Del Mar Saturday: Private Mission, Shedaresthedevil Square Off

Chris Adams

Shedaresthedevil and Private Mission will throw down in a heavyweight showdown. The two horses will run in the Clement Hirsch from Del Mar.

Del Mar- Race 1

Post: 2:00 PM PT; $36k Maiden Claiming going 6 1/2 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 10

  • #7 STILL ON THE BOOKS (7-2) has the pedigree to be a major player in this spot.
  • #6 MEMES (4-1) should be part of the early pace in this spot. He is well bred for this spot.
  • #4 MULTI PLATINUM (3-1) should improve off the first start and goes out for the combination of Baffert and Hernandez.
  • #5 RAISEDAROOFCHARLIE (12-1) is a price horse and has solid early pace figures and could look to try and wire the field.

Selections: 7 – 6 – 4 – 5

Del Mar- Race 2

Post: 2:33 PM PT; $51k Claiming going 5 furlongs on turf; Entries: 11

  • #9 CHAOS THEORY (3-1) seems to fit well enough here. He comes into the race in really good form.
  • #11 COTOPAXI (6-1) shouldn't have trouble with the 5 furlong distance. He may benefit from a hot pace up front.
  • #10 SEE THROUGH IT (4-1) has races good enough to beat this group. He looks to be the class of the field.
  • #3 JAMMING EDDY (15-1) is a price horse and has to be respected going out for the combination of Howey and Frey.

Selections: 9 – 11- 10- 3

Del Mar- Race 3

Post: 3:04 PM PT; $82k Allowance Optional Claiming going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #8 SMITTEN BY KITTEN (9-5) shouldn't have trouble with the 6 furlong distance. She seems to fit well enough here.
  • #3 TAMING THE TIGRESS (7-2) has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here. She has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #2 ANNIE GRAHAM (8-1) could be a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end.
  • #7 ALTHEA GIBSON (4-1) seems to fit well enough here on class numbers.

Selections: 8 – 3 – 2 – 7

Del Mar- Race 4

Post: 3:34 PM PT; $44k Claiming going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 14

  • #8 KUORA (5-2) should be sitting in the second tier of runners and looking to make one well timed run at the leaders.
  • #9 ABOVE ALL NAMES (5-1) is a good bet to hit the board in this type of race.
  • #13 BESTRELLA (6-1) makes sense on speed figures.
  • #6 MERCY MERCY (15-1) is a price horse and may benefit from a hot pace up front.

Selections: 8 – 9 – 13- 6

Del Mar- Race 5

Post: 4:04 PM PT; $80k Maiden Special Weight going 5 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 12

  • #3 MISTER ICEMAN (3-1) should improve off the first start and has really consistent pace figures which should work well in a moderately paced race. has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #7 EAKLY (6-1) should be better 2nd time out. has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #6 CARMEL ROAD (5-2) debuts here and has to be respected going out for the combination of Baffert and Hernandez. He
  • #8 HAWKER (8-1) debuts here and is well bred for this spot.

Selections: 3 – 7 – 6 – 8

Del Mar- Race 6

Post: 4:34 PM PT; $80k Maiden Special Weight going 5 furlongs on turf; Entries: 14

  • #13 MAGIC GAME (6-1) looks to be the class of the field and is well bred for this spot.
  • #5 MARGOT'S GIRL (8-1) comes into the race in really good form.
  • #10 AIRKITA (4-1) should improve off the first start and gets Rispoli in the saddle on turf.
  • #11 SMILING MOLLY (8-1) should be part of the early pace in this spot. She has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.

Selections: 13- 5 – 10- 11

Del Mar- Race 7

Post: 5:04 PM PT; $30k Claiming going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 11

  • #8 CARNIVORE (8-5) has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #7 EGOMANIA (12-1) is a price horse and may benefit from a hot pace up front. This one seems to fit well enough here.
  • #3 PRIMER DIMER (5-1) has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #6 ECONOMICAL (6-1) makes sense on speed figures.

Selections: 8 – 7 – 3 – 6

Del Mar- Race 8

Post: 5:34 PM PT; $43k Starter Allowance going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 14

  • #4 DEISE DELIGHT (3-1) has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip. This one could be the class of the field.
  • #5 SWEET AND CHEEKY (4-1) makes sense on speed figures and should like the distance.
  • #6 STREET SHADOW (6-1) goes out for the Lucarelli barn and gets Maldonado in the irons.
  • #7 ROCK THE BOURBON (8-1) will likely have a lot to do in the lane, but could get up with a competitive run.

Selections: 4 – 5 – 6 – 7

Del Mar- Race 9

Post: 6:04 PM PT; $400k Clement L. Hirsch S. going 1 1/16 miles on dirt; Entries: 7

Private Mission wins at Del Mar
Private Mission | Photo Credit Benoit Photo
  • #4 PRIVATE MISSION (5-2) has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here. I like this one with the home field advantage.
  • #5 SHEDARESTHEDEVIL (8-5) shouldn't have trouble with the 1 1/16 mile distance. She is a proven talent.
  • #3 DESERT DAWN (5-1) seems to be getting better quickly since bursting onto the scene.
  • #7 BLUE STRIPE (4-1) projects to sit mid pack and come with one run.

Selections: 4 – 5 – 3 – 7

Del Mar- Race 10

Post: 6:34 PM PT; $150k California Dreamin' S. going 1 1/16 miles on turf; Entries: 13

  • #2 CARMELITA'S MAN (5-1) seems to fit well enough here and has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #7 JIMMY BLUE JEANS (5-1) makes sense based on recent class.
  • #5 FREEPORT JOE (10-1) is a price horse and has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #8 NONE ABOVE THE LAW (4-1) has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.

Selections: 2 – 7 – 5 – 8

Del Mar- Race 11

Post: 7:04 PM PT; $42k Maiden Claiming going 5 1/2 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 14

  • #7 DUTCH BUS (7-2) has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip.
  • #13 CRIBBAGE BOARD (5-1) should be part of the early pace in this spot. could be a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end.
  • #11 CAROL'S COMIC (12-1) is a price horse and makes sense on speed figures. shouldn't have trouble with the 5 1/2 furlong distance.
  • #3 ALWAYS LITT (4-1) has to be respected going out for the combination of Wright and Hernandez.

Selections: 7 – 13- 11- 3

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