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Del Mar opinions for Sunday, Dec. 1 (closing day)

FIRST RACE: 1. Three Ay Em, 2. Wound Tight, 3. Big Runnuer. LONG SHOT: Battle of Memphis.
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SECOND RACE: 1. SUNNY DALE (best bet), 2. Miss Tokyo, 3. Miss Stormy D. LONG SHOT: Too Hot for Curlin.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Albert Park, 2. Goliad, 3. Hit the Road. LONG SHOT: Smooth Like Strait.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Instagrand, 2. Much Better, 3. California Street. LONG SHOT: Lil Milo.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. United, 2. Ward ‘n Jerry, 3. Cleopatra’s Strike. LONG SHOT: Itsinthepost.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Tiz Toffee, 2. Road Test, 3. Big Base. LONG SHOT: Check Six.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Daddy Is a Legend, 2. Got Stormy, 3. Juliet Foxtrot. LONG SHOT: Simply Breathless.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Chipper, 2. Summer Fire, 3. Rookie Mistake. LONG SHOT: Perfect Affection.
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NINTH RACE: 1. Stop the Violence, 2. Wildman Jack, 3. Blackout. LONG SHOT: Hit the Seam.
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10TH RACE: 1. Reducta, 2. Awesome Ella, 3. Richies Noble Girl. LONG SHOT: Parkour.

Good luck.

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Del Mar opinions for Saturday, Nov. 30 (UPDATED)

NOTE: RACE 10 IS OFF THE TURF.

FIRST RACE: 1. Veinstrike, 2. Color War, 3. Itsthattime. LONG SHOT: Taco Waco.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Princesa Caroline, 2. Alms, 3. Laura’s Light. LONG SHOT: Croughavouke.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Mandy, 2. Shuster, 3. Square Deal (SCRATCHED) new pick: I Will Not. LONG SHOT: Club Aspen.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Keeper Ofthe Stars, 2. Tiny Tina, 3. Lostintranzlation. LONG SHOT: Zuzanna.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Order and Law, 2. Boogalute, 3. Justinian. LONG SHOT: Cabin John.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. SACRED LIFE (best bet), 2. Prince Earl, 3. River Boyne. LONG SHOT: Andesh.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Diggin Gold, 2. Golden Principal, 3. Classy Ruler. LONG SHOT: Gidgetta.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Mo Forza, 2. Standard Deviation, 3. Moody Jim. LONG SHOT: Mr Dumas.
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NINTH RACE: 1. Temple Knights (SCRATCHED), 2. Saddle Bar, 3. Reedley. New order: 1. Saddle Bar, 2. Reedly, 3. Surprise Fashion. LONG SHOT: Dark Hedges.
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10TH RACE (OFF THE TURF): 1. Cosmo (SCRATCHED), 2. Eddy Forever, 3. Impossible Task. LONG SHOT: One Fast Bro (SCRATCHED). New order: 1. Tizamagician, 2. Eddy Forever, 3. Impossible Task. LONG SHOT: Media Blitz.

Good luck.

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Del Mar opinions for Sunday, Nov. 17

FIRST RACE: 1. Diamond of Value, 2. Bellazano, 3. Coilette. LONG SHOT: Secret Maneuver.
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SECOND RACE: 1. She’s So Special, 2. Lighthouse, 3. Nu Pi Lambda.; LONG SHOT: Florentine Diamond.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Eddie’s Sister, 2. Elgofranco, 3. Jodie Faster. LONG SHOT: Lucky Long Legs.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Murad Khan, 2. Foray, 3. The Hunted. LONG SHOT: Sellwood.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. TIME FOR SUZZIE (best bet), 2. Nomizar, 3. Swing Thoughts. LONG SHOT: Busy Paynter.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Freedom Ride, 2. Madame Bourbon, 3. Peaches and Nuts. LONG SHOT: Teachers Big Dream.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Mo See Cal, 2. Starr of Quality, 3. Queen Bee to You. LONG SHOT: Creative Instinct.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Love Not War, 2. Tizzy, 3. Scarlet Heat. LONG SHOT: Lady Ember.

Good luck.

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 3 (King Abner $3.40, second race; Brazilian Summer $6, fourth; Sedamar $8.20, seventh)

Second choice winners: 2 (French Getaway $5.20, fifth; High Velocity $4, eighth)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 1 (League of Shadows $13.20, third)

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Del Mar opinions for Friday, Nov. 15

FIRST RACE: 1. HARTEL, 2. Swamp Souffle, 3. Of Good Report. LONG SHOT: Blue Skye Jade.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Love of Art, 2. Conformation, 3. Heart’s Passion. LONG SHOT: Cee Sam’s Girl.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Aqua Seaform Shame, 2. Speech, 3. Venetian Harbor. LONG SHOT: Kissable U.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Oh My Oh, 2. Eternal Endeavour, 3. D’s Lovely Sophia. LONG SHOT: Rizzi’s Honors.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Super Bunny, 2. Flying to the Line, 3. Red Bunting. LONG SHOT: Leading Indictor.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Temple Bar, 2. Going to Vegas, 3. Stackin Silver. LONG SHOT: Taco Waco.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Rose Dunn, 2. Doc Yco Cheeks, 3. Magnificent Q T. LONG SHOT: Avalon Ride.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Tigre Di Slugo, 2. Grandpa Louie, 3. Afternoon Heat. LONG SHOT: Spendaholic.

Good luck.

THURSDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 1 (Hariboux $4.80, second race)

Second choice winners: 4 (Harper’s Gallop $3.40, first; Oil Can Knight $3.60, fifth; Kittyhawk Lass $7, sixth; Threefiveindia $3, seventh)

Third choice winners: 1 (Speedy Justice $4.80, fourth)

Long shot winners: 0

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Del Mar opinions for Thursday, Nov. 14

FIRST RACE: 1. Goddess Aphrodite, 2. Harper’s Gallop, 3. My S V R. LONG SHOT: Magical Kiss.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Hariboux, 2. Goliad, 3. Commander. LONG SHOT: Pas de Panique.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Fast as Cass, 2. Dr. Bagley, 3. Cosa Nostra. LONG SHOT: Gryffindor
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Benny Chang, 2. Too Late, 3. Speedy Justice. LONG SHOT: Cebolla.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Policy, 2. Oil Can Knight, 3. Toothless Wonder. LONG SHOT: Alvaaro.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. JACCAT (BEST BET), 2. Kittyhawk Lass, 3. Trust Fund Kitty. LONG SHOT: Samandah.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Horse Greedy, 2. Threefiveindia, 3. Awesome Anywhere. LONG SHOT: Fight On.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Descartes, 2. Totally Tiger, 3. Lightning Fast. LONG SHOT: Fantasy Game.

Good luck.

SUNDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 5 (Big Base $12.60, second race; Miss Hot Legs $3.80, fifth; Murad Khan $9.20, seventh; Leucothea $2.80, eighth; Royal Act $7.20, ninth)

Second choice winners: 1 (Lord Adare $3.40, fourth)

Third choice winners: 1 (Octopus $3.60, first)

Long shot winners: 1 (I Belong to Beck $12.80, sixth)

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Del Mar opinions for Sunday, Nov. 10

FIRST RACE: 1. Mahi Mahi, 2. Dream Palace, 3. Octopus. LONG SHOT: Pastor Mike.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Big Base, 2. Princess Dorian, 3. Empress of Lov. LONG SHOT: Bragging Rights.
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THIRD RACE: 1. CARDIFF CAY (best bet), 2. Commanding Chief, 3. Da Kine. LONG SHOT: Ghost Street.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Red Valor, 2. Lord Adare, 3. Mike Operator. LONG SHOT: Acclamation King.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Miss Hot Legs, 2. Red Livy, 3. Anonymously. LONG SHOT: Pacifica.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Satanta, 2. Tiger Strike, 3. Midnight Special. LONG SHOT: I Belong to Becky.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Murad Khan, 2. Musawaat, 3. Dreams of Valor. LONG SHOT: Cupid’s Claws
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Leucothea, 2. Stellar Sound, 3. Biddy Duke. LONG SHOT: Orquidias Biz.
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NINTH RACE: 1. Royal Act, 2. Capital Call, 3. Goalie. LONG SHOT: Frasard.

Good luck.

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 2 (Potantico $6.20, first race; Authentic $3.20, fifth)

Second choice winners: 1 (Twirling Tiger $5.60, third)

Third choice winners: 4 (Guitty $6, fourth; Overjoyed $7.80, sixth; Union Ride $7.80, seventh; Uncaptured Hero $11.60, ninth)

Long shot winners: 0

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Del Mar recap for 2019 summer season

In a recap of the Del Mar, I really wasn’t happy with my handicapping. Too many favorites won at the meet and as a friend told me, “If favorites are winning you and I aren’t doing well because we don’t pick favorites.”

The last two days of the meet were sort of indictative of how things went for me. I had five horse I picked second on Sunday win. On Monday, I had six horses I picked second or third win. So maybe my handicapping wasn’t all that bad, but maybe my picking was.
I just don’t think people want you to pick horses that, are going to be even money or less. They can find those horses all day long and if I picked favorites I would have a higher win percentage but my average per winner would be lower.
As many of you know I handicap for the San Diego Union-Tribune and my average winner was higher than Mike Superstein (who never met a favorite he didn’t like) and Jon Lindo, but they both picked way more winners.
Of course, I didn’t have one of my tools this meet, a computer program I use because my computer was stolen before the meet and I haven’t been able to buy a new one. Hopefully, have a new one shortly.
I think the thing that disappointed me the most was I didn’t identify enough long shots. I did a poor job of that this meet. Live and learn.
Jockey’s race
Flavien Prat won the title easily (42-32 over Drayden Van Dyke) but the top two didn’t give an inch the final week of the meet. Prat was 32-8-2-3 and Van Dyke was 30-8-9-4. Van Dyke ended up with the most runner-up finishes at the meet with 29 so maybe the race was closer than we thought.
Rafael Bejarano didn’t win a race the final three weeks of the meet and was 0 for 29 the last six days.
Training title
Doug O’Neill was 6 for 27 the final week and beat Peter Miller by three, 24-21. Some thought Miller might tank the final week but he was 20-5-5-2.
Bob Hess Jr. had a bad finaly six days with a 12-1-4-1 mark as did Brian Koriner 8-0-0-1.
MONDAY’S RESULTS
Top choice winners: 1 (Zee Drop $7.60, 10th race)
Second choice winners: 2 (Magic at Midnight $2.40, first; Ronald R $11.60, fourth)
Third choice winners: 4 (Miss Megan $5.40, third; Senditlikechilly $4.60, fifth; Mandy $5, seventh; Guitty $5.60, eighth)
Long shot winners: 1 (Yesterdayoncemore $24, sixth)
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Del Mar opinions for Monday, Sept. 2 (Labor Day, closing day)

FIRST RACE: 1. Shanghai Truffles, 2. Magic At Midnight, 3. Tequila Sunrise, 4. Smiling Rose. LONG SHOT: Diamond of Value.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Be a Shero, 2. La Shirimp, 3. Cellar Door, 4. Mucho Macho Woman. LONG SHOT: Apples Arch.
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THIRD RACE: 1.Sothalis, 2. Remember to Smile, 3. Miss Megan. LONG SHOT: Twirling Diamond.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. The Hunted, 2. Ronald R, 3. Starting Bloc. LONG SHOT: Ultimate Bango.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Saddle Bar, 2. Passing, 3. Senditlikechilly. LONG SHOT: Gobsmack.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Applecross, 2. Shedaresthedevil, 3. Croughavouke. LONG SHOT: Yesterdayoncemore.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Big Time Grammy, 2. Traffic Stopper, 3. Mandy, 4. Sofi’s Gold. LONG SHOT: Wicked Fresh.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Convincingly, 2. Antigone, 3. Guitty. LONG SHOT: Lookintogeteven.
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NINTH RACE: 1. GARTH (best bet), 2. Eight Rings, 3. Wrecking Crew, 4. Storm the Court. LONG SHOT: Fore Left.
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10TH RACE: 1. Zee Drop, 2. Pakhet, 3. Der Lu, 4. Khairiya. LONG SHOT: Italia.

Good luck and thanks for reading.

SUNDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 0

Second choice winners: 5 (Encoder $3.20, third race; Kylemore $5, fourth; Quality Response $12, eighth; Nolde $15.20, ninth; Mainframe $3.20)

Third choice winners: 2 (El Tigre Terrible $6.60, first; Foray $8.60, seventh)

Long shot winners: 1 (War Beast $19.40, fifth)

SATURDAY’S RESULTS
Top choice winners: 2 (American Theorem $6.40, eighth race; Bast $7.60, ninth)
Second choice winners: 1 (Vasilika $4, seventh)
Third choice winners: 3 (Spokane Eagle $5.80, first; Outlaw $3.80, fourth; Jamming Eddy $8.40, 10th)
Long shot winners: 0
FRIDAY’S RESULTS
Top choice winners: 1 (Incredily Lucky $4.60, second race)
Second choice winners: 0
Third choice winners: 2 (Chosen Vessel $9, first; Georgian Road $5.20, seventh)
Long shot winners: 1 (Super Patriot $21.60, fifth)
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Del Mar opinions for Sunday, Sept. 1 (UPDATED)

FIRST RACE: 1. Little Cents, 2. I Want One, 3. El Tigre Terrible. LONG SHOT: Eye on Tiger (SCRATCHED) new long shot: Roses for Laura.
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SECOND RACE: 1. My Way Out, 2. Peedie (SCRATCHED) new horse: Blue Skye Jade, 3. Mad At Money. LONG SHOT: Midnight Bandit.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Ardenlee Star, 2. Encoder, 3. Billy Batts. LONG SHOT: Croughavouke (SCATCHED) new long shot: Raging Whiskey.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Arch Anthem, 3. Kylemore, 3. Vintage Hollywood, 4. Wilshire Dude. LONG SHOT: Satori.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Drasario, 2. K P Indy, 3. Cool Runnings, 4. Eddy Forever, LONG SHOT: War Beast.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Time for Suzzie, 2. Shes All Woman, 3. Super Klaus (SCRATCHED) new horse: Nomizar. LONG SHOT: Marrazano.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. DOUBLE TOUCH (best bet), 2. Offshore, 3. Foray, 4. Wound Tight. LONG SHOT: Tizzarunner.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Scarlet Lips, 2. Quality Response, 3. A G Indy, 4. Matera. LONG SHOT: I’m the Hero.
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NINTH RACE: 1. Neptune’s Storm, 2. Nolde, 3. Nolo Contesto. LONG SHOT: Moody Jim.
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10TH RACE: 1. Temple Bar, 2. Mainframe Judy, 3. Absolute Weapon, 4. Itsthattime. LONG SHOT: Matson.

Good luck.

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Del Mar opinions for Saturday, Aug. 31

FIRST RACE: 1. Restless Rambles, 2. Distinctive B, 3. Spokane Eagle. LONG SHOT: Pure Comedy.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Justinian, 2. Da Kine, 3. Peytons Path. LONG SHOT: Lord Adare.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Velvet Queen, 2. Miss Hot Legs, 3. Mischiffie. LONG SHOT: Encanta.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Lagoon Macaroon, 2. I Belong to Becky, 3. Outlaw. LONG SHOT: Suances Secret.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Eagle Song, 2. Gum Tree Lane, 3. Red Island, 4. Crystal Tribe. LONG SHOT: Soberano.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Severin, 2. An American Jet, 3. Suite Alonso. LONG SHOT: Midnight in Maui.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Juliet Foxtrot, 2. Vasilika, 3. Toinette, 4. Ahimsa. LONG SHOT: Meal Ticket.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. American Theorem, 2. Backshot, 3. Honor Among Men, 4. Hydrogen. LONG SHOT: Thunder Code.
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NINTH RACE: 1. BAST (best bet), 2. Inspiressa, 3. Stellar Sound, 4. Leucothea. LONG SHOT: Powerfulattraction.
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10th RACE: 1. Fredrikstad, 2. Play Money, 3. Jamming Eddy. LONG SHOT: Cool Your Jets.

Good luck.

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