Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar selections for Sunday, July 26

FIRST RACE: 1. Hide My Heart, 2. Gold Journey, 3. Warrensdollarsigns. LONG SHOT: Ill Tell You What.


SECOND RACE: 1. Jan’s Spirit, 2. Haaay Sexy Lady, 3. Wild Heart Run. LONG SHOT: Shallot.
THIRD RACE: 1. Far Out Kailee, 2. L’s Choice, 3. Woody’s Folly. LONG SHOT: Admiral Jaxon.
FOURTH RACE: 1. #7 Justa Splash (5-1), 2. Newfound Gold, 3. Oh Daddy Oh. LONG SHOT: Brando the Birdman.

Trainer John Martin is 33% with shippers and horses from Golden Gate have been doing well so far at the meet. Speed jockey Martin Pedroza jumps on.


FIFTH RACE: 1. #11 Osceola Pond (3-1), 2. Handful of Stripes, 3. Scatastrophe. LONG SHOT: Rare Candy.

This gelding must draw into the race, but if he does watch out. We have been waiting for the offspring of Cape Blanco to go two turns on the turf and that’s what we have for the potent pair of trainer Tom Proctor and jockey Gary Stevens (19%).


SIXTH RACE: 1. MASOCHISTIC (best bet), 2. Kobe’s Back, 3. Distinctiv Passion. LONG SHOT: Wild Dude.
SEVENTH RACE: 1. Treasuring, 2. Songbird, 3. Tiz a Tommy Town. LONG SHOT: Annie’s Curls.
EIGHTH RACE: 1. #6 Lucky J Lane (6-1), 2. Poshsky, 3. Temple Keys. LONG SHOT: Surfcup.

Jockey Rafael Bejarano returns to this gelding and has had some past success with him. The jockey is 31% with trainer Richard Baltas. This 4-year-old can be on the pace or come from behind.


NINTH RACE: 1. Alamo, 2. Clickjab, 3. Magic Moon. LONG SHOT: Lucky for Danny.
10TH RACE: 1. #9 Spirit of Ten (9-2), 2. Temeeku, 3. Q’ Viva. LONG SHOT: Wonderful Lie.

When trainer Phil D’Amato gets a horse good, they usually stay that way as witness his 30% win rate with horses that won their last race. Jockey Tyler Baze rides back and must find some position from the outside but this one has the speed to do it.

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Saturday’s top choice winners: 1 (Exaggerator $6.20, sixth race)

Saturday’s second choice winners: 3 (Chaulk O Lattey $7.80, seventh, Catch a Flight $8.40, eighth; Micks Miracle $5.20, ninth)

Saturday’s third choice winners: 3 (Brimstone $10.20, first; Big Book $9.40, third; Unusual Taste $32.60, fifth)

Saturday’s long shot winners: 0