Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar selections for Saturday, July 18

FIRST RACE: 1. Tiz Jolie, 2. Papa Kade, Afleet in Time. LONG SHOT: Dynamite Ride.


SECOND RACE: 1. Life Is a Joy, 2.Eldorado Prado, 3. I Don’t Care Who.LONG SHOT: Macho Sox.

Trainer Ron Ellis is 42% second off the claim. This gelding has been off for a little while but there is a good work showing readiness.


THIRD RACE: 1. Rockin Bayou, 2. Toews On Ice, 3. Kelly With a Twist. LONG SHOT: Dare to Believe.
FOURTH RACE: 1. Finnegans Wake, 2. Midnight Storm, 3. Power Ped. LONG SHOT: Twentytwentyvision.
FIFTH RACE: 1. Sweet Mz. Poppet, 2. Quality Chimes, 3. Sailor’s Cry. LONG SHOT: Kenny’s Girl.
SIXTH RACE: 1. FRAT BOY (best bet), 2. Highway Boss, 3. Borealis Breeze. LONG shot: Cougar Country.

Trainer AC Avila can be a crafty one. This 3-year-old gelding was claimed in Kentucky and tries for the “Ship N Win” money here. Avila is 4-for-8 first off the claim and 53% off a layoff of 61-180 days.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. Irish, 2. Iron Rob, 3.  Go Long. LONG SHOT: Knust.
EIGHTH RACE: 1. Istanford, 2. Personal Diary, 3. She’s Flush. LONG SHOT:  Gas Total.
NINTH RACE: 1. Yana, 2. Stealth Drone, 3. Pattitude. LONG SHOT: Dr. Fager’s Gal.
10th RACE: 1. Ground Rules, 2. The Gomper, 3. Bluegrass Bronco. LONG SHOT: Chiropractor.

This 3-year-old scratched out of the Oceanside Stakes on opening day for this spot. First time turf and the sire Smart Strike is 12% first time on turf.

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Friday’s top choice winners: 1 (Getoffmyback $4, fourth race)

Friday’s second choice winners: 3 (Proud Captive $7.60, third; Baruta $7.20, sixth; Zipessa $6.40, seventh)

Friday’s third choice winners: 1 (Xoxo $9.80, fifth)

Friday’s long shot winners: 1 (D. Shifflett $9.20, first)



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