NOTE: The first five races of today’s Del Mar card can be located in my column GET RICH WITH SABER
Calif. bred $50k maiden 2yo fillies go 5-1/2 furlongs, the hot riding Drayden Van Dyke gets a rare ride for trainer Tim Yakteen on first-time starter No. 1 Morning Press who is out of the dam Morning Jewel who has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters including a stakes winner, she has three good works over the track. No. 7 Lakerball gets her second start and second at the meet, she moves into the Doug O’Neill barn. No. 10 Jellybeankristine gets her second start at the meet and second at this level, she ran second last out. 1-7-10
Optional $40k runners travel a mile on the dirt. No. 2 Kidmon comes off a little freshening for trainer John Sadler who puts Flavien Prat on today. No. 5 River Echo ran good here on July 18th when battling the entire mile distance, if he can clear early he could be long gone with Tyler Baze gunning from the bell. 5-2
$20k maiden’s go 7 furlongs. No. 2 Blaze of Glory is wheeled back in just six days by David Jacobson who is still looking for his first win at the meet, No. 4 Welldidyougetit, showed good early speed last out when dropped to this level and has a good last work. 4**-2
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