Horse Racing: Today at Del Mar, July 31

Post Time 2 p.m.

Race 1 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $77,000, Optional claiming $20,000, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

Masochistic - This horse started an investigation after the CD win; was stiffed at SA and cashed in big during KY Derby week.

2 Passing Game - The key vote is he’s won 2-of-3 starts over Del Mar synthetics; tactical speed to sit a nice trip.

Long Shot - 4 Courtside

Race 2 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $25,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

3 Getaway Keys - Joe Steiner doesn’t get very many live mounts; good to see that Peter Miller is giving him a chance to win one.

1 Ipolita - Speed and the rail has been a good thing so far this meet; seems like the track settled down since rain on Sunday a.m.

Long Shot - 4 Mudge

Race 3 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $29,000, Claiming $16,000, 3-year-olds and up

9 Zippingaroundtown - When I see Iggy Puglisi and Paul Aguirre with a no claim layoff horse; this race is ripe for an upset.

4 The Cleaners - With a Pick 6 carryover of $59K you can’t get a tougher leg 1; this one is taking a big class drop.

Long Shot - 6 Innocent Man

Race 4 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 18 feet), Purse $75,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 2-year-olds

7 Ultimate Holiday - Richard Baltas barn has been winning well these past few months; has the pedigree to handle the sod.

9 Hashtag Stormy - Ship and win horse is from the Desormeaux clan; test drive at Arlington Park over synthetics, watch the tote board.

Long Shot - 3 Awesome Diamond

Race 5 - 6 furlongs, Purse $42,000, Maiden claiming $62,500, 3-year-olds and up

10 Sing With Bling - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; need not be much to handle this weak field.

8 Aleander - Ran a much improved race in last, first for a price tag; Bob Baffert cull has found out who his friends are.

Long Shot - 2 Shakahari

Race 6 - 6 furlongs, Purse $43,000, Starter allowance $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

1 Pearl de Vere - Showed some of her old energy last time in a solid second; she has back class where a repeat race is in the cards.

4 Moscato Girl - Has run two very good races over the Del Mar synthetics; chance to upset an evenly matched group.

Long Shot - 6 Hann No Sir

Race 7 - 5 furlongs (turf, rail at 18 feet), Purse $77,000, Optional claiming $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

5 Upbeat Mood - Has run two good races over the Del Mar turf course; it’s been aerated and seems to have slowed down a bit.

4 Lemon de Oro - Exits a grade 3 stakes on grass where she was likely overmatched; like the class drop and cut back in distance.

Long Shot - 2 Belle of the Fleet

Race 8 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $25,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

12 Theatrical Cast - Ran at this level two races ago; ran better than looked in last facing tougher andgoing long, like the cut back.

1 Faith Proof - Didn’t show much speed in debut, but can probably start better; drops down another notch in class to the bottom.

Long Shot - 5 Grammy Big Mouth

Best Bet - 10 Sing With Bling (race 5)

Del Mar Wednesday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/4/$19.20; Long Shots, 7/2/$14.60; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Del Mar Totals - 182/38/$277.60; Long Shots, 89/7/$68.40; Best Bets, 9/1/$6.60

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #7 Awesome Vision (4/1) in race 9 at Saratoga. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Wednesday, Rock Me Mama won at Saratoga paying $4.10 to win, $2.80 to place and $2.30 to show. Stats - 116/70/$669.20; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick


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