Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar selections for Thursday, July 30

FIRST RACE: 1. #5 ITZ A SAINT (4-1) best bet, 2. Wild Caroline, 3. Gem of a Gal. LONG SHOT: Grammy Times Six.

This mare has never been out of the money in 10 tries at this distance, winning four times. Trainer Richard Baltas is off to a hot start and he is 27% with layoffs of longer than 180 days and he’s 30% with jockey Martin Pedroza.


SECOND RACE: 1. Shared Image, 2. Sugar Spice, 3. Prettyhotprincess. LONG SHOT: Myrna Lou.
THIRD RACE: 1. #6 Zanbo (5-2), 2. Augustina de Aragon, 3. Bartiromo. LONG SHOT: Loveintheshadows.

This mare just ran over the weekend, finishing fourth and missing by one length. Trainer Peter Miller is 2-for-5 at Del Mar when bringing a horse back on less than 7 days rest. This 6-year-oldis dropping from the allowance ranks to a claimer and Tyler Baze stays aboard.


FOURTH RACE: 1. Excite Me, 2. Unbridled Rocket, 3. Mishegas. LONG SHOT: Dixie Writer.
FIFTH RACE: 1. Benba, 2. Papa Kade, 3. Eternal Flame. LONG SHOT: Rainbow North.
SIXTH RACE: 1. Cassandras Chase, 2. Arewehavingfunyet, 3. Girl Downstairs. LONG SHOT: Marketplace.
SEVENTH RACE: 1. Point Piper, 2. Little Jerry, 3. Draw Two. LONG SHOT: Danas Best.
EIGHTH RACE: 1. Papa Frank, 2. Herbies Thunder, 3. Eagle Rock. LONG SHOT: Generous Don.

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 Wednesday’s top choice winners: 1 (Land Over Sea $3.40, fifth race)
Wednesday’s second choice winners: 0
Wednesday’s third choice winners: 1 (Jimmy Bouncer $8.60, third)
Wednesday’s long shot winners: 4 (Hye I’m Jack $28.80, first; Mr. Zippers $32.60, second; Tumbleweedprincess $8, fourth; Saint Adalbert $25.40, eighth)

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