FIRST RACE: 1. No Tricks for Jack, 2. Incredible Journey, 3. Thermal Nermal (SCRATCHED). LONG SHOT: Rosewhitenblue. NEW PICKS: 1. No Tricks for Jack, Incredible Journey, 3. Fiesta Express. LONG SHOT: Rosewhitenblue.
SECOND RACE: 1. Anxious Times, 2. Sunny Kat, 3. Spring Action. LONG SHOT: Snuggley Bear.
Del Mar returns to racing on the turf after 8 days off. Supposedly the course is softer so horses that like it that way might do better. Also remember that the No. 1 post is 0-for-25 at the meet so far on the grass.
THIRD RACE: 1. Red Man Run, 2. World Famous Sam T, 3. Pressure Time. LONG SHOT: Loop Current Eddie.
FOURTH RACE: 1. American Pharoah (best bet), 2. Daddy D T, 3. Calculator. LONG SHOT: One Lucky Dane.
Trainer Bob Baffert brings out another strong-working 2-year-old here in AMERICAN PHAROAH (5-2). The son of Pioneerof the Nile is break to win early and been working like it.
FIFTH RACE: 1. Enterprising, 2. Tonito M., 3. Schoolofhardrocks. LONG SHOT: Argyle Cut.
SIXTH RACE: 1. Definitely Not, 2. Really a Princess, 3. Long Hot Summer. LONG SHOT: Ticaboo.
SEVENTH RACE: 1. Taste Like Candy, 2. Sweet Marini, 3. Sweet Profit. LONG SHOT: Crissy Field.
EIGHTH RACE: 1. Kulik Lodge, 2. Husband’s Folly, 3. Play It Loud. LONG SHOT: Toledo Eddie.
NINTH RACE: 1. Sir Barclay, 2. Navarre, 3. Mistaken Identity. LONG SHOT: Wholly Hughes.
10TH RACE: 1. Asparagus, 2. Madame Forbes, 3. Yur Teasing Me. LONG SHOT: Ryleigh Ruler.
ASPARAGUS (5-1), a 3-year-old filly, takes the biggest drop in racing from straight maidens to the lowest level of maiden claiming ($20,000). She got off to a slow start last time, but trainer Dean Pederson takes off the blinkers for this try. She is sired by Kitten’s Joy, whose offspring enjoy the Polytrack.
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Friday’s top choice winners: 2 (Seeking Shamrocks $10.80, third race; Super Reagan $4.60, eighth)
Friday’s second choice winners: 2 (Stormin Wild $8.20, first; Master the Blues $6.60, seventh)
Friday’s third choice winners: 1 (Fashioned Lady $7.80, fifth)
Friday’s long shot winners: 0