Horse racing

Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Friday, Aug. 12 (First post 4 p.m.)

Note: Unfortunately, I like jockey Tyler Baze of a few mounts today and he didn’t show up for work on Thursday. He has a meeting with the stewards today to see if he will ride. Check for jockey changes if he is taken off his mounts.

FIRST RACE: 3-5-4-2

SECOND RACE: 8-4-6-3

THIRD RACE: 4-6-2-5

FOURTH RACE: 7-10-4-1

FIFTH RACE: 1-4-9-7

SIXTH RACE: 1-9-2-8

SEVENTH RACE: 10-5-6-9 (BEST BET)

EIGHTH RACE: 5-4-6-10

Good luck. Stay safe.

Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar results

THURSDAY (yesterday, brutal handicaps of the third and fifth races)

TOP CHOICE WINNERS: 2 (Smilin At Val $7, fourth race, cold exacta $95.80, cold quinella $51.20, trifecta key $180.40; Don’tthinkjustdoit $17.40, eighth, cold exacta $80.20, cold quinella $38)

SECOND CHOICE WINNERS: 1 (Let Him Do $5.20, sixth, exacta box $81, quinella box $56.60)

THIRD CHOICE WINNERS: 2 (Flame McGooon $6.60, first, exacta box $19, quinella box $7, trifecta box $26.40; Wound Up $6, second, exacta box $29.40, quinella box $24.40, trifecta box $32.90)

LONG SHOT WINNERS: 0

LAST SATURDAY

TOP CHOICE WINNERS: 4 (Multi Paltinum $6, first race; Encroachment $11.80, second, cold daily double $26.40; Taming the Tigress $6, third, cold daily double $42.20, cold Pick 3 $66.60, cold exacta $32, cold quinella $12; Blue Stripe $12.60, ninth, daily double key $55.40)

SECOND CHOICE WINNERS: 2 (Sweet and Cheeky $9.20, eighth, exacta box $23.20, quinella box $10.60, trifecta box $64.40; Dutch Bus $4.40, 11th, Pick 3 key $92.20, Pick 4 key $274.60, exacta box $22.40, quinella box $13.20, trifecta box $42.20)

THIRD CHOICE WINNERS: 2 (Mister Iceman $8.20, fifth, Pick 3 key $119.70, Pick 4 key $856.20, Pick 5 key $1,467.70; Carmelita’s Man $8.60, 10th, daily double key $77.80, Pick 3 key $106.70) 

LONG SHOT WINNERS: 1 (Lady Jae $12, fourth, daily double key $63.60, Pick 3 key $197)

LAST FRIDAY

TOP CHOICE WINNERS: 5 (Alleva $6.60, second race, daily double key $18.20, exacta key $23.60, quinella key $9.60; Duabi Key $12.80, third, Pick 3 key $91.40, cold daily double $38.80, cold exacta $42.20, cold quinella $20.80, trifecta key $195, superefcta key $674; Tiger Spice $10.60, fourth, cold daily double $75.60, cold Pick 3 $118.80, cold exacta $27.80, cold quinella $14.20, cold trifecta $46.80; Miss Carousel $10.80, fifth, cold daily double $71, cold Pick 3 $148.50, cold Pick 4 $761.40, Pick 5 key (four singles) $2,162.85; Big City Lights $4.80, sixth, cold daily double $28.20, cold Pick 3 $67, cold exacta $9.80, cold quinella $6, trifecta key $28.30)

SECOND CHOICE WINNERS: 2 (Packs a Wahlop $7, first, exacta box $33.80, quinella box $18.20, trifecta box $55; Avenue $4.40, seventh, daily double key $10.20, Pick 3 key $27.50)

THIRD CHOICE WINNERS: 0

LONG SHOT WINNERS: 0

LAST THURSDAY (Aug. 4)

TOP CHOICE WINNERS: 2 (Li’l Grazen $3.20, second race; Jewelofakid $5.80, eighth, daily double key $27, Pick 3 key $128.90; Pick 4 key $401.20)

SECOND CHOICE WINNERS: 1 (Goldini $5.20, fifth, exacta box $29.40, quinella box $15.80, trifecta box $72.70)

THIRD CHOICE WINNERS: 0

LONG SHOT WINNERS: 2 (One Silk Stocking $18.60, sixth; Pammy’s Ready $9.60, seventh, exacta box $73.20, quinella box $40.20)

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Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Thursday, Aug. 11

Note: At first glance, it looks like trainers John Sadler (3-30), Peter Miller (7-46) and Doug O’Neill (7-47) could have big days so that means lots of low-priced winners.

Jockey Armando Ayuso is 0-for-43 and seems overmatched. How can you bet the guy? Of course, I just kissed him into the winner’s circle today and he’s riding a couple for “The Pappa” but still …

FIRST RACE: 6-2-3-4

SECOND RACE: 3-2-4-6

THIRD RACE: 1-6-8-4

FOURTH RACE: 2-6-10-11

FIFTH RACE: 1-7-9-8

SIXTH RACE: 4-8-11-7

SEVENTH RACE: 6-3-9-2 (BEST BET)

EIGHTH RACE: 9-4-1-6

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Friday, Aug. 5 (first post 4 p.m.)

FIRST RACE: 6-8-2-4

SECOND RACE: 2-10-9-4

THIRD RACE: 6-5-7-3

FOURTH RACE: 3-9-1-5

FIFTH RACE: 7-3-1-8 (BEST BET)

SIXTH RACE: 9-2-3-1

SEVENTH RACE: 8-7-5-1

EIGHTH RACE: 9-11-3-5

This is one tough maiden race and may end up being a key race. Trainer Bob Baffert has the inside three horses and any of them can win. Mark Glatt has tgwo first-timers (9-5) and both are bred to win first out.

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar results

SUNDAY

Top choice winners: 3 (Jackstown $8.20, first race, quinella key $15.80, exacta key $29.20, trifecta key $22.80; V Bucks $9.40, fourth, daily double key $32.60, Pick 3 key $29.30; Claddagh  Cure $23.80, 11th, cold exacta $150.60, cold quinella $67)

Second choice winners: 2 (Laurel River $3.20, second, daily double key $10.80, exacta box $9, trifecta box $12.60; Castleknock $8.40, third, exacta box $139.20, quinella box $89.20, trifecta box $277.80, Pick 3 key $31.20)

Third choice winners: 1 (Perfectible Lady $9.20, fifth, exacta box $39.80, quinella box $25.60, trifecta box $91.30, daily double key $68, Pick 3 key $79.10, Pick 4 key $155.10, Pick 5 key $1,050.20)

Long shot winners: 1 (Merit Song $9.20, sixth, exacta box $36.60, quinella box $16.80, Pick 3 key $115.10)

SATURDAY

Top choice winners: 6 (Top of My Game $7.20, first race, cold exacta $42.20, cold quinella; Mobou $9.60, second, cold daily double $40.40, cold exacta $37.80, cold quinella $19.20; Comanche Country $5.80, thrid, cold exacta $21.20, cold quinella $12.40, cold daily double $26.80, cold Pick 3 $63.30; Eleniak $8.40, fourth, cold daily double $24.80, cold Pick 3 $61.90; Newgate $3, sixth; Goldiad $9.40, ninth, daily double key $129, Pivk 3 key $286.70)

Second choice winners: 2 (American Theorem $17.60, eighth, exacta box $94.80, quinella box $107.40, Pick 3 key $124.40; Royal Ship $21, 10th, daily double key $161.40, Pick 3 key $407.80)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 1 (Coulthard $19.40, seventh, daily double key $28.80, exacta box $90.80, quinella box $34.20, trifecta box $148.30)

FRIDAY

Top choice winners: 2 (Overdue $6.80, second race; Little Rachel $4.20, fifth, exacta box $56.20, quinella key $47)

Second choice winners: 2 (Twilight Gleaming $4.80, sixth, daily double key $8.40; Pepperman $6.60, eighth)

Third choice winners: 1 (Square Deal $9.40, third, daily double key $55, exacta box $53, quinella box $21.60, trifecta box $108.90)

Long shot winners: 0

THURSDAY

Top choice winners: 0

Second choice winners: 2 (D D S Express $8.80, third, exacta box $67, quinella box $33.80, trifecta box $118.60, superfecta box $875.90; Fun to Dream $4.20, seventh, exacta box $25.60, quinella box $15.20, trifecta box $17.80)

Third choice winners: 2 (Maven $8.20, fourth; Slammed $11.40, fifth, exscta box $70, quinella box $24.80, trifecta box $107.90)

Long shot winners: 0

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Sunday, July 31

BY THE NUMBERS

THRU SATURDAY’S RACES

Posts 1-3 are 0-17 in 6 furlong or shorter races on the main track and 1-24 7 furlongs or less and 1-34 in all dirt races.

On the turf, inside was place to be last year in 5 furlong sprints, not so this year. Inside three posts are 1-7 or 1-21 if you prefer.

Inside on turf not good in general like main track. The inside three posts are 3-25 in all grass races.

So when horses run back, look for those going inside to outside. Might be a few bombs.

NOTE: People, I’m likely not ever going to put up my opinions until after I get the scratches so that is after 10 a.m. at Del Mar so please don’t send notes asking where they are. I have a life. I have a real job that usually works until at least 10:30 p.m. Thanks.

FIRST RACE: 3-6-8-5

SECOND RACE: 4-3-5-1

THIRD RACE: 10-7-2-5

FOURTH RACE: 9-12-4-8

FIFtH RACE: 3-7-1-12 (BEST BET)

SIXTH RACE: 7-3-4-6

SEVENTH RACE: 5-4-3-9

EIGHTH RACE: 2-6-8-9

NINTH RACE: 9-3-11-2

10TH RACE: 8-5-6-1

11TH RACE: 9-12-5-2

Good luck. Stay safe.

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