Del Mar, Horse racing

Updated Del Mar picks for Wednesday, Aug. 21

If it’s Wednesday at Del Mar, there must be a Pick Six carryover. Oops, nope, sorry. There was a carryover going into Sunday, but favorites or near favorites winning the last three races saw the pool taken home.

So there are 12 days of racing left and barns will be looking for shipping money. Watch big drops on horses by outfits looking to cash.

FIRST RACE: 1. Sweet Assay, 2. Golden Production, 3. Upbeat Mood. LONG SHOT: Brilliant Melody.

SWEET ASSAY just missed first time over the course and now gets leading rider Rafael Bejarano. You really don’t have to look much further.


SECOND RACE: 1. No Rachmones. 2. Zip Cat, 3. Congregationalist. LONG SHOT: Langfurs Lightning.

NO RACHMONES has one career win and it was over the Del Mar Polytrack. Trainer Peter Miller gets this horse back from Chicago and puts Garrett Gomez aboard to ride.


THIRD RACE: 1. Three Cuties, 2. Unkept Rendez Vous, 3. La Torera. LONG SHOT: Frequent Fame.

THREE CUTIES is another horse for the course with both career wins over the Polytrack. Of course, a couple years ago she helped one Pick Six bettor win a $1 million. The 5-year-old mare has been away since March, but should be ready to run.


FOURTH RACE: 1. Sebastian Flyte, 2. Oak Kye Why, 3. Copper Bay. LONG SHOT: Facoltoso.

The rail on turf course is at 14 feet. SEBASTIAN FLYTE has a win on the Del Mar green and now goes to trainer Adam Kitchingman. The 6-year-old horse has a good work since his tough luck fourth-place finish on July 25.


FIFTH RACE: 1. Anythingtogeteven, 2. Mosso, 3. Sir Barclay. LONG SHOT: Sooo Major.

ANYTHINGTOGETEVEN finished fourth at this level after press the pace. The son of Time to Get Even got in a little tight in the stretch and jockey Edwin Maldonado returns for the ride.


SIXTH RACE: 1. Raised a Secret, 2. Master Chef, 3. Indian Classic. LONG SHOT: Pulla Train.

RAISED A SECRET took third-place in the Real Good Deal Stakes for Cal-breds and now drops into an allowance race. Jockey Gary Stevens might have made a premature move last time and this distance might suit the son of Songandaprayer perfectly.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. WHAT A SPOT (best bet), 2. Smooth Talker, 3. Burns Turn. LONG SHOT: Diocesan Policy.

Tough race, but we’re going to the Tom Proctor due of WHAT A SPOT and SMOOTH TALKER for the exacta. WHAT A SPOT is trying two turns on the turf for the first time and she is bred to relish it, being my Arch out of a Theatrical mare.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. Floatthrutheair, 2. Katey Pie. 3. Oh My Enberg. LONG SHOT: Big G Secret Crab.

Another tough race and to see a Pick Six carryover today wouldn’t be a surprise. FLOATTHRUTHEAIR is first off the claim for Miller and has some decent works for her return to the races since April 20.

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