Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar selections for Wednesday, Aug. 5

FIRST RACE: 1. #7 Okaad (15-1), 2. Pat the Bear, 3. Bobby Z Man. LONG SHOT: Embellishing Bob.

This gelding broke his maiden going this distance in wire-to-wire fashion and we look for jockey Iggy Puglisi to try similar tactics. Trainer Paul Aguirre is 41% with horses off a 90-day plus layoff.


SECOND RACE: 1. Atascaderan, 2. Memphis, 3. North Pacific. LONG SHOT: Hojas.
THIRD RACE: 1. #1 BOOK THIRTY FOUR (3-1) best bet, 2. Lassie’s Reward, 3. Market Notes. LONG SHOT: Indian Assault.

Trainer Doug O’Neill was on fire last week and he hopes to continue the roll in the new week. This 3-year-old drops into a claimer against winners for the first time and Rafael Bejarano, one of the leading jockeys, jumps on and he is 20% with O’Neill.


FOURTH RACE: 1. Autumn Flower, 2. Katy Drama, 3. Ya Ya Girl. LONG SHOT: Betterlethergo.
FIFTH RACE: 1. I’ll Show Me, 2. Lily Pod, 3. Audra. LONG SHOT: Microburst.
SIXTH RACE: 1. Viviendo El Sueno, 2. Mrazek, 3. Getoffmyback. LONG SHOT: Swiss Minister.
SEVENTH RACE: 1. #1 Shapely (15-1), 2. Yana, 3. Tara’s Tango. LONG SHOT: Savannah Sky.

This is a pretty good price on a good trainer (Ron Ellis). He is 32% turf to dirt and 33% third off the layoff. On top of that he is 35% with jockey Drayden Van Dyke.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. Divine Tale, 2. Avo, 3. Sparkling Peg. LONG SHOT: Take It Easyplease.

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Sunday’s top choice winners: 2 (Frandontjudge $10.80, second race; Gimme Da Lute $2.80, fifth)

Sunday’s second choice winners: 0

Sunday’s third choice winners: 3 (London Legacy $5.60, third; Gunslinger $6.40, fourth; Flat Gone $5, ninth)

Sunday’s long shot winners: 1 (Blameitonthelaw $8, seventh)



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