Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar selections for Saturday, August 8

FIRST RACE: 1. Navy Hymn, 2. Trust Your Gut, 3. Midnight Edition. LONG SHOT: Knight of Drama.
SECOND RACE: 1. Fab Four Ever, 2. Warren’s Dixi Bell, 3. Mudge. LONG SHOT: Sheza Lucky Strike.
THIRD RACE: 1. Archaeo, 2. Toews On Ice, 3. Young Brian. LONG SHOT: Kelly With a Twist.
FOURTH RACE: 1. #6 Classy Chick (8-1), 2. Sayitright Kat, 3. Sidepocket Bet. LONG SHOT: Catalina Bonita.

This filly had a ton of trouble in her last at Los Alamitos and resurfaces here. Trainer Eric Kruljac is 29% when going sprint-route-sprint. Plus Kruljac and jockey Corey Natatani have already won a couple of races this week.


FIFTH RACE: 1. Byquist, 2. Annie’s Candy, 3. Paynes Prairie. LONG SHOT: Found Money.
SIXTH RACE: 1. #9 The Gomper (9-2), 2. Forest Blue, 3. Dallas Skyline. LONG SHOT: Seve’s Road.

This 3-year-old has been getting better and may have found a home on the turf off his second place finish last time. Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer is 23% with jockey Rafael Bejarano, who must navigate a course from the outside.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. Ultimate Holiday, 2. French Press, 3. Black Betsy. LONG SHOT: Pearl de Vere.
EIGHTH RACE: 1. #3 FANTICOLA (5-2) BEST BET, 2. Emotional Kitten, 3. Personal Diary. LONG SHOT: Gusto Dolce.

This 5-year-old has hit her stride this year for trainer Phil D’Amato and once again she finds a race devoid of speed. Look for her to take the lead out of the gate and go wire-to-wire for jockey Joe Talamo.


NINTH RACE: 1. Expo and Fig, 2. Nextdoorneighbor, 3. Secret Command. LONG SHOT: Biltmore Boogie.
Secret Command
10TH RACE: 1. Chicago Angel, 2. Crystal Harbor, 3. Lady Juliet. LONG SHOT: Unwarranted.

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Friday’s top choice winners: 2 (Daddy’s Duo $4.40, sixth race;  Shrinking Violer $5.80, seventh)

Friday’s second choice winners: 3 (Sadie Clare $5.40, fourth; Hobbits Hero $9.80, fifth; Mydancingshadow $14, eighth)

Friday’s third choice winners: 1 (Panther Creek $14.60, first

Friday’s long shot winners: 0


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