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Del Mar opinions for Monday, Sept. 4 (closing day)

FIRST RACE: 1. Jump the Tracks, 2. General Interest, 3. Campaigner. LONG SHOT: Unbridled Ethos.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Ucanthankmelater, 2. Freddies Dream, 3. Awesome Return. LONG SHOT: Accelerant.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Papa Papa Papa, 2. Unreal Deal, 3. Rocket Heat. LONG SHOT: Batti Man.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Hopefully, 2. Meiji, 3. Pretty Owl. LONG SHOT: So I Sang.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Fantastic Chloe, 2. Retro, 3. Super Good. LONG SHOT: Encinitas.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Vai, 2. Noted and Quoted, 3. Miss Sunset. LONG SHOT: Bitzka.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. JEREMY’S LEGACY (best bet), 2. How Unusual, 3. Starlite Style. LONG SHOT: Kathy’s Song.

Jockey Gary Stevens rode four different horses that are entered in this race and he chooses Jeremy’s Legacy. That says a lot to me so I will stick with the Hall of Famer.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Fleetwood, 2. Tatters to Riches, 3. Run Away. LONG SHOT: Master Ruler.
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NINTH RACE: 1. Dawn Traveller, 2. Camino Song, 3. Klosters. LONG SHOT: Multiplayer.
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10TH RACE: 1. Big League, 2. Prime Issue, 3. Touching Rainbows.

Just a note: I will be taking Los Alamitos off. So have fun.

Good luck.

@Jeff_Nahill on Twitter

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Del Mar opinions for Sunday, Sept. 3

FIRST RACE: 1. KAFISTER (best bet), 2. Logan’s Moon, 3. Best Two Minutes. LONG SHOT: Kaabraaj.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Highly Acclaimed, 2. Jet Set Man, 3. Chief Hosa. LONG SHOT: Rim Ditch.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Mac McLovin, 2. Come On In, 3. Royal Trump. LONG SHOT: Mr. Fullerton.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Next Speaker, 2. Native Treasure, 3. Cherubim. LONG SHOT: Fueled by Bourbon.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Linburgh’s Kitten, 2. Armour Plate, 3. Take the One O One. LONG SHOT: Big Buzz.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Thirteen Squared, 2. She’s Funny, 3. Ms Bad Behavior. LONG SHOT: Alluring Star.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. It’s The Ice, 2. Senator Robert, 3. Got Even. LONG SHOT: The Lieutenant.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Big Score, 2. Bowies Hero, 3. Sharp Samurai. LONG SHOT: Fashion Business.
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NINTH RACE: 1. Excavtion, 2. Dukes Up, 3. Desert General. LONG SHOT: Go Ghetto.
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10TH RACE: 1. Bitter Ring Home, 2. Pali High, 3. Kylemore. LONG SHOT: Dignitaire.

Good luck

@Jeff_Nahill on Twitter

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Del Mar opinions for Wednesday, Aug. 30

FIRST RACE: 1. Cute Knows Cute, 2. Pasadena Princess, 3. Trust Fund Kitty. LONG SHOT: Dialed to Go

SECOND RACE: 1. Prize Exhibit, 2. Corps de Ballet, 3. Shehastheritestuff. LONG SHOT: Do the Dance.

THIRD RACE: 1. Blissful Lady, 2. Knowitallhousewife, 3. Wicked Old Fashion. LONG SHOT: On a Toot.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Lady Ninja, 2. Princess Dorian, 3. Candy Boss. LONG SHOT: Norwegian Spy.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Candy Bark, 2. Salten Sapity, 3. Arunachala. LONG SHOT: Instant Reflex.

SIXTH RACE: 1. SHOW IT N MOE IT (best bet), 2. Family Girl, 3. Little Doe. LONG SHOT: Empress of Lov.

SEVENTH RACE: 1, Cordiality, 2. West Coast Bias, 3. Warm Endowment. LONG SHOT: Nicarra.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Masco Yodeler, 2. On the Right, 3. Flip the Coin Jan. LONG SHOT: Old School Ike.

Good luck.

@Jeff_Nahill on the Twitter

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Del Mar opinions for Saturday, Aug. 26

PREVIEW: Tough week handicapping. Horses I picked second come in to win and if you know me by now I don’t pick a lot of favorites. But have to keep on, keeping on.

FIRST RACE: 1. Real Big Deal, 2. Dream Police, 3. Que Chistoso. LONG SHOT: Sir Matador.
Apprentice Laura Werner didn’t go from the inside last time on Dream Police so it will be interesting to see what she does from the outside this time. Real Big Deal has apprentice Evin Roman aboard and he leads all Del Mar jockeys in wins on the dirt.

SECOND RACE: 1. It’s Not So Easy, 2. Mama’s Sugar, 3. Magical Lucy. LONG SHOT: Lady Cloud.

THIRD RACE: 1. G Q Covergirl, 2. Sheza Chattykat, 3. Late ‘n Left. LONG SHOT: Cash Prize.
Trainer Phil D’Amato leads the meet with 11 wins on the grass and really like both entries today (Newsman in the sixth is the other one).

FOURTH RACE: 1. True Royalty, 2. High Drama, 3. Saint Tropez. LONG SHOT: Curlin’s Journey.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Time for Cioppino, 2. Royal Bar, 3. Lucky Romano. LONG SHOT: Oh Man.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Newsman, 2. Oregon, 3. Conquest Typhoon. LONG SHOT: County Lineman.
Like I said before, I liked both of D’Amato’s horses today. This one like to finish second but this will be the third off the layoff abd good grass jockey Corey Nakatani keeps the mount.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Battle of Midway, 2. Klimt, 3. Gormley. LONG SHOT: Gato Del Oro.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Kona Dreams, 2. Irish Goodbye, 3. Popyhowuspelcupcak. LONG SHOT: Tyler’s Tek.
This one got caught up in a speed duel last time and spit the bit in the stretch. Here’s hoping the jockey switch to Tiago Pereira does the trick. Tiago is 60 percent over the last year with trainer Bill Spawr.

NINTH RACE: 1. Calculator, 2. Silent Bird, 3. Kobe’s Back. LONG SHOT: Giant Expectations.
This running of the 7-furlong of the Pat O’Brien lost some of its lust when Danzing Candy suffered a fractured leg Friday morning and has been retired. Losing the 8-5 morning-line favorite means this race is wide open. I wouldn’t talk anyone off any horse in here.

10TH RACE: 1. BOLD PAPA (best bet), 2. Tatar, 3. Chidamac. LONG SHOT: Brahms Forest.

Good luck.

@Jeff_Nahill

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Del Mar opinions for Friday, Aug. 25 (First post 3:30 p.m.)

FIRST RACE: 1. SLY HUMOR (BEST BET), 2. She’sluckythatway, 3. Irish Dame. LONG SHOT: Glorious Venezuela.

SECOND RACE: 1. Tiz Adore, 2. Miss Boom Boom, 3. Space Cadet. LONG SHOT: Mint Julep Taffy.

THIRD RACE: 1. Bank Walker, 2. Ayacara, 3. Longden. LONG SHOT: Taranis.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Rye Patch, 2. Burger and Fries, 3. Indygo Bo. LONG SHOT: Malko.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Camino de Estrella, 2. Borg, 3. Thorpe d’Oro. LONG SHOT: Union Rebel.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Cafe Flavor, 2. Il Segreto, 3. Unapologetic. LONG SHOT: Uber Star.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Faithfully, 2. Chalon, 3. Motown Lady. LONG SHOT: Mended.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Fly as a Falcon, 2. Boss Move, 3. Dream of Eagles. LONG SHOT: West Princess.

Good luck.

@Jeff_Nahill on Twitter

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Del Mar opinions for Saturday, Aug. 19 (Pacific Classic Day)

FIRST RACE: 1. Inhibition, 2. The Real McCann, 3. Bucky Goldstein. LONG SHOT: Hoppitty.

SECOND RACE: 1. Lord Simba, 2. American Pastime, 3. Taman Guard. LONG SHOT: Coastline.
Trainer Bob Baffert loves to win other races on big days at the track and this son of Discreet Cat has been away since May, when he finished third in the Kona Gold at Santa Anita. I look for a big effort here.

FIFTH RACE: 1. AUSSIE FOX (best bet), 2. Saltini, 3. Lucky Soul. LONG SHOT: Icy Street.
This looks like a wide open race to me, but I love Aussie Fox. The colt just missed last time when he started from the No. 11 post. Today, he gets to start from the inside so look for jockey Rafael Bejarano to gun from the gate. I don’t know if Saltini will be ready off the bench for Richard Mandella, but look who he lost to in his last race … Arrogate. Hmmmm.

EIGHTH RACE ($1 million Pacific Classic): 1. Collected, 2. Accelerate, 3. Arrogate. LONG SHOT: Hard Aces.
I believe Baffert when he says Arrogate is ready to go, but I didn’t like the workout this week with Arrogate looking all over the place when he hit the stretch. I’m sticking with the “other” Baffert play. Collected destroyed Accelerate the last time they met. Some times horses just have another horse’s number like Accelerate already beating Arrogate twice. I hope Arrogate is back to his old self. This sport needs superstars. I’m just not 100 percent convinced. Maybe I will be at 5:46 p.m. today.

For the rest of my selections, go to:
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/sd-sp-delmar-selections-handicap-nahill-20170818-story.html

Good luck.

@Jeff_Nahill on Twitter

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Del Mar opinions for Friday, Aug. 18 (First post 4 p.m.)

Preview: A couple of winners on Thursday and a couple of my long shots came in. Be sure to check those long shots. Beware with sunset coming earlier and earlier, Del Mar is going to cut down on the time in between races in order to keep an 8-race card. So watch the clock carefully.

FIRST RACE: 1. Blue Anchor, 2. Mr. Opportunist, 3. Karma King. LONG SHOT: New Karma.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Gosofar, 2. Vegas Vic, 3. My Friend Tony. LONG SHOT: Thank My Buddy.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Kennedie Sky, 2. An Unusual Group, 3. Del Mar Ann. LONG SHOT: Scatterling.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. RAVEN CREEK (best bet), 2. Katzmoto, 3. My Boo. LONG SHOT: Nova.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Accountability, 2. The Big Train, 3. Popular Kid. LONG SHOT: Plate Side.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Fight Thru, 2. Winning Causeway, 3. Hawk’s Eyes. LONG SHOT: He’saruler.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Kristo Skye, 2. Richard’s Boy, 3. Jimmy Bouncer. LONG SHOT: Guns Loaded.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Make It a Triple, 2. Zap Again, 3. Manning. LONG SHOT: Big Hearted.

Good luck.

@Jeff_Nahill on Twitter

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