FIRST RACE: 1. Triple Vanilla, 2. Canadian Exchange, 3. Alyeska. LONG SHOT: Twosome.
This gelding is making his second start off a long layoff and trainer Andy Mathis is an expert at that with a 33% (15-for-45) mark in this situation. The 6-year-old showed speed in his first try over the track and should be fitter here for jockey Santiago Gonzalez.
Trainer Mike Pender is still looking for his first win of the meet but he has done well on the turf in allowance races in the past at Del Mar. We would like to see new jockey Kent Desormeaux show more speed with this 5-year-old because there doesn’t appear to me much gas in this race and inside speed does well when the rails are at 24 feet.
EIGHT RACE: 1. Royal Gambler, 2. Relative Time, 3. Swiss Cheese. LONG SHOT: Brownhawk.
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Wednesday’s top choice winners: 3 (Wish I Understood $2.60, first race; Desert Steel $4.20, second; Pretty N Cool $2.80, seventh)
Wednesday’s second choice winners: 3 (Rush of Day $8, fourth; Yiannis $3.60, sixth; Arcature $12.20, eighth)
Wednesday’s third choice winners: 1 (Sweetrayofsunshine $12.80, third)
Wednesday’s long shot winners: 1 (Hollywood Don $9.80, fifth)