TODAY AT del mar
By Richard Eng
Post Time 4 p.m.
Race 1 - 1 mile, Purse $28,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
2 Splendiferous Moon - Laughing winner of last moves on to the next condition; note that John Sadler did not raise her price tag.
4 Lilly’s Perfect - Claimed by Doug O’Neill off a nice win; key vote comes from Rafael Bejarano riding back.
Long Shot - 3 Tornado Allie
Race 2 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $38,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, Cal-breds, Fillies, 2-year-olds
9 My Lucky Rose - Bob Baffert cull need not be much to graduate with these; exits a bullet work too.
3 Grazenette - FTS from Mike Mitchell; has not been as busy as normal, but still has 10 pelts on his belt.
Long Shot - 2 Cabbage
Race 3 - 1 1/16th miles (turf), Purse $80,000, Optional claiming $62,500, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
5 Blues and Silvers - Loses his rider Gary Stevens to the chalk Gulsary; Corey Nakatani is a solid sub and this filly can run.
7 Gulsary - A ship and win filly for Tom Proctor; seems like Stevens and Proctor have been winning races together for decades.
Long Shot - 2 Vionnet
Race 4 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $42,000, Maiden claiming $62,500, Fillies, 2-year-olds
1 Quick Approval - FTS from Dan Hendricks has top speed pedigree; suspect will be a fast 1-turn animal.
4 Mia’s Storm - Tepid chalk in a ran full of question marks; you’ll be able to see the tote board action for hot ones.
Long Shot - 10 Goodhumorgirl
Race 5 - 1 mile, Purse $24,000, Claiming $16,000, 3-year-olds and up
8 Frenemy - Sliding down the claiming ladder to this career low class; need not be much in a very hard race.
5 Afflication - Facing winners for the first time after a nice maiden win; won despite running a much slower Beyer number.
Long Shot - 3 Seven Bridges
Race 6 - 1 mile, $100,000 El Cajon, 3-year-olds
4 Fury Kapcori - Jerry Hollendorfer having a magnificent meet; his winners coming in all shapes and sizes.
5 Manando - Tried turf for the first time in the Oceanside; he proven to like the synthetic surface a lot more.
Long Shot - 6 Pataky Kid
Race 7 - 1 mile (turf), Purse $75,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
8 st. Malo’s Gate - Jerry Quinn is sitting in for his boss Carla Gaines; barn hasn’t cooled off, taking the blinkers off.
6 Van Dien Avenue - Closed well in last for a non-threatening third; facing a pretty slow group for her graduation day.
Long Shot - 2 Gypsy Friday
Best Bet - 4 Fury Kapcori (race 6)
Del Mar Thursday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 17/3/$16.40; Long Shots, 8/1/$8.40; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Del Mar Totals - 529/124/$901.60; Long Shots, 256/42/$452.20; Best Bets, 32/9/$35.40
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #5 Promise Me More (8/1) in race 8 at Saratoga. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Thursday, Little Rocket won at Saratoga paying $4.20 to win, $2.50 to place and $2.30 to show. Stats - 145/96/$775.50; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick