Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar selections for Sunday, Sept. 6

FIRST RACE: 1. #3 SEND ME A SIGN (8-1) best bet, 2. Audra, 3 Lily Ka. LONG SHOT: Untouchable U.

This 3-year-old comes out of the most productive key race of the meet as five horses have come back to win their next race. The daughter of Include finished 10th of 12 but encountered when she was bumped at the 3/16th-pole. Jockey Mike Smith sees fit to stick for trainer Ron Ellis and so will we.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Black N Beauty, 2. American Blend, 3. Accelerant. LONG SHOT: The Mad Hungarian.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Baruta, 2. Tribal Gal, 3. Uzziel. LONG SHOT: Ben’s Duchess

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Ipray, 2. L X Sunrise, 3. Belle Evon. LONG SHOT: Watdifrenzdzitmake.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. #4 Cowboy (12-1), 2. Mixio, 3. Second Summer. LONG SHOT: Stardom Found.

The Papa Clem colt turned in an improved effort when moved to the grass and only figures to get better in his third race. Jockey Mario Gutierrez rode him in his debut for the underrated Bobby Wayne Grayson so he knows what this 3-year-old is all about.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Devoted One, 2. Lucky Folie, 3. Lemon Drop Sis. LONG SHOT: Mokat.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Prospect Park, 2. Soul Driver, 3. Om. LONG SHOT: Crittenden.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Yahoo Yahoe, 2. Toledo Eddie, 3. Just Kidding. LONG SHOT: Henry’s Holiday.

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NINTH RACE: 1. She’s Not Here, 2. Queen of The Sand, 3. Aleix Tangier. LONG SHOT: Customer Base.

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10TH RACE: 1. Saint Dermot, 2. Roman Tizzy, 3. Tulira Castle. LONG SHOT: Celebrity Status.

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Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar picks for Saturday, Aug. 1 (UPDATED)

FIRST RACE: 1. Moonlight Meeting, 2. Indian Nate, 3. American Act. LONG SHOT: Ice Cream Truck.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Bird E House, 2. American Aristocat, 3. Ransom Canyon. LONG SHOT: Tester.

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THIRD RACE: 1. #7 Dynamite Ride (6-1), 2. Global Magician, 3. Currency Exchange. LONG SHOT: Jazzy Josh (SCRATCHED) new long shot: Rocker.

Trainer Victor Garcia is a deadly 33% first off the claim. He must have had turf in mind when he claimed this 3-year-old last time out. Red-hot Flavien Prat gets the call in the saddle.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Chia Love, 2. Can Can Babe (SCRATCHED) new pick: Hold Me Fast, 3. Mothernaturespell. LONG SHOT: Racing for Chasen.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. #5 Look Me in the Eye (3-1), 2. Tengas Ransom, 3. Speedin With Eddie. LONG SHOT: Lucky Patrick.

Trainer Mike Puype is 22% with beaten favorites in their next start and he does very well in the state-bred ranks at Del Mar. On top of that top jock Rafael Bejarano takes the mount and he is 32% with Puype.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Sensitively, 2. Lamontagne, 3. Tale of Papa Nick. LONG SHOT: Sweet Profit.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Two Steps of Glory, 2. One Last Shot, 3. Seaside Glory. LONG SHOT: Oh Great Idea.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. #1 BEHOLDER (6-5) best bet, 2. Yahilwa, 3. Warren’s Veneda. LONG SHOT: Gusto Dolce (SCRATCHED) new long shot: Thegirlinthatsong.

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NINTH RACE: 1. Yahoo Tahoe, 2. Seeking the West, 3. Smooth Roller. LONG SHOT: Perfect Set.

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10TH RACE: 1. #3 Elegant Street (10-1), 2. Dylan Ward, 3. Rosicky. LONG SHOT: Second Summer.

Trainer Bobby Wayne Grayson doesn’t start many, but he’s often live. This 4-year-old is coming a huge career debut on the turf and stretches out around two truns, which he was bred to do. Grayson is 23% with second-time starters and he goes for a jockey improvement to Mario Gutierrez.

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Friday’s top choice winners: 2 (An Unusual Group $16.80, first race; W. Giles $8.60, eighth)

Friday’s second choice winners: 1 (Motown Men $8.40, sixth)

Friday’s third choice winners: 0

Friday’s long shot winners: 3 (Rockport Kat $12.40, second; Yodelsong $21, fourth; Nahem $12.20, fifth)

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Horse racing, Santa Anita

Santa Anita picks for Monday, May 26

Remember first post is 1:30 p.m. today.

FIRST RACE: 1. Lost Bus, 2. Desert Steel, 3. Saturday Yodeler. LONG SHOT: Global Hart.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Wild Dude, 2. Cyclometer, 3. Wine Police. LONG SHOT: Color of Courage.

Another four-horse stakes race as Super Ninety-Nine scratched out.

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THIRD RACE: 1. This One’s for Mel, 2. Candy’s Sunrise, 3. Koast. LONG SHOT: Nobel Metal.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Forest Romance, 2. Celestial Image, 3. Time for a J. LONG SHOT: Shop Forever.

Trainer Bobby Wayne Grayson has been known to get a first-timer ready to score at nice odds in the past. Grayson owns and trains FOREST ROMANCE, a son of Forest Danger, who has been training with purpose at Fairplex Park. Mario Gutierrez takes the mount.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Mel’s Game, 2. Deraptor, 3. Bobby Z Man. LONG SHOT: Poshsky.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Stormin Lute, 2. Goyan, 3. Mavericks Gun. LONG SHOT: I Buy Gold.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Emotional Kitten, 2. Stormy Lucy, 3. Customer Base. LONG SHOT: Miss Serendipity.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Benicia Gem, 2. Discatsonthesquare, 3. Say’s Who. LONG SHOT: Bonus Spin.

BENICIA GEM, a daughter of McCann’s Mojave, comes out of a key maiden race from Jan. 25. She had all kinds of trouble in the race, but took some money in that debut. She has been training well for Jeff Mullins and jockey Tyler Baze takes the mount. Mullins also trains first-time starter BONUS SPIN.

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NINTH RACE: 1. Pouncerounddaclock (best bet), 2. Quick Navigator, 3. Bird In Love. LONG SHOT: Smart Typical.

POUNCEROUNDDACLOCK, a daughter of Smart Strike, makes her career debut down the hill for trainer John Sadler, who is 26% with first-time starters. She had a big work back in April and Sadler is due to get hot. Plus jockey Rosie Napravnik takes the mount.

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Sunday’s first choice winners: 2 (Como Mi Padre $5.60, third race; Betty Bing Bing $6, sixth)

Sunday’s second choice winners: 1 (Taelyns Prince $10.20, fifth)

Sunday’s third choice winners: 4 (No Contingency $6.80, first; Shapely $3.60, fourth; Sky High Gal $12.60, seventh; Moulin de Mougin $8.20, ninth)

Sunday’s long shot winners: 1 (Image of Joplin $41.40, eighth)

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Bonus picks for Gulfstream Park’s Rainbow 6 jackpot (doesn’t matter now after the bet was hit on Sunday, but I did the work already)

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Race 6: #11 Distinctive Lady (3-1)

Finished second against the boys last time out at Tampa Bay Downs and now returns to face fillies and mares. Has tactical speed and distance should hit her right between the eyes. Trainer Reid Nagle is 29% with MSW.

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Race 10: #12 Kimberly Is That U (6-1)

Just gave an even effort in first time going around two turns and still finished third. Takes a drop in class and with an outside post should be closing on the turn for home after saving ground early.

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