08/02/2013 8:04PM

All Star Stakes Analysis For Del Mar, Saturday August 3

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Clement Hirsch Stakes Analysis by Brad Free

1-Include Me Out
2-Via Villaggio
3-Byrama Analysis

INCLUDE ME OUT won her comeback geared down, reportedly has trained super since, and enters this G1 as a potential standout despite breaking from the outside post in a field of 9. She won this race last year by a neck, near the end of an extended campaign; this summer she is fresh, making her second start back. The Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic is in sights if she delivers as expected.

VIA VILLAGIO is rounding into form, third start back from a layoff. Her comeback was dull, but she improved second start back finishing second behind a loose-on-the-lead winner. Back on her preferred surface (synthetic), she picks up jockey Mike Smith and has a chance to outrun her odds. This race was always her summer target; she should start at double-digit odds.

BYRAMA is another synthetic-surface pro, stretching back to a route of ground. She won the G1 Vanity two starts back, and proved last summer she likes this track. Betting strategy INCLUDE ME OUT (#9) should win; the play is to concede her the race and get longshot VIA VILLAGIO (#5) into the exacta or trifecta, along with a saver win bet.

$20 play:
$1 trifecta: 9 w “all” w 5 = $7
$7 exacta: 9 w 5 = $7
$2 exacta box 5 and 9 = $4
$2 win 9 = $2

Clement Hirsch Stakes Analysis by Michael Hammersly

INCLUDE ME OUT appears to hold a strong hand. She looked smashing winning a very tough Desert Stormer at BHP last month at a trip surely short of what she prefers, and she didn’t just win, she did so geared down. She’s worked in dynamite fashion since over this track and while the short price isn’t appealing, perhaps you can key her on top to upstart closer LADY OF FIFTY and sharp invader SISTERHOOD and turn her short odds into a decent exacta payoff.

Clement Hirsch Stakes Analysis by Marty McGee

Connections are still marveling at the fact INCLUDE ME OUT was able to win her comeback while clearly not at her peak and at the too-short distance of six panels. This has been the goal all along, to defend her G1 Hirsch title, and she’s trained splendidly since the 6/16 Hollypark surprise. Look for Talamo to offset the outer post by secure a decent spot in the early running before this gal asserts her class. The play: Win, #9; exacta/trifecta keys, 9 over 1, 2, 6. – Marty McGee