By Richard Eng

Post Time 3 p.m.

Race 1 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $42,000, Maiden claiming $100,000, 2-year-olds

Pierre Bear – Taken by Jeff Mullins and spotted nicely to graduate; claim proof, who will pay $100,000 for him.

Ishmael – FTS from Bob Baffert barn; key for me is he hires Garrett Gomez, expect him to pick up Bejarano business.

Long Shot – Summers at Delmar

Race 2 – 5 furlongs (turf), Purse $57,000, Optional claiming $25,000, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

Going Forward – Expect him to be the speed of the speed; cozy rail slot to protect all the way around.

Teamwork – Dead late closer figures to see plenty of pace today; Joel Rosario will be pumping hard late.

Long Shot – Bruce’s Dream

Race 3 – 5 1/2 furlongs, $100,000 CTBA, Fillies, 2-year-olds

Repo – This is an easier spot facing state-breds; she’s an open stakes winner, shortest price of the day.

Taro – Won despite not knowing what she was doing; should improve, but appears well short of the favorite.

Long Shot – Unbridled Meeting

Race 4 – 6 furlongs, Purse $57,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

Stunningly – The set up is too obvious; she showed well at Del Mar last year, just got a prep in last for this.

North Rodeo – Logical chalk finally won one in last; she is strictly the one to beat at a short price.

Long Shot – All the Love

Race 5 – 1 mile (turf), Purse $50,000, Claiming $50,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds

Kinesiology – She is dropped for a price tag to win; her lone win came last summer on Del Mar turf.

Ocean Style – Tepid chalk in a very wide open race; gets class relief from the Flawlessly for this.

Long Shot – Mysterious Marissa

Race 6 – 6 furlongs, Purse $27,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, 3-year-olds and up

Adebayor – Just missed last time in a winning effort for this level; Carla Gaines takes the blinkers off.

Great Home – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; figures to be right there.

Long Shot – Launch the Bull

Race 7 – 6 furlongs, Purse $30,000, Starter allowance $40,000, 3-year-olds and up

Hockeythehayman – Blitzkreig winner in debut at Calder; Wesley Ward felt him ready to return at Del Mar.

Scofield Barracks – Suspect he will be the favorite and not Deep Pockets; sharp Doug O’Neill claim.

Long Shot – Complexity

Race 8 – 1 1/16th miles (turf), Purse $60,000, Optional claiming $80,000, 3-year-olds

Cleisthenes – Beaten favorite gained important conditioning in U.S. debut; should be ready to fire today.

Dream Now – Gets class relief from stakes for this; should handle the extra 2-turn distance.

Long Shot – Gretsky

Race 9 – 7 furlongs, Purse $19,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

Imadethecashcall – Draw a line thru the last race debacle; Adam Kitchingman takes the blinkers off.

Retsina Code – Tough trip last time; like the turn back in distance from 2-turns to this elongated sprint.

Long Shot – Warren’s Dancer

Best Bet – Pierre Bear (race 1)

Del Mar Thurday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 14/4/$28.00; Long Shots, 8/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Del Mar Totals – 32/8/$77.00; Long Shots, 18/2/$27.60; Best Bets, 2/0/$0

SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #4 East Breaks (2/1) in race 8 at Monmouth Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Thursday, Tom and Dicks Girl was scratched at Belmont Park. Stats – 105/84/$612.50

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