TODAY AT DEL MAR by Richard Eng
Post Time 2 p.m.
Race 1 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $75,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, Fillies, 2-year-olds
7 Princess Bertrando - Tiny edge in a real head scratcher of an opener; a couple of these have run in stakes.
6 Slew’s Charm - Appears to have speed to spare, not a bad thing at Del Mar; Tyler Baze tries for landmark win.
Long Shot - 4 Tatum’s Gold
Race 2 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 24 feet), Purse $77,000, Optional claiming $80,000, 3-year-olds
6 Home School - With the turf rail out 24 feet, it should flatter his early speed; catch me if you can.
1 Toowindytohaulrox - Will save all the ground inside, key factor in turf racing; must rally fast late.
Long Shot - 8 Clever Royal
Race 3 - 7 furlongs, Purse $24,000, Claiming $10,000, 3-year-olds and up
8 When We Met - Sharp synthetic win over easier in last; has the back class to handle the class rise.
12 Two Is to Many - Do not mind the parking lot post in an elongated sprint; long run before the turn.
Long Shot - 6 Close to the Edge
Race 4 - 6 furlongs, Purse $77,000, Optional claiming $40,000, 3-year-olds and up
8 Raised a Secret - Tiny edge in a real difficult heat; has come in second to some talented foes.
2 Demonic - Exited a key race back in December at Hollywood Park; has fast speed figures on his resume.
Long Shot - 4 Love Rules All
Race 5 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $75,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
10 He’s On His Toes - NoCal shipper from the maestro Jerry Hollendorfer; like that Rafael Bejarano is up.
11 Next Book - Twice beaten favorite has run fast enough already to beat these; stalks from the wide out.
Long Shot - 7 Shaniel
Race 6 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $43,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up
7 Gladding - Used to be a lot classier than this; still runs fast speed figures, they’ll need to catch him.
3 Motown Men - Won his only start over Del Mar synthetics; Philip D’Amato has the barn primed to run.
Long Shot - 1 Too Fast to Pass
Race 7 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $75,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 2-year-olds
1 Manahatta - Fast working FTS should light up the tote board early; from the maestro Jerry Hollendorfer.
4 Diva Express - Mark Casse would have a lot of wins if it weren’t for Bob Baffert; should be ready to roll.
Long Shot - 9 Mucho Blessings
Race 8 - 1 1/8th miles (turf, rail at 24 feet), $250,000 John C. Mabee, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
6 Miss Serendipity - Got a perfect ride last time by Brice Blanc to win the Gamely; Rafael Bejarano up today.
9 Cozze Up Lady - Not sure how Kent Desormeaux kept her going last time, but he did; formidable foe with speed.
Long Shot - 3 Wishing Gate
Race 9 - 6 furlongs, Purse $25,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up
2 Juliet’s Tizzy - Claimed by Robertino Diodoro who can move them up; key is he is facing a slow group.
7 Intoclassymischief - Hasn’t run since December at Hollywood Park; has some early lick, value with Saul Arias.
Long Shot - 8 Shop Forever
Best Bet - 8 When We Met (race 3)
Del Mar Saturday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 19/5/$34.40; Long Shots, 9/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/1/$5.80
Del Mar Totals - 306/63/$441.60; Long Shots, 151/15/$146.00; Best Bets, 16/3/$16.60
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #9 Toy Cannon (8/1) in race 8 at Saratoga. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, Seek Again won at Saratoga paying $6.70 to win, $3.80 to place and $3.10 to show. Stats - 123/73/$707.20; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick