Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar selections for Sunday, Aug. 23

FIRST RACE: 1. NEWFOUND GOLD (BEST BET), 2. Half Dome Dude, 3. Sunrise Legacy. LONG SHOT: Time to Go Robo.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Miss Big Stuff, 2. Shut the Box, 3. Too Much Chatter. LONG SHOT: Cape Nelo.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Super Majesty, 2. Clearly Confused, 3. Sky Mega. LONG SHOT: All Star Bub.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Mothernaturespell (7-2), 2. Roianna, 3. Stealth Drone. LONG SHOT: Hi Fever.

Was beaten as the favorite, claimed by trainer Bob Hess Jr. and now moved up a class level. She should fit right in here with these and leading rider Rafael Bejarano takes the mount.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Honor N Grace, 2. Ms. K J, 3. Quality Chimes. LONG SHOT: Designated Royalty.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. #3 Mr T Bird (5-1), 2. It Is Living Water, 3. Tiz Dynamic. LONG SHOT: Home School.

The for sale sign is out on this 6-year-old making his second start off a year layoff. He ran OK in his return, passing some tired horses in the stretch at this level. Today, jockey Flavien Prat, who has had a good summer, decides not to ride the inside two horses for this gelding, now trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, who is 3-for-10 at Del Mar with Prat.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Ponder Lea, 2. Lily Pod, 3. Finest City. LONG SHOT: I’ll Show Me.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Jimmy Bouncer, 2. Bai a Bali, 3. Talco. LONG SHOT: Kulik Lodge.
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NINTH RACE: 1. #1 Can Can Babe (12-1), 2. Gloryzapper, 3. Sweetrayofsunshine. LONG SHOT: Tatum’s Gold.

Trainer AC Avila claimed this 3-year-old filly out of a winning effort at Golden Gate and move her up in class. Avila is 36% first off the claim and 38% off a layoff of 61-180 days. He has been training this 3-year-old for this 7-furlong distance and he is 2-for-3 with jockey Fernando Perez. Upset special.

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10TH RACE: 1. Redressthebalance, 2. With a Twist, 3. Zuzu’s Petals. LONG SHOT: Toomanytomatoes.

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Saturday’s top choice winenrs: 1 (Skelton Pass $7.60, first race)

Saturday’s second choice winners: 3 (Appealing Tale $4.40, fourth; Procurement $5, sixth; Big John B $6.20, eighth)

Saturday’s third choice winners: 2 (Perfect Set $5.40, fifth; Beholder $6, ninth)

Saturday’s long shot winners: 1 (Casino Call $14.60, seventh)

 

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