09/05/2015 1:19PM

Goulding: How I'd play Del Mar on Sunday, Sept. 6


I like AUDRA (4) in the first race. The 3-year-old filly took a lot of support when she debuted Aug. 5, but she got off to a poor start. After moving into contention on her own, she hung. She came back with a couple sharp works, and she comes out of a barn that has solid numbers with second-time starters. She could be tough to handle with a race behind her. I’ll key her in the exacta over first-time starter MY SILVER CAT (1), who has been firing bullets at Los Alamitos, LILY KAI (6), who has shown some ability on turf and whose pedigree suggests she will be better on dirt, and SEND ME A SIGN (3), who had a rough trip when she debuted in a key race. One positive sign is that despite her disappointing debut, jockey Mike Smith keeps the faith.