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Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Saturday, July 11

Note: Jockeys Flavien Prat and Mike Smith will be riding at Keeneland today. And agent Brian Beach announced Friday night that jockey Victor Espinoza tested positive for the coronavirus.

FIRST RACE: 1. Hydrogen, 2. Next Flight, 3. Foreign Protocol. LONG SHOT: Malakai Moxie.

SECOND RACE: 1. Carpe Victorian, 2., Go Time, 3. Commander. LONG SHOT: D K’s Crown.

THIRD RACE: 1. Da Kine, 2. Trojan Magic, 3. Pour On the Cole. LONG SHOT: Bigfoot City.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Lemon Drop Tini, 2. Surface, 3. Sapori Girl. LONG SHOT: M Fast.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Girther, 2. Raisebeforetheflop, 3. Hot Rod Charlie. LONG SHOT: Cross Indian.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Duplicity, 2. Speedy Justice, 3. Torosay. LONG SHOT: K P Indy.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Rogallo, 2. Include the Tax, 3. All I Can Say. LONG SHOT: Lucky Patrick.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Voodoo Song (BEST BET), 2. Bolo, 3. Kiwi’s Dream. LONG SHOT: Jasikan.

NINTH RACE: Sabinos Pride, 2. Rather Nosy, 3. Kristi’s Tiger. LONG SHOT: Teachers Big Dream.

10TH RACE: 1. Nurse Goodbody, 2. Sweet Devil, 3. Red Diamond. LONG SHOT: Fabiolla.

Good luck. Stay safe.

FRIDAY’S DEL MAR RESULTS

Top choice winners: 4 (Secret Touch $6, first race, cold exacta $26.40; Aqua Seaform Shame $4.80, second, $23.60 cold daily double, cold exacta $12.40, cold trifecta $17.30; St. Joe Bay $7, eighth; Hit the Road $5.20, ninth, cold daily double $19.20)

Second choice winners: 0

Third choice winners: 1 (Julius $7.20, 10th)

Long shot winners: 3 (Rayray $6.20, third; Cali Caliente $21.20, fourth; Righteously $43.60, sixth)

THURSDAY’S KEENELAND RESULTS

Top choice winners: 1 (Dos Vinos $3.60, eighth race)

Second choice winners: 3 (Fauci $4.20, first;Jeweled Princess $5.40, second; Palio Flag $10.20, sixth)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 1 (Holly Blame $8.20, third)

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Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Friday, July 10 (Opening day)

Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Friday, July 10 (Opening day)

FIRST RACE: 1. Secret Touch, 2. Blame It On Kitty, 3. Fire When Ready. LONG SHOT: Wilshire Dude.

SECOND RACE: 1. Aqua Seaform Shame (BEST BET), 2. Rakassah, 3. Seaside Dancer. LONG SHOT: Mean Sophia.

THIRD RACE: 1. Charlito, 2. Midnight Mystery, 3. Garth. LONG SHOT: Rayray.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Gambini, 2. Table for Ten, 3. Tropical Terror. LONG SHOT: Cali Caliente.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Mongolian Legend, 2. Zorich, 3. Ronamo. LONG SHOT: Mongolian Hero.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Taming the Tigress, 2. Super Game, 3. Big Andy. LONG SHOT: Righteously.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. She’s Our Charm, 2. Strike At Dawn, 3. Great Return. LONG SHOT: Ellie Arroway.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. St. Joe Bay, 2. Sash, 3. Dreams of Valor. LONG SHOT: Silken Prince.

NINTH RACE: 1. Hit the Road, 2. K P All Systems Go, 3. El Tigre Terrible. LONG SHOT: Tizmagician.

10TH RACE: 1. Castle Gate, 2. Red Valor, 3. Julius. LONG SHOT: Unbridled’s Skye.

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Del Mar opinions for Sunday, July 28

FIRST RACE: 1. IMMEDIATE IMPACT (best bet), 2. Nora’s Joy, 3. Cherokee Maiden. LONG SHOT: Lucia’s Design.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Wound Tight, 2. Mobou, 3. Red Clem. LONG SHOT: Shadrack.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Kylemore, 2. Deal With It Dude, 3. Dueling. LONG SHOT: Dukes Up.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Spokane Eagle, 2. Very Very Stella, 3. Sightforsoreeyes. LONG SHOT: Top Brass.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Babael, 2. Belden Avenue, 3. Reedley. LONG SHOT: Mike Operator.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. War Beast, 2. Railsplitter, 3. Rip City. LONG SHOT: Gorky Park.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Secret Spice, 2. Paradise Woods, 3. La Force. LONG SHOT: Ollie’s Candy.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Desert Oasis, 2. La Shirimp, 3. Unicorn. LONG SHOT: Zest.

Good luck.

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 1 (Wrecking Crew $2.80, first race)

Second choice winners: 4 (Hackberry $4, fourth; Don’tteasethetiger $5.20, fifth; Fashionably Fast $6, sixth; Great Return $7.80, seventh)

Third place winners: 2 (Moody Jim $9.40, second; Lieutenant Dan $6.40, third)

Long shot winners: 0

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Del Mar opinions for Saturday, July 27

FIRST RACE: 1. Wrecking Crew, 2. Fredericktown, 3. Palace Prince. LONG SHOT: Tizamagician.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Mo Forza, 2. Parsimony, 3. Moody Jim. LONG SHOT: Succeedandsurpass.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Posterize, 2. Cruel Intention, 3. Lieutenant Dan. LONG SHOT: Oliver.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Speakerofthehouse, 2. Hackberry, 3. Music to My Ears. LONG SHOT: Ghost Street.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. My Way Out, 2. Don’tteasethetiger, 3. Cross Town. LONG SHOT: Midnight Bandit.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Ishi, 2. Perfect Wager, 3. Fashionably Fast. LONG SHOT: Mr. Brownstone.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Salsa Bella, 2. Great Return, 3. True To Herself. LONG SHOT: Mongolian Window.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Chief Cicatriz, 2. Recruiting Ready, 3. Jalen Journey. LONG SHOT: Desert Law.
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NINTH RACE: 1. IMPRINT (best bet), 2. Antigone, 3. French Rose. LONG SHOT: Dolci.

Good luck.

FRIDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 2 (Flying to the Line $8.20, fifth race; Todos Santos $6.60, eighth)

Second choice winners: 0

Third choice winners: 2 (Kaydetre $15.60, second; Duranga $4.40, fourth)

Long shot winners: 1 (Bad Beat $31.80, first)

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Del Mar opinions for Friday, July 26

Note: Still having a slow start to the meet but anyone who follows me realizes favorites just aren’t my cup of tea unless there is no other shot in the race. Hopefully, it turns around soon.

FIRST RACE: 1. Test the Water, 2. Itsthattime, 3. Verified. LONG SHOT: Bad Beat.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Into Chocolate, 2. Lucky Peridot, 3. Kaydetre. LONG SHOT: Querelle.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Tribal War Chant, 2. Portando, 3. Three Ay Em. LONG SHOT: Young Hendrick.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. C C the Bartender, 2. Road Test, 3. Duranga. LONG SHOT: Love of Art.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Flying to the Line, 2. Goodtingscominpink, 3. Nothing But Heat. LONG SHOT: Ebb and Flow.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Hypersonic, 2. Blue Skye Jade, 3. Caecilius. LONG SHOT: Mad At Money.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Bardothebartender, 2. The Hunted, 3. Hardboot. LONG SHOT: Smokey Image.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. TODOS SANTOS (best bet), 2. Topaz Time, 3. Empress of Lov. LONG SHOT: Forbidden Command.

Good luck.

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS

Top-choice winners: 2 (Eddie Haskell $3, first race; Raymundos Secret $2.80, fifth)

Second-choice winners: 1 (Campaign $3.40, sixth)

Third-choice winners: 1 (Jen Go Unchained $4.20, third)

Long-shot winners: 1 (Desert General $8.80, second)

THURSDAY’S RESULTS

Top-choice winners: 1 (Opus Won $4, sixth race)

Second-choice winners: 1 (Convoluted $4.20, third)

Third-choice winners: 1 (Stylishly $6.20, fourth)

Long-shot winners: 1 (Satanta $5, first)

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Del Mar opinions for Thursday, July 25

FIRST RACE: 1. Moana Luna, 2. Loaded Joe, 3. Jetovator. LONG SHOT: Satanta.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Unusually Green, 2. Play Hard to Get, 3. Terrys Tom Cat. LONG SHOT: Buckstopper Kit.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Establish Justice, 2. Convoluted, 3. Keepinmypromise. LONG SHOT: Magically Honored.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Stylin Ocean, 2. Apples Arch, 3. Stylishly. LONG SHOT: Winter Gold.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Comes the Dream, 2. Top of the Game, 3. Hey Sequoia. LONG SHOT: Speed Saver.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. OPUS WON (best bet), 2. Oh My Oh, 3. Marjorie E. LONG SHOT: Hot On the Trail.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Pontantico, 2. Mongolian Hero, 3. Lostinthemoment. LONG SHOT: Do Not Swipe Left.

Good luck.

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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 opinion for Tuesday, July 23

Give that man a raise

After the first week of the meet, racing secretary David Jerkens deserves a raise from his Del Mar Thoroughbred Club bosses.
Thanks to Jerkens’ composition of the daily cards, Del Mar has a Pick Six jackpot carryover of $128,992 heading into Wednesday’s card. The jackpot only pays out when one ticket hits the Pick Six.
Jerkens has definitely been putting the toughest handicapping puzzles in the Pick Six sequence. It’s no secret Del Mar’s highest takeouts come in the Pick Six and late Pick Five.
During the 30 Pick Six races last week over the five days, the average winner paid $13.31. The average payoff in the other 13 races has been $6.02. And don’t worry about showing up late to the racing card, the first race payoffs have been a paltry $5.80 because they usually have the fewest entries each time.
Overall after 43 races, the average payoff per winner is $11.10 and Saturday was the best day to bet with the average winner paying $13.86, which is even more impressive since Catalina Cruiser ($2.20) and American Anthem ($3.20) were on the card.

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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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