TODAY AT DEL MAR
By Richard Eng
Post Time 2:05 p.m.
Race 1 - 6 furlongs, Purse $43,000, Starter allowance $40,000, 3-year-olds and up
3 Brannaman - Tactical speed to sit a good trip; Martin Garcia is still smiling from winning the Pacific Classic.
2 Stormin Lute - Midnight Lute is some sire; Peter Miller claimed him from Bob Baffert off a maiden win, protected today.
Long Shot - 6 Turn On The Brites
Race 2 - 6 furlongs, Purse $75,000, Maiden special weights, 2-year-olds
7 Kristo - Well regarded baby should show love at the windows; suspect 5/2 morning line is strictly a pipe dream.
5 Roundupthelute - Another Midnight Lute for Bob Baffert; this one has been working fast, what a shock.
Long Shot - 9 Papa Turf
Race 3 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Claiming $8,000, 3-year-olds and up
3 Peacenik - When in doubt go with Mike Mitchell; tactical speed to sit a nice trip throughout.
7 Private Bounty - Ran well in last first off the claim by Dallas Keen; big class drop means he won’t be taking him home.
Long Shot - 8 Marine Fog
Race 4 - 6 furlongs, Purse $75,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
4 Bro’s Bro - Expect speedball tactics under Gary Stevens; having a terrific meet winning at 25 percent.
9 Dreamnofatticus - Tepid chalk in another difficult heat; would not be surprised to see the pick 6 carryover.
Long Shot - 3 Glitter of Silver
Race 5 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $38,000, Claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up
3 Magic Beam - Sharp winner of last at 10/1 odds; this is an impossible race and leg 1 of the Twin Quinella.
4 Street Car - Had a tough trip in last; got off poorly, moved forward into contention but ran out of gas late.
Long Shot - 1 Truelee Scrappin
Race 6 - 1 1/16th miles (turf, rail at 14 feet), Purse $77,000, Optional claiming $25,000, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
8 Hotradamus - Chance for a small upset with Garrett Gomez up; he’s making Barry Abrams horses live with solid rides.
7 Turn On The Pumps - Trainer Jerry Quinn is the assistant to Carla Gaines; she’s getting a paid vacation, called a suspension.
Long Shot - 10 Keep Movin’
Race 7 - 6 furlongs, $150,000 Generous Portion, Cal-breds, Fillies, 2-year-olds
2 Sunday Rules - Monster win in debut for Mike Mitchell; she looks like the real deal, first tackling a Cal-bred stakes.
4 Moving Desert - 4-for-4 in the money for Blake Heap; has speed to lead or follow close up.
Long Shot - 3 Whatsallthedrama
Race 8 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $25,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
9 Magic Number - Ran OK last time in class drop to this bottom rung; need not be much to beat this slowpoke field.
6 Make More Money - Tepid chalk is a ship and win candidate; these horses have been winning at a profitable level.
Long Shot - 12 J K’s Mischief
Best Bet - 2 Sunday Rules (race 7)
Del Mar Sunday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 21/5/$43.80; Long Shots, 10/4/$43.80; Best Bet, 1/1/$2.60
Del Mar Totals - 497/118/$872.20; Long Shots, 241/39/$422.40; Best Bets, 30/8/$32.80
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #6 Flash Forward (3/1) in race 4 at Saratoga. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Enchanting Lisa ran third at Saratoga paying $2.80 to show. Stats - 143/94/$754.60; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick