Horse Racing: Today at Del Mar, August 8

Post Time 4 p.m.

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

7 Player’s Charm - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; big rider switch too.

5 Freaky Floyd - Overcame stumbled start to rally into contention; tired late, but that’s to be expected.

Long Shot - 2 Stormin Wild

Race 2 - 6 furlongs, Purse $42,000, Maiden claiming $62,500, Fillies, 2-year-olds

8 Suite One - Was live in debut despite only 11/1 odds; Doug O’Neill shares the wealth among jockeys.

3 Nicole Michelle - Sliding down the maiden claiming ladder; showed some improvement in second start.

Long Shot - 6 I Heart You

Race 3 - 6 furlongs, Purse $53,000, Claiming $40,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds

4 Lotta Attitude - Has good synthetic resume from Golden Gate; runs first time for a price tag.

8 Tough Business - Won first off the claim by Eddie Truman; he’s out so not worried if gets claimed.

Long Shot - 5 First Flower

Race 4 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $48,000, Claiming $32,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

7 Spiced Latte - Rafael Bejarano for Brice Blanc who is still out injured; should transition to synthetics.

2 Buckingham Bull - Claimed by Bob Hess and spotted aggressively to win; speed to lead or follow close up.

Long Shot - 4 Handfull

Race 5 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $75,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

8 Bench Ruling - Exits a key NoCal MSW race; overcame a horrible start to come flying fast late.

2 Fashioned Lady - Typical green debut, slow early, fast late; Tom Proctor babies improve with experience.

Long Shot - 7 Explicable

Race 6 - 6 furlongs, Purse $77,000, Optional claiming $20,000, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

1 Halo La - Been razor sharp since shipping from Golden Gate; we know she can handle synthetic surfaces.

9 Midnight Lady - Michael Pender has had a quiet, but productive, meet; better suited for synthetics.

Long Shot - 6 Only Josie Knows

Race 7 - 5 furlongs, $90,000 Daisycutter Handicap, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

1 Master the Blues - The Bob Hess-Kent Desormeaux team have done very well; like the cut back in distance.

5 Delta Flower - May have been overmatched in the grade 2 Summer Oaks; a good test here, but easier.

Long Shot - 3 Tribal Spy

Race 8 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $25,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up

2 Super Reagan - Ran a winning race for this level last time out; he just has to repeat himself with these.

7 No Dishonor - Has run two miserable races off the claim for Cody Autrey; drops him to the bottom tonight.

Long Shot - 4 Stolen Property

Best Bet - 7 Player’s Charm (race 1)

Del Mar Thursday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/3/$27.40; Long Shots, 7/1/$6.20; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Del Mar Totals - 272/55/$388.20; Long Shots, 134/14/$137.80; Best Bets, 13/2/$10.80

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #2 Chasing Paradise (5/1) in race 5 at Saratoga. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Thursday, Defiant ran out at Saratoga. Stats - 121/71/$679.60; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick


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