TODAY AT DEL MAR
By Richard Eng
Post Time 2 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 furlongs, Purse $19,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up
Richly Endowed – Ran OK in first start off the claim for Art Sherman; at this bottom level, the less career starts the better.
Toppler – He has some speed and has finished in the money 6 times; I’l like to see Martin Garcia gun him to the front.
Long Shot – Isle of Japan
Race 2 – 6 furlongs, Purse $31,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds
Honor Your Wager – Bill Morey off the claim is winning at a sizzling 32 percent; is well spotted to take advantage of these.
Afleet’s Design – Maiden claiming graduate shouldn’t find this modest group of winners too intimidating; Bejarano saves ground.
Long Shot – Cotati
Race 3 – 6 furlongs, Purse $24,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Suralova – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; like that Bejarano legs up for the money shot.
Perfect Vintage – Dead late closer must root for a fast early pace; her last race was fast enough to win at this low class.
Long Shot – Miss Anziayan
Race 4 – 6 furlongs, Purse $50,000, Claiming $62,500, Fillies, 3-year-olds
Barbara’s Love – Speedball drops in class to the level she last won at; she figures to clear and speed has been holding up.
Pure and Simple – Hasn’t been seen since beating tougher 3-months ago; she has tactical speed and Tyler Baze to sit a trip.
Long Shot – Nook and Granny
Race 5 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 7 feet), Purse $53,000, Maiden special weights, 2-year-olds
The Unusual One – Has excellent pedigree to make his turf debut; note that Barry Abrams was able to hire Garrett Gomez.
Del Conte – Tepid chalk from the suddenly bubbling Bob Baffert barn; tries turf and route for the first time, we’ll see.
Long Shot – Vintage Dave
Race 6 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $31,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds
Oh the Joy – Taken by Gary Stute who has a sneaky good 28 percent win percentage off the claim; should be a monster price.
Sunset Tijuana – Logical chalk due to a big class drop and the classy connections of Garrett Gomez and Mike Mitchell.
Long Shot – Schill
Race 7 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 7 feet), Purse $65,000, Optional claiming $62,500, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Brendolyn – Sneaky long shot is a hard knocker and consistent; Joel Rosario can save ground and try to break thru in the lane.
Eissoai – Bobby Frankel has an uncoupled entry in here so caveat emptor; tries blinkers on after lugging in badly last time.
Long Shot – Rosangela
Race 8 – 6 furlongs, Purse $24,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, Cal-breds, 2-year-olds
Got Alot Going – Ran a winning race for this level last time; big rider switch to Rafael Bejarano for the money shot.
Catalina Fog – Speedy sort has bumped heads with the chalk, but neither has gotten there first; Tyler Baze takes the reins.
Long Shot – Soul Giant
Best Bet – Richly Endowed (race 1)
Del Mar Wednesday- Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/7/$38.20; Long Shots, 8/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/1/$4.00
Del Mar Totals – 495/122/$833.00; Long Shots, 258/36/$445.00; Best Bets, 31/9/$40.20