Del Mar, Horse racing

Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Sunday, Aug. 16

FIRST RACE: 1. Embodied, 2. Basilia, 3. Nuturing. LONG SHOT: Frazzled.

SECOND RACE: 1. First Star, 2. Qahira, 3. Proud Emma. LONG SHOT: Sanenus.

THIRD RACE: 1. Paid Informant, 2. Golden Principal, 3. Been Studying Her. LONG SHOT: Biddy Duke.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Rather Noisy, 2. Kristi’s Tiger, 3. Meso. LONG SHOT: Shanghai Truffles.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Posterize, 2. Horse Greedy, 3. I’m Busy. LONG SHOT: Pure Comedy.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Brix, 2. Summer Fire, 3. Factorial. LONG SHOT: Mantaray Island.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Bodega, 2. Mongolian Hero, 3. Speakerofthehouse. LONG SHOT: Gryffindor.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Warrior’s Moon (best bet), 2. Nice Ice, 3. Harper’s Gallop. LONG SHOT: Donut Girl.

NINTH RACE: 1. Mega Mischief, 2. Defunded, 3. Man Friday. LONG SHOT: Texas Playboy.

10TH RACE: 1. Siberian Iris, 2. Maxim Rate, 3. Pretty Point. LONG SHOT: Over Thinking.

11TH RACE: 1. Poise to Strike, 2. Bedrock, 3. Cleveland Cat. LONG SHOT: Betito.

Good luck. Stay safe. .


Top choice winners: 2 (Caisson $3.40, fifth race; Forest Caraway $25.80, eighth, cold exacta $57.40, cold quinella $22.60, trifecta box $134.50)

Second choice winners: 2 (Ronamo $3.20, fourth race, cold quinella $10.80, reverse exacta $14; Pyron $3.20, 10th)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 3 (Adare $19, second; Tilted Towers $11, third; Mithjqaal $18, 11th)


2 thoughts on “Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Sunday, Aug. 16

  1. Howie says:

    I visit the area each summer to attend the Del Mar meet. I read your selections and welcome them. Several questions:
    do you ever include text with your selections to support your selection?
    what is the most effective way to play your Longshot selections?
    what quantifies a longshot? ex: morning line exceeds 5/1?

    Thank you,

    • To be honest I don’t have time for text. I work full-time on the sports desk at the Union-Tribune do that from 2:30-10:30 Thursday thru Monday so I have to try and finish my picks before work starts (not all the time LOL). I say just play the long shots straight and maybe back wheel with the top 3 choices. I try to get double-digits on a long shot. Some races I might go as low at 4-1 or 9-2 if the rest of the field is hopeless. I’m always looking for prices and this weekend I’ve been lucky

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