07/28/2011 3:31PM

Nice hit, one ticket


The eight-race card Thursday at Del Mar appears logical, with legitimate favorites in races 5 and 7. The only drawback facing Gallatin’s Run and All Star Heart is betting.  Both are listed at 5-2, which is about fair. The uneasy feeling is both might go shorter.

As for handicapping creativity on Thursday, three Del Mar races with price-horses merit consideration.

In race 3, Smilin’ From Above is 6-1 following a better-than-looked effort last out. She’s a maiden-20 going two turns.

In race 6, Sunburn was a possible standout last out, but she stumbled and lost her rider. She returns at the same Calbred special-weight maiden level, at a big fat 8-1.

In race 8, longshot 2-year-old maiden-claimers are up. Arethereanycookies is 8-1 following a possibly “btl” effort; Change Order drops in for a tag at 10-1.

That's it.