TODAY AT DEL MAR
By Richard Eng
Post Time 3 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 furlongs, Purse $22,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds and up
Olympic Street – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; Adam Kitchingman adds blinkers on.
Sven Diesel – Big finish in debut was good enough for second; if he improves one step, he’ll be right there.
Long Shot – Ry’s Not Shy
Race 2 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $18,000, Claiming $12,500, 3-year-olds and up
Citizens Brigade – Fresh face just won his maiden; most others look like they don’t want to win, grinds it out.
Dirty Dish Mitch – Speed is always dangerous; chance to be alone in front, goes as fast and as far as he can.
Long Shot – Royal Vision
Race 3 – 6 furlongs, Purse $24,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Sure Tiz – Ran a winning race for this class in last; she should enjoy the shorter distance of today’s sprint.
Ancillary – Good try in last for second; she’s a grinder and is more than capable of improving in this start.
Long Shot – Hot Summer Breeze
Race 4 – 5 furlongs (turf), Pure 62,000, Optional claiming $62,500, 3-year-olds and up
Majestic Diamond – Flattered when Shadow Of Illinois won last out; that one must draw in, so I’ll go in this direction.
A Lil Dumaani – Tactical speed to sit a perfect trip; this field is jammed with early gas, could fall apart late.
Long Shot – Wine On the Porch
Race 5 – 6 furlongs, Purse $16,000, Claiming $10,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
Jen’s New Chapter – Claimed by Doug O’Neill after an awful effort; for forgiving handicappers, she is better than that.
Dine At Nine – Speedball figures to clear the field; Christian Reyes will go as fast and as far as he can.
Long Shot – Kneeling’s Pride
Race 6 – 6 furlongs, Purse $19,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Dreams Afleet – How much confidence can one have in a horse laid off 13-months; she appears faster than these.
Fall Forest – Two of her last three starts have been competitive; she offers some value at 5/1 with Joel Rosario.
Long Shot – Annie’s Loaded
Race 7 – 1 mile (turf), Purse $39,000, Claiming $32,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
Yasinisi – Leap of faith that her 2-for-2 record on Del Mar turf is fast, not fiction; will be flying late.
Carnival Queen – Tepid chalk in a wide open affair; key is Garrett Gomez, he is riding like a man possessed.
Long Shot – Lupita’sluckyangel
Race 8 – 6 1/2 furlongs, $200,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Carlsbad – Talk about the power of early speed; no one, not even Moon de French, can challenge her, take some catching.
Evita Argentina – Proven to be a superior sprinter, forget about the 2-turn races; Joel Rosario sits and blasts off late.
Long Shot – Lady Lumberjack
Race 9 – 6 furlongs, Purse $19,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up
De Brief Me – Nice comeback race off a 5-month hiatus; moves from outer to inner post today, will save some ground.
Morton Owen – Slow beginning, fast finish in last; is reunited with Rafael Bejarano, figures to be part of the number.
Long Shot – Objectified
Best Bet – Sure Tiz (race 3)
Del Mar Thursday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/4/$30.60; Long Shots, 6/1/$22.20; Best Bet, 1/1/$3.40
Del Mar Totals – 545/133/$931.60; Long Shots, 285/30/$451.20; Best Bets, 30/12/$46.40
SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #7 Circlesandpictures (6/5) in race 3 at Monmouth Park. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Thursday, Stormandaprayer ran second at Belmont Park paying $4.30 to place and $2.80 to show. Stats – 134/102/$756.90