Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar opinions for Sunday, Aug. 5

FIRST RACE: 1. Midnight Soot, 2. Aquila, 3. Upper Room. LONG SHOT: Zippy Groom.

SECOND RACE: 1. DER LU (BEST BET), 2. Bizwhacks, 3. Keeper Ofthe Stars. LONG SHOT: Mercy Mercy.

THIRD RACE: 1. Arawak, 2. River Boyne, 3. Calexman. LONG SHOT: Inscom.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Z Z Tiger, 2. Lucky Hand, 3. Gypsy Blu. LONG SHOT: Dislitleaglecanfly.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Bahamian, 2. Sir Eddie, 3. Eskimo Roses. LONG SHOT: Rumpus Cat.
Trainer Simon Callaghan doesn’t ride jockey Mario Gutierrez very much but when they get together it turns out decent. They are 3-for-10 the last two years at Del Mar. In today’s fifth race, Gutierrez rides Bahamian (12-1). This 3-year-old colt is making his third race off the layoff, putting blinkers on and getting on the turf course for the first time. The Maryland-sire Freedom Child gets 17 percent winners first time on the grass.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Tyfosha, 2. Spring Lily, 3. Hot Autumn. LONG SHOT: Summer’s Indy.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Tiny Tina, 2. Mischievous Song, 3. Bunny Yogurt. LONG SHOT: Drift Away.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Bellafina, 2. Dragic, 3. Del Mar May. LONG SHOT: Lady Lucy.

NINTH RACE: 1. Catch Fire, 2. Supreme Giant, 3. Twisted Road. LONG SHOT: Odyssey Explorer.

Good luck.

@Jeff_Nahill on Twitter


Top choice winners: 1 (It’s Gonna Hurt $11.60, first race)

Second choice winners: 2 (Closing Time $6, second; Cambodia $5.40, eighth)

Third choice winners: 4) (Conquest Typhoon $10, third; Royal Descendent $4.60, fifth; Sigalert $7.60, seventh; Tatters to Riches $15.40, ninth)

Long shot winners: 0



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