Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar selections for Saturday, Aug. 23

FIRST RACE: 1. Appealing Resume, 2. Nothing to Hide, 3. Oscillator. LONG SHOT: Shy Rosa.


SECOND RACE: 1. Play Hard to Get (best bet), 2. Opsec, 3. Spring Action. LONG SHOT: Candy’s Shoes.

There is no jockey riding the turf course better than Corey Nakatani. He jumps on PLAY HARD TO GET, a 3-year-old gelding, and should put it in the right position for a win plus there is a big workout out showing in preparation for this race.


THIRD RACE: 1. Red N Black Attack, 2. Johns Journey, 3. Jedi Mind Tric. LONG SHOT: Green Tag.


FOURTH RACE: 1. Masochistic, 2. Kristo, 3. Clovelly. LONG SHOT: My Samurai Warrior.


FIFTH RACE: 1. Unusual Style, 2. Jennyway U Want It, 3. Market Quote. LONG SHOT: Stylish in Black.


SIXTH RACE: 1. Fight Thru, 2. Fifty Federales, 3. Top Drawer. LONG SHOT: Sir Irish Danny.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. Steel Lady, 2. Christianas Mirage, 3. Mindfully. LONG SHOT: Demonica.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. Si Sage, 2. Fire With Fire, 3. Bright Thought. LONG SHOT: Quick Casablanca (SCRATCHED) NEW PICK: Big John B.


NINTH RACE: 1. Next Speaker, 2. Sheer Talent, 3. Golden Triumph. LONG SHOT: Northern Force.

NEXT SPEAKER (3-1), a 4-year-old gelding, looked poised for a win last time out, but ran into all kinds of traffic trouble and finished fifth. Trainer Julio Canani claimed him and moves him up a level plus there have been a couple of good works since that race.


10TH RACE: 1. Lamazone, 2. Venetian, 3. English Annie. LONG SHOT: Home Maid Brownie.

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Friday’s top choice winners: 1 (Spoiledandentitled $14.40, seventh)

Friday’s second choice winners: 1 (Hadfunlastnight $4, second)

Friday’s third choice winners: 1 (Tebowing $9, fourth)

Friday’s long shot winners: 3 (Jimmy Bouncer $38.40, first; I’m Popeye $17.20, third; Ann of the Dance $59.20, sixth)



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