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DEL MAR SPOTLIGHT RACES:
Sixth Race: Post: 3:00 PT
Top Pick: 3-Lady T (5-1)
Freshened since August and showing the always dangerous route to sprint angle, this daughter of Into Mischief returns to dirt and drops from the Del Mar Oaks-G1 into a first level allowance affair in a move that should produce a significant bit of improvement. The John Shirreffs-trained filly has sprinted well over the local main track in the past and with sufficient help up front should offer a serious late bid. Regular pilot Victor Espinoza stays aboard and knows her well, so at 5-1 on the morning line she is worth a play in the win pool and in the various rolling exotics. Exacta players should consider hooking her up with the unbeaten American Lily, who has won her two starts by a combined 11 lengths but is taking on tougher foes today.
Seventh Race – Post: 3:30 PT
Top Pick: 1-Time to Party (7/2)
Was a sharp winner when stretching out for the first time two races back over the Santa Anita lawn and then was an unlucky fifth (beaten just over a length) when encountering traffic trouble in the upper stretch before finishing eagerly in the Let It Ride Stakes last time out. The Kantharos gelding surfaces in a much softer starter’s allowance grass miler today, lands the favorable rail, and retains Joe Bravo while projecting to be on or near the lead throughout. There’s good value to be found at his morning line of 7/2 if you can get it.
DEL MAR RECOMMENDED ROLLING EXOTIC STRATEGIES:
1st race: 3-Shocking Grey
2nd race: 4-Geezer; 2-Mystic Flyer
3rd race: 4-Lovesick Blues; 6-Mesut; 5-Mac Daddy Too
4th race: 2-Yo Time; 6-Hondo Crouch; 9-Montana
5th race: 6-Lady Clementine; 4-Big Mama Sue; 1-Annaglhlasa
6th race: 3-Lady T; 10-American Lily
7th race: 1-Time to Party
8th race: 5-Defunded; 6-Parnelli
9th race: 11-If Id Told You; 8-Arrest; 7-Never Seen Before