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Racing! Michael Wrona pays it forward

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we wish the best to Corey Nakatani on his impending surgery and recovery.

Everybody needs a break, especially when your profession is limited to a few dozen people in this country. The likeable and talented Michael Wrona, track announcer at Santa Anita and Santa Rosa, is one who likes to pay it forward.

He helped give Frank Mirahmadi a shot at a minor track he was calling, although Frank is pretty good about creating his own breaks. At Santa Rosa today, he’s going to turn over the microphone in the sixth race to James Wallace, a 24-year-old from Orange County. (There’s a chance if there are scratches it could be moved. Believe it or not, it may be more difficult to call a short field than a big one.)

Wallace has been following the long-held strategy of all play-by-play announcers by doing practice calls, in this case on the roof of Santa Anita. Michael has been reviewing them and imparting his wisdom.

“I think he’s reached the point where he deserves a shot, and Santa Rosa management has been kind enough to offer him the opportunity,” Wrona said.

So, if you get a chance, see how James does in the sixth race.

Nakatani to have surgery

Jockey Corey Nakatani will undergo surgery on his back I the next two weeks and be out for two months after that, reports Jay Privman in the Daily Racing Form.

Nakatani’s agent and son, Matt, told Privman: “He has a herniated disc that’s up against the spinal cord. He needs this to get back to normal.”

Matt Nakatani also said there would be some clean up of a previous injury during the surgery. Nakatani was injured on Saturday when his mount, Irish Spring, went down after apparently clipping heels with Aussie Fox. It was a fatal injury for Irish Spring.

More on McKinzie

On Wednesday we mentioned McKinzie’s potential return. Our own Jon White, Santa Anita morning-line maker and racing historian, offered this perspective.

Bob Baffert has said he would like to run McKinzie in the Pennsylvania Derby at Parx on Sept. 22, though Baffert also has conceded it will be ‘tight’ to make that race with him. Based on that, I would say that if McKinzie does not have any hiccups, he has a pretty good chance to run in the Pennsylvania Derby. Otherwise, Baffert will have to go in a different direction with him. If it were a situation in which McKinzie had come close to being ready for the Pennsylvania Derby but just could not quite make it, I would not be surprised if Baffert then might consider the Goodwood for him. But the best bet at this point, I'd say, is McKinzie will return in the Pennsylvania Derby.”

Thanks, Jon.

Some Del Mar stats

Just some stats to chew on.

(Through Sunday)

Winning favorites: 47 of 131 (35.88%)

Winning favorites on dirt: 38 of 82 (46.34%)

Winning favorites on turf: 9 of 49 (18.37%)

Winning odds-on favorites: 14 of 19 (73.68%)

In-the-money favorites: 91 of 131 (69.47%)

In-the-money odds-on favorites: 19 of 19 (100%)

Del Mar review

Wednesday’s feature was a $62,000 allowance for horses 3 and up going a mile. Divisor, under a very smart ride by Santiago Gonzalez, won by a half-length in a tough stretch duel over Show Me Da Lute. Gonzalez kept Divisor on the front or within a neck for most of the race and when they were in mid-stretch showed it was going to be his race to win.

Divisor paid $12.80, $7.70 and $4.80 for trainer Phil D’Amato. Canadian Game was third.

Del Mar preview

Thursday is a good day if you like turf racing as half the eight-race card is on the grass. First post is the usual 2 p.m.

Not sure what the feature of the day is as there are two allowance races, but we’ll pick the fourth race because at $65,000, it’s $3,000 more than the seventh race. Wait, you say? (I know you didn’t really say that.) Doesn’t Del Mar usually put their feature as the penultimate race? Well, yes, they do, unless such race has only five starters, which is the number in the fourth. The track wants full field for the late horizontal betting sequences.

In that race, one mile for horses 3 and up with a bunch of other caveats, morning-line maker Russ Hudak said you’ll probably go after the Baffert horse, but after that, who knows? Baffert’s Lookie Loo is 2-1, Conqueror is 5-2, Ike Walker is 7-2 and Giant Influence and Sheer Flattery is 4-1.

Lookie Loo has won two of five races, including an allowance. Flavien Prat is the rider.

Here are the field sizes, in order: 7, 6, 8, 5, 9, 10, 8, 10.

Bob Ike’s DMR pick of the day

SEVENTH RACE: No. 8 Bobbie Lincoln (5-1)

Hard-trying mare from the Ron Ellis barn has made only three starts (two wins) as a 5-year-old but obviously tries hard and should fit well in this Cal-bred allowance spot. She's bred to like turf and is tactical enough to get position from her outside box. Main threat and exacta partner looks like Donut Girl.

Wednesday’s result: Kidmon never challenged at any point in a disappointing performance.

Bob Ike is a Partner/VP of Horsebills.com (here's a video) and the proprietor of BobIkePicks.com (full-card picks, 3 Best Plays and betting strategy).

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And now the stars of the show, Wednesday’s results and Thursday’s entries.

Del Mar Charts Results for Wednesday, August 8.

Copyright 2018 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, California. All finishes confirmed by Plusmic USA. Official program numbers may not correspond with post position. 16th day of a 36-day meet. Clear & Firm

FIRST RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $30,000. Starter Allowance. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $16,000. Time 23.17 47.50 1:12.08 1:24.54 1:36.34


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ ¾ Str Fin Jockey $1

7 War Moccasin 124 6 5 6 5–hd 5–½ 2–hd 1–4¼ Elliott 2.10
5 Believe Indeed 124 4 3 4–2 2–1 2–1½ 3–1½ 2–hd Desormeaux 0.70
4 Blondy's Reward 124 3 1 1–2 1–½ 1–1 1–hd 3–1¼ Sanchez 39.00
2 Looking At Thelake 119 2 4 3–1 4–1½ 3–1 4–2½ 4–3¼ Espinoza 7.80
6 Todos Santos 124 5 6 5–hd 6 4–½ 5–2 5–3½ Pena 13.60
1 Lob City 119 1 2 2–hd 3–hd 6 6 6 Payeras 12.80

7 WAR MOCCASIN 6.20 2.60 2.40
5 BELIEVE INDEED 2.20 2.10
4 BLONDY'S REWARD 4.40
$1 EXACTA (7-5)  $5.40
$2 QUINELLA (5-7)  $3.60
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (7-5-4-2)  $18.13
50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-5-4)  $37.50

Winner–War Moccasin Dbb.f.4 by War Chant out of Suede Shoe, by Pulpit. Bred by Calumet Farm (KY). Trainer: Javier Jose Sierra. Owner: Frank Reynoso, Jr.. Mutuel Pool $173,412 Exacta Pool $103,687 Quinella Pool $4,551 Superfecta Pool $41,241 Trifecta Pool $72,946. Scratched–Royal Asscher.

WAR MOCCASIN angled in and chased inside, came out for room on the second turn and three deep into the stretch, bid three wide in midstretch, gained the lead just past the eighth pole and won clear under a couple left handed cracks of the whip. BELIEVE INDEED stalked three deep, bid outside the pacesetter leaving the backstretch, tracked that one again on the second turn, re-bid alongside that rivals into the stretch then between foes in midstretch and got up for the place. BLONDY'S REWARD sped to the early lead outside a rival, angled in on the first turn and set the pace inside, responded when challenged leaving the backstretch, inched away again on the second turn, fought back along the fence in the stretch and was edged for second. LOOKING AT THELAKE stalked between horses then outside a rival leaving the backstretch and into the second turn, continued a bit off the rail leaving that turn, came out some in the stretch and lacked the needed rally. TODOS SANTOS broke a bit slowly, went up four wide into the first turn, chased outside the winner then three deep on the second turn, drifted four wide into the stretch, drifted in some in the drive and did not rally. LOB CITY steadied in tight into the first turn, saved ground, pulled along the inside early on the backstretch, stalked along the rail and weakened in the stretch.

SECOND RACE.

1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $23,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $12,500-$10,500. Time 23.77 48.56 1:13.09 1:39.21 1:46.19


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ ¾ Str Fin Jockey $1

2 My Farmer 120 2 1 1–1 1–½ 1–½ 1–2 1–2¾ Maldonado 8.00
6 Just Kidding 120 5 4 5–3½ 4–1½ 4–2½ 3–2½ 2–1¼ Quinonez 1.80
3 Above Board 115 3 5 2–½ 2–½ 2–1 2–2½ 3–4¼ Espinoza 4.60
8 Shackleford Banks 120 7 3 7 7 7 5–½ 4–1¾ Conner 3.30
7 South Americain 120 6 7 6–5 6–8 5–2½ 6–4½ 5–nk Franco 7.70
4 Plum Dandy 122 4 6 4–1 3–hd 3–hd 4–1 6–7¾ T Baze 5.00
1 Harrovian 113 1 2 3–hd 5–2½ 6–5 7 7 Figueroa 28.90

2 MY FARMER 18.00 6.40 4.40
6 JUST KIDDING 3.20 2.60
3 ABOVE BOARD 3.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-2)  $77.20
$1 EXACTA (2-6)  $22.90
$2 QUINELLA (2-6)  $22.40
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (2-6-3-8)  $38.74
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-6-3)  $62.60

Winner–My Farmer B.g.4 by Street Boss out of Mondenschein, by Brahms. Bred by Lantern Hill Farm/Bloch Racing/SeilerRacing/Traits LLC (KY). Trainer: George Papaprodromou. Owner: Davis Racing LLC and Mueller, Martin. Mutuel Pool $206,935 Daily Double Pool $54,189 Exacta Pool $121,886 Quinella Pool $4,640 Superfecta Pool $44,258 Trifecta Pool $71,543. Claimed–My Farmer by SJK Racing Stable. Trainer: Paul Aguirre. Claimed–Just Kidding by Johnny Taboada. Trainer: Reed Saldana. Claimed–Above Board by Belvoir, Vann and Sauci. Trainer: Vann Belvoir. Claimed–Plum Dandy by Tricar Stables, Inc. Trainer: Sal Gonzalez. Scratched–Gentrified.

MY FARMER had speed inside then set a pressured pace along the rail on the backstretch and second turn, inched away into the stretch and won clear under urging. JUST KIDDING four wide into the first turn, bid four wide on the backstretch, stalked outside a rival on the second turn, came three wide into the stretch and gained the place. ABOVE BOARD stalked the early pace off the rail, bid between horses on the backstretch and outside the winner on the second turn and bested the others. SHACKLEFORD BANKS angled in and saved ground off the pace, went up outside a rival on the second turn and three deep into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. SOUTH AMERICAIN settled off the inside then a bit off the fence on the second turn and into the stretch and did not rally. PLUM DANDY three deep into the first turn, bid three wide between horses on the backstretch, angled in some and stalked just off the rail on the second turn and weakened. HARROVIAN saved ground stalking the pace, pulled his way up inside on the backstretch, dropped back into and on the second turn and gave way.

THIRD RACE.

5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $60,000. Maiden Special Weight. 2 year olds. Time 22.39 45.10 56.71


Pgm Horse Wt PP St 3/16 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

4 Hartel 120 4 3 4–1 3–1½ 2–1 1–1½ Prat 1.80
7 Truck Salesman 120 7 1 3–1 2–1½ 1–½ 2–1¾ Roman 3.70
8 Flying Scotsman 120 8 6 7–2½ 6–2½ 5–1½ 3–1½ Conner 5.80
6 Seeking Refuge 120 6 5 5–½ 4–½ 4–2 4–½ Gutierrez 10.50
1 Oracle of Omaha 120 1 7 1–hd 1–hd 3–3 5–5½ Van Dyke 2.90
2 Calder Vale 120 2 2 2–½ 5–3½ 6–8 6–6¾ Fuentes 21.30
5 Lincoln City 120 5 4 6–2½ 7–1½ 7–2½ 7–3 Franco 16.10
3 Herdsman 120 3 8 8 8 8 8 Maldonado 28.90

4 HARTEL 5.60 3.80 3.00
7 TRUCK SALESMAN 4.20 3.40
8 FLYING SCOTSMAN 4.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-4)  $51.00
$1 EXACTA (4-7)  $12.00
$2 QUINELLA (4-7)  $11.60
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (4-7-8-6)  $21.30
50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-7-8)  $33.00

Winner–Hartel B.g.2 by City Zip out of Madeira Park, by Langfuhr. Bred by Ray Hanson & George Gilbert (KY). Trainer: Peter Miller. Owner: Rockingham Ranch. Mutuel Pool $222,652 Daily Double Pool $22,886 Exacta Pool $122,445 Quinella Pool $5,879 Superfecta Pool $61,856 Trifecta Pool $90,053. Scratched–Easy Keeper.

$1 Pick Three (7-2-4) paid $171.20. Pick Three Pool $58,766.

HARTEL saved ground stalking the pace, moved up inside on the turn, came out into the stretch, bid three deep in the lane, gained the lead under urging outside the runner-up a sixteenth out and proved best. TRUCK SALESMAN pressed the pace three deep on the backstretch, re-bid outside the leader leaving the turn, took the advantage into the stretch, battled between foes in upper stretch then inside the winner in the drive, could not match that one in the final sixteenth but saved the place. FLYING SCOTSMAN angled in and settled off the pace inside, came out into the stretch and gained the show. SEEKING REFUGE chased three deep then outside a rival, came out into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. ORACLE OF OMAHA had good early speed and dueled inside, inched away briefly midway on the turn, fought back inside the runner-up leaving the turn and into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. CALDER VALE dueled between horses then stalked outside the winner or a bit off the rail leaving the turn and also weakened. LINCOLN CITY chased between horses then a bit off the rail on the turn and gave way in the stretch. HERDSMAN broke a bit slowly, settled just off the rail to the stretch and had little left for the drive.

FOURTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $20,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 22.05 46.17 58.81 1:05.62


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

7 Snaked 115 7 1 3–½ 2–1 1–2 1–2½ Espinoza 2.90
6 Shanghai Tootsie 115 6 7 7–2 7–2½ 4–1 2–1½ Payeras 17.20
10 Pray for Corday 120 9 2 4–1 3–1 2–2 3–nk Pedroza 2.70
1 Kelseybelle 123 1 4 6–1½ 6–1½ 6–5 4–3½ Conner 5.60
3 Spectacular Storm 120 3 3 5–½ 5–hd 5–hd 5–4¼ T Baze 7.70
4 Irish Cream N Kafe 113 4 5 1–hd 1–hd 3–1½ 6–1 Figueroa 4.30
9 Tengas Angel 123 8 8 8–2½ 8–4 8–4½ 7–3½ Vergara, Jr. 9.70
5 Kalsa 120 5 9 9 9 9 8–1 Ceballos 72.80
2 Tacy 120 2 6 2–hd 4–1 7–½ 9 Roman 19.40

7 SNAKED 7.80 4.60 3.00
6 SHANGHAI TOOTSIE 15.00 6.20
10 PRAY FOR CORDAY 3.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-7)  $26.80
$1 EXACTA (7-6)  $51.30
$2 QUINELLA (6-7)  $50.20
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (7-6-10-1)  $113.67
50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-6-10)  $115.80

Winner–Snaked Ch.f.3 by Rattlesnake Bridge out of Magical Masquerade, by Unbridled. Bred by Hartley de Renzo Thoroughbreds (FL). Trainer: Steve Knapp. Owner: Beerman Family Trust, Hall, Greg and Sayjay Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $265,959 Daily Double Pool $30,297 Exacta Pool $166,465 Quinella Pool $6,148 Superfecta Pool $67,088 Trifecta Pool $104,915. Scratched–Miss Midge, Two Timing Lucy.

$1 Pick Three (2-4-7) paid $131.60. Pick Three Pool $31,825.

SNAKED dueled three deep then outside a rival on the turn, took the lead into the stretch, kicked clear under urging and proved best. SHANGHAI TOOTSIE chased off the rail, came four wide into the stretch and gained the place. PRAY FOR CORDAY pressed the pace four wide on the backstretch, stalked off the rail on the turn, came three wide into the stretch and held third. KELSEYBELLE stalked inside, came out into the stretch, split rivals past midstretch and was edged for the show toward the inside. SPECTACULAR STORM close up stalking the pace between rivals then outside a foe on the turn, came three deep into the stretch and weakened. IRISH CREAM N KAFE had good early speed and dueled between horses then inside on the turn and into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. TENGAS ANGEL a step slow to begin, chased off the rail then inside on the turn, came out into the stretch and did not rally. KALSA broke a bit slowly, dropped back off the rail, came three wide into the stretch and was not a threat. TACY sent along early, pressed the pace inside then stalked along the rail on the turn, came out past midstretch and weakened.

FIFTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $35,000. Starter Allowance. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $50,000. Time 22.67 46.19 1:10.34 1:22.79 1:35.08


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ ¾ Str Fin Jockey $1

4 Marjorie E 120 4 3 3–1½ 3–hd 3–1 1–hd 1–2 Prat 3.50
7 Lil Bit Dangerous 122 7 4 7–hd 7–1 5–1 3–4 2–1 Gonzalez 16.50
1 Mongolian Window 118 1 2 1–hd 1–½ 1–1½ 2–1½ 3–2¼ T Baze 0.80
8 November Tale 122 8 8 8 8 8 4–hd 4–5¼ Bejarano 4.50
3 Swallows Inn Gal 113 3 6 5–hd 6–½ 7–1½ 5–hd 5–1¾ Payeras 59.50
6 Lethal Legacy 122 6 5 6–1½ 5–3 6–1½ 8 6–hd Mt Garcia 39.70
5 Married by Now 122 5 7 4–hd 4–½ 4–½ 6–hd 7–6¼ Franco 19.90
2 Arrowsphere 124 2 1 2–2½ 2–3 2–½ 7–1 8 Conner 8.00

4 MARJORIE E 9.00 4.20 2.80
7 LIL BIT DANGEROUS 13.00 4.80
1 MONGOLIAN WINDOW 2.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-4)  $34.60
$1 EXACTA (4-7)  $46.40
$2 QUINELLA (4-7)  $45.60
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (4-7-1-8)  $39.47
50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-7-1)  $57.20

Winner–Marjorie E B.f.3 by Marino Marini out of Special Heather, by Truckee. Bred by Gary Thompson (CA). Trainer: Patrick Gallagher. Owner: Gary R. Thompson. Mutuel Pool $249,705 Daily Double Pool $36,717 Exacta Pool $123,583 Quinella Pool $6,852 Superfecta Pool $62,437 Trifecta Pool $91,823. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (4-7-4) paid $57.70. Pick Three Pool $70,801. 50-Cent Pick Four (2-4/9-7-4) 4 correct paid $376.05. Pick Four Pool $197,242. 50-Cent Pick Five (7-2-4/9-7-4) 5 correct paid $1,990.55. Pick Five Pool $570,333.

MARJORIE E had speed three deep then angled in and stalked inside, moved up along the rail leaving the second turn, came out into the stretch, took the lead outside the pacesetter in midstretch and pulled clear under urging. LIL BIT DANGEROUS chased outside a rival, advanced along the rail on the second turn and into the stretch, lacked room off heels in midstretch, came out and gained the place. MONGOLIAN WINDOW had good early speed and set a pressured pace inside, inched away a bit off the rail into the stretch, fought back and drifted in a bit in midstretch, could not match the winner and lost second late. NOVEMBER TALE (IRE) angled in and settled off the pace inside, came out into the stretch and bested the others. SWALLOWS INN GAL saved ground stalking the pace, cut the corner into the stretch and weakened. LETHAL LEGACY stalked the pace three deep then outside a rival leaving the second turn and also weakened. MARRIED BY NOW was in a good position stalking the pace between horses then outside a rival leaving the second turn, came three wide into the stretch and also weakened. ARROWSPHERE had speed between horses then dueled outside a rival, dropped back into the stretch and had little left for the drive.

SIXTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $30,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 2 year olds. Claiming Price $50,000. Time 22.19 47.35 1:00.28 1:06.98


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

7 Lakerball 120 7 1 4–hd 2–hd 1–2½ 1–8½ Delgadillo 2.80
10 Jellybeankristine 120 10 2 5–hd 4–hd 2–½ 2–¾ Talamo 2.80
3 Sassy Kitty 120 3 5 3–hd 1–hd 3–2 3–1¼ Roman 9.90
2 Filthy 120 2 7 8–5 8–4½ 4–1½ 4–1½ Fuentes 24.90
8 Awepollonia 120 8 9 9–hd 9–2½ 7–hd 5–1¼ Vergara, Jr. 60.30
6 Storms a Brewn 120 6 4 2–hd 5–1 5–2 6–ns Pereira 11.00
1 Morning Press 120 1 10 10 10 9–3 7–7½ Van Dyke 6.10
5 Crosshaven 120 5 8 1–hd 3–hd 6–1½ 8–1 Conner 5.20
9 Depende de Ti 115 9 6 7–2½ 7–1½ 8–2 9–11½ Payeras 39.20
4 Lunagonnamoonya 120 4 3 6–1½ 6–½ 10 10 Elliott 8.00

7 LAKERBALL 7.60 3.20 2.60
10 JELLYBEANKRISTINE 3.80 2.80
3 SASSY KITTY 5.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-7)  $32.40
$1 EXACTA (7-10)  $11.00
$2 QUINELLA (7-10)  $11.00
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (7-10-3-2)  $73.49
50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-10-3)  $49.25

Winner–Lakerball Dbb.f.2 by Lakerville out of Category Ten, by Capsized. Bred by Rancho de Los Aviadores (CA). Trainer: Doug F. O'Neill. Owner: Bardy Farm, DA Meah Racing and Roberts, Tom R.. Mutuel Pool $269,613 Daily Double Pool $27,397 Exacta Pool $178,246 Quinella Pool $7,423 Superfecta Pool $92,822 Trifecta Pool $127,230. Scratched–Disco Tale, Great Salvation, She's a Dime, Spicy Curry.

$1 Pick Three (7-4-7) paid $53.40. Pick Three Pool $56,272.

LAKERBALL dueled five wide between horses then four wide between foes midway on the turn, angled in and took the lead between rivals leaving the turn and drew off under urging in the stretch then steady handling late. JELLYBEANKRISTINE pressed the pace six wide on the backstretch and five wide on the turn, continued four wide leaving the turn and into the stretch and held second. SASSY KITTY had good early speed and dueled inside, fought back leaving the turn and into the stretch and held third. FILTHY stalked a bit off the rail, went around a rival leaving the turn then cut the corner into the stretch, came out some in the drive and lacked a rally. AWEPOLLONIA settled outside a rival, went around a foe into the stretch then angled to the inside and improved position. STORMS A BREWN dueled four wide between horses then three deep between foes on the turn, fell back leaving the turn and weakened. MORNING PRESS broke a step slowly, settled inside, came out leaving the turn and into the stretch and did not rally. CROSSHAVEN dueled three deep between horses, fought back between foes midway on the turn, also fell back leaving the turn and had little left for the stretch. DEPENDE DE TI stalked off the rail then outside on the turn, came four wide into the stretch and weakened. LUNAGONNAMOONYA had good early speed and dueled between horses, stalked a bit off the rail then angled in on the turn and gave way.

SEVENTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $62,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 23.22 47.61 1:12.68 1:25.47 1:38.77


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ ¾ Str Fin Jockey $1

3 Divisor 122 3 4 1–hd 2–hd 1–hd 2–2½ 1–½ Gonzalez 5.40
6 Show Me Da Lute 122 6 1 2–1 1–hd 2–2 1–hd 2–5¼ Pedroza 5.30
1 Canadian Game 118 1 5 3–hd 5–1½ 3–1½ 3–3 3–2½ Gutierrez 5.40
2 Kidmon 122 2 6 6 6 6 5–hd 4–nk Prat 2.60
4 Super Duper Cooper 117 4 3 4–hd 4–1 4–1½ 4–1½ 5–3¾ Espinoza 5.20
5 River Echo 124 5 2 5–hd 3–hd 5–2½ 6 6 T Baze 2.50

3 DIVISOR 12.80 7.80 4.80
6 SHOW ME DA LUTE 6.80 4.60
1 CANADIAN GAME 3.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-3)  $60.20
$1 EXACTA (3-6)  $40.60
$2 QUINELLA (3-6)  $43.20
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-6-1-2)  $96.70
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-6-1)  $90.45

Winner–Divisor B.g.4 by Harlan's Holiday out of Unbridled Ridge, by Unbridled's Song. Bred by WinStar Farm, LLC (KY). Trainer: Philip D'Amato. Owner: Agave Racing Stable and Queen Bee Racing, LLC. Mutuel Pool $240,380 Daily Double Pool $34,815 Exacta Pool $103,975 Quinella Pool $6,048 Superfecta Pool $35,163 Trifecta Pool $60,977. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (4-7-3) paid $219.10. Pick Three Pool $30,669.

DIVISOR sent between horses early, angled in and dueled inside, fought back to a short advantage under urging past midstretch and gamely prevailed. SHOW ME DA LUTE had speed outside foes then angled in and dueled outside the winner then between foes on the backstretch, battled outside the winner again on the second turn, fought back to a short lead into the stretch, battled outside that one through the drive and was outgamed. CANADIAN GAME stalked the pace inside, came out into the stretch and bested the others. KIDMON stalked between horses then a bit off the rail, angled in on the second turn and weakened. SUPER DUPER COOPER stalked three deep between horses then bid three wide between foes on the backstretch, stalked again on the second turn, came three wide into the stretch and also weakened. RIVER ECHO (GB) stalked four wide on the first turn, bid four wide on the backstretch, tracked again on the second turn then four wide into the stretch and had little left for the drive.

EIGHTH RACE.

7 Furlongs. Purse: $20,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 22.64 45.84 1:12.28 1:26.12


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ Str Fin Jockey $1

9 Pacific Song 124 9 6 6–½ 4–1½ 4–½ 1–nk Delgadillo 19.30
6 Sterling's Temple 115 6 3 5–hd 8–1½ 3–hd 2–1½ Espinoza 17.50
3 Spend It 117 3 7 9–3 9–2½ 5–2 3–1½ Figueroa 4.40
2 Blaze of Glory 120 2 5 4–1 1–hd 2–2 4–1 Franco 2.80
1 June Two Four 120 1 10 8–½ 5–hd 6–4 5–hd Gutierrez 17.90
10 Awesome E K 124 10 2 1–hd 2–2 1–hd 6–4¼ Quinonez 4.70
7 Starship Chewy 120 7 8 10 10 8–hd 7–7¾ Vergara, Jr. 35.30
8 Jonas 124 8 4 7–1 7–hd 9–8 8–1½ Pedroza 5.60
4 Welldidyougetit 120 4 9 2–hd 3–hd 7–1½ 9–20 T Baze 3.60
5 Scorpio 120 5 1 3–hd 6–½ 10 10 Sanchez 83.40

9 PACIFIC SONG 40.60 20.40 8.40
6 STERLING'S TEMPLE 20.60 9.40
3 SPEND IT 3.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-9)  $434.00
$1 EXACTA (9-6)  $285.70
$2 QUINELLA (6-9)  $156.80
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (9-6-3-2)  $779.25
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (9-6-3-2-1)  Carryover $134,015
50-CENT TRIFECTA (9-6-3)  $751.40

Winner–Pacific Song Dbb.g.4 by Tizway out of Songo'thesea, by Unbridled's Song. Bred by Todd Sheehan (CA). Trainer: Alfredo Marquez. Owner: Robert T. Cannon. Mutuel Pool $334,251 Daily Double Pool $96,597 Exacta Pool $202,286 Quinella Pool $9,130 Superfecta Pool $110,764 Super High Five Pool $133,522 Trifecta Pool $144,717. Claimed–Blaze of Glory by Rancho San Roberto, Inc., Spasiano, Alex J. and Ratcliff, Johnnie. Trainer: Genaro Vallejo. Scratched–Brighton Boy.

$1 Pick Three (7-3-9) paid $1,312.30. Pick Three Pool $146,279. 50-Cent Pick Four (4-7-3-9) 4 correct paid $3,819.15. Pick Four Pool $474,265. 50-Cent Pick Five (7-4-7-3-9) 5 correct paid $28,159.80. Pick Five Pool $368,970. $2 Pick Six (4/9-7-4-7-3-9) 5 out of 6 paid $477.40. $2 Pick Six Jackpot (4/9-7-4-7-3-9) 6 correct paid $432,286.80. Pick Six Jackpot Pool $463,052. $1 Place Pick All 8 correct paid $12,563.00. Place Pick All Pool $32,923.

PACIFIC SONG stalked between horses then outside, came three deep into the stretch, bid four wide between foes to gain the lead a sixteenth out and gamely prevailed under urging. STERLING'S TEMPLE was in a good position stalking he pace between rivals early then outside, continued four wide on the turn and into the stretch, bid five wide a sixteenth out and continued willingly to just miss. SPEND IT chased a bit off the rail then inside on the turn and through the stretch and bested the others. BLAZE OF GLORY dueled inside, fought back on the turn, came from the whip in the stretch, was between foes a sixteenth out and weakened late. JUNE TWO FOUR broke a bit slowly, chased inside, split rivals on the turn, came three wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. AWESOME E K dueled four wide then outside a rival on the turn and into the stretch, regained the advantage, was between foes a sixteenth out and weakened late. STARSHIP CHEWY settled off the rail, came four wide into the stretch and did not rally. JONAS pulled between rivals then chased outside on the turn and three deep into the stretch and had little left for the drive. WELLDIDYOUGETIT squeezed a bit at the start, dueled between horses, stalked a bit off the rail on the turn, dropped back between foes leaving the turn and also had little left for the stretch. SCORPIO dueled between rivals, dropped back into and on the turn and gave way.


AttendanceHandle
On-Track8,132$938,923
Inter-Track3,561$1,774,837
Out of StateN/A$5,748,388
TOTAL11,693 $8,462,148

Del Mar Entries for Thursday, August 9.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, California. $2 Win, Place and Show; $1 Exacta, $2 Quinella, 50-cent Trifecta, $2 Rolling Double, 50-cent rolling Pick 3; 10-cent Superfecta; 50-cent Pick 4 last 4 races; 50-cent Players Pick 5 first 5 races; $2 Pick 6 last 6 races; $1 Place Pick All; $1 Super High Five last race. Trifecta needs 4 betting interests; Superfecta needs 6. 17th day of a 36-day meet.

FIRST RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $39,000. Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $32,000-$28,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Lolly ExpressMartin Pedroza120Mike Puype15-132,000
2Buckstopper KitKent Desormeaux120Jeff Mullins2-132,000
3He's Like ViolenceAlonso Quinonez120George Papaprodromou5-132,000
4Platinum EquityFlavien Prat120Richard Baltas3-132,000
5Typhoon HarryHeriberto Figueroa113Mike Puype10-132,000
6Jack and IStewart Elliott118Adam Kitchingman6-128,000
7So Long SailorTyler Baze120Peter Miller7-232,000

SECOND RACE.

7 Furlongs. Purse: $21,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $10,000-$9,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Stormin MonarchoHeriberto Figueroa113David Jacobson4-110,000
2Calvert StreetEdwin Maldonado120George Papaprodromou3-110,000
3Monterey ShaleTyler Baze120Mark Glatt4-110,000
4Sense of GloryAssael Espinoza113Rafael Becerra8-19,000
5BitteEvin Roman122Robert B. Hess, Jr.7-210,000
6GentrifiedJoseph Talamo120Vladimir Cerin5-210,000

THIRD RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $60,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. State bred.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1CharmingslewGary Stevens120Neil French6-1
2Midnight CrossingAssael Espinoza115Peter Eurton10-1
3Weather MarketEvin Roman124Carla Gaines7-2
4RadishMario Gutierrez124Doug F. O'Neill9-5
5Unusual GoldFlavien Prat120Mark Glatt6-1
6Into RissaJoseph Talamo120Gary Sherlock15-1
7Has Angel WingsKent Desormeaux120Robert B. Hess, Jr.5-1
8Dashing DebutTiago Pereira120Kenneth D. Black10-1

FOURTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $65,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Giant InfluenceTyler Baze120Peter Eurton4-162,500
2Ike WalkerAssael Espinoza115Jerry Hollendorfer7-262,500
3ConquerorKent Desormeaux120Vladimir Cerin5-2
4Sheer FlatteryTyler Conner122Jerry Hollendorfer4-1
5Lookie LooFlavien Prat120Bob Baffert2-1

FIFTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $32,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $62,500-$55,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Lady Lemon DropHeriberto Figueroa110Steven Miyadi8-155,000
2Ten Count OutMario Gutierrez124Steven Miyadi8-162,500
3Take a LeapTyler Baze120Jeff Mullins4-162,500
4Heaven EscapeBrice Blanc120Paulo H. Lobo3-162,500
5K P Pergoliscious Alonso Quinonez120Jeff Mullins12-162,500
6Sensible ThoughtsAssael Espinoza115Richard Baltas5-162,500
7Halo GirlEdgar Payeras112Santos R. Perez30-155,000
8Chalky Rafael Bejarano121Philip D'Amato9-255,000
9Party DancerJoseph Talamo120Simon Callaghan6-162,500

SIXTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $23,000. Maiden Claiming. 2 year olds. Claiming Prices $32,000-$28,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Poppy's C NoteAlonso Quinonez118Steven Miyadi12-128,000
2All About TrumpTiago Pereira120Michael Machowsky8-132,000
3JonathantoquickHeriberto Figueroa111Genaro Vallejo8-128,000
4SiculoGeovanni Franco120Molly J. Pearson10-132,000
5San GiorgioRuben Fuentes120Luis Mendez3-132,000
6Baja WarriorDiego Sanchez118Juan Carlos Lopez20-128,000
7Just Hit PlaySantiago Gonzalez120Steven Miyadi7-232,000
8AsaltanteEdwin Maldonado120Todd W. Fincher4-132,000
9Anvil RockAssael Espinoza115J. Keith Desormeaux10-132,000
10AgronomoOctavio Vergara, Jr.118Sal Gonzalez12-128,000

SEVENTH RACE.

5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $62,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. State bred.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Helen's TigerRafael Bejarano118Doug F. O'Neill5-2
2Hailey RacheleTiago Pereira121Sam J. Scolamieri5-1
3Maycee JoGeovanni Franco118Bill McLean12-1
4Warm It UpMartin Pedroza121Vernon E. Aguayo12-1
5Miss PrettyRuben Fuentes118Andy Mathis8-1
6Donut GirlFlavien Prat118Hector O. Palma2-1
7Meet My KittyStewart Elliott118Brian J. Koriner15-1
8Bobbie LincolnEvin Roman121Ronald W. Ellis5-1

EIGHTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $23,000. Maiden Claiming. 2 year olds. Claiming Prices $32,000-$28,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Just Isn't RightMartin Garcia120Bill McLean20-132,000
2Mr BingleyMartin Pedroza120Vernon E. Aguayo5-132,000
3RockandahardplaceFranklin Ceballos120Jeffrey Metz20-132,000
4The CreepEvin Roman120Doug F. O'Neill7-232,000
5Boisterous BoyHeriberto Figueroa111Steven Miyadi5-128,000
6PalladiumSantiago Gonzalez120J. Keith Desormeaux5-232,000
7SalahTyler Conner120Eoin G. Harty20-132,000
8Flashy ShaqBrayan Pena120Scott Rollins5-132,000
9UnplayableAssael Espinoza115Michael Machowsky8-132,000
10Don RamonOctavio Vergara, Jr.118Sal Gonzalez20-128,000

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