Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar selections for Wednesday, August 19

FIRST RACE: 1. #7 Norastone (7-2), 2. Lexie Arleen, 3. Smooth Talker. LONG SHOT: No Tricks for Jack.

Trainer Kristin Mulhall admitted her horses might have been short first time at the meet because she trained lightly on the new track. This is the second run for this filly. She pressed the pace and faltered in the stretch. Look for bettor effort here with a good work in tow.


SECOND RACE: 1. Cadet Roni, 2. Analysis Paralysis, 3. Bella Sierra. LONG SHOT: Seaward Cottage.


THIRD RACE: 1. Lime Rickey, 2. Image of Joplin, 3. Wicked Finance. LONG SHOT: Interject.


FOURTH RACE: 1. #9 Whiskey Wild (8-1), 2. Heavenly Haze, 3. Devil Rising. LONG SHOT: War Destiny.

This gelding didn’t show much in first run over the track, but trainer Ted West claimed and West is 29% first time off the claim plus this 3-year-old has a bid work over the track.


FIFTH RACE: 1. Sidepocket Run, 2. Q’ Viva, 3. Big Move. LONG SHOT: Redo It.


SIXTH RACE: 1. #1 Benesh (3-1) best bet, 2. Frac Candy, 3. Sugar Buzz. LONG SHOT: Unbridled Rocket.

Trainer John Sadler is usually deadly at Del Mar in maiden claimers. Here he drops this 2-year-old to his lowest level ever after gelding him. Sadler puts jockey Santiago Gonzalez aboard and they are 3-for-5 (60%) at Del Mar the last two years.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. Inkling, 2. Distinctiv Passion, 3. Forest Chatter. LONG SHOT: Heir of Storm.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. Wild, 2. Lucky Shoes to Win, 3. Aaron Again. LONG SHOT: All Star Parade.

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Sunday’s top choice winners: 1 (Sir Barclay $10.40, 10th race)

Sunday’s second choice winners: 1 (Taris $4.20, fourth; Kristinite $8, sixth)

Sunday’s third choice winners: 1 (Seek Safe Harbor $4.40, first)

Sunday’s long shot winners: 0


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