07/26/2013 4:35PM

Del Mar Vulnerable Favorites, Live Longshots, and Spot Plays: July 28


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Del Mar Race 3, (6:09 ET)

Second-time starter TIZ ZOE CEE (#8, 10-1) broke slowly and trailed first out. She makes her second start for a top barn facing a potentially vulnerable favorite.

-Brad Free

Del Mar Race 4, (8:10 ET)

SCHERER MAGIC (#4, 3-1) tossed in a real clunker at BHP June 28 but remember that came vs. tougher and routing. His prior 2 stars, both sprints, were very nice, so moving back to the sprint game helps as does the class drop. He’s worked well since to indicate he’s feeling good. -Michael Hammersly


Del Mar Race 7, (8:10 ET)

Also-eligible longshot ROYAL EMPRESS (#12, 10-1) is an Irish import with decent overseas form. She makes her U.S. debut in a modest turf allowance she can upset.

-Brad Free


Del Mar Race 7, (8:10 ET)

SOMETHINGABOUTHER (#1, 6-1) Drops back into the 1x alw. ranks a welcome move for a filly who was overmatched in the G2 Honeymoon last out. Two-back forward run at this same level netted a nice runner-up finish at 22-1, and although the price won’t be as nice here, she does draw well with turf pro Flores staying aboard and should be a pace-pressing threat from the very start. – Marty McGee

Del Mar Race 7, (8:10 ET)

UNKEPT RENDEZVOUS (#1, 4-1) appears in line to get a great set-up. She made a strong run routing at BHP July 4 but flattened out. She moves to a sprint and maybe she’s best as a late-running sprinter. Best of all there’s a bunch of speed signed up here to give her a target, and the slight drop helps, too. -Michael Hammersly



Del Mar Race 1 (5:05 ET)

SECRET COMPASS (#1, 2-1) draws the rail and adds blinkers in second career start for Baffert; looks to be a couple of well meant firsters, including an uncoupled stablemate, here,  and prefer the horse to her immediate outside of those who have run. - Chuck Kuehhas

Del Mar Race 3 (6:09 ET)

Although runner-up in two recent turf routes vs. similar, COCONUT CREAM PIE (#5, 7-5) is not getting better. Two turns is a long way for a filly that might be better as a closing sprinter.

-Brad Free


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