FRIDAY JULY 21
R3 NORTH EAST STAR (#5) shut off while inside through lane. Checked and steadied. Got out late and finished full of run. Follow.
R4 SANTOS TO WILSON (#2) checked and steadied sharply on turn to loose action and all chance. Toss this race. SAI CON (#6) allowed to open up early and got late. Fired. This is as good as it gets.
R5 SMILE BABY SMILE (#6) chased home stablemate in a nice looking local effort. Tab back vs. similar.
SATURDAY JULY 22
R2 SOUL OF MIDNIGHT (#6) bobbled at the break to lose best chance. Toss this race.
R3 LEN'S LUCK (#8) bobbled at the break, left and last early on. Made nice sustained move on turn while inside for third in a much better-than-looked effort. May have been best here. Follow.
R5 BORNTOSTAYTHIRSTY (#10) wasted a perfect trip here and was given every chance to break maiden under Pereira. Needs drop in class.
R8 PETITE ANGE (#4) ran off in post parade and was scratched.
SUNDAY JULY 23
R3 RUNNINWITHTHEBOYZ (#3) as pointed out on our podcast this morning filly was pressed to get the distance. Better at one turn or mile. Draw line through this race.
R5 MO TEMPTATION (#3) colt looked to need this. Broke slowly and raced well back early on, was picking it up late to finish well. Follow.
R7 ALMANDARES (#5) nice looking win in North American debut. Gelding should be followed off this effort.
R8 PONY EXPRESS (#8) scratched in the warm-up due to unsoundness. Well supported in wagering, use caution when colt debuts next time.
R10 LONE MOUNTAIN GIRL (#2) Away very slowly and awkwardly here. MISS OBEY (#4) scratched at the gate by vet.
THURSDAY JULY 27
R3 LADY T (#3) fired big time in return for the Shirreffs stable. Talented Into Mischief filly can come right back.
R7 CEILING CRUSHER (#3) never looked happy or into the race. Dull effort. Filly has had a long successful campaign and may be in need of a freshening for the O'Neill barn?
FRIDAY JULY 28
R7 TWILIGHT GLEAMING (#1) filly got brutal trip when stuck inside through the stretch. Found a spot late and was shut down and stopped when rival took path. That rival was Dq'ed for interference. Follow filly.
SATURDAY JULY 29
R1 HEARTLAND (#1) keep eyes on this very talented colt by Justify out of the Bob Baffert stable. Away a step slow, raced far back early on, found best stride to secure path down on the iside and wore down rivals late while going away. Follow!
R11 LEGITIMATE TARGET (#5) scratched by vet in post parade in US debut.
SUNDAY JULY 30
R4 MAJOR PRYCE (#4) may have needed local start. Finished up okay late and looked strong on the gallop out. Follow back vs. similar.
R8 ACOUSTIC MELODY (#2) scratched by vet at the gate. INTO YELLOWSTONE (#5) away a step slow. Finished okay and was moving well late. Draw a line through this race and follow vs. similar next out.
R10 BREAKFAST RIDE (#10) sharp runner-up try despite extreme outside post. Look for more improvement next time with better post and trip.
THURSDAY AUGUST 3
R3 BATTLE CALL (#5) moved way too early and had to engage in pace battle with riderless horse. Paid for it late as run down late by rival.
FRIDAY AUGUST 4
R1 SHE IS ROMANTIC (#1) walked out of gate. Never kicked it in. Draw line through this race. CHI CHI (#2) away slowly, raced well back early on but caught the eye late with a nice finish and gallop out. Follow.
R4 WORCESTER (#1) finally broke maiden in an okay effort. Hard to figure what we'll see next from this Bob Baffert trainee.
R6 BUS BUZZ (#4) speedy gelding looked good in Real Good Deal win. Cal bred son of Stay Thirsty is talented.
R8 KENTUCKY BOURBON (#4) broke slowly and raced well back early on. Made move on back-stretch and moved into contention on the turn but flattened out in lane. Better-than-looked try. Follow.
SATURDAY AUGUST 5
R4 JUSTIQUE (#6) daughter of Justify is better at one-turn. Look for a return to sprinting next time.
R5 DEFENSOR FORTIS (#3) hopped up at the break and lost best chance. Draw line through this effort.
R11 PRECOCIOUS TIMES (#4) checked and steadied, full of run late. Follow.
THURSDAY AUGUST 10
R2 DES DOIGTS (#6) invader looked good breaking maiden. Claimed and keep eye on this gelding for new connections.
R3 MORNING ADDICTION (#10) broke a step slowly and had to be used to get the lead and clear. Opened up and gamely kept to task to win this low level claimer. This race was much better-than-looked on paper and mare should be given a look at right back.
FRIDAY AUGUST 11
R1 ALWAYS ON CAY (#3) liked the way this one moved. May have needed local debut. Decent third place try and can improve next out.
R5 PONDERGATING (#2) got loose behind gate and ran off. Late scratch. Pay attention in paddock and warm-up next time out. PETITE FILET (#9) vet scratch at gate.
R6 LORD PRANCEALOT (#6) nice looking win in the $125,000 Graduation Stakes. Follow.
SATURDAY AUGUST 12
R3 GENTLE (#5) nice looking filly looked good in North American debut win. Follow up the ladder.
R4 INDULGE (#1) broke a step slow and never got involved in a dull effort. Willing to give one more chance vs. similar.
R5 BORNTOSTAYTHIRSTY (#2) vet scratch in warm-up.
SUNDAY AUGUST 13
R3 LAURENT (#5) very impressive winner in maiden debut after breaking slow. Filly has a nice late kick and looked good on the gallop out.Follow daughter of Pratical Joke. ELEGANT (#3) used up hard on the lead and may have needed race. Look for improvement next time with race under her belt.
R7 GYPSY TEARS (#6) rank early on and pulled early. Hard to handle. Draw line through this race.
R8 X J RASCAL (#5) raced into contention on turn and was bumped hard (sideways) to lose momentum. Eventual winner was DQ'ed. Look for improved run next time.
THURSDAY AUGUST 17
R2 MISS KALINE (#2) dumped rider in post parade and ran off. Late scratch.
MAGAZINE (#3) forced wide and steadied on clubhouse turn while impeded by horse being pulled up. Draw line through this race.
R8 CENTRAL DISPATCH (#10) outbroke by winner on speed favoring course. Sat second but couldn't run down winner. Better-than-looked effort and should break maiden next time.
SATURDAY AUGUST 19
R8 ANISETTE (#5) quality filly looked impressivetaking down Del Mar Oaks. Explosive late kick, daughter of Awtaad should be watched.
THURSDAY AUGUST 24
R2 TAKE CARAMIE (#3) filly took some action off morning line and looked to need race under Mike Smith. Give a look back next time. SUMMER LAKE (#6) acted up inside gate and was scratched by vet.
R7 PLEASANT (#4) delayed the start of the race by getting a shoe repair at the gate, then bobbled badly to be left well behind the field. Rallied on the outside to post the win in a huge effort. Follow this talented filly.
R8 GLANDFORD (#2) dropped rider behind the gate ran off. Was captured and loaded. Sharp runner-up effort despite antics prior. Follow.
FRIDAY AUGUST 25
R3 HARNEY LANE (#1) hopped up at the start to be away slowly. Good learning experience from David Hofmans trainee.
SATURDAY AUGUST 26
R4 MIRAHMADI (#5) $1,000,050 auction purchase hasn't lived up to sale price. Looked lost here when stretched out all over the track late. hard to figure as son of Into Mischief will never offer any value.
R6 MY MAN BAGS (#5) gelding has turned in two dismal efforts in a row now. May need freshening.
R7 UNCLE REG (#1) encountered traffic problems late and forced out to run a better-than-looked second. DQ'ed for causing interference. Not a bad effort. Follow.
R10 VISITANT (#8) scratched in the paddock 11 minutes to post after a mishap being saddled.
SUNDAY AUGUST 27
R7 COACH CRONIN (#2) expected improvement and gelding didn't disapoint here. Nice 4th place try. Coming around now.
R8 INDY LYON (#2) Gulfstream Park invader posted a solid win here with an explosive late run inside. Follow this gelding.
R9 KIRSTENBOSCH (#1) compromised by a slow start but ran a couragous second behind Eda. Fillly fitted with blinkers for first time here. Big try.
THURSDAY AUGUST 31
R1 SINGLE TRACK MIND (#5) full of run turning for home when clipped heels and stumbled tossing rider. Looked loaded at that point. Follow. POWERTRAIN (#10) tossed rider in post-parade and ran off. Late scratch.
R3 SILVER N BLACK (#9) rider was hesitant to send and it cost him a wide trip. Time is running out on this gelding now.
R6 COLETTE'S JOY (#5) was blocked through stretch and caught inside. Got out some late to finish a much better-than-looked third. Follow.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 1
R3 RUGELACH (#7) found a field she could handle this afternoon when controlling the pace. Seems common to us and use caution when next seen.
T6 POETICA (#3) much best here in maiden tally. Broke through gate prior to the start (didn't run off) and then bobbled at the start. Raced into contention and made the lead to battle and hold off rival. Game. R4 UNBRIDLED LADY (#4) got fractious in the gate and was scratched by the vet.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 2
R1 STAR OF THE NIGHT (#9) fired big in maiden debut and this daughter of Sea The Stars has talent. Follow.
R7 EXAULTED (#4) game effort off layoff to run a sharp second. Finished full of run late inside and should be tough to beat next time with return race under his belt.
R8 JUSTIQUE (#1) needs to return to one turn.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 3
R1 HONDO CROUCH (#2) finally was able to get the job done while trying to lug in the length of the stretch. Gelding has a funny way of going and use caution when next seen.
R4 GENTLE (#4) got rank again and ran off under replacement rider Valdivia. Toss this race but filly needs to learn to settle and relax.
R9 CANDY AISLE (#2) vet scratch at the gate.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 4
R5 FUN TO DREAM (#5) took major step backwards here. May need some time off.
R8 CATMANSUE (#5) solid maiden debut winner here. Took lots of action and delevered. Follow.
R10 CRAZY HOT (#1) broke awkward, sideways. Gathered self quickly and battled to win gamely. Filly is talented and deserves to be followed. UNIFIED A.P. (#3) scratched by gate by vet.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 8
R1 DOO WOP DON (#1) away a step slow from rail gradually raced into contention to get the lead and scored in game fashion. Gelding isn't much but could be acclimating to SoCal now and should be followed.
R2 RESPECT THE CROWN (#8) finished nicely late in debut and deserves to be followed with a race under her belt.
R3 SUNDAY SUN (#1) away slowly picked it up to reach contention late while finishing strongly in lane. Colt should be followed.
R6 SHADY APPEAL (#1) away slowly and became rank pulling and fighting jock. Relaxed some but this race should be tossed out. Better post next time and colt deserves a glance at.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 9
R1 PETITE ANGE (#3) away a step slowly, made nice move on turn to finish a better-than-looked third. Filly getting good and should be followed.
R4 DEALERS SPECIAL (#8) away slowly and caught the eye late with a nice finish and gallop out. Follow.
R5 LOTERIE (#9) raced in contention and got stopped through lane behind horses. Got out to finish strongly but winner got the jump on her. Better trip gets cash next time.
R10 TAMARA (#9) stylish winner in the Del Mar Debutante. Daughter of Bolt d'Oro stopped timer in 1:22.41. Filly has much ability.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15
R1 WORK IT (#2) decent maiden debut win here for the Mendez stable. Jock Moldaonado ride with confidence and daughter of Outwork may be a decent low level claiming filly.
R3 ACCELERAY (#3) colt raced green as grass here. With four career starts he took a step backwards this afternoon.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17
R1 CLASS CLOWN (#3) celeverly ridden by Valdivia and Practical Joke filly looked good in maiden win. May be worth following vs. winners at Santa Anita.
R3 BIG RAINBOW (#1) late scratch at gate by vet.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 22
R1 GEEJAYTEE (#5) wide into turn and wide downe backside. Swung extremely wide into stretch. Puzzing ride. Draw line through this race.
R3 SASSITUDE (#2) firsttimer from Sadler barn was scratched by vet in warm-up. Never like to see this from a $30k claimer. Filly was getting action. Use caution when next seen.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23
R9 GANADORA (#6) stumbled badly to lose all chance at the start. Was left with too much to do. Draw a line through this race.
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