09/03/2013 2:55PM

Closer Looks: Del Mar September 4, 2013

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Race 1

Madame Cactus
Miss showed ability from Day One and the race over the surface was solid; love the spacing of the return drills and she was hung wide when possibly overmatched in the 2012 closer; 9th finisher that day took a $50K optional next out, show horse took a $100K FG stakes and the place horse took a $125K stakes there next out; capable barn due for a bit of luck, check out the 9 slices this meet; needs very best.
 
Wednesday
The winner of this race last year, Reneesgotzip, was coming off a winning N1X fray before wiring the CERF field with a 100 Beyer; she has a right to have nice career as kin to Grade 3 winner and over $200K earner Chandtrue; the other stakes tries were decent but they were all together on the line in last, sometimes a sign of just an ordinary race.
 
Curvy Cat
Key off the April victory and she has the class to prevail today; legit trouble when she didn't break two back and she just ran into a buzz saw in last; back pretty quickly and there is a precedent for success here; note she won on the third off the layoff run in February.
 
Givine (FR)
Her best synthetic result came in this very race when third in 2011 beaten a length and a quarter when troubled with an 86 Beyer; it looks like Canani has been trying to sharpen her speed of late accentuated by the blowout on Saturday; the hotter the pace the better for this gal.
 
Big Honey Bee
One more jump and she blows up the toteboard last time at 50-1; the 6/9 fifth finisher cashed next out in a $25K Pleasanton claimer, lost next pair; winner 6/9 repeated in a $58K PLN stakes with a juicy 90 Beyer; miss could thrive with age as kin to over $300K earner Web Gem; miss ran the last furlong last time in :12.18; will be along late if at all.
 
Gypsy Robin
She could be a bit on the fragile side as the races are spaced but she has been managed expertly; maybe connections had this race in mind all the time; the August drills have been super and the winner of last returned to take the Grade 3 Rancho with a 103 Beyer; any thing close to a repeat of the Raven Run last year and the rest are looking at minor awards.

Race 2

Explosive Argument
All 3 wins when stalking the speed and will be able to save every inch of ground for this just like last; great sign that her 1st-ever synthetic-surface start was a victory; 3F-DMR bullet workout for this adds to the appeal; she posted her career-best Beyer speed figure on wet dirt; picks up 2 pounds after beating similar rivals at longer cutting back in distance does not help the cause for repeating; the 3-back runner-up finisher Beyered 75 in her next-out LS alw. win.
 
Bas
Massive-class leap off the career-best Beyer when sent long locally; has only raced this short once on a synthetic surface a distant-show finish and her last time going this short on dirt was a loss vs. Julio's Gold; win rider lands on Roveing Patrol for this; high-percentage repeat trainer hopes she can pass the class test.
 
Lady Rosamond
Beaten-betting choice from last continues with the 2-time win pilot; looms for a perfect trip saving ground behind a hot pace (Julio's Gold and She's a Go Girl) then should be tough to hold off late; last win was accomplished at 6F but getting up in time is the primary issue.
 
Magestic Stinger
Had to love that her 1st race off the claim represents a career-best Beyer; gets a positive 2-pound weight swing off the under 2-length loss vs.Explosive Argument; the DMR workout for this was not inspiring; cutting back in distance off recent-closing efforts does not add to the appeal.
 
Lady Katfish
Her 1st race off the claim certainly was not a significant improvement upon the favored loss where she was purchased from; the 2-back runner-up finisher Beyered 73 in her next-out DMR-40K-claiming triumph; the win rider is on Lady Rosamond for this.
 
Roveing Patrol
1st-time for the rider who seemingly had other options here; off the bench for a 1-for-13 (since 2012) long-layoff trainer; her DMR workouts are steady for this; the runner-up finisher from last took an SA-200K stakes next out (95 Beyer) while the 5th-place finisher captured an SA-71K event with an 89 speed figure.
 
Pebble Beach Baby
One race traveling this far on a synthetic surface is a win; the 2-back show runner Beyered 79 in her next-out DMR alw. victory; high-percentage jockey-trainer combo 1st-time Gomez is a plus; wish she did not break so poorly when sent long in last.
 
Clearly Confused
Leaves a high-win percentage trainer which is not a good win angle; lone race on a synthetic surface was her career debut where she was troubled at shorter; best Beyer was posted on a wet-main track; often shows gate speed but was taken up early in last losing all chance in the green debut; view as a pace presence for part.
 
Julio's Gold
Try to catch me and they couldn't in the maiden breaker over the track at today's distance 1st time ever on a synthetic surface; has to beat She's a Go Girl and Clearly Confused out of the gate then hold off the closers; the 2-back runner-up finish looks a lot better since the winner repeated in a BHP-25K-claimer with a 68 Beyer; latest-DMR workout suggests another huge race over the track is on the way.
 
She's a Go Girl
Exits her worst-career finish when fading; she reunites with the maiden-win rider who yields 34% winners for the trainer since 2012 and posted a career-best Beyer aboard her at today's distance; her game is to race right on the lead and figures to battle Julio's Gold and Clearly Confused for the front.
 
Katy's Star
The win rider is on Lady Rosamond; 2 good races at DMR in 2013 but takes a major class leap while moving from the rail where she could save ground to today the widest draw in the field; best races are where she sits mid-pack then makes 1 run.

Race 3

Home School (IRE)
He looks like he did some nice work sprinting over turf in Ireland, and he just missed a G3 win in his latest outing, even if he did only meet four rivals in that race; like many of these distance is a question, but his experience helps, and he gets Lasix for the first time.
 
Station House
He was a sharp winner at today's distance in his career debut, and the 73 Beyer Speed Figure he earned for that performance is the top figure in this field; he has to be careful to avoid an early pace dispute, but he's clearly a legitimate threat to walk away with the top prize.
 
Smokin' Ten
Sire wins with approximately 13% of his turf starters and stakes winning dam won 10 of 25 starts for 324k, including 0-for-1 over turf; he put together a nice run to break his maiden at first asking, but that was sprinting against 50-40k MCL's over the main track, and now he finds himself in a tough spot routing over turf for his first start against winners.
 
Ontology
Sire wins with approximately 12% of his turf starters and this is the first foal from a dam who won six of 35 starts for 332k, including four of 20 turf starts for 248k; he's one of three maidens in here but this 210k purchase has a good deal of ability and turf in his pedigree.
 
Easy Solution
Sire wins with approximately 19% of his turf starters and he's won with 3 of 27 (11%) starters trying turf for the first time, and dam was unraced; it might be tough to keep this one off of the early lead and Gomez has won with 19 of 58 (33%) mounts for this barn in 2013.
 
Yes Yes Yes
Sire wins with approximately 15% of his turf starters and this is the first foal form a stakes winning dam who won four of 14 starts for 179k, and she didn't make a turf start; interesting to see the success this barn has had going synthetic-to-turf, but this looks like a tough assignment for this maiden.
 
Golden Dynamo
Maybe we haven't seen the best of this gelding just yet, but his first two starts haven't been anywhere near strong enough to suggest that he can threaten the top contenders in here; maiden has the look of an outsider.
 
Diamond Bachelor
570k purchase is by a top turf sire and he's out of a multiple stakes placed dam who won once from six starts for 59k, including 1 of 4 turf starts for 38k; he ran to his backing at first asking and he has to be respected as a top contender against these off of that performance.

Race 4

Life's Journey
Moderate work tab for this son of Kipling who won 5 of 28 starts and 121K; his offspring have won 16 out of 183 initial races; the dam scored in 5 of 28 appearances earning 197K; among the winning siblings is 111K earner D'Obsession.
 
Pantera Rojo
Steady a.m. drills for this colt whose sire is turf star Sweet Return who banked 1.8 million including G1 success; his progeny are 1 for 26 first time out; the dam won 1 of 2 and 6: this is her only foal to make it to the races.
 
Maxx the Kid
Good blowout turned in recently; his sire won the Belmont Stakes and 3.24 million overall; descendants of Lemon Drops Kid have won their debut nearly 10 percent of the time; the dam won 3 of 12 and 41K; there are no winning sibs to report.
 
Big Medicine Man
Offspring of Indian Charlie, a G1 winner who amassed 616K, have scored in 100 out of 612 initial starts; the dam won 1 of 12 attempts and 70K; among the winning siblings is 75K earner Redhead.
 
Sawyer's Hill
Some upbeat workouts recorded last month; his sire won a G1 and 1.13 million; progeny of Spring At Last have won 11 of 62 debuts; the dam involved won 3 of 19 and 166K and this is her only foal to start.
 
Karma King
Very fine drill on the morning of 8/23; his sire won a G2 and 475k (offspring of Pure Prize have won 42 out of 365 initial races); the dam won 4 of 20 and 50K; winning siblings include 133K earner Prince o Pranks.
 
Snuggley Bear
Excellent blowout 6 days ago; his sire won at the G2 level en route to earning a total of 490K; descendant of Sharp Humor are 33 for 214 as far as winning their first race; the dam was without a tally in 3 tries; this is her only foal to compete.
 
Number Five
Sired by the outstanding Point Given who won multiple G1s and 3.96 million (his progeny have won 28 out of 305 debuts); the dam won 1 of 18 and 54K; winning siblings include 245K bankroller Trend.
 
Malibu Colony
There are even intervals to the work tab, a favorable sign; his prolific sire won 1 of 2 and 33K; descendants of Malibu Moon have won 97 out of 693 debuts; the mom won 2 of 10 and 45K; winning sibs include 568K earner Pashi to the Che.
 
Candy Anniversary
Slow but steady improvement to the work tab; his undefeated sire won multiple G1s and 749K; offspring of Candy Ride have scored in 44 out of 354 initial races; the dam was unraced; sib to 118K earner Holloween Candy.
 
Final Step
Above average gate workouts of late; his sire won a G2 and 1.22 million and descendants of In Summation have been victorious in 1 of 12 debuts; the dam was without a score in 6 attempts; sib to 65K earner Impass.
 
Capo
Progeny of Street Boss, a multiple G1 winner who garnered 831K, have done very well first time out, winning 17 out of 80; the dam never raced and this is her sole foal to make it to the starting gate.
 
Mr. Splash
His sire won at the G2 level and earned a total of 583K (offspring of Old Fashion have won 2 of 15 debuts); the dam went zero for 2; there are no winning siblings to highlight; the trainer has won with a longshot firster.
 
Being There
An unlikely starter today but he shows some fair works; his sire won a G1 and 1.66 million; descendants of Showing Up have won 4 of 30 initial tries; the dam won 4 of 13 and 149K and this is her only foal to race.

Race 5

Ain't No Other
Ships down here to try restricted stakes runners in his return to synthetic footing after the popular Santa Rosa turf score; he did earn a career best number the lone time he stepped over this track and this 9 time winner's last came from the inside draw, but he catches a better bunch in here and a minor placing may prove to be his ceiling.
 
Private Zone
Gelding was right there with the better sprinters on this circuit prior to being given a shot in Dubai; idle for 5 months since, he's been working regularly at Hollywood for his return and he's got plenty of early foot which should be on display from this inside draw; there's other lick in here and maybe he's better next time but it looks as if they'll have him to run down.
 
Rail Trip
Eight year old has only run once this year and didn't have much to offer in that 7 panel G1 try; he earned some solid numbers while 2 turning in G1 company as well as a sharp score in the G2 San Diego here last summer and the barn does boast solid fresh numbers, but this trip may be too short at which to expect his best.
 
Koast
Goes turf to synthetic after offering little on the local lawn in his return from 3 months on the shelf; colt's lone crack on this type of footing wasn't much though it did come in his debut run; maybe he moves forward with that last one behind him, but he appears to face a tough task today.
 
Ruler of Dubai
Cal bred wasn't bad against some solid juveniles at Santa Anita a couple of years ago but he's been away nearly 2 years; return to the scene of his maiden score can't hurt and he does boast a regular work pattern for this, but it's tough to imagine he doesn't need at least one before we see the best he has to offer.
 
Longview Drive
Returns from a year on the shelf for an outfit that boasts some recent luck with fresh runners; he did keep some decent company earlier in his career and has even run well fresh, but these may prove to be a little bit much for him right now.
 
So Brilliant
Baffert gray is working well here for his return from the short break off the triple digit Beyer score over better in his first start of the year; he'll step up for this and all 3 of his victories have come on the front end so that's something he'll have to overcome, but he clearly has ability and must be considered.
 
Roman Threat
G3 SW in just his third career start ran huge in each of his 3 starts last year and now he'll return from 15 months on the bench; 5 year old tracked a hot clip to break his maiden with a big number first time out and he's worked in typical Baffert fashion for his return; not always easy to fire off this type of break, but the barn does well with its fresh stock and with Bejarano named have to think he's fully cranked; one to beat.
 
Chiloquin
Cuts back a half panel after holding second in his return to the local main track over which he's won twice; gelding draws a solid tracking post and he's been working like he'll have some more to offer today; price should be right to give him a look.

Race 6

Warrant
Feel that the turn back in distance can prove to be a positive for this son of top turf influence War Front, and with the prospect of a fast and contested early pace, it's nice to see how well he has run from off of the early pace in the past; he commands respect while going out for a barn that has put live horses on the track at this meeting.
 
Unbridled Giant
Of the horses in the main body of this race, he shares the best last race Beyer Speed Figure with Horizontalyspeakin, and his form has consistently been in the neighborhood of what it might take to get the job done in this spot; he's more of an early speed type, and the early pace in here figures to be swift, but he's shown the ability to tap the brakes a little bit early on if required.
 
Quiet Force
This colt has a very nice pedigree for turf and have to respect what he showed us in his career debut sprinting when posting a win at nearly 30-1; 3rd place finisher from debut won next out at SA on 4/18 going 6 1/2f over turf vs. MSW rivals with an 86 Beyer; Bejarano has won with 5 of 12 (42%) mounts for this barn in 2013.
 
Magic Channel
He's two-for-two since arriving in America and he's making his first start after a claim for a barn that scores well in that category; 3rd place finisher from latest won next out at GG on 8/31 going 1 1/16m over turf vs. 50k OPC's with a 72 Beyer.
 
Bench Light
Nothing wrong with the form that he's displayed since being placed back over turf five starts ago, and he might appreciate turning back in distance to 1 1/16m after going 1 3/8m in his two most recent races; he merits his share of respect in this competitive event.
 
Swift Eagle
It does appear that his form is heading in the wrong direction entering this race, but he's shown the ability to step up with a pretty sharp try on his best day, and it wouldn't be a shock to see him give a good account of himself in this spot.
 
Meringue Pie (GB)
In a race where the winner seems very likely to earn a Beyer Speed Figure in the mid-80's, this gelding has topped out at 73 through his first eight starts in America; note that he was beaten by today's rival Magic Channel in his latest outing.
 
Horizontalyspeakin
Like to see the way that his form has developed through his first four starts and it looks like taking the blinkers off for his latest race proved to be a key; that said, this isn't a soft spot for his first start against winners, and with all the early speed signed on, his ability to rate might be put to the test.
 
Currahee
A. P. Warrior has been a poor influence as a turf sire but this gelding ran some nice races over turf in his first few starts and he deserves another chance to see what he can do racing over grass; 3rd place finisher from latest won next out here on 8/28 going 6f vs. starter alw. rivals with a 76 Beyer.
 
Somethings Unusual
His recent form has been right in line with what it might take to get the job done in this spot and he's being reunited with Talamo who was aboard for his most recent victory; he has every bit the look of a top contender, and the shape of this race should assist his late running style.
 
Te Rapa
He needs to see a scratch from the main body of this race to draw in, but his sharp recent form points him out as a legitimate threat if he gets to go in this spot; the 87 Beyer Speed Figure he earned for his latest performance represents the best last race figure in this field.
 
Cinco de Mario
He's yet to run a race that is fast enough to suggest that he can handle a field of this caliber, so looking at this as being a tough spot for him to land in after getting the better of a field of 30-28k MCL's in his latest outing.
 
Hotradamus
He's run well in his three starts this year, and in a race where the early pace figure to be fast and contested, he's shown the ability to run his race from off the pace; he's worth keeping an eye out for in the event that he draws in.
 
Trucial State
Stone-cold closer will very likely see an ideal early pace scenario if he draws in, and he has shown the ability to pack a pretty solid stretch punch on his best day; not sure if the top spot is within his reach, but a spot underneath in the exotics appears to be.

Race 7

That's a Bingo
3-slow gate breaks in first 3 races; even when she was sent long she did not break well; 1st-time blinkers produced a career-best Beyer speed figure but was no match for the speedy Hanserella who follows for this; the debut winner repeated in a BHP-optional claimer with an 85 Beyer; posted a 3F-bullet workout for this; new rider is 1-for-18 for the trainer since 2012.
 
Kathleen Rose
Leaves a high-win percentage trainer which is not a good win angle; working well off the more than 1-year-layoff however the trainer is 1-for-17 with extended-absentee types since 2012; will be taking a wait and see approach.
 
Kana Flavor
Was screaming out for more distance in last but remains at 6.5F; the 2-back turf loss saw the winner (now 3-for-3) and runner-up finisher Beyer 75-74 in a next-out DMR-MSW and BHP alw. wins; improved-workout for this adds to the appeal; will be flying late.
 
Heavens Stairway
Sire is 8-for-92 with 1st-time starters; is out of an unraced dam who produced 3 winners from 3 other foals to race including 92K-earner Risky Reward (2-for-5); pair of bullet workouts for this for a trainer who began the DMR meet on an 0-for-10 streak but have a 1ster winner since 2012.
 
Crystalline Indy
Did not fire to her 5-1-unveiling odds; turf debut 53 days ago saw her break slowly then stay in the back of the pack; sharp 4F-DMR synthetic workout for this and the 1ster-rider coming back for this adds to the appeal; needs a big 2nd-time out improvement to post the upset.
 
Hanserella
Projects to own the best gate speed to play catch me if you can; has had many chances with 10 minor awards she often races well in defeat; the final yards are the biggest concern; 1st-time Bejarano trying to keep her together in deep stretch.
 
Yawannagokid
Plenty of upside for start 3 improving the Beyer speed figure 2nd-time out chasing the runner-up finisher who posted a 72 Beyer in her next-out SA-MSW win; another who has been working well for this; must be ready for best off the February layoff to graduate.
 
Aphrodite's Favor
60-1 key-race unveiling 75 days ago saw her trail throughout; the winner and show finishers from last Beyered 80-65 in next-out DMR-MSW and optional-claiming wins; mild worktab for start 2 which is almost always an improvement race.
 
Red Red Door
Another who did not break smartly in last but should benefit from the educational unveiling; the workouts for this lacked spark but the 23%-winning 2nd-start trainer adds to the appeal; has plenty of room to move forward off the debut.
 
Bridle Plan
Adds blinkers for the 1st time trying to show better stamina than the debut and also better gate speed from latest; did not show a usual Beyer 2nd-time out improvement which is a concern; wish the workout for this was more enticing; the trainer is 1-for-5 since 2012 with 1st-blinkered runners since 2012.
 
Kylee's Star
Best Beyers going long on grass for an 0-for-24 turf-to-synthetic trainer; the barn is also 1-for-24 since 2012 going route-to-sprint; did not fire best 68 days ago when outrun with no kick on grass; closer needs a well-timed ride to land a share.
 
Teacher Teacher
Working well for her 1st start in nearly 2 years; 6-year-old's return to a synthetic surface for last produced a career-low Beyer when bet to favortism; the 2-back winner Beyered 83 in her next-out SA alw. win then repeated in a BHP-85K stakes with an 89 speed figure; she beat the show runner a next-out SA-MSW winner (76).
 
Ryderroo
Posted a steady workout for the career debut; her sire is 38-for-311 with 1st-time starters; is out of an unraced dam who's only other foal to race is 2-0-0-1 One Day Late (2K); the 0-for-11 debut trainer does not help the cause.
 
Sidepocket Run
Has not raced this short since March's 2nd-career start; career-best Beyer on synthetic but hung on the money in last in her 1st-DMR try at longer; best races when she sits back and makes one run like 2-back when beating the show runner who Beyered 68 in a next-out DMR-MSW win.

Race 8

Skydreamin
Connections may be trying to coax a bit more speed from him with the blinks this time; connections thought enough of him to start him off in the stakes when he beat 4; the place horse in the Pleasanton race was 2nd beaten a head here 8/15 in a $50K optional; don't sell too short.
 
Can the Man
Baffert knows his way around this race; he has won more DMR Futuritys then anyone including 4 of the last 5; his Rolling Fog was coming off a local MSW winning debut before winning this race inching away late with a 78 Beyer; there's class on the bottom side as dam took a Group 2 and banked over $225K; some siblings could run two as top kin Martha's Moon took 2 stakes, banked over $100K in 8 starts; note show horse in debut was nearly 3 clear; rates long look right back.
 
Dance With Fate
Legit trouble in the debut when he walked out of the gate; colt is looking at much more speed this time and he was losing ground in the last; now must stay on for another sixteenth; must find a way to whip Alberts among others.
 
Celtic Moon
Bothered early in the debut, he got a boost when the show horse in the maiden breaker took a MSW here 7/27 with a 70 Beyer; pedigree solid as kin Swiss Wild Cat too a couple of stakes and earned almost $200K; he has right to go this far as kin Extra Dinner won 2 of her 3 starts at 7 furlongs; legit player.
 
Alberts Hope
Gelding proved the 33-1 shocker in the debut was no fluke; like the series of drills since Best Pal and the spin last Friday was solid; place horse in the debut beat fillies to graduated next out, was a bothered 6th in the DMR Deb on Saturday; he's already repaid his $40K purchase price and his underrated rider was upbeat after the last win, Quinonez: "He was traveling so easy out there; he was comfortable. I wasn't sure where I was going to wind up on the backside, but I knew he was comfortable. On the turn I had thoughts of dropping down on the inside, but I saw how tight things were down there so I gave up the ground. When that other horse (Celtic Moon) came to him, he fired again. Maybe even bigger and better for him next time"; primed.
 
Alpine Luck
Set the fastest splits of his career in last and just could not take the heat; homebred has trained solidly since the last race and love fact he drilled this distance; Stevens strings along, but runner must find a way to conserve enough energy for when the real racing begins.
 
Rum Point
Basically flattered the Puype charge with the maiden breaker; you can build a case he can get this demanding trip as kin Step in Line won at about 7 furlongs and even going longer; far from disgraced by Hope in the debut; don't discount.
 
California Chrome
Must prove he can ramble in open company and that didn't work out too well in the Proctor; colt seemed a bit more relaxed with the blinks in last; not sure he was beating anybody in his first win as the place horse that day is 0 for 2 since; off a career Beyer, may have to improve on that figure to repeat.
 
Guns Loaded
Fit enough to drill several times since good showing vs. Hope; for only his second start, runner ran well in the Best Pal and should improve from that effort; pretty snappy drill on the 21st; rates upset glance.
 
Tamarando
Educated in the debut, nice wide close before earning the sheepskin; 7/21 winner was 4th beaten 4 when flashing speed in the state-bred Graduation 7/31; distance should be in his favor as Grade 3 winning dam banked over $200K as a successful router; and kin Luckarack won 2 stakes at 2 and earned over $450K; runner ran his last 8th 7/21 in a lively :12.18; Beyers improving, respect.
 
Indexical
Steadied in the debut, shades a clean trip proved the remedy; distance should be within range as kin Master Achievement won multiple times at 8 and a half furlongs on grass; this guy has some upside to him.

Race 9

Keyboard Courage
Steps up the class ladder in his first off the barn's claim after running away from cheaper at the trip here a couple of weeks back; gelding moves inside without much early lick but the pace in front of him does figure to be solid; if he can stay in touch early in this bulky field he's capable of getting in the mix here.
 
Amazing Hearted
Tackles better after taking his first 2 starts and the number he earned in beating claimers was the highest last out Beyer of the bunch; slight cut back to the trip of his debut score won't hurt and he's been working in the interim like he's got another good one in him; contender.
 
Yankee Rebel
Lightly raced gelding should be tighter with his local turf return behind him; he beat maiden claimers first out here last summer so maybe the return to the main track helps and he does look to get some lick in front of him; price should be right to try and get him into the exotics.
 
Appealing Tale
Fresh sophomore tries older for the initial time in this spot for a barn that excels with its runners off this type of break; he didn't really improve until stretched out in his third career start, but he has been working well of late for his return and the outfit does well on the turn back; consider.
 
Know More
Hood comes off for another crack at the level after a weak try here a couple of weeks back; sophomore catches a field full of runners who have gone faster than he has of late, so he'll need to take a good step forward to go with them; passing.
 
Omega Star
Statebred drew the fence in his return from time off and did his better running too late in that slightly longer local heat; he'll try older open company runners for the initial time in here but the barn does a nice job second back from the break and he's certainly got a right to be better for that last one; Bejarano sticks.
 
Hello Frankie
Showed solid early foot before backing out of it late at Emerald last time and he returned to work well here last week; gelding turned the corner on synthetic footing last year and maybe the return to it helps while going second back from the break; barn has had a rough stand, but this guy may offer some value.
 
Insideondoutside
Runner up in his last 2 steps back up to this level while cutting back a half panel after finishing behind one of the guys he'll catch again in this spot; barn has gone well here and the new pilot is certainly capable; honest clip wouldn't hurt the barn's second runner in this heat.
 
Rangi (GB)
Import gets Lasix for the initial time in his return from the break; earned his maiden score over synthetic footing during the winter in England and from the look of his recent drills he clearly likes the local surface; tote support would warrant him a look.
 
Raised a Secret
Statebred tries open company after earning a career best number in victory over restricted runners at a slightly shorter trip a couple of weeks back; he survived an outside pace duel from a tough draw in that one and his recent Beyers clearly fit with these; consider.
 
Spring Up
Should have some bottom for the turn back to sprint after running away from cheaper routers in his first off the barn's claim; sophomore is on the improve and is a perfect 2 for 2 over the local course, but he'll need to keep getting better to step with this bunch; maybe for a share.
 
Derringer
Boasts some solid recent drills for his first crack off the claim by this sharp outfit; he'll get back in with older here and he does have solid early foot, but he draws the outside slot for this and will likely have to work hard from the bell; maybe the slight cut back helps.

Race 10

My Looloo
Pure Prize about 11% with first-time turfers in a 226-runner sample; sire won at 2, took a G2, banked $425K, never turfed; dam won only start, a dirt maiden $75K sprint with a 51 Beyer; this is her first to race; expect better result.
 
Lake Maracaibo
Can't fault those that are gun shy with 5 chalk flops; backers can point to the fact there is a double turf winner in the tree; top Beyer came in the comeback situation; don't sell too short.
 
Nickels Wild
Sky Mesa about 13% with first-time turfers in a 212-runner sample; sire was unbeaten in 3 juvenile starts, took the G1 Hopeful, earned over $600K, never turfed; stakes placed 2 for 14 dam earned nearly $130K, was turf only; 2 of 3 sibs won, one lost twice on grass, top kin banked almost $130K; should be on the muscle early.
 
Switched Up
Pleasantly Perfect about 15% with debuters in a 179-runner grid, about 12% with first-time turfers in a 121-runner sample; sire didn't run at 2, lost twice on grass, took BC Classic; G3 winning 9 for 19 dam banked nearly $400K, won 5 times on grass; 4 of 5 siblings won; one was a triple winner on grass, top kin Switch took multiple G1s, banked over $1.4 million, never turfed; the blood sure is there.
 
Rockabye Lady
Rock Hard Ten about 13% with first-time turfers in a 183-runner sample; sire didn't run at 2, took soph debut at SA with a 101 Beyer, won multiple G1s, never turfed; SW 6 for 17 dam banked $140K, lost only turf out; all 5 siblings won; one cashed on grass once, one banked nearly $100K; back to original pilot, look for Garcia to be sending hard.
 
Oughttobenaughty
Leroidesanimaux about 13% with debuters in a 127-runner study, about 20% with first-time turfers in a 104-runner sample; sire did not run at 2, took second start at 3, won a couple of G1s, banked over $1.6 million, mostly on grass; dam never turf, lone win was a dirt route; 2 of 3 siblings won in the minor leagues, the one that tried grass was out of the money twice on turf; she looks fit enough.
 
Fanticola
Silent Name 6 for 44 with first-time turfers; sire took juvenile debut, took a Grade 2, five of his 6 wins came on grass, banked nearly $700K; SP 2 for 21 dam banked over $100K, was turf only; both sibs won, neither tried turf, both earned about $40K a piece; she has already repaid her $21K and change purchase price.
 
Serene Melody
Street Cryabout 12% with first-time turfers in a 209-runner sample; sire won at 2, banked over $5 million, never turfed; multiple G1 winning dam banked over $3.2 million, never was on grass; the family is stellar; 5 earned at least $330K including Group 1 winner and near $450K earner Sophisticat; look out.
 
Nicegirlsfnishlast
Both turf sprints solid and the last race came back live as the 7th finisher took a maiden $75K claimer next out, place horse won at this level and the winner repeated in an N1X with a 71 Beyer; dam's lone win was a dirt sprint; 3 of 5 siblings won; none won on grass but kin Harmonizer banked over $250K; fresh and dangerous.
 
Charm Catcher
Better sprinting so far but at least she got a taste of the surface; she has a shot to mature with class as kin Charm the Giant took a G3 on grass at 5, banked nearly $350K; overdue for a big one.
 
Hot and Pleasing
She bobbled early and never really got untracked; show horse 7/25 graduated next out at this level with a 67 Beyer for Cassidy; backers can hang hat on fact there is a turf winner in the family and kin Excessivepleasure won several stakes, banked over a million; has some things to iron out.
 
Cravin' the Heat
Miss may fit better for a tag; there are a couple of multiple races turf winners in the family; could be compromised by the slot.
 
Keldy
Wide last time, she could be closer to the pace this time; at least there is one double turf winner in the tree; another factor in an absolute scramble to close out meeting.
 
Dow Diva
Miss was pushed every step of the way and just could not stand the head; she should have her sea legs under her by now; family is on weak side; she has lost ground in the lane in 6 of 7 and there are others with designs on the lead; could offer value; good luck at Fairplex.