Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar selections for Sunday, August 16

FIRST RACE: 1, Myrna Lou, 2. Gucci Brown, 3. Seek Safe Harbor. LONG SHOT: Pocketfullofgreen.
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SECOND RACE: 1. #1 Wildling (7-2), 2. Classic Gent, 3. Red Button. LONG SHOT: Midnight Destiny.

Been waiting for trainer AC Avila to score all meet long. This may be the one. He brings back this 3-year-old in claimer but protects him from being claimed. Avila is 40% first off the claim and 63 percent with jockey Victor Espinoza.

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THIRD RACE: 1. #4 Cat Burglar (8-1), 2. Caminetto, 3. Guns Loaded. LONG SHOT: Red Outlaw.
 Trainer Bob Baffert is 38% with horses going from a route to a sprint. Baffert is also 33% with jockey Victor Espinoza and there is a big work showing from last weekend.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Sam’s Sister, 2. Taris, 3. Tesalina. LONG SHOT: Baruta.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. The Custodian, 2. Merle, 3. Diablo Caballero. LONG SHOT: Unusually.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Ipray, 2. Kristinite, 3. Belle Evon. LONG SHOT: I Heart You.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Lucky Views, 2. Seeking the West, 3. Karma King. LONG SHOT: Holiday Camp.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Wake the Dawn, 2. C.C. Zipp, 3. Oh Great Idea. LONG SHOT: Where’s the D.
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NINTH RACE: 1. #4 Journey On (12-1), 2. Smoove It, 3. She’s Flush. LONG SHOT: Chaulk O Lattey.

Trainer Richard Baltas brings this mare back following an 11-month layoff and he is 32% with long layoffs. Jockey Gary Stevens takes the mount which has won at Del Mar in the past.

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10TH RACE: 1. Sir Barclay, 2. Financial District, 3. Parliamentarian. LONG SHOT: Land of the Free.

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Saturday’s top choice winners: 2 (Mt. Veeder $7, third race; Toowindytohaulrox, $15.20, sixth)

Saturday’s second choice winners: 3 (Carson City Five $5.60, first; Public Policy $6.40, fifth; Artisticdifference $27.60, 10th)

Saturday’s third choice winners: 1 (Broadway Nika $13.20, fourth)

Saturday’s long shot winners: 0

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