Today at Del Mar: Aug. 6, 2014


TODAY AT DEL MAR by Richard Eng

Post Time 2 p.m.

Race 1 - 6 furlongs, Purse $38,000, Claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

1 J and S Express - Taking a big class drop to face easier; speed and the rail have worked great on the main track this meet.

6 Small Moves - Sliding down the claiming ladder to her lowest career level; her race two back is fast enough to upset these.

Long Shot - 5 Spring Gal

Race 2 - 5 furlongs, Purse $77,000, Optional claiming $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

7 Rovenna - Class relief from the grade 3 Sorrento for this; this is clearly meant to be a confidence booster.

2 Popalicious - Ship and win horse starts for Steve Miyadi; suspect she fits this class or they wouldn’t of wasted time and money.

Long Shot - 8 Peppy Bolly

Race 3 - 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $43,000, Optional claiming $50,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds

4 Champion Risk - Clever claim by Tim Yakteen from a winning maiden claiming victory; she runs protected and may turn into something.

2 Robo Girl - Class relief from two stakes for this simple O/C $50K; she’s been trampled over two times, looks for a softer spot.

Long Shot - 1 Wild Heart Run

Race 4 - 1 mile, Purse $20,000, Claiming $8,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

10 Cayanna - Has a difficult parking lot post at a mile; mare has tactical speed so Rafael Bejarano should find a spot early on.

2 Tribal Peace - Second start off the claim by Craig Dollase; he tried blinkers on in last and she ran awful, blinkers off tonight.

Long Shot - 6 Magic Number

Race 5 - 1 mile, Purse $75,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

9 Missing Groom - Acted like he hated the turf last time in a pop and stop effort; returns to the main track where he ran his best.

6 Golden Guy - NoCal shipper has run twice in the money over synthetics; not sure if he’s fast enough, but we’ll find out today.

Long Shot - 3 Prospector Alley

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

10 My Monet - Anyone who has followed me over the years, knows I like cut back horses; this one ran a mile on grass last time out.

5 Moving Desert - Another cut back horse, albeit last November at Santa Anita; gets big class relief from three stakes for this.

Long Shot - 7 Little But Lucky

Race 7 - 6 1/2 furlongs, $200,000 Sorrento, Fillies, 2-year-olds

7 Caval - First winner for BC Classic champ Blame; she should get much better as the races get longer due to her terrific pedigree.

3 Conquest Eclipse - One of the better 2-Year-olds in the Mark Casse barn; won as a big favorite at Churchill Downs.

Long Shot - 5 Heart of Paradise

Race 8 - 6 furlongs, Purse $25,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

9 Full of Spice - Did everything but win last time in a much improved effort; facing a really pedestrian group.

5 Swiss Perfection - If she duels with the chalk, it could open the race for a price closer; watch the jockey tactics closely.

Long Shot - 3 Spirit of Ten

Best Bet - 7 Caval (race 7)

Del Mar Sunday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 20/7/$50.20; Long Shots, 9/1/$9.40; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Del Mar Totals - 167/34/$258.40; Long Shots, 82/5/$53.80; Best Bets, 8/1/$6.60

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #7 Yankee Dime (5/1) in race 2 at Saratoga. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Eurokay by Me ran out at Saratoga. Stats - 115/69/$660.00; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

 

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