Ultra Impressive Flightline Headlines Del Mar Pacific Classic

Chris Adams

Flightline has been one of the most brilliant horses in the country. He will once again showcase his talent in a small Pacific Classic field Saturday at Del Mar.

Del Mar- Race 1

Post: 1:00 PM PT; $30k Claiming going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #4 DISKO TRIBUTE (5-2) will likely be in the first flight of runners and should be in with a chance late.
  • #2 MY MAN BAGS (10-1) is a price horse who has been running against better of late.
  • #6 DRAW THE FOUL (5-1) seems to fit well enough here.
  • #5 DIVINE FEMININE (7-2) will likely have a lot to do in the lane, but could get up with a competitive run.

Selections: 4 – 2 – 6 – 5

Del Mar- Race 2

Post: 1:30 PM PT; $82k Allowance Optional Claiming going 1 1/16 miles on turf; Entries: 13

  • #13 U. S. DANGER (4-1) has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #9 BUD KNIGHT (20-1) is a price horse and seems to fit well enough here. This one presents a lot of value.
  • #3 LIL NAS (8-1) could get the right setup in this race.
  • #4 MAMBA COOL (7-2) seems to fit with this group and will likely be in with a shot.

Selections: 13- 9 – 3 – 4

Del Mar- Race 3

Post: 2:00 PM PT; $80k Maiden Special Weight going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 11

  • #1 CHEDDA CASH (3-1) has the pedigree to be a major player in this spot.
  • #9 JUST A LITTLE LUCK (5-2) makes sense on speed figures.
  • #3 CHOLLY (4-1) should improve off the first start. A little step forward off that makes this one a player.
  • #6 BIG CELEBRATION (6-1) debuts here and has to be respected going out for the combination of Mendez and Rispoli.

Selections: 1 – 9 – 3 – 6

Del Mar- Race 4

Post: 2:30 PM PT; $125k Shared Belief S. going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 5

  • #2 HIGH CONNECTION (9-5) could get the right setup in this race.
  • #3 NEWGRANGE (9-5) should get the benefit of keeping really good company recently.
  • #5 ARMAGNAC (8-5) seems to fit well enough here.
  • #1 GO JOE WON (12-1) is a price horse and has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.

Selections: 2 – 3 – 5 – 1

Del Mar- Race 5

Post: 3:05 PM PT; $80k Maiden Special Weight going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 14

  • #5 NAISMITH (8-1) makes a ton of sense on speed figures. The price is right.
  • #3 MAN AMONG MEN (7-2) should improve off the first start and goes out for the Mandella barn and gets Rispoli in the irons.
  • #12 DANCING RINCA (6-1) will be rolling late and has a good closing kick that could get the job done here.
  • #10 QUINTECENTS (4-1) has the pedigree to be a major player in this spot.

Selections: 5 – 3 – 12- 10

Del Mar- Race 6

Post: 3:40 PM PT; $80k Maiden Special Weight going 6 1/2 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 11

  • #5 MASSIMO (4-1) should improve off the first start and has the pedigree to be a major player in this spot.
  • #10 HAWKER (3-1) goes out for the second start and could likely take a big step forward here.
  • #8 PRACTICAL MOVE (5-2) has a debut that would win this race. It won’t take much improvement to get the job done here.
  • #11 GANDOLFINI (4-1) debuts here and has to be respected going out for the combination of Baffert and Hernandez.

Selections: 5 – 10- 8 – 11

Del Mar- Race 7

Post: 4:10 PM PT; $300k Del Mar Mile S. going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 10

  • #5 HONG KONG HARRY (3-1) seems to fit really well against this group.
  • #7 CATHKIN PEAK (4-1) projects to sit mid pack and come with one run.
  • #3 IRIDEO (5-1) makes sense on speed figures.
  • #6 GOLIAD (5-1) is a good bet to hit the board in this type of race.

Selections: 5 – 7 – 3 – 6

Del Mar- Race 8

Post: 4:40 PM PT; $82k Allowance Optional Claiming going 7 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 10

  • #9 EXAULTED (4-1) looks to be the class of the field.
  • #1 MR. IMPOSSIBLE (8-1) should be sitting in the second tier of runners and looking to make one well timed run at the leaders.
  • #5 REDLINE (7-2) goes out for the Sadler barn and gets Velazquez in the irons.
  • #2 SUNRISE JOURNEY (6-1) has speed figures that fit really nicely with this group.

Selections: 9 – 1 – 5 – 2

Del Mar- Race 9

Post: 5:10 PM PT; $300k Caesars Sportsbook Del Mar Derby going 1 1/8 miles on turf; Entries: 9

  • #9 BALNIKHOV (5-2) has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #7 MACKINNON (3-1) was at one time seen as one of the potential top horses in the crop. That has to count for something here.
  • #1 CABO SPIRIT (4-1) makes a lot of sense on speed figures.
  • #5 DANDY WARHOL (4-1) will likely have a lot to do in the lane, but could get up with a competitive run.

Selections: 9 – 7 – 1 – 5

Del Mar- Race 10

Post: 5:50 PM PT; $1000k TVG Pacific Classic S. going 1 1/4 miles on dirt; Entries: 6

Flightline favored in Pacific Classic
Flightline
  • #5 FLIGHTLINE (1-5) towers over this group. Stranger things have happened, but this is the horse to lean on in this spot. Everything else seems likes a bit of a reach.
  • #6 STILLETO BOY (20-1) is a price horse who likes the classic distance. This one would be a shocker but against Goliath, sometimes you need a David.
  • #4 EXPRESS TRAIN (12-1) is the kind of horse that can run a really bang up performance. It would take that and then some here but maybe he can shock the world.
  • #2 COUNTRY GRAMMER (4-1) won the Dubai World Cup and seemed to run okay on the U.S. return. It’s been a minute since then so maybe this one is back to top form.

Selections: 5 – 6 – 4 – 2

Del Mar- Race 11

Post: 6:20 PM PT; $300k Del Mar H. Presented by The Japan Racing Association going 1 3/8 miles on turf; Entries: 11

  • #9 MASTER PIECE (3-1) has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #11 HEYWOODS BEACH (8-1) goes out for the Sadler barn and gets Vazquez in the irons.
  • #10 MASTEROFFOXHOUNDS (6-1)comes into the race in really top form and could be dangerous.
  • #3 GREGDAR (5-1) will likely be in the first flight of runners and should be in with a chance late.

Selections: 9 – 11- 10- 3

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Chris Adams
Chris Adams

Chris first got introduced to horse racing in 2009 at Canterbury Park (Shakopee, MN). Along with handicapping and betting, Chris has worked as a teller at his local track and participated in ownership partnerships. He now enjoys sharing his passion with his wife and two young daughters who love going out to the track each and every summer.

Chris first got introduced to horse racing in 2009 at Canterbury Park (Shakopee, MN). Along with handicapping and betting, Chris has worked as a teller at his local track and participated in ownership partnerships. He now enjoys sharing his passion with his wife and two young daughters who love going out to the track each and every summer.