Horse Racing: Today at Del Mar, Aug. 7

Post Time 2 p.m.

Race 1 - 6 furlongs, Purse $38,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, Cal-breds, Fillies, 2-year-olds

1 City Ride - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; ran a career topper in last.

8 Don?t Needa Reason ? Big rider switch to accomplished bugboy Drayden Van Dyke; getting 5-pounds off is like stealing

Long Shot - 2 Easter Fever

Race 2 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $33,000, Claiming $16,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds

2 When I’m Calling U - Could be a Drayden Van Dyke daily double; claimed by Caesar Dominguez and well spotted to win.

7 Analemma ? Dan Blacker takes over for Bob Baffert; this filly was originally claimed for $50K, the for sale sign is up today.

Long Shot - 4 Speckles

Race 3 - 6 furlongs, Purse $47,000, Maiden claiming $80,000, 2-year-olds

3 Sky Heart - FTS from top Canadian trainer Mark Casse; his stock has proven to fit well in the Del Mar condition book.

8 Social Request - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; was well bet in debut when 6/1 odds.

Long Shot - 1 Southeast Asia

Race 4 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $28,000, Claiming $12,500, 3-year-olds

3 Oh Daddy Oh - Speedball drops to the lowest class of his career; has an above average resume over synthetic surfaces.

2 Happy Idea - Won last out under strong handling by Drayden Van Dyke; looks like the apprentice is very live today.

Long Shot - 7 Compulsive

Race 5 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $33,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, 2-year-olds

3 Wildling - FTS from the maestro Jerry Hollendorfer; my eyes are drawn to the main stable rider Rafael Bejarano.

1 Tribal Echo - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; speed and the rail are dangerous here.

Long Shot - 7 Whoyougonnacall

Race 6 - 1 mile, Purse $43,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up

6 Tribal Jewel - Sliding down the class ladder to this career low level; his start two back, if repeated, would crush these.

10 Polytechnicien - Cuts back in distance from a marathon to this mile; has speed to lead or follow close up.

Long Shot - 8 Tiznow Or Then

Race 7 - 6 furlongs, Purse $80,000, Optional claiming 462,500, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

1 Heat Trap - Showed good speed going a mile on turf, now cutting back in distance; reunited with Victor Espinoza.

9 Hail Mary - Makes her second start off a 10-month hiatus; ran very well to be second early in the meet at Del Mar.

Long Shot - 8 Tribal Gal

Race 8 - 7 furlongs, Purse $28,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, 3-year-olds and up

4 Expo and Fig - Hasn’t run for a price tag since career debut last summer at Del Mar; he exits a bullet workout so he?s quick.

10 It Is Living Wager - A. C. Avila barn has been both successful and controversial this summer; using Tiago Pereira as his main jockey.

Long Shot - 13 Mahalo Arturo

Best Bet - 1 Heat Trap (race 7)

Del Mar Wednesday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 14/1/$4.80; Long Shots, 7/2/$21.80; Best Bet, 1/0/$0


SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #8 Defiant (7/2) in race 8 at Saratoga. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Wednesday, Yankee Dime was scratched at Saratoga. Stats - 120/71/$679.60; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick


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