TODAY AT DEL MAR
By Richard Eng
Post Time 2 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 furlongs, Purse $22,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds
Shine’n Time – Flattered when Camille C won the stakes on WED; biggest class drop from MSW to maiden claiming.
Deputy Judy R N – Logical chalk is strictly the one to beat; Kathy Walsh adding blinkers on for more focus.
Long Shot – A Soft Breeze
Race 2 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $25,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Beau Chant – Beaten favorite ran fast enough two races ago to upset; should see a ton of cheap early speed.
Angel Before Us – Closed from left field to break maiden at first asking; he’ll be flattered by the pace scenario.
Long Shot – Worth the Fight
Race 3 – 6 furlongs, Purse $22,000, Maiden claiming $32,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds
Private Valentine – Ran like a short horse in debut; if she improves a step, she’ll be awful tough to handle.
Organic – Speedball took them to midstretch in last; she figures to be the primary speed in here again also.
Long Shot – Goldeneh Medina
Race 4 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 14 feet), Purse $50,000, Claiming $50,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
Chelcee’s Hope – Most doubt if he win back to back races; when Mike Mitchell gets them good, they stay good.
Gula Gold – Dead late closer should see plenty of pace to chase; Brice Blanc will be rallying from last to first.
Long Shot – My Maloof Rocker
Race 5 – 6 furlongs, Purse $37,000, Maiden claiming $80,000, 2-year-olds
Pico Pico – Both his races are fast enough to win today if repeated; tactical speed to sit a perfect trip.
Poker Trick – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; speed carries further.
Long Shot – Ministerfrommiami
Race 6 – 6 furlongs, Purse $25,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up
Point Attended – Eric Guillot drops him to the floor to win; his last race, if repeated, would beat these.
Deep Pockets – Garrett Gomez is finally looking like himself again; flattered when Hockeythehymn won next out.
Long Shot – Jazzandthemagician
Race 7 – 5 furlongs (turf, rail at 14 feet), $85,000 Daisycutter Handicap, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Queen Ofthe Catsle – She dominated turf sprints last summer at Del Mar; this is her bread and butter tonight.
Reba Is Tops – Upset the chalk two races back; main question is she has never raced at Del Mar, before this.
Long Shot – Royal Taat
Race 8 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up
Marcade – Not often you get 6/1 odds on Joel Rosario and John Sadler; can rebound and run his race of two back.
Juice Committee – Sprinter stretching out figures to be part of the early pace; sliding down the claiming ladder.
Long Shot – Cee’s Closing Time
Best Bet – Pico Pico (race 5)
Del Mar Wednesday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 20/2/$27.20; Long Shots, 8/2/$21.60; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Del Mar Totals – 530/129/$901.00; Long Shots, 279/29/$429.00; Best Bets, 29/11/$43.00
SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #9 Stormandaprayer (3/1) in race 5 at Saratoga. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Wednesday, Smart and Fancy ran third at Saratoga paying $2.10 to show. Stats – 133/101/$749.80