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Horses train at Santa Anita Park in June.
Horses train at Santa Anita Park in June.
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Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome to our horse racing newsletter as we examine he latest doings of the California Horse Racing Board.

The Calfornia Horse Racing Board met on Thursday at Del Mar and, well, waffled on its 2020 racing dates. It essentially gave Santa Anita and Del Mar what it wanted and was about to send Los Alamitos packing.

And then Ed Allred, the chairman and owner of Los Al, gave a really terrific speech saying that nighttime racing can’t survive without a daytime lead-in. His problem was the reduction in racing dates, which I’m in favor of, rather than anything else. The underlying message with Ed’s speech is “we bailed you out when Hollywood Park closed and now you’re going to screw us.”

Here’s what he actually said:

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“I’m Ed Allred, chairman, Los Alamitos Race Course. I have so many problems with what is proposed. It’s difficult to get it down to a minute or two. Seven years ago we were approached about putting in a mile track, which we did in record time, about three months. Spent many millions of dollars on it. We were heroes, heroes for horse racing in all of California. We were glad to do that.

“We put in about 800 stalls. Thoroughbreds are stalled at Los Alamitos right now, probably less than that because the population is down. Bob Baffert, as of yesterday, has 93 2-year-olds at Los Alamitos. Probably the most expensive horses around. There have been two Kentucky Derby winners, two horses of the year that ran at Los Alamitos during the race meets.

“Another area of disagreement is the L.A. County Fair. Historically for over 70 years, they have had racing dates in September. Three weeks. I’ve been going there since I was a little boy. There is a culture of people who come to fair meets from Northern California and the fairs there and from Arizona. It’s been that way for a very long time and it’s difficult to disrupt that and have a successful meet. It’s hot in Southern California in July. Yesterday at Santa Anita it was 96 degrees, it was 83 at Los Alamitos.

There are a lot of reasons to keep Los Alamitos. We had five race tracks in Southern California a few years ago, we have three now and we can’t lose another one.

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“We can’t make it under this new schedule. I ask the committee to spend more with the Northern Calfornia schedule so it can be integrated with this. There are many issues the night racing associations have. We cannot conduct racing when there is no thoroughbred racing going on. The satellites don’t want to stay open for us at night. So, we would like for you to not do anything right now and let us make our pitch in a more formal situation before the committee. Thank you.”

You could tell the passion Allred had in his delivery. I’ve known Doc a long time and, frankly, would be mad if I were his son for all the money he has dumped into racing with little return. But that’s who he is.

As I mentioned, I’m in favor of less racing. But I didn’t consider the impact on nighttime racing. Earlier this week, I laid out what would happen at Santa Anita and Del Mar. And that’s what happened. This is what I wrote:

“Santa Anita: Its dates are Dec. 18 to June 23, however, actual racing won’t begin until Dec. 26. But the extra dates are important because Santa Anita gets the simulcast revenue. Now, during that time there is supposed to be four days racing a week but there will be 12 cancellation dates, be they because of weather (you won’t believe the amount of perceived weather on Thursdays) or shortage of horses. The second meeting will be Sept. 9 to Oct. 27. During September they will race three days a week and four in October.

“Del Mar: Its dates are July 8 to Sept. 8, with July 8 to 17 to be only simulcast money dates. Now, this really isn’t an extension of an end date, but there is a late Labor Day next year (Sept. 7). The summer meet will be five days a week and likely will benefit because there is no racing the week before the track opens. The fall meeting will go from Oct. 28 until Dec. 1. Now, and this is a big change, the track will run only three days a week in the fall except Thanksgiving week.”

So, now we’ll wait to see if the delay on Los Al and the dark days is serious consideration or just lip service.

Del Mar review

Qahira had plenty left at the end and rallied to beat Mo See Cal and win a seven-furlong allowance. The winning margin was 2¼ lengths. Trained by Baffert and ridden by Joe Talamo, she beat Mo See Cal and Show It N Moe It in the five-horse field.

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She paid $6.60, $3.60 and $2.60.

Del Mar preview

There are seven races, yes, seven on Friday’s card beginning at the always late 4 p.m. There is a stakes race, an allowance and four races for maidens. The feature is the $85,000 Tranquility Lake Stakes for fillies and mares going a mile.

The favorite, at 5-2, is Vibrance, who brings some big-time credentials. She’s trained by Mike McCarthy and ridden by Flavien Prat. She is one-for-six lifetime but was second in the Grade 1 Chandelier, third in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies and sixth in the Grade 1 Starlet at Los Alamitos.

Just a Smidge is the second favorite at 3-1 for Baffert and Martin Garcia. She is three-for-15 lifetime and has been running some graded stakes.

Here are the field sizes, in order: 6, 10, 10 (2 also eligible), 10, 9, 6, 10 (ae).

Bob Ike’s DM pick of the day

SIXTH RACE: No. 3 Yuvetsi (4-1)

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Speedster from the red-hot John Sadler barn (dominated the stakes racing this summer) has drawn the rail and faded in her last two sprints but stretches out again and should be able to clear this field. Older mare has won routing and likes this track, so give her a big shot to take this bunch gate to wire in a small but competitive field.

Thursday’s result: Fantasy Game sat a distant third early, moved within range on far turn, then came up completely empty in a dismal 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).

Los Alamitos weekend preview

It’s time to turn things over to marketing and meda guru Orlando Gutierrez, who will tell us about the upcoming weekend at Los Alamitos. Orlando, the floor is yours.

“Friday evening features a Pick 6 carryover of $7,318 with the opening leg of the sequence starting in the second of seven races. With new money, it’s expected to be a total pool of around $27,000. First post is 7:25 p.m.

“The racing program will include three quarter-horse allowance races. The $11,825 fifth race is led by Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity finalist Chickititas Favorite, a winner in his Kindergarten trial before a bump at the start cost him a better placing in the final. The richest horse in the field is Ventura Jess JQM with nearly $50,000 in earnings. The Apollitical Jess filly qualified to the Grade 1 Ed Burke Million Futurity and enters tonight after running third against allowance horses on July 28. Unrelentless One finished ahead of Ventura Jess JQM in that allowance and could be one of the stars of the night. He also finished third in his Ed Burke Million trial and could find his rail post position to his liking. One Sweet Change is another quality runner in this allowance. She won her Ed Burke Million trial by a nose before acting up in the starting gate when running sixth on July 28.

“The lone stakes race of the weekend is the Pat Hyland Handicap for 2-year-olds on Sunday night. Grade 1 stakes placed filly Geothermal and multiple winner Tell Cartel are among the seven 2-year-olds that will headline the $25,000 Pat Hyland at 350 yards. Geothermal will be making her first start since competing in the Grade 1 Ed Burke Million Futurity held here on June 24. The filly by Parsons Rock won her Ed Burke trials by ¾ lengths and then return to finish a strong third behind Flokie and Dreams Divine in the million-dollar final. In running third in the Ed Burke Million, Geothermal finished ahead of All American Futurity trial winner Determined One and Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity runner-up Mental Error. A half-sister to five stakes winners, including Grade 1 winner Thermonuclear Energy, Geothermal will be ridden by Eduardo Nicasio.

“The Matt Fales-trained Tell Cartel was terrific in his first two career starts, winning his debut by ¾ lengths before returning to score a convincing allowance victory at 330 yards on June 1, but has finished out of the money in his last two starts versus stronger competition. Let’s see if he can regain his early season form in the Pat Hyland.

“Last weekend, Reliance Ranches LLC swept both stakes events. Their homebred 2-year-old filly Giving Freely won the John Deere California Juvenile on Saturday night, while Conquering Marie won the Grade 2 $211,100 Golden State Derby at 38-1 odds on Sunday. Ridden by Ruben Castro, Conquering Marie had a perfect start from post three, which helped her avoid a lot of bumping between horses caused after Delayed Steal veered in sharply from post eight. As a result, Delayed Steal was disqualified from sixth and placed last by the racing stewards.”

Ed Burgart’s L.A. pick of the day

THIRD RACE: No. 6 Oliverssweetprincess (5-2)

She improved with each of her three starts last winter and was a much-troubled third two outs ago when facing 1½-length winner Fly N Away, who since scored a daylight $12,500 victory. Victorious for a $6,250 maiden claiming price in her last start 25 weeks ago, Oliverssweetprincess is entered not to be claimed vs. five horses who are running for a $6,250 tag. In addition, she draws the comfortable outside post and has plenty of upside.

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Now, the star of the show, Thursday’s results and Friday’s entries.

Del Mar Charts Results for Thursday, August 22.

Copyright 2019 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. 26th day of a 36-day meet. Clear & Firm

FIRST RACE.

5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $42,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $40,000-$35,000. Time 21.67 44.38 56.37


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

5 Dearborn 120 5 4 3–1½ 2–½ 1–hd 1–1½ Fuentes 11.90
3 G Q Covergirl 120 3 3 1–1 1–1½ 2–2 2–ns Maldonado 0.90
1 Swirling 118 1 5 4–hd 4–½ 3–hd 3–1 Espinoza 2.10
6 South Boot Shirley 120 6 2 2–½ 3–1 4–2 4–1¼ Bejarano 6.50
2 Cyrielle 120 2 6 6 5–½ 5–2½ 5–2¼ Gryder 20.70
4 Rebarules Again 120 4 1 5–hd 6 6 6 Pereira 9.70

5 DEARBORN 25.80 6.60 3.60
3 G Q COVERGIRL 3.20 2.20
1 SWIRLING 2.20
$1 EXACTA (5-3)  $37.50
$2 QUINELLA (3-5)  $23.00
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-3-1-6)  $21.46
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-3-1)  $30.80

Winner–Dearborn Dbb.f.4 by Malibu Moon out of Atrea, by Storm Cat. Bred by Glen Hill Farm (FL). Trainer: Jeff Bonde. Owner: Brennan, Kevin and Stanton, Mark. Mutuel Pool $165,618 Exacta Pool $86,589 Quinella Pool $5,262 Superfecta Pool $29,334 Trifecta Pool $53,408. Claimed–South Boot Shirley by Flawless Racing, Flanagan, Brian and Jarvis, Michael. Trainer: Craig Dollase. Scratched–none.

DEARBORN had speed between horses then stalked a bit off the rail, angled to the inside on the turn, came out into the stretch, took the lead alongside the runner-up in midstretch, inched away under some urging in deep stretch and proved best. G Q COVERGIRL was sent between rivals then dueled inside, inched away nearing the turn, edged clear, fought back along the rail in midstretch, could not match the winner late and just held second. SWIRLING saved ground stalking the pace, came a it off the rail in the stretch and went outside the pacesetter late to be edged for the place. SOUTH BOOT SHIRLEY had speed three deep then stalked outside a rival, came out three wide into the stretch and lacked the needed late kick. CYRIELLE stalked between horses on the backstretch and turn, found the inside in the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. REBARULES AGAIN close up stalking the pace three deep to the stretch and did not rally. HAND TIMED.

SECOND RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $61,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Time 23.25 48.36 1:13.79 1:26.42 1:39.32


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

5 Carressa 120 5 4 5 5 3–1 1–2½ 1–4¼ Espinoza 5.50
1 Pink Scatillac 120 1 3 2–1 2–½ 2–1 2–1½ 2–3½ Cedillo 7.60
2 Full Eclipse 113 2 1 3–1 4–hd 4–1 3–2½ 3–8½ Diaz, Jr. 26.20
3 Crystal Lake 120 3 5 1–½ 1–½ 5 5 4–6¼ Pereira 5.40
6 True Mischief 120 6 2 4–2 3–½ 1–hd 4–1½ 5 Gryder 20.30
4 Unicorn 120 4 6 dnf Prat 0.40

5 CARRESSA 13.00 6.80 9.80
1 PINK SCATILLAC 6.60 10.20
2 FULL ECLIPSE 15.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-5)  $147.60
$1 EXACTA (5-1)  $56.50
$2 QUINELLA (1-5)  $56.60
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-1-2-3)  $74.24
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-1-2)  $140.95

Winner–Carressa B.f.3 by Uncle Mo out of Iplaytricks, by Desert God. Bred by Michael C. Stinson (KY). Trainer: John A. Shirreffs. Owner: Mercedes Stables LLC, West Point Thoroughbreds, Dilworth, Scott, Ingordo, Dorothy, Ingordo, David an. Mutuel Pool $221,039 Daily Double Pool $40,602 Exacta Pool $97,936 Quinella Pool $4,083 Superfecta Pool $39,892 Trifecta Pool $60,917. Scratched–none.

CARRESSA three deep then off the rail on the first turn, angled to the inside on the backstretch, split horses on the second turn, bid three wide into the stretch to gain the lead and won clear under a moderate hand ride and a hold late. PINK SCATILLAC had a shoe fixed in the paddock, came off the rail into the first turn and dueled outside a rival then three deep leaving the backstretch and into the second turn, continued outside a foe while a bit hemmed in by the riderless horse passing the quarter pole, was not a match for the winner in the stretch but clearly second best. FULL ECLIPSE chased off the rail then went up three deep on the backstretch and into the second turn, came three wide into the stretch and bested the others. CRYSTAL LAKE a bit slow to begin, pulled just off the rail and was in tight into the first turn, bid inside to duel for the lead, was in a bit tight nearing midway on the second turn and dropped back, came out into the stretch and had little left for the drive. TRUE MISCHIEF had speed three deep then angled in and tugged between horses with a bid on the backstretch, dueled between foes then inside leaving the second turn and gave way in the stretch. UNICORN stumbled badly at the start and lost the rider, ran around with the field then was vanned off after being unsaddled on the clubhouse turn. The stewards conducted an inquiry into the start before ruling UNICORN was the cause of her own trouble.

THIRD RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $25,000. Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $12,500-$10,500. Time 22.57 46.35 59.11 1:12.24


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

4 Staythirstymyamigo 114 4 6 5–2 3–hd 1–2 1–3¼ Velez 2.00
1 Be Lifted Up 119 1 5 6 5–hd 3–hd 2–¾ Fuentes 1.70
5 Discrete Stevie B 112 5 1 4–hd 6 2–hd 3–2½ Peterson 25.80
6 Thanks 119 6 2 2–hd 1–½ 4–1½ 4–nk Roman 2.30
3 Time for Kisses 121 3 4 3–1½ 2–hd 5–8 5–26 Payeras 9.50
2 Bam Bams Lil River 119 2 3 1–hd 4–1 6 6 Espinoza 14.10

4 STAYTHIRSTYMYAMIGO 6.00 3.00 2.40
1 BE LIFTED UP 3.20 2.60
5 DISCRETE STEVIE B 4.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-4)  $46.60
$1 EXACTA (4-1)  $8.50
$2 QUINELLA (1-4)  $7.80
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (4-1-5-6)  $17.29
50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-1-5)  $42.80

Winner–Staythirstymyamigo Ch.f.3 by Stay Thirsty out of Michael's Rose, by Rahy. Bred by Stephen Wigmore & Spruce Lane Farm (KY). Trainer: Edward R. Freeman. Owner: Albert, Darrin, Freeman, Edward R. and Tovar, Luis O.. Mutuel Pool $230,710 Daily Double Pool $18,017 Exacta Pool $97,047 Quinella Pool $4,524 Superfecta Pool $31,150 Trifecta Pool $57,242. Claimed–Be Lifted Up by Mark Glatt. Trainer: Mark Glatt. Scratched–Shes All Woman.

50-Cent Pick Three (5-5-4) paid $165.05. Pick Three Pool $46,538.

STAYTHIRSTYMYAMIGO bobbled at the start, pulled outside a rival then stalked off the rail, bid four wide leaving the turn, took the lead three deep into the stretch, kicked clear under urging and won clear. BE LIFTED UP a step slow to begin, stalked inside then off the rail on the turn, came three wide into the stretch and outfinished a rival for the place. DISCRETE STEVIE B stalked outside the winner, went up five wide leaving the turn and four wide into the stretch and was edged for second. THANKS had speed off the rail then dueled three deep, angled in and battled between horses into the stretch and weakened some in the final furlong. TIME FOR KISSES went up between rivals to duel for the lead, battled between foes on the turn then inside into the stretch and also weakened. BAM BAMS LIL RIVER sent along inside to duel for the lead, fought back on the turn, was shuffled some in a bit tight into the stretch, gave way and was eased in the final furlong.

FOURTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $25,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 22.63 45.79 58.38 1:11.78


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

1 Union Rebel 123 1 7 2–hd 4–½ 3–1 1–¾ Fuentes 9.40
5 Toothless Wonder 120 5 5 5–hd 5–2 2–½ 2–nk Bejarano 3.10
3 Leroy 123 3 9 9 9 7–1 3–½ Talamo 4.40
8 Verynsky 120 8 1 3–hd 1–hd 1–1½ 4–1¾ Van Dyke 4.20
6 Smokin B 123 6 4 8–5 7–½ 6–hd 5–3½ Mn Garcia 20.00
7 Handsome John 120 7 3 6–½ 6–1 8–4 6–½ Cedillo 23.10
9 Torpedo Away 113 9 6 4–1 3–1 5–3 7–1¾ Peterson 10.50
2 Royal Creed 118 2 2 1–hd 2–1½ 4–hd 8–11 Velez 3.30
4 Trapper Peak 123 4 8 7–1½ 8–1 9 9 Gutierrez 13.80

1 UNION REBEL 20.80 8.20 4.80
5 TOOTHLESS WONDER 4.20 3.40
3 LEROY 4.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-1)  $51.80
$1 EXACTA (1-5)  $45.60
$2 QUINELLA (1-5)  $37.40
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-5-3-8)  $54.49
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-5-3)  $95.05

Winner–Union Rebel B.g.5 by Union Rags out of Yo Ali, by Quiet American. Bred by Anthony M. Warrender, Diane Curry,Nina Hahn & Michael T. Barnett (KY). Trainer: Ryan Hanson. Owner: Robin D. Dunn. Mutuel Pool $255,437 Daily Double Pool $23,842 Exacta Pool $146,106 Quinella Pool $7,490 Superfecta Pool $56,887 Trifecta Pool $93,420. Claimed–Toothless Wonder by Mickelson, Timothy and Next Wave Racing. Trainer: Anna Meah. Claimed–Leroy by Tyree Wolesensky. Trainer: Anthony Saavedra. Claimed–Trapper Peak by Charles Garvey. Trainer: Genaro Vallejo. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (5-4-1) paid $131.65. Pick Three Pool $30,547.

UNION REBEL went up inside to press the pace then fell back some on the turn, came out a bit in the stretch, re-bid between horses under left handed urging to gain the lead in deep stretch and gamely prevailed. TOOTHLESS WONDER stalked between horses then outside the winner on the turn, came three deep into the stretch, bid three wide a sixteenth out and held second between foes late. LEROY broke a bit slowly, settled off the rail, came out leaving the turn and three wide into the stretch and finished well alongside the top pair on the line. VERYNSKY dueled three deep between foes then outside a rival leaving the turn, took the lead into the stretch, inched away in midstretch, drifted in and was edged for third along the rail. SMOKIN B chased off the rail then outside on the turn, came three wide into the stretch and was outfinished. HANDSOME JOHN stalked three deep then off the inside on the turn, came three wide into the stretch and lacked a rally. TORPEDO AWAY prompted the pace four wide to the turn, stalked outside a rival leaving the turn and weakened in the drive. ROYAL CREED had speed a bit off the rail then dueled between horses, battled inside leaving the turn and also weakened in the stretch. TRAPPER PEAK saved ground stalking the pace, came out leaving the turn and into the stretch and had little left for the drive.

FIFTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $61,000. Maiden Special Weight. 2 year olds. Time 22.19 46.40 1:11.54 1:24.41 1:37.05


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

8 Lemon King 120 8 5 5–3½ 5–1½ 5–1½ 3–2½ 1–½ Prat 2.20
1 Fly the Sky 115 1 2 1–1 1–3 1–1½ 2–hd 2–¾ Diaz, Jr. 26.10
3 One Fast Bro 120 3 4 2–½ 2–1½ 2–2 1–hd 3–½ Gutierrez 3.90
4 Canyon Crest 120 4 8 7–hd 8–3 6–hd 6–hd 4–½ Espinoza 11.20
6 Blues Rapper 120 6 9 9 9 9 5–½ 5–3½ Franco 22.40
5 Handsome Cat 120 5 6 6–3½ 7–hd 8–1½ 7–hd 6–½ Pereira 8.00
2 Whispering Flame 120 2 1 3–1 4–1 3–hd 4–1 7–hd Roman 9.40
7 Descartes 120 7 7 8–1½ 6–hd 7–hd 8–1 8–6¾ Fuentes 28.00
9 Fantasy Game 115 9 3 4–2½ 3–½ 4–hd 9 9 Velez 2.70

8 LEMON KING 6.40 4.20 3.20
1 FLY THE SKY 18.40 10.40
3 ONE FAST BRO 3.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-8)  $72.20
$1 EXACTA (8-1)  $52.30
$2 QUINELLA (1-8)  $68.40
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (8-1-3-4)  $249.73
50-CENT TRIFECTA (8-1-3)  $156.75

Winner–Lemon King B.c.2 by Kitten's Joy out of Beside Still Water, by Lemon Drop Kid. Bred by George Krikorian (CA). Trainer: Tim Yakteen. Owner: George Krikorian. Mutuel Pool $286,780 Daily Double Pool $31,044 Exacta Pool $145,372 Quinella Pool $6,885 Superfecta Pool $57,740 Trifecta Pool $91,283. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (4-1-8) paid $51.70. Pick Three Pool $58,198. 50-Cent Pick Four (5-4-1-8) 4 correct paid $451.30. Pick Four Pool $201,948. 50-Cent Pick Five (5-5-4-1-8) 5 correct paid $8,784.95. Pick Five Pool $469,907.

LEMON KING angled in and chased a bit off the rail then outside a rival on the second turn, continued three deep leaving that turn and four wide into the stretch, lugged in some and bid three wide in midstretch, gained the advantage outside foes under left handed urging in deep stretch and gamely prevailed. FLY THE SKY had speed inside to duel for the lead then inched away on the first turn, kicked clear on the backstretch, fought back along the fence through the stretch and went willingly to the wire. ONE FAST BRO had speed three deep between horses then angled in and stalked outside a rival then inside on the backstretch and second turn, came out into the stretch, bid between the top pair and briefly put a head in front in midstretch and was outgamed late. CANYON CREST saved ground stalking the pace then went between horses on the backstretch and second turn, continued between foes in midstretch, came out in deep stretch and was edged for third between rivals late. BLUES RAPPER broke a bit slowly, settled just off the rail, came out leaving the second turn and five wide into the stretch and put in a late bid at a minor award three deep on the line. HANDSOME CAT angled in on the first turn and saved ground chasing the pace, continued inside on the second turn and into the stretch, waited briefly then came out and went between foes in deep stretch and lacked the needed rally. WHISPERING FLAME had speed between horses into the first turn then stalked inside, continued along the rail in the drive and did not rally. DESCARTES chased outside a rival then three deep on the backstretch and second turn, came four wide into the stretch and lacked the necessary response. FANTASY GAME had speed four wide into the first turn, stalked three deep then outside a rival, came three wide into the stretch and weakened.

SIXTH RACE.

7 Furlongs. Purse: $67,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500. Time 22.59 45.39 1:10.32 1:23.74


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

3 Qahira 118 3 3 5 3–1½ 1–½ 1–2¼ Talamo 2.30
2 Mo See Cal 120 2 2 2–2 1–½ 2–3 2–½ Prat 1.20
5 Show It N Moe It 120 5 1 4–hd 4–½ 3–3½ 3–5¼ Bejarano 2.60
4 Tiz Wild Wind 120 4 5 3–1 5 5 4–1 Cedillo 15.60
1 Watch Me Burn 109 1 4 1–hd 2–hd 4–hd 5 Diaz, Jr. 8.70

3 QAHIRA 6.60 3.60 2.60
2 MO SEE CAL 3.20 2.20
5 SHOW IT N MOE IT 2.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (8-3)  $19.20
$1 EXACTA (3-2)  $8.60
$2 QUINELLA (2-3)  $8.40
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-2-5)  $7.10

Winner–Qahira B.f.3 by Cairo Prince out of Motel Lass, by Bates Motel. Bred by Nekia Farm & Hunter Valley Farm (KY). Trainer: Bob Baffert. Owner: Baoma Corporation. Mutuel Pool $254,819 Daily Double Pool $24,296 Exacta Pool $78,136 Quinella Pool $4,160 Trifecta Pool $73,309. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (1-8-3) paid $59.75. Pick Three Pool $34,811.

QAHIRA chased off the rail then between horses on the backstretch, bid three deep into the turn then outside the runner-up leaving the turn and into the stretch, took a short lead nearing midstretch and kicked clear under left handed urging in the final sixteenth. MO SEE CAL had good early speed and dueled outside a rival, took a short lead between foes into the turn, fought back off the rail leaving the turn and in the stretch, could not match the winner in the final sixteenth but held second. SHOW IT N MOE IT stalked outside then three deep, continued outside a rival on the turn and three wide into the stretch and just missed the place. TIZ WILD WIND stalked a bit off the rail, came out into the stretch angled in some and weakened in the drive. WATCH ME BURN went up inside to duel for the lead, fought back into the turn, stalked along the inside on the turn and weakened in the stretch.

SEVENTH RACE.

5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $61,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Time 22.56 45.56 57.34


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

3 Concise Advice 120 3 5 5–hd 6–1 4–½ 1–¾ Van Dyke 3.70
5 Darling Demon 120 5 1 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–nk Bejarano 6.40
6 Radish 124 6 2 4–1½ 3–½ 3–hd 3–1 Gutierrez 4.00
2 Miss Indefatigable 113 2 3 1–hd 1–½ 1–½ 4–1 Diaz, Jr. 5.10
7 Live It Well 120 7 4 3–hd 4–1½ 5–1½ 5–¾ Cedillo 12.20
1 Put Her On Hold 120 1 7 6–hd 5–hd 6–1 6–¾ Roman 50.00
8 Apache Pass 115 8 6 7–3½ 7–3 7–2½ 7–2¼ Velez 2.20
4 Slew South 120 4 8 8 8 8 8 Talamo 11.70

3 CONCISE ADVICE 9.40 5.00 3.60
5 DARLING DEMON 6.60 4.20
6 RADISH 3.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-3)  $34.60
$1 EXACTA (3-5)  $22.60
$2 QUINELLA (3-5)  $22.80
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-5-6-2)  $38.91
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (3-5-6-2-7)  $912.10
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-5-6)  $48.70

Winner–Concise Advice B.f.3 by Slew's Tiznow out of Grand Advice, by Mr. Greeley. Bred by Rancho San Miguel (CA). Trainer: Mike Puype. Owner: Slugo Racing. Mutuel Pool $303,373 Daily Double Pool $99,783 Exacta Pool $139,814 Quinella Pool $6,006 Superfecta Pool $69,742 Super High Five Pool $19,719 Trifecta Pool $99,387. Scratched–Goddess Aphrodite, Reffine, Si Mamacita, Spanish Channel.

$2 Pick Six Jackpot (5-4-1-8-3-3) . Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $81,961. 50-Cent Pick Three (8-3-3) paid $28.15. Pick Three Pool $120,342. 50-Cent Pick Four (1-8-3-3) 4 correct paid $317.90. Pick Four Pool $354,122. 50-Cent Pick Five (4-1-8-3-3) 5 correct paid $1,591.55. Pick Five Pool $289,891. $2 Pick Six (5-4-1-8-3-3) 5 out of 6 paid $436.60. Pick Six Pool $83,950. Pick Six Carryover $44,842. $1 Place Pick All 7 correct paid $5,594.90. Place Pick All Pool $27,516.

CONCISE ADVICE stalked between horses, came out four wide into the stretch, rallied under urging to the front in deep stretch and gamely held. DARLING DEMON had speed between horses then dueled outside a rival, came out some in the stretch, fought back in the drive and continued gamely between horses late. RADISH hopped slightly at the start, stalked a bit off the rail then inside on the backstretch and turn, bid along the fence in the stretch to put a head in front in deep stretch and was edged for second. MISS INDEFATIGABLE had good early speed and dueled inside, came a bit off the rail in the drive, fought back between rivals in deep stretch and was outfinished. LIVE IT WELL stalked outside a rival on the backstretch and turn, came three wide into the stretch and lacked the needed late kick. PUT HER ON HOLD saved ground stalking the pace, came a bit off the rail in the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. APACHE PASS stalked three deep then outside a rival leaving the turn, angled in some entering the stretch and did not rally. SLEW SOUTH squeezed a bit at the start, angled in and settled off the pace inside, came out leaving the turn and three wide into the stretch and was not a threat.


AttendanceHandle
On-Track5,766$772,893
Inter-Track3,421$1,846,137
Out of StateN/A$4,136,796
TOTAL9,187 $6,755,826

Del Mar Entries for Friday, August 23.

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. 27th day of a 36-day meet.

FIRST RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $32,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1High FiveJ.C. Diaz, Jr.113Vladimir Cerin4-150,000
2ZiyanairTiago Pereira123Javier Jose Sierra20-150,000
3MutineerJorge Velez115Philip D'Amato2-150,000
4NorskiEswan Flores120Hector O. Palma7-250,000
5HarlissDrayden Van Dyke119Val Brinkerhoff3-140,000
6Strike ThatAbel Cedillo120Peter Miller4-150,000

SECOND RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $21,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Info's TreasureGeovanni Franco120Ian Kruljac8-120,000
2Ebb and FlowEvin Roman120Mike Puype8-120,000
3Curryforthree BangEswan Flores120Joe Herrick20-120,000
4Dakota ReadyJoseph Talamo120Mark Glatt6-120,000
5Avalon RideJ.C. Diaz, Jr.113Craig Anthony Lewis15-120,000
6EtchingMario Gutierrez123Ben D. A. Cecil7-220,000
7Lucky Brite EyeTiago Pereira120Martine Bellocq15-120,000
8ArchanaAbel Cedillo120Jonathan Wong3-120,000
9Cat's DesireJorge Velez118Nestor M. Capitaine5-120,000
10Harper's GallopIgnacio Puglisi120Jack Carava6-120,000

THIRD RACE.

5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $42,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $40,000-$35,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Eric the TrojanRafael Bejarano120Jack Carava7-240,000
2Buckys PickDrayden Van Dyke120Doug F. O'Neill6-140,000
3Pure ComedyGeovanni Franco120Bill McLean10-140,000
4Gutsy RulerJ.C. Diaz, Jr.113Javier Jose Sierra15-140,000
5ItalianoJorge Velez115Andy Mathis10-140,000
6Dom the BombAbel Cedillo120Jonathan Wong3-140,000
7Regal BornTiago Pereira120Tim McCanna15-140,000
8Artie B GoodAgapito Delgadillo120Steve Knapp15-140,000
9PortandoRuben Fuentes118Mary Rowan9-235,000
10Awesome HeightsEdwin Maldonado122Genaro Vallejo6-140,000
Also Eligible
11Restless RamblerFlavien Prat120Mark Glatt4-140,000
12Conquest TsunamiFlavien Prat120Peter Miller5-240,000

FOURTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $64,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1The Spiral JetterGeovanni Franco124Andy Mathis8-140,000
2Pride's GoldTiago Pereira124Eoin G. Harty6-1
3Tiz a MasterRuben Fuentes118Richard Baltas12-1
4Boujie GirlAbel Cedillo118Peter Miller6-1
5Morning DanceJ.C. Diaz, Jr.117Molly J. Pearson20-140,000
6Fool's ParadiseMario Gutierrez124Ben D. A. Cecil5-140,000
7ScarletRafael Bejarano118Richard E. Mandella5-1
8Shanghai TrufflesJoseph Talamo118Patrick Gallagher12-1
9Dr WysongFlavien Prat118Philip D'Amato9-2
10First StarDrayden Van Dyke118Ronald W. Ellis7-2

FIFTH RACE.

1 1/16 Mile Turf. Purse: $61,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. State bred.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Goddess AphroditeAbel Cedillo120Peter Miller12-1
2Golden NecklaceJoseph Talamo120James M. Cassidy5-1
3Si MamacitaAlonso Quinonez120Michael W. McCarthy20-1
4AnconaRafael Bejarano120Carla Gaines15-1
5Too Hot for CurlinFlavien Prat120Philip D'Amato5-2
6Full CourtDrayden Van Dyke123Jorge Gutierrez15-1
7Our RomanceGeovanni Franco120Philip D'Amato8-1
8Nothing But HeatBrice Blanc123Peter Eurton7-2
9Y Not SizzleAaron Gryder120Jeff Mullins3-1

SIXTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $85,000. 'Tranquility Lake Stakes'. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1KaydetreBrice Blanc122David A. Randall7-2
2Lady SuebeeVictor Espinoza118John W. Sadler8-1
3YuvetsiRuben Fuentes118John W. Sadler4-1
4ZushaDrayden Van Dyke122Gary Mandella4-1
5Just a SmidgeMartin Garcia118Bob Baffert3-1
6VibranceFlavien Prat114Michael W. McCarthy5-2

SEVENTH RACE.

5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $61,000. Maiden Special Weight. 2 year olds.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Phast PharoahVictor Espinoza120Jeff Bonde4-1
2Ready for a FightEdwin Maldonado120Steven Miyadi20-1
3Best ChanceFlavien Prat120John W. Sadler5-1
4Soccer DadAaron Gryder120Brian J. Koriner7-2
5Rip CityDrayden Van Dyke120Richard Baltas6-1
6StrongconstitutionMartin Garcia120Doug F. O'Neill9-2
7Party TownAbel Cedillo120Val Brinkerhoff20-1
8Fluent in SarcasmKent Desormeaux120Robert B. Hess, Jr.9-2
9BedrockRuben Fuentes120Jeff Bonde12-1
10Magically HonoredRafael Bejarano117Doug F. O'Neill15-1
Also Eligible
11Unstoppable GuyJorge Velez115Steven Miyadi20-1


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