Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar selections for Friday, August 7

FIRST RACE: 1. #6 TRUE RANGER (4-1) best bet, 2. Last One Standing, 3. Panther Creek. LONG SHOT: Keepin It Lucky.

This colt makes his SoCal debut after two races at Monmouth Park. Trainer Dan Hendricks is 46% with maiden claimers at Del Mar and the son of U S Ranger has speed, which is key at this level.


SECOND RACE: 1. Light Striker, 2. Big Rosie Brown, 3. Del Mar Dixie. LONG SHOT: Natalie Paige.
THIRD RACE: 1. Simplicityizgenius, 2. Vartan, 3. Rare Punch. LONG SHOT: Juansagain.
FOURTH RACE: 1. Urloveneverfails, 2. Sadie Clare, 3. Edwina E. LONG SHOT: Soul Fryer.
FIFTH RACE: 1. Volkonsky, 2. Hobbits Hero, 3. Blackford. LONG SHOT: Friendswith K Mill.
SIXTH RACE: 1. Daddy’s Duo, 2. Silver Mojave, 3. Sweet Mz. Poppet. LONG SHOT: Siena Grace.
SEVENTH RACE: 1. Shrinking Violet, 2. Birdlover, 3. Home Journey. LONG SHOT: Amaranth.

Wesley Ward is the listed trainer, but she has been working under the eye of trainer Blake Heap. She finished sixth against the boys at Woodbine, but has beaten this kind on the West Coast before and has a win at Del Mar. She can sit off the pace an bounce with jockey Kent Desormeaux.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. Bananappeal, 2. Mydancingshadow, 3. Show and Tell. LONG SHOT: Scat City.
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