Del Mar

Del Mar Report #5

Three Stars of the Week

– 1st Star: Personal Diary (KY) – Personal Diary broke her maiden at first asking at Ellis Park, then had lost nine straight races before finding the winners circle again in the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks on Saturday.  Not only did she win, but she romped past a field that was one of the toughest she ever faced by almost three lengths.  Was this just another illogical Del Mar result, or has Personal Diary come alive at the right time?  Hard to tell…

– 2nd Star: Judy the Beauty (ON) – The Grade 1 winner made her first start in over there months Sunday in the Rancho Bernardo Handicap, and she was as sharp as ever.  She only faced a field of four, but it was a professional effort as she stalked a decent pace and cruised by with ease.  The race probably sets her up for another run in the Breeders Cup Filly and Mare Sprint where she finished second last year.  With Groupie Doll gone, this could be her year.

– 3rd Star: Heat Du Jour (CA) – I’m not sure where it came from, but Heat Du Jour ran a career best race in the Solana Beach Handicap on Sunday, blowing out the competition by three lengths.  This was his first stakes win, and his sixth victory in twenty-four starts.  If you liked her you were rewarded well as she went off at odds close to 10-1 and paid $21.40 to win.

Flop of the Week

Reneesgotzip (KY) – The big horse returned Sunday after yet another long break, and it’s clear that she has spoiled us from recent efforts off layoffs to land in this spot.  Usually she runs her best races off the bench, but Sunday she had a little trouble at the start, and ended up being a little short for the stretch run.  She’ll likely improve next time out, but Sunday was not her day.

Trainer Standings

Rank Trainer Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Jerry Hollendorfer 57 12 13 7 $853,768 21% 32 56%
1 Peter Miller 78 12 8 14 $640,490 15% 34 44%
3 John W. Sadler 71 9 6 14 $761,238 13% 29 41%
3 Robert B. Hess, Jr. 40 9 6 4 $351,520 23% 19 48%
5 Doug F. O’Neill 90 8 12 14 $657,086 9% 34 38%
6 Mike Puype 39 7 3 7 $355,092 18% 17 44%
6 Vann Belvoir 29 7 1 2 $170,770 24% 10 34%
8 Thomas F. Proctor 34 6 5 3 $504,422 18% 14 41%
8 Bob Baffert 47 6 3 6 $473,160 13% 15 32%
8 Mark Glatt 38 6 7 6 $440,632 16% 19 50%
8 Kristin Mulhall 28 6 3 3 $275,102 21% 12 43%
8 Ronald W. Ellis 20 6 1 4 $237,940 30% 11 55%

Jockey Standings

Rank Jockey Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Rafael Bejarano 123 21 25 23 $1,479,432 17% 69 56%
1 Kent J. Desormeaux 102 21 18 13 $1,399,720 21% 52 51%
3 Elvis Trujillo 126 20 13 18 $1,068,930 16% 51 40%
4 Mike E. Smith 78 19 6 9 $1,428,482 24% 34 44%
5 Tyler Baze 138 14 19 16 $1,083,070 10% 49 36%
5 Drayden Van Dyke 115 14 16 17 $807,668 12% 47 41%
5 Fernando Hernandez Perez 103 14 8 4 $651,292 14% 26 25%
8 Joseph Talamo 142 13 19 17 $1,159,722 9% 49 35%
9 Martin Garcia 88 11 8 14 $801,634 13% 33 38%
10 Victor Espinoza 85 10 8 9 $767,356 12% 27 32%

Preview to Next Week

CTT And TOC Handicap
Fri, Aug 22nd 2014
Fillies and mares, three years old and upward 1 3/8 Miles (Turf)
$90,000 Added
Del Mar Handicap (gr. II)
Sat, Aug 23rd 2014
Three-year-olds and upward 1 3/8 Miles (Turf)
$200,000 Guaranteed
Pat O’brien Stakes (gr. II)
Sun, Aug 24th 2014
Three-year-olds and upward Seven Furlongs
$250,000 Guaranteed
Del Mar Mile (gr. II)
Sun, Aug 24th 2014
Three-year-olds and upward One Mile (Turf)
$250,000.00 Guaranteed
Tvg Pacific Classic (gr. I)
Sun, Aug 24th 2014
Three-year-olds and upward 1 1/4 Miles
$1,000,000 Guaranteed

 

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