Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar selections for Saturday, July 30

Preview: A good card and you get to see Beholder run, too. Is there anything better than that? She is such a joy to watch. Phil D’Amato is the leading trainer at the meet (through Thursday) but most of his wins have come on the grass. John Sadler leads all trainers with 4 wins on the dirt followed by Bob Baffert, Doug O’Neill and Mark Glatt with 3 each.

Race 1: 1. #10 Skookum Spirit (5-2), 2. Cavalry, 3. Too Much Chatter. LONG SHOT: Resistanceisfutile.
Trainer Steve Miyadi drops this 3-year-old again in class looking for a win. He takes the blinkers off (18%) and he switches from an apprentice to journeyman Stewart Elliott. The gelding has Brisnet’s to Early and Late Pace Rating.

Race 2: 1. Cape Wolfe, 2. Lietenant Colonel, 3. Power Foot. LONG SHOT: Wanstead Gardens.

Race 3: 1. Honor and Courage, 2. Sergio, 3. Big League. LONG SHOT: Blame Joe.

Race 4: 1. #10 Alabama Tide (12-1), 2. Power Jam, 3. Conquest Cobra. LONG SHOT: The Gomper.
Trainer Chris Hartman brought a string west and has been overmatched so far. This gelding freaked in the mud last time, but maybe he is just getting good. He has a bullet work over this track and leading jockey Flavien Prat jumps on.

Race 5: 1. Tribalist, 2. Seventh Sense, 3. One More Roll. LONG SHOT: Big Finish.

Race 6: 1. Dreamy Gal, 2. R Sunday Surprise. 3. Princess Roi. LONG SHOT: Adler.

Race 7: 1. Desert Madam, 2. Gift of a Star, 3. Distinguishable. LONG SHOT: Gracie Ragazza.

Race 8: 1. Beholder, 2. Stellar Wind, 3. Divina Comedia. LONG SHOT: The Dream.

Race 9: 1. Bronzino (BEST BET), 2. Royalist, 3. Pete’s Play Call. LONG SHOT: Broken Up.

Race 10: 1. #7 Dream It Do It (5-1), 2. Concorso, 3. El Koreano. LONG SHOT: Suavemente.
Trainer Peter Miller has successfully shipped in horses from New Mexico the last few years and collected plenty of “Ship N Win” bonus money. Miller is 22% horses the first time in his barn and we look for another score here.

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