Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar opinions for Sunday, Aug. 12

FIRST RACE
Magic Musketier
True Loyalty
Jimmy Chila
LONG SHOT: Zestful
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SECOND RACE
Carville
Macho Gabacho
Dukes Up
LONG SHOT: Preacher Roe
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THIRD RACE
Moonshine Memories
Anonymity
Skye Diamonds
LONG SHOT: Yuvetsi
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FOURTH RACE
Bragging Rights
Sheza Factor
Neon Gypsy
LONG SHOT: No Wine Untasted
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FIFTH RACE
Ready to Forgive
King of Speed
Magnificent McCool
LONG SHOT: Go Daddy Go
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SIXTH RACE
Palace Paynter
We Will Re Joyce
Myrcella
LONG SHOT: Chiefs Lil Pearl
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SEVENTH RACE
Gray Magician
Spin Lightning
Music to My Ears
LONG SHOT: Street Image
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EIGHTH RACE
SHADOW SPHINX (best bet)
Flip the Coin Jan
Upo
LONG SHOT: For Him
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NINTH RACE
Athleisure
Pretty Hussar
Gracie Belle
LONG SHOT: Spicy Curry

Good luck.

 

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 5 (Don’t Stalk Me $7, first race; Instagrand $2.20, third; Meal Ticket $4.60, fifth; The Aurelia Factor $3.40, sixth; Ninety Nine Proof $6.80, eighth)

Second choice winners: 1 (K P’s Smokin $6.60, fourth)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 2 (Red Shelby $8.60, second; Hey Sal $6.40, 10th)

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Del Mar opinions for Saturday, Aug. 11

FIRST RACE
Don’t Stalk Me
Memorable Election
Our Tiger’s Boy
LONG SHOT: Quad
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SECOND RACE
Lori’s Attitude
Dis Smart Cat
Jeweled
LONG SHOT: Red Shelby
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THIRD RACE
Instagrand
Owning
Mason Dixon
LONG SHOT: Sparky Ville
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FOURTH RACE
Star of Kobol
K P’s Smokin
Dianka
LONG SHOT: Stella Sweeper
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FIFTH RACE
Meal Ticket
Siberian Iris
Wind Treasure
LONG SHOT: Goseecal
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SIXTH RACE
The Aurelia Factor
Claudelle
Calf Moon Bay
LONG SHOT: She’s All Woman
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SEVENTH RACE
Hey Negrita
Kodiak West
Camino Song
LONG SHOT: Whirling
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EIGHTH RACE
NINETY NINE PROOF (best bet)
Bernin Sensation
Braddock
LONG SHOT: Papa Turf
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NINTH RACE
Nice Ice
Sappho
Highland Lass
LONG SHOT: Nonna Gianna
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10TH RACE
Irish Terrier
Red Clem
Handsome John
LONG SHOT: Hey Sal

FRIDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 2 (Aunt Lubie $3.60, first race; Stop the Violence $4, second)

Second choice winners: 1 (Angel Alessandra $8.40, fifth)

Third choice winners: 3 (Lucky Student $10.60, fourth; Watch Me Burn $5.20, sixth; Cordiality $4.60, seventh)

Long shot winners: 1 (Wild Wild Kingdom $13.80, third)

Good luck.

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Del Mar opinions for Friday, Aug. 10

Preview: Hopefully we are better today than on Thursday. We were horrible. Just one of those days.

FIRST RACE
AUNT LUBIE (BEST BET)
Now Blessed
Convince
LONG SHOT: Pulpacheeks
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SECOND RACE
Stop the Violence
Candyman Garret
Isee It in Hiseyes
LONG SHOT: Old Indian Trick.
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THIRD RACE
Positive Numbers
E Bradley Cooper
Captain N. Barrow
LONG SHOT: Wild Wild Kingdom
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FOURTH RACE
Peaked
Adios Cali
Lucky Student
LONG SHOT: Tuscany Beauty
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FIFTH RACE
Ask the Customer
Angel Alessandra
Barbadolla
LONG SHOT: Friars Walk
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SIXTH RACE
Grab the Munny
Baby Frankie
Watch Me Burn
LONG SHOT: Swing Thoughts
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SEVENTH RACE
Lynne’s Legacy
Queen Bee to You
Cordiality
LONG SHOT: Cheekaboo
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EIGHTH RACE
Staythirstymyamigo
Romolina
Portal Creek
LONG SHOT: Twitterati

THURSDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 0

Second choice winners: 2 (Monterey Shale $13.80, second race; Party Dancer $10.40, fifth)

Third choice winners: 2 (Buckstopper Kit $4, first; Ike Walker $9, fourth)

Long shot winners: 1 (Charmingslew $12.20, third)

Good Luck.

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Del Mar opinions for Thursday, Aug. 9

FIRST RACE
Platinum Equity
So Long Sailor
Buckstopper Kit
LONG SHOT: Lolly Express
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SECOND RACE
Gentrified
Monterey Shale
Calvert Street
LONG SHOT: Stormin Monarcho
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THIRD RACE
Weather Market
Unusual Gold
Radish
LONG SHOT: Charmingslew
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FOURTH RACE
LOOKIE LOO (BEST BET)
Conqueror
Ike Walker
LONG SHOT: Sheer Flattery
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FIFTH RACE
Sensible Thoughts
Party Dancer
Chalky
LONG SHOT: Ten Count Out
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SIXTH RACE
San Giorgio
Just Hit Play
Siculo
LONG SHOT: Asaltante
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SEVENTH RACE
Hailey Rachele
Meet My Kitty
Donut Girl
LONG SHOT: Bobbie Lincoln

Trainer Sam Scolamieri doesn’t start many (4-for-14 in 2018) but when he does, he’s usually live. At Del Mar, the last two years he is 50 percent when starting a horse the first time at the meet like No. 2 Hailey Rachele (5-1) in the seventh race. The mare is coming off a win and tries grass for the first time. Let’s hope she likes it.
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EIGHTH RACE
The Creep
Mr Bingley
Flashy Shaq
LONG SHOT: Unplayable

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 1 (Hartel $5.60, third race)

Second choice winners: 2 (War Moccasin $6.20, first; Lakerball $7.60, sixth)

Third choice winners: 1 (Majorie E $9, fifth)

Long shot winners: 2 (Snaked $7.80, fourth; Divisor $12.80, seventh)

Good luck.

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Del Mar opinions for Wednesday, Aug. 8

Preview: The Del Mar riding title looks like it will come down to a three-man race between Prat (16 winners), Van Dyke (15) and Tyler Baze (12). Espinoza (10) may or may not be in the mix depending on whether he appeals his suspension.
Prat, Van Dyke and Baze all had six winners last week and Prat missed a day while riding in the West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Park.
Van Dyke (9-for-26) leads all riders on the main track with Baze right behind at 8-for-39. Prat leads on the grass, winning 25 percent of his mounts (9-for-36) and Van Dyke is 6-for-30 on the green.
Jockey Mario Gutierrez had a truly horrible week going 1-for-18 overall.
On the dirt, there are several jockeys having trouble figuring out how the track is playing. Evin Roman is 1-for-29 while Martin Pedroza is 0-for-30 and apprentice Edgar Payeras is 0-for-20.
On the grass, Joe Talamo still has a goose egg (0-for-26) as does Stewart Elliott (0-for-20) and Kent Desormeaux is a dreadful 1-for-30.
On the training side, Peter Miller pulled to the front with a 3-for-13 week. Miller has an all-around barn this year with a 7-for-24 mark on the dirt and 6-for-25 effort on the grass.
Most of the other leading trainers had poor weeks as Jerry Hollendorfer was 0-for-8, Phil D’Amato 1-for-14 and Sadler 1-for-6.
Overall several trainers on struggling on the dirt: Keith Desormeaux (1-17), Bob Hess Jr. (1-14), Mark Glatt (1-13), Vladimir Cerin (0-13), David Jacobson (0-12) and Gary Sherlock (0-10).
On the grass, Hollendorfer (1-11), James Cassidy (0-14), Hess (0-9) and Glatt (1-12) are having a hard time.

FIRST RACE
Believe Indeed
War Moccasin
Todos Santos
LONG SHOT: Lob City
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SECOND RACE
Just Kidding
Above Board
Plum Dandy
LONG SHOT: South Americain
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THIRD RACE
HARTEL (BEST BET)
Oracle of Omaha
Truck Salesman
LONG SHOT: Herdsman
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FOURTH RACE
Spectacular Storm
Kelseybelle
Pray for Corday
LONG SHOT: Snaked
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FIFTH RACE
Mongolian Window
November Tale
Majorie E
LONG SHOT: Arrowsphere
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SIXTH RACE
Jellybeankristine
Lakerball
Depende de Ti
LONG SHOT: Lunagonnamoonya
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SEVENTH RACE
River Echo
Show Me Da Lute
Canadian Game
LONG SHOT: Divisor
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EIGHTH RACE
Welldidyougetit
Blaze of Glory
June Two Four
LONG SHOT: Starship Chewy

SUNDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 2 (Der Lu $3.40, second race; Bellafina $8.40)

Second choice winners: 2 (River Boyne $3, third; Spring Lily $15.80, sixth)

Third choice winners: 3 (Upper Room $5.20, first; Gypsy Blu $9.80, fourth; Eskimo Roses $7, fifth)

Long shot winners: 1 (Drift Away $12, seventh)

Good luck.
@Jeff_Nahill on Twitter

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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

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

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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Del Mar opinions for Saturday, Aug. 4

PREVIEW: “Jersey” Joe Bravo brings his riding tack from the East Coast to ride a pair of horses today at the seaside oval. Bravo will ride Cummings (12-1) in the sixth race for trainer James DiVito and Hallie Belle (10-1) in the featured Yellow Ribbon Handicap (eighth race) for trainer Michael Stidham. Keep an eye on both horses.

FIRST RACE: 1. Its Gonna Hurt, 2. Tanker, 3. Fortnite Dance. LONG SHOT: Drill Down Dude.

SECOND RACE: 1. Night at the Opera, 2. Closing Time, 3. Surfside Sunset. LONG SHOT: Artistic Ab.

THIRD RACE: 1. Any Questions, 2. Royal Albert Hall, 3. Conquest Typhoon. LONG SHOT: Dano’s Dream.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Carnivorous, 2. Our Silver Oak, 3. Oliver. LONG SHOT: Grab the Munny.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Madakey Sunset, 2. Tandalicious, 3. Royal Descendent. LONG SHOT: What’s Bruin.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Catfish Hunter, 2. Fight On, 3. Circus Act. LONG SHOT: Cummings.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Dark Prince, 2. Neptune’s Storm, 3. Sigalert. LONG SHOT: Union Station.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Hallie Belle, 2. Cambodia, 3. Madame Stripes.LONG SHOT: Tisbutadream/

NINTH RACE: 1. Gracida, 2. Flagstaff, 3. Tatters to Riches. LONG SHOT: Street Vision.

10TH RACE: 1. GOTNOQUIT (BEST BET), 2. Katie’s Cowboy, 3. Zipman. LONG SHOT: Aussie Fox.

FRIDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 1 (Silken Prince $13, sixth race)

Second choice winners: 3 (Family Girl $16.40, second; Sunday Prophet $8, third; Majestic Authority $5.40, eighth)

Third choice winners: 1 (Lucky Staxx $13.60, first)

Long shot winners: 0

Good luck.

@Jeff_Nahill on Twitter

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