Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar selections for Monday, Sept. 7

FIRST RACE: 1. Waymond Boyd, 2. Y’s Passion, 3. Statesman. LONG SHOT: Marvelous Max.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Fancy Shoes, 2. Stenoa, 3. Aaron Again. LONG SHOT: Prodigious.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Golden Atlantic, 2. George Zip, 3. One of the Greats. LONG SHOT: Random Joy.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Glacken Too, 2. Cherubim, 3. Big Macher. LONG SHOT: Spirit Rules.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Seeking the West, 2. I’ll Wrap It Up, 3. King of Jazz. LONG SHOT: Nahem.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. C.C. Zipp, 2. Part of the Charm, 3. Swift Lady. LONG SHOT: Seaside Glory.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. #3 Sassy Ashley (7-2), 2. Always Dangerous, 3. Wishful Winking. LONG SHOT: Aguacate.

This daughter of English Channel has been tearing it up in the mornings and will likely show speed drawing inside on the turf course. Jockey Rafael Bejarano takes the ride for trainer Richard Baltas and they are 29% combination.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Nyquist, 2. Mt Veeder, 3. Blameitonthelaw. LONG SHOT: Nightly News.
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NINTH RACE: 1. #1 Gomo (3-1) best bet, 2. Optimism And Hope, 3. Imflatoutsweet. LONG SHOT: Sutton’s Smile.

This daughter of Uncle Mo broke her maiden on the grass and then finished second in the Sorrento Stakes on the dirt. The winner of the Sorrento just finished second in the Del Mar Debutante. Jockey Mario Gutierrez knows her well and will likely have to use a little bit of speed from the inside post not to get buried in the first turn.

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10TH RACE: 1. #11 Black Betsy (12-1), 2. Glory, 3. Sensitively. LONG SHOT: Unforgettable U.

This 3-year-old filly’s last race was just too bad to believe when she showed speed and then finished last. Trainer Richard Baltas puts blinkers on, a move he is 25% with, and he has put two bullet works in her. We’re expecting an improved effort and upset in the Del Mar finale for the summer season.

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Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar selections for Saturday, Sept. 5

FIRST RACE: 1. #4 Ring Collector (8-1), 2. Osceola Pond, 3. Scatastrophe. LONG SHOT: Tequila Joe.

Just did not like the slop in his career debut. Beside, trainer Peter Eurton hardly ever wins first time out. This son of Scat Daddy should relish the turf and the two turns. On top of that, leading jockey Rafael Bejarano jumps aboard and he’s 22% with Eurton.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Two Step Flor, 2. Flexible Ethics, 3. Papaslilprincess. LONG SHOT: I Have a Price.
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THIRD RACE: 1, Majestic Heat, 2. Handfull, 3. Indecise. LONG SHOT: Doodetta.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. It Girl, 2. Katy Drama, 3. Bayonet. LONG SHOT: Warren’s Purrfect.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Justin Squared, 2. Arabian Leopard, 3. Tristan’s Trilogy. LONG SHOT: Frank Conversation.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. #1 I’MALREADYTHERE (7-2) BEST BET, 2. Hollywood Don, 3. Tiz a Billy. LONG SHOT: Hot Ore.

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has done very well over the years with private purchases from Florida and that’s what we have here. This gelding broke his maiden at Gulfstream Park. Hollendorfer is 31% with horses the first time in his care and he puts Flavien Prat aboard. They are 27% together at Del Mar.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Rockinatten, 2. New Summit, 3. Rockport Kat. LONG SHOT: Native Treasure.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1, #5 Tiz a Kiss (3-1), 2. Frandontjudge, 3. Spirit of Ten. LONG SHOT: Warren’s Jen Fizz.

This mare finished second over the course and then was transferred to the red-hot Richard Baltas barn. Has a good work last week and jockey Kent Desormeaux takes. He is 21% with Baltas.

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NINTH RACE: 1. #4 Land Over Sea (15-1), 2. Songbird, 3. Pretty N Cool. LONG SHOT: Come to Mischief.

We find it interesting that jockey Mario Gutierrez had his choice of this last out maiden winner and Gomo, the runner-up in the Sorrento Stakes, and he chooses this daughter of Bellamy Road. We know this 2-year-old can get the distance, having won at a mile and is now cutting back. She has a big work over the main track earlier this week which may set her up perfectly.

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10TH RACE: 1. Aotearoa, 2. Surfcup, 3. Texas Ryano. LONG SHOT: Alex Rossi.
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11TH RACE: 1. Formally Wild, 2. Wicker Man, 3. Ain’t Misbehavin. LONG SHOT: Cowtowmary.

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Horse racing, Los Alamitos

Los Alamitos RC opinions for Saturday, Sept. 13

Race 3: #3 Summerofsixtythree (4-1)

This 3-year-old filly has finished fifth in her first two races for trainer Tom Proctor. The daughter of Malibu Moon comes out of a race where the top two finishers came back to win.

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Race 8: #3 Sharla Rae (7-2)

This daughter of Afleet Alex broke her maiden over this track and then finished fourth in the Grade II Sorrento behind Sunset Glow. She’s had five weeks off and a good work at Santa Anita. Maybe she likes dirt a whole lot more than Polytrack.

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Del Mar, Horse racing

Updated Del Mar picks for Saturday, Aug. 31

FIRST RACE: 1. NIGHT DANCE (best bet), 2. Suances Flower, 3. One Magical Girl. LONG SHOT: Rossi Reserve.

Trainer Mike Mitchell is always competitive in the claiming ranks. He’s trying something different here with NIGHT DANCE as he goes route to sprint with this 4-year-old filly. But one area where Mitchell really excels is third off the layoff. He’s 6-for-9 the last three years at Del Mar in that category so go with the flow.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Southern Freedom, 2. Confisio, 3. Bourne Hot. LONG SHOT: Even Echo.

SOUTHERN FREEDOM is sitting on a win and is bred to love two-run trip on the Polytrack for 2-year-olds. Mike Smith takes over for an absent Julien Leparoux as Jerry Hollendorfer.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Danderek, 2. Senator Bob, 3. Husband’s Folly. LONG SHOT: So Elite.

Hollendorfer tries to go back-to-back here as DANDEREK went wire-to-wire last time and now takes a minor drop in class. Jockey Rafael Bejarano is at Saratoga on Saturday so Corey Nakatani takes over.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. Cautious Giant, 2. New Year’s Day, 3. Carson’s Ten. LONG SHOT: Candy Boy.

CAUTIOUS GIANT comes from the Jerry Quinn/Carla Gaines barn. He got off to a slow start in his debut, but make no mistake he is bred top and bottom to go around two turns, which he attempts here.

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FIFTH RACE (Harry F. Brubaker Stakes): 1. Liaison, 2. Hawk’s Eyes, 3. Sky Kingdom. LONG SHOT: Summer Hit.

LIAISON was suppose to run in the Pacific Classic last weekend, but was scratched to run in this spot. He finished a disappointing sixth in the San Diego Handicap, but might be due to turn it around.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Socialbug, 2. Llandudno, 3. Tribal Peace. LONG SHOT: Spring Breeze.

SOCIALBUG was outstanding first time out for trainer Bob Baffert and while she might have missed some time after her July 21 maiden win, she appears to training just fine to make it 2-for-2 lifetime.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Swissarella, 2. Stole a Kiss, 3. Eddies Curl. LONG SHOT: Keepnherinthedark.

SWISSARELLA and STOLE A KISS come out of the Sunday Rules maiden race. All Sunday Rules did was win a Cal-bred stakes race on Wednesday. SWISSARELLA has tactical speed and jockey Gary Stevens retains the mount.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Blue Tone, 2. Northern Iowa, 3. Tiz the Truth. LONG SHOT: Indycott.

BLUE TONE was the 8-5 favorite last time at this level and finished third while pressing the pace all the way around. He has had a good work since that race and Smith takes over for Bejarano.

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NINTH RACE (Grade I Del Mar Debutante): 1. She’s a Tiger, 2. Awesome Baby, 3. Fascinating. LONG SHOT: Bajan.

SHE’S A TIGER finished a half-length behind Concave in the Sorrento Stakes. Trainer Jeff Bonde puts blinkers on here and Stevens takes over for Frank Alvarado in the saddle.

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10TH RACE: 1. Rookie Sensation, 2. This One’s for Mel, 3. Cacau. LONG SHOT: Heir of Storm.

Jockey Victor Espinoza had the choice of three horses in this spot and he chooses ROOKIE SENSATION, who lost by a neck to the highly regarded Surfcup.

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11TH RACE: 1. Wasted At Midnight, 2. Perfectamente, 3. The Magic Stone. LONG SHOT: Miss Charming.

WASTED AT MIDNIGHT finished four lengths behind the aforementioned SOCIALBUG in her first race in 11 months last time. She should be fitter in this spot.

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