TODAY AT DEL MAR
By Richard Eng
Post Time 3 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $25,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up
Dee Dee’s Legacy – Logical chalk is another taking a big class drop; tactical speed to sit a trip.
Lukimbi – Taking a steep class drop for Paddy Gallagher; runs first time ever for a price tag.
Long Shot – Tiz Bodacious
Race 2 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $27,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, 3-year-olds and up
Great Home – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; like the turn back in distance.
Temerity – Chalk is one among many taking a big class drop; tactical speed to attend the early pace.
Long Shot – Loyal Son
Race 3 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 14 feet), Purse $35,000, Claiming $32,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
That’s Hot – Dead late closer stretches out around 2-turns; if she can run relaxed early, she’ll fire late.
Yasinisi – Was flattered when Heathersdaddysbaby won next out; grinder cashes paychecks but seldome wins.
Long Shot – Elle Pickle
Race 4 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $53,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up
Party Hard – Beau Greeley adds blinkers on for the money shot; been knocking on the door with 4-seconds.
Prevailing Wind – Exits turf for this Polytrack try; was well thought of when he first came to the U.S.
Long Shot – Halo’s Law
Race 5 – 6 furlongs, Purse $16,000, Claiming $10,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
Dine At Nine – Speedball must draw in, but has the goods to go wire to wire; Plays catch me if you can.
Kneeling’s Pride – Lost all chance at the start last time, still came running; big class drop can only help.
Long Shot – Snow on Christmas
Race 6 – 5 furlongs (turf, rail at 14 feet), Purse $57,000, Optional claiming $40,000, 3-year-olds and up
Shadow of Illinois – Did everything but win last time in a nasty head bob loss; turf sprints are his specialty.
Carman – After struggling to win for so long, he looked like a pro in last; can repeat at a square price.
Long Shot – Onetimeatbandcamp
Race 7 – 1 mile, Purse $60,000, Allowance, 3-year-olds and up
Mr. Hot Stuff – If class means anything, he should win by a pole; won’t see Mine that Bird or Summer Bird today.
Canyon Drive – Wasn’t quick enough to keep pace in recent sprints; should appreciate the pace of today’s mile.
Long Shot – Laddies Poker
Race 8 – 6 1/2 furlongs, $150,000 Sorrento, Fillies, 2-year-olds
Necessary Evil – She beat the boys in the Hollywood Juvenile; facing girls, she’s supposed to win, isn’t she?
Laura’s Pleasure – Expect speedball tactics from the quick filly; could be tough if no one escorts her early.
Long Shot – Mi Sueno
Race 9 – 6 furlongs, Purse $19,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up
Fiery Rebel – What a rider switch to Garrett Gomez; if a great jockey is worth one length, this guy should win.
Born to Cus – Draw a line thru his last debacle and he fits; Doug O’Neill takes the blinkers off.
Long Shot – Megillah
Best Bet – Necessary Evil (race 8)
Del Mar Thursday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/4/$28.60; Long Shots, 8/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Del Mar Totals – 205/49/$349.00; Long Shots, 107/10/$117.40; Best Bets, 11/4/$15.00
SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #4 Here Oui Go Again (7/2) in race 6 at Arlington Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Thursday, Brave Love won at Monmouth Park paying $22.60 to win, $7.40 to place and $5.20 to show. Stats – 115/91/$681.80