Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar opinions for Sunday, Aug. 26

FIRST RACE
Fashionably Fast
Carville
Popular Kid
LONG SHOT: Monterey Shale
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SECOND RACE
Concord Jet
Irish Terrier
Mr Bingley
LONG SHOT: Principe Carlo
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THIRD RACE
Powder
Chasin Lucas
Princess Dorian
LONG SHOT: Choclate Goddess
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FOURTH RACE
Mucho Gusto
Tale of the Union
Stubbins
LONG SHOT: Capture the Sea
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FIFTH RACE
Mo See Cal
November Tale
K P’s Smokin
LONG SHOT: Mongolian Humor
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SIXTH RACE
L. A. Coliseum
Ciao Luna
Neon Gypsy
LONG SHOT: Lovely Linda
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SEVENTH RACE
Surrender Now
Deer Valley
Rubilinda
LONG SHOT: Fizzy Friday
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EIGHTH RACE
Distinctive B
Mo Soul
Jungle Warfare
LONG SHOT: Paddock Pick
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NINTH RACE
Well Hello
Just Grazed Me
Thirteen Squared
LONG SHOT: True Royalty
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10TH RACE
FLYNN (Best bet)
Catch Fire
Russell Drake
LONG SHOT: Victor’s Show

Good luck.

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 2 (Fighting Mad $7, first race; Catalina Cruiser $2.40, seventh)

Second choice winners: 2 (Tatters to Riches $4.40, third; Conquest Typhoon $6.20, sixth)

Third choice winners: 1 (K P Pergoliscious $21.80, fourth)

Long shot winners: 1 (Hard Fought $12, second)

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Del Mar opinions for Saturday, Aug. 25

Preview: Well Friday was just plain awful. Bad handicapping. What happened to Drayden Van Dyke’s hot streak? Two straight days without a winner.

FIRST RACE
Fighting Mad
Honeyfromthesouth
Encanta
LONG SHOT: Nomizar
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SECOND RACE
Popyhowuspelcupcak
Broken Up
Yes Yes Yes
LONG SHOT: Hard Fought
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THIRD RACE
Cool Bobby
Tatters to Riches
Shivermetimbers
LONG SHOT: Yulong Warrior
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FOURTH RACE
Madaket Sunset
Untouched Elegance
K P Pergoliscious
LONG SHOT: Take a Leap
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FIFTH RACE
Amore Gattina
Eskenforadrink
True to Martha
LONG SHOT: Fantastic Chloe
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SIXTH RACE
Terrys Tom Cat
Conquest Typhoon
Fabozzi
LONG SHOT: Bob’s Bad Boy
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SEVENTH RACE
Catalina Cruiser
Battle of Midway
Horse Greedy
LONG SHOT: Vorticity
Just a word of warning here: the trainers for Roy H and Ransom the Moon have said they will scratch their horses out of the race today. Too bad. A great race is ruined.
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EIGHTH RACE
Smiling Angelo
Cats Blame
Placido
LONG SHOT: Facts Matter
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NINTH RACE
WE GO NOW (BEST BET)
Taniko
Run Like Rhett
LONG SHOT: Plum Dandy
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10th RACE
Paladar
Henry County
Sellwood
LONG SHOT: Blitzkrieg

Good luck.

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Del Mar opinions for Friday, Aug. 24

FIRST RACE
What’s Bruin
Take Charge Gal
London Hotel
LONG SHOT: Solarium
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SECOND RACE
Okinawa
Snow Cloud
Spin Me a Kiss
LONG SHOT: Spin Me a Kiss
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THIRD RACE
Pocket Personality
Blame Joe
Kershaw
LONG SHOT: Captivate
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FOURTH RACE
GOTNOQUIT (Best bet)
Buck Duane
Poise to Strike
LONG SHOT: Luker
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FIFTH RACE
Castle
My Man Chuckles
Our Independence
LONG SHOT: Puriano
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SIXTH RACE
Tyfosha
Jest a Princess
Vallestina
LONG SHOT: Family Girl
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SEVENTH RACE
Vale Dori
Way to Versailles
Mended
LONG SHOT: Munny Spunt
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EIGHTH RACE
Trophy Bridle
Into Glamour
Sudden Light
LONG SHOT: Venue

Good luck.

THURSDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 1 (Road Test $8.20, sixth)

Second choice winners: 2 (Suspicious Spouse $13.40, third; Ultimate Bango $6.80, fifth)

Third choice winners: 1 (Brookes All Mine $12.80, second)

Long shot winners: 2 (Rickey B $20.80, fourth; Sheeza Milky Way $20.60, seventh)

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Del Mar opinions for Thursday, Aug. 23

FIRST RACE
Twisted Rosie
Bonneville Flats
Tapitha Bonita
LONG SHOT: Lucky Val
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SECOND RACE
Gemini Journey
Lucky Student
Brookes All Mine
LONG SHOT: Cioppino Pasadino
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THIRD RACE
STRADELLA ROAD (BEST BET)
Suspicious Spouse
Screenshot
LONG SHOT: Varanasi
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FOURTH RACE
Smokey Pirate
Shake N Fries
Red Clam
LONG SHOT: Ricky B
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FIFTH RACE
Joe Jackson
Ultimate Bango
Unpossible
LONG SHOT: Hardcore Troubador
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SIXTH RACE
Flat Out Sassy
Road Test
Midnight Lily
LONG SHOT: Looking At Thelake
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SEVENTH RACE
Beau Recall
Pantsonfire
Poster Girl
LONG SHOT: Sheeza Milky Way
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EIGHTH RACE
Mr Classical
I Am the Danger
Wild Verse
LONG SHOT: Causeididitmyway

Good luck.

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 2 (Candura $4.60, fourth race; Dabster $3.40, seventh)

Second choice winners: 1 (Tiz Toffee $3.20, third)

Third choice winners: 2 (India Mantuana $5, first; Belle Monte $3.40, fifth)

Long shot winners: 2 (Gunmetal Gray $13.60, second; Colormemoney $42, eighth)

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Del Mar opinions for Wednesday, Aug. 22

Preview: The main track seemed to favor outside posts and rally wide types, but overall for the meet the numbers from Equibase seem to suggest all positions are getting a fair shake.
In dirt sprints, posts one through three are winning 35.5 percent of the time, but posts six and seven are scoring 30.8 percent.
In main track two-turn races, the inside two posts are at 30.6 percent while post five through seven are at 37.2 percent.
It’s more of the same on the turf course.
Posts one and two are scoring 28.6 percent of the time while posts six and seven are winning at a 22.5 percent rate. Most interesting is that post No. 9 is winning 15.3 percent of the time when it’s occupied (9-for-59) and post No. 11 wins 19.4 percent (6-for-31).

FIRST RACE
Siberian Iris
Mybluebell
India Mantuana
LONG SHOT: War Moccasin
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SECOND RACE
PIRATE’S PUNCH (BEST BET)
Dark Prince
Jefe
LONG SHOT: Gunmetal Gray
In the second race today, trainer William Morey has No. 3 Pirate’s Punch making his first start around two turns. According to Jim Mazur’s The Del Mar Handicapper 2018, Morey is 45 percent when he starts a horse the second time at the meet the last two years and he’s 50 percent in dirt route races. Bingo.
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THIRD RACE
Gypsy Blu
Tiz Toffee
Majestic Authority
LONG SHOT: Winsinfashion
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FOURTH RACE
Candura
Rather Nosy
Data Storm Kitty
LONG SHOT: Diosa
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FIFTH RACE
Queen Shelly Ann
Gia Lula
Belle Monte
LONG SHOT: Scurry
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SIXTH RACE
Caiifornia Clone
Six Point Rack
Thermopolis
LONG SHOT: Junior Gilliam
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SEVENTH RACE
Dabster
Ike Walker
Soi Phet
LONG SHOT: Isotherm
MUBTAAHIJ was stuck in the race on Tuesday, but trainer Bob Baffert will likely scratch him on Wednesday.
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EIGHTH RACE
Rhettbutler
Just Call Me Ken
Our Tiger’s Boy
LONG SHOT: Colormemoney

SUNDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 2 (Triple Shot $26.20, fourth race; Best Two Minutes $4.60, sixth)

Second choice winners: 4 (Quebec $8, third; Tantara $6.20, fifth; Policy $3.80, ninth; Ohio $9.60, 10th)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 1 (Neighborhood Bully $12.80, second)

Good luck.

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Del Mar opinions for Sunday, Aug. 19

FIRST RACE
Beantown Boys
Avanti Bello
Point Piper
LONG SHOT: Perfect Come Back
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SECOND RACE
Royal Creed
Candy Crew
Gray Gem
LONG SHOT: Neighborhood Bully
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THIRD RACE
Dominating Woman
Quebec
Helen Hillary
LONG SHOT: Miss Sugars
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FOURTH RACE
Triple Shot
Surfing Star
King Abner
LONG SHOT: Older Brother
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FIFTH RACE
Orageuse
Tantara
Midnight in Dixie
LONG SHOT: Colonel Power
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SIXTH RACE
Best Two Minutes
Allaboutaction
Aristocratic
LONG SHOT: Rinse and Repeat
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SEVENTH RACE
I’m Sassy
Smling Annie
Coco Kisses
LONG SHOT: Zillinda
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EIGHTH RACE
HUNT (BEST BET)
Bowies Hero
Fly to Mars
LONG SHOT: Next Shares

Throw out that last race. Been training well and Prat is aboard.
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NINTH RACE
Anniversary Sale
Policy
Twisted Plot
LONG SHOT: Tribal War Chant
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10th RACE
Cimpl Man
Ohio
Rapid Red
LONG SHOT: Offshore

Good luck.

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 2 (Fashion Business $10.20, sixth; Game Winner $5.80, ninth)

Second choice winners: 2 (Secretary At War $7.20, fourth; Fatale Bere $16, eighth)

Third choice winners: 3 (Splashy Kisses $16.20, first; Mr Vargas $12.20, seventh; Accelerate $2.80, 10th)

Long shot winners: 0

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Del Mar opinions for Saturday, Aug. 18 (UPDATED)

FIRST RACE
True Validity
Devils Dance
Splashy Kisses
LONG SHOT: Cherished
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SECOND RACE
Best Two Minutes (SCRATCHED)
Lucky Staxx
Eighty Three
LONG SHOT: Tavasco Road

Sorry; Totally missed the scratch of BEST TWO MINUTES. New order: 1. Lucky Staxx, 2. Eighty Three, 3. Excitations. LONG SHOT: Tavasco Road.

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THIRD RACE
Sir Valentine
Haylord
Awesome Heights
LONG SHOT: Kinematico
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FOURTH RACE
Kencumin
Secretary At War
Tule Fog
LONG SHOT: Arms Runner
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FIFTH RACE
PALERMO STYLE (BEST BET)
Red Envelope
Satrapa
LONG SHOT: Air Jockey
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SIXTH RACE
Fashion Business
Multiplier
Ashleyluvssugar
LONG SHOT: Cashman
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SEVENTH RACE
Gato Del Oro
Captain Scotty
Mr Vargas
LONG SHOT: Adens Dream
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EIGHTH RACE
Colonia
Fatale Bere
Ollie’s Candy
LONG SHOT: Paved
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NINTH RACE
Game Winner
Dueling
Istanbul
LONG SHOT: No Treble

Trainer Bob Baffert loves to win races on big days and he likes to unveil a good 2-year-old maiden. We have both here in GAME WINNER, who has been training lights out, but this is a tough heat.
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10TH RACE
Pavel
Roman Rosso
Accelerate
LONG SHOT: Beach View (SCRATCHED) New long shot: The Lieutenant.
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11TH RACE
Any Questions
Royal Albert Hall
Avalanche
LONG SHOT: Pioneer Lad

Good luck.

FRIDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 1 (Jet Set Ruler $13.20, fifth race)

Second choice winners: 2 (El Asesino $10.40, second; A Walk in the Park $5.80, third)

Third choice winners: 2 (Rooms $5, sixth; Stormy Liberal $5.60, seventh)

Long shot winners: 0

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