Today at Del Mar, July 21


TODAY AT DEL MAr

By Richard Eng

Post Time 2:05 p.m.

Race 1 - 1 mile (turf), Purse $52,000, Claiming $40,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds

7 Joeandbetty’sbaby - Consistent turfer slides down this career low $40K class; should sit closer on the stretch out.

8 Princess of Pearl - Maiden facing winners has done her best running on turf; she’ll be a big price, has the “M” on her chest.

Long Shot - 5 Boller Bomb

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

1 Socialbug - She is a half-sister to champion sprinter Midnight Lute; interesting that Martin Garcia, not Rafael Bejarano, is up.

8 Humor Me - Bob Baffert has an uncoupled entry and this is the other half; this filly is the one Bejarano ends up on.

Long Shot - 6 Fanticola

Race 3 - 1 1/16th miles, Purse $77,000, Optional claiming $40,000, 3-year-olds and up

6 Everton - Could complete a short priced Bob Baffert daily double; has run two big career starts so far.

2 Curly Top - The is the other half of a Bob Baffert uncoupled entry; more than capable of completing a Baffert quinella.

Long Shot - 7 Anythingscookin

Race 4 - 5 furlongs, Purse $75,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 2-year-olds

5 Better Bet - Was second in a weak field MSW last time; this isn’t much better, or not, and has a puncher’s chance.

8 Tamarando - Typical green career debut, slow early, fast late; Julien Leparoux business has been picking up of late.

Long Shot - 6 Tribal Mystic

Race 5 - 1 1/16th miles (turf), $150,000 California Dreamin’ Handicap, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

3 Compari - Tiny edge in a very difficult heat; race 5 is always a key race, completing the pick 5 and in the pick 6.

6 Summer Hit - Speedy sort best strategy is to gun to the lead; Rafael Bejarano riding for regular Russell Baze.

Long Shot - 7 Risky Reward

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

8 Fascinating - Bob Baffert keeps rolling out fantastic looking babies, one after another; this one cost $1.3-million.

2 My Lady’s Holiday - Ran evenly in career debut for the maestro Jerry Hollendorfer; his babies will improve with experience.

Long Shot - 7 Southern Sunshine

Race 7 - 6 furlongs, Purse $53,000, Claiming $40,000, 3-year-olds and up

1 Chapman’s Peak - Claimed by Ron Ellis off a sharp race and spotted nicely to win; can save all the ground for Mike Smith.

10 Gutshot Straight - Weak chalk and a very difficult heat; Mike Mitchell won in this class last time out first off the claim.

Long Shot - 7 Carbonite

Race 8 - 1 mile (turf), $150,000 San Clemente Handicap, Fillies, 3-year-olds

7 Judy In Disguise - Reunited with Rafael Bejarano who rode her two races back; that was a strong try with blinkers on.

2 Iotapa - Favorite can be deemed beatable in first race over turf; she has plenty of class, must handle the surface switch.

Long Shot - 8 Charlie Em

Race 9 - 6 furlongs, Purse $24,000, Claiming $16,000, 3-year-olds and up

8 Hustlin Nu - Followed bullet workouts with a strong maiden win; facing winners for the first time, this is a soft group.

6 Cosmic Heat - Graduated in last first start for Jeff Mullins; his third trainer in only four career starts.

Long Shot - 12 Robie the Cat

Best Bet - 1 Socialbug (race 2)

Del Mar Saturday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 20/6/$53.80; Long Shots, 10/2/$29.40; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Del Mar Totals - 69/20/$160.40; Long Shots, 34/5/$53.40; Best Bets, 4/2/$8.60

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #6 Uno Duo (7/5) in race 4 at Saratoga. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, My Happy Face ran second at Saratoga paying $3.80 to place and $3.50 to show. Stats - 119/76/$578.20; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

 

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