Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar opinions for Saturday, July 21 (UPDATED)

FIRST RACE: 1. COCO KISSES (best bet), 2. Chasin Lucas, 3. Desired Edge. LONG SHOT: Jabber Now.

SECOND RACE: 1. Smuggler Union, 2. Son of a Royal, 3. Gringo Star. LONG SHOT: Ghostly Who.

THIRD RACE: 1. Graycaster, 2. Horse Greedy, 3. Allaboutaction. LONG SHOT: Malibu Alex

FOURTH RACE: 1. Vasilika, 2. Melissa Jane, 3. Dreamarcher. LONG SHOT: Sheeza Milky Way.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Its Gonna Hurt, 2. Fortnite Dance, 3. Seven Scents. LONG SHOT: Mason Dixon.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Tammy’s Window, 2. Princess Roi, 3. Libby’s Tail. LONG SHOT: Vexatious.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Accelerate (SCRATCHED), 2. Dabster, 3. Dr. Dorr. LONG SHOT: Catalina Cruiser.  New picks: 1. Dr. Dorr, 2. Dabster, 3. Catalina Cruiser. LONG SHOT: Harlan Punch.

Trainer John Sadler decided Saturday morning to scratch morning-line favorite and defending champ Accelerate. The word is the barn LOVES Catalina Cruiser, who is making his first try around two turns. They think he could be a monster, but you have to go through Bob Baffert, who has the top two. Harlan Punch ships in from East Coast.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. West Palm Beach, 2. Ms Bad Behavior, 3. Ollie’s Candy. LONG SHOT: War Heroine.

NINTH RACE: 1. Rowayton, 2. Magnificent McCool, 3. Yak. LONG SHOT: Truck Salesman.

10TH RACE: 1. Dearborn, 2. Innocent, 3. Amuse. LONG SHOT: Party Dancer.

In today’s 10th race, two of my favorite trainers have horses running in Tom Proctor and Victoria Oliver. We’ve already played Oliver this week and although she didn’t win, her horse ran well enough off the plane. She has No. 9 Innocent (9-2) running on the grass in the 10th. Proctor has No. 1 Dearborn (8-1) running for Glen Hill Farm. Proctor puts jockey Drayden Van Dyke aboard and they are a 32 percent proposition at the seaside oval.


Top choice winners: 3 (Avanti Bello $7, first race; Oliver $5.40, sixth; Fahan Mura $15.40, seventh

Second choice winners: 3 (Operandi $5.60, third; Colormemoney $15, fourth; Baby Frankie $5.80, eighth)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 0

Good luck.

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