Del Mar Archived Sheet

TODAY AT DEL MAR; Cost $6.50; August 21, 2019 by Richard Eng

Post Time 2 p.m. PT

Race 1 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $61,000, Cal-breds, Fillies, 2-year-olds

1 Nina En Fuego – Call this flying blind with only 1 horse out of 10 having run on the turf, vote for Flavien Prat

4 Warren’s Showtime – Of the ones who have started this filly showed some promise with a 3rd place finish

Long Shot – 2 Warrior’s Moon

Race 2 – 1 mile, Purse $25,000, Claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

4 Atina – Dead late closer was taken out of a last race win by Andy Mathis, a quick 19 day turn around

2 Beyond Pleasure – Chance for a Flavien Prat early daily double that will pay, his horse in race 1 is 8/1

Long Shot – 3 Fracas

Race 3 – 5 furlongs (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $61,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 2-year-olds

8 Mind Out – ML favorite draws a difficult parking lot post in an abbreviated turf sprint with the rail out 30 feet

1 Secret Square – Got a test drive in debut when anchored in the back of the bus, likely to go much better today

Long Shot – 7 Nu Pi Lambata  (use #12 Greg’s Diva if she draws in)

Race 4 – 1 mile, Purse $61,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up

6 Go For A Ride – Gelded since last seen at Woodbine, notice Flavien Prat mounts keep making my hit list

7 Commanding Chief – Dead late closer should be able to carve out a trip from a bad parking lot post

Long Shot – 5 Caribbean

Race 5 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $35,000, Claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds and up

4 Murad Khan – Ship & Win candidate so late in the meet for Leonard Powell, need not be much in this group

1 Buckstopper Kit – Claimed by Bob Hess who legs up his main man Kent Desormeaux for a rail skimming ride

Long Shot – 5 Unusually Green

Race 6 – 1 mile, $85,000 Harry F. Brubaker, 3-year-olds and up

2 Dr. Dorr – Gets class relief after knocking heads in grade 1 and 2 stakes, tactical speed to sit a nice trip

5 Line Judge – He still looks like a nice claim by Peter Miller despite getting swamped in the grade 1 Bing Crosby

Long Shot – 6 Two Thirty Five

Race 7 – 5 furlongs (turf rail at 30 feet), Purse $64,000, Optional claiming $80,000, 3-year-olds

3 Prodigal Son – Gets class relief from a tough Cal-bred stakes for this turf sprint, will be running on late

4 Hartel – It will be interesting to see what Flavien Prat does with #5 Boa Nova who surely will go to the lead

Long Shot – 1 Capture The Sea

Race 8 – 6 furlongs, Purse $40,000, Maiden claiming $100,000, 2-year-olds

5 Impossible Task – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming, blinkers on for this

1 Railsplitter – Exits a 2-turn turf route where he cuts back in distance today, blinkers on, chance to close late

Long Shot – 4 Howbeit

Best Bet – 6 Go For A Ride (race 4)

Del Mar Sunday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/4/$19.40; Long Shots, 9/1/$9.00; Best Bet, 1/0/$0

Del Mar Totals – 386/106/$663.40; Long Shots, 197/26/$241.20; Best Bets, 24/13/$53.40

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