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Del Mar opinions for Friday, Aug. 30

FIRST RACE: 1. He’s Like Violence, 2. Aussie Fox, 3. Chosen Vessel. LONG SHOT: Trojan Spirit.
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SECOND RACE: 1. INCREDIBLY LUCKY (best bet), 2. Sassy Kitty, 3. Alicia’s Pride. LONG SHOT: Evening Sonnet.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Ismelucky, 2. Absolutely Perfect, 3. Rose Dunn. LONG SHOT: Violette Szabo.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Lightning Fast, 2. Summer Fire, 3. Mysterious Stones, 4. Rebel Fire. LONG SHOT: If Id Told You.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Ficanas, 2. Great Return, 3. Foxtail, 4. Excellent Sunset. LONG SHOT: Super Patriot.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Tap Back, 2. Drippin Sauce, 3. El Tigre Terrible, 4. Square Deal. LONG SHOT: Bluegrass Faith.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1, Jammers Justice, 2. Test the Water, 3. Georgian Road. LONG SHOT: Color War.

Good luck.

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 3 (Of Good Report $4.80, first race; Queen of the Track $8.60, fifth; Express Train $3.40, sixth)

Second choice winners: 0

Third choice winners: 3 (Tiz Toffee $4.60, second; Been Studying Her $19.20, seventh; Tandalicious $5.60, eighth)

Long shot winners: 0

THURSDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 2 (Biddy Duke $2.40, fifth race; Quit Kvetching $7.60, seventh)

Second choice winners: 2 (Top Brass $14, first; K P Dreamin $11, second)

Third choice winners: 2 (Forever Juanito $16, fourth; Swing Thought $11.20, sixth)

Long shot winners: 1 (Volubile $12.20, eighth)

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Del Mar opinions for Thursday, Aug. 29 (UPDATED)

FIRST RACE: 1. FACTS MATTER (best bet), 2. Top Brass, 3. Cats Blame. LONG SHOT: Concur (SCRATCHED) new long shot: Sigur Ros.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Dolci (SCRATCHED) (Just move everyone up a spot and keep same long shot), 2. Gingham, 3. K P Dreamin, 4. Bristol Bayou. LONG SHOT: Paige Anne.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Excavation, 2. Puriano, 3. Best Two Minutes. LONG SHOT: Joe Jackson.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Magic Musketier, 2. Zeke, 3. Forever Juanito. LONG SHOT: Zip the Monkey.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Biddy Duke, 2. Coil and Strike, 3. K P Cats Wild. LONG SHOT: Kuda Huraa.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Red Bunting, 2. Lucky Stepper, 3. Swing Thoughts, 4. Sophie Antoinette. LONG SHOT: Meso.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Quit Kvetching, 2. D’s Lovely Sophia, 3. Ruby Bradley. LONG SHOT: Dreamy Gal (SCRATCHED) new long shot: Princess Dorian.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. American Camp, 2. Afleeting Life, 3. Takeo. LONG SHOT: Volubile.

Good luck.

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Del Mar opinions for Saturday, Aug. 17 (Pacific Classic Day) UPDATED

FIRST RACE: 1. Fawree, 2. Route Six Six, 3. Paladar. LONG SHOT: California Journey.
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SECOND RACE: 1. ORQUIDIAS BIZ (best bet), 2. Paid Informant, 3. Samurai Charm. LONG SHOT: Lucia’s Design.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Stormy Liberal, 2. Eddie Haskell, 3. Undrafted. LONG SHOT: Calexman.
It was all I could do not to pick UNDRAFTED. There is so much speed in this race and he is the only closer, but STORMY LIBERAL AND EDDIE HASKELL love this turf course so much, I just couldn’t do it.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Mr. Brownstone, 2. Satanta, 3. Executive Cat SCRATCHED, new No. 3: Swiss Minister. LONG SHOT: Clem Labine.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Succeedandsurpass, 2. Mo Forza, 3. Farquhar. LONG SHOT: Lambeau.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Smooth Like Strait, 2. Royal Thunder, 3. Bronn. LONG SHOT: Special Day.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. United SCRATCHED, 2. The Great Day, 3. Marckie’s Water. NEW PICKS: 1. The Great Day, Marchie’s Water, 3. Itsinthepost. LONG SHOT: Blended Citizen.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1, Classic Fit, 2. Kim K, 3. High Regard. LONG SHOT: Into Chocolate.
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NINTH RACE: 1. Cambier Parc, 2. Dogtag, 3. Hidden Message. LONG SHOT: Hard Legacy.
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10TH RACE (Grade I Pacific Classic): 1. Tenfold, 2. Seeking the Soul, 3. Quip. LONG SHOT: For the Top.
Once again I will take this platform to say upon deaf ears to the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club: YOU SHOULDN’T BE RUNNING YOUR PREMIER RACE AT 6:30 P.M.!!! Those who haven’t been there on Pacific Classic Day, people start leaving after the fifth or sixth race and there is a steady stream afterwards. This year’s race is one of the best betting affairs in the history of the event but it shouldn’t have a post time of 9:30 p.m. on the East Coast. The race should be earlier on the card and there really wasn’t anything wrong with starting the first race at 1 p.m. for all those years. But hey what do I know? I know Del Mar is leaving a lot of wagering dollars on the table by running this race so late.
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11th RACE: 1. Betty F, 2. Salsa Bella, 3. Woodfin. LONG SHOT: Desert Oasis (SCRATCHED) New long shot: An Eddie Surprise..

Good luck.

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Del Mar opinions for Sunday, Aug. 11

FIRST RACE: 1. Kiana’s Love, 2. Cavernndchipmunks, 3. Anonymously. LONG SHOT: Tip Top Gal.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Drink, 2. Boyson, 3. Mongolian Legend. LONG SHOT: Lostinthemoment.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Shining Through, 2. Klondike Creek, 3. Overdue. LONG SHOT: Battle of Memphis.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Inspiresse, 2. I’m the Hero, 3. Bast. LONG SHOT: K P Dreamin.
No matter what happens in this race keep track of the fillies returning down the line because this is one loaded 2-year-old filly maiden event.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Testimony, 2. Indy Jones, 3. Midnight Bandit. LONG SHOT: Blue Skye Jade.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. NOLO CONTESTO (best bet), 2. Give Me the Lute, 3. City Rage. LONG SHOT: Carnivorous.
NOLO CONTESTO is making his debut on the turf and if he takes to it, watch out. Listen to the names of the horses that won races he has competed in so far in his young career: Kingly, Roadster (twice) and Mr. Money. I’d say he has been facing some tough hombres.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Anonymity, 2. Lady Ninja, 3. Yuvetsi. LONG SHOT: Best of Me.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Paige Anne, 2. Tacocat, 3. Awesome Drive. LONG SHOT: Text Dont Call.
The following horses are “stuck” in this race and expected to be scratched this morning: Overjoyed, Augure, and Circleofcolor.

Good luck.

FRIDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 3 (Mongolian Humor $6.80, first race; Cabin John $6, third; Eye On Tiger $6.20, fourth)

Second choice winners: 2 (Fantasy Heat $9.20, second; Boru $4.40, fifth)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 2 (Principe Carlo $9.40, sixth; Golden Image $26.40, eighth)

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 4 (Drippin Sauce $6, second race; Billy Batts $3.80, third; Andesh $6.80, fifth; Swing Thoughts $9.20, sixth)

Second choice winners: 0

Third choice winners: 2 (Storm the Court $27.20, first; K P Slickem $6.80, seventh; Smoovie $17.20, ninth)

Long shot winners: 1 (Collusion Illusion $17.80, eighth)

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Del Mar opinions for Friday, Aug. 9

FIRST RACE: 1. Mongolian Humor, 2. So Long Sailor, 3. Zakaroff. LONG SHOT: Trapper Peak.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Shylock Eddie, 2. Fantasy Heat, 3. Marilyn’s Smile. LONG SHOT: Brahms Command.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Cabin John, 2. Implicity, 3. Clear the Mine. LONG SHOT: Muchos Besos (SCRATCHED), New pick: Roaring Rule..
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Eye On Tiger, 2. Ice Angel, 3. Very Boisterous. LONG SHOT: Sheza a Grinder.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Salah, 2. Boru, 3. Speakerofthehouse. LONG SHOT: Papa Joe.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. SILKEN PRINCE (BEST BET), 2. Rickey B, 3. Platinum Nights. LONG SHOT: Principe Carlo.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Mo See Cal, 2. Don’t Sell, 3. A Walk in the Park. LONG SHOT: Coco Kisses.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. King Parker, 2. White Russian, 3. Severin. LONG SHOT: Golden Image.

Good luck.

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 3 (D’s Lovely Sophia $19.20, second race; Toinette $3, fifth; Crown the Kitten $4.30, sixth)

Second choice winners: 1 (Rattle $8.40, fourth)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 1 (Asaro $37.80, seventh)

THURSDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 3 (Aced $6, fifth race; Zestful $6.80, sixth; Senora Power $3.80, seventh)

Second choice winners: 0

Third choice winners: 2 (Takethediamondlane, $3,80, first; Playa Chica $4.80, second)

Long shot winners: 0

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Del Mar opinions for Sunday, Aug. 4 (updated)

NOTE: I didn’t have all my tools that I usually have when I make picks yesterday so I’m going to suggest you add some horses — if you want — in some races and if and when Del Mar puts out scratches I might put out some different selections

FIRST RACE: 1. Bunny Yogurt, 2. Sheza Factor, 3. And Counting. LONG SHOT: A Lonna At The Top.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Toothless Wonder, 2. Unbridled’s Skye, 3. Juggles. LONG SHOT: Verynsky.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Dr Wysong, 2. Papaclem’smidnight, 3. Wishful. LONG SHOT: Quit Kvetching.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Offshore, 2. Bam Bam Bryan, 3. Gabo’s Macondo. LONG SHOT: Bird Is the Word.

Must also look at Fabozzi and Offshore.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Phast Pharoah, 2. Eight Rings, 3. Shooters Shoot. LONG SHOT: Express Train.

Tough race for -year-olds and the Baffert mystique was blown up yesterday. Also look at Flash of Promise and Can’tbetemall, but neither trainer had good numbers with first-time starters.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. DISTINCTIVE B (best bet), 2. Rafal, 3. Jack Van Berg. LONG SHOT: Grinning Tiger.

Morgan S., Landeskog, and Shane Zain must be looked at.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Gregorian Chant, 2. Jasikan, 3. Stubbins. LONG SHOT: Kingly.

Obviously Neptune’s Storm must be looked at considering jock and trainer but also look at Rijeka from the same trainer although I don’t like jockey Ruben Fuentes on the turf.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Passing, 2. Wilt, 3. Mr. Class. LONG SHOT: Vermeer.

Wide open event so also throw in Imagineiamfastest and Go Sammy Go.

Good luck.

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 1 (Beau Recall $6, eighth race)

Second choice winners: 3 (Lazy Daisy $9, first; Whatsittoya $10.40, second; Amalfi Sunrise $3.40, fifth)

Third choice winners: 3 (Riding With Dino $8.60, fourth; Castle $7.60, sixth; Dunbow Road $9.20, seventh)

Long shot winners: 0

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Del Mar opinions for Friday, Aug. 2

FIRST RACE: 1. Empire Wicket, 2. Brilliant Richie, 3. Mason Dixon. LONG SHOT: Carters Blue.
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SECOND RACE: 1. TOO HOT FOR CURLIN (best bet), 2. Super Bunny, 3.Tizzy. LONG SHOT: Spanish Channel.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Norwegian, 2. Forty Six Carats, 3. Chasing Moments. LONG SHOT: Meso.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Chewing Gum, 2. Snappish, 3. Lord Adare. LONG SHOT: Charlito.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Clear to Close, 2. Magically Honored, 3. You’reright Again. LONG SHOT: Eutace.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Foxtail, 2. Mirth, 3. Meal Ticket. LONG SHOT: Catoca.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Shady Empire, 2. Bluegrass Faith, 3. Big Returns. LONG SHOT: Square Deal.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Totally Tiger, 2. Cal’s Gem, 3. Pour On the Cole. LONG SHOT: Handsome Cat.

Good luck.

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 1 (Street Class $5, second race)

Second choice winners: 1 (Bulletproof One $3, sixth)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 1 (Convince $15.40, fifth)

THURSDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 3 (Vander Kelen $3.80, first race; Rocky Policy $5.20, second; Scarlet $3.20, third)

Second choice winners: 1 (Time for Suzzie $7.20, fifth)

Third choice winners: 2 (Khairiya $4.60, fourth; Unapologetic $7.20, sixth)

Long shot winners: 0

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Del Mar opinions for Wednesday, July 24

FIRST RACE: 1. Eddie Haskell, 2. Tribalist, 3. Declarationofpeace. LONG SHOT: Stubbins.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Sergio, 2. Jump the Tracks, 3. For the Hustle. LONG SHOT: Desert General.
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THIRD RACE: 1. ATOMIC CANDY (best bet), 2. Anniversary Sale, 3. Jen Go Unchained. LONG SHOT: Twisted Plot.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Pepe Tono, 2. Two Thity Five, 3. Route Six Six. LONG SHOT: Curlin Rules.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Raymundos Secret, 2. Magnificent Q T, 3. Whoa Nessie. LONG SHOT: Queen of the Track.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Itsinthepost, 2. Campaign, 3. Morse Code. LONG SHOT: Zestful.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Distorted Win, 2. Road Rager, 3. Cherished. LONG SHOT: Pammi Dearest.

Good luck.

SUNDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 0

Second-choice winners: 4 (Bowies Hero $8.80, fourth race; Scathing $8.20, fifth; Bombard 49.20, sixth; Collusion Illusion $12.40, seventh)

Third-choice winners: 0

Long-shot winners: 2 (Mr. Vargas $10.40, second; Thanks $11.60, third)

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Del Mar opinions for Sunday, July 21

Note: Been tough sledding so far at the meet although I had three winners on top on Saturday. I do hope someone played my long shots on Saturday as I had four winners from that slot. I wasn’t smart enough to play them or use them in a couple of handicapping contests.

FIRST RACE: 1. Captain N. Barron, 2. Coil to Strike, 3. Surfside Sunset. LONG SHOT: Seahawk Wave.
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SECOND RACE: 1. BLACKOUT (best bet), 2. What’sontheagenda. 3. Tina’s Exchange. LONG SHOT: Mr Vargas
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THIRD RACE: 1. Springster, 2. Adulting, 3. Thunder Woman. LONG SHOT: Thanks
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Catapult, 2. Bowies Hero, 3. Sharp Samurai. LONG SHOT: Ohio.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Golly G by Jiminee, 2. Scathing, 3. Halo Darlin. LONG SHOT: Showit.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Higher Power, 2. Bombard, 3. Law Abidin Citizen. LONG SHOUT: Souter.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Bronn, 2. Collusion Illusion, 3. Defense Wins. LONG SHOT: Disco Ball.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Peter’s Kitten, 2. Pride’s Gold, 3. Breezy Bee. LONG SHOT: Bornonvalentineday.

Good luck.

FRIDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 1 (Lady Ninja $6, fourth race)

Second choice winners: 1 (El Tigre Terrrible $4, first)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 1 (Fifteen to Vegas $13.80, eighth)

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 3 (Catalina Cruiser $2.20, fourth race; Mucho Unusual $7, eighth; Pure Xena $6.40, ninth)

Second choice winners: 2 (Contagion $7, third; Painting Corners $12.40, sixth)

Third choice winners: 1 (American Anthem $3.20, second)

Long shot winners: 4 (Mongolian Empire $8, first; First Star $56.80, fifth; Big Returns $6, seventh; Ronald R $29.40, 10th)

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Del Mar opinions for Saturday, July 20

FIRST RACE: 1. Dearborn, 2. Super Klaus, 3. Tequila Sunrise. LONG SHOT: Mongolian Empire
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SECOND RACE: 1. Flagstaff, 2. American Pastime, 3. American Anthem. LONG SHOT: Adens Dream.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Collins Ave, 2. The Creep, 3. Contagion. LONG SHOT: First in Show.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Catalina Cruiser, 2. Higher Power, 3. Dr. Dorr. LONG SHOT: Core Beliefs.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Miss Ava’s Union, 2. Blue Moonrise, 3. Shocking Fast. LONG SHOT: First Star.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Kentan Road, 2. Painting Corners, 3. S Y Sky. LONG SHOT: Lady Suebee.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Fantasy Game, 2. Side Street Dave, 3. One Fast Bro. Big Returns.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Mucho Unusual, 2. Over Emphasize, 3. Maxim Rate. LONG SHOT: Kalliniki.
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NINTH RACE: 1. Pure Xena, 2. Save the Story, 3. She’s So Special. LONG SHOT: Tacocat.
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10TH RACE: 1. FORAY (Best bet), 2. Overdue, 3. Factorial. LONG SHOT: Ronald R.

Good luck.

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