Del Mar Opening Weekend Picks for Saturday July 19th, 2014
Del Mar Opening Weekend Picks for Saturday July 19th, 2014: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club opened on Thursday, July 17th for it’s 2014 meet that extends until Wednesday, September 3, 3014. Del Mar’s first Saturday card on July, 19, 2014 begins at 11:00 am PT and features two stakes races; the Osunita Stakes for fillies and mares and the San Clemente (G2) for fillies. Del Mar Saturday’s card has eleven interesting races, for all those are looking for a great value. Let’s pick some winners!
Race #1: 7,5,10
This race is especially for speedy horses, so we’re looking for the pedigrees that are suited for sprint races. Calculator has the pedigree for this kind of races and he’s working pretty good. Kantune, a son of the unbeaten and super speedy Kantharos, has a sharp workout in Del Mar. Ultra Sharp, despite the outside post; he will be able to go to the lead. His trainer does it very well with first time starters.
Race #2: 4,8,1
Two Step Flor has good speed figures and she should love the Del Mar surface. Pay the Debt now has a thirsty for victory with Bejarano in the irons. More Stormyweather recorded a great final work and she will try to take advantage from the rail.
Race #3: 10,4,7
I’ll Wrap It Up ran against tougher company in the past and he has good races on the turf; his last workout suggests he’s ready to roll. Awesome Return is on a winning streak and Talamo stays in the saddle. Ontology is returning from a long layoff, but he was always considered a great horse.
Race #4: 2,7,5
Mavericks Gun is working steadily since he lost as the favorite on June 21st at Santa Anita. His trainer has a good winning percentage with claimers. Run Hide is the speed of the speed and will try to win gate to wire. Aspirational is a horse that comes from Sunland Park and looks fit in the mornings.
Race #5: 10,8,2
Whenever you see American Sailor’s pedigree, you only find speed and his last work indicates he’s in shape for this race. Discreet Prince has a great dam (5 winners from 5 starters) and his sire adds speed. Bench Warrant has a plenty of good works for this race. His trainer does it very well with first time starters.
Race #6: 1,5,6
Premier Steps ran against a tougher field in her last race; also Van Dyke/Proctor combo adds confidence. Beatrice is a grade stakes winner in Germany; she is returning from a layoff, but she has the quality to win this race. Moone’s My Name has good speed figures and Victor Espinoza stays in the saddle.
Race #7: 9,7,8
Southern Freedom is returning from a 10 month layoff, but he looks in good shape in the mornings. He was beat by horses that now are running stakes races. Turnover is a Baffert horse with fast workouts for the race. He’s A Bling showed early speed in his debut and now with a race under his belt he’s dangerous.
Race #8: 2,3,6
Caminetto is working like a monster and if he runs like he works in the mornings, he will win this race handily despite the layoff. Guns Loaded has a hot Talamo in the saddle and he should appreciate the Del Mar surface. Syndicated will roll late.
Race #9: 12,4,7
My Conquestadory returned in May 18th at Woodbine losing by a nose. Since that effort she’s working very well and looks fit for this race. Diversy Harbor returns to her favorite distance. She was second in the American Oaks G1; behind Room Service. Sandiva is a grade stakes winner in France and England.
Race #10: 3,9,5
Dress Code failed as the favorite in his last start; but he has strong workouts since that effort. He deserves a shot. Mind the Master ran against a tougher field in his last race. Talamo stays in the saddle and that’s a good sign. The Brazilian import Usbek Thunder drops in class. He’s the value of the race.
Race #11: 12,3,9
Star Act returns with plenty of great workouts for this race. Always running like the favorite, this time would not be the exception. Burning Arch ran in the Senorita G3 against very good runners. Now she returns to her level, a maiden race. Sweet as a Rose has some good races against fillies that now are running stakes.
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