Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar selections for Thursday, July 31

FIRST RACE: 1. Masochistic, 2. Mythical Storm, 3. Relentless Heat. LONG SHOT: Passing Game,

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SECOND RACE: 1. Getaway Keys, 2. Ipolita, 3. Vord Queen. LONG SHOT: Lana Caprina.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Zippingaroundtown (best bet), 2. Innocent Man, 3. Sheer Talent. LONG SHOT: Hope ‘n Pray.

Jockey Iggy Puglisi and trainer Paul Aguirre are quite the combination, winning at a 20% rate over the last 75 mounts. On top of that, Aguirre is 4-for-8 with horses coming off a 180-day or more layoff so ZIPPINGAROUNDTOWN (12-1) looks live to me.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Awesome Diamond, 2. Ultimate Holiday, 3. Visarno. LONG SHOT: Hashtag Stormy.

Trainer Patrick Biancone unveiled a nice 2-year-old a year ago in Diamond Bachelor. This time it’s a filly, AWESOME DIAMOND (8-1), and she cost $625,000. Biancone is 2-for-7 with first-time starters and this daughter of Galileo looks pretty good on paper.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Divine Vision, 2. Test Ride, 3. Sing With Bling. LONG SHOT: Dragon Attack.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Hanna No Sir, 2. Rockin Girl, 3. Moscato Girl. LONG SHOT: Diamonds Dena.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Lemon de Oro, 2. Upbeat Mood, 3. Blake’s Magic. LONG SHOT: Belle of the Fleet.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Faith Proof, 2. Grammy Big Mouth, 3. Theatrical Cast. LONG SHOT: Ava’s Ballet.

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Wednesday’s top choice winners: 3 (Big John B $3.80, first race; Number Five $7.20, third; Wake Up Nick $3.40, seventh)

Wednesday’s second choice winners: 3 (West Riding $3.60, second; Up the Alley $7.40, sixth; Dallas Skyline $7.20, sixth)

Wednesday’s third choice winners: 0

Wednesday’s long shot winners: 0

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