Del Mar, Horse racing

Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Monday, Aug. 31

FIRST RACE: 1. Lil Richards Bello, 2. Arickaree, 3. Crooked Finger Ray. LONG SHOT: Secret Club.

SECOND RACE: 1. Althea Gibson, 2. All Star Heat, 3. Scream and Shout. LONG SHOT: Lava Lane.

THIRD RACE: 1. Impression, 2. The Creep, 3. Concur. LONG SHOT: Unleash the Tiger.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Luxury Liner, 2. Miss Glorious, 3. Closing Remarks. LONG SHOT: Teddy’s Barino.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Lemon Ice, 2. Take Her Temp, 3. Big Dress. LONG SHOT: Dancing Dana.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Too Much Heaven, 2. Colombian Gold, 3. Red Bunting. LONG SHOT: Invincibella.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Wishful (best bet), 2. Dorita’s Lemon, 3. Bounty of Gold. LONG SHOT: Zillinda.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Mecklenburg, 2. Scarto, 3. Great Power. LONG SHOT: Tripoli.

NINTH RACE: 1. Apache Pass, 2. Into Victory, 3. Moreavino. LONG SHOT: Magical Smile.

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Sunday, Aug. 30 (Updated)

FIRST RACE: 1. Rantanen, 2. Freerunning, 3. Mandrew. LONG SHOT: Foxborough.

SECOND RACE: 1. Midnight Garden, 2. Atina, 3. Operatic. LONG SHOT: Majestic Diva.

THIRD RACE: 1. Fracing Fast, 2. Moonlight d’Oro SCRATCHED, 3. Heels Up. LONG SHOT: Varda. New picks: 1. Fracing Fast, 2. Heels Up, 3. I’m the Boss of Me. LONG SHOT: Varda.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Brittle and Yoo, 2. Sugar Pickel, 3. Miss Fraulein. LONG SHOT: With This Vow.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Colt Fiction, 2. Jungle Roar, 3. Hollywood’s Best. LONG SHOT: With Due Cause.

SIXTH RACE: 1. City Rage, 2. Bud Knight, 3. Rip City. LONG SHOT: Strike It Lucky.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Uncaptured Hero, 2. Next Flight, 3. Etterbay Ucklay. LONG SHOT: Terrible Ted.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Most Sandisfactory (best bet), 2. Hot Socks, 3. U.S. Daner. LONG SHOT: Air Jockey.

NINTH RACE: 1. Cruel Intention, 2. Brickyard Ride, 3. Nero. LONG SHOT: Silardi.

10TH RACE: 1. I’m So Anna, 2. Emma’s Dance, 3. Big Andy. LONG SHOT: Mucha Woman.

11TH RACE: 1. Wind and Hope, 2. Ya Beauty, 3. Disappearing Act. LONG SHOT: Awesome Ella.

Good luck. Stay safe.

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 3 (Waspirant $8.40, first race, cold quinella $5.40, cold exacta $16.40, cold trifecta $21.60, cold superfecta $83.90; Vittorio $4.20, sixth; C Z Rocket $4.20, 10th, cold quinella $6.60, cold exacta $11.60)

Second choice winners: 2 (Secret Touch $5, second; Croughavouke $6.40, seventh)

Third choice winners: 1 (Microrithms $5, eighth)

Long shot winners: 1 (Facts Matter $9, 11th)

FRIDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 2 (Last First Kiss $2.80, second race, cold exacta $5.20, cold quinella $3.80, Big Hoof Dynamite $11.80, exacta box $59.20, quinella box $31.60)

Second choice winners: 1 (Proud Emma $3.20 (deadheat), eighth, exacta box $10.40, quinella box $10, trifecta box $10.80)

Third choice winners: 2 (Maxim Strider $5.60, first, exacta box $20.20, quinella box $11.40; Message $3.60 (deadheat), eighth, exacta box $12, trifecta box $10.90)

Long shot winners: 1 (Palace Prince $13.40, fifth)

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Del Mar, Horse racing

Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Saturday, Aug. 29 (Updated)

FIRST RACE: 1. Waspirant, 2. Ambivalent, 3. Antigravity. LONG SHOT: Bolu.

SECOND RACE: 1. Winning Element, 2. Secret Touch, 3. Kylemore. LONG SHOT: Nowhere Man.

THIRD RACE: 1. Freedom Lass, 2. Hello Bubbles, 3. Zucchera. LONG SHOT: Star of Africa.

FOURTH RACE: 1. The Stiff, 2. Polar Wind, 3. Blame It On Kitty. LONG SHOT: Howbeit.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Firece for Sul, 2. Chitu Me Too, 3. Le Tub. LONG SHOT: Cherry City.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Vittorio, 2. Petruchio, 3. Go On. LONG SHOT: Drivehappy.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Big Sweep, 2. Croughavouke, 3. Beguiled. LONG SHOT: Over Attached.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Desert Law, 2. Tiger Dad, 3. Microrithms. LONG SHOT: Champagneonme.

NINTH RACE: 1. Brandothebartender, 2. Border Town, 3. One Bad Boy. LONG SHOT: Kazan.

10TH RACE: 1. C Z Rocket (best bet), 2. Flagstaff, 3. Giant Expectations. LONG SHOT: Law Abidin Citizen.

11TH RACE: 1. Ultimate Bango SCRATCHED New pick: Jan’s Reserve, 2. Alleva, 3. Blackout. LONG SHOT: Facts Matter.

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Friday, Aug. 28

FIRST RACE: 1. Esperer, 2. Mamba Queen, 3. Maxim Strider. LONG SHOT: Call Sign Fifi.

SECOND RACE: 1. Himiko, 2. Last First Kiss, 3. This Tea. LONG SHOT: Overwhelming Love.

THIRD RACE: 1. Go Time (best bet), 2. Seeking Refuge, 3. He’s Like Violence. LONG SHOT: Big City Bane.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Big Hoof Dynamite, 2. Zorich, 3. Alvaaro. LONG SHOT: Self Taught.

FIFTH RACE: 1. K P D Day, 2. Juror, 3. Full Draw. LONG SHOT: Palace Prince.

SIXTH RACE: 1. September Secret, 2. Exchange Vows, 3. Reign of Fire. LONG SHOT: Righteously.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Brilliant Cut, 2. Carpe Fortuna, 3. Pizzazz. LONG SHOT: Ready Jet Go.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Hang a Star, 2. Proud Emma, 3. Message. LONG SHOT: Smiling Shirlee.

NINTH RACE: 1. Constantia, 2. Naughty Evelyn, 3. Brandons Danger. LONG SHOT: Lookin So Lucky.

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Del Mar, Horse racing

Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar Opinions

Note: As you can tell, Sunday was a washout. First no win day of the meet, I think. Just bad job of handicapping. Or maybe just putting in the right order as you can see six horses I picked second won. No excuse. I will say Del Mar is the toughest meet to handicap because it refuses to go with a 48-hour scratch time like many other tracks so I’m handicapping the day before on some of the things I do, but I also have a full-time job to do also. The old saying in the press box is, “It’s Del Mar.” In other words, it will never change.

SUNDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 0

Second choice winners: 6 (High On Gin $4, first race, reverse exacta $6.80, cold quinella $3.80; Querelle $4.60, second; Muchly $8.60, fifth, exacta box $48.20, quinella box #31.40; Worthy Turk $8.20, seventh, exacta box $22.80, quinella box $11, trifecta box $101.70; Mo Forza $4.40, ninth; Express Train $9, 10th, exacta box $35.80, quinella box $15.20)

Third choice winners: x (Classy Ruler $10.60, third)

Long shot winners: 0

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Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Sunday, Aug. 23 Updated with scratches

FIRST RACE: 1. Dehydration, 2. High On Gin, 3. Miss Important. LONG SHOT: Happy Trails.

SECOND RACE: 1. Watch Me Burn, 2. Querelle, 3. Holly Hundy. LONG SHOT: Eclair.

THIRD RACE: 1. As Time Goes By, 2. Flat Out Joy, 3. Classy Ruler. LONG SHOT: La V.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Dolci, 2. True Mischief, 3. Into Victory. LONG SHOT: Cameo Shores.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Gypsy Spirit (best bet), 2. Muchly, 3. Hollywood Girl. LONG SHOT: Sassyserb.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Outlaw, 2. More Honor, 3. Mayan Warrior. LONG SHOT: Awhitesportscoat.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Camino de Estrella, 2. Worthy Turk, 3. Hootie. LONG SHOT: French Getaway.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Ensleys Dream, 2. Smoothlikebuttah, 3. Maddie’s Mojito. LONG SHOT: Here Comes Ralphie.

NINTH RACE: 1. Galilean, 2. Mo Forza, 3. The Black Album SCRATCHED new pick: Bombard. LONG SHOT: Overdue..

10TH RACE: 1. Drop the Chalupa, 2. Express Train, 3. Julius. LONG SHOT: Heartfullofstars.

11TH RACE: 1. K P D Day SCRATCHED new pick: Exeter, 2. Huge Bigly, 3. Summer Fun. LONG SHOT: Quicker.

Good luck. Stay safe.

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 3 (Chaos Theory $5.60, third race; Lane Way $3.80, fifth; Salvator Mundi $11.20, 11th)

Second choice winners: 2 (Li’l Grazen $2.80, second; Maximum Security $2.80, 10th, superfecta box $49.80)

Third choice winners: 4 (Princess Noor $3.40, first; Harvest Moon $5, fourth; Square Deal $10, sixth, exacta box $33.20, quinella box $22.40; Red King $10.60, seventh, exacta box $24.40, quinella box $7.80)

Long shot winners: 1 (Red Lark $40.20, ninth)

FRIDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 1 (Big Fish $10.80, fifth race, cold exacta $33.80, cold quinella $10.20, cold trifecta $57.40)

Second choice winners: 3 (Big Score $3.80, third, exacta box $12.40, quinella box $7.20; Next Revolt $7.40, seventh; Sneaking Out $5.60, superfecta box $264.30)

Third choice winners: 1 (Leggs Galore $5.80, eighth)

Long shot winners: 3 (Clearly Gone $26.60, first; Black Storm $19, sixth; Pushing Sixty $41.20, 10th)

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Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Saturday, Aug. 22 (Pacific Classic Day)

FIRST RACE: 1. Flash Magic, 2. Shanghai Groove, 3. Princess Noor. LONG SHOT: Avisse.

SECOND RACE: 1. Unchain Her Heart, 2. Li’l Grazen, 3. Anna Fantastic. LONG SHOT: Noor Khan.

THIRD RACE: 1. Chaos Theory, 2. Mikes Tiznow, 3. Mesut. LONG SHOT: Irish Heatwave.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Provocation, 2. Secret Keeper, 3. Harvest Moon. LONG SHOT: Paige Anne.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Lane Way (best bet), 2. Absolute Unit, 3. Fire Polish. LONG SHOT: Seven Charms.

SIXTH RACE: 1. All I Can Say, 2. Fratelli, 3. Square Deal. LONG SHOT: Surprise Fashion.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. United, 2. Oscar Dominguez, 3. Red King. LONG SHOT: Ward ‘n’ Jerry.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Potantico, 2. Kershaw, 3. Extra Hope. LONG SHOT: Unbroken Star.

NINTH RACE: 1. Miss Extra, 2. Neoge Blanche, 3. Warren’s Showtime. LONG SHOT: Red Lark.

10TH RACE: 1. Higher Power, 2. Maximum Security, 3. Midcourt. LONG SHOT: Sharp Samurai.

11TH RACE: 1. Salvator Mundi, 2. Shadow Sphinx, 3. Colosi. LONG SHOT: M Town Gem.

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Friday, Aug. 21

FIRST RACE: 1. Kittyhawk Lass, 2. Quinnie, 3. Miss Flawless. LONG SHOT: Clearly Gone.

SECOND RACE: 1. Promise Nothing, 2. Drippin Sauce, 3. Natural History. LONG SHOT: Tizhotndusty.

THIRD RACE: 1. Jasikan, 2. Big Score, 3. Murad Khan. LONG SHOT: Builder.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Shez Our Arch, 2. Little Miss Ellie, 3. Ole Silver. LONG SHOT: Jan Jan Can.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Big Fish, 2. Scooby, 3. Ingest. LONG SHOT: Big Talker.

SIXTH RACE: 1. King Parker, 2. Fire When Ready, 3. Papa Turf. LONG SHOT: Black Storm.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Street Behavior, 2. Next Revolt, 3. Hudson River Park. LONG SHOT: Tiger’s Song.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Liberalism, 2. Give Me a Hint, 3. Leggs Galore. LONG SHOT: Marjorie E.

NINTH RACE: 1. Unique Factor, 2. Speaking Out, 3. Gingham. LONG SHOT: Amuse.

10TH RACE: 1. Rose’s Crystal (best bet), 2. Rockie Causeway, 3. Nina En Fuego. LONG SHOT: Pushing Sixty.

Good luck. Stay safe.

SUNDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 1 (Brix $9, sixth race, exacta box $46, quinella box $18.40)

Second choice winners: 6 (Qahira $5.60, second, quinella box $12.80, exacta box $21.40; Kristi’s Tiger $14.80, fourth; Horse Greedy $3.60, fifth. exacta box $8.80, quinella box $4.80, superfecta box $23; Nice Ice $5.20, eighth, exacta box $25.20, quinella box $14.20; Maxim Rate $7, 10th, Bedrock $5.60, cold quinella $3.60, reverse exacta $8)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 2 (Frazzled $14.80, first; Biddy Duke $19.80, third)

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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. .

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

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)

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Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Saturday, Aug. 15 (updated with scratches)

FIRST RACE: 1. Pasito, 2. Sweet Honor, 3. Canadian Ginger. LONG SHOT: Bella Renella SCRATCHED new pick: Thunder Woman.

SECOND RACE: 1. Midnight Mystery, 2. Disco Ball, 3. Seiche. LONG SHOT: Adare.

THIRD RACE: 1. Cem Sultan, 2. Much More Halo, 3. Graziano. LONG SHOT: Tilted Towers.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Mongolian Legend, 2. Ronamo, 3. Convex. LONG SHOT: My Journey.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Caisson (best bet), 2. Eagle in the Sky, 3. Raisebeforetheflop SCRATCHED new pick: Zoffa. LONG SHOT: El Joy.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Lemon Drop Shot, 2. Father O’Flaherty, 3. Cozy Bear. LONG SHOT: Rousing Slammer.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Jamming Eddy SCRATCHED new pick: Foster Boi, 2. Hit the Seam, 3. Johnny Podres. LONG SHOT: Foothill.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Forest Caraway, 2. Illumination, 3. Park Avenue. LONG SHOT: Kalypso.

NINTH RACE: 1. Cordiality, 2. Mucho Unusual, 3. Sedamar. LONG SHOT: Big Sweep SCRATCHED new pick: Kitty Boom Boom.

10TH RACE: 1. It’s Tiz Time, 2. Pyron, 3. Lil Sydney. LONG SHOT: Luck’s Royal Flush.

11TH RACE: 1. Contagion, 2. Never Easy, 3. Mr. Roary. LONG SHOT: Mithqaal.

Good luck. Stay safe.

FRIDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 3 (Mucha Woman $5.80, second race, cold quinella $3.20, cold exacta $8.60, cold trifecta $9.20; Raymundos Secret $3.60, fifth, superfecta box $98; Jewel Thief $8, seventh, exacta box $55.80, quinella box $26.60, trifecta box $91)

Second choice winners: 4 (Magic At Midnight $5.60, first, quinella box $7.80, exacta box $15.80, trifecta box $25.10; Get Her Number $8.40, third; Midnight Garden $15.60, eighth; Whooping Jay $5, ninth)

Third choice winners: 1 (Destiny’s Journey $6.80, fourth, quinella box $13.20, exacta box $23.20)

Long shot winners: 1 (Run Like Kona $10.60, sixth)

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