HORSE RACING

TODAY AT DEL MAR

By Richard Eng

Post Time 2 p.m.

Race 1 – 6 furlongs, Purse $29,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, 3-year-olds and up

Winning Yield – Been away 3-month, every horse in the field is dropping in class; like the turn back in distance too.

Kaffeinator – Tepid chalk in a real dart throw race; showed tactical speed so Bejarano can place him where he wants.

Long Shot – Whistle Stop

Race 2 – 1 mile (turf), Purse $58,000, Claiming $62,500, Fillies, 3-year-olds

Great Grace – Garrett Gomez is not known as a speed rider, but he has lone speed in here; she’ll boss them early on.

Harmony Creator – Another weak favorite in an open race; was flattered in last by Ginger Pop, been freshened 2-months.

Long Shot – Four Paws

Race 3 – 6 furlongs, Purse $17,000, Claiming $10,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

Steppin Out Rose – Claimed by Bob Hess and spotted smartly to win right away; saves all the ground and grinds it out late.

Twix – Sliding down the claiming ladder for A.C. Avila; he adds blinkers on and Isais up, where the heck did Omar Berrio go.

Long Shot – Spy Aly

Race 4 – 6 furlongs, Purse $29,000, Claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up

Big Red Tate – Claimed by Rafael Becerra and spotted right back to win; was flattered when Foul Play won right back.

Syndicator – Didn’t run a step in last while facing much tougher; Garrett Gomez takes over for John Sadler, live connections.

Long Shot – Headed for Home

Race 5 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $25,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, Cal-breds, Fillies, 2-year-olds

Trash Master – Ran evenly in debut in what could be described as a test drive; key for me is Rafael Bejarano remains loyal.

Spanish Ice – Logical chalk showed speed and was game inside the final furlong; she will be the one to catch today.

Long Shot – Deb’s Mojo

Race 6 – 1 mile (turf), Purse $63,000, Allowance, 3-year-olds and up

Mr. Chairman – Has been a model of consistency since returned off a 19-month hiatus; saves all the ground and rallies late.

Swift Winds – First starter for Victor Garcia since his dad Juan retired; expect to show the barn’s best foot forward.

Long Shot – Lockford

Race 7 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $72,000, Optional claiming $100,000, 3-year-olds and up

El Manuel – The key question is whether part owner Jim Rome can make it to Del mar; good spot for a confidence builder.

Barber – Rail skimming ride for the suddenly rejuvenated Alex Solis; have to discover where he found the fountain of youth.

Long Shot – Peace Chant

Race 8 – 1 mile, Purse $56,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

Gloria Goodbody – Did not run badly in last in a disguised effort; stretches back out which will be more to her comfort level.

Cherryblossommiss – Garrett Gomez is getting first call for John Sadler, so the stock must be respect; adds blinkers on here.

Long Shot – Holladay Dixie

Best Bet – Big Red Tate (race 4)

Del Mar Wednesday- Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/7/$51.40; Long Shots, 8/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/1/$3.20

Del Mar Totals – 112/29/$204.40; Long Shots, 60/6/$66.60; Best Bets, 7/3/$15.60

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