08/31/2013 3:43PM

Closer Looks: Del Mar September 1, 2013


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Race 1

American Act
Not the easiest spot for just a double winner; he does have the 2 races under the girth and has enough speed to flee the fence; decisions by Stevens have been right on all meet as he strings along here; runner can give up a :44 half if in the mood; expect better effort here.
Lucky Primo
Runner entered the Brubaker here Saturday; he brings speed as he's up for sale here; place horse in last cashed next out at this very level with a 91 Beyer on 8/17; runner has a penchant for finding the line; like fact he has speed but he can sit just off of it and cash too; spotted for action.
Proven fresh and his local debut was solid; been given time since being fried in a duel and the 2012 closer came back solid; 4th finisher took a $32K claimer, place horse and the winner ran 1-2 in the Grade 2 San Diego next out and the show horse returned to run 2nd in a G3; try to get a good look at him on the track.
He brings back a lot of checks, just has not been able to close the deal of late; she has been decent value in the gimmicks a few times this year; there seems to be enough pace in here to help the cause; must be left in the gimmick equation at least.
Second City
Only one big race since shipping to Indiana; he has to prove he can win on the synthetic and wonder if that 2/3 effort just knocked the starch out of him?; would tread lightly here.
Soi Phet
Another that entered the Brubaker, Powell has done a nice job with this guy and runner still has some room to improve; he seems very confident now, drilled solidly since and can't fault those that stay or get on the bandwagon today.

Race 2

Scatman Blues
Despite a slow getaway, he was good enough to finish midpack last time; breaking from the rail again, however, at this shorter distance may not suit his style; drops to a career low level though and can land a share.
Triple Jeopardy
Has been route racing exclusively and has yet to finish in the money; most recent workout does not appear strong enough to turn things around suddenly on the turnback; cannot endorse at this time.
Puerto Williams
His last sprint effort featured a decent rally; needs a rapid early pace here and that does not really seems in store; had a legitimate excuse in the last defeat but still seems likely to rally after the fact once again.
Headlights On
Although returning from a lengthy vacation, he has been working at even intervals for the return; only money finish was 2 back, a race which featured a very slow pace and final time; may need a tightener.
Perfect Magic Man
Newcomer can be a major presence by default; his sire won 4 of 10 and 202K (offspring of Yankee Gentleman have won 35 out of 251 debuts); the dam won 1 of 5 and 21K; among the winning siblings is 8K earner Perfect Pal.
Excessive Tequila
Very encouraged by the latest performance where he closed belatedly but strong; his sire won multiple G1s and 1.73 million; the dam won 1 of 14 and 19K; this is her only foal to compete; obvious true contender.
Ice Cream Truck
Turned in a fine rally in his local debut and the latest workout at five-eighths can help with a further upgrade; solid trainer/jockey combination is just another plus factor and he should be flying late here.
Meet Me for a Kiss
Gained decent ground despite a bumpy road first time out; her sire won 8 of 29 and 173K while the dam won 3 of 12 and 52K; winning siblings include 29K earner Baracho; faces the boys now and gets a weight concession as a result.
Dark Timbers
She has earned several minor checks and may find herself closer to the front today because of the pace nature of the field; can improve on the cutback in distance and seems like a logical part of the exotic wagering matrix.
Spotted Owl
Beaten favorite has had more than his share of troubles in his brief career; needs an alert getaway and should benefit by the lack of pace opposition in this field; like the previous runner, he may find himself in the first flight for a change.
Moonlit Meteor
Unleashed a fine late charge when facing a dozen opponents first time out; his successful sire won 1 of 2 and 33K; the dam won 2 of 7 and 39K; among the winning siblings is 208K earner Shy Baby; worth some follow-up.
Firster hails from sprint specialist Stormy Jack who banked 596K (his descendants have won 5 percent of their debuts); the dam won 10 of 24 and 340K; sib to 14K earner Pointe Du Hoc whose 3 victories were all in dirt sprints.
Chicago Hero
Much better than the last performance implies; he ran very well in his sole try at today's distance and has also run strong when breaking from wide posts in the past; interesting longshot item if breaking in from the AE list.
Slight Edge
Woke up with a bold showing last month despite a difficult trip; improving gelding will need much luck to make it to the starting gate today but warrants respect if that is the case; pay close attention to late scratch information.

Race 3

Sweet Tess
Easy to toss her latest as it was her first try on grass and she was coming off a layoff; horse that beat her by a half length in the Cal Oaks finshed second in the $73K Le Cle Stakes at BHP and third in the Sandy Blue here Aug. 16; first time for Gallagher who has solid recent stats with new shooters and being a lightly raced half-sister to $389K stakes winner Lady Melesi she has a right to improve; consider for the bottom half exotics.
Becky Lou
Nice win going this distance in her first start in North America and she didn't get beat by all that much in the Grade 2 Honeymoon and Grade 1 American Oaks; this will be her first time running on a surface other than turf but a lot of turf runners seem to run well over this particular surface; lone win across the pond came going seven furlongs so she should appreciate the cutback in distance; consider for the exotics.
Wittgenstein (IRE)
She also ran in the Honeymoon and American Oaks but she never really got involved; lone try over this surface last year wasn't inspiring and she also ran poorly when she tried Cushion Track at Betfair Hollywood Park last Nov. so the surface switch probably isn't going to help her turn things around; O'Neill has solid stats in all the relevant categories but others look more attractive.
Miss Empire
She placed in the Grade 2 Best Pal when she ran agains the boys here last year and she also ran a decent race in the Del Mar Debutante so we know she can handle the surface; she is coming off an improved effort in the Sandy Blue in her second start back and could be primed for a big effort in the third start of her current form cycle - if she is she has a good chance of being part of the exaxta.
If she runs her usual race the only question is just how far Stevens is going to let her win by; the horse that beat her in the Kentucky Oaks went on to win the Grade 1 American Coaching Club at Saratoga for fun and she also had an easy time winning the Grade 1 Alabama; this gal is a Grade 1 winner heself and she almost won the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutane her so we know she can handle the surface; she has also fired bullets in four of her last six works here and appears primed for a big effort coming off the bench; the obvious pick.
Charlie Em (GB)
That wasn't a bad effort in the Grade 2 San Clemente but she followed it up with a pretty dull perfomance in the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks Aug. 17; interesting to see her come back this quickly but she shouldn't mind the shorter distance and she is reunited with Gomez who was aboard for her only win in North America; another positive is that she won the only time she ran over a synthetic track in Great Britain; nonetheless, others look more attractive.

Race 4

Ransom Canyon
Not that he ran poorly in his starts at Arlington Park, but a case can be made for him being at his best over this turf course, so viewing the trip west as being a positive; don't like to see that he has just a single win next to his name after 11 starts, but still feel that he commands respect while going out for a barn and rider that team up with success.
Stoney Fleece
Grade 3 winner fits right in at this level of competition and he got the better of a number of rivals that are signed on in this spot in his latest start; a little concerned about the extra distance for him today, but have to respect his chances as a contender.
His last four starts over turf have all been solid performances and today's 1 3/8m distance seems to agree with him; he needs to be careful to avoid falling too far out of it through the opening stages, but he is worth a look in this competitive event.
Unusual Beam
He's a little light on winning form after 28 career starts, but he's run well against a number of today's rivals in his recent races, and he might find himself sitting a very comfortable trip behind the early speed of Key Decision and Brother Pete.
Shadow Runner
He might prefer distances shorter than today's 1 3/8m assignment, but this colt usually shows up and gives a solid account of himself, and it certainly doesn't hurt him to retain the services of Bejarano.
Tiz Fitting
Stakes placed colt has been so-so at best in his four turf attempts and this has to be considered a difficult spot for him to be seeking his first turf victory; prefer to give the nod to others in this one.
Mambo Man
He appears to be in good form entering this race and it's interesting to see him getting ready to make his first start without blinkers; like many of these, today's 1 3/8m distance is a question, but his sharp recent form is tough to ignore.
Key Decision (ARG)
He's stakes placed over turf and he looks like he can prove to be one of the main early speed types in this race; he's eligible to be ready to give a good account of himself while making his third start back from a layoff, and as long as he doesn't get in an early pace dispute with Brother Pete, he figures to be involved in the running throughout.
Lumberyard Jack
The 86 Beyer Speed Figure he earned for his latest performance represents the best last race figure in this field, and it doesn't hurt to see that he earned that figure at today's distance; third place finisher from latest was disqualified from first in his next start but earned an 85 Beyer for the effort.
Brother Pete
He looks like he can prove to be the dominant early speed in this race and this lightly raced 3-year-old has displayed a good deal of ability through his first four starts; however, he's not a need-the-lead type, so thinking that this one and Key Decision might be able to share the early advantage and establish a comfortable tempo through the opening stages.
Lil Bit O'Fun
Stakes winning veteran is another in here trying to stretchout in distance for this, and even though his best race is eligible to make him a legitimate threat, it's a little discouraging to see that he's winless in his last 15 starts going back through 2012.
Sebastian Flyte (GB)
He carries a G1 stakes placed credential with him, and even though his form hasn't been the same since that long layoff, he's still capable of showing up with a competitive run against competition of this caliber.
Mr. Candy Bar
He ran well the last time he was seen racing over turf and he finished right behind today's rival Sebastian Flyte; like the idea of him racing close up to a comfortable early pace if he finds his way in off of the Also Eligible list.

Race 5

Hard to Resist
Late runner returns to a synthetic surface for the 1st time since November, 2011; she has been working steadily on synthetics for this; the trainer however is 0-for the last-20 turf-to-synthetic; receives a positive 6-pound weight swing from the less-than 3-length loss to Dancingtothestars on turf 24 days ago which should serve as a good prep for this.
Last win was July, 2011, in a DMR-7F-synthetic 100K stakes; she is 0-for-4 in races at 1 Mile or longer; wish latest gave us the impression she was ready to stretchout effectively; the 2-back runner-up finisher Beyered 90 in her next-out BHP-72K stakes win.
Cathy's Crunches
Reunites with Gomez who rode her in 2011 DMR-100K synthetic-surface stakes at 1 Mile where she finished 3rd; defending champion in this event sees the win rider land on Charm the Maker for this; is 0-for-8 since scoring here last year including latest which was a last-place finish.
Lady Aspen
Exits a career-best Beyer when just missing on grass bringing a .400 mark on synthetic surfaces for her 1st-DMR attempt; beat the show and 5th-place finishers from last next-out 89-69 Beyer DMR-150K stakes and GG-starter alw. winners; did not fire in last 2 synthetic starts a Grade 2 loss or a GG alw. defeat; another good angle is she attracts a 31% win rider for the trainer since 2012.
Via Villaggio
Grade 3 stakes winner has been far off her best game since that May, 2012, 7F score; the worktab for this does not help the confidence level but comes off a troubled-gate break in a Grade 1 where she was only defeated by under 4 lengths; hopes to break sharper to stalk the speed.
Charm the Maker
Keeps Talamo to ride when seemingly having other options here; she was screaming out for more distance in last and gets it here noting her last win at longer than 1 Mile; the 2-back winner repeated in an SA-Grade 3 with a 93 Beyer; launches a mid-pack rally trying to end the drought.
Drilled a new-career best Beyer on DMR grass rallying from 4th; she has a win on DMR synthetic July, 2012, in a 6F-optional claimer; 123 pounds is her heaviest assignment since November; her last start on a synthetic surface in April was not very enticing.
Maker Or Breaker
Horse for the course was prepped for this on DMR turf but owns her debut win on today's-synthetic surface and brings blinkers back to the mix for this; certainly has been working like she will fire a huge one and bounce back strongly off the recent lackluster form.

Race 6

Say Ow
Have to respect what he did racing over the synthetic surface at BHP two and three starts ago, but he does have to prove that he's capable of that level of performance over turf, and it's not like he's meeting up with a soft bunch to try to find out.
Si Sage (FR)
He hasn't run badly in his two starts since arriving in America, but he has been beaten by a few of today's rivals in those races, and he is going to need to find a way to dial it up a notch or two to come out on top in this one.
Outside Nashville
This colt sports solid overall form and he certainly made it look easy against eight rivals in his turf debut in his latest outing while wearing blinkers for the first time; this is clearly a much tougher test for him but not willing to count him out of it off of such a promising turf debut.
Rising Legend (GB)
He's run extremely well in back-to-back starts since arriving in America and he beat one of today's key rivals in Gabriel Charles in his latest outing; third place finisher from latest won next out at Dmr on 8/9 going 1 1/8m over turf vs. starter alw. rivals with an 81 Beyer.
His turf form has been solid and he's given a good account of himself in his two most recent races while facing tough competition at Arlington; runner up from latest won next out at AP on 8/17 going 1 1/4m over turf in a G1 with an 89 Beyer.
Pure Loyalty
He enters this race fresh off of a graded stakes placing but feel that this is a tough spot for him to be going after his second career win; it might be worth noting that Bejarano, Stevens, and even Leparoux are aboard others in here.
Gabriel Charles
He's been impressive in his two turf attempts and he might not have cared for how far out of it he was through the opening stages when coming up just a little bit short to today's rival Rising Legend in his latest start; third place finisher from latest won next out at Dmr on 8/9 going 1 1/8m over turf vs. starter alw. rivals with an 81 Beyer.
Tough to knock anything this one has done through his first five starts and he has two stakes wins to show for his efforts; he appears to be training well in preparation for his return to action and he has the look of a top contender with Bejarano at the controls.
Redwood Kitten
His form just seems to keep improving with each passing start and like the idea of him being forwardly placed in a race that might not have a strong early pace, although Gabriel Charles is capable of controlling early tempo if he chooses.
Chief Havoc
His one turf start racing overseas looks like it was a solid performance, and based on what he's shown us racing over dirt and synthetic surfaces in America, it's probably a good idea to respect his chances against these; G2 winner is out of a G3 winning dam who won 4 of 20 starts for 350k, including 2 of 11 turf starts for 128k.
Tom's Tribute
This colt has displayed a lot of natural ability through his first four starts, including a couple of turf starts, and he's still plenty eligible to have more to show us; he's worth keeping an eye out for in the event that he draws in, especially when considering that his early speed can play a role in the way that this race shapes up.
Layton Register
Except for the race where he lost his rider, which really doesn't even count, he's been a very consistent performer in his seven turf starts; however, this has to be considered an extremely difficult assignment for a maiden.

Race 7

Didn't do much running from a wide spot first time out and now she'll try 2 turns; filly has been working well in the interim and her G1 SP dam was a route winner; she's kin to a 2 time route winner so expecting some improvement will show today.
Colonel Joan
Drew the fence for her sprint debut and didn't get off to a great beginning but showed a little bit of late run; she's been working well for her return and the sire's half of the pedigree says the added ground should help, though her lone winning sib did so sprinting.
Loan Savant
Nothing in the local first out sprint try, but she did return to work well and recently long for this route spin; dam dropped a 3 time route winner as well as juvenile SW statebred and 134K earner Treadmill so this gal does have a right to improve.
Saintly Joan
Sire gets 13% first out winners from his offspring and the limted route winning dam's lone foal to race was G1 SP, SW router and 203K earner Iotapa; barn boasts a recent debut winner and this gal has been working long of late for her unveiling.
Lethal Story
Statebred did little in her 2 local sprints and now she'll try 2 turns; she's kin to a pretty good one in G1 SP, G2 SW router and 655K earner Lethal Heat and maybe the stretchout to this trip helps bring out some abililty in her, but she hasn't been very good thus far.
Tiz the Key
Field's highest Beyer earner ran well from a wide spot to just miss third money in her sprint debut 5 weeks back; she's worked a few times in the interim for an outfit that moves them forward with experience and this filly is kin to a route winner; looks as if they'll have her to beat.
Exotic Behavior
Barn's second runner is the lone filly in here to have tried 2 turns, though she did it on the green; she wasn't beaten much for second money in that one and has returned to work quite well over this footing; her pedigree suggests she'll be a better sprinter as her most successful sib was G1 SW sprinter and 480K earner Bustin Stones, but she is also kin to a route winner; contender.
Say's Who
She's run 3 times and owns an experience edge over the others; statebred will get off the fence for this but there's not a lot of route in her pedigree so don't know that she's gonna love the added trip; maybe she's able to last for a share.
Miss Machiavelli
Didn't have much to offer late in her sprunt debut last month and now she'll stretch out for a barn that's profitable with its second out runners; she worked well last week and is kin to a route winner; worth a look.
Draws the outside slot for her initial stretchout try after fading in the first out sprint; filly hasn't worked so well in the interim, but the barn does boast some recent luck with second out runners; she's the first foal to race out of a SW dam who was 0 for 3 going long.
Sire gets 7% winners from his first out runners and the unraced dam dropped a first out sprint winner from 2 foals to race; AE will start from the outside slot if she gets in and that's no bargain at this trip; barn hasn't had much recent luck with debut runners but the worktab is steady.

Race 8

Faded at shorter in her last synthetic-surface start 3-back but is a GG stakes winner at today's distance on synthetic in March; the winner from last posted a 80 Beyer speed figure in her next-out DMR-111K stakes win; Minds Eye beat her on grass but she seems set to turn the tables on synthetic; view as a pace presence.
Minds Eyes
Bounced on DMR synthetic 2nd time off the layoff drilling a career-best Beyer on grass chasing a DMR-next-out stakes winner (80 Beyer); 1st-time Bejarano winning 32% for the trainer since 2012; DMR graduate on synthetic offers her big-closing kick after saving ground.
Tribal Gal
Projects to race on or near the lead; was dueled into defeat in last which was her 1st start in 46 days; is eligible to improve for this; gate-to-wire winner last summer at DMR at shorter than this she won going this far on GG synthetic; the 2-back runner-up finisher Beyered 86 in a next-out SAC-75K stakes win.
Hail Mary
Projects to race on or near the lead; superb-DMR victory 1st time over the track in last; hopes not to bounce 2nd time off the 62-day absence; steady worktab for a winning-fresh trainer; going to be tough if gets loose on an easy lead but Tribal Gal figures to put on some early heat.
Heir Kitty
The winner and show finishers from last Beyered 96-82 in next-out SA-Grade 1 and 3 wins; beat the 7th-place finisher a next-out 84 Beyer DMR optional-claiming winner; super long-layoff trainer reunites with the BHP-synthetic win rider; has been working like she is ready to fire a big race.
Zia Zia Zia
1st time back on synthetic since the December unveiling where she stalked the pace dropped back then re-rallied; both wins right on the lead but assume with Hail Mary and Tribal Gal here that she sits just off that speed duel; beat the 2-back show runner a next-out 79 Beyer BHP-$62,500-claiming winner.
Twitter Pie
Last synthetic start was on today's DMR course more than one year ago a slow-breaking 5th-place finish; seeks her 1st exacta finish on a synthetic surface; she has been working well for the new rider off the turf debut in a 111K event where she faded; others appeal more.
Kinz Funky Monkey
Just hasn't run a bad race yet whether it be contested on turf or synthetic; has been working well for this but the trainer is 0-for the last-20 turf-to-synthetic; troubled trip in last but it still produced a good-show finish; best Beyers have been on grass; been too consistent to overlook.

Race 9

Ethnic Dance
Half-brother to G1 winner Twirling Candy (7-11, 944k, including 2-for-2 over turf for 247k) has seen his form taking noticeable turn for the better since been placed over turf three starts ago, and he figures to try to take it right at this field after breaking from the rail post.
Play It Loud
Two of his first four starts have been impressive performances and feel that he's a very interesting player while making his first start for the Mullins barn; his dam was a multiple graded stakes winner while winning 7 of 16 starts for 595k, including 2 of 3 turf starts for 132k.
Infinite Magic
Have to respect his chances after pulling off an upset in the G3 American Derby in his latest start and the runner up from that race returned to win next out at AP on 8/17 going 1 1/4m over turf in a G1 with an 89 Beyer.
Den's Legacy
In a race that was kind to closers, this G3 winner gave a strong account of himself when chasing fast early fractions in his most recent race; it doesn't look like the early pace will be quite as swift and this event, and that might be to his liking.
General Election
Don't like to see that he was vanned off after his latest race, but he's only two races removed from a sharp G3 winning performance, and viewing it as a positive sign that he didn't need to take much time off after his latest outing.
Olympic Blue
There's a lot to be said for the way that he's performed since being placed over turf six starts ago, and he's recorded multiple stakes placings during that time, but it does appear that he's going to need to see a number of these show up with less than their best to get the job done.
Dry Summer
He ran well in his latest outing while getting back over turf and moving back into the Mullins barn, but he did benefit from an ideal early pace scenario that day, and can't help but feel that Play It Loud is the more interesting of the two Mullins-trained horses in here.
Kid Dreams
This stakes placed colt showed up with a sharp winning performance in his latest outing and the 90 Beyer Speed Figure he earned for that performance is the best last race figure in this field; he has every bit the look of a top contender, but it is interesting to see Stevens aboard another in here.
Dice Flavor
It's really tough to argue with what he's done with his six starts this year while racing over turf and synthetic surfaces, and even though he got a perfect setup in his latest outing, he still deserves a lot of credit for that win; multiple graded stakes winner can't be ignored.
Have to respect the presence of Bejarano aboard this shipper, especially when it looks like he might have opted for this one over Ethnic Dance; it's a rare trip to Southern California for this barn, so they must feel that they have this colt ready to fire a good one.
He needs to see a scratch from the main body of this race to draw in, and even though he has shown a good deal of ability through his first five starts, he's going to need to be ready to take his game to another level to get the better of these.
No Jet Lag
He has plenty of turf in his pedigree and like to see the way that he surprised a field in his first start in America; he's obviously facing a much tougher test today, but he still has some potential for better behind him, and it looks like he's trained well leading up to this.

Race 10

Unusually Green
Never recovered from a slow getaway in his maiden voyage; his sire won 6 of 16 starts and 42K; the dam won 2 of 19 and 80K; among the winning siblings is 603K earner Lady Railrider; modest work tab last month.
Storm Reveler
Endured a troubled trip last time but against high-grade claimers; his sire won a G3 and 484K; the dam lost her only attempt; this is her sole foal to make it to the starting gate; can earn a share despite the ascent.
Beginner was sired by G1 type Good Journey who garnered 1.73 million and whose progeny have won 8 of 69 debuts; the dam won 4 of 19 and 140K; there are no winning siblings to mention.
No match for Southern Digs a month ago but that rival is stuck on the AE list today; this colt's sire won multiple G2 stakes and 636K; the dam won 11 of 35 and 114K; this is her only foal to make it to the races.
Oh Daddy Oh
His sire won 1.33 million including multiple G1 success (descendants of Scat Daddy have won approximately 14 percent of their initial races); the dam won 6 of 33 and 315K: sib to 7K earner Mighty Craic.
Sharkbait Willie
Considering the tough trip, that was a decent debut effort; see the first runner in this field for same sire information; the dam won 3 of 48 and 191K; winning siblings include 75K earner Inquisitive Son.
California Jade
Adds blinkers after coming up empty first time out and recent workout activity is very solid; see Storm Reveler, above, for info about the same sire; the dam won 3 of 13 and 75K; winning siblings include 135K earner Hard Kisses.
Missing Groom
Promising work tab for this new, son of multiple G1 victor Colonel John who banked 1.77 million; his offspring have scored in 2 of 11 debuts; the dam won 8 of 25 and 180K; there are no winning siblings to mention.
Charisma Code
Excuse the last effort where he lost all chance; previous perfomrances were solid and his most recent drill at five-eighths suggests he is primed and ready; worth some serious follow-up against these.
New face sports an average workout regimen; his sire won 1.2 million including multiple graded stakes success; descendants of Atticus have won their first attempt at a rate of 10 percent; the dam was zero for 2; sib to 88K earner Kilat.
Southern Digs
Vast improvement in that second run despite another slow break; his sire won a G1 and 464K while the dam won 2 of 13 and 69K; this is her only foal to compete; interesting item if escaping AE impisonment.
Slewpy Again
Tough beat 2 back when losing a blanket finish; then he might have been compromised the rail slot when moving back to special weights; will have to step up his game a notch or two in order to be a major player.
Bold Fantasy
Showed some prompting ability while big odds in his sole try; his sire is the speedy G1 type Bertrando who amassed 3.18 million; the dam was unraced and there are no winning siblings to mention; may have to wait until another day.
Sudden Rumor
Rallied in smart fashion despite traffic in his only venture while favored; his sire won 541K including a G1 tally while the dam won 2 of 15 and 73K; winning siblings include 213K earner Got Even.

Race 11

Diocesan Policy
She only beat 5 in the win but it was at this trip; blood is decent; 7 for 39 dam banked nearly $140K; both of dam's other 2 foals won 5 times a piece, and Start Street earned $65K in 28 starts; it is a little scary that she flashed zero speed in last.
Freshened since early June, love the spacing of the local drills; note show horse in the win was over 3 clear; trainer can keep them going good once they get rolling; fits in the Beyer department; respect.
Last race arguably her best since the win; finally off the rail, never simple to come from last consistently and get it done; more experienced pilot takes the reins here; she has already repaid her $4500 purchase price; will be in the picture late if at all.
Julio's Gold
Slight drop and moved to Talamo proved the remedy; she has shown speed from early in her career and if you go deep into her pedigree there is quality; a kin to the third dam is near $2 million earner Oratorio; snappy move on the 25th screams off the page; repeat could be in the cards.
Flashy Dame
Stretched out and succeeded and the last race was the best since that win; miss showed good speed on the cut back but was also losing ground when it counted; miss seems to have raced herself into shape; another that can't be dismissed.
Tiz Anna
Note it took her over a month to post the recorded drill after the maiden breaker; the show horse in last was clear though; been given time to recoup from the maiden breaker as Cerin saddled for long-time clients; Gomez enticed.
Chestnut Moon
One for 17 is a tough number to bet into no matter how you slice it; Chew won a 2-way shake for this gal; she has always had tactical speed and got caught last time when doing her best; slight improvement and she will be right there.
After walking out of the gate to kick it off, she was game on the stretch out; mare was just in too tough in last; both of her efforts in this league decent and a repeat of the 6/30 race would put her around the wire.
Lil Cheyenne
She has the experience in this league now and a feel of the surface; lack of speed is a concern but the added distance could work to her advantage; nothing wrong with the August works; don't ignore.
Dolphin Shorts
Gameness was there for all to see in the last race; note show horse was nearly 4 clear; never easy to beat winners right back even in conditioned claiming land but at least she worked since the win; respect connections.
With a Miracle
Miss fired in last, just was beaten on the square; Ellis won a 4-way shakes when he claimed her; mare can give you a :44 and change half when in the moon; patiently placed, could very well make amends for flop as chalk.
Smart N Dreamy
Protected in the local debut, the extra distance could work to her favor today; nice move on the 18th says she is feeling pretty good about herself; look for a much better effort today.
Secret of Success
Been all downhill since the second start of the year; miss pressed issue for awhile in last but she gave up the ghost pretty quickly; not seeing it.
Psalm Sixteen
Bothered early in 2 of the last 3 starts; last race was arguably her best since the win; homebred could be closer early on this time; contention runs deep.