TODAY AT DEL MAR
Post Time 2 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 furlongs, Purse $30,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
3 Love My Girl – Ran OK as a big long shot in the Manhattan Beach; Doug O’Neill adds blinkers on and more importantly Rafael Bejarano.
2 Mrs. Rosa – Doug O’Neill has an uncoupled entry and both are very live; won’t be shocked if race 1 is an O’Neill quinella.
Long Shot – 5 Sea of Desire
Race 2 – 5 furlongs, Purse $44,000, Maiden claiming 480,000, 2-year-olds
1 Resistant – FTS from Peter Eurton; key angle is Rafael Bejarano has been this barn’s go to rider.
6 No Rachmones – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; has early speed but hasn’t stuck around late.
Long Shot – 2 Lico
Race 3 – 1 mile (turf), Purse $50,000, Claiming $40,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds
2 Star Vesta – Another of the ship and win horses, this one from trainer Cody Autrey; 9-of-10 in the money finishes lifetime.
6 She Spirit di Su – Tepid chalk has been in poor form of late, but is taking a big class drop; is reunited with Rafael Bejarano.
Long Shot – 4 Starship Flare
Race 4 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $32,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, Cal-breds, 2-year-olds
2 Old Man Lake – Jeff Mullins has an uncoupled entry and the barn is heating up again; big class drop from MSW to maiden claiming.
6 He’s Not too Shaby – FTS from Jeff Mullins who has the top two favorite in the field; watch the tote board for additional clues.
Long Shot – 3 Last Equity
Race 5 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Claiming $8,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
10 Memo to Kathy – Has won two straight off a brief hiatus; he’s in solid form and the lemon surely isn’t squeezed yet.
2 Rossi Reserve – Ran evenly in last off a 6-month hiatus; dropped from $20K to $8K, you know Vann Belvoir wants the purse too.
Long Shot – 6 Hey I’m Sobaa
Race 6 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $45,000, Claiming $32,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
6 Missdealornodeal – Has won 4-of-5 starts since joining the barn of maestro Jerry Hollendorfer; good tactical speed to sit a trip.
8 Indycat – Has been away a full year since racing at Woodbine; a ship and win horse, this one from top trainer Mike Mitchell.
Long Shot – 3 My Gal Candy
Race 7 – 5 furlongs (turf), Purse $73,000, Optional claiming $62,500, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
4 Sean S – Tiny edge in a small but select field; has won four straight races since joining the barn of Joshua Litt.
1 Sizzling Gold – George Lopez doesn’t have many horses, but they all seem to run well; saves all the ground under Jose Valdivia.
Long Shot – 3 Magic School
Race 8 – 6 furlongs, Purse $25,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
7 Never Shea Never – Mike Mitchell is bringing fresh troops in off the bench; this filly has been away for 8-months.
2 Aunt Gert – Julio Canani always has the barn ready for a big Del Mar meet; suspect this filly will bolt right to the front.
Long Shot – 9 Joyfull Julia
Best Bet – 6 Missdealornodeal (race 6)
Del Mar Wednesday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/2/$11.60; Long Shots, 10/1/$8.80; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Betfair Hollywood Park Final Totals – 840/228/$1,378.40; Long Shots, 419/61/$623.00; Best Bets, 43/18/$67.60
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #2 Joey The Scholar (5/1) in race 3 at Louisiana Downs. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Wednesday, Lucky Lady Lawyer was scratched at Delaware Park. Stats – 108/75/$624.70; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick