Del Mar, Horse racing

Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Monday, Sept. 7 (Closing day)

FIRST RACE: 1. Moonoverthebayou, 2. Bodega, 32. Newt Revolt. LONG SHOT: All I Can Say.

SECOND RACE: 1. Malibu Dreamin, 2. Keystone Field, 3. Cem Sultan. LONG SHOT: Mickelson.

THIRD RACE: 1. Gone Rogue, 2. Hot Rod Charlie, 3. Tarantino. LONG SHOT: Hellochrome.

FOURTH RACE: 1. King Parker, 2. Burn Me Twice, 3. Black Storm. LONG SHOT: D K’s Crown.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Kleen Karma, 2. Empress of Fire, 3. On Mars. LONG SHOT: Pushing Sixty.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Ensleys Dream, 2. Eddie’s New Dream, 3. Big Stretch. LONG SHOT: Sensible Cat.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Table for Ten, 2. Luvluv, 3. Tropical Terror. LONG SHOT: Carmelita’s Man.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Been Studying Her, 2. Magic At Midnight, 3. Happier. LONG SHOT: Summer Love.

NINTH RACE: 1. Get Her Number (best bet), 2. Rombauer, 3. Ebeko. LONG SHOT: Inner Ghost.

10TH RACE: 1. Dr. Schivel, 2. Weston, 3. Spielberg. LONG SHOT: Dyn O Mite.

11TH RACE: 1. Fabozzi, 2. Klondike Creek, 3. Move Over. LONG SHOT: Erotic.

Good luck. Stay safe.

Sunday’s Del Mar results

Top choice winners: 3 (Madone $5.20, eighth race, cold exacta $13.60, cold quinella $7.40; Princess Noor $3.40, cold daily double $8.60; Pixelate $5, 10th, cold daily double $8.20, cold pick 3 $10.80)

Second choice winners: 1 (Kittyhawk Lass $23.40, second, cold quinella $40, reverse exacta $100.40)

Third choice winners: 5 (Uno Trouble Maker $4.80, first; Leprino $3.20, fifth;Blue Sky Baby $28.80, sixth, exacta box $93, quinella box $30; Superman Shaq $5.80, seventh; Big Flame $5.20, 11th)

Long shot winners: 1 (Biddy Duke $13.20, third)

Del Mar, Horse racing

Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Sunday, Sept. 6

FIRST RACE: 1. Crown Kitten, 2. Uno Trouble Maker, 3. Madame Barbarian. LONG SHOT: Red Livy.

SECOND RACE: 1. Clearly Gone, 2. Kittyhawk Lass, 3. Seaside Dancer. LONG SHOT: Tammy’s Window.

THIRD RACE: 1. Quality Response, 2. Bulletproof One, 3. Road Rager. LONG SHOT: Biddy Duke.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Floral Essence, 2. Cielo d’Oro, 3. Miss Peaky Blinder. LONG SHOT: Queen Ofthe Temple.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Babael, 2. Kenjilookslucky, 3. Leprino. LONG SHOT: Rossman.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Woke Up to Aces, 2. Greg’s Diva, 3. Blue Sky Baby. LONG SHOT: Dolce.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Risk and Reward, 2. Tenor, 3. Superman Shaq. LONG SHOT: Labor Union.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Madone (best bet), 2. Ivy League, 3. Canoodling. LONG SHOT: Nimbostratus.

NINTH RACE: 1. Princess Noor, 2. Illumination, 3. My Girl Red. LONG SHOT: Get On the Bus.

10TH RACE: 1. Pixelate, 2. California Kook, 3. K P All Systems Go. LONG SHOT: Kiss Today Goodbye.

11TH RACE: 1. Big Story, 2. Lil Nas, 3. Big Flame. LONG SHOT: Gates of Heaven.

Good luck. Stay safe.

Saturday’s Del Mar results
Top choice winners: 2 (Jamming Eddy $6.20, sixth; Stormin Ranger $7.20, cold daily double $27, cold exacta $39, cold quinella $19.80)
Second choice winners: 3 (Queengol $20.40, first, cold quinella $24.80, reverse exacta $58; Tonahutu $3.20, second; Raymundos Secret $4.80, 10th, cold quinella $6.40, reverse exacta $12, trifecta box $54.50, superfecta box $320.50)
Third choice winners: 2 (Mister Bold $9.20, fifth, exacta box $39.60, quinella box $17.60; Tizamagican $24, exacta box $93.60, quinella box $37)
Long shot winners: 1 (Tobacco Road $7.60, ninth)

Saturday’s Churchill Downs results (stakes races only)
Top choice winners: 1 (Fancy Liquor $11.60, eighth race, exacta box $135.80, trifecta box $176.50, superfecta box $277.20)
Second choice winners: 1 (Rushie $7.80, ninth)
Third choice winners: 3 (Sittin On Go $50, 10th; Digital Age $19.20, 13th, exacta box $148.40; Authentic $18.80, 14th, exacta box $41)
Long shot winners: 1 (Bell’s the One $10.40, 12th)

Del Mar, Horse racing

Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Saturday, Sept. 5

FIRST RACE: 1. Kalypso, 2. Queengol, 3. Isn’t She Lovely. LONG SHOT: Agreetodisagree.

SECOND RACE: 1. Tapwater, 2. Shines Her Light, 3. Tonahutu. LONG SHOT: She’s Our Charm.

THIRD RACE: 1. Seixhe, 2. Charlito, 3. Whirl Candy. LONG SHOT: Tapitution.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Bench Judge, 2. Doc Tommy, 3. Claim of Passion. LONG SHOT: Push Through.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Swtswngngbillynav, 2. Wedding Groom, 3. Mister Bold. LONG SHOT: Cozy Bear.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Jamming Eddy, 2. Brix, 3. Cali Dude. LONG SHOT: Foster Boi.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Stormin Ranger, 2. Run Like Kona, 3. Kalliniki. LONG SHOT: Awesome Amanda.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Dubby Dubbie, 2. Go Daddy Go, 3. Rocky Tough. LONG SHOT: Cupid’s Claws.

NINTH RACE: 1. Red Valor, 2. Street Image, 3. Caymans Cobra. LONG SHOT: Tobacco Road.

10TH RACE: 1. Lady Prancealot (best bet), 2. Raymundos Secret, 3. Zee Drop. LONG SHOT: Catch the Eye.

11TH RACE: 1. Royal Act, 2. Nolo Contesto, 3. Tizmagician. LONG SHOT: Musawaat.

Good luck. Stay safe.


Top choice winners: 3 (Taming the Tigress $4.60, first race, cold exacta $13.20, cold quinella $6.20; Tiz Toffee $11.20, third, cold exacta $52.40, cold quinella $30; Awesome Drive $8.40, seventh, cold exacta $41.20, cold quinella $16.40, cold trifecta $79.80)

Second choice winners: 3 (Commander Khai $4, fifth; Rookie Mistake $12.40, sixth, exacta box $46, quinella box $18.40; Good With People $3.80, eighth, cold quinella $5, reverse exacta $8.40)

Third choice winners: 1 (Coalinga Road $5.80, second)

Long shot winners: 0

Churchill Downs, Horse racing, Kentucky Derby

Jeff Nahill’s Churchill Downs opinions for Saturday, Sept. 5 (Kentucky Derby Day, stakes races)

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Fancy Liquor, 2. Smooth Like Straight, 3. Field Pass. LONG SHOT: Taishan.

NINTH RACE: 1. Cezanne, 2. Vertical Threat, 3. Rushie. LONG SHOT: Digital.

10TH RACE: 1. Pico d’Oro, 2. Therideofalifetime, 3. Sittin On Go. LONG SHOT: Ultimate Badger.

11TH RACE: 1. Newspaperofrecord, 2. She’sonthewarpath, 3. Juliet Foxtrot. LONG SHOT: La Signare.

12TH RACE: 1. Ce Ce, 2. Serengeti Empress, 3. Bellafina. LONG SHOT: Bell’s the One.

13TH RACE: 1. Mr. Dumas (best bet), 2. Factor This, 3. Digital Age. LONG SHOT: Sacred Life.

14TH RACE (Kentucky Derby): 1. Tiz the Law, 2. Thousand Words, 3. Honor A. P., 4. Authentic. LONG SHOT: Enforceable.I’ll be the first to say I hate picking favorites, but I just don’t see a way around it here. TIZ THE LAW has done everything asked of him this way and trainer Barclay Tagg has been here before with Funny Cide. I do like the West Coast horses to fill out the exotics. Trainer Bob Baffert has said THOUSAND WORDS has been improving by leaps and bounds recently.

Good luck. Stay safe.

FRIDAY’S RESULTS (Stakes races only)

Top choice winners: 1 (Monomoy Girl $2.80, 11th race)

Second choice winners: 3 (Sconsin $16.40, eighth, reverse exacta $30; Sharing $3.20, ninth, reverse exacta $9, trifecta box $37.50; By My Standards $5, 10th)

Third choice winners: 0

Long shot winners: 1 (Shedaresthedevil $32.20, 12th, exacta box $118.80, trifecta box $116.80)

Del Mar, Horse racing

Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Friday, Sept. 4 (Updated with scrtaches)

Note: Sorry forgot to post earlier. Work and family health issues.

FIRST RACE: 1. Taming the Tigress, 2. Allie’s Pal, 3. Daring Cat. LONG SHOT: Clubhouse Saint.

SECOND RACE: 1. R Matineigh Idol, 2. Chipper, 3. Coalinga Road. LONG SHOT: Square Root SCRATCHED new pick: Count Alexei..

THIRD RACE: 1. Tiz Toffee, 2. Easy Grader, 3. Flying Business. LONG SHOT: Incredibly Lucky.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Save the Story, 2. Second Avenue, 3. It’s a Riddle. LONG SHOT: She B Salty.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Run Snappy (best bet), 2. Commander Khai, 3. Freedom Flyer. LONG SHOT: Lochinvar.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Pas de Panique, 2. Rookie Mistake, 3. Quick Finish. LONG SHOT: Lightning Fast.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Awesome Drive, 2. A G Indy, 3. Little Bird. LONG SHOT: White Velvet.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Touchdown Brown, 2. Good With People, 3. Found My Ball SCRATCHED new pick: Positivity. LONG SHOT: Pappy Boyington.

NINTH RACE: 1. Sweet Sonny, 2. Siena Silk, 3. Bella Chica. LONG SHOT: Va Va Voom.

Good luck. Stay safe.

Churchill Downs, Horse racing

Jeff Nahill’s Churchill Downs opinions for Friday, Sept. 4 (Oaks day, stakes only)

Note: Races have been off the turf the last two days at Churchill and no matter how the course is listed (aka firm) there will be some cut in the ground. 

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Four Graces, 2. Sconsin, 3. Mundaye Call. LONG SHOT: Purrfectly Claire.
NINTH RACE: 1. Hendy Woodas, 2. Sharing, 3. Walk In Marrakesh. LONG SHOT: Lucky Betty.
10TH RACE: 1. McKinzie, 2. By My Standards, 3. Mr Freeze. LONG SHOT: Silver Dust.
11TH RACE: 1. Monomoy Girl, 2. She’s a Julie, 3. Vexatious. LONG SHOT: Lady Kate.
12TH RACE: 1. Swiss Skydiver (best bet), 2. Donna Veloce, 3. Gamine. LONG SHOT: Shedaresthedevil.Almost everyone thinks GAMINE is a free bingo square, but I don’t. Gamine is 4-for-4 on the track (DQ’d on a drug positive) and she’s great, but SWISS SKYDIVER has lost only one of her last five races and that was to the boys in Blue Grass. I just think she is the horse to beat. DONNA VELOCE is 4-2-2-0 on the track and seems like an underachiever. Maybe today she overachieves.
13TH RACE: 1. Tiger Blood, 2. Carotari, 3. Tell Your Daddy. LONG SHOT: High Crime.
Good luck. Stay safe.

Del Mar, Horse racing

Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Monday, Aug. 31

FIRST RACE: 1. Lil Richards Bello, 2. Arickaree, 3. Crooked Finger Ray. LONG SHOT: Secret Club.

SECOND RACE: 1. Althea Gibson, 2. All Star Heat, 3. Scream and Shout. LONG SHOT: Lava Lane.

THIRD RACE: 1. Impression, 2. The Creep, 3. Concur. LONG SHOT: Unleash the Tiger.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Luxury Liner, 2. Miss Glorious, 3. Closing Remarks. LONG SHOT: Teddy’s Barino.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Lemon Ice, 2. Take Her Temp, 3. Big Dress. LONG SHOT: Dancing Dana.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Too Much Heaven, 2. Colombian Gold, 3. Red Bunting. LONG SHOT: Invincibella.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Wishful (best bet), 2. Dorita’s Lemon, 3. Bounty of Gold. LONG SHOT: Zillinda.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Mecklenburg, 2. Scarto, 3. Great Power. LONG SHOT: Tripoli.

NINTH RACE: 1. Apache Pass, 2. Into Victory, 3. Moreavino. LONG SHOT: Magical Smile.

Good luck. Stay safe.

Del Mar, Horse racing

Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Sunday, Aug. 30 (Updated)

FIRST RACE: 1. Rantanen, 2. Freerunning, 3. Mandrew. LONG SHOT: Foxborough.

SECOND RACE: 1. Midnight Garden, 2. Atina, 3. Operatic. LONG SHOT: Majestic Diva.

THIRD RACE: 1. Fracing Fast, 2. Moonlight d’Oro SCRATCHED, 3. Heels Up. LONG SHOT: Varda. New picks: 1. Fracing Fast, 2. Heels Up, 3. I’m the Boss of Me. LONG SHOT: Varda.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Brittle and Yoo, 2. Sugar Pickel, 3. Miss Fraulein. LONG SHOT: With This Vow.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Colt Fiction, 2. Jungle Roar, 3. Hollywood’s Best. LONG SHOT: With Due Cause.

SIXTH RACE: 1. City Rage, 2. Bud Knight, 3. Rip City. LONG SHOT: Strike It Lucky.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Uncaptured Hero, 2. Next Flight, 3. Etterbay Ucklay. LONG SHOT: Terrible Ted.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Most Sandisfactory (best bet), 2. Hot Socks, 3. U.S. Daner. LONG SHOT: Air Jockey.

NINTH RACE: 1. Cruel Intention, 2. Brickyard Ride, 3. Nero. LONG SHOT: Silardi.

10TH RACE: 1. I’m So Anna, 2. Emma’s Dance, 3. Big Andy. LONG SHOT: Mucha Woman.

11TH RACE: 1. Wind and Hope, 2. Ya Beauty, 3. Disappearing Act. LONG SHOT: Awesome Ella.

Good luck. Stay safe.


Top choice winners: 3 (Waspirant $8.40, first race, cold quinella $5.40, cold exacta $16.40, cold trifecta $21.60, cold superfecta $83.90; Vittorio $4.20, sixth; C Z Rocket $4.20, 10th, cold quinella $6.60, cold exacta $11.60)

Second choice winners: 2 (Secret Touch $5, second; Croughavouke $6.40, seventh)

Third choice winners: 1 (Microrithms $5, eighth)

Long shot winners: 1 (Facts Matter $9, 11th)


Top choice winners: 2 (Last First Kiss $2.80, second race, cold exacta $5.20, cold quinella $3.80, Big Hoof Dynamite $11.80, exacta box $59.20, quinella box $31.60)

Second choice winners: 1 (Proud Emma $3.20 (deadheat), eighth, exacta box $10.40, quinella box $10, trifecta box $10.80)

Third choice winners: 2 (Maxim Strider $5.60, first, exacta box $20.20, quinella box $11.40; Message $3.60 (deadheat), eighth, exacta box $12, trifecta box $10.90)

Long shot winners: 1 (Palace Prince $13.40, fifth)

Del Mar, Horse racing

Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Saturday, Aug. 29 (Updated)

FIRST RACE: 1. Waspirant, 2. Ambivalent, 3. Antigravity. LONG SHOT: Bolu.

SECOND RACE: 1. Winning Element, 2. Secret Touch, 3. Kylemore. LONG SHOT: Nowhere Man.

THIRD RACE: 1. Freedom Lass, 2. Hello Bubbles, 3. Zucchera. LONG SHOT: Star of Africa.

FOURTH RACE: 1. The Stiff, 2. Polar Wind, 3. Blame It On Kitty. LONG SHOT: Howbeit.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Firece for Sul, 2. Chitu Me Too, 3. Le Tub. LONG SHOT: Cherry City.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Vittorio, 2. Petruchio, 3. Go On. LONG SHOT: Drivehappy.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Big Sweep, 2. Croughavouke, 3. Beguiled. LONG SHOT: Over Attached.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Desert Law, 2. Tiger Dad, 3. Microrithms. LONG SHOT: Champagneonme.

NINTH RACE: 1. Brandothebartender, 2. Border Town, 3. One Bad Boy. LONG SHOT: Kazan.

10TH RACE: 1. C Z Rocket (best bet), 2. Flagstaff, 3. Giant Expectations. LONG SHOT: Law Abidin Citizen.

11TH RACE: 1. Ultimate Bango SCRATCHED New pick: Jan’s Reserve, 2. Alleva, 3. Blackout. LONG SHOT: Facts Matter.

Good luck. Stay safe.

Del Mar, Horse racing

Jeff Nahill’s Del Mar opinions for Friday, Aug. 28

FIRST RACE: 1. Esperer, 2. Mamba Queen, 3. Maxim Strider. LONG SHOT: Call Sign Fifi.

SECOND RACE: 1. Himiko, 2. Last First Kiss, 3. This Tea. LONG SHOT: Overwhelming Love.

THIRD RACE: 1. Go Time (best bet), 2. Seeking Refuge, 3. He’s Like Violence. LONG SHOT: Big City Bane.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Big Hoof Dynamite, 2. Zorich, 3. Alvaaro. LONG SHOT: Self Taught.

FIFTH RACE: 1. K P D Day, 2. Juror, 3. Full Draw. LONG SHOT: Palace Prince.

SIXTH RACE: 1. September Secret, 2. Exchange Vows, 3. Reign of Fire. LONG SHOT: Righteously.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Brilliant Cut, 2. Carpe Fortuna, 3. Pizzazz. LONG SHOT: Ready Jet Go.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Hang a Star, 2. Proud Emma, 3. Message. LONG SHOT: Smiling Shirlee.

NINTH RACE: 1. Constantia, 2. Naughty Evelyn, 3. Brandons Danger. LONG SHOT: Lookin So Lucky.

Good luck. Stay safe.