Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar selections for Thursday, Aug. 27

FIRST RACE: 1. Ike Walker, 2. Doyouknowsomething, 3. Jens de Ville. LONG SHOT: Papa Kade.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Treasuring, 2. Jade Princess, 3. Shakti. LONG SHOT: Wake the Dawn.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Sinfully, 2. Antinanco, 3. City State. LONG SHOT: Okaad.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. #5 Bosserette (10-1), 2. Pearl de Vere, 3. Sweet Profit. LONG SHOT: Mark of a Gem.

Trainer Howard Zucker drops this 4-year-old filly into a claimer for the first time. She ran credible in her first race in a year last time and should be tighter this time. Jockey Joe Talamo takes over. Zucker is 17% on the turf.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. HANK THE TANK (5-2) best bet, 2. I’m Not Bullish, 3. Jimmy the Juice. LONG SHOT: Big Finish.

This son of In Summation is bred to sprint and he makes his career debut for trainer Peter Miller, who is seeking the Del Mar training title. There are some quick works at San Luis Rey Downs and Miller is 27% with first-timers. Miller is also 29% with jockey Martin Garcia the last 60 days.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Take Back Spring (8-1), 2. Kyankes, 3. Housemaker. LONG SHOT: Showcase Winner.

Trainer Kristin Mulhall is pulling out all of the stops here as she adds blinkers (27%) to this daughter of Spring at Last. It may look like the filly is moving up in class but she’s going from facing older fillies and mares to only facing 3-year-olds here.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. All Run, 2. Gravity Force, 3. Swiss Cheese. LONG SHOT: Overcomer.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Tribal Zen, 2. Bussjaeger, 3. Midnight Edition. LONG SHOT: Rickles.

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Wednesday’s top choice winners: 1 (Buymeabond $12.80, fourth race)

Wednesday’s second choice winners: 1 (On Fire $7.60, third)

Wednesday’s third choice winners: 2 (Bully Pulpit $10, second; Kiss At Midnight $5, fifth)

Wednesday’s long shot winners: 2 (Dad’s Princess $7.20, first; Point Piper $62, seventh)

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Santa Anita selections for Saturday, April 25

FIRST RACE: 1. Pioneer Charlie, 2. Traweek, 3. No Contingency. LONG SHOT: Jonny’s Choice.

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SECOND RACE: 1. War Academy, 2. Caminetto, 3. Kafister. LONG SHOT: Raised a Secret.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Fast Moka Too, 2. Lust for Life, 3. Smooth Talker. LONG SHOT: Lucky Student.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Mythical Storm (best bet), 2. Hot Market, 3. Go First. LONG SHOT: Gutsy Ruler.

MYTHICAL STORM (4-1), a 4-year-old colt, almost won first time out after a long layoff and despite the fact that trainer Gary Mandella is 0-for-7 going turf-to-dirt and second off the layoff, we think this colt is ready to go for jockey Flavian Plat. The son of Fusaichi Pegasus broke his maiden over this downhill turf course.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Somethingaboutnick, 2. Hallucinator, 3. Preordained. LONG SHOT: Show and Tell.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Queen’s Balladier, 2. Sweet, 3. Ya Ya Girl. LONG SHOT: Danette

Bomb city! This 4-year-old filly QUEEN’S BALLADIER (20-1) pressed the pace in her return from a short layoff and then tired. With that under her belt, she returns to the grass and comes out of a key race. Jockey Joe Talamo must have seen something to keep the mount for trainer Howard Zucker.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Rolo Tamaci, 2. Rule He Will, 3. Frensham. LONG SHOT: Big Swag.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Big John B, 2. Abbey Vale, 3. Power Foot. LONG SHOT: Joes Blazing Aaron.

BIG JOHN B comes out of the Breeders’ Cup Turf, which has produced four next out winners and train Phil D’Amato can get them ready off a long layoff.

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NINTH RACE: 1. Olympic Lady, 2. Filly On Fire, 3. Miss Star Maker. LONG SHOT: Big Move.

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Friday’s top choice winners: 3 (Bentley’s Gone $4.40, first race; Tale of Papa Nick $14.40, fifth; Seek Safe Harbor $5.80, sixth)

Friday’s second choice winners: 1 (Prettypreciousheir $5.40, eighth)

Friday’s third choice winners: 2 (Democracy Rules, $10.80, fourth; Ransom Canyon $11.60, seventh)

Friday’s long shot winners: 1 (My Sweet Afleet ($13.80, second)

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Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar selections for Friday, July 25

FIRST RACE: 1. Delaney’s Joy, 2. Lady Dash, 3. Wild Heart Run. LONG SHOT: Cora Elizabeth.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Southern Sunrise, 2. Innocent Man, 3. Newfound Gold. LONG SHOT: Fly Blue.

SOUTHERN SUNRISE (6-1) broke his maiden over the Polytrack a year ago at Del Mar. Was claimed recently for $16,000 with this race, no doubt, in mind. Should be forwardly placed by jockey Tyler Baze. Trainer Mark Glatt is 29% first off the claim.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Local One Thirty, 2. Clever Royal, 3. Contributor. LONG SHOT: Storm the Channel.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Aaron’s Thunder, 2. Mikes Lion, 3. Mr. Count On Me. LONG SHOT: Joshie Hit a Homer.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Lady Asono, 2. Master the Blues, 3. Heat Du Jour. LONG SHOT: Fantastic Mizz.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Bosserette, 2. Tarn, 3. Mark of a Gem. LONG SHOT: Antiquity.

Offspring of Street Boss do well on the turf and BOSSERETTE’s only win came on the green stuff. Has been away since February but has been working steadily for her return for trainer Howard Zucker, who is 23% with runners on the grass. Jockey Tyler Baze keeps the mount.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Sky Kingdom, 2. American Blend, 3. Old Time Hockey. LONG SHOT: Lideris.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Go Get Em Babe, 2. Kirov, 3. Sam’s Sister. LONG SHOT: Hidden Reality.

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Thursday’s top choice winners: 0

Thursday’s second choice winners: 2 (Peacenluvpeacenluv $8.80, second race; Bench Light $18, eighth)

Thursday’s third choice winners: 1 (Burns Turn $12, third)

Thursday’s long shot winners: 2 (Bunuska $12.20, fourth; Fable $11.60, fifth)

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Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar selections for Wednesday, July 23

FIRST RACE: 1. Shez a Masterpiece (best bet), 2. Nicole Michelle, 3. Danette. LONG SHOT: Hennythelovepenny.

Trainer Craig Dollase is 41% with first-time starters and 2-of-3 with first-time maiden-claiming starters. SHEZ A MASTERPIECE (3-1), a daughter of Mast Track, had a good work at the end of June to show she should be ready to go for jockey Corey Naktanti.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Three Blondes, 2. Susa B Good, 3. Jenny’s V. LONG SHOT: Euroclydon.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Winninginfashion, 2. Elda, 3. Warrens Lil Margie. LONG SHOT: Gia Is a Bella.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Tribal Peace, 2. Fanny Brice, 3. Spring Breeze. LONG SHOT: Mizzilli.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Unusual Taste, 2. Mal verde, 3. Luck Lasts. LONG SHOT: Public Policy.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Marla Hooch, 2. Dublin Dancer, 3. I’msoulflattering. LONG SHOT: Chilcotin.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Quality Plan, 2. My Slew, 3. My Samurai Warrior. LONG SHOT: Prodigious.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Te Rapa, 2. No Jet Lag, 3. Safety Belt. LONG SHOT: Bright Thought.

TE RAPA (5-1), a 6-year-old gelding, has four wins at Del Mar over the grass, granted this is a new course, but if he gets a hot pace up front, he will come running down the lane. Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith stays aboard for trainer Howard Zucker.

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NINTH RACE: 1. Shining Son, 2. Master Chef, 3. She Digs Me. LONG SHOT: Format V.

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Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar selections for Friday, July 18 (updated)

FIRST RACE: 1. Motor’n Mona, 2. Yes She’s a Dancer, 3. I Heart You (SCRATCHED). LONG SHOT: Vow Me Over. NEW PICKS: 1. Motor’n Mona, 2. Yes She’s a Dancer, 3. Suite One. LONG SHOT: Vow Me Over.

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SECOND RACE: 1.Forest Romance (best bet), 2. Gospel Music, 3. Macho Sox. LONG SHOT: Smokey’s Legacy.

Trainer John Sadler loves to claim first-time starters and the Barber brothers, Cecil and Gary, love to have action at Del Mar. They come together here in FOREST ROMANCE (2-1), a gelding which got off to a slow start in his debut but finished third at this level. Sadler is 23% first off the claim.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Eddie’s Turn, 2. Boozer, 3. Glitter of Silver. LONG SHOT: Short Heat Wave.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Distinct Asset (SCRATCHED), 2. Superboot, 3. Pioneer Charlie. LONG SHOT: Salt Power. NEW PICKS: 1. Superboot, 2. Pioneer Charlie, 3. Vavoom. LONG SHOT: Salt Power.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Julio’s Gold, 2. Goldilocks Planet, 3. One Magical Girl. LONG SHOT: Siempre Esperanza.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Ankeny Hill, 2. Rosengold, 3. Pure Tactics. LONG SHOT: Merit Man.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Lost Bus, 2. My Fiona, 3. Singing Kitty. LONG SHOT: Really a Princess.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Synnin, 2. Troy Story, 3. Lucky J Lane. LONG SHOT: Itsgettinhotinhere.

Trainer Howard Zucker doesn’t have many horses, but he loves to win at Del Mar. Here he starts SYNNIN (15-1), a 3-year-old colt, for the first time on the turf with jockey Mario Gutierrez aboard. This horse was off slow but made up ground in the stretch in his debut and Zucker is 24% with turf horses.

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Thursday’s top choice winners: 2 (Super Ability $16.60, fifth race; Affrettando $10.60, 10th))

Thursday’s second choice winners: 1 (Hawk’s Eyes $7, first)

Thursday’s third choice winners: 2 (Bird In Love $7.60, second; Aftermarketslam $8.80, fourth)

Thursday’s long shot winners: 0

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