Post Time 2 p.m.
Race 1 - 1 mile, Purse $38,000, Claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds
7 Local One Thirty - Won over Arlington Polytrack, that is a good thing; looked overmatched in last, should find his friends today.
1 Ontology - Taking a red flag class drop from the grade 3 Sham for this; can win this in his sleep if he has anything left.
Long Shot - 2 Blackford
Race 2 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $75,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
7 Susan B Good - Kent Desormeaux is riding great this meet; any time he has a live mount, like this filly, keep a close eye on him.
6 Three Blondes - 5-of-6 in the money on grass, yet no victories; tactical speed aided by the turf rail out 30 feet.
Long Shot - 5 Cee’s Tizzy Belle
Race 3 - 1 1/8th miles, Purse $48,000, Claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds and up
6 Hurricane Lake - 10-of-11 in the money on synthetics; claimed by Mark Glatt, is well spotted for immediate ROI.
1 Jomelo - Ship and win candidate, running out of them later in the meet; Midwest invader has a solid synthetic resume.
Long Shot -3 Little Jerry
Race 4 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $24,000, Claiming $16,000, 3-year-olds and up
5 Perfect Set - Claimed by Robertino Diodoro and spotted nicely to win; value with Francisco Perez up.
3 Goyan - Claimed by Ron Ellis, he is having a strong Del Mar; has used Tyler Baze for 2-of-3 wins at the seaside meet.
Long Shot - 7 Brazilian Court
Race 5 - 1 mile, Purse $75,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 2-year-olds
8 Majestic Presence - Typical green debut, slow early, fast late; is bred to get better as the distances get longer.
6 She’s Complete - Irish invader makes her U.S. debut for Doug O’Neill; your edge is check the tote action for clues.
Long Shot - 4 Redshirt
Race 6 - 1 mile, (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $77,000, Allowance, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
9 Benba - Anyone following A. C. Avila this meet is doing great; speedy sort will like the turf rail out 30 feet.
6 Cat Meeting - Looked like a test drive in last; second race off a 2-year hiatus, figures to be much tighter tonight.
Long Shot - 2 Law Dog
Race 7 - 5 furlongs, $90,000 Green Flash Handicap, 3-year-olds and up
5 Caracortado - He has won4-of-6 over synthetics, but never started on it at Del Mar; leap of faith he can transfer that good form.
2 Merit Man - Ran like a short horse in last off a year hiatus; Kent Desormeaux and Bob Hess have done little wrong, another chance.
Long Shot - 4 Wine Police
Race 8 - 6 furlongs, Purse $38,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
5 Aperfectdaytofly - After a good looking debut at Los Alamitos, is dropped in for a price tag; overcame a bad start with a good finish.
6 Arctic Code - Another taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; has run some good speed figures in the past.
Long Shot - 1 Steppingood
Best Bet - 9 Benba (race 6)
Del Mar Sunday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 17/4/$33.20; Long Shots, 8/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/1/$7.20
Del Mar Totals - 323/67/$474.80; Long Shots, 159/15/$146.00; Best Bets, 17/4/$23.80
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #3 Golden Rifle (5/1) in race 9 at Saratoga. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Toy Cannon ran out at Saratoga. Stats - 124/73/$707.20; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick