$12,500 claimers go 6-1/2 furlongs. No. 1 Karma King will be very hard to beat on the big drop, look for Maldo to be gunning from the bell. No. 4 Airfoil has been a very popular item at the claim box and now makes his first start off the Hess claim, he is in good form and will be part of the mix. No. 5 Overcomer drops into a live spot and has a big last work. No. 8 Indavidualist drops to his correct level. 1**-4-5-8
2yo maiden fillies go a mile on the grass. No. 1 Polished was sent off as the 5/2 chalk first out of the box at Santa Anita at this mile turf distance, she made a late run and will go better today. No. 3 Ippodamia’s Girl exits the same race, she is the speed and just missed by a half length. No. 7 Paved also exits the race, she was a fast closing 3rd after a slow start, she gets JR on today. No. 8 Scat Home Lady also exits the race, she was 4th running an even race and can only move forward. 7**-1-3-8
$16k claimers go a flat mile on the dirt. No. 1 Tribal Jewel was unlucky to lost last out for a $20k price tag, the drop should get him home and his has won 5 of 10 here at Del Mar. No. 3 Beaumarchais beat the Jewel of Del Mar by a dwindling head last out. Javier Castellano gets on No. 6 Out of Patience who finished 3rd in the race. 1-3-6
Optional $40k runners go a mile on the grass. No. 2 Spanish Hombre comes off a big last win, he was claimed for $40k and it’s a good sign he is in this claimproof spot. No. 5 Eldritch is in from over the pond and could offer some value. No. 6 Air Vice Marshal is in from New York and has some speed, he is a must use. Kent D rides for Peter Miller on No. 8 Tristen’s Trilogy, this one is live. 8**-2-5-6
THE $100K GRADE III NATIVE DIVER AT 1-1/8
No. 1 Mubtaahij gets some big class relief after trying Gun Runner last out in the BC Classic. No. 5 Irish Freedom is his barn mate and is a perfect 2 for 2 here at Del Mar. 1-5
Cal bred optional $20k claimers go 6-1/2 furlongs. The last time Bejarano rode No. 2 Eight Spokes it was at this level here at Del Mar and he got the win. No. 3 The Street Fighter had a bad trip last out and gets Maldo today. No. 8 Getoffmyback is on a nice win every other race pattern and this is his win race.
THE $300K GRADE I HOLLYWOOD DERBY AT 1-1/8 ON THE GRASS
Mott brings in No. 3 Channel Maker with Javier riding. No. 4 Sharp Samurai loves this course and has own 6 of 9 starts and 2 for 2 here. No. 7 MoTown is in from New York and JR is in for the ride. 4***-3-7
2yo maidens go 6-1/2 furlongs. No. 3 Nero lost by a nostril here first out and we love Van Dyke riding for Baffert who also sends out first time starter No. 6 Sambar with Javier getting the leg up. No. 10 Concur lost by a nostril first out for D’Amato and he gets the services of JR, it’s a three horse box.
THE $100K GRADE III JIMMY DURANTE AT A MILE ON THE GRASS FOR 2YO FILLIES
One of these fillies will probably win by a nose, da! No. 1 Casino Red has a big last work and won here in her first start in the states prepping for this, Joe Bravo is in to ride No. 2 Daddy Is a Legend for George Weaver, this filly is in from Keeneland off a win. No. 4 Lexington Grace is off the boat and won 4 time over the pond, she is a runner. C. Clement brings in No. 5 Raucous off back to back wins including a hundred grander at the Big A. No. 9 Sappho has done little wrong in her two starts in the states and Kent rides. Chad Brown brings in No. 11 Delta Dependent with Javier riding and Motion brings in No. 12 Thewayiam. No. 13 Fatale Bere ran in the BC Juvenile turf and is a must use. Look for a price as this one is wide open. PRICE PLAY
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