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Racing! Looking at next year’s Kentucky Derby preps

FILE - In this March 22, 2014, file photo, horse trainer Jerry Hollendorfer stands in the paddock at
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Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we offer up another handicapping lesson from Rob Henie.

If you’re a race fan, Saratoga is the place to be, no question. Seven graded stakes, six of them Grade 1. The main event, the Travers, is good but not as good as everyone hoped.

This year’s 3-year-old season is one big mess. I have no idea who will be the Eclipse Award winner in this category. (Right now, the lock is Bricks and Mortar in the Turf, and, maybe, horse of the year.) And Saturday’s Travers will help clear things up a little but not a lot.

So, since we can’t figure out this year, let’s start prepping for next year’s Kentucky Derby. The official list of point-bearing prep races came out earlier this week, so let’s look at it, by track. (And, we’re skipping the foreign races.)

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Aqueduct: Dec. 1, Remsen (10-4-2-1); Jan. 1, Jerome (10-4-2-1); Feb. 1, Withers (10-4-2-1); Mar. 7, Gotham (50-20-10-5); April 4, Wood Memorial (100-40-20-10).

Belmont Park: Oct. 5, Champagne (10-4-2-1).

Churchill Downs: Nov. 30, Kentucky Jockey Club (10-4-2-1).

Fair Grounds: Jan. 18, Lecomte (10-4-2-1); Feb. 15, Risen Star (50-20-10-5); Mar. 21, Louisiana Derby (100-40-20-10).

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Golden Gate Fields: Feb. 15, El Camino Real Derby (10-4-2-1)

Gulfstream: Feb. 1, Holy Bull (10-4-2-1); Feb. 29, Fountain of Youth (50-20-10-5); Mar. 28, Florida Derby (100-40-20-10).

Keeneland: Oct. 5, Breeders Futurity (10-4-2-1); April 4, Blue Grass (100-40-20-10); April 11, Lexington (30-8-4-2).

Los Alamitos: Dec. 7, Los Alamitos Futurity (10-4-2-1).

Oaklawn: Jan. 24, Smarty Jones (10-4-2-1); Feb. 17, Southwest (10-4-2-1); Mar. 14, Rebel (50-20-10-4); April 11, Arkansas Derby (100-40-20-10).

Remington Park: Dec. 15, Springboard Mile (10-4-2-1).

Santa Anita: Sept. 27, American Pharoah (10-4-2-1); Nov. 1, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (10-4-2-1); Jan. 4, Sham (10-4-2-1); Feb. 1 Robert B. Lewis (10-4-2-1); Mar. 7, San Felipe (50-20-10-5); April 4, Santa Anita Derby (100-40-20-10).

Sunland Park: Feb. 21, Sunland Derby (50-20-10-5).

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Tampa Bay Downs: Feb. 9, Sam F. Davis (10-4-2-1); Mar. 7, Tampa Bay Derby (50-20-10-5).

Turfway Park: Mar. 7, Jeff Ruby Steaks (20-8-4-2).

Hollendorfer update

The decision on if Jerry Hollendorfer can race at Golden Gate Fields won’t be made until next Friday. But, recent court filings give us a look behind the curtain as to what The Stronach Group might have been thinking before they kicked him out of both its California tracks.

Now, these are from one of the sides (Santa Anita) as the Hollendorfer side was not willing to share its story yet. You can give it a read by just clicking here.

Weekly handicapping lesson

Here’s our weekly contribution from Rob Henie of the WCHR (West Coast Handicapping Report) and the ECHR (East Coast Handicapping Report), handicapping angles with everyone. Today’s analysis comes from the second race at Del Mar and incorporates some handicapping angles into the mix. Rob, take it away.

This is a bottom level maiden $20,000 claimer at six furlongs. At these bottom levels, intensions are usually easy to decipher. For example, #2 LOSTINTHEMOMENT was debuted against MSW runners, dropping each race thereafter, with connections now realizing, he’s not much. #5 BOBBY’S DAY was debuted at this same $20,000 level, meaning Ron Ellis realized before the first try that he wasn’t much, and he wasn’t in that initial effort, obviously back at the same level. #8 CROSS TOWN debuted against better, nothing, then showed zero when at this bottom level. #9 SADDLE BAR is similar, nothing in his first three tries, now dropped to the bottom, but the talent level has been exposed, meaning, he’s not much either, with a silly 7-2 morning line attached. Again, the writing is on the wall at these low levels. We’re looking for runners with good intentions, the room to still move forward, horses whose confidence has yet to be shattered. Top selection is FLOYD MONEYMAKER (#10). His debut came at Portland Meadows, and now, off the layoff, he shows up at Del Mar, not Emerald Downs or the abundance of bush tracks in the Pacific Northwest. In that debut, what the running line comments failed to include, was, he broke terrible, was checked several times, came six wide at the ¼ pole, closing much ground while never switching leads. He’s been here at Del Mar since before opening day, working well for Val Brinkerhoff, apprentice J.C. Diaz riding, a good thing we believe, facing a bad group, with obviously plenty of room to move forward in only his second start, by solid sire Harbor the Gold. Plenty of positive attributes to stand behind, unlike the majority of these, most of whom are proven losers already. LEGALLY GRAY (#4) strings races together for the first time, spotted very realistically by Ed Moger, who’s good at knowing where his runners can compete well, with Rafael Bejarano riding pretty well these days, with a pair of nice drills in place. Like the top pick, plenty of room to still move forward, sent south for a reason.

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“Hot / Cold Race Trends: none

“Win Contenders (order of preference): 10-4

“X Out Runners (eliminating on the win end): 2,8

“Negative Notes:

“6 Lorelei’s Warrior – Sal Gonzalez used to be able to win around here, but those days seem long ago.

“TOP PICK: FLOYD MONEYMAKER (#10 12-1 Diaz)

“SECOND CHOICE: LEGALLY GRAY (#4 4-1 Bejarano)”

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Del Mar review

As if John Sadler hasn’t won enough stakes this meeting at Del Mar, he took the $85,000 Tranquility Lake Stakes on Friday when Lady Suebee won the one-mile race for fillies and mares by 5 ½ lengths. It was Sadler’s seventh stakes win this Del Mar meeting.

Lady Suebee went to the lead and appeared vulnerable on the far turn but she had more than enough left and just cruised down the stretch under a ride by Victor Espinoza. Lady Suebee paid $6.40, $3.60 and $2.80. Kaydetre was second and Zucha was third.

Del Mar preview

Del Mar has a 10-race card starting at 2 p.m. Highlighting the card is the Grade 2 $200,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes over seven furlongs. There are four turf races on the card.

Last year’s O’Brien winner, Catalina Cruiser, is back and has been installed as the 4-5 morning-line favorite for trainer Sadler and jockey Flavien Prat. His win last year was by 7 ¼ lengths. He’s won six-of-seven lifetime and is coming off a win in the San Diego Handicap.

The second favorite is Giant Expectations, at 7-2, for Peter Eurton and Drayden Van Dyke. He hasn’t won since opening day at Santa Anita in 2017 when he took the San Antonio. He is 4-for-21 lifetime.

Here are the field sizes, in order, 6, 10, 8, 8, 11 (2 also eligible), 11, 10 (1 ae), 12 (1 ae), 7, 12.

Big races preview

A look at graded stakes or races worth $100,000 or more on Saturday. All times PST.

10:48 Saratoga (5): Grade 1 $600,000 Forego Stakes, 3 and up, 7 furlongs. Favorite: Mitole (4-5)

11:23 Saratoga (6): Grade 1 $500,000 Ballerina Stakes, fillies and mares 3 and up, 7 furlongs. Favorite: Come Dancing (6-5)

11:59 Saratoga (7): Grade 1 $500,000 H. Allen Jerkens Stakes, 3 and up, 7 furlongs. Favorite: Shancelot (1-2)

12:35 Saratoga (8): Grade 2 $400,000 Ballston Spa Stakes, fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Favorite: Secret Message (3-1)

1:12 Saratoga (9): Grade 1 $700,000 Personal Ensign Stakes, fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 1/8 miles. Favorite: Midnight Bisou (6-5)

1:49 Saratoga (10): Grade 1 $850,000 Sword Dancer Stakes, 4 and up, 1 ½ miles on turf. Favorite: Annals if Time (5-2)

2:28 Woodbine (9): Grade 2 $175,000 Play the King Stakes, 3 and up, 7 furlongs on turf. Favorite: El Tormenta (9-5)

2:44 Saratoga (11): Grade 1 $1.25 million Travers Stakes, 3-year-olds, 1 ¼ miles. Favorite: Tacitus (5-2)

3:29 Gulfstream (12): $100,000 Benny the Bull Stakes, Fla-bred 3 and up, 7 furlongs. Favorite: Ice Tea (9-5)

6:13 Del Mar (9): Grade 2 $200,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes, 3 and up, 7 furlongs. Favorite: Catalina Cruiser (4-5)

Bob Ike’s Dmr pick of the day

EIGHTH RACE: No. 5 Fashionably Fast (9-2)

Smart recent winner from the Dean Pederson barn steps up to face open company after dismantling Cal-breds over the track last month. He drew a cozy outside post and took advantage of a great trip that day, but hopefully Tiago Pereira can get him to relax right off the pacesetters and find a similar journey today. If he needs the lead to win, things will be considerably tougher.

Friday’s result: I knew I had the wrong Hronis-Sadler runner at the first click of the tote board and when the gate opened as Yuvetsi’s stablemate Lady Suebee was handed an easy lead and romped while my choice chased into the stretch but tired badly and was nipped for distant third.

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).

Ed Burgart’s LA pick of the day

FIRST RACE: No. 6 Nahoy (5-2)

After breaking slow in a fifth-place 870-yard maiden debut five weeks ago locally, this gelding then showed solid early speed over the Santa Rosa turf course 20 days ago. After battling from between horses for command until midway on the turn, he dropped back to fifth vs. a well-regarded debut winner in Boundforjamica and a heavily-favored runnerup in prior maiden second-place finisher Inquisition. Now, Nahoy drops in for a maiden $3,500 tag and lands local leading distance rider Edgar Payeras.

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And now the stars of the show, Friday’s results and Saturday’s entries.

Del Mar Charts Results for Friday, August 23.

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. 27th day of a 36-day meet. Clear & Fast

FIRST RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $32,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000. Time 22.96 45.88 57.67 1:09.85


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

6 Strike That 120 6 2 3–1 3–2 1–3 1–5¼ Cedillo 1.80
3 Mutineer 115 3 4 4–1½ 4–1 5–18 2–hd Velez 1.00
4 Norski 120 4 1 5–8 5–15 4–½ 3–1¼ Flores 5.80
1 High Five 113 1 5 2–½ 2–hd 2–½ 4–6¾ Diaz, Jr. 11.60
5 Harliss 119 5 3 1–hd 1–hd 3–1 5–11¾ Van Dyke 10.00
2 Ziyanair 123 2 6 6 6 6 6 Pereira 48.80

6 STRIKE THAT 5.60 2.80 2.20
3 MUTINEER 2.20 2.10
4 NORSKI 2.40
$1 EXACTA (6-3)  $6.60
$2 QUINELLA (3-6)  $6.60
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (6-3-4-1)  $3.58
50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-3-4)  $8.15

Winner–Strike That B.g.3 by Biondetti out of Crooked Answer, by Smart Strike. Bred by Woodford Thoroughbreds (FL). Trainer: Peter Miller. Owner: Gary Barber. Mutuel Pool $243,608 Exacta Pool $110,829 Quinella Pool $6,414 Superfecta Pool $45,447 Trifecta Pool $75,571. Claimed–Strike That by Mike Sisk. Trainer: Vann Belvoir. Claimed–Mutineer by Keh, L. Steve, Robershaw, Richie, Westside Racing Stable,Rothblum and O''Neill. Trainer: Doug O'Neill. Scratched–none.

STRIKE THAT had speed outside then dueled three deep, took the lead into the stretch, kicked clear under left handed urging while drifting to the fence and proved best. MUTINEER between horses early, stalked a bit off the rail, came out leaving the turn and four wide into the stretch and edged a rival late for the place. NORSKI three deep early, was in a bit tight nearing the half mile pole, chased off the rail, angled in some on the turn, came out approaching midstretch, split horses in deep stretch and was edged for second. HIGH FIVE broke out a bit and was straightened, went up inside to duel for the lead, battled along the rail on the turn and into the stretch and weakened some late. HARLISS had good early speed a bit off the rail then dueled between horses, fought back into the stretch and weakened. ZIYANAIR broke slowly and steadied when squeezed, drifted well off the rail, angled in some on the turn, came a bit wide into the stretch and was outrun.

SECOND RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $21,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 23.46 48.02 1:13.51 1:26.70 1:40.20


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

5 Avalon Ride 113 4 5 4–½ 4–hd 2–hd 2–3½ 1–½ Diaz, Jr. 8.60
10 Harper's Gallop 120 7 6 3–1½ 2–2 1–1½ 1–hd 2–4¾ Puglisi 4.40
7 Lucky Brite Eye 120 5 1 1–1 1–hd 3–2 3–1½ 3–1 Pereira 32.00
8 Archana 120 6 4 5–1 5–1½ 4–1 4–1 4–1½ Cedillo 1.10
1 Info's Treasure 120 1 2 2–hd 3–hd 5–2½ 5–4½ 5–5 Franco 15.70
2 Ebb and Flow 120 2 3 6–1 7 7 6–1½ 6–12 Roman 4.90
4 Dakota Ready 120 3 7 7 6–½ 6–hd 7 7 Talamo 4.80

5 AVALON RIDE 19.20 10.00 7.40
10 HARPER'S GALLOP 5.80 5.20
7 LUCKY BRITE EYE 13.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-5)  $59.20
$1 EXACTA (5-10)  $54.50
$2 QUINELLA (5-10)  $62.00
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-10-7-8)  $141.36
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-10-7)  $268.80

Winner–Avalon Ride B.f.3 by Clubhouse Ride out of Oscillator, by Decarchy. Bred by Six-S Racing Stable (CA). Trainer: Craig Anthony Lewis. Owner: Six-S Racing Stable. Mutuel Pool $236,276 Daily Double Pool $52,010 Exacta Pool $123,968 Quinella Pool $5,485 Superfecta Pool $52,572 Trifecta Pool $78,690. Scratched–Cat's Desire, Curryforthree Bang, Etching.

AVALON RIDE stalked between horses then outside a rival leaving the second turn, came out into the stretch, bid outside the runner-up under urging in midstretch, gained a slim advantage in deep stretch and gamely prevailed. HARPER'S GALLOP three deep into the first turn, stalked outside a rival, tugged her way up to bid outside the pacesetter on the backstretch, took the lead into the second turn, inched clear, fought back along the rail in the final furlong and went willingly to the wire. LUCKY BRITE EYE had speed between horses then inched away leaving the first turn, angled in and dueled inside, fought back into the second turn, stalked leaving that turn and into the stretch and held third. ARCHANA stalked three deep then outside on the second turn, came three wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. INFO'S TREASURE had speed inside then saved ground stalking the pace, continued a bit off the rail into the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. EBB AND FLOW bobbled a bit at the start, chased along the inside, came out into the stretch and did not rally. DAKOTA READY broke a bit slowly, settled off the rail then chased outside a rival, came out into the stretch, gave way and was eased in the final furlong.

THIRD RACE.

5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $42,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $40,000-$35,000. Time 21.88 43.88 56.18


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

5 Italiano 115 5 2 4–hd 3–hd 3–hd 1–hd Velez 15.00
9 Portando 118 9 7 3–hd 4–2½ 4–3 2–1 Fuentes 10.60
10 Awesome Heights 122 10 4 2–2 2–2½ 1–½ 3–1¼ Maldonado 5.30
2 Buckys Pick 120 2 8 9–½ 8–hd 7–hd 4–½ Van Dyke 5.40
7 Regal Born 120 7 1 6–1½ 5–1 5–1½ 5–¾ Pereira 19.90
6 Dom the Bomb 120 6 9 1–½ 1–hd 2–1 6–½ Cedillo 2.00
3 Pure Comedy 120 3 3 8–2½ 9 8–1 7–1½ Franco 16.00
1 Eric the Trojan 120 1 10 7–½ 6–hd 6–1 8–4¾ Bejarano 3.40
4 Gutsy Ruler 113 4 5 5–hd 7–1½ 9 9 Diaz, Jr. 22.30
8 Artie B Good 120 8 6 10 dnf Delgadillo 42.60

5 ITALIANO 32.00 16.20 9.40
9 PORTANDO 12.20 6.60
10 AWESOME HEIGHTS 4.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-5)  $288.60
$1 EXACTA (5-9)  $155.60
$2 QUINELLA (5-9)  $140.20
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-9-10-2)  $197.70
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-9-10)  $565.45

Winner–Italiano B.c.4 by Twirling Candy out of Personal Sunset, by Belong to Me. Bred by Al Graziani (KY). Trainer: Andy Mathis. Owner: Branch, William, Catone, Rich, Hogan, Wendy and Mathis, Andy. Mutuel Pool $377,704 Daily Double Pool $28,239 Exacta Pool $206,009 Quinella Pool $8,738 Superfecta Pool $92,372 Trifecta Pool $133,034. Claimed–Italiano by ERJ Racing LLC, Kenney, Dave and Lerner Racing. Trainer: Andrew Lerner. Scratched–Conquest Tsunami, Restless Rambler, Unbridled's Skye.

50-Cent Pick Three (6-5-5) paid $307.95. Pick Three Pool $85,593.

ITALIANO stalked between horses then inside on the turn and into the stretch, bid along the fence just past midstretch to gain a short lead under urging in deep stretch and held gamely. PORTANDO stalked outside then four wide, angled in alongside a rival on the turn, came out nearing midstretch, bid three wide in deep stretch and just missed. AWESOME HEIGHTS angled in and dueled outside a rival, took the lead in the stretch, fought back between foes in deep stretch and was in a bit tight at the wire. BUCKYS PICK chased inside, came out into the stretch, split rivals in upper stretch then angled in, came out and split horses again in deep stretch and finished with interest. REGAL BORN stalked between horses, was in a bit tight into the turn, continued outside a rival then off the rail into the stretch and was outfinished. DOM THE BOMB angled in and dueled inside, came a bit off the rail into the stretch, fought back in midstretch, steadied between horses a sixteenth out and weakened some. PURE COMEDY between horses early, chased outside a rival, came three wide into the stretch and could not quite summon the needed late kick. ERIC THE TROJAN a bit slow to begin, moved up inside to chase the pace, came out on the turn and three wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. GUTSY RULER saved ground stalking the pace, dropped back in the stretch and weakened. ARTIE B GOOD chased outside then dropped back on the backstretch, was pulled up into the turn and walked off. HAND TIMED.

FOURTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $64,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 23.13 47.03 1:11.96 1:24.78 1:37.53


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

10 First Star 118 9 4 6–½ 7–hd 4–2½ 2–hd 1–1¾ Van Dyke 1.00
6 Fool's Paradise 124 6 5 3–hd 3–1 2–2 1–½ 2–3¼ Gutierrez 7.10
7 Scarlet 118 7 3 1–1 1–1½ 1–1 3–6 3–8¾ Bejarano 11.40
9 Dr Wysong 118 8 2 4–1 5–1 7–2 6–1 4–ns Prat 7.50
1 The Spiral Jetter 124 1 6 8–1 6–hd 5–hd 5–1 5–2¼ Franco 28.30
2 Pride's Gold 124 2 9 9 9 8–5 8–10 6–1 Pereira 6.30
3 Tiz a Master 118 3 1 2–½ 2–½ 3–1 4–½ 7–1¼ Fuentes 20.00
4 Boujie Girl 118 4 8 5–1 4–hd 6–hd 7–1½ 8–16¾ Cedillo 6.50
5 Morning Dance 117 5 7 7–hd 8–hd 9 9 9 Diaz, Jr. 41.80

10 FIRST STAR 4.00 3.20 2.60
6 FOOL'S PARADISE 6.20 4.00
7 SCARLET 4.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-10)  $77.80
$1 EXACTA (10-6)  $11.80
$2 QUINELLA (6-10)  $19.80
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (10-6-7-9)  $27.44
50-CENT TRIFECTA (10-6-7)  $39.65

Winner–First Star Ch.f.3 by First Dude out of Via Regina, by English Channel. Bred by Catherine Ann Perez &Richard Allan Heysek (FL). Trainer: Ronald W. Ellis. Owner: Albert and Kathleen Mattivi, LLC. Mutuel Pool $412,754 Daily Double Pool $37,080 Exacta Pool $203,974 Quinella Pool $8,935 Superfecta Pool $85,886 Trifecta Pool $139,137. Claimed–Fool's Paradise by Paymaster Racing LLC. Trainer: Jack Carava. Scratched–Catoca, Shanghai Truffles.

50-Cent Pick Three (5-5-10) paid $189.20. Pick Three Pool $44,261.

FIRST STAR five wide into the first turn, stalked four wide then outside on the backstretch, continued four wide on the second turn and into the stretch, bid three deep in midstretch, gained the lead under left handed urging in deep stretch and inched away late. FOOL'S PARADISE stalked between horses then outside a rival, continued off the rail on the second turn, bid three wide into the stretch, led between horses in midstretch, fought back in deep stretch but could not quite match the winner late. SCARLET had speed three deep then inched away, set the pace off the rail, fought back into the stretch and until past midstretch and bested the others. DR WYSONG four wide into the first turn, stalked three deep then outside a rival leaving the backstretch, continued three wide on the second turn and into the stretch and lacked a response in the drive. THE SPIRAL JETTER saved ground off the pace, came out some in upper stretch and did not rally. PRIDE'S GOLD broke a bit slowly, settled outside a rival then three deep between foes leaving the backstretch, continued outside then off the rail on the second turn and was not a threat. TIZ A MASTER had speed a bit off the rail then stalked the pace, continued inside into and on the second turn and weakened. BOUJIE GIRL pulled and stalked inside, was in a bit tight early on the backstretch, went between horses on the second turn and weakened in the drive. MORNING DANCE chased three deep, dropped back and angled to the inside on the second turn, gave way and was eased in the drive.

FIFTH RACE.

1 1/16 Mile Turf. Purse: $61,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Time 23.51 48.79 1:13.15 1:37.42 1:43.66


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

8 Nothing But Heat 123 8 4 2–1 2–1½ 1–hd 1–1 1–1 Blanc 4.00
9 Y Not Sizzle 120 9 2 4–1½ 3–hd 4–1 3–hd 2–ns Gryder 5.30
7 Our Romance 120 7 3 3–½ 4–1½ 5–1 5–2 3–½ Franco 18.70
5 Too Hot for Curlin 120 5 7 8–1½ 7–1 3–1 2–hd 4–2¼ Prat 1.30
6 Full Court 123 6 8 9 9 8–1 7–½ 5–ns Van Dyke 29.40
4 Ancona 120 4 1 1–½ 1–hd 2–1 4–1 6–hd Bejarano 20.20
2 Golden Necklace 120 2 5 5–½ 5–hd 7–1 6–1½ 7–1¾ Talamo 4.50
3 Si Mamacita 120 3 6 6–2 6–1½ 6–hd 8–1½ 8–ns Quinonez 20.60
1 Goddess Aphrodite 120 1 9 7–½ 8–1 9 9 9 Cedillo 26.40

8 NOTHING BUT HEAT 10.00 5.60 4.00
9 Y NOT SIZZLE 5.40 3.40
7 OUR ROMANCE 10.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (10-8)  $27.40
$1 EXACTA (8-9)  $19.90
$2 QUINELLA (8-9)  $20.20
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (8-9-7-5)  $67.08
50-CENT TRIFECTA (8-9-7)  $98.70

Winner–Nothing But Heat B.f.4 by Unusual Heat out of Veela, by Bartok (IRE). Bred by M. Auerbach L.L.C. & Barry Abrams (CA). Trainer: Peter Eurton. Owner: Ciaglia Racing LLC, Pay2Day Thoroughbreds and Alesia, Sharon. Mutuel Pool $409,348 Daily Double Pool $46,469 Exacta Pool $180,088 Quinella Pool $8,142 Superfecta Pool $96,880 Trifecta Pool $140,963. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (5-10-8) paid $87.75. Pick Three Pool $82,206. 50-Cent Pick Four (5-5-8/10-8) 4 correct paid $1,214.50. Pick Four Pool $244,758. 50-Cent Pick Five (6-5-5-8/10-8) 5 correct paid $6,392.55. Pick Five Pool $839,243.

NOTHING BUT HEAT angled in and dueled outside a rival, took a short lead on the second turn, was fanned out some into the stretch, inched away in the drive and held on gamely under urging. Y NOT SIZZLE three deep leaving the chute, stalked outside a rival then between horses into the second turn, continued inside on that turn, bid along the rail in the stretch and edged rivals for the place. OUR ROMANCE angled in and stalked inside, came out leaving the second turn and three deep into the stretch and was edged for second. TOO HOT FOR CURLIN chased outside a rival, moved up three deep nearing the second turn, continued outside, came three wide into the stretch and was edged for the show between foes late. FULL COURT hopped slightly at the start, settled off the rail, went three deep leaving the second turn and four wide into the stretch and could not offer the needed late kick. ANCONA had speed inside to duel for the lead, fought back on the second turn, came out some into the stretch, was between horses in midstretch and weakened some in the final furlong. GOLDEN NECKLACE pulled along the inside stalking the pace, was in tight off heels midway on the backstretch, continued inside, swung out into the stretch and could not quite summon the necessary late response. SI MAMACITA chased outside a rival then between horses leaving the backstretch, swung three wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. GODDESS APHRODITE a bit slow to begin, saved ground chasing the pace, continued inside into the stretch and did not rally.

SIXTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $85,000. 'Tranquility Lake Stakes'. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Time 22.53 46.20 1:10.70 1:23.54 1:37.42


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

2 Lady Suebee 118 2 1 1–1 1–1½ 1–3 1–6 1–5½ Espinoza 2.20
1 Kaydetre 122 1 5 5 5 5 3–½ 2–3¾ Blanc 3.10
4 Zusha 122 4 4 4–1 4–2½ 4–1½ 4–1½ 3–ns Van Dyke 9.20
3 Yuvetsi 118 3 2 3–3 3–4 2–½ 2–2 4–11½ Fuentes 6.30
6 Vibrance 118 5 3 2–2 2–hd 3–5 5 5 Prat 1.40

2 LADY SUEBEE 6.40 3.60 2.80
1 KAYDETRE 3.80 3.00
4 ZUSHA 3.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (8-2)  $41.80
$1 EXACTA (2-1)  $11.40
$2 QUINELLA (1-2)  $11.80
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (2-1-4-3)  $8.14
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-1-4)  $17.10

Winner–Lady Suebee B.f.4 by First Defence out of Freeroll, by Touch Gold. Bred by Claiborne Farm (KY). Trainer: John W. Sadler. Owner: Hronis Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $311,784 Daily Double Pool $38,568 Exacta Pool $107,429 Quinella Pool $6,351 Superfecta Pool $28,794 Trifecta Pool $59,953. Scratched–Just a Smidge.

50-Cent Pick Three (10-8-2) paid $19.55. Pick Three Pool $50,841.

LADY SUEBEE sped to the early lead, set a pressured pace inside then inched away leaving the first turn, continued inside, met a pair of bids into the second turn, kicked clear off the rail leaving that turn and drew off in the stretch under a couple cracks of the whip inside the eighth pole and a hold late. KAYDETRE saved ground off the pace, came out into the stretch and gained the place. ZUSHA chased outside a rival then off the rail, came out into the stretch and edged a rival for the show. YUVETSI between rivals early, stalked off the rail then outside a foe, bid three deep into the second turn, tracked the winner outside a rival on that turn, came out into the stretch and was edged for third. VIBRANCE three deep early, pressed the pace outside the winner then stalked a bit off the rail, re-bid between horses into the second turn, angled to the inside leaving that turn, gave way in the stretch and was eased in the final furlong.

SEVENTH RACE.

5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $61,000. Maiden Special Weight. 2 year olds. Time 22.43 45.15 56.93


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

6 Strongconstitution 120 5 7 1–hd 1–1 1–1½ 1–1¼ Mn Garcia 2.60
4 Soccer Dad 120 3 3 5–1 3–1½ 3–3 2–2 Gryder 6.20
8 Fluent in Sarcasm 120 7 6 2–1 2–1 2–1 3–ns Desormeaux 5.10
1 Phast Pharoah 120 1 9 9–hd 8–hd 5–1 4–½ Espinoza 3.60
5 Rip City 120 4 8 7–1 6–1 4–hd 5–1¾ Van Dyke 8.00
3 Best Chance 120 2 10 10 10 7–½ 6–1¼ Prat 8.10
9 Bedrock 120 8 5 6–hd 7–2 6–1 7–3 Fuentes 9.10
7 Party Town 120 6 1 8–1½ 9–hd 10 8–½ Cedillo 35.30
10 Magically Honored 117 9 2 3–hd 4–hd 8–hd 9–4¼ Bejarano 34.40
11 Unstoppable Guy 115 10 4 4–½ 5–½ 9–hd 10 Velez 53.70

6 STRONGCONSTITUTION 7.20 4.60 3.40
4 SOCCER DAD 5.40 3.60
8 FLUENT IN SARCASM 3.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-6)  $44.20
$1 EXACTA (6-4)  $20.40
$2 QUINELLA (4-6)  $31.80
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (6-4-8-1)  $47.10
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (6-4-8-1-5)  $1,175.80
50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-4-8)  $71.25

Winner–Strongconstitution Dbb.c.2 by Constitution out of Earlybird Road, by Cherokee Run. Bred by Stonehaven Steadings (KY). Trainer: Doug F. O'Neill. Owner: Roadrunner Racing and Sayjay Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $431,249 Daily Double Pool $140,460 Exacta Pool $209,925 Quinella Pool $9,675 Superfecta Pool $105,633 Super High Five Pool $22,344 Trifecta Pool $154,298. Scratched–Ready for a Fight.

$2 Pick Six Jackpot (5-5-8/10-8-2-2/6) . Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $105,380. 50-Cent Pick Three (8-2-6) paid $61.65. Pick Three Pool $124,001. 50-Cent Pick Four (8/10-8-2-2/6) 4 correct paid $135.85. Pick Four Pool $538,661. 50-Cent Pick Five (5-8/10-8-2-2/6) 5 correct paid $2,157.70. Pick Five Pool $446,714. $2 Pick Six (5-5-8/10-8-2-2/6) 5 out of 6 paid $285.60. $2 Pick Six (5-5-8/10-8-2-2/6) 6 correct paid $77,066.40. Pick Six Pool $204,578. $1 Place Pick All 7 correct paid $2,007.10. Place Pick All Pool $43,415.

STRONGCONSTITUTION had speed between horses then angled in and dueled inside, inched away leaving the turn and into the stretch, came a bit off the rail and held on gamely under urging. SOCCER DAD pulled his way between horses to stalk the pace, angled in on the turn, came out leaving the turn and into the stretch and finished willingly to best the others. FLUENT IN SARCASM angled in and dueled outside the winner, stalked a bit off the rail leaving the turn, drifted in a bit a sixteenth out and just held third between foes late. PHAST PHAROAH saved ground chasing the pace, continued inside on the turn and in the stretch, waited momentarily along the fence a sixteenth out then got through inside and was edged for the show. RIP CITY stalked the pace inside, came out into the stretch and again in the drive and was edged for a minor share three deep on the line. BEST CHANCE settled outside a rival, went three deep leaving the turn and four wide into the stretch and could not quite summon the necessary late kick. BEDROCK stalked between horses then outside a rival into and on the turn and into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. PARTY TOWN chased a bit off the rail then between foes or outside a rival, continued just off the fence on the turn, came three deep into the stretch and did not rally. MAGICALLY HONORED stalked three deep between horses then between rivals on the turn, came three wide into the stretch and weakened. UNSTOPPABLE GUY five wide early, stalked four wide then three deep on the turn, came four wide into the stretch and had little left for the drive. HAND TIMED.


AttendanceHandle
On-TrackN/A$1,105,678
Inter-Track5,010$2,910,181
Out of StateN/A$6,137,769
TOTAL5,010 $10,153,628

Del Mar Entries for Saturday, August 24.

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. 28th day of a 36-day meet.

FIRST RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $21,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $8,000-$7,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1ZakaroffEvin Roman120Andy Mathis4-18,000
2Gray AdmiralMartin Garcia122Kristin Mulhall7-28,000
3For HimJorge Velez117Philip D'Amato2-18,000
4Taste's LegendTiago Pereira122Gary Stute5-18,000
5HarrovianEswan Flores118John E. Cortez10-17,000
6Hard ArchBrayan Pena120Genaro Vallejo3-18,000

SECOND RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $21,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Temple KnightsAssael Espinoza123Mark Glatt3-120,000
2LostinthemomentMartin Pedroza120Michael Puhich10-120,000
3My Boy AndyJorge Velez115Charles S. Treece20-120,000
4Legally GrayRafael Bejarano120Ed Moger, Jr.4-120,000
5Bobby's DayAaron Gryder123Ronald W. Ellis8-120,000
6Lorelei's WarriorEswan Flores120Sal Gonzalez20-120,000
7Bound to GoRuben Fuentes120Art Sherman5-120,000
8Cross TownEvin Roman120Vann Belvoir12-120,000
9Saddle BarAbel Cedillo120Robert B. Hess, Jr.7-220,000
10Floyd MoneymakerJ.C. Diaz, Jr.113Val Brinkerhoff12-120,000

THIRD RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $64,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. State bred.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Push ThroughMario Gutierrez122Edward R. Freeman3-1
2Golden BirthdayVictor Espinoza118James M. Cassidy7-2
3AppreciatedAaron Gryder118Rafael Becerra10-1
4Perfect WagerKent Desormeaux122Jeff Mullins12-1
5Three Ay EmRafael Bejarano118Doug F. O'Neill4-1
6ShadrackTiago Pereira118Tim McCanna5-1
7I Can Do ThisFlavien Prat122Mark Glatt4-1
8Rinse and RepeatAbel Cedillo122Steve Knapp10-1

FOURTH RACE.

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

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1BabaelJ.C. Diaz, Jr.109Ronald W. Ellis7-240,000
2Bold EndeavorMario Gutierrez120George Papaprodromou12-150,000
3HypersonicAbel Cedillo120Jeffrey Metz12-150,000
4ZorichJorge Velez115Mark Glatt5-250,000
5Single Me OutVictor Espinoza123James M. Cassidy4-150,000
6Mica BayNorberto Arroyo, Jr.120Philip D'Amato3-150,000
7Mongolian LegendBrayan Pena120Enebish Ganbat6-150,000
8Temple ViewIgnacio Puglisi116Robert O. Allen20-140,000

FIFTH RACE.

1 1/16 Mile Turf. Purse: $35,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $25,000-$22,500.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Tammy's WindowFlavien Prat119Peter Miller9-225,000
2Moonless SkyDrayden Van Dyke119Eddie Truman5-125,000
3Indypendent DeputyMario Gutierrez119Dallas E. Keen20-125,000
4Candy SwirlsTiago Pereira119William Spawr8-125,000
5ConvinceRafael Bejarano121Doug F. O'Neill6-125,000
6Peach TimeMartin Pedroza119Molly J. Pearson20-125,000
7Mongolian WindowNorberto Arroyo, Jr.117Peter Miller8-122,500
8Lady PhyllisAbel Cedillo119Steve M. Sherman8-125,000
9My Aunt TillieJorge Velez112Mike Puype8-122,500
10SugaryKent Desormeaux119Martin F. Jones7-225,000
11Wind Tartare Victor Espinoza119Vann Belvoir4-125,000
Also Eligible
12Bunny YogurtGeovanni Franco119Gary Sherlock10-125,000

SIXTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $21,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1ScrambledAlex Jimenez123Ryan Hanson15-120,000
2Love and HoldJohnny Allen120Oscar Heredia20-120,000
3Mike OperatorRuben Fuentes120Victor L. Garcia3-120,000
4L'AquilaFerrin Peterson113Val Brinkerhoff30-120,000
5IvorianAaron Gryder120Michael W. McCarthy10-120,000
6Fait AccompliTiago Pereira120Gary Stute5-220,000
7AmpedBrayan Pena123Javier Jose Sierra8-120,000
8Black StormAlonso Quinonez123Lloyd C. Wicker6-120,000
9ImagineiamfastestAbel Cedillo123Jack Carava5-120,000
10Go Sammy GoEswan Flores120Jorge Periban10-120,000
11U S HeroEdgar Payeras120Gary Sherlock20-120,000

SEVENTH RACE.

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

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Le TubRuben Fuentes120Doug F. O'Neill20-1
2UndisturbedEvin Roman120Jack Carava20-1
3Dipping InMario Gutierrez120Doug F. O'Neill12-1
4Perfect RushJorge Velez115John W. Sadler6-1
5Lovely LiliaGeovanni Franco120Philip D'Amato6-1
6EclairDrayden Van Dyke120Bob Baffert3-1
7Greg's DivaFlavien Prat120Philip D'Amato5-2
8Cherry CityAbel Cedillo120Mark Glatt5-1
9I Give UpTiago Pereira120Hector O. Palma20-1
10Establish JusticeAaron Gryder120Mike Puype8-1
Also Eligible
11Pacific CrossingKent Desormeaux120Matthew Chew10-1

EIGHTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $64,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Coil Me HomeFlavien Prat124Richard Baltas5-1
2Cool BobbyMario Gutierrez122Peter Eurton7-2
3Royal TrumpRafael Bejarano124Mark Glatt8-1
4Fashionably FastTiago Pereira124Dean Pederson9-2
5PosterizeGeovanni Franco121Ian Kruljac20-1
6Cruel IntentionDrayden Van Dyke121Bob Baffert3-1
7GetaloadofthisVictor Espinoza122John W. Sadler15-1
8Oakland MillsRuben Fuentes119Jeff Mullins20-1
9BoogaluteAbel Cedillo122Mike Puype20-1
10HeartfullofstarsEswan Flores122Gary Sherlock20-1
11Grinning TigerMartin Garcia124Anthony K. Saavedra20-1
12CambyNorberto Arroyo, Jr.122Mark Glatt6-1

NINTH RACE.

7 Furlongs. Purse: $200,000. 'Pat O'Brien Stakes'. 3 year olds and up.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Lieutenant DanAbel Cedillo116Steven Miyadi20-1
2Chief CicatrizRuben Fuentes119Shawn H. Davis20-1
3Jalen JourneyNorberto Arroyo, Jr.119Peter Miller5-1
4Giant ExpectationsDrayden Van Dyke119Peter Eurton7-2
5Seven TrumpetsVictor Espinoza119Dale L. Romans15-1
6American AnthemRafael Bejarano119Bob Baffert4-1
7Catalina CruiserFlavien Prat121John W. Sadler4-5

TENTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $36,000. Starter Allowance. 3 year olds and up.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1TartiniIgnacio Puglisi122Jack Carava5-1
2M Town GemDrayden Van Dyke120Mike Puype12-1
3Union RideEswan Flores118Hector O. Palma20-1
4Combat ZoneFlavien Prat122John W. Sadler7-2
5River GodJorge Velez113Vladimir Cerin12-1
6HootieRuben Fuentes122Michael W. McCarthy8-1
7Storm the Bastille Tiago Pereira118William Spawr10-1
8BoruKent Desormeaux124Vladimir Cerin9-2
9ReedleyMartin Garcia118Alfredo Marquez8-1
10Soul BeamGeovanni Franco122Jorge Periban12-1
11Into a Hot SpotEdwin Maldonado122Jeff Mullins12-1


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