Del Mar Saturday August 08.08.2020

2 Graded Stakes races highlight a packed Saturday card with lots of action from “Where the turf meets the Surf”. Let’s have a look at the later half of the sequence and see if we can find value.

Race 6. 6 Furlongs. BestPal-G2
A highly competitive group of 2-year olds challenging for a Grade 2 after only a few starts. #5 Herd Immunity contended well in a Grade 3 back in June at Churchill has the most experience of the group. #6 Weston posted top pace figures in his lone start.
Summary: Nothing to report that won’t be heavily backed by the public. – There could be potential here as all these runners have a shot to hit the board. Utilize the tote board to help you make any plays in this spot.
Race 7. 1 3/8 Mile. (Turf) OC 40000n1x

#3 Tartini is the likely winner of this race in my opinion. Has a progressive style that should make him really good at this distance; top jockey aboard.

#1 Camino de Estrella is attempting the turf for the first time and stepping up in class, but should love the added distance. Include on your underneath vertical wagers.
Summary: This could be a starting point for a multi race wager. I also like thought of keying the #3 on top of trifectas and superfectas and using the #1 in 3rd and 4th on those tickets.
Race 8. 5½ Furlongs. Mdn 55k
#7 Tacoflavoredkisses besides a great name 🙂 this is the only horse in this race with any race day experience. Retains the services of top jockey.
#4 Alexander’s Dream has recorded fast work outs and has siblings that have done well on track.
#1 Ben’s a Goalie runs for a barn that does really well with 1st time starters.
Summary: I will rely on experience and speed for this one. Leaning on the #4 and #7 adding the #1 as a backup.
Race 9. 1 – 1/6 Mile. (Turf) YlwRbbnH-G2
This should be an exciting race! I anticipate the pace to moderate in here sitting up for the best closer and best presser. #6 Keeper Of the Stars should be sitting just off the front runners and be ready to finish. #2 Bodhicitta will be looking to close from the back and should also have an opportunity to seal the deal. #7 Beau Recall is a veteran that knows how win.
Summary: I like the #6 the #2 as A’s here in with #7 as strong B. Looking forward to this one.
Race 10. 6 Furlongs. Mdn 55k
Another contest with promising youngsters that are running in the afternoon for the 1st time. #3 Noble Reflection and #4 Superman Shaq
Also excited to see one of Runhappy’s colt run for the 1st time #6 Drivehappy, Mike Smith aboard. #9 Spielberg is also another one that everyone have been anticipating. – Excellent breeding and connections.
Summary: Lots of ways to win here – We just have to chose the right horse!
Race 11. 1 – 1/18 Mile. (Turf) ™Mdn 55k
#3 Bristol Bayou almost broke her maiden last time out after a log lay off – should improve. #8 Viazar is a possible value play at 12-1 on the ML. should get a good ride from Mike Smith and be in contention at the end.
#10 Nurse Goodbody had a back start last time out, but prior 2 starts were very competitive at this level.
#11 Ya Beauty Shipper in from (IRE) for Peter Miller and cannot be left of your ticket.
Summary: Best plays in this spot is #10 Nurse Goodbody – She will not be a big number but should put in a good effort. Longshot: #8 Viazar

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