Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar opinions for Wednesday, July 25

FIRST RACE: 1. Duranga, 2. Always Believe, 3. Robin’s Love. LONG SHOT: Tee Em Eye.

SECOND RACE: 1. Earnednevergiven, 2. Tidal Effect, 3. Street to Indy. LONG SHOT: Bartlett Hall.

THIRD RACE: 1. Rocket Fuel, 2. Bargaining, 3. Louden’s Gray. LONG SHOT: Lambo Luxx.

FOURTH RACE: 1. TRIBALIST (best bet), 2. Stormy Liberal, 3. Adens Dream. LONG SHOT: Right Hand Man.
Today Tribalist (3-1 morning-line) returns in the fourth race after a layoff since Jan. 1. Trainer Blake Heap is 3-for-7 the last two years at Del Mar with horses off a 90-day or more layoff. This 7-year-old is a perfect 3-for-3 going this distance on the Del Mar turf course.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Sound Logic, 2. Hoss Cartwright, 3. Black Storm. LONG SHOT: Friendly Steve.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Spa Shackalacka, 2. Son of War, 3. Jimmy D. LONG SHOT: Amazon Cry.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Hoppertunity, 2. Unapologetic, 3. Beach View. LONG SHOT: Deal With It Dude.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Red Bomber, 2. Grace Hopper, 3. Pray for Corday. LONG SHOT: Baby Ice.


Top choice winners: 3 (Italiano $10.80, third race; Mother Mother $3.20, seventh; If You Like It $6, ninth)

Second choice winners: 2 (Paddock Pick $7.80, first; Swing Thoughts $7, fifth)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 0

Good luck.

@Jeff_Nahill on Twitter


The good
Jockey Drayden Van Dyke 6-for-19 overall and 4-for-6 on dirt the first week
Jockey Mario Gutierrez 3-for-7 on grass
Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer 7-for-17 overall and 6-for-11 on dirt
Trainer John Sadler 4-for-11 overall and 2-for-4 on dirt
The bad
Jockey Rafael Bejarano 2-for-25 overall
Jockey Joe Talamo 1-for-24 overall
Jockey Kent Desormeaux 1-for-21 overall
Jockey Stewart Elliott 1-for-20 overall and 1-for-12 on dirt
Trainer Peter Miller 1-for-9 on dirt
Trainer Keith Desormeaux 1-for-10 overall and 1-for-8 on dirt
And the ugly
Desormeaux and Talamo 0-for-14 on grass
Jockey Martin Pedroza 0-for-14 overall
Jockey Corey Nakatani 0-for-13 overall
Trainer Richard Baltas 0-for-19 overall, 0-for-9 dirt and 0-for-10 turf
Trainer Phil D’Amato 1-for-19 overall and 1-for-15 turf

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