22:00 Del Mar (USA) (Dirt) 21 Jul 2018

Race 1 - Maiden Special Weight (3YO plus)

Winner $37,800 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
25254
i
1
Lime green, black diamonds on sleeves, black cuffs, black stripe on lime green cap (Brown, Jr , Edward J , Brown, Debi And Lovingier, Terry C)

Coco Kisses 27 

dk f Empire Way - River Kiss (Awesome Gambler)

BF
3 8-8
Gary StevensJeff Bonde
2
2256-45
i
2
Maroon, white hoops, white cuffs on sleeves, maroon and white quartered cap (Bada Beng Racing Llc And Lovingier, Terry C)

Into Rissa 27 

b f Into Mischief - Mysterious Marissa (Royal Academy)

3 8-8
Joseph TalamoGary Sherlock
3
30/33-53
i
3
Orange,green shamrock, green bars on sleeves (Jack Tone Racing Llc)

Rocketann 20 

dk f Sierra Sunset - Ann's Intuition (Indian Charlie)

4 8-12
Kyle FreyMarcia Stortz
4
i
4
Shocking pink, chartreuse sleeves, shocking pink cap (Valpredo, Donald And Sally)

Desired Edge 

dk f Tapizar - Elusive Temper (Elusive Quality)

3 8-8
Tyler BazeJeff Mullins
5
6
i
5
Red, black diamond, black band on sleeves, red cap (Gulliver Racing Llc)

Queen Shelly Ann 49 

dk f Street Life - Susans Express (Decarchy)

3 8-8
Mario GutierrezPeter Eurton
6
424926-
i
6
Black with gold diamonds, gold stripe on black sleeves, gold cap (Bo Hirsch, Llc)

Jabber Now 309 

dk f Papa Clem - Bellomesa (Sky Mesa)

4 8-12
Geovanni FrancoGary Stute
7
2
i
7
Red, white ball, white cap (Agnew, Dan J , Schneider, Gerry And Xitco, John V)

Chasin Lucas 49 

dk f Shanghai Bobby - Tiz Gentle (Tiznow)

3 8-8
Asa EspinozaMark Glatt
Verdict

CHASIN LUCAS had Into Rissa, Rocketann and Queen Shelly Ann all in behind when finding only one too strong on her first taste of competitive action at Santa Anita, and natural improvement should be enough to see Mark Glatt's filly home in front. Coco Kisses has kept good company so far and is the one most likely to give the selection something to think about.

22:30 Del Mar (USA) (Dirt) 21 Jul 2018

Race 2 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $12,600 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

6f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
234-137
i
1
White, black cuffs on sleeves (Double Kee LLC)

Two Hail Marys 36 

b g Slew's Tiznow - Obligated (Smart Strike)

D
4 8-12
Evin RomanRobert Hess
2
677-817
i
2
Black, yellow circle 'rr' on back, yellow bars on sleeves, black cap (Reilly, Elena And Yamada, Clyde)

Gryffindor 22 

ch g Awesome Patriot - Tiz A Treat (Tiz Wonderful)

3 8-6
Edgar PayerasRichard Rosales
3
1-2
i
3
White, blue stripes on sleeves (Stevens, Sam E And Sammy L)

Ghostly Who 22 

gr/ g O'prado Again - Grand Lely Drive (Grand Slam)

3 8-8
Corey NakataniTodd Fincher
4
778125
i
4
Black, green yoke, green sleeves and cap (Grenier, Dennis And Norine)

Gringo Star 37 

ch g Good Journey - Centerofattention (Beau Genius)

D
3 8-8
Alonso QuinonezIan Kruljac
5
5/613-77
i
5
Green, gold sleeves, green cap (C T Grether, Inc , Chandler, Bruce And Purple Shamrock Racing)

Smuggler Union 62 

dk g Kantharos - Kickapoo Princess (Unreal Zeal)

D
6 8-12
Israel OcampoHoward Zucker
6
5137-36
i
6
Red, silver ball, red cap (Cannon, Robert T , Goodwin, Kelley And Goodwin, Tim)

Wheresthemoneyjack 41 

ch c Union Rags - Strike It Up (Smart Strike)

D
4 8-10
Ruben FuentesAlfredo Marquez
7
6474-21
i
7
Burgundy, grey diamond, grey cuffs and collar, burgundy cap (Kleczka, Kevin O And Warren, John P)

Michael Mundo 28 

ch g Forestry - Play It True (Yes It's True)

3 8-8
Matt GarciaPhilip Oviedo
8
3/81274
i
8
White, black blocks (Mnm Thoroughbreds, Llc, Screaming Eagle Racing, Carlin, M And Radigan, R)

Son Of A Royal 84 

dk g Bertrando - Royal Ravine (Gulch)

6 8-10
Asa EspinozaAdam Kitchingman
Verdict

Michael Mundo stormed home to break his duck over 5 1/2f at Santa Anita so this trip should see him in an even better light, but TWO HAIL MARYS has been mixing it in slightly stronger company and he can show his appreciation for getting back on dirt. Gringo Star is also worth some thought.

23:00 Del Mar (USA) (Dirt) 21 Jul 2018

Race 3 - Allowance Optional Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $40,950 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

6f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
120-853
i
1
Red, white armlets on sleeves, red cap (The Ellwood Johnston Trust And Matson Racing)

K Thirty Eight 27 

dk g Surf Cat - Butterfly Kiss (Corwyn Bay)

D
7 8-8
Asa EspinozaKaren Headley
2
259-321
i
2
Red, white and blue sash, white and blue hooped sleeves (Lions Family Trust And English, Terry)

Malibu Alex 29 

b g Afleet Alex - Ms. Sabbatical (Malibu Moon)

D
5 8-10
Rafael BejaranoWilliam Morey
3
47-1121
i
3
Turquoise, black diamond, black diamonds on sleeves, turquoise cap (Rockingham Ranch)

Allaboutaction 29 

dk g Candy Ride - Coolwind (Forest Wildcat)

D
5 8-8
Tiago PereiraPeter Miller
4
4468-42
i
4
Electric blue, fluorescent orange circle and 'da' (Drawing Away Stable And Jacobson, David)

Jan's Reserve 41 

dk g Ready's Image - Reserve Bid (Pine Bluff)

D
5 8-8
Martin PedrozaDavid Jacobson
5
1-21193
i
5
Orange and white blocks, white cap (Wilson, Holly And David)

Conqueror 50 

ch g Malibu Moon - Street Sounds (Street Cry)

D
5 8-8
Kent DesormeauxVladimir Cerin
6
815633
i
6
Dark green, white hoops, dark green hoops on white sleeves, dark green cap (Hronis Racing Llc)

Horse Greedy 28 

dk g Horse Greeley - Southern Breeze (General Royal)

D
5 8-8
Stewart ElliottJohn Sadler
7
7-13611
i
7
Red, silver shield, gold and silver hooped sleeves, red cap (C T R Stables Llc, Hollendorfer, Llc And Robertson, Richard)

Graycaster 28 

gr/ g Graydar - Jocaster (Service Stripe)

D
3 8-6
Flavien PratJerry Hollendorfer
Verdict

HORSE GREEDY has been highly tried this campaign but emerged from a Santa Anita Grade 2 with his reputation enhanced after finishing third. If he can match that level of performance, he should prove too good for this lot, although K Thirty Eight has also kept better company and Graycaster is on a firm upward trajectory.

23:30 Del Mar (USA) 21 Jul 2018

Race 4 - Allowance Optional Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $42,210 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

1m

Firm

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
95/610-7
i
1
Red, maroon yoke, red cap (Red Baron's Barn Llc And Rancho Temescal Llc)

Barleysugar (IRE)  48 

b m Kyllachy - Caster Sugar (Cozzene)

D
5 8-8
Tyler BazeJeff Mullins
2
67-4462
i
2
Dark green, white hoops, dark green hoops on white sleeves, dark green cap (Hronis Racing Llc)

Shenandoah Queen 76 

ch m Henny Hughes - High Speed Goldie (Parade Ground)

D
6 8-8
Victor EspinozaJohn Sadler
3
11-3282
i
3
Black, red and grey hoop, red horse on back, red and grey hoop on sleeves, red cap (Benowitz Family Trust, Madaket Stables Llc, Mathiesen, M And Powell, M)

Melissa Jane (GB)  27 

dk f Foxwedge - Queensgate (Compton Place)

D
4 8-8
Brice BlancLeonard Powell
4
7-15355
i
4
White, red cap and black horseshoe on back, red sleeves, white cap (Hollendorfer, Llc, Red Cap Thoroughbreds Llc And Melen, Steve)

Dreamarcher 29 

dk m Archarcharch - Dream Luck (Chester House)

D
5 8-8
Asa EspinozaJerry Hollendorfer
5
65-9555
i
5
Light Brown, brown chevron, brown spots on sleeves, light blue and brown quartered cap (D P Racing)

Pricedtoperfection 50 

b m Temple City - Glittering Tax (Artax)

D
5 8-8
Tyler ConnerJames Cassidy
6
121111
i
6
Yellow, green circle on sleeves, yellow cap (All Schlaich Stables Llc, Hollendorfer, Llc, Gatto Racing, Llc And Todaro, G)

Vasilika 27 

ch f Skipshot - La Belle Marquet (Marquetry)

D
4 8-12
Flavien PratJerry Hollendorfer
7
11-6647
i
7
Gold, black circle, black sleeves, gold cap (Barton, Richard And Kate)

Algorhythmic 54 

dk m Vronsky - Thorellen (Swiss Yodeler)

6 8-8
Drayden Dyke VanMichael Machowsky
8
242-512
i
8
White, blue yoke, white bars on blue sleeves, blue cap (Nicholas Alexander)

Shy Carmelita 63 

ch m Grazen - Malley Girl (Malek)

5 8-10
Joseph TalamoPhilip D Amato
9
341143-
i
9
Rose, blue collar, blue cap (Alesia, Sharon, Christianson, Robin, Ciaglia Racing Llc And Crusberg, Harry A)

Sheeza Milky Way 353 

b m Sidney's Candy - Mother's Milk (Silver Deputy)

D BF
5 8-8
Gary StevensPeter Eurton
10
241-782
i
10
Yellow, black diamond hoop, yellow sleeves, yellow cap (Myracehorse And Pappas Racing)

Moonless Sky 30 

dk m Bold Chieftain - Curtsy (Chief's Crown)

D
5 8-8
Rafael BejaranoEddie Truman
Verdict

Vasilika has carried all before her this year and, not for the first time, handed out a comprehensive beating to Melissa Jane at Santa Anita on her latest outing. She may have met her match in BARLEYSUGAR, though, because Jeff Mullins' mare has held her own at the highest level in the past, and last month's moderate comeback will have brought her on.

00:00 Del Mar (USA) (Dirt) 22 Jul 2018

Race 5 - Maiden Claiming (2YO only)

Winner $27,090 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

5f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
i
1
Black, yellow stripes on sleeves, yellow cap (Final Furlong Farm And Holmes, John Stephen)

Linemaker 

dk c Morning Line - Darling Monique (El Corredor)

2 8-8
Asa EspinozaRichard Baltas
2
i
2
White, black diamond frame, black armlets on red sleeves, black and white quartered cap (Lyons, Janet, Trommer, Evan, Trommer, Andrew And Trommer, Matthew)

Its Gonna Hurt 

ch c Violence - Celestial Legend (City Zip)

2 8-8
Tiago PereiraBrian Koriner
3
2
i
3
Blue, yellow cap (De Krester, Terrance And Metcalfe, Jeffrey)

No Treble 22 

dk c Maclean's Music - Missy Rules (Peace Rules)

2 8-8
Edwin MaldonadoLuis Mendez
4
i
4
Turquoise, black cuffs and cap (Altamira Racing Stable And David A Bernsen Llc)

Fortnite Dance 

gr/ c Liaison - Passeporta (Rockport Harbor)

2 8-8
Heriberto FigueroaPeter Miller
5
i
5
Royal blue, white stars on blue sleeves, blue cap (Erj Racing, Llc, Acacia Racing Llc And O'neill, Dennis)

The Creep 

dk c Twirling Candy - Boston Cat (High Yield)

2 8-8
Kyle FreyDoug O'Neill
6
i
6
Light blue, yellow sleeves, light blue cap (Great Friends Stable, Hornstock, Steve, Keh, Steven And Pappas, Greg)

Mason Dixon 

b c Union Rags - Katerbug (Pulpit)

2 8-8
Flavien PratDoug O'Neill
7
i
7
Purple, gold diamonds, purple chevron on gold sleeves (Detmar, Wayne And Voss, Gene A)

Knight's Cross 

gr/ c Mizzen Mast - Gift From The Sea (Stormy Atlantic)

2 8-8
Kent DesormeauxJ Desormeaux
8
i
8
Hot Pink, Black Fleur-de-Lys, Black (Silverton Hill LLC)

Carbon Zero 

b c Creative Cause - Cry War Eagle (Any Given Saturday)

2 8-8 (ow2)
Israel OcampoJ Desormeaux
9
i
9
Red, black ball (Six-s Racing Stable And Barron, Shirley A)

Seven Scents 

gr/ c Goldencents - Forever Vow (Broken Vow)

2 8-8
Tyler BazeCraig Lewis
Verdict

No Treble filled the runner-up berth on his introduction but he was beaten 10 lengths so it may pay to concentrate on the unraced brigade. Knight's Cross and Carbon Zero give Keith Desormeaux a decent hand, likewise The Creep and MASON DIXON for Doug O'Neill, but the latter is from the family of Listed scorer Outplay so gets the nod.

00:30 Del Mar (USA) 22 Jul 2018

Race 6 - Allowance Optional Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $39,060 - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

1m

Firm

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
212/314-
i
1
Pink, light blue and pink halved cap (Ggg Stables And Sarno, Russell J)

Princess Roi 469 

b f Roi Charmant - Stormin Lucy (Native Storm)

D
4 8-12
Corey NakataniRichard Baltas
2
232-173
i
2
Dark green, tan ball, burgundy sleeves, green and burgundy quartered cap (Williams, Mr And Mrs Larry D)

Halo Darlin 35 

dk m Lucky Pulpit - Lady Railrider (Ride The Rails)

5 8-10
Stewart ElliottMike Puype
3
2/24311
i
3
Blue, yellow duck on back, blue cap (Aulds, Chris, Jeong, Peter And Johnston, Keith)

Meal Ticket 55 

dk f Malibu Moon - Rainbow's Song (Unbridled's Song)

D
4 8-10
Tyler BazeMatthew Chew
4
2273-62
i
4
Yellow, pink circle and rose, pink cuffs and cap (Dubb, M , Taylor, E , Simon, D , Loftus, E And Bethlehem Stables Llc)

Libby's Tail 35 

dk f Tiz Wonderful - Christmas Lily (Marquetry)

4 8-10
Flavien PratRichard Baltas
5
33456-5
i
5
Black, gold chevrons, gold chevrons on sleeves, black cap (Calumet Farm)

Vexatious 21 

b f Giant's Causeway - Dream Of Summer (Siberian Summer)

D
4 8-10
Rafael BejaranoNeil Drysdale
6
88-7132
i
6
Orange and white blocks, white cap (Wilson, Holly And David)

Goseecal 37 

gr/ f Cowboy Cal - Pandora's Secret (Wolf Power)

D BF
4 8-10
Gary StevensVladimir Cerin
7
521
i
7
Blue, yellow diamond, blue cuffs on yellow sleeves, blue cap (Diamond A Racing Corporation)

Copper Fever 42 

dk f Street Cry - Copper State (Jump Start)

D
4 8-10
Drayden Dyke VanRichard Mandella
8
345331
i
8
Black, chartreuse stripes on sleeves, black and chartreuse quartered cap (Harmon, Robert, Pearson, Mark And Knapp, Steve)

Proud 'N' Ready 34 

b m More Than Ready - Holdontoyourdream (Proud Citizen)

D
5 8-10
Joseph TalamoSteve Knapp
9
5-14312
i
9
Red, white bars, red cap (Cardenas, Javier And Morey, William E)

Tammy's Window 55 

ch f Parading - Math Class (Eddington)

D
4 8-10
Tyler ConnerWilliam Morey
10
2-2185
i
10
Blue and yellow stripes, blue cuffs on white sleeves, blue cap (Bonne Chance Farm, Llc)

Glorious Hour 91 

dk f Bodemeister - Renda (Medaglia d'Oro)

4 8-10
Brice BlancPaulo Lobo
11
052321
i
11
Light Brown, brown chevron, brown spots on sleeves, light blue and brown quartered cap (D P Racing)

Jazaalah 29 

ch f Hard Spun - Teeba (Seeking The Gold)

D
4 8-10
Kent DesormeauxJames Cassidy
12
6-13313
i
12
Yellow and black quarters, yellow chevrons, white cuffs on sleeves, white cap (Jaime Renella)

Red Livy (IRE)  21 

ch f Dandy Man - Titus Wonder (Titus Livius)

4 8-10
Evin RomanRafael DeLeon
13
12-6612
i
13
Royal blue, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap (Brent Stapley)

Hip Ninety Three 89 

b m Harlington - Mystic Silver (Silver Deputy)

D BF
Non Runner
14
786713
i
14
Blue, grey disc, white stars, grey cuffs and chevrons on  sleeves, blue cap (Lionheart Thoroughbreds And First Home Thoroughbreds)

Beautiful Becca 27 

b f Elusive Quality - One in a Romp (Cryptoclearance)

D
Non Runner
Verdict

Princess Roi is classy but hasn't been sighted since April 2017, whereas VEXATIOUS got a run under her belt at Los Alamitos late last month and Neil Drysdale's four-year-old was beaten less than three lengths in both the Kentucky Oaks and Del Mar Oaks last year. Former Owen Burrows inmate Jazaalah broke her US duck last time so arrives on a high.

01:00 Del Mar (USA) (Dirt) 22 Jul 2018

Race 7 - Stakes (3YO plus)

Winner $126,000 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

1m 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
1-1
i
1
Dark green, white hoops, dark green hoops on white sleeves, dark green cap (Hronis Racing Llc)

Catalina Cruiser 63 

ch c Union Rags - Sea Gull (Mineshaft)

4 8-3
Drayden Dyke VanJohn Sadler
2
4-11129
i
2
Dark blue and yellow diamonds, blue sleeves, yellow seams, blue cap (Natalie Baffert)

Dr. Dorr 14 

dk g Lookin At Lucky - Jax El (Unusual Heat)

D
5 8-9
Joseph TalamoBob Baffert
3
11114-1
i
3
Red, maroon yoke , red cap (Red Baron's Barn Llc, Rancho Temescal Llc And Glatt, Mark)

Sharp Samurai 34 

b g First Samurai - Secret Wish (Street Cry)

D
Non Runner
4
2-31411
i
4
Black, orange ball, orange stripes on blue sleeves, orange stripes on blue cap (Slam Dunk Racing, Baltas, Richard, Mansor, Tom, Nielsen, Tammi And Rasmussen, Kim)

Two Thirty Five 34 

dk g Stay Thirsty - A Footstep Away (Giant's Causeway)

D
4 8-4
Franklin CeballosRichard Baltas
5
212646-
i
5
Dark green, white hoops, dark green hoops on white sleeves, dark green cap (Hronis Racing Llc)

Curlin Rules 238 

ch g Curlin - Awe That (Boundary)

D
Non Runner
6
96-6125
i
6
Light Brown, brown chevron, brown spots on sleeves, light blue and brown quartered cap (D P Racing)

Prince Of Arabia 56 

dk h Mineshaft - Princess Haya (Street Cry)

D
Non Runner
7
92-1121
i
7
Dark green, white hoops, dark green hoops on white sleeves, dark green cap (Hronis Racing Llc)

Accelerate 56 

ch h Lookin At Lucky - Issues (Awesome Again)

D
Non Runner
8
5363-24
i
8
Black, gold panel, gold bars on sleeves, black cap (Wachtel Stable And Barber, Gary)

El Huerfano 28 

b g Tannersmyman - Adriftinthebay (Capsized)

D
Non Runner
9
1/117-15
i
9
Yellow, blue chevron, blue cap (Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum)

Dabster 28 

ch c Curlin - On a Roll (A.P. Indy)

D
4 8-4 (ow2)
Flavien PratBob Baffert
10
114351
i
10
White, black diamond hoop, red hoop on sleeves, red cap (David Jacobson)

Harlan Punch 21 

b g Harlan's Holiday - Indy Punch (Pulling Punches)

D
5 8-6
Martin PedrozaDavid Jacobson
Verdict

Since running away with this prize 12 months ago, ACCELERATE has continued to pay his way in high-class company, and he trounced Dr. Dorr in the Gold Cup at Santa Anita most recently. He faces a really stiff opponent in Sharp Samurai, who was a top three-year-old in 2018 and returned with a comfortable Santa Anita success, but John Sadler's five-year-old is taken to prevail.

01:30 Del Mar (USA) 22 Jul 2018

Race 8 - Stakes (3YO only)

Winner $126,000 - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

1m

Firm

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
22212
i
1
Fuchsia And Purple Diamonds, Fuchsia cap (Fanticola, Anthony And Scardino, Joseph)

Rockin Ready 28 

ch f More Than Ready - Bella Chianti (Empire Maker)

D BF
3 8-6
Joseph TalamoPhilip D Amato
2
14-1212
i
2
Lime green, dark green star, dark green sleeves, green cap (Sayjay Racing Llc, Hall, Greg And Hubbard, Brooke)

Ms Bad Behavior 105 

dk f Blame - Cumulonimble (Stormy Atlantic)

D
3 8-8
Kent DesormeauxRichard Baltas
3
821411
i
3
Yellow and black diagonal quarters, black diamonds on sleeves, black cap (Highland Yard Llc And McCauley, Ron)

Flammetta 28 

b f Wildcat Heir - Pyramyst (Pyramid Peak)

D
3 8-8
Geovanni FrancoRichard Baltas
4
196-124
i
4
Navy blue, orange cross belts, orange hoop on navy blue sleeves, orange stripe on navy blue cap (Madaket Stables Llc, Sierra Racing, Dubb, Michael And Simon, David)

Miss Sienna (GB)  42 

dk f Equiano - Candycakes (Cape Cross)

D
3 8-6 b1
Mike SmithPhilip D Amato
5
1-617
i
5
Light blue, white seams, white sleeves (Three Great Sons, Llc And Hughes, Darryl)

Ahimsa 55 

ch f Animal Kingdom - Hot Affair (Cuvee)

BF
3 8-8
Evin RomanPeter Eurton
6
34-1
i
6
Yellow and black diagonal quarters, black diamonds on sleeves, black cap (Ron McCauley)

Dulce Ride 41 

dk f Candy Ride - Wildcat Heiress (Wildcat Heir)

3 8-6
Rafael BejaranoRichard Baltas
7
15-4243
i
7
Red, white stripes on sleeves, red and white striped cap (Roncelli Family Trust)

Streak Of Luck 76 

gr/ f Old Fashioned - Valeria (Elusive Quality)

D
Non Runner
8
112
i
8
Black, light blue sash, light blue dots on white sleeves, black cap (Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners)

Animosity 42 

gr/ f Animal Kingdom - Coup De Coeur (Exchange Rate)

D
3 8-6
Drayden Dyke VanPatrick Gallagher
9
3511-15
i
9
Royal Blue, Orange Ball, Orange Stripes On Sleeves, Orange Stripes On Blue Cap (Michael Tabor)

West Palm Beach (IRE)  77 

dk f Scat Daddy - Shelley Beach (Danehill Dancer)

D BF
3 8-8
Flavien PratSimon Callaghan
10
1-6151
i
10
Hot pink, black circle 'bb' on back, black epaulets and cap (Gary Barber)

War Heroine 83 

dk f Lonhro - War Tigress (War Chant)

3 8-8
Tyler BazePeter Miller
11
148-423
i
11
Light blue, brown spots on sleeves (D P Racing And Madaket Stables Llc)

Pursuing The Dream (IRE)  50 

dk f Dream Ahead - Crimson Lass (Dubawi)

3 8-8
Victor EspinozaJames Cassidy
12
14-3531
i
12
White, black cuffs (Doug Hames)

Lexington Grace (IRE)  48 

dk f Sir Prancealot - Bronze Baby (Silver Charm)

D
3 8-8
Gary StevensIan Kruljac
13
1-5313
i
13
Blue, Lime Green Sleeves, Blue Bars, Blue Cap (Jay Em Ess Stable)

Ms Peintour 42 

b f Paynter - Dyna's Destiny (Dynaformer)

D
3 8-8
Stewart ElliottBrian Koriner
14
111
i
14
Yellow, purple diamonds and 'wk' on back, purple sleeves, yellow cap (Eggert, Paul And Eggert, Karen)

Ollie's Candy 35 

dk f Candy Ride - Afternoon Stroll (Stroll)

D
3 8-11
Corey NakataniWilliam Morey
Verdict

OLLIE'S CANDY extended her unbeaten record in the Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita, handling the rise to a mile and Grade 2 company with aplomb. She showed guts to match her undoubted quality and there will be more in the locker. Animosity couldn't quite complete her own hat-trick, going down for the first time in the Honeymoon Stakes, but she still beat Ms Peintour and appeals as the primary danger.

02:00 Del Mar (USA) (Dirt) 22 Jul 2018

Race 9 - Maiden Special Weight (2YO only)

Winner $37,800 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

5f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
i
1
Green, purple diamonds on yellow sleeves, purple diamonds on yellow cap (Dellerba, Thomas, Depalma, Nicole, Coito, Johnny, Gladstone, James And Trailermartin, John)

Bustin Aprilstones 

b c Bustin Stones - April (Capsized)

2 8-8
Franklin CeballosNestor Capitaine
2
6
i
2
Red, black diamond, red cap (Gulliver Racing Llc, Drager, Craig W And Legan, Dan)

Pirate's Punch 29 

dk c Shanghai Bobby - Catch The Moon (Malibu Moon)

2 8-8
Tyler BazeWilliam Morey
3
i
3
Blue, yellow circle, blue cap (Branch, William And Reeves, Dean)

Frosted Grace 

b c Mark Valeski - Class (Thunder Gulch)

2 8-8
Ruben FuentesLuis Mendez
4
i
4
Red and black diagonal quarters, black cuffs on red sleeves, black cap (Michael Stinson)

Dueling 

gr/ c Violence - Seattle Qui (Seattle Slew)

2 8-8
Asa EspinozaJerry Hollendorfer
5
i
5
Red, black star, red dots and cuffs on white sleeves (Bloom Racing Stable Llc (jeffrey Bloom))

Yak 

gr/ c Flat Out - Queen of Dreams (Mr. Greeley)

2 8-8
Stewart ElliottJ Desormeaux
6
i
6
gold, green circle, green sleeves, green cap (Sareen Family Trust)

Grand Meister 

b c Bodemeister - Zia Zia Zia (Dehere)

2 8-8
Geovanni FrancoVladimir Cerin
7
33
i
7
Green, white hoop, green armlets on white sleeves, green cap (Big Chief Racing, Llc, Madaket Stables Llc, Rocker O Ranch, Llc And Desormeaux, J Keith)

Synthesis 42 

dk c First Samurai - Trust In Hope (Bernardini)

2 8-8
Kent DesormeauxJ Desormeaux
8
i
8
White, orange stars on sleeves, orange star on white cap (Phoenix Thoroughbred Iii)

Magnificent Mccool 

b c Giant's Causeway - My Special Secret (Mineshaft)

2 8-8
Rafael BejaranoDoug O'Neill
9
i
9
Royal blue, white stars on blue sleeves, blue cap (Erj Racing, Llc, Rap Racing, Strauss Brothers Llc And Kenney, Dave)

Truck Salesman 

dk c Can The Man - Brittney Brat (Pikepass)

2 8-8
Kyle FreyDoug O'Neill
10
i
10
Red, white sleeves (Oxo Equine Llc)

Rowayton 

b c Into Mischief - Rosemonde (Indian Charlie)

2 8-8
Drayden Dyke VanJerry Hollendorfer
11
i
11
Light Brown, brown chevron, brown spots on sleeves, light blue and brown quartered cap (D P Racing)

Istanbul 

gr/ c He's Had Enough - Le Mi Geaux (First Samurai)

Non Runner
12
i
12
Black, gold chevrons, gold chevrons on sleeves, black cap (Calumet Farm)

Easy Keeper 

b c Oxbow - Indy Jazz (A.P. Indy)

Non Runner
Verdict

There is no substitute for experience and SYNTHESIS has the edge in that department after finishing third in both previous starts at Santa Anita. He is fancied to repel a clutch of interesting newcomers, headed by Doug O'Neill's Giant Causeway colt Magnificent Mccool and the Jerry Hollendorfer pair of Rowayton and Dueling.

02:30 Del Mar (USA) 22 Jul 2018

Race 10 - Maiden Special Weight (3YO plus)

Winner $37,800 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

10

1m 110y

Firm

Weighed In - Result Stands
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
9
i
1
Black, orange yoke, white collar, gold cap (Glen Hill Farm)

Dearborn 34 

dk f Malibu Moon - Atrea (Storm Cat)

3 8-8
Drayden Dyke VanThomas Proctor
2
74956
i
2
Black, blue cuffs on sleeves, blue cap (Garcia, Oscar L And Morfin, Salvador)

Stella Sweeper 9 

b f Northern Afleet - Crypto's Wild (Cryptoclearance)

4 8-12
Israel OcampoOscar Garcia
3
448
i
3
Red, white sash, red and black bars on white sleeves, red cap (Paula Capestro)

Star Kissed 41 

b f Astrology - Mango Kiss (Kris S.)

3 8-8
Diego SanchezPaula Capestro
4
25-9
i
4
Silver, Black oval, black diamonds on sleeves, black and silver quartered cap (Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC)

Ten Count Out 41 

ch f City Zip - Knockout Bertie (Distorted Humor)

4 8-12
Mario GutierrezSteven Miyadi
5
6-55
i
5
Red and white quarters, red bars on sleeves, red cap (Fox Hill Farms, Inc)

Chiffon 29 

gr/ f Malibu Moon - Magnificent Song (Unbridled's Song)

3 8-8
Tyler BazeRichard Mandella
6
48
i
6
Green, Pink Hoop, pink armlets On Sleeves, pink button on Green Cap (Moss, Mr And Mrs Jerome S)

Resolu 56 

b f Smart Strike - Sister Moon (Dixie Union)

3 8-8
Asa EspinozaJohn Shirreffs
7
i
7
Salmon, teal cap (Claiborne Farm, Bass Ii, Perry R , Bass, Ramona S And Dilschneider, Adele B)

Amuse 

dk f Medaglia d'Oro - Witty (Distorted Humor)

3 8-8
Flavien PratRichard Mandella
8
4045-32
i
8
Navy Blue, Orange armlets On White Sleeves, Blue and Orange quartered Cap (Little Red Feather Racing)

Camino Song (IRE)  29 

b f Kodiac - Mudalalah (Singspiel)

3 8-8
Rafael BejaranoPhilip D Amato
9
9382
i
9
Green, White Diamonds, White Stripes On Sleeves, Green and white quartered Cap (G Humphrey, Jr)

Innocent 35 

dk f Blame - Carefree (Dixie Union)

3 8-8
Corey NakataniVictoria Oliver
10
4
i
10
Red, maroon yoke, red cap (Red Baron's Barn Llc And Rancho Temescal Llc)

Take A Leap 44 

dk f The Factor - From Jump Street (Jump Start)

3 8-8
Franklin CeballosJeff Mullins
11
0-5254
i
11
orange, white hoop, white stripes on sleeves, striped cap (Rap Racing And Tnip, Llc)

Party Dancer 56 

b f Artie Schiller - Chana's Girl (Malibu Moon)

3 8-8
Joseph TalamoSimon Callaghan
Verdict

Party Dancer, Innocent and Camino Song have all shown enough to suggest a race such as this is within range, but it is worth chancing the potential of TAKE A LEAP. Jeff Mullins' filly ran home strongly to finish on the heels of a subsequent winner on her debut at Santa Anita, and the rise from 6 1/2f appears a wise move.