Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar opinions for Sunday, Aug. 19

FIRST RACE
Beantown Boys
Avanti Bello
Point Piper
LONG SHOT: Perfect Come Back
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SECOND RACE
Royal Creed
Candy Crew
Gray Gem
LONG SHOT: Neighborhood Bully
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THIRD RACE
Dominating Woman
Quebec
Helen Hillary
LONG SHOT: Miss Sugars
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FOURTH RACE
Triple Shot
Surfing Star
King Abner
LONG SHOT: Older Brother
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FIFTH RACE
Orageuse
Tantara
Midnight in Dixie
LONG SHOT: Colonel Power
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SIXTH RACE
Best Two Minutes
Allaboutaction
Aristocratic
LONG SHOT: Rinse and Repeat
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SEVENTH RACE
I’m Sassy
Smling Annie
Coco Kisses
LONG SHOT: Zillinda
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EIGHTH RACE
HUNT (BEST BET)
Bowies Hero
Fly to Mars
LONG SHOT: Next Shares

Throw out that last race. Been training well and Prat is aboard.
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NINTH RACE
Anniversary Sale
Policy
Twisted Plot
LONG SHOT: Tribal War Chant
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10th RACE
Cimpl Man
Ohio
Rapid Red
LONG SHOT: Offshore

Good luck.

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 2 (Fashion Business $10.20, sixth; Game Winner $5.80, ninth)

Second choice winners: 2 (Secretary At War $7.20, fourth; Fatale Bere $16, eighth)

Third choice winners: 3 (Splashy Kisses $16.20, first; Mr Vargas $12.20, seventh; Accelerate $2.80, 10th)

Long shot winners: 0

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Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar opinions for Saturday, Aug. 18 (UPDATED)

FIRST RACE
True Validity
Devils Dance
Splashy Kisses
LONG SHOT: Cherished
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SECOND RACE
Best Two Minutes (SCRATCHED)
Lucky Staxx
Eighty Three
LONG SHOT: Tavasco Road

Sorry; Totally missed the scratch of BEST TWO MINUTES. New order: 1. Lucky Staxx, 2. Eighty Three, 3. Excitations. LONG SHOT: Tavasco Road.

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THIRD RACE
Sir Valentine
Haylord
Awesome Heights
LONG SHOT: Kinematico
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FOURTH RACE
Kencumin
Secretary At War
Tule Fog
LONG SHOT: Arms Runner
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FIFTH RACE
PALERMO STYLE (BEST BET)
Red Envelope
Satrapa
LONG SHOT: Air Jockey
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SIXTH RACE
Fashion Business
Multiplier
Ashleyluvssugar
LONG SHOT: Cashman
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SEVENTH RACE
Gato Del Oro
Captain Scotty
Mr Vargas
LONG SHOT: Adens Dream
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EIGHTH RACE
Colonia
Fatale Bere
Ollie’s Candy
LONG SHOT: Paved
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NINTH RACE
Game Winner
Dueling
Istanbul
LONG SHOT: No Treble

Trainer Bob Baffert loves to win races on big days and he likes to unveil a good 2-year-old maiden. We have both here in GAME WINNER, who has been training lights out, but this is a tough heat.
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10TH RACE
Pavel
Roman Rosso
Accelerate
LONG SHOT: Beach View (SCRATCHED) New long shot: The Lieutenant.
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11TH RACE
Any Questions
Royal Albert Hall
Avalanche
LONG SHOT: Pioneer Lad

Good luck.

FRIDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 1 (Jet Set Ruler $13.20, fifth race)

Second choice winners: 2 (El Asesino $10.40, second; A Walk in the Park $5.80, third)

Third choice winners: 2 (Rooms $5, sixth; Stormy Liberal $5.60, seventh)

Long shot winners: 0

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Del Mar opinions for Friday, Aug. 17

FIRST RACE
DEARBORN (best bet)
Tig Tog
Ever So True
LONG SHOT: She Fox
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SECOND RACE
Face of Victory
El Asesino
Psychedelicat
LONG SHOT: Bear Down Cats
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THIRD RACE
Music Babe
A Walk in the Park
Roling Shadow
LONG SHOT: Moonshine Annie
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FOURTH RACE
Outlaw
Montmarte
He’s Stylish
LONG SHOT: Getaloadofthis
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FIFTH RACE
Jet Set Ruler
Push Through
The Hunted
LONG SHOT: Reckless Gravity
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SIXTH RACE
Copper Fever
Secret Spice
Rooms
LONG SHOT: Gone to Town
Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella is having a solid meet so far. In today’s sixth race, No. 4 Copper Fever (6-1) makes her dirt route debut after some just so-so turf races. She is sired by Street Cry, which screams long on the dirt. She has some good dirt workouts showing so I’ll take a shot.
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SEVENTH RACE
Pee Wee Reese
Tribalist
Stormy Liberal
LONG SHOT: Right Hand Man
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EIGHTH RACE
Jump the Tracks
Clem Dela Clem
Channel Crossing
LONG SHOT: Acclimate

THURSDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 2 (Takeo Squared $6.40, first race; Sought More Pep $15.80, eighth)

Second choice winners: 0

Third choice winners: 3 (Gain Ground $7.40, fourth; Mischievious Lass $8.40, fifth; Liam the Charmer $12.20, seventh)

Long shot winners: 0

Good luck.

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Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar opinions for Thursday, Aug. 16

FIRST RACE
Takeo Squared
Leadville
Kid Koil
LONG SHOT: Nice Haircut
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SECOND RACE
TIDAL EFFECT (best bet)
Impression
Ayacara
LONG SHOT: John and Montan
Trainer William Morey has been good to me this summer and he comes right back with No. 3 Tidal Effect (7-2) in the second race. The gelding broke his maiden in his last race over this track and moves up to face winners. His late kick should be an asset in this group. Morey is 45 percent the last two years when horses are making their second start of the meet and he’s 50 percent with horses going around two turns.
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THIRD RACE
Bank Walker
Mr Classical
Street to Indy
LONG SHOT: Littlebitamedal
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FOURTH RACE
Mongolian Greywold
Soul Beam
Gain Ground
LONG SHOT: Worthy Turk
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FIFTH RACE
Crackling Bread
Tapalita
Mischievious Lass
LONG SHOT: Grace Hopper
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SIXTH RACE
Tenthousandreasons
If You Like It
Bridal Arch
LONG SHOT: Ryder’s Starlight
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SEVENTH RACE
Ann Arbor Eddie
Giant Payday
Liam the Charmer
LONG SHOT: Cistron
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EIGHTH RACE
Sought More Pep
Honor Maker
Briartic Gal
LONG SHOT: Alpha Pegasus

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 3 (Savagery $8.60, first race; Lambo Luxx $6.80, second; Livin On Pray $3.60, eighth)

Second choice winners: 3 (Girl Downstairs $5.40, third; Always Believe $7, fourth; Vexatious $7, fifth)

Third choice winners: 1 (Square Peggy $11.40, sixth)

Long shot winners: 0

Good luck.

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Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar opinions for Wednesday, Aug. 15

Preview: The more things change, the more they stayed the same last week at Del Mar.
Jockeys Flavien Prat, Tyler Baze and Drayden Van Dyke are still atop the riding standings while Peter Miller, Jerry Hollendorfer and Doug O’Neill do the same for the trainers. In fact, the three leading trainers all won races on Saturday’s program.
But this is Pacific Classic week. It’s big money week. Lots of stakes races. Look for jockey Mike Smith to make some noise and even jockey Gary Stevens, who seemed to signal the end of vacation time. Last week, Stevens had eight mounts with three wins, three seconds and a third so he was in the money 83 percent of the time.
Leading rider Prat led all jockeys with six wins on the week, but Baze was close behind with five.
The Miller barn has been hot since the start but doubled the competition last week with six winners, four of them on the grass. He his now 10-for-33 on the turf at the meet.
After a tough start trainer Richard Baltas has heated up, especially on the grass, where he is now 5-for-36.
Speaking of the grass, jockeys Joe Talamo (1-33) and Stewart Elliott (1-23) got their first wins on the green stuff and Kent Desormeaux (2-38) also scored on the wider course.

FIRST RACE
Savagery
Two Fifty Coup
Saltarin
LONG SHOT: Sueno
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SECOND RACE
LAMBO LUXX (best bet)
Private Joke
Tomasino
LONG SHOT: Curly’s Waterfront
Last summer, trainer Jack Carava and jockey Evin Roman — then an apprentice — teammed up to win three of six races. They are reunited today in the second race with a horse they won with last year, No. 7 Lambo Luxx (3-1).
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THIRD RACE
Award It
Girl Downstairs
Salsita
LONG SHOT: Gone to Bali
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FOURTH RACE
Awesometastic
Always Believe
Broome
LONG SHOT: Party Hostess
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FIFTH RACE
Queen Blossom
Fahan Mura
Vexatious
LONG SHOT: Amboseli
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SIXTH RACE
Flying to the Line
Opus Won
Square Peggy
LONG SHOT: Blueberry Princess
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SEVENTH RACE
Navajo Dreamer
Beau Square
Operandi
LONG SHOT: Kimberlea K
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EIGHTH RACE
Livin On Prayer
Friendly Steve
Black Storm
LONG SHOT: For the Hustle

Good luck.

 

SUNDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 1 (Shadow Sphnix $10.20, eighth race)

Second choice winners: 1 (Spin Lightning $15.80, seventh)

Third choice winners: 1 (Myrcella $6.40, sixth)

Long shot winners: 2 (Yuvetsi $20.40, third; No Wine Untasted $21.40, fourth)

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Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar opinions for Sunday, Aug. 12

FIRST RACE
Magic Musketier
True Loyalty
Jimmy Chila
LONG SHOT: Zestful
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SECOND RACE
Carville
Macho Gabacho
Dukes Up
LONG SHOT: Preacher Roe
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THIRD RACE
Moonshine Memories
Anonymity
Skye Diamonds
LONG SHOT: Yuvetsi
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FOURTH RACE
Bragging Rights
Sheza Factor
Neon Gypsy
LONG SHOT: No Wine Untasted
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FIFTH RACE
Ready to Forgive
King of Speed
Magnificent McCool
LONG SHOT: Go Daddy Go
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SIXTH RACE
Palace Paynter
We Will Re Joyce
Myrcella
LONG SHOT: Chiefs Lil Pearl
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SEVENTH RACE
Gray Magician
Spin Lightning
Music to My Ears
LONG SHOT: Street Image
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EIGHTH RACE
SHADOW SPHINX (best bet)
Flip the Coin Jan
Upo
LONG SHOT: For Him
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NINTH RACE
Athleisure
Pretty Hussar
Gracie Belle
LONG SHOT: Spicy Curry

Good luck.

 

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 5 (Don’t Stalk Me $7, first race; Instagrand $2.20, third; Meal Ticket $4.60, fifth; The Aurelia Factor $3.40, sixth; Ninety Nine Proof $6.80, eighth)

Second choice winners: 1 (K P’s Smokin $6.60, fourth)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 2 (Red Shelby $8.60, second; Hey Sal $6.40, 10th)

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Del Mar opinions for Saturday, Aug. 11

FIRST RACE
Don’t Stalk Me
Memorable Election
Our Tiger’s Boy
LONG SHOT: Quad
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SECOND RACE
Lori’s Attitude
Dis Smart Cat
Jeweled
LONG SHOT: Red Shelby
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THIRD RACE
Instagrand
Owning
Mason Dixon
LONG SHOT: Sparky Ville
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FOURTH RACE
Star of Kobol
K P’s Smokin
Dianka
LONG SHOT: Stella Sweeper
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FIFTH RACE
Meal Ticket
Siberian Iris
Wind Treasure
LONG SHOT: Goseecal
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SIXTH RACE
The Aurelia Factor
Claudelle
Calf Moon Bay
LONG SHOT: She’s All Woman
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SEVENTH RACE
Hey Negrita
Kodiak West
Camino Song
LONG SHOT: Whirling
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EIGHTH RACE
NINETY NINE PROOF (best bet)
Bernin Sensation
Braddock
LONG SHOT: Papa Turf
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NINTH RACE
Nice Ice
Sappho
Highland Lass
LONG SHOT: Nonna Gianna
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10TH RACE
Irish Terrier
Red Clem
Handsome John
LONG SHOT: Hey Sal

FRIDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 2 (Aunt Lubie $3.60, first race; Stop the Violence $4, second)

Second choice winners: 1 (Angel Alessandra $8.40, fifth)

Third choice winners: 3 (Lucky Student $10.60, fourth; Watch Me Burn $5.20, sixth; Cordiality $4.60, seventh)

Long shot winners: 1 (Wild Wild Kingdom $13.80, third)

Good luck.

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