Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar selections for Sunday, Aug. 17

FIRST RACE: 1. U S Citizen, 2. Jimmy’s Date, 3. Rum Point. LONG SHOT: Fighting On.


SECOND RACE: 1. Justa Spalsh, 2. Burning, 3. Money Fan. LONG SHOT: Cotton Valley.


THIRD RACE: 1. Forest Elf, 2. Zip Cat, 3. Xuang Feng. LONG SHOT: Los Bambinos.


FOURTH RACE: 1. Reneesgotzip (best bet), 2. Judy the Beauty, 3. Madame Cactus. LONG SHOT: Fashion Plate.

RENEESGOTZIP (8-5), a 5-year-old mare, makes her 2014 debut looking to defend her 2013 Rancho Bernardo Handicap win and she should. The Peter Miller-trainee is a perfect 3-for-3 at Del Mar and 6-for-6 on synthetic tracks. Corey Nakatani takes over and has ridden her in the past. JUDY THE BEAUTY doesn’t have anything to prove as she has won more than $1 million. Trainer Wesley Ward sends her all over to cash checks. She’s the one to beat, but Renee has home track advantage.


FIFTH RACE: 1. Den’s Legacy, 2. Ethnic Dance, 3. Sawyer’s Hill. LONG SHOT: Mega Heat.

ETHNIC DANCE might be the best horse in the race, but he has to overcome the obstacle of having drawn the No. 1 post, which has yet to win a race on the grass since the inception of the meet.


SIXTH RACE: 1. Noble Hawk, 2. Zinvor, 3. Tiz All That. LONG SHOT: Cardiac.

NOBLE HAWK (5-1), a 2-year-old colt, just missed third place in his Del Mar debut last month. He gets an extra furlong here, which he should appreciate, and apprentice jockey Drayden VanDyke stays aboard for trainer Ed Moger Jr.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. All Star Bub, 2. Conquest Misbehave, 3. Fateer. LONG SHOT: Partyin.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. Star Field, 2. Kathleen Rose, 3. Warren’s Veneda. LONG SHOT: Heat du Jour.


NINTH RACE: 1. Coastal Breeze, 2. Crusher, 3. Tenkiller Kid. LONG SHOT: Format V.


10TH RACE: 1. Jennakins, 2. Mom’s Winner, 3. Desert Madam. LONG SHOT: Emeralds Miss.

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Saturday’s top choice winners: 2 (Test Ride $9, first race; Yard Line $7.40, seventh)

Saturday’s second choice winners: 3 (Sistas Stroll $7.80, second; Presiding Justice $4.20, third; Adriatic Skye $10.40, ninth)

Saturday’s third choice winners: 0

Saturday’s long shot winners: 1 (Timeless Indy $6.40, fourth


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