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Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar results

SUNDAY

Top choice winners: 3 (Stachel de Ritches $5.20, first race, cold exacta $11.60, cold quinella $6.40, cold trifecta $43.80; Man On the Moon $6.40, fifth, daily double key $25.20; Azul Coast $6.40, ninth, daily double key $26.60)

Second choice winners: 0

Third choice winners: 3 (Gold Rush Candy $5.80, fourth; Pop Pop’s Dream $11.60, sixth, daily double key $37.60, exacta box $61.60, quinella box $25.20 Lieutenant Dan $6, eighth)

Long shot winners: 0

SATURDAY

Top choice winners: 0

Second choice winners: 3 (Forbidden Kingdom $10.60, fourth, exacta box $36, quinella box $24.60, trifecta box $46.80; Private Mission $4, exacta box $24.80, quinella box $16.40, trifecta box $22.70; Going Global $4.80, ninth, exacta box $24.20, quinella box $14.40, trifecta box $42.80)

Third choice winners: 2 (Subconscious $13.60, fifth, exacta box $57.40, quinella box $33.40, trifecta box $122.20; Mo Forza $4.20, seventh, exacta box $9.40, quinella box $5.40)

Long shot winners: 0

FRIDAY

Top choice winners: 3 (North County Guy $5.20, third race, daily double key $9, Pick 3 key $21.40; Man Friday $7.40, fifth; Big Switch $4.20, eighth, daily double key $34.60, exacta key $17.80, quinella key $12.60, trifecta key $87.80, Pick 3 key $31.50)

Second choice winners: 3 (Dubby Dubbie $6.80, first, reverse exacta $15, cold quinella $8, trifecta box $20.20; Zero Tolerance $32.0, second, exacta box $9.60, quinella box $7.20; Edgeway $4, sixth, daily double key $15.20)

Third choice winners: 1 (Whooping Jay $9, seventh)

Long shot winners: 0

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Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Sunday, Aug. 22

FIRST RACE: 1-2-4-6

SECOND RACE: 2-3-5-6

THIRD RACE: 5-1-6-4

FOURTH RACE: 5-7-3-6

FIFTH RACE: 4-9-2-3

SIXTH RACE: 6-9-7-5 (BEST BET)

SEVENTH RACE: 5-1-3-11

EIGHTH RACE: 2-8-3-5

NINTH RACE: 3-4-6-5

10TH RACE: 7-12-6-5

Good luck. Stay safe.

if you want my spot plays go to:

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/horse-racing/story/2021-08-22/jeff-nahills-del-mar-spot-play-and-opinions-for-sunday-aug-22

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Jeff Nahill’s opinions for Saturday, Aug. 21 (Pacific Classic Day) UPDATED WITH SCRATCHES AND ALL RACES

FIRST RACE: 3-6-1-7

SECOND RACE: 4-3-7-8 NEW ORDER: 4-3-7-8

THIRD RACE: 4-1-5-7

FOURTH RACE: 4-2-1-7

FIFTH RACE: 11-6-9-10

SIXTH RACE: 4-7-1-6

SEVENTH RACE: 3-5-6-4 NEW ORDER: 3-5-6-1

EIGHTH RACE: 9-1-2-4

NINTH RACE: 7-3-1-9 (BEST BET)

10TH RACE PACIFIC CLASSIC (1 1/4 miles, main track): 1. #2 Tizamagician, 2. #4 Royal Ship, 3. #3 Dr Post, 4. #9 Cupid’s Claws. LONG SHOT: #6 Magic on Tap.
This is one tough race — to wit, I left out the morning-line favorite and San Diego Handicap winner Express Train (3-1). This event comes down to two thoughts for me: Was the Cougar II Stakes as good as it looks on numbers and the San Diego wasn’t, or is this such a mediocre bunch on the West Coast that Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher is trying to take advantage by entering a horse (Dr Post, 4-1) at Del Mar for the first time outside the Breeders’ Cup? I’m going to side with the Cougar race for one reason, and one reason only: Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella. Wouldn’t it be something if the man that beat Cigar 25 years ago won today? Or maybe finished 1-2? Tizamagician (5-1) ran huge in the Cougar and leading jockey Flavien Prat stays aboard. Royal Ship (7-2), also trained by Mandella, finished third in the San Diego off a layoff and Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith keeps the mount. Dr Post is good and jockey Joel Rosario comes west to ride. Cupid’s Claws (15-1) finished second in the Cougar and if you like Tizamagician, don’t you have to like the gelding a little (plus Umberto Rispoli jumps on)? Finally, the bomber … Magic on Tap (20-1). He’s trained by that guy, yeah, Bob Baffert. This 5-year-old is bred up and down to love the distance and yet he’s never been a mile-and-a-quarter. Interesting.

RACE 11: 11-4-8-7

Good luck. Stay safe.

For the rest of my picks, go to:

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/horse-racing/story/2021-08-21/jeff-nahills-del-mar-spot-plays-and-opinions-for-saturday-aug-21-pacific-classic-day

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Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Friday, Aug. 20 UPDATED (First post 4 p.m.)

FIRST RACE: 3-2-6-1

SECOND RACE: 4-1-6-3

THIRD RACE: 5-1-3-4

FOURTH RACE: 6-5-8-3

FIFTH RACE: 6-7-9-4

SIXTH RACE: 1-4-3-2

SEVENTH RACE: 7-8-1-3

EIGHTH RACE: 10-2-6-9 (BEST BET) NEW ORDER: 10-1-6-9 (BEST BET)

Good luck. Stay safe.

THURSDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 3 (Rev Rita $7.80, first race, exacta key $20.40, quinella key $11.60, trifecta key $56, superfecta key $101.80; Eddie’s New Dream $3.60, sixth, cold exacta $5.80, cold quinella $3.80, trifecta key $6; Rijeka $8, seventh, cold daily double $11.80, exacta key $48.80, quinella key $21.20, trifecta key $67.50)

Second choice winners: 0

Third choice winners: 1 (A G Indy $9, third)

Long shot winners: 1 Honor Among Men $7.20, eighth, daily double key $45.40, Pick 3 key $47.20, exacta box $35.80, quinella box $21.60, trifecta box $63.10, superfecta box $189.30)

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Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar results

SUNDAY

Top choice winners: 4 (Sauls Call $3.80, second race; Fantasy Heat $14.60, third, cold daily double $26.80; Causeididitmyway $5, eighth, daily double key $73.20, Pick 3 key $58.30, exacta key $11, quinella key $6.40, trifecta key $15.70, superfecta key $39.70; Vantastic $5, ninth, cold daily double $16, Pick 3 key $72.90, exacta key $27.20, quinella key $18.80).

Second choice winners: 2 (Paint Me Lucky $4, fourth, daily double key $27.40, Pick 3 key $26.70, exacta box $78.60, quinella box $88.60; Helens Well $7.20, fifth, Pick 3 key $54, exacta box $40.20, quinella box $23.60, trifecta box $98.90, superfecta box $262.60)

Third choice winners: 1 (Flat Out Joy $3.40, sixth)

Long shot winners: 1 (Pulpit Rider $16.60, seventh)

SATURDAY

Top choice winners: 2 (Burgoo Alley $7.20, sixth race, cold exacta $23.60, cold Quinella $9; Anna Fantastic $5.80, 10th, cold exacta $16.60, cold quinella $10.60, daily double key $41.20, Pick 3 key $61.60)

Second choice winners: 1 (Rock the Belles $8.20, fifth)

Third choice winners: 5 (Diva’s Finale $7.40, first, exacta box $20, quinella box $7.80; Jasikan $11.20, exacta box $38.40, quinella box $22.80, trifecta box $79.60, superfecta box $195.40; Seattle Breakout $17.60, seventh, daily double key $87.20, exacta box $80.80, quinella box $26.60, Pick 3 key $244.90; Neige Blanche $9.40, eighth, exacta box $43.20, quinella box $23.80, trifecta box $69.50, Pick 3 key $294.60; I’ll Stand Taller $8.40, ninth)

Long shot winners: 0

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Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Saturday, May 14 (updated)

FIRST RACE: 4-7-1-6

FIFTH RACE: New order after losing top choice #4: 5-6-9-3

10TH RACE: 2-1-9-4

For the rest of my picks, follow the link below.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/horse-racing/story/2021-08-14/jeff-nahills-del-mar-spot-play-and-opinions-for-saturday-aug-14

Good luck. Stay safe.

THURSDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 2 (Blame It On Rose $12.80, third race, daily double key $40.20, cold exacta $66.20, cold quinella $23.60; Dendera $6.20, fourth, cold daily double $45.80, exacta key $20, quinella key $10.60)

Second choice winners: 1 (Crew Dragon $5.80, eighth)

Third choice winners: 2 (Direct Line $11.80, first; Grit and Curiosity $4.20, second)

Long shot winners: 1 (Miss Carousel $13.80, sixth, exacta box $66.20, quinella box $35.40)

FRIDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 1 (Distorted Diva $7.20, first race, exacta key $64.20, quinella box $33.60)

Second choice winners: 3 (Samurai Charm $9, second, daily double key $35.60, quinella box $8.20, exacta box $18.60; La Pulcinela $3, fourth; Alleva $12.80, sixth, exacta box $30.40, quinella box $13.40)

Third choice winners: 1 (Beer Can Man $8, seventh)

Long shot winners: 1 (Cool Your Jets $8.40, fifth, exacta box $34.80, quinella box $21.20)

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Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Friday, Aug. 13 (First post 4 p.m.)

FIRST RACE: 4-2-7-9

SECOND RACE: 5-4-3-2

THIRD RACE: 8-4-6-1

FOURTH RACE: 3-8-2-4

FIFTH RACE: 8-9-5-2

SIXTH RACE: 6-10-3-2

SEVENTH RACE: 3-2-5-4

EIGHTH RACE: 8-6-3-4 (best bet)

Good luck. Stay safe.

THURSDAY’S RESULTS


Top choice winners: 2 (Blame It On Rose $12.80, third race, daily double key $40.20, cold exacta $66.20, cold quinella $23.60; Dendera $6.20, fourth, cold daily double $45.80, exacta key $20, quinella key $10.60)

Second choice winners: 1 (Crew Dragon $5.80, eighth)

Third choice winners: 2 (Direct Line $11.80, first; Grit and Curiosity $4.20, second)

Long shot winners: 1 (Miss Carousel $13.80, sixth, exacta box $66.20, quinella box $35.40)

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