TODAY AT DEL MAR
By Richard Eng
Post Time 2 p.m.
Race 1 – 6 furlongs, Purse $53,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up
Stathy – Ran great in his career debut under Julien Leparoux; Rafael Bejarano takes over, repeat race may be enough to win.
Don’t Forget Muq – FTS from Frank Monteleone has a long sequence of bullet works;
Long Shot – Already Wild
Race 2 – 6 furlongs, Purse $53,000, Claiming $62,500, 3-year-olds
Storm Brave – Speedy sort beat many of these last time; has shown in the past he can win without the lead, Gomez rides.
Topper Shopper – Claimed by Bill Spawr off a decent effort against tougher; the last time he ran for this price he won.
Long Shot – Professnl Courtesy
Race 3 – 1 1/8th miles (turf, rail at 14 feet), Purse $46,000, Claiming $40,000, 4-year-olds and up
Sacred Light – Ran evenly last time when boxed in along the rail; slight class drop and Bejarano can cause improvement.
The Big One – Just missed in last chasing a lone speed in Wild Buddy; he has a ton of back class to repeat his effort.
Long Shot – Soupy
Race 4 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $44,000, Claiming $40,000, Fillies, 3-year-olds
Thunder and Ice – The most dangerous play in racing is lone speed; Brian Koriner drops her in class, will control the pace.
In Daddy’s Honor – Glen Stute adds the blinkers on to sharpen her speed; her last work was a bullet, maybe with the hood?
Long Shot – Stately Appeal
Race 5 – 6 furlongs, Purse $33,000, Claiming $25,000, 4-year-olds and up
Foul Play – He’s won three straight and Jeff Mullins keeps her in the same class; tactical speed to hold her rail position.
Jack’s Kid – He hasn’t started much for a 6-YO, but he’s found a home at this class level; tactical speed to sit a trip.
Long Shot – Seven Secrets
Race 6 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $53,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 2-year-olds
Montana Fields – Exits what will be a key race with Stardom Bound an unlucky second; was favored over that one, ran big too.
Grey Chatelaine – FTS from the Craig Dollase barn; there are 9 FTS so you’ll have an edge over me, watch the tote for clues.
Long Shot – Scarbourough Fair
Race 7 – 1 mile, Purse $51,000, Claiming $50,000, 4-year-olds and up
Hockey the General – Good return off a 13-month hiatus; if he worked out the kinks for Bob Baffert, he could fire big today.
Scat Thief – Claimed by Mike Mitchell and spotted nicely for a quick ROI; he has a lot of experience going around 2-turns.
Long Shot – Super Strut
Race 8 – 1 1/8th miles (turf, rail at 14 feet), $400,000 John C. Mabee Handicap, 3-year-olds and up
Foxysox – Second start off a 2-month hiatus; she has underachieved and part is she’s kind of lazy, Bejarano must keep after her.
Black Mamba – She finally won one with a perfect trip in the Beverly Hills; key is if Garrett Gomez can do it again with her.
Long Shot – Ransom Captive
Race 9 – 6 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Dizzy Up the Girl – Ran a winning race for this class level in last; Jeff Mullins adds the blinkers on for the money shot.
If Not for You – She ran big off the drop in class from MSW to $25k; she could sit a perfect trip shadowing the favorite.
Long Shot – Tizzalating
Best Bet – Stathy (race 1)
Del Mar Saturday- Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 19/6/$41.80; Long Shots, 10/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/1/$3.20
Del Mar Totals – 263/60/$474.00; Long Shots, 135/17/$212.40; Best Bets, 16/5/$22.40