Del Mar Sunday: Tizamagician Cougar II Favored in Feature

By | July 22, 2022

Del Mar features a pair of stakes to close out opening weekend. The Cougar II and the Wickerr Stakes will be run back to back on the card.

Full Card Analysis

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club- Race 1

Post: 2:00 PM PT; $36k Maiden Claiming going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 7

  • #4 SECRET FIX (8-5) gets the top selection. She has the perfect run style for this type of race and may just get the perfect trip here. This one may get the absolute dream flow of the race in this spot.
  • #7 DON’T TALK (2-1) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. She goes out for the Glatt barn and gets Vazquez in the irons. This one is well bred for this spot.
  • #6 KITTEN CALLS (5-1) isn’t without hope. She looks to be the class of the field. The pedigree is solid for this spot.
  • #1 TAMARANDO COAST (12-1) is probably best to put underneath on most tickets. She has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts. This one has to be respected going out for the Bonde barn.

Selections: 4 – 7 – 6 – 1

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club- Race 2

Post: 2:33 PM PT; $80k Maiden Special Weight going 5 furlongs on turf; Entries: 14

  • #1 MAGIC MAN (15-1) gets the top selection. He has the perfect run style for this type of race and may just get the perfect trip here at a really nice price.
  • #14 CONCH DADDY (10-1) appears to be a major player in this race. He should be in the right spot to be in with a chance late.
  • #2 PELIGROSO (9-2) could be in with a shot in this race. She shouldn’t have trouble with the 5 furlong distance. This one has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #9 STILL ON THE BOOKS (8-1) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. He goes out for the O’Neill barn and gets Gutierrez in the irons.

Selections: 1 – 14- 2 – 9

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club- Race 3

Post: 3:03 PM PT; $51k Claiming going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 11

  • #7 BOLD ENDEAVOR (5-1) gets the top selection. He seems to fit well enough here. This one shouldn’t have trouble with the 1 mile distance.
  • #4 LOUD MOUTH (3-1) appears to be a major player in this race. He looks to be the class of the field. This one has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #11 LORD DRAGON (5-1) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. He may get the absolute dream flow of the race in this spot.
  • #1 PROVERB (10-1) isn’t without hope. He goes out for the Papaprodromou barn and gets Geroux in the irons. Geroux has made the decision to move out to California were he figures to have a big say in the jockey standings.

Selections: 7 – 4 – 11- 1

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club- Race 4

Post: 3:33 PM PT; $80k Maiden Special Weight going 5 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 12

  • #9 PURE FIRE (3-1) gets the top selection. He has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #12 DILLINGER (5-2) isn’t without hope. He has to be respected going out for the combination of Baffert and Hernandez.
  • #4 SKINNER (12-1) seems like one that could outrun the odds in this spot. The cozy inside draw may help this one work out an advantageous run to the wire.
  • #5 JANUARY MAGIC (12-1) is an underneath type of play. He goes out for the Hollendorfer barn and gets Smith in the irons. “Money Mike” has had a bit of a resurgence in the last several months after a historic dry spell in his hall of fame career.

Selections: 9 – 12- 4 – 5

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club- Race 5

Post: 4:03 PM PT; $82k Allowance Optional Claiming going 5 furlongs on turf; Entries: 14

  • #10 JOHNNY PODRES (7-2) gets the top selection. He has to be respected going out for the combination of Miyadi and Frey. This one seems to fit well here.
  • #2 FORGIVING SPIRIT (6-1) appears to be a major player in this race. He should be in the right spot to be in with a chance late.
  • #6 IN VRONSKY STYLE (8-1) should be competitive in this spot. This one could be in the mix as they turn for home and may be able to boost the tote dividends.
  • #9 LIL NAS (10-1) could be in with a shot in this race. He isn’t the likeliest of winners, but a board hitting performance seems within reach.

Selections: 10- 2 – 6 – 9

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club- Race 6

Post: 4:33 PM PT; $80k Maiden Special Weight going 5 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 11

  • #10 HACKING IT UP (7-2) gets the top selection. He has races good enough to beat this group. This one has to be respected going out for the combination of O’Neill and Gutierrez.
  • #7 STAY IN THE GAME (4-1) should be competitive in this spot. He has the pedigree to be a major player in this spot. This one has races fast enough to suggest he’s a major player.
  • #4 THEUNTOUCHABLEONE (5-1) could be in with a shot in this race. He has the perfect run style for this type of race and may just get the perfect trip here.
  • #2 KRIXUS FLASH (8-1) could be in with a shot in this race. He has the bloodlines to be a major player in this spot. This one seems to class up well enough here.

Selections: 10- 7 – 4 – 2

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club- Race 7

Post: 5:03 PM PT; $84k Allowance Optional Claiming going 1 1/8 miles on turf; Entries: 10

  • #1 GREGDAR (8-1) gets the top selection. He has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here. This one may get the absolute dream flow of the race in this spot.
  • #6 GOLD PHOENIX (3-1) appears to be a major player in this race. He has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts. This one seems to fit well enough here.
  • #7 NEPTUNE’S STORM (7-2) should be competitive in this spot. These turf routes seem to hit this one between the eyes.
  • #5 RIP CITY (4-1) could be in with a shot in this race. He could get the right pace scenario to be really effective in this spot.

Selections: 1 – 6 – 7 – 5

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club- Race 8

Post: 5:33 PM PT; $125k Cougar II Stakes going 1 1/2 miles on dirt; Entries: 7

Tizamagician wins at Del Mar
Tizamagician | Photo Credit: Ernie Belmonte
  • #2 TIZAMAGICIAN (8-5) gets the top selection. He has the top overall power rating in the group. This one may get the absolute dream flow of the race in this spot. This horse is owned by MyRacehorse so expect him to get crushed by his thousands of owners at the window. He may be most likely to win, but he may also offer no value in that pool. Bettors may want to explore probables to find better ways to use this one.
  • #3 HEYWOODS BEACH (5-2) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. He has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here. This one should be in the right spot to be in with a chance late.
  • #1 DICEY MO CHARA (4-1) seems to be running for the minor placings. He seems to fit well enough here, but is a cut below the top 2. This one has the perfect run style for this type of race and may just get a nice setup to hit the board here.
  • #7 WIN THE DAY (20-1) is a price worth taking a shot with. He goes out for the O’Neill barn and gets Herrera in the irons.

Selections: 2 – 3 – 1 – 7

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club- Race 9

Post: 6:03 PM PT; $100k Wickerr Stakes going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 13

  • #12 SMOOTH LIKE STRAIT (6-5) gets the top selection. He may get the absolute dream flow of the race in this spot. This one shouldn’t have trouble with the 1 mile distance.
  • #4 GREGORIAN CHANT (6-1) should be competitive in this spot. He could get the right setup in this race. This one comes into the race in really good form and seems to throw up really good performances when he isn’t respected on the tote board.
  • #7 BRAN (5-1) should be competitive in this spot. His speed and class fit here.
  • #10 MAJESTIC EAGLE (12-1) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. At 12-1 this one is good value and could pump up the price on some of the vertical exotic wagers if he can run to potential.

Selections: 12- 4 – 7 – 10

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club- Race 10

Post: 6:33 PM PT; $82k Allowance Optional Claiming going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 12

  • #9 HAIL FREEDOM (5-2) gets the top selection. He has races good enough to beat this group. This one seems to fit well enough here.
  • #11 DARK VADER (6-1) should be competitive in this spot. He could get the right setup in this race.
  • #3 TROUBADOUR (6-1) could be in with a shot in this race. He has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #1 STREET RUCKUS (10-1) has a shot in this contest. He has to be respected going out for the combination of Cerin and Alsagoor. This one makes sense on speed figures.

Selections: 9 – 11- 3 – 1

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club- Race 11

Post: 7:03 PM PT; $82k Allowance Optional Claiming going 1 1/16 miles on turf; Entries: 14

  • #10 RHEA MOON (4-1) gets the top selection. She makes sense on speed figures. This one has to be given a look going out for the combination of D’Amato and Hernandez.
  • #5 ANNIE’S SONG (6-1) appears to be a major player in this race. She seems to fit well enough here. This one has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #12 BALLET DANCING (7-2) looks like a legitimate contender in this spot. She should be in the right spot to be in with a chance late.
  • #11 BARRISTER’S RIDE (4-1) appears to be a major player in this race. She has races that absolutely fit here. This one may get the absolute dream flow of the race in this spot.

Selections: 10- 5 – 12- 11

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