TODAY AT DEL MAR
By Richard Eng
Post Time 2 p.m.
Race 1 – 1 mile, Purse $26,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Sindyfromsantacruz – It’s not that she looks so great; the others look pretty awful in here.
Super Sophie – Mike Mitchell filly has a clean slate in the U.S.; watch the tote board for clues.
Long Shot – Nubian Princess
Race 2 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $30,000, Starter allowance $40,000, 2-year-olds
Gallant Gent – Amazing debut win if you get to watch the replay; clever claim by Craig Lewis, high ceiling.
Seeuat Sticknstein – Speedball graduated facing much lesser in last; big step up is facing winners.
Long Shot – Running Bear
Race 3 – 5 furlongs (turf), Purse $57,000, Optional claiming $25,000, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
Fusioso Star – Big class dropper fits the bill; got a leg stretcher last time off a 10-month hiatus.
Trail Mix – He’s been unlucky to run some fast races and not win; parking lot post makes it harder.
Long Shot – Kbello
Race 4 – 6 furlongs, Purse $24,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Kaylie’s Joy – Speedball figures to play catch me if you can; Del Mar synthetic has played pretty fair.
Brilliant Response – Has run well and been well bet in last 3 outings; logical chalk picks up Garrett Gomez.
Long Shot – Angel of Mystery
Race 5 – 6 furlongs, Purse $27,000, Claiming $20,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds
Waddup G – Second start off a 5-month hiatus; slow start, fast finish, should be ready to improve.
Coatcheck Girl – Dull try last time after a good race two back; sleepy pick could outrun her odds.
Long Shot – Martini Mixer
Race 6 – 5 furlongs (turf), Purse $57,000, Optional claiming $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Bonifacio – Another last out winner you have the see the replay of; she was all over the racetrack.
Miss Dolce – Tepid chalk disappointed in last; been away 7-months, we’ll see how well he runs fresh.
Long Shot – Unworldly Heat
Race 7 – 7 furlongs, Purse $70,000, Optional claiming $100,000, 3-year-olds and up
Usurp – Ron Ellis barn is firing on all cylinders; he is better than he showed last time at Hollywood.
Paul’s Hope – Gets class relief from graded stakes for this; he is a square price at 7/2 odds.
Long Shot – Candy Pull
Race 8 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $24,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, Cal-breds, 2-year-olds
Towser – Finale is just like the opener, a decent horse facing an awful field; no excuse for losing this one.
Ministerfrommiami – Didn’t run great, but didn’t embarrass himself in debut; respect from a top barn.
Long Shot – Danceuponthestars
Best Bet – Towser (race 8)
Del Mar Wednesday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 17/2/$12.60; Long Shots, 9/1/$23.40; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Del Mar Totals – 102/23/$191.00; Long Shots, 56/7/$84.40; Best Bets, 5/1/$3.20
SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #7 Inter Galactic (6/1) in race 5 at Saratoga. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Wednesday, Town Glory ran second at Monmouth Park paying $2.20 to place and $2.10 to show. Stats – 109/88/$638.30