HORSE RACING


TODAY AT DEL MAR

By Richard Eng

Post Time 2 p.m.

Race 1 - 6 furlongs, Purse $22,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds

Shine'n Time - Flattered when Camille C won the stakes on WED; biggest class drop from MSW to maiden claiming.

Deputy Judy R N - Logical chalk is strictly the one to beat; Kathy Walsh adding blinkers on for more focus.

Long Shot - A Soft Breeze

Race 2 - 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $25,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

Beau Chant - Beaten favorite ran fast enough two races ago to upset; should see a ton of cheap early speed.

Angel Before Us - Closed from left field to break maiden at first asking; he'll be flattered by the pace scenario.

Long Shot - Worth the Fight

Race 3 - 6 furlongs, Purse $22,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds

Private Valentine - Ran like a short horse in debut; if she improves a step, she'll be awful tough to handle.

Organic - Speedball took them to midstretch in last; she figures to be the primary speed in here again also.

Long Shot - Goldeneh Medina

Race 4 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 14 feet), Purse $50,000, Claiming $50,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

Chelcee's Hope - Most doubt if he win back to back races; when Mike Mitchell gets them good, they stay good.

Gula Gold - Dead late closer should see plenty of pace to chase; Brice Blanc will be rallying from last to first.

Long Shot - My Maloof Rocker

Race 5 - 6 furlongs, Purse $37,000, Maiden claiming $80,000, 2-year-olds

Pico Pico - Both his races are fast enough to win today if repeated; tactical speed to sit a perfect trip.

Poker Trick - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; speed carries further.

Long Shot - Ministerfrommiami

Race 6 - 6 furlongs, Purse $25,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up

Point Attended - Eric Guillot drops him to the floor to win; his last race, if repeated, would beat these.

Deep Pockets - Garrett Gomez is finally looking like himself again; flattered when Hockeythehymn won next out.

Long Shot - Jazzandthemagician

Race 7 - 5 furlongs (turf, rail at 14 feet), $85,000 Daisycutter Handicap, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

Queen Ofthe Catsle - She dominated turf sprints last summer at Del Mar; this is her bread and butter tonight.

Reba Is Tops - Upset the chalk two races back; main question is she has never raced at Del Mar, before this.

Long Shot - Royal Taat

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

Marcade - Not often you get 6/1 odds on Joel Rosario and John Sadler; can rebound and run his race of two back.

Juice Committee - Sprinter stretching out figures to be part of the early pace; sliding down the claiming ladder.

Long Shot - Cee's Closing Time

Best Bet - Pico Pico (race 5)

Del Mar Wednesday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 20/2/$27.20; Long Shots, 8/2/$21.60; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Del Mar Totals - 530/129/$901.00; Long Shots, 279/29/$429.00; Best Bets, 29/11/$43.00

SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY - #9 Stormandaprayer (3/1) in race 5 at Saratoga. For scoring purposes, we'll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Wednesday, Smart and Fancy ran third at Saratoga paying $2.10 to show. Stats - 133/101/$749.80

 

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