Horse Racing: Today at Del Mar, August 14

Post Time 2 p.m.

Race 1 - 5 furlongs, Purse $28,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds

4 Gold Journey - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; adding blinkers on, should be more alert too.

5 Mariska No More - Showed a hint of speed in debut before stopping; adding blinkers on and dropping way down in class.

Long Shot - 6 Rosie Brown

Race 2 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $85,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

3 Theatre Star - Class relief from the grade 2 Dance Smartly for this; has talent, but hasn’t cracked black type, yet.

1 Queen of The Sand - Tepid chalk in a wide open high level allowance; big edge is saving all the ground from post 1.

Long Shot - 4 Bunairgread

Race 3 - 1 mile, Purse $62,000, Claiming $50,000, 3-year-olds and up

1 Pepnic - Draw a line thru the Budweiser at Emerald Downs over a sloppy surface; has a solid synthetic resume to rely upon.

7 Kate’s Event - Second start off the claim by Ted West; has back class and two synthetic wins on his resume.

Long Shot - 2 Noble Kent

Race 4 - 5 furlongs, Purse $25,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up

9 Mosso - Taking a huge class drop and racing first time with blinkers on; need not be much to compete with a group like this.

1 Boom Boys - Was well backed and ran well in debut effort; the rail is a benefit in this abbreviated sprint.

Long Shot - 4 Tasha’s Courage

Race 5 - 1 mile, Purse $24,000, Claiming $16,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

5 Contessa B. - Sliding down the claiming ladder to this career low; all her races, so far, have been around 2-turns like today.

9 Tiz Zoe Cee - Another sliding down the claiming ladder to this lowest level; big rider switch to Rafael Bejarano for the money shot.

Long Shot - 3 Point Endurance

Race 6 - 1 1/16th miles (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $75,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

6 Sweet as a Rose - Has suffered two excruciating losses in a row; today’s group is the slowest that she’s had to face so far.

7 Freethinker - Was right on the heels of the chalk last time while 22/1 odds; won’t be anywhere near that price tonight.

Long Shot - 2 Penny Sixpence

Race 7 - 1 mile, Purse $43,000, Starter allowance $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

2 Hugh Knew - Got collared late last time as a 4/5 favorite; claimed by Eddie Truman, is switched from turf to synthetic surface.

3 Adellusion - Claimed by the Richard Baltas barn that is having an amazing season; adding blinkers on and Victor Espinoza.

Long Shot - 8 Backintheacademy

Race 8 - 6 furlongs, Purse $29,000, Claiming $16,000, 3-year-olds and up

9 Southern Sunrise - Blew a tire in last, first off the claim by Mark Glatt; the prior 2 races are both fast enough to beat these.

10 Zippingaroundtown - Don’t mind the parking lot post on this track; like backing the team of Iggy Puglisi and Paul Aguirre.

Long Shot - #2 W. Giles

Best Bet - 6 Sweet as a Rose (race 6)

Del Mar Wednesday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/4/$25.60; Long Shots, 7/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Del Mar Totals - 338/71/$500.40; Long Shots, 166/15/$146.00; Best Bets, 18/4/$23.80

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #7 Bug Juice (6/1) in race 10 at Saratoga. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Wednesday, Golden Rifle was scratched at Saratoga. Stats - 124/73/$707.20; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick


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