Beyond Brilliant Faces 11 Foes: Sunday Del Mar Eddie Read Analysis

By | July 30, 2022

The featured race at Del Mar on Sunday is the Eddie Read Stakes. The race looks great for betters with the natural chaos of turf racing paired with a 12 horse field.

Sunday Full Card Analysis

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club- Race 1

Post: 2:00 PM PT; $80k Maiden Special Weight going 5 1/2 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #8 ABELIEFINTHISLIVIN (5-1) should improve off the first start and gets the top selection. The debut was good enough to suggest he fits well against this group. This one should be sitting in the second tier of runners and looking to make one well timed run at the leaders.
  • #1 OMNIPRESENT (8-1) debuts here and could be in with a shot in this race. He has the pedigree to be a major player in this spot.
  • #3 JACKSTOWN (5-2) is a first time starter that will likely be well prepped. He has to be respected going out for the combination of Baffert and Hernandez.
  • #5 GIOVINAZZO (8-1) should improve off the debut effort and is probably best to put underneath on most tickets. This would should be ready to run a career top here.

Selections: 8 – 1 – 3 – 5

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club- Race 2

Post: 2:33 PM PT; $84k Allowance Optional Claiming going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 5

  • #3 LAUREL RIVER (8-5) is the top pick. He may benefit from a hot pace up front. This one has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #4 ELECTOR (2-1) could be in with a shot in this race. He shouldn’t have trouble with the 1 mile distance. This one may also benefit from a hot pace up front.
  • #5 AFFABLE (5-2) could be in with a shot in this race. He has been good at the mile distance in the past. This one has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #2 WICKED TRICK (8-1) isn’t without hope. The price is right for a horse with proven success running the dirt mile.

Selections: 3 – 4 – 5 – 2

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club- Race 3

Post: 3:05 PM PT; $80k Maiden Special Weight going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 14

  • #13 ZOOKEEPER (6-1) should improve off the first start and looks best here. The debut should give this one foundation. This one could be ready to put up a huge effort. He’ll need to from post 13.
  • #7 CASTLEKNOCK (12-1) is a price horse and could be in with a shot in this race. He is one of two with more than one start under his belt and still has a lot of upside.
  • #14 VALIANCER (3-1) should improve off the first start and is probably best to put underneath on most tickets. He will be rolling late and has a good closing kick that could get the job done here.
  • #11 CRYPTOHOLIC (12-1) is a price horse and is probably best further down the mutuel ticket. He comes into the race in really good form. This one got a little foundation in the first start and could step forward here.

Selections: 13- 7 – 14- 11

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club- Race 4

Post: 3:37 PM PT; $30k Claiming going 6 1/2 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 13

  • #12 DRIZELLA (10-1) gets the top selection at a fat price. She has to be respected going out for the combination of Hanson and Vazquez. This one has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #9 V BUCKS (7-2) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. She looks to be the class of the field.
  • #11 CARELESS STAR (15-1) may not be the likeliest winner, but seems like the type that could be able to outrun the odds.
  • #4 WHISKEY BLUE (8-1) is probably best to put underneath on most tickets. She projects to sit mid pack and come with one run.

Selections: 12- 9 – 11- 4

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club- Race 5

Post: 4:07 PM PT; $46k Maiden Claiming going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 14

  • #10 DEAR BEAU (6-1) is the top pick. She will likely have a lot to do in the lane, but could get up with a competitive run. Prices are worth looking for in these maiden claiming races.
  • #12 LOOKINTOGETEVEN (6-1) should be competitive in this spot. She has races good enough to beat this group. This one has the pedigree to be a major player in this spot. The number of missed opportunities is cause for concern.
  • #7 IN YOUR FACE (5-1) is probably best to put underneath on most tickets. She has races good enough to compete but has had a lot of chances.
  • #6 SUPER RENEE (5-1) is a bit interesting in this spot. She should be part of the early pace in this spot and this is a race that is devoid of world beaters. Maybe the best approach is to run and hide on the front end and make someone pass you late.

Selections: 10- 12- 7 – 6

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club- Race 6

Post: 4:37 PM PT; $42k Maiden Claiming going 5 1/2 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 14

  • #13 CHICKNFINGERFRIDAY (12-1) is a price horse and looks best here. He shouldn’t have trouble with the 5 1/2 furlong distance. This one has the pedigree to be a major player in this spot. These short races can be absolute chaos.
  • #3 STANFORD MAN (4-1) debuts here and should be competitive in this spot. He goes out for the Wong barn and gets Pyfer in the irons.
  • #4 DUPLICATION (5-1) is a first time starter and could be competitive in this spot. He has to be respected going out for the combination of Mathis and Frey.
  • #1 REEF CITY (8-1) makes his debut here here and is interesting in this race. Bonde and Rispoli team up on this one so he’s worth a look.

Selections: 13- 3 – 4 – 1

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club- Race 7

Post: 5:07 PM PT; $82k Allowance Optional Claiming going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 12

  • #4 BUZZ OF NEW YORK (4-1) gets the top selection. She has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #12 HEATHERS GREY (6-1) appears to be a major player in this race. She is a good bet to hit the board in this type of race.
  • #3 MA FRANCE (7-2) should be competitive in this spot. She should be sitting in the second tier of runners and looking to make one well timed run at the leaders. This one makes sense on speed figures.
  • #11 ELLIE ARROWAY (6-1) should be competitive in this spot. She has been really good at these turf mile races.

Selections: 4 – 12- 3 – 11

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club- Race 8

Post: 5:37 PM PT; $80k Maiden Special Weight going 5 1/2 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 13

  • #9 FUNKHOUSER (15-1) is a price horse and is the top pick. She has to be respected going out for the combination of O’Neill and Hernandez. If he takes no money, players may be wise to call an audible on this one.
  • #13 INFINITE DIAMOND (7-2) should improve off the first start and should be competitive in this spot. Her first race was a great jumping off point. This one could be dangerous.
  • #7 JUSTIQUE (5-1) debuts here and should be competitive in this spot. She is well bred for this spot.
  • #10 CLASSYMADEMOISELLE (15-1) is a price horse and feels like a fringe contender in this spot. She should be sitting in the second tier of runners and looking to make one well timed run at the leaders. This one has pedigree to be ok in this spot.

Selections: 9 – 13- 7 – 10

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club- Race 9

Post: 6:07 PM PT; $250k Eddie Read S. going 1 1/8 miles on turf; Entries: 12

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  • #3 BEYOND BRILLIANT (5-2) looks best here. He has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts. This one has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #1 MASTEROFFOXHOUNDS (8-1) appears to be a major player in this race. He seems to fit well enough here. This one will likely be in the first flight of runners and should be in with a chance late.
  • #9 HONG KONG HARRY (7-2) should be competitive in this spot. He seems to fit well enough here.
  • #12 MASTER PIECE (15-1) is a price horse and could be in with a shot in this race. He may benefit from a hot pace up front.

Selections: 3 – 1 – 9 – 12

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club- Race 10

Post: 6:37 PM PT; $51k Claiming going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #2 FENESTRA (3-1) gets the top selection. He has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts. This one has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip.
  • #5 MOLTO VIVACE (4-1) appears to be a major player in this race. He makes sense on speed figures.
  • #6 SENOR JOBIM (5-1) appears to be a factor here. He seems to fit well enough on class here. This one could get the right setup in this race.
  • #7 HANDSOME CAT (8-1) appears to be a major player in this race. The class and speed numbers put this one right there in the mix.

Selections: 2 – 5 – 6 – 7

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club- Race 11

Post: 7:06 PM PT; $82k Allowance Optional Claiming going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 13

  • #7 HOT ON THE TRAIL (12-1) is a price horse and is the top pick. She has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip.
  • #12 EMERALD LAKE (4-1) is the top pick. She makes sense on speed figures. This one could be a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end.
  • #2 QUEEN OF POMPEII (5-1) appears to be a major player in this race. She shouldn’t have trouble with the 1 mile distance. This one has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #11 YOUTE (5-1) appears to be a major player in this race. She could be a dangerous horse as part of the early pace.

Selections: 7 – 12- 2 – 11

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