Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar selections for Wednesday, Aug. 20

FIRST RACE: 1. Halo La, 2. Rhodium, 3. Woebegon. LONG SHOT: Nueva Fortuna.


SECOND RACE: 1. Dr. Vincentstein, 2. Oatka Little Lou, 3. Borealis Breeze. LONG SHOT: Southeast Asia.


THIRD RACE: 1. Hanna No Sir, 2. Faith Proof, 3. She’s Flush. LONG SHOT: Josephine’s Moment.


FOURTH RACE: 1. Lucky J Lane, 2. Smart Journey, 3. Badasmywifeletsmeb. LONG SHOT: Droppin Buttons.

The inside post is 1-for-41 on the turf going around two turns at this meet and is an automatic toss out for me from the top spot.


FIFTH RACE: 1. Winninginfashion (best bet), 2. Casey’s Clem, 3. Passionville. LONG SHOT: Marina Del Heat.

There doesn’t appear to be a lot of speed in this race and WINNINGINFASHION (4-1), a 4-year-old filly, just scored over the Polytrack in wire-to-wire fashion. Trainer Mike Pender moves her up in class and jockey Edwin Maldonado stays aboard.


SIXTH RACE: 1. Secreto Primero, 2. Harmonic, 3. Battle of Evermore. LONG SHOT: Pioneerof the West.

SECRETO PRIMERO (10-1), a 2-year-old colt, tries two turns for the first time after an even effort going 6 furlongs in debut. Trainer Mike Machowsky puts blinkers on this son of First Samurai and jockey Victor Espinoza sticks around.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. Gratification, 2. Alexis Tangier, 3. Love In The Desert. LONG SHOT: Oeighter.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. Veronica Bay, 2. Madame Forbes, 3. Full of Spice. LONG SHOT: Vord Queen.

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Sunday’s top choice winners: 0 (bad day, man; sorry)

Sunday’s second choice winners: 3 (Judy the Beauty $4.60, fourth race; Conquest Misbehave $21.60, seventh; Mom’s Winner $7.80, 10th)

Sunday’s third choice winners: 1 (Sawyer’s Hill $8.80, fifth

Sunday’s long shot winners: 4 (Fighting On $7, first; Cardiac $9.80, sixth; Heat Du Jour $21.40, eighth; Format V $9.60, ninth


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