Free Picks For Del Mar - 7/17/21

Race 1 at Del Mar on Saturday is 6 furlong Maiden claiming for 3-year-olds and up with a purse of $36,000 and field of 8. 1 Poseidon’s Kid has placed in each of 2 starts, was second when last out in June, and holds the leading claims today. 2 Head For Business has placed in one of three outings, was second when last seen in June but looks to go one better today. 5 Gerlach’s has placed in one of five starts, was 4th last time out in June and merits serious consideration today. 2 Head For Business to win, Exacta 2-1

Race 2 at Del Mar on Saturday is a 5 1/2 furlong claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $33,000 and field of 9. 1 RockTillYouDrop has a victory at 5 furlongs was 6th when last out in June but against this class cannot be overlooked. 3 GoldenEyed has two victories at 5 furlongs, was sixth when last seen in May but has a highly talented jockey on board and merits serious consideration today. 4 C’Mon Jenna has two victories at 5 furlongs, was well back last time out in February but finishes amongst the leaders today. 3 GoldenEyed to win, Exacta 3-1

Race 3 on Saturday at Del Mar is a 5 furlong Maiden special weight for 2-year-olds with a purse of $70,000 and field of 8. 3 Empire’s Fire is the half-brother of Fiery Cause, was fifth while debuting last month but cannot be dismissed today. 4 Sippin N Kissin is the half-brother of Time For Kisses, was fourth while debuting in May and plays a prominent role today. 8 What In Blazes was second while debuting last month, jockey selection is a big plus and on these terms is hard to deny today. 8 What In Blazes to win, Exacta 8-4

Race 4 at Del Mar on Saturday is a one-mile allowance optional claiming for three year-olds and up with a purse of $72,000 and field of 12. 2 Lalic has three victories at six furlongs was a winner when last out in May and on current form is the one to beat today. 5 California Kook has two victories at 1 mile, was fifth when last seen in June but on prior form cannot be overlooked. 8 New Heat has a victory at both 6 furlongs and one mile, was third last time out in June and finishes amongst the lead group today. 2 Lalic to win, Exacta 2-5

Race 5 on Saturday at Del Mar is a 5 furlong Maiden special weight for 2-year-olds with a purse of $70,000 and field of 12. 1 Ruby Ray was 3rd while debuting in June has a talented jockey in the saddle and merits consideration today. 5 Censorship is the half-sister of Whiskey Bound, was fifth while debuting next month but on connections must be factored into the equation today. 8 Desert Dawn is the half-sister of TheGloryIsAllMine, debuts today at this venue and workouts have been very strong of late. 1 Ruby Ray to win, Exacta 1-5

Race 6 at Del Mar on Saturday is a 6 1/2 furlong claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $25,000 and field of 10. 2 Drop Anchor has a victory at six furlongs, was well back when last out in May but debuts from a new stable today and faces an easier task. 4 Play The Wildcard has a victory at 7 furlongs, was seventh when last seen in February of 2020 and cannot be overlooked following a long layoff. 8 Manitowish has a victory at six furlongs, was well off the pace last time out in June but on previous form and a drop in grade is the one to beat today. 8 Manitowish to win, Exacta 8-2

Race 7 on Saturday at Del Mar is a 1 mile claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $39,000 and field of 13. 6 Storm The Bastille has two victories at 1 mile, was 3rd when last out in June and on current form must be considered. 9 The Black Album has five victories in races of up to 1 mile, was second when last seen in May and looks to go one better today. 10 Snazzy Dresser has six victories and races of up to 1 mile, was 4th last time out in early July and merits respect from the rest today. 9 The Black Album to win, Exacta 9-10

Race 8 at Del Mar on Saturday is a one-mile allowance optional claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $72,000 and field of 10. 4 Beyond Brilliant was a winner when last out in June, jockey parking is a big plus and must be given consideration. 8 Mr. Impossible has a victory at 1 mile, was fourth when last seen in June but faces an easier task today. 9 Brutto was a winner last time out in June, has a highly talented jockey on board, and must be respected by the rest. 8 Mr Impossible to win, Exacta 8-9

Race 9 on Saturday at Del Mar is the 1-mile Osunitas Stakes for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $80,000 and field of 9. 4 TapWater has three victories at 1 mile, was third when last out in May and on current form must be given consideration today. 5 Ippodamia’s Girl has four victories at 1 mile, was fourth when last seen in June, and must be on all shortlists today. 9 Brooke has five victories in races of up to 1 mile, was third last time out in June, and has a highly talented jockey in the saddle. 5 Ippodamia’s Girl to win, Exacta 5-4

Race 10 at Del Mar on Saturday is the 1 mile and 1/16 San Diego Handicap for three year-olds and up with a purse of $250,000 and field of 9. 1 Rushie has three victories at 1 mile, was fourth when last out in June, and finishes amongst the leaders today. 4 Royal Ship has two victories at one mile, was a second when last seen in June and holds the leading credentials today. 5 Express Train has three victories in races of up to 1 mile, was third last time out in June and on these terms is the one to beat. 5 Express Train to win, Exacta 5-4

The 11th and final race on Saturday at Del Mar is a 1-mile and 1/16 allowance optional claiming for three-year-olds with a purse of $72,000 and a field of 14. 1 Jimmy Blue Jeans has three victories in races of up to 1 mile, was a winner when last out in June and finishes amongst the lead group today. 5 Nerves Of Steel has two victories at 1 mile, was second when last seen in May and on current form is difficult to deny today 8 Spirit Maker was a winner last time out while debuting in November, debuts with a new stable today, and has a highly talented jockey in the saddle. 5 Nerves Of Steel to win, Exacta 5-1

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