Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar picks for Saturday, Aug. 1 (UPDATED)

FIRST RACE: 1. Moonlight Meeting, 2. Indian Nate, 3. American Act. LONG SHOT: Ice Cream Truck.


SECOND RACE: 1. Bird E House, 2. American Aristocat, 3. Ransom Canyon. LONG SHOT: Tester.


THIRD RACE: 1. #7 Dynamite Ride (6-1), 2. Global Magician, 3. Currency Exchange. LONG SHOT: Jazzy Josh (SCRATCHED) new long shot: Rocker.

Trainer Victor Garcia is a deadly 33% first off the claim. He must have had turf in mind when he claimed this 3-year-old last time out. Red-hot Flavien Prat gets the call in the saddle.


FOURTH RACE: 1. Chia Love, 2. Can Can Babe (SCRATCHED) new pick: Hold Me Fast, 3. Mothernaturespell. LONG SHOT: Racing for Chasen.


FIFTH RACE: 1. #5 Look Me in the Eye (3-1), 2. Tengas Ransom, 3. Speedin With Eddie. LONG SHOT: Lucky Patrick.

Trainer Mike Puype is 22% with beaten favorites in their next start and he does very well in the state-bred ranks at Del Mar. On top of that top jock Rafael Bejarano takes the mount and he is 32% with Puype.


SIXTH RACE: 1. Sensitively, 2. Lamontagne, 3. Tale of Papa Nick. LONG SHOT: Sweet Profit.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. Two Steps of Glory, 2. One Last Shot, 3. Seaside Glory. LONG SHOT: Oh Great Idea.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. #1 BEHOLDER (6-5) best bet, 2. Yahilwa, 3. Warren’s Veneda. LONG SHOT: Gusto Dolce (SCRATCHED) new long shot: Thegirlinthatsong.


NINTH RACE: 1. Yahoo Tahoe, 2. Seeking the West, 3. Smooth Roller. LONG SHOT: Perfect Set.


10TH RACE: 1. #3 Elegant Street (10-1), 2. Dylan Ward, 3. Rosicky. LONG SHOT: Second Summer.

Trainer Bobby Wayne Grayson doesn’t start many, but he’s often live. This 4-year-old is coming a huge career debut on the turf and stretches out around two truns, which he was bred to do. Grayson is 23% with second-time starters and he goes for a jockey improvement to Mario Gutierrez.

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Friday’s top choice winners: 2 (An Unusual Group $16.80, first race; W. Giles $8.60, eighth)

Friday’s second choice winners: 1 (Motown Men $8.40, sixth)

Friday’s third choice winners: 0

Friday’s long shot winners: 3 (Rockport Kat $12.40, second; Yodelsong $21, fourth; Nahem $12.20, fifth)


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