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Reneesgotzip (best bet), 2. Judy the Beauty, 3. Madame Cactus. LONG SHOT: Fashion Plate.

RENEESGOTZIP (8-5), a 5-year-old mare, makes her 2014 debut looking to defend her 2013 Rancho Bernardo Handicap win and she should. The Peter Miller-trainee is a perfect 3-for-3 at Del Mar and 6-for-6 on synthetic tracks. Corey Nakatani takes over and has ridden her in the past. JUDY THE BEAUTY doesn’t have anything to prove as she has won more than $1 million. Trainer Wesley Ward sends her all over to cash checks. She’s the one to beat, but Renee has home track advantage.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Den’s Legacy, 2. Ethnic Dance, 3. Sawyer’s Hill. LONG SHOT: Mega Heat.

ETHNIC DANCE might be the best horse in the race, but he has to overcome the obstacle of having drawn the No. 1 post, which has yet to win a race on the grass since the inception of the meet.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Noble Hawk, 2. Zinvor, 3. Tiz All That. LONG SHOT: Cardiac.

NOBLE HAWK (5-1), a 2-year-old colt, just missed third place in his Del Mar debut last month. He gets an extra furlong here, which he should appreciate, and apprentice jockey Drayden VanDyke stays aboard for trainer Ed Moger Jr.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. All Star Bub, 2. Conquest Misbehave, 3. Fateer. LONG SHOT: Partyin.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Star Field, 2. Kathleen Rose, 3. Warren’s Veneda. LONG SHOT: Heat du Jour.

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NINTH RACE: 1. Coastal Breeze, 2. Crusher, 3. Tenkiller Kid. LONG SHOT: Format V.

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10TH RACE: 1. Jennakins, 2. Mom’s Winner, 3. Desert Madam. LONG SHOT: Emeralds Miss.

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Saturday’s top choice winners: 2 (Test Ride $9, first race; Yard Line $7.40, seventh)

Saturday’s second choice winners: 3 (Sistas Stroll $7.80, second; Presiding Justice $4.20, third; Adriatic Skye $10.40, ninth)

Saturday’s third choice winners: 0

Saturday’s long shot winners: 1 (Timeless Indy $6.40, fourth

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Del Mar selections for Saturday, Aug. 16

FIRST RACE: 1. Test Ride, 2. Vegas Strip, 3. He’s a Bling. LONG SHOT: Moonlight Meeting.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Kadesha, 2. Sistas Stroll, 3. Remarkable Moon. LONG SHOT: Starry Skies.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Secret Command, 2. Presiding Justice, 3. Sidepocket Champ. LONG SHOT: Candy Anniversary.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Miceli, 2. Relentless Heat, 3. Greeley Awesome. LONG SHOT: Timeless Indy.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Eldorado Prado, 2. Zimmer, 3. Valley Cat. LONG SHOT: Craving Carats.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Abusive Power, 2. Kantune, 3. Discreet Prince. LONG SHOT: Pappou.

ABUSIVE POWER (4-1), a 2-year-old son of Curlin has been training well in the mornings for Bob Baffert. The barn’s top jockey, Martin Garcia, gets aboard and it might be time for Baffert to start getting to the winner’s circle again.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Yard Line, 2. Got Even, 3. Lolo El Canonero. LONG SHOT: Seeking the West.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Sea Queen (best bet), 2. Diversy Harbor, 3. My Conquestadory. LONG SHOT: Tepin.

Trainer Christophe Clement leaves the cozy confines of Saratoga and when he does that he’s live. SEA QUEEN (5-2), a daughter of Lemon Drop Kid, just finished second in the Grade I Belmont Oaks Invitational. Turf master Rafael Bejarano gets the mount and he will find a winning way from the outside post.

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NINTH RACE: 1. Moscato Girl, 2. Adriatic Skye, 3. Salsita. LONG SHOT: Bird In Love.

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10TH RACE: 1. Bayview Drive, 2. True Visionary, 3. Classified Weapon. LONG SHOT: Royal Tale.

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Friday’s top choice winners: 2 (Eltoninadress $43.80, fourth race; Natal $6.60, seventh)

Friday’s second choice winners: 1 (Kings Adventure $4, first)

Friday’s third choice winners: 1 (Istanford $4.60, sixth)

Friday’s long shot winners: 0

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Del Mar selections for Friday, Aug. 15

FIRST RACE: 1. Curlin Iron, 2. Kings Adventure, 3. Silver Torch. LONG SHOT: Dragon Attack.

CURLIN IRON (8-1), a 3-year-old colt, was entered in a maiden claiming $20K earlier in the meet but was scratched when he drew the No. 1 post. Now he draws the outside and trainer Bill Spawr is a surprising 2-for-5 with first-timers at Del Mar the last three years. KINGS ADVENTURE showed high speed in a maiden special weight race and will be tough to beat.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Miss Kit Kat, 2. Swiss Intrigue, 3. Theatrical Cast. LONG SHOT: Never Again.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Te Rapa, 2. Boat Trip, 3. Mr. Commons. LONG SHOT: Forest Mouse.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Eltoninadress, 2. One Magical Girl, 3. Sizzling Lassie. LONG SHOT: Fanny Brice.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. My Slew, 2. Heir of Storm, 3. American Pride. LONG SHOT: Cuzan.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Wonderfully, 2. Sheza Smoke Show, 3. Istanford. LONG SHOT: Time and Tides.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Natal (best bet), 2. Minnaloushe, 3. Best in Class. LONG SHOT: Indian Proof.

NATAL (7-2), a daughter of City Zip, had trouble at the start in her February debut and has been on sidelines since. She showed a bit of speed and now drops to the bottom level of maiden claimers for trainer John Sadler, who employees apprentice jockey Drayden Van Dyke.

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Thursday’s top choice winners: 2 (Rosie Brown $8.40, first race; Mosso $19.60, fourth)

Thursday’s second choice winners: 2 (Sweet as a Rose $6.60, sixth; Fable $9.40, seventh)

Thursday’s third choice winners: 1 (Contessa B. $6.20, fifth)

Thursday’s long shot winners: 1 (Kate’s Event $6.80, third)

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Del Mar selections for Thursday, Aug. 14

FIRST RACE: 1. Rosie Brown, 2. Gold Journey, 3. Awe Gee. LONG SHOT: Fortune’s Daughter.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Theatre Star, 2. Bunairgead, 3. Spring Bloom. LONG SHOT: Biorhythm.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Monument (best bet), 2. Got Even, 3. Pepnic. LONG SHOT: Kate’s Event.

MONUMENT (8-1), a 4-year-old colt, is a perfect 2-for-2 on the Del Mar Polytrack. Still above his claimed level and pressed the pace last time on the turf before tiring. Jockey Agapito Delgadillo stays aboard for trainer Alfredo Marquez.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Mosso, 2. Boom Boys, 3. Rainbow North. LONG SHOT: Tasha’s Courage.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Tiz Zoe Cee, 2. Kid Rollins, 3. Contessa B. LONG SHOT: Sheza Eyeopener.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Williams Bay, 2. Sweet as a Rose, 3. Penny Sixpence. LONG SHOT: Freethinker.

WILLIAMS BAY (3-1), a daughter of Kitten’s Joy, is bred to run all day long. She turned in an even effort coming down the hill at Santa Anita for trainer Tom Proctor, who is 25% with second time maiden starters. Apprentice Drayden Van Dyke jumps aboard. PENNY SIXPENCE is the likely favorite, but a horse has yet to win from the No. 1 post on the turf at the meet and the Neil Drysdale trainee got moved in by a scratch.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. New Nature, 2. Fable, 3. Hugh Knew. LONG SHOT: La Casadora.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Hope ‘n Pray, 2. Cuneo, 3. Zippingaroundtown. LONG SHOT: Valentine Boy.

Trainer Andy Mathis claimed HOPE ‘ N PRAY (6-1), a son of Old Topper, out of a third-place effort last time. The gelding was closing down the lane and gets an extra half-furlong at the same class level. Long shot jockey Tiago Pereira jumps aboard in a definite jockey upgrade.

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Wednesday’s top choice winners: 0

Wednesday’s second choice winners: 3 (Ontology $5.40, first race; Perfect Set $5.20, fourth; Merit Man $7.20, seventh)

Wednesday’s third choice winners: 1 (Majestic Presence $7.80, fifth)

Wednesday’s long shot winners: 1 (Watch It Buster $13.60, eighth)

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