Del Mar Thursday: California Racing Continues Larger Field Size

By | August 3, 2022

The result of the Del Mar ship and win program continues to attract full fields. Five of the 8 races on Thursday have more than 10 entries.

Del Mar Paddock
Del Mar Paddock

Del Mar- Race 1

Post: 2:00 PM PT; $80k Maiden Special Weight going 5 furlongs on turf; Entries: 14

  • #8 LA PEER (7-2) debuts here and gets the top selection. She has to be respected going out for the combination of D’Amato and Hernandez.
  • #11 CANDY CARAMEL (6-1) should improve off the first start and could be in with a shot in this race. She has the pedigree to be a major player in this spot.
  • #6 HAPPY GAL (5-2) makes her second start. This one has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip.
  • #9 BOLT’S BROAD (12-1) is a price horse and feels like a fringe contender in this spot. She is well bred for this spot.

Selections: 8 – 11- 6 – 9

Del Mar- Race 2

Post: 2:30 PM PT; $30k Claiming going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #8 LI’L GRAZEN (5-2) is the top pick. She could be a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end. Miller and Hernandez team up here.
  • #7 QUEEN VERRAZANO (15-1) is a price horse and seems to be running for the minor placings in this contest. She’s been keeping good company.
  • #1 TROUBLE N PARADISE (8-1) seems to be running for the minor placings in this contest. She is a good bet to hit the board in this type of race.
  • #6 ISLAND LIFE (5-1) fits here. She has the top overall power rating in the group.

Selections: 8 – 7 – 1 – 6

Del Mar- Race 3

Post: 3:00 PM PT; $80k Maiden Special Weight going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 11

  • #1 VELVET (3-1) looks best here. She will be rolling late and has a good closing kick that could get the job done here. This one has really consistent pace figures which should work well in a moderately paced race.
  • #8 KITTY KITANA (5-2) makes some sense. She runs evenly and looks to get a very fair pace scenario here.
  • #6 UNWHIRLED (3-1) should improve off the first start and is probably best to put underneath on most tickets. She has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #7 GIMME MO BABY (12-1) projects to sit mid pack and come with one run.

Selections: 1 – 8 – 6 – 7

Del Mar- Race 4

Post: 3:30 PM PT; $80k Maiden Special Weight going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 7

  • #6 DONNER LAKE (6-1) gets the top selection. He has solid early pace figures in a race that looks to lack a ton of front running speed. This one seems to fit well enough here on class.
  • #5 HERO STATUS (8-5) should be competitive in this spot. He looks to be the class of the field. This one could be a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end.
  • #2 PALAGIO (5-2) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. He projects to sit mid pack and come with one run. He may have too much to do late.
  • #1 GO JOE WON (5-1) is probably best to put underneath on most tickets. He makes sense on speed figures.

Selections: 6 – 5 – 2 – 1

Del Mar- Race 5

Post: 4:00 PM PT; $35k Claiming going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 14

  • #6 GOLDINI (5-2) is the top pick. He has to be respected going out for the combination of D’Amato and Vazquez.
  • #10 TODAY MATTERS (6-1) appears to be a major player in this race. He makes sense on speed figures. This one has solid early pace figures in a race that looks to lack a ton of front running speed.
  • #14 NEVER SEEN BEFORE (12-1) is a price horse and should be competitive in this spot. He seems to class up well here.
  • #3 SETTECENTO (4-1) should be a player in this spot. He has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip.

Selections: 6 – 10- 14- 3

Del Mar- Race 6

Post: 4:30 PM PT; $53k Claiming going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 9

  • #4 EVERLYS GIRL (8-1) looks best here. She looks to be the class of the field. This one has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #1 LOMA VISTA (5-1) appears to be a major player in this race. She makes sense on speed figures.
  • #2 SHARED FUTURE (4-1) should be competitive in this spot. This one has solid early pace figures in a race that looks to lack a ton of front running speed.
  • #7 MIDNIGHT’S GIRL (6-1) could be in with a shot in this race. She has the top overall power rating in the group. This one could be a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end if no one else goes.

Selections: 4 – 1 – 2 – 7

Del Mar- Race 7

Post: 5:00 PM PT; $82k Allowance Optional Claiming going 5 furlongs on turf; Entries: 12

  • #10 LEXINGTON HUMOR (5-1) gets the top selection. She may benefit from a hot pace up front. This one has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #3 PAMMY’S READY (10-1) is a price horse and appears to be a major player in this race. She has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #8 CHAMPAGNE CAMIE (6-1) looks good in this race. She will likely be in the first flight of runners and should be in with a chance late. This one has to be respected going out for the combination of Cerin and Hernandez.
  • #7 SNARK (4-1) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. She makes sense on speed figures. This one may benefit if things get hot up front.

Selections: 10- 3 – 8 – 7

Del Mar- Race 8

Post: 5:30 PM PT; $30k Maiden Claiming going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 11

  • #10 JEWELOFAKID (4-1) is the top pick. She shouldn’t have trouble with the 1 mile distance. This one has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #11 CHARLOTTE HARBOR (5-1) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. She has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here. This one has really consistent pace figures which should work well in a moderately paced race.
  • #5 SLAM DIEGO (4-1) isn’t without hope. She should be part of the early pace in this spot and could hold on for a piece.
  • #6 SO SOFTLY (5-1) will likely be out on or near the lead and will look to hold off the charge to the wire. This one has races good enough to beat this group.

Selections: 10- 11- 5 – 6

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