HORSE RACING

TODAY AT DEL MAR

By Richard Eng

Post Time 4 p.m.

Race 1 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $44,000, Maiden claiming $100,000, 2-year-olds

Tracton’s Golden – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to claiming; his last race is fast enough to beat these.

Bond – Woke up last time when running for a price tag for the first time; a repeat performance makes him one of the ones.

Long Shot – Wild and Ready

Race 2 – 5 1/2 furlongs, Purse $32,000, Starter allowance $40,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds

Warren’s Devonlane – Nakatani has attacked the new Polytrack, not waited like the other riders; suspect he’ll remain aggressive.

Applaud Dubai – Racing oddity in that all seven starters won their last time out; you won’t see that again in a long time.

Long Shot – No Means Maybe

Race 3 – 1 mile, Purse $26,000, Maiden claiming $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

Forest Miss – May have a wide trip today, but that doesn’t seem as big a deal over the Polytrack; should be grinding late.

Incredible – Was ridden with the wrong tactics last time after a solid performance two races ago; she could rebound nicely.

Long Shot – Awesome Broad

Race 4 – 1 1/16th miles (turf), Purse $63,000, Optional claiming $80,000, 3-year-olds

Sound Barrier – Has been keeping company with good ones including Chancellor who won next time out; dead late closer tactics.

Brave Sun – Interesting NoCal shipper from the respected Hollendorfer barn; gets class relief, which should suit him here.

Long Shot – Knighthood

Race 5 – 6 furlongs, Purse $33,000, Claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up

Sugar Doll – Claimed by Monteleone off a beaten favorite race; the trainer is a quick turnaround artist, so expect improvement.

Sneaky Jack – Another claimed last time, specifically for this Del Mar meet; she too was a beaten favorite in her last start.

Long Shot – Sunday Dress

Race 6 – 1 1/16th miles (turf), Purse $68,000, Optional claiming $80,000, 3-year-olds and up

New Export – Got a test drive last time off a 7-month hiatus; Frankel barn has come out of the box like a burning ring of fire.

Timias – Faltered in last after a tremendous race two back; been given some time by Cecil and could rebound at square odds.

Long Shot – True Dancer

Race 7 – 5 1/2 furlongs, $125,000 California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association, Cal-breds, Fillies, 2-year-olds

One Hot Wish – Hasn’t been seen since one of the most impressive MSW wins of the year; we know she loves the Polytrack too.

Treadmill – She doesn’t need a green card to prove she belongs with these; Nakatani figures to settle early and make one run.

Long Shot – Comical Vacation

Race 8 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Maiden claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

Funky Chanteal – Tops the charts in most speed categories going into the race; only fear is getting a clean trip thru these.

Reel Event – Didn’t show much last time, but must respect the connections of Talamo and Sherman; could be closing real fast.

Long Shot – Punchette

Best Bet – New Export (race 6)

Del Mar Thursday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 12/5/$45.00; Long Shots, 6/1/$6.40; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Del Mar Totals – 29/9/$72.40; Long Shots, 15/2/$13.40; Best Bets, 2/1/$5.60

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