Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar selections for Sunday, Aug. 28

Preview: The post position statistics haven’t changed much since the last time we mentioned them: inside is the place to be. On the turf, posts 1-3 have won 45.2% of the races (sprints and routes). In dirt sprints, 1-3 have won 32.6% of the time while 4-6 have taken 43.3%. In dirt routes, posts 1-4 have taken 52.8%, according to Equibase. Keep it in mind.

Race 1: 1. Lucky Views, 2. Jonny’s Choice, 3. Roman Tizzy. LONG SHOT: Rough Passage.

Race 2: 1. #2 Nueces (4-1), 2. Look Twice, 3. Two Six Wins. LONG SHOT: Louden’s Gray.
Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer goes for the Ship N Win money here wit this colt from Churchill Downs. The 3-year-old had troubles at the start and spit the bit. Jockey Mario Gurierrez jumps on and he’s 31% with The Dorf at Del Mar.

Race 3: 1. Holograeme, 2. Friulian, 3. Salsita. LONG SHOT: Shazara.

Race 4: 1. Bold Prophet, 2. Hot Sean, 3. Cairo Healer. LONG SHOT: T. Montana.

Race 5: 1. #3 Li’l Grazen (8-1), 2. Bella Luma, 3. Princess Roi. LONG SHOT: Freedom Journey.
Jockey Rafael Bejarano could have ridden another experienced horse in this race but opts for the first-timer by Grazen, which gets 18% winners first time out. Trainer Mark Rheinford is racing this barn while Steve Miyadi serves a suspension.

Race 6: 1. #1 All Call (4-1), 2. Infinite Magic, 3. Rye Patch. LONG SHOT: Mr T Bird.
Trainer Jack Carava claimed this Midwest invader when he made his Del Mar debut last time. Carava takes the blinkers off and jockey Flavien Prat jumps on. Carava and Prat are 25% together.

Race 7: 1. Mo’vette, 2. Jeweled, 3. Spooky Woods. LONG SHOT: Fellina.

Race 8: 1. Enola Gray, 2. Bellamentary, 3. She’s a Warrior. LONG SHOT: Belvoir Bay.

Race 9: 1. Tribal Tribute, 2. Prime Issue, 3. Ladies Man. LONG SHOT: Storm Comin Thru.

Race 10: 1. #3 Complimentary (3-1) BEST BET, 2. Sassy Ashley, 3. Pyscho Sister. LONG SHOT: Tiz Adore.
Trainer Phil D’Amato got the comeback race into this filly and now drops her into the maiden claiming ranks. D’Amato is 26% second off the layoff and 22% second time he puts a horse in a route race. On top of that Flavien Prat jumps on and he is 29% with D’Amato.

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