La Jolla Stakes Closes Out Weekend at Del Mar (8/7)

Chris Adams

The racing week comes to a close on Sunday at Del Mar. The final feature of the weekend is the La Jolla. The grade 3 race will take place on the Del Mar turf.

Turf Course at Del Mar
Turf Course at Del Mar | Photo Credit Chris Stone

Del Mar- Race 1

Post: 2:00 PM PT; $30k Maiden Claiming going 5 1/2 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 10

  • #2 GOLDEN HALO (5-1) gets the top selection and is well bred for this spot.
  • #6 BOISTEROUSLY IRISH (5-1) runs evenly and looks to get a very fair pace scenario here.
  • #3 LIVING WITH AUTISM (8-1) debuts here and has solid pedigree for this spot.
  • #7 SQUARE FOOTAGE (4-1) should improve off the first start and shouldn't have trouble with the 5 1/2 furlong distance.

Selections: 2 – 6 – 3 – 7

Del Mar- Race 2

Post: 2:33 PM PT; $43k Starter Allowance going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 10

  • #5 CRIMSON ROSE (4-1) is the top pick. She has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #4 M IS FOR MAGIC (5-1) has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip.
  • #3 WARREN'S QUEEN BEE (12-1) is a price horse and could be in with a shot in this race. She makes sense on speed figures.
  • #1 CAUSE SHE'S A LADY (8-1) shouldn't have trouble with the 6 furlong distance.

Selections: 5 – 4 – 3 – 1

Del Mar- Race 3

Post: 3:05 PM PT; $80k Maiden Special Weight going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 12

  • #1 PARK CITY (8-5) should improve off the first start and looks best here going out for the combination of Blacker and Rispoli.
  • #10 ZOOKEEPER (4-1) ran a debut that puts him in the mix.
  • #6 BLOCKED (6-1) should have gotten a good foundation out of the first start.
  • #2 MUCINO (6-1) debuts here and looks the best of the new faces.

Selections: 1 – 10- 6 – 2

Del Mar- Race 4

Post: 3:37 PM PT; $80k Maiden Special Weight going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 9

  • #2 LEYAS CANDY (3-1) comes into the race in really good form.
  • #5 THORNE HOUSE (5-2) should improve off the first start and runs evenly and looks to get a very fair pace scenario here.
  • #7 MAGNIFICENT RIDE (4-1) is well bred for this spot.
  • #3 CRIBBAGE BOARD (8-1) could be a surprise player in this spot.

Selections: 2 – 5 – 7 – 3

Del Mar- Race 5

Post: 4:07 PM PT; $150k La Jolla H. going 1 1/16 miles on turf; Entries: 6

  • #4 SUMTER (9-5) is the top pick. He has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #5 CABO SPIRIT (5-2) shouldn't have trouble with the 1 1/16th mile distance.
  • #2 STAYINCOTAI (6-1) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. He has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #6 BRIT'S WIT (8-1) may benefit from a hot pace up front.

Selections: 4 – 5 – 2 – 6

Del Mar- Race 6

Post: 4:37 PM PT; $80k Maiden Special Weight going 5 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 10

  • #1 CANDY CARAMEL (4-1) should improve off the first start and looks best here.
  • #9 MARSANNE (20-1) is a price horse with solid early pace figures in a race that looks to lack a ton of front running speed.
  • #7 FAST AND SHINY (7-2) debuts here and could be in with a shot in this race. She goes out for the Baffert barn and gets Geroux in the irons.
  • #8 DOINITTHEHARDWAY (5-2) debuts for Bob Baffert and Juan Hernandez.

Selections: 1 – 9 – 7 – 8

Del Mar- Race 7

Post: 5:07 PM PT; $82k Allowance Optional Claiming going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 13

  • #5 WORSE READ SANCHEZ (9-2) gets the top selection and has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #4 IF ID TOLD YOU (6-1) looks to be the class of the field.
  • #3 NEXT FLIGHT (20-1) has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #8 SQUARE CAT (8-1) will likely be in the first flight of runners and should be in with a chance late.

Selections: 5 – 4 – 3 – 8

Del Mar- Race 8

Post: 5:37 PM PT; $82k Allowance Optional Claiming going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 12

  • #5 QUEEN OF THORNS (5-1) has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #2 MIDNIGHT JAMBOREE (6-1) makes sense on speed figures.
  • #6 TEDDY'S BARINO (5-2) has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip.
  • #8 TROUVILLE (12-1) is a price horse that seems to fit well enough here.

Selections: 5 – 2 – 6 – 8

Del Mar- Race 9

Post: 6:07 PM PT; $82k Allowance Optional Claiming going 5 furlongs on turf; Entries: 14

  • #1 DANCING DANA (7-2) looks best here. She projects to sit mid pack and come with one run.
  • #11 THE GREAT HAYNES (5-1) may benefit from a hot pace up front.
  • #8 D'S LOVELY SOPHIA (8-1) should be competitive in this spot going out for the Palma barn with Bravo in the irons.
  • #6 ICONIC SKY (4-1) shouldn't have trouble with the 5 furlong distance.

Selections: 1 – 11- 8 – 6

Del Mar- Race 10

Post: 6:37 PM PT; $125k California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association S. going 5 1/2 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 10

  • #2 ABSOLUTELY ZERO (8-5) gets the top selection. She has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip.
  • #10 E Z PHARIS (6-1) isn't without hope. She runs evenly and looks to get a very fair pace scenario here. This one makes sense on speed figures.
  • #1 LOV U MEAN IT (15-1) is a price horse and is probably best to put underneath on most tickets. She has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #6 CHISMOSA (12-1) goes out for the Deleon barn and gets Payeras in the saddle.

Selections: 2 – 10- 1 – 6

Del Mar- Race 11

Post: 7:06 PM PT; $44k Claiming going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 14

  • #12 OPRY (5-2) is the top pick. He has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here. This one looks to be the class of the field.
  • #14 MOODY JIM (4-1) should be competitive in this spot. He makes sense on speed figures. This one shouldn't have trouble with the 1 mile distance.
  • #7 TARTINI (7-2) may benefit from a hot pace up front.
  • #5 EAST RAND (8-1) could get the right setup in this race.

Selections: 12- 14- 7 – 5

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