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Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Friday, Sept. 2 (First post 3 p.m.)

Note: Jockey Joe Bravo is serving a one-day suspension today.  

FIRST RACE: 4-2-6-3

SECOND RACE: 6-8-3-7

THIRD RACE: 3-6-1-7 (BEST BET)

FOURTH RACE: 9-8-4-6

FIFTH RACE: 6-4-8-1

SIXTH RACE: 6-5-3-8

SEVENTH RACE: 8-9-10-2

EIGHTH RACE: 4-8-2-6

NINTH RACE: 9-10-2-4

gOOD LUCK. sTAY SAFE.

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Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Thursday, Sept. 1

Notes: Leading jockey Juan Hernandez is suspended for Thursday’s program. He’ll be back Friday.

No. 2, Del Mar, in its infinite wisdom, has moved first post to 1 p.m. for the rest of the meet. WHY???????

It’s funny Del Mar has been racing all these years with a 2 p.m. first post, except for special days like the Pacific Classic, but now all of a sudden it’s a problem? Please. One of my biggest pet peeves is race tracks move post time all over the place. Santa Anita is one of the worst and now Del Mar has joined the club. The worst part is if you look at today’s post times, Del Mar will have 35 minutes in between races. RIDICULOUS. If you wanna start early, end early, don’t try to keep people around until when it should have ended. This is a major mistake by the DMTC. I’m old enough to remember six-day weeks and 2 p.m. post times after Labor Day. There were no issues. OK, rant over.

FIRST RACE: 4-5-6-7

SECOND RACE: 3-1-5-6

THIRD RACE: 4-8-2-1 (BEST BET)

FOURTH RACE: 3-2-4-5

FIFTH RACE: 2-4-6-3

SIXTH RACE: 3-1-6-8

SEVENTH RACE: 2-3-6-7

EIGHTH RACE: 9-4-3-1

Good luck. Stay safe.

Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar results

SUNDAY

Top choice winners: 3 (Doc Adams $6.60, sixth race, cold quinella $9.60, cold exacta $19.40; Edgeway $3.80, eighth, Pick 3 key $29.40, daily double key $9.20, exacta key $4.80, quinella key $2.20; Feathers $9.40, ninth, cold daily double $17.40, Pick 3 key $36.40, Pick 4 key $158, exacta box $204.80, quinella box $104.80) 

Second choice winners: 3 (Bear Chum $7, second, exacta box $22.40, quinella box $8.60, trifecta box $27.80, superfecta box $55.50; Leyas Candy $4.60, fourth; Opening Buzz $6, seventh, daily double key $22.60, exacta box $21.80, quinella box $11.40)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 0

SATURDAY

Top choice winners: 2 (Emerald Lake $3.80, third race, daily double key $40.20; Border Town $5.80, 10th)

Second choice winners: 0

Third choice winners: 1 (Damazio $10.20, sixth, exacta box $51.60, quinella box $22.80)

Long shot winners: 1 (Warrens World $22.60, second, exacta box $83.60, quinella box $29.40)

FRIDAY

Top choice winners: 1 (Morning Addiction $5, second, daily double key $26.40)

Second choice winners: 3 (Carmel Road $4.40, third, {ick 3 key $47.10, daily double key $13.20, exacta box $22.20, quinella box $12.60, trifecta box $22.50; Annie Graham $5, fifth, Pick 3 key $51.60, Pick 4 key $160, Pick 5 key $1,340.40, Reverse exacta $21, cold quinella $11.20; Sensible Move $7.80, sixth)

Third choice winners: 2 (Ah Jeez $8.60, first, exacta box $20, quinella box $7.80; Man Oh Man $6.80, seventh, exacta box $45.40, quinella box $18.60, trifecta box $72)

Long shot winners: 2 (Syntactic $13.40, fourth, Pick 3 key $45.30; In Your Face $14.40, eighth)

THURSDAY

Top choice winners: 2 (Super Renee $6.60, fifth race; Tisquantum $12.80, eighth, exacta key $313.80, quinella key $154.40)

Second choice winners: 3 (Prayer of Jabez $4.40, first, reverse exacta $11.80, cold quinella $6, trifecta box $41.80; Sally’s Sassy $27.40, second, exacta box $365.20, quinella box $250.60, trifecta box $806.80, superefcta box $5,654.30; iNCH $8.20, SIXTH, DAILY DOUBKLE KEY $23.60)  

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 1 (Ardis $20.20, third)

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

Note: The Florent Geroux experiment is over for this year at the season oval. The veteran jockey came West this summer for the first time and was a little underwhelming — or maybe unlucky. He finishes with 7 wins from 92 mounts, but he had 16 seconds and 12 thirds for purse earnings of more than $749,000. On turf, where he should excel, he had just 2 wins from 52 starts. In all stakes races, he was 0 for 10. Geroux rode at Saratoga on Saturday and will ride in Kentucky beginning this week.

FIRST RACE: 3-2-6-5

SECOND RACE: 4-2-1-6

THIRD RACE: 3-1-2-5 (BEST BET)

FOURTH RACE: 3-10-7-6

FIFTH RACE: 4-1-8-10

SIXTH RACE: 1-6-8-7

SEVENTH RACE: 8-7-1-2

EIGHTH RACE: 5-4-3-1

NINTH RACE: 4-7-9-3

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Thursday, Aug. 25

Note: Don’t know much about trainer Frank Luccarelli, other than he is 0-for-7 at the meet, but he has five starters on today’s program. So either he’s live or he’s just running to get his $4k-$5k ship and win bonuses. We’ll see.

FIRST RACE: 6-3-5-7

SECOND RACE: 2-10-8-9 (tough race to handicap)

THIRD RACE: 10-8-5-3

FOURTH RACE: 4-6-1-8 (BEST BET)

FIFTH RACE: 5-9-3-7

SIXTH RACE: 2-6-8-3

SEVENTH RACE: 2-3-10-4

EIGHTH RACE: 11-5-8-4

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar results

Just a brutal week of handicapping. Sorry.

SUNDAY

TOP CHOICE WINNERS: 1 (Warrens Candy Girl $12.20, eighth race, daily double key $24.40, cold exacta $26.20, cold quinella $10.40)

SECOND CHOICE WINNERS: 2 (For A Laugh $3.60, third; Home Cooking $3, seventh)

THIRD CHOICE WINNERS: 2 (Italiano $6.40, second; Your Ringer $4, ninth, daily double key $29.80, Pick 3 key $25.60, exacta box $33, quinella box $19.40) 

LONG SHOT WINNERS: 0

SATURDAY

TOP CHOICE WINNERS: 2 (Gillian Elizabeth $4.40, sixth race, daily double key $28.40, cold exacta $9.20, cold quinella $6; Kangaroo Court $2.40, seventh, cold daily double $5.60, Pick 3 key $26.80)

SECOND CHOICE WINNERS: 2 (Classical Cat $13.20, fifth, reverse exacta $24.80, cold quinella $7.40; Spenderella $4.40, Pick 3 key $6.40, reverse e3xacta $16.20, cold quinella $11.60)

THIRD CHOICE WINNERS: 2 (Breakfast Ride $4.40, first, exacta box $22.80, quinella box $17.40, trifecta box $31.40; Keepmeinthe Moment $14, third, exacta box $50.20, quinella box $19.20, trifecta box $157.70, superfecta box $901)

LONG SHOT WINNERS: 0

FRIDAY

TOP CHOICE WINNERS: 0

SECOND CHOICE WINNERS: 0 (True Patriot $6, fifth, exacta box $23.40, quinella box $12.80, trifecta box $57; Sister Otoole $11, seventh; Mongolian Kingdom $6.40, eighth)

THIRD CHOICE WINNERS: 1 (Dominant Soul $17.40, third, exacta box $39.80, quinella box $12.20)

LONG SHOT WINNERS: 0

THURSDAY

TOP CHOICE WINNERS: 0

SECOND CHOICE WINNERS: 1 (Oubabe $5.60, eighth race, exacta box $10.80, quinella box $7.20)

THIRD CHOICE WINNERS: 6 (Peso $6.20, first; Liberty Forever $5, third, exacta box $16, quinella box $8.80; Brittle and Yoo $4.80, fourth; Abinadi $19.20, fifth; Turn on the Jets $18.80, sixth, exacta box $39.40, quinella box $18; Box of Chocolates $8.40, seventh)

LONG SHOT WINNERS: 1 (Offshore Affaie $12.60, second, exacta box $39.80, quinella box $14.80, trifecta box $63.90, superfecta box $134.90)

Good luck. Stay safe.

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

NOTE: Looks like a tough card, which could mean prices.

FIRST RACE: 9-3-10-5

SECOND RACE: 2-6-7-5 (BEST BET)

THIRD RACE: 6-8-5-1

FOURTH RACE: 7-5-1-6

FIFTH RACE: 8-5-2-7

SIXTH RACE: 2-5-3-9

SEVENTH RACE: 1-6-3-4

Ok here’s the deal in this race: #6 HOME COOKING will be a huge favorite for Bob Baffert. She’s second time starter and a good work since her start. But #1 CURL GIRL is a first-timer from the Phil D’Amato and she has been working out in the mornings with CLASSICAL CAT, a colt, who beat Baffert’s $3.55 million dollar baby yesterday. Hate the post but gotta give her a shot.

EIGHTH RACE: 2-8-5-10

NINTH RACE: 7-1-11-12

10TH RACE: 12-11-2-1

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Saturday, Aug. 20

NOTE: Coming into the race week, only one horse had won from the No. 1 post in main track sprints (7 furlongs ort less) from 46 tries. Suddenly three horses won from that post the first two days on the week. On Thursday, Box of Chocolates ($8.40) took ther seventh race. On Friday, It’s Saul Right ($9) won the second race and long shot Black Storm ($60) grabbed the sixth race.for trainer Jesus Uranga’s first victory of the meet.

FIRST RACE: 1-6-5-4

SECOND RACE: 8-4-5-9

THIRD RACE: 5-4-2-6

FOURTH RACE: 4-2-6-5 (BEST BET)

FIFTH RACE: 3-8-7-4

SIXTH RACE: 9-4-3-1

SEVENTH RACE: 10-8-6-2

EIGHTH RACE: 2-11-9-3

NINTH RACE: 2-5-3-10

10TH RACE: 5-3-6-12

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Friday, Aug. 19 (First post 3 p.m.)

Note: When Box of Chocolates won Thursday’s seventh race, it was only the FIFTH horse to win from the No. 1 post in 85 dirt races. Inside is not the place to be on the main track at Del Mar.

FIRST RACE: 6-5-2-3

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

THIRD RACE: 2-1-4-6

FOURTH RACE: 7-2-3-4

FIFTH RACE: 9-3-2-5

SIXTH RACE: 9-4-7-3

SEVENTH RACE: 3-6-9-5

EIGHTH RACE: 5-4-7-10

Good luck. Stay safe.

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