Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar selections for Thursday, Aug. 11

Preview: Continuing on our turf theme, the rails will be out at 30 feet and in the past speed has done well at this setting as it make the course smaller and tougher to pass. Here is a group of jockeys which are 2-for-64 (bet at your own risk: Stewart Elliott (0-16), Martin Garcia (0-16), Tiago Pereira (1-16) and Mike Smith (1-16).

Race 1: 1. #1 Gavin Street (3-1), 2. Agronomy, 3. Super Touch. LONG SHOT: Elegant Street.
Jockey Santiago Gonzalez jumps off the morning-line favorite to ride this gelding for trainer Richard Baltas. That says volumes to us as the 3-year-old drops to his lowest level ever. Baltas is 24% with maiden claimers.

2. 1. Far Out Kailee, 2. Third Brigade. 3. Wrightwood. LONG SHOT: Melville.

Race 3: 1. #7 Last One Standing (6-1), 2. Bird E House, 3. Jonny’s Choice. LONG SHOT: Donji.
Our Eyes: This 3-year-old is 2-for-4 on the grass so it’s surprising he’s not on it more often. Trainer Richard Baltas is 27% going from dirt to turf and he’s 31% with jockey Gary Stevens.

Race 4: 1. Eichel, 2. Westmont, 3. Enter the Code. LONG SHOT: Toy’s Party.

Race 5: 1. Out of Patience, 2. Rye, 3. Chris and Dave. LONG SHOT: Kristi’s Copilot.

Race 6: 1. What a Stormkat, 2. Her Royalness, 3. Rebarules Again. LONG SHOT: Bella Sierra.

Race 7: 1. East Grader, 2. Moonie, 3. Silver Mojave. LONG SHOT: Zuzu’s Petals.

Race 8: 1. #4 Clickjab (5-2) BEST BET, 2. Adir, 3. Coltonsgrace. LONG SHOT: Bundesliga.
Our Eyes: Trainer Mike Puype has given up on this 5-year-old and drops him to the bottom of the maiden claiming ranks for the first time. Puype is 24% with this move and if the 5-year-old runs back to his race two back, this is a Pick 6 single. There’s also a good work over the track showing.

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