Horse racing

Del Mar picks for Thursday, Aug. 1

FIRST RACE: 1. Frequent Flame, 2. Katy’s Kitty, 3. Memo to Kathy. LONG SHOT: Igotnosixes.

FREQUENT FAME gets a second run over the Del Mar Polytrack after an even effort. Jockey Joe Talamo sticks around for Peter Miller.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Smart N Dreamy, 2. Lets Get Frisky, 3. Midnight Lady. LONG SHOT: Comin Easy.

SMART N DREAMY just broke his maiden coming from just off the pace and a similar style will work here. Looks very much on the improve.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Thunder Bonnet, 2. Rousseau, 3. Tookmebysurprise. LONG SHOT: Ritual Hills.

Wow, so close to a two-day carryover in the Pick 6, but we start anew here. The horses which have run aren’t all that much so time to go with first-timers THUNDER BONNET and ROUSSEAU. Trainer Adam Kitchingman already has a first out winner so we’ll go with THUNDER BONNET on top.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Cast a Doubt, 2. La Mano Nera, 3. Sacred Ovation. LONG SHOT: Brutally Handsome.

CAST A DOUBT is first off the claim for trainer John Sadler, who obviously has a plan by moving to the turf for the first time.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Citron Kid, 2. Mikey T, 3. Money Machine. LONG SHOT: Scatman Blues.

CITRON KID drops into a maiden claimer for the first time and goes from turf to Polytrack for the first time. Talamo takes the mount from Martin Pedroza.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Doyouseemecoming, 2. Trelawny, 3. Fury Kapcori. LONG SHOT: Gladding.

DOYOUSEEMECOMING showed speed last time and that style has worked well the first two weeks of the meet. He has been working well over the surface and could be ready to go to the winner’s circle.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Lucayan, 2. Old Time Hockey, 3. Camp Victory. LONG SHOT: Hawk’s Eyes.

LUCAYAN has been chasing OBVIOUSLY in his last two races and drops from graded stakes company.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. THE GATEKEEPER (best bet), 2. Warren’s Tyler S., 3. Candy Sweetheart. LONG SHOT: IN a Wine Tizzy.

THE GATEKEEPER could make it a very big day for the Sadler barn. Big jock switch from Irving Orozco to Edwin Maldonado. Orozco lost his whip and steadied late so this switch may make all the difference at this low level.

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