The Doug O’Neill barn is red hot and they send out No. 1 Brilliant Melody who just won on this 5 furlong turf course on August 8th and the filly who finished behind her that day came right back to win next out, No. 6 Upbeat Mood exits our HTW list and she will like this distance. No. 2 All On the Table is the price play in here with Kayla Stra in the irons, she won on this 5 furlong course last year. 1-2-6
Gomez gets on the big drop shipper for Peter Miller No. 3 No Rachmones, No. 4 South Floyd exits out HTW list and has a shot first off the claim. No. 8 Mystical Mark drops back to the level of his narrow loss and will find a fast early pace to make his late run. 3-4-8
No. 4 Frequent Fame gets back to a sprint and gets the bug boy Nicolas in the irons look for a big run, No. 6 Upkept Rendez Vous drops into an action spot and Bejarano sticks, look for this mare to be rolling late. No. 10 Three Cuties has won two of her three starts on this course, she looks live off the layoff. 4-6-10
No. 3 Sebastian Flyte had his race and is ready for the money run. 3
Win and place 3
No. 4 Compulsive ran big in his one and only when well bet and now gets a move up in class, after him this is anyone’s race, watch the board. 4
Gomez has been on No. 2 Korban two times with a win and a second and the win came here, No. 8 Candy’s Sunrise comes off the layoff for O’Neill and he is two for two here at Del Mar. No. 9 Zuboff drops in class and gets Bejarano. No. 11 Life a Riley exits our HTW list, he will try and run them all down late. 2-8-9-11
Key exacta box 11 with 2-8-9
Gary Stevens and Tom Proctor hook up with No. 2 What a Spot who will go long on the grass, she is bred for it, Proctor also sends out the speedy No. 5 Smooth Talker off a third place finish last time out. No. 6 Burns Turn ran a good second here going a mile on August 4th. Trainer O’Neill sends out No. 9 Diocesan Policy who is in from Ireland, she won her one and only over there. 2-5-6-9
Tri box 2-5-6-9 and win and place 9
No. 1 Tiz Vegas has big early speed and gets the big drop into this 20k maiden claimer, No. 6 Glad’s Gals will be right there again. No. 10 Floatthrutheair gets his first start off the Peter Miller claim and a nice last work. 1-6-10
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