Horse Racing: Today at Del Mar, August 13


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

 

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