Del Mar, Horse racing

Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Friday, July 31 (updated with scratches)

FIRST RACE: 1. Will Dancer, 2. Conquest Lemonraid, 3. Impression. LONG SHOT: Artie B Good (scratched) new pick: Lead Star.

SECOND RACE: 1. Cielo d’Oro, 2. I’m the Boss of Me, 3. Queens Map. LONG SHOT: Mandragora Seeker.

THIRD RACE: 1. Angle Creek, 2. Liberalism, 3. Althea Gibson. LONG SHOT: All Star Heat.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Cajun Treasure, 2. Kris’ Wild Kat, 3. All American Hero. LONG SHOT: Tromador.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Happier, 2. Himiko, 3. Via Angelica(scratched) new pick: Unbreakable. LONG SHOT: La V (scratched) new pick: Queen of Aces.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Salvator Mundi, 2. Tiberius Mercurius, 3. Swamp Souffle. LONG SHOT: Rocky Tough.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Brickyard Ride (best bet), 2. Mr Paytience, 3. Cali Dude. LONG SHOT: Summer Fire.

Include No. 10 Quick Finish in any exotics you use.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Madone, 2. Ivy League, 3. Floral Essence. LONG SHOT: She’s a Lil Flirt.

NINTH RACE: 1. El Tigre Terrible, 2. Rookie Mistake, 3. Phantom Boss. LONG SHOT: Lightning Fast.

10TH RACE: 1. Spanish Count (scratched), 2. Canadian Luck (scratched), 3. Huge Bigly. LONG SHOT: Exeter. New picks: 1. Railspitter, 2. Huge Bigly, 3. Exhort. LONG SHOT: Exeter.

11TH RACE: 1. Whoa Nessie, 2. Atina, 3. Majestic Diva. LONG SHOT: Diamond of Value.

No. 12 She Began Again drew in to the race and has a late closing pick. Consider.

Good luck. Stay safe.


Top choice winners: 2 (Li’l Grazen $6.40, ninth race, cold exacta $33.80, cold quinella $19, cold trifecta $58.45; Empress of Fire $26.60, cold daily double $77.80, cold exacta $84, cold quinella $27.80)

Second choice winners: 2 (Quick $8.40, second, cold quinella $8.40, reverse exacta $23.80; Hootie $7.80, sixth)

Third choice winners: 2 (Harvest Moon $5, first, exacta box $14.40, quinella box $8.40; Approved for Flyby $10.40, fifth)

Long shot winners: 1 (Flying Business $5.20 (15-1 morning-line), third)


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