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Del Mar Vulnerable Favorites, Live Longshots, and Spot Plays: August 7

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SPOT PLAYS AND LIVE LONGSHOTS

Del Mar Race 1, (5:05 ET)

A TOAST TO YOU (#3, 3-1) hasn't run since March 15 but trainer Miller is superb off the bench and having a super meet. This runner has worked well and showed plenty of turf sprint quality when 3rd in a stakes down the hill at SA this winter. - Michael Hammersly

Del Mar Race 2, (5:37 ET)

ONEBADSHENANIGAN (#9, 9-2) After spinning his wheels for much of the way when in and amongst rivals for his career debut 7/21, this guy showed some run. That critical first out could go a long way in him showing improvement here, especially given the favorable load-and-go draw in the open-air outside box. Mullins shows nice numbers in these relevant categories, including with 2nd-time starters.  – Marty McGee

Del Mar Race 3, (6:09 ET)

Lone speed QUEEN OF THE HILL (#3, 5-1) should clear these $20,000 claiming fillies and mares. She may be bet below her 5-1 early line, but could be a pick six single. - Brad Free

Del Mar Race 4, (6:40 ET) - LIVE LONGSHOT

Got a bunch of quick horses who might not want a 2-turn mile here, & then there's QUICK NAVIGATOR (#5, 15-1), run off his feet in a sprint, but perhaps far better suited to 2 turns. - Marcus Hersh

Del Mar Race 7, (8:10 ET)

STOP SMILING (#5, 3-1) won her debut despite breaking two to three lengths slowly, something that will often happen with a first timer starting from the fence; recovered quickly and finished strongly to win going away; now looks poised to get a dream stalking trip behind three speedballs to her inside. – Byron King

Del Mar Race 8, (8:40 ET)

CRYTALLINE INDY (#1, 8-1) can improve a ton after a once-around debut. She broke slowly and raced evenly without encouragement. She is better than that race suggests. - Brad Free

Del Mar Race 8, (8:40 ET)

Suspended trainer C Gaines' stable running for Jerry Quinn, & such situations can add couple odds points to live runners, of which 1st-timer SRI'S REd (#10, 9-2) looks like one. - Marcus Hersh

VULNERABLE FAVORITES

Del Mar Race 2, (5:35 ET)

GO FIRST (#7, 3-1) just missed in his debut at BHP May 24 and that was enough to earn a stakes shot June 15 but he was never a factor at any point that day. Yes, the drop surely helps but that may mean luring quite a bit more attention through the windows and while his debut was solid it's not as if that puts him well above these. - Michael Hammersly

Del Mar Race 7, (8:10 ET)

SHE'S A TIGER (#4, 5-2) is perfect in two starts and withstood a fast pace to win the Landaluce at Hollywood, but only because none of her rivals were doing much running in the stretch; she staggered home with a slow final furlong and seems unlikely to hold off this classier group of runners. - Byron King

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