Horse Race Handicapper best bets selections at Del Mar

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DEL MAR

GOLD RUSH DANCER/TOUGH IT OUT: This is just one more case of horses exiting the same race, which was run July 27 with Gold Rush Dancer coming off a win last out when beating Tough It Out, who ran third. In this race Dancer was let go at 14-1 with at Tough 10-1. They finished 1-2 with the exacta paying $166.40 for two bucks. Look for these racers.

WITH HONORS: First time starter for Keith Desormeaux had Prat riding. This filly was ready to roll and showed some real guts as she was passed then came back to score while under a snug late hold. You will see she won by a half-length but it could have been more.

ERIC THE TROJAN: Was steadied between horses in the early going and had to drop back to last in this five furlong turf race. He made a huge four wide run into the stretch and motored home, just missing. $$$

MATERIALISTIC: Was exiting the same race as the 7/5 chalk Bronzino in this race and let go at 30-1. He finished fourth behind Bronzino (third place) in that last race so why was he 30-1? He got the win, paying $62.40, with Bronzino just missing the place by a dwindling nostril costing us another big exacta.

AMERICAN CLEOPATRA: This looked like the female version of American Pharoah. The only difference is she had Stewart Elliott in the irons for Baffert/Zayat. This filly rolled home wire to wire in the easiest of wins. She will be facing 2yo stakes fillies next out. $$$$$

DOTHRAKI/BIG DISCOVERY/SELECTION: Just one more time as all three of these were exiting the same race; they finished 2, 3, 4 and came back in this race, finishing 1-2-3 with the exacta paying $55 for two bucks and the $2 trifecta $230.

NEVER SAY TRY: First time starter for Jerry Hollendorfer just destroyed this group of straight maidens by more than 11 lengths going away. He was under wraps and seemed to want to go around again. Won’t see 9/2 next time but another win is forthcoming.

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