Del Mar

Del Mar Report #2

Fed Biz

Three Stars of the Week

– 1st Star: Big Macher (CA) – The year of the Cal Bred continues!!  Big Macher was as tough as they come in winning the Bing Crosby on Sunday, as he had to hold off the very classy Goldencents to get the job done.  Clearly Goldencents needs more ground to be completely effective, but that doesn’t discount Big Macher’s win one bit.  The progression from maiden claimer to Grade 1 winner is obviously not at easy one, but Big Macher has accomplished the feat.  The Bing Crosby was his second straight graded stakes victory.

– 2nd Star: Fed Biz (KY) – I think it’s safe to say Fed Biz loves Del Mar!  We hadn’t seen him since the Breeders Cup Mile, but that didn’t seem to bother him one bit in the San Diego Handicap on Saturday.  He went straight to the front right from the start and never looked back winning be almost six lengths.  The horse clearly has always had a lot of talent, but Del Mar moves him up even more.  We’ll see if he can take that form elsewhere next time out.

– 3rd Star: Irish Surf (KY) – Wire to wire winners seem to be a theme at the meeting so far this year, with Friday’s edition of the Cougar II being the best example.  Irish Surf had never even hit the board in a graded race, but won the mile and half Cougar II by eight lengths in wire to wire fashion!  Who knows if it’s the track or the distance that moved this horse up, but you can’t take away the fact he won.  Might be leery to bet him next time out though.

Flop of the Week

Declassify (KY) – The clear cut second choice in the Bing Crosby had all kinds of problems coming out of the gate and never had any chance.  It’s been tough to close ground at Del Mar this meeting, and he certainly wasn’t going to make it up in a six furlong race.  However, this is not a performance that I would hold against him when he runs next time out from a betting standpoint.

Trainer Standings

Rank Trainer Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Peter Miller 40 7 5 3 $337,636 18% 15 38%
2 Doug F. O’Neill 42 5 7 6 $328,776 12% 18 43%
3 Bob Baffert 19 4 1 3 $307,080 21% 8 42%
3 Mark Glatt 17 4 3 2 $233,320 24% 9 53%
3 Jerry Hollendorfer 22 4 1 4 $231,086 18% 9 41%
6 John W. Sadler 36 3 3 9 $324,808 8% 15 42%
6 James M. Cassidy 16 3 1 1 $303,660 19% 5 31%
6 Mike Puype 17 3 0 3 $152,744 18% 6 35%
6 Michael Pender 9 3 1 1 $123,340 33% 5 56%
6 Kristin Mulhall 13 3 1 1 $107,700 23% 5 38%
6 Robert B. Hess, Jr. 18 3 2 2 $94,500 17% 7 39%
6 Vann Belvoir 11 3 1 0 $84,750 27% 4 36%

Jockey Standings

Rank Jockey Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Kent J. Desormeaux 41 9 3 6 $539,630 22% 18 44%
2 Tyler Baze 68 8 8 5 $632,120 12% 21 31%
2 Elvis Trujillo 56 8 5 7 $481,354 14% 20 36%
4 Mike E. Smith 35 7 2 5 $579,342 20% 14 40%
4 Martin Garcia 37 7 1 5 $455,650 19% 13 35%
6 Fernando Hernandez Perez 47 6 4 2 $291,170 13% 12 26%
7 Rafael Bejarano 46 5 9 10 $520,436 11% 24 52%
7 Joseph Talamo 58 5 6 5 $411,832 9% 16 28%
7 Corey S. Nakatani 33 5 4 7 $401,460 15% 16 48%
7 Martin A. Pedroza 28 5 2 1 $168,430 18% 8 29%

Preview to Next Week

Graduation Stakes
Wed, Jul 30th 2014
Two-year-olds, bred in CA 5 1/2 Furlongs
$100,000 Guaranteed
Real Good Deal Stakes
Fri, Aug 1st 2014
Three-year-olds, bred in CA Seven Furlongs
$200,000 Guaranteed
Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (gr. I)
Sat, Aug 2nd 2014
Fillies and mares, three years old and upward 1 1/16 Miles
$300,000 Guaranteed
Best Pal Stakes (gr. II)
Sun, Aug 3rd 2014
Two-year-olds 6 1/2 Furlongs
$200,000 Guaranteed
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